CHARGER CHRONICLES

February 26, 2021

“Look upon yourself as a tree planted beside the water, which bears its fruit in due season; the more it is shaken by the wind, the deeper it strikes its roots into the ground.” -- Margaret Mary Alacoque

Please pray for the families and friends of our SMM community who have asked for our prayers. If you would like us to pray for a loved one, please send Coach Gay an email: gknock@saintmm.org.


For all service men and women; first responders; police; firefighters; health care workers; and everyone who is keeping us safe, protected, and fed during the COVID 19 crisis.


Simone Boell, Dale McCloskey, Ryan Ware, Lorraine Olmo, Jessica Bodron, Krista Soileau, Nicholas Eirich, Carla Hurlburt, Cheryl Walters Swanson, Juan Peralta, Nicole Forrest, Courtney Palulio, Lisa Ferrer, Mrs. Peterson's Mom, Richard Michell, Patsy Meyers, Dana Cline, Mary Grace Dragon, Robert Carroll, and Kathy O'Hanlon.


For the intentions of the parishioners of St. Luke, St. Genevieve, St. John of the Cross, St. Peter and Paul, and Sacred Heart parishes.


For all those sick and suffering from the Coronavirus, may they recover quickly and completely.

Please Pray for Our Priests

In addition to our requests for prayers for our SMM families and community, we request that you pray for individual priests in our Archdiocese. Our priests need our prayers as much as we need theirs. These priests are celebrating their birthdays this upcoming week. What a great birthday present to have so many people praying for them.


Rev. Charles J. Caluda; Rev. Anthony Odiong; Rev. Kenneth Allen; Very Rev. Charles J. Benoit, O.S.B., V.F.; Rev. Timothy Burnett, O.S.B.


Here is a brief prayer that you may want to use:

Eternal Father, we lift up to you these and all the priests of the world. Sanctify them. Heal and guide them. Mold them into the likeness and holiness of your Son, Jesus, the Eternal High Priest. May their lives be pleasing tp you. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen

CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH

In honor of the year of St. Joseph, you may consider consecrating yourself to our Spiritual Father. You will need to purchase Fr. Calloway’s book “Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father" by Fr. Donald Calloway. Drawing upon the long tradition of devotion to St. Joseph, Fr. Calloway invites us to consecrate ourselves to the heroically pure and just St. Joseph. The consecration begins on February 15th and ends on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19th. Our Come Lord Jesus prayer group will meet each week on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am beginning on February 17th to reflect on what has been read and prayed. However, the consecration can be done without attending this group. If you have any questions, you can contact Fr. Dan at ddarmanin@saintmm.org.

SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS

St. Margaret Mary School has been chosen as the Best Private Elementary School in East St. Tammany Parish by readers of Edge Magazine for the third year in a row. Thank you to our friends in the community who voted for our awesome school.


We were presented with a beautiful plaque which is being held in the photo by Annie Schneidau, Student Council President, and Shelby Fischer, NJHS President.

PTO MOTHER/DAUGHTER EVENT UPDATE

The PTO Mother/Daughter Event was scheduled initially for Friday, March 5. Due to SMM Parish events going on concurrently, the PTO chairs have rescheduled the event to Saturday, March 13. There are no other events scheduled on this date. They felt that holding the event on March 13 would allow more families to participate and do so in a safe manner.


Be on the lookout for more info coming via email. Thank you for your understanding.

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Agenda for the 7th Grade Day of Reflection

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They Say It's You Birthday ... Happy Birthday To You!

Since we still have to socially distance in 2021 and maintain our static groups, we will recognize birthdays by homerooms in grades K through 2. Grades 3 through 7 are done by grade level. We will continue to socially distance static groups when they come to the WSMM studio. Students will be expected to wear their masks the entire time. Every month, we will work through the cycle. Here is the schedule for March:


Kindergarten Students Thursday, March 4

1st Grade Students Monday, March 8

2nd Grade Students Tuesday, March 9

3rd Grade Students Thursday, March 11

4th Grade Students Monday, March 15

5th Grade Students Tuesday, March 16

6th Grade Students Wednesday, March 17

7th Grade Students Thursday, March 18


SINCE PARENTS ARE STILL NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS, YOU MAY VIEW THE WSMM MORNING SHOW LIVE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS AT 8:10 AM. WSMM WILL BE POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AFTERWARDS AT SAINT MARGARET MARY SCHOOL @ SLIDELL

Spotlight on Former SMM Students

Congratulations to the entire PJP boys soccer team for being the first PJP boys team to win the State Soccer Tournament! Our SMM Alum were well represented on the team (below).


Top Row L to R: Jacob Mire, Miquel Silva, Christian Mire, Henley Oertling, and Shawn Riviere

Bottom Row L to R: Nick Barone, Joe Estopinal (All-state Soccer Academic Team), and Lincoln Oertling (MVP for State Playoff Tournament). Missing from Picture: Henry Dutreix

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TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Please be advised that the FACTS Grant and Aid Application is now available for the 2021-22 school year. FACTS Management is a third-party company to assist us in the screening of tuition assistance requests and to aid us in determining financial need.


If your family is in need of assistance, you many submit an application via FACTS from now until March 31st. You can access the link through Family Portal (RenWeb). After logging in, click on the Family button on the left menu. Click the Financial Aid button.


Please be advised that completing a Grant & Aid application does not guarantee financial assistance.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SMM SPRING PICTURE DATE

The new date for Middle School Spring Pictures:
5th grade thru 7th grade spring pictures will now be taken on Thursday, March 18th.

Spring Picture Day is a "free dress" day. Please remember that no make-up, sandals, boots, spaghetti straps, tank tops, or special jewelry are allowed. Please refer to the parent/student handbook to become familiar with acceptable dress and shoes on free dress days. Thank you for your cooperation.


NEW INFO: Parents CAN pre-order spring pictures if they choose, so order forms will be sent home on Friday. If you pre-order, your picture package will arrive within a couple of weeks. Your child(ren) must bring the pre-order package with him/her on picture day, otherwise, a picture proof will be sent home and you may order a package at that time.


NOTE: There is no make up day for spring pictures!

ORDER YOUR 2020-2021 YEARBOOK NOW!

IT'S GOING TO BE A DOOZEY!

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Please view below a virtual book fair tour

Scholastic Book Fairs - Virtual Fair Tour
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DOES YOUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT NEED SERVICE HOURS?

They may want to consider working the SMM Men's Club Lenten Fish Fry a few Friday nights in Lent. The Men's Club only needs 10 people, so sign up soon. First Come-First Served.


We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:


1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/pdWvdtY

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.


Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me (Coach Gay @ (985) 643-4612) and I can sign you up manually.

IMPORTANT - COVID QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS

It is important that all parents are aware of and follow these guidelines when encountering a positive COVID situation. Please click on the link below for the guidelines:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EWCCMxm578nIZjzTGozoT168N9dGCC_F1VL_rdWCobo/edit?usp=sharing


If a student or teacher tests positive OR comes in direct contact with a positive COVID person, please call Coach Gay Knock immediately at school (985) 643-4612 or cell (985) 290-2743 or by email

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Feed Your Soul with Prayer this Lent!


Nothing will transform your life so completely, absolutely, and forever like really learning how to pray.


Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God.


If you choose to throw yourself into this experience, we promise you that you will be surprised by what God can do in your life with just an email, a short video and an open heart. So this year, don’t just sign up for BEST LENT EVER, have your best lent ever!

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Cafeteria Menus March 1 - 5, 2021

Monday, March 1

HOT: Salisbury Steak; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Southern Butter Roll; Glazed Carrots; Fresh Fruit; Chilled Applesauce; Milk

SANDWICH: Cheese Pizza; Glazed Carrots; Fresh Fruit; Chilled Applesauce; Milk


Tuesday, March 2

TACO TUESDAY: Crispy Beef Taco; Shredded Cheese; Shredded Lettuce & Chopped Tomatoes; Golden Corn; Fresh Fruit; Chilled Pears; Cinnamon Stick; Milk


Wednesday, March 3

Brunch for Lunch: Chicken and Waffles; Tater Tots; Grits; Chilled Strawberries; Milk


Thursday, March 4

HOT: Chicken Smackers; White Beans & Rice; Chilled Mandarin Oranges; Milk

SANDWICH: Hamburger on Bun; Baked Beans; Chilled Mandarin Oranges; Milk


Friday, March 5

HOT: Fish Treasures; Mac n' Cheese; Broccoli with Cheese; Chilled Peaches; Garlic Roll; Brownie; Milk

SANDWICH: Mozzarella with Marinara; Broccoli with Cheese; Chilled Peaches; Garlic Roll; Brownie; Milk

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Mon, Mar 1

Students of the Month Grades K,1,2 on WSMM 8:10 am

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Tues, Mar 2

Pre K-4, K & 1st Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

Students of the Month Grads 3, 4, 5 on WSMM 8:10 am

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Wed, Mar 3

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

Students of the Month Grads 6 & 7 on WSMM 8:10 am

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Thurs, Mar 4

Kindergarten Students with March Birthdays on WSMM 8:10 am

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Fri, Mar 5

5th, 6th & 7th Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

7th Graders Measured for Gowns

Men's Club Fish Fry 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Cornerstone Jr High Youth Group 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Sat, Mar 6

Tentative PTO Mother/Son Event


Mon, Mar 8

1st Grade Students with March Birthdays on WSMM 8:10 am

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Tues, Mar 9

2nd Grade Students with March Birthdays on WSMM 8:10 am

Pre K-4, K & 1st Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

6th & 7th Grade Exams Eng/Rel

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Wed, Mar 10

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

6th & 7th Grade Exams Math/Soc Studies

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Thurs, Mar 11

Spirit Day/ Papa John's Pizza Night

3rd Grade Students with March Birthdays on WSMM 8:10 am

6th & 7th Grade Exams Sci/Rdg

Play Rehearsal 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym


Fri, Mar 12

5th, 6th & 7th Graders Attend Mass 8:30 am

Tentative 7th Grade Retreat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Men's Club Fish Fry 5:00 - 8:00 pm


Sat, Mar 13

PTO Mother/Daughter Event time TBD

SMM SCHOOL YEAR AT A GLANCE

ENTOMOLOGY HUMOR

What do you call an ant who fights crime?


A Vigil-anty.

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