CHARGER CHRONICLES

June 21, 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; and health care workers.


Simone Boell, Dale McCloskey, Ryan Ware, Lorraine Olmo, Jessica Bodron, Nicholas Eirich, Kaleb Manuel, Nicole Forrest, Lisa Ferrer, Mrs. Peterson's Mom, Richard Michell, Patsy Meyers, Roger Bacon, Michelle Cottam, Michael Buckley, Melissa Dragon, Barbara Koch, Ron Meyers, Kristen Knock, Katie Chabreck, Holly Marshall, and Cheryl Walters Johnston.


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


Short Prayer for Protection During Hurricane Season
Our Father in Heaven,
through the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor,
spare us during this hurricane season
from all harm.
Protect us and our homes
from all disasters of nature.
Our Lady of Prompt Succor,
hasten to help us.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

SMM CLASS OF 2021

St. Margaret Mary School held its 7th Grade Promotion Mass and Awards Ceremony in May. We are incredibly proud of our students of the Class of 2021. We congratulate them and wish them luck on the next leg of their education journey.


Some of our students received distinguished awards and they are shown below.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IS BACK!

Students in Grades Kindergarten through 5th are invited to attend. Please see the flyer below for registration information.
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Our PreK-3 Program is Expanding and We are Need of a Part Time Teacher

SMM is looking for a part time PreK-3 teacher to work Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you know someone who is interested, please have the person submit a resume to Mr. Collins at ccollins@saintmm.org.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MRS. GALLO, Librarian

To all students leaving SMM, your SMM google account will be closed after July 15th and you will no longer be able to access the account. If there are any documents you want in your google drive, you will have to open a personal google account and transfer the information over. If you need any help, please contact Ms. Gallo at sgallo@saintmm.org for assistance.

HELP WANTED FOR AFTERCARE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Saint Margaret Mary Aftercare is now accepting job applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicants must be 16 years of age and must be able to drive themselves to work. If interested, please fill out an application at the following link. https://forms.gle/zHmAAgdSL7v3Bf2v8 or contact Ms. Gallo at sgallo@saintmm.org

Immunization Requirements for School Entry and for Students Turning 11 Years of Age or entering 6th grade

Parents please be aware that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals requires that students have a current immunization record or a letter of dissent from the parent/guardian on file for any child entering school. In addition, students who turn 11 years of age or those entering the 6th grade must receive an immunization against meningococcal disease before school begins. Please check with your health care provider to take care of these important immunization requirements before school starts.

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SURVEY FROM THE DEPT OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION AND FAITH FORMATION

The Department of Catholic Education and Faith Formation is working with the National Catholic Education Association to develop a strategic plan so that they may thoughtfully and efficiently plan for the future. As part of the process, you are asked to complete a survey. Please find the link below. Your input is very important.

https://nationalcatholicedu.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hCBauzL8lbUZhA


Martha M. Mundine

Deputy Superintendent

of Catholic Schools


7887 Walmsley Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70125

P:504-861-6221 C:985-789-5293

Something Fun & Educational for the Kids to Research Over Sunmmer

Did you know that there was a National Marine Sanctuary near Louisiana and Texas? One hundred miles off the Texas and Louisiana coasts is the only sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. Located near the EPA Region 6 states is the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. This marine sanctuary is home to an ecosystem created by water from 31 states and Canada and flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.


Its deep water habitat includes salt domes, which are underwater mountains, and the reef-building corals that live on top of those formations. Those who visit for sportfishing and diving can see coral heads bigger than cars and a bounty of wildlife including whales, sea turtles, mollusks, crustaceans, birds, rays, and hundreds of species of fish. Below the coral cap in deeper water are additional species including gorgonians and black corals.


While the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary offers outstanding recreation, its distant location makes it a major center for research and conservation activities, many of which are supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine Sanctuaries. You can learn more at https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/.

CORNERSTONE JR. HGH YOUTH GROUP JUNE CALENDAR

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Order the 2020-2021 SMM Yearbook Now

Order online at www.jostens.com/YearbookPlease


Would you like to recognize your children for their success in school this year? Place a congratulatory ad for his/her promotion? Would you like to advertise your business in a place where over 500 parents can see it?


It’s easy to create a recognition ad. Just send us a copy of your favorite photo and compose your message. While you’re thinking of what your ad will look like, also think about the size of the ad space. Select a horizontal or vertical format in a variety of sizes and costs. Take a look at the examples in our brochure. You can do the same thing for a business ad.


Please click on this link for information about placing ads our yearbook this year. https://yearbookavenue.jostens.com/sell/ad/offers.html


You design your own ad, but it must be in good taste and appropriate for a Catholic elementary school. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Gay in the school office.

PJP Summer Sports Camps Info

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Pilgrin Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

The Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima is coming to our archdiocese. A good schedule has been set. From July 10 to July 25, New Orleans will be graced with a visit from the famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima that travels the world. She was seen by Sr. Lucia, and then blessed by the Bishop of Fatima in 1947. She was commissioned as a Pilgrim Statue to travel the world!


Phillip Bellini asked Archbishop Aymond if we could bring Her down for this special year and he gave his heartfelt approval. She will be in Slidell on July 14 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.


The schedule for the day at each parish will be published soon.

Please come! Bring your family and friends.


This is the national website: Fatimatourforpeace.com/the-statue and watch the special video. These parishes will be on the national website in a day or two.

God love and keep you safe this summer!


Barbara J. McAtee

Associate Director of Parish Schools of Religion

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.


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

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Every page of every issue of the Clarion Herald is available through its e-edition at http://clarionherald-la.newsmemory.com.
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GREAT NEWS!


Ellen Gauthreaux, Executive Director, is excited to advise you that the USDA has extended waivers allowing SFNS to serve free meals through the 2021-2022 school year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. Thanks!


For Non-Returning Students: Please see the link to the form for Request for Refunds.

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Mon, June 21 - Fri, June 25

Second Week of STEAM Camp


Mon, June 21 - Monday, July 5

School Office Closed for Summer Break


Mon, July 5 - Fri, July 9

Vacation Bible School


Tues, July 6 - Fri, July 30

School Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00 - 1:00 pm

Closed Mondays & Fridays

SMM SCHOOL YEAR AT A GLANCE - 2020/2021 & 2021/2022

SUMMERTIME HUMOR

What do ghosts like to eat in the summer?

I Scream.

Where do sheep go on vacation?

The Baaa-hamas.

And where do sharks go on vacation?

Finland!

Why did the robot go on vacation?

He needed to recharge his batteries.

PARENTS, DON'T FOGET TO LOGIN TO SMILE.AMAZON.COM WHEN BUYING ONLINE. A PART OF YOUR PURCHASE GOES TOWARDS SMM. WE ARE LISTED AS "ST. MARGARET MARY SCHOOL" IN SLIDWELL, LA. (OUR ORIGINAL INFO WAS INACCURATELY ENTERED, THUS THE MISSPELLING OF SLIDELL)


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