SMM PARENT NEWSLETTER

May 10, 2020

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO OUR SMM MOMS AND GRANDMAS

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, Brad Binder, Sister Donna Baker, Marion Ciulla, Cherie Stockton, Kathleen Craig, Kaleb Manuel, Gerald Doucet, Mike Reams, Dale Davis, Lorraine Olmo, Zachary Cresson, Keith Baumgarter, Leslie Bouvier, Kasey Hart, Patsy Meyers, Joshua Smith, Dave Bonnar, John Campbell, Dale McCloskey, Joe Burford, Lynda Donaldson, Nicole Griffith, Randy Cordes, Jake Blalock, Avery Young (recovering from an emergency appendectomy), Joe Morehouse, and Ruby Slayton.


For the repose of the souls of Kevin Keifer, Jr. and Dorpthy Huffman; for their families and friends; and for all those who mourn their loss.


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

IMPORTANT FOR 5TH GRADE STUDENTS

Dear 5th Grade Parents:

Good afternoon! One of the requirements for all students in 5th grade is to take an Honors Placement Test before the end of the year. This test - along with standardized test scores, report cards, etc. - is used to determine student placement for 6th grade. As such, please schedule a time next week (Monday, Wednesday, or Friday) when your child can come in and take the ELA and Math Placement Tests. Tests will be taken in the school library, and students will be spaced apart at separate tables. The test may take up to an hour and 40 minutes (but students can obviously finish early).


Here is the link to sign up for a scheduled time: https://signup.com/go/DJPWxAk


Thank you for your assistance in the matter, God bless, and have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely, In Christ, Scott Osborn, M.Ed.

P.S.: Please have your child wear a mask, if possible.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SMM?

We are so glad you asked.


Our fabulous teachers are continuing to provide lessons from home. Please encourage your children to do their best work during the final days of school. Please remember to schedule your family end of school year pick up day and time. Here is the link: https://signup.com/go/bcZrOYL


Congratulations to our PreK, Kindergarten and 7th grade students on their promotions to the next grade. We are working on arrangements for our 7th grade and Kindergarten promotions and PreK-4 closing ceremony. Please stay tuned for details. We will not have a PreK-3 closing ceremony this year.


We are accepting registrations for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Please share this with your families and friends. In fact, we are offering private, socially safe distancing tours to prospective parents. Please have any one who interested call the school office. We forward our school phone to Miss Susan when we are not at school. Thank you, Susan!


Please check out our new "Saint Margaret Mary Early Childhood Programs" Facebook page and invite your friends to like it.


Our cleaning crew is busy cleaning and sanitizing the entire campus. Our maintenance staff is sprucing up the campus and we have a construction crew making needed repairs on the overhangs by the 1st and 2nd grade classrooms.


We miss our students and families and pray for you daily.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - WE ARE PROUD OF YOU

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR PICK UP DATES

We will have an end of the school year pick-up from Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22. The pick-ups will be done by families, not classes, to make it easier for parents. The time slots will be for a full 30 minutes and only 10 families at a time may be on campus. This should allow parents and their children ample time and space to visit all the classrooms and say bye for the summer while maintaining safe social distancing.


Please keep in mind that if the Grab n' Go lunches are still occurring, the back entrance by El Paso may be in use.


Here is the link to sign-up: https://signup.com/go/bcZrOYL


We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

COULD YOU USE A MATH TUTOR RIGHT ABOUT NOW?

SMM parent, Kendra Wadleigh, is available for Math tutoring via Facetime for grades 7 through 10 (Geometry). Kendra has a teaching background in Math.


If interested, you may contact her by phone at (985) 502-1532 or by email at kendraww@charter.net.

Yearbook Update

Our Yearbook may look a little different from previous years, but it will still be full of wonderful pictures of your children. We will offer an opportunity for you to purchase a congratulatory ad or a business ad at a small cost. This information will be sent to you this coming week. Please look for it in an email.


Since copies are limited and school schedules continue to change, we ask that you please order your year- book online as soon as possible. Jostens offers a payment plan at checkout for your purchase if you would like to use that option

http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A03182270

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I WANT TO GO TO MASS

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I WANT TO GO TO MASS HOTLINE

Call 985-201-5504 between 9:00 AM and 1 PM Wednesday, Thursday or Friday


DON’T FORGET TO SIGN UP TO BE IN THAT NUMBER (10)!

You do not have a Sunday obligation to attend Mass, but you may have the special privilege

to sign up for one of the Masses during the week.


Spaces are limited to a maximum of TEN.



There will be an OUTDOOR Mass on SUNDAY, MAY 17 at 10:15 AM in front of the school drop off/pick up site (car line breezeway) and faculty parking lot. We will take names for seventy five 12 X 12 foot spaces as we are preparing for safe social distancing. Please call Marianne ASA - MONDAY thru FRIDAY between 12 Noon and 5:00 PM at the PSR office number 985-649-3055 so we can plan for your participation.

SECOND LINE FOR JESUS

A WEEKDAY SECOND LINE FOR JESUS ANY DAY OF THE WEEK

We invite you to have a “Come to Jesus” experience after either of our morning weekday Masses-6:30am (usually live streamed) or after the 6:30 PM weekday Mass.


Weekday Masses usually last about 30 minutes, so get ready to form that Second Line for Jesus either at 7:00 AM or 7:00 PM.


Beginning near the front main doors of church:

For about 15 minutes following 6:30 AM weekday morning Mass and following the 6:30 PM evening Mass, the priest will move to the main front door with a ciborium and will begin a Communion Station for those who prepare and plan to come receive Holy Communion:


1. Dress Properly

2. Wear a mask

3. Keep a six feet distance

4. Prepare for receiving Holy Communion by saying an Our Father

5. Maintain reverent silence before and after receiving Holy Communion

6. Go in the main church and say a short prayer of Thanksgiving (the church doors will remain open until the line ends)

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MONDAY, MAY 18 - FRIDAY, MAY 22

End of Year Pick Up


2019-2020 SMM SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

Our students and families are in our prayers. We miss you & love you. And, May God Bless America.

EASY BREEZY HUMOR

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