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Return to school – November 30

As we plan our return from Thanksgiving break, tomorrow, we need to work together as one community. We are asking families to consider remaining in remote learning for the ten days following Thanksgiving Break (November 30 – December 9) if your family traveled or attended family get-togethers with people outside your own home or immediate…

Panther Press – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our St. Margaret Mary Families!  We hope you have a safe and healthy break. If you will be transitioning to remote learning for the 10 days after the break, please let Mrs. O’Hearn know by Friday, November 27, 2020. We are encouraging families that traveled or had family gatherings over the…

November 30 Return – Important

Dear St. Margaret Mary Families, Again, I want to thank you for all your trust and support through this challenging time of COVID and education. Since late August, we’ve been in school, and for that, we are all truly grateful for your confidence in our ability to educate your children. Thank you for your smooth…

Principal Notes: October 9, 2020

Dear St. Margaret Mary Families, Again, thank you for your quick transition from in-person to remote learning with little notice. The students and teachers did a wonderful job on Monday. The McHenry County Health Department was very pleased with our response to COVID-19 in our school and commended all our efforts to keep our students,…

COVID Update

Dear St. Margaret Mary Families, First, thank you for making the transition to remote learning at such short notice today. It was great to see so many of our students logged in for Morning Announcements. As you were notified last night, a staff member at St. Margaret Mary tested positive for COVID19 over the weekend….

Picture Day – will be rescheduled

Dear Families, We will NOT have have school pictures taken on Tuesday, October 5 or Wednesday, October 6.  We will update you in the near future with the new dates for pictures.  Anyone who did place an order for pictures, that order will be honored for the rescheduled picture dates. God Bless, Cyndi Mobeck Office…

Remote Learning Day – TOMORROW 10/5/20

Dear St. Margaret Mary Families, This letter is to inform you that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. In an abundance of caution, we will be remote learning tomorrow, Monday, October 5 until we can contact the McHenry County Health Department and the Diocesan Catholic Education Office for further direction. Preschool…

Principal Notes – October 2, 2020

Welcome to October! You can really feel the weather changing and the mornings are cool and crisp. Things to Know: Student Council: Student Council has formally requested that uniform shorts not be limited to particular months during the school year. The proposal was officially voted on by the council and sent to the principal’s office…

Spirit Wear Guidelines

Tomorrow is our first Spirit Wear Day for all students and staff members.  Please see the guidelines below for STMM spirit wear days. Spirit wear is a type of alternate uniform offered to students on certain days which allows the students to express and cultivate a sense of pride in our school community. For this…

Principal Notes – September 21, 2020

Welcome to Fall! You can really feel that fall is in the air! All of our families are doing a wonderful job following all the new rules and regulations. We cannot thank you enough for your understanding of these rules and guidelines. Because of you, we have had a successful start of the year, we…

Principal Notes – September 11, 2020

Today we remember the tragic events of September 11. We turn to God for comfort and hope: God of love we place in your loving arms the thousands of innocent lives that were lost on that unforgettable morning of September 11, 2001. We also remember the courage of the countless men and women who put…

Teaching Safety: Empowering God’s Children Program

Dear St. Margaret Mary Parents, St. Margaret Mary teachers will present the program, Teaching Safety: Empowering God’s Children to our students beginning the week of August 31, 2020. This program is provided to us by the Diocese of Rockford and is part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for…

Principal Notes – First Week of School in the Books!

Way to go Panthers, week one is in the books! We made it through our first week of school and it was a great success.  Thank you to all our families for making the adjustments during our transition back.  We know that changing a routine can be hard, but you all did a great job…

First Day of School Reminders and School Updates

Hey Panthers! It was so good to see all our students and families this week. We are even more excited to welcome you back for the first day of school. Our doors open daily at 8:40 a.m. until 8:55 a.m. Below are just a few reminders about the first day of school and some of…

First Day of School Q&A

We are in the final countdown for the first day of school! The teachers and I are excited to welcome you all back tomorrow and Thursday for Meet the Teacher/Supply Drop-off. As a reminder, all parents and students will need to wear a mask and have their temperature taken when entering the west doors. There…

Meet the Teacher & Supply Drop-off

The sign-up for our Meet the Teachers and Supply Drop-off is now available on School Speak. This is a great opportunity to come into school and meet your child’s teacher for the 2020 – 2021 school year. Families whose last name is A – M can sign up for Wednesday, August 12 from 9:00 –…

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School: Return to the Classroom

Dear St. Margaret Mary Families, The St. Margaret Mary Catholic School: Return to the Classroom plan has been created to aid in navigating the reestablishment of in-person education where employees, students, and families can feel safe and reduce the impact of COVID-19 conditions upon returning to school. This plan is designed to maximize both safety…

School Update 7/31/20

It is hard to believe that in just 17 days we will be welcoming students back into the building for a new school year.  The teachers, office staff, the maintenance team, and I have been preparing for the return of all our students.  Early next week families will be sent the completed St. Margaret Mary…

STMM School Update

St. Margaret Mary is dedicated to keeping our school community safe and healthy, and we understand that there is much uncertainty about how the pandemic might affect education in the coming months. St. Margaret Mary has developed a plan, with guidance from the Diocese of Rockford, to safely re-open our school for the 2020-21 school…

Letter from the Office of Catholic Schools

Dear Parents, Please see the attached letter from the office of Catholic Schools. In Faith, Brenna O’Hearn Principal – STMM Parent Letter regarding School Reopening Plan