CHARGER CHRONICLES

May 28, 2021 - Have a Great Summer

“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, Cheryl Swanson, 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 Mrs. Riviere.


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

SMM Art Students Celebrate the Year of the Eucharist & St. Joseph

In support of Archbishop Aymond's Year of the Eucharist and St. Joseph Art Contest, SMM students created works of art that expressed their love and appreciation for both the Eucharist and St. Joseph. SMM was well represented with many beautiful pieces sent in for the first round of judging. Congratulations to Ashley Tohme', Paisley Roberts, and Brook Crochet for their second round selection.
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WELCOME NEW TEACHERS

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Denise Sanchez as our new counselor beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. She comes with a wealth of knowledge in counseling, teaching, and intervention experience.


Please join me in welcoming a familiar face to our staff, Mrs. Amy Enright. Mrs. Enright will assume the role of Campus Minister for the school working with the Church, Youth Ministry Office, and Religion Classes.

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.

Follow-Up on Emma Dorion & the ROR Book Drive

Emma delivered the books donated by SMM students and families to the Daughters of Charity De Paul Clinic on Reed Blvd in NOLA this past week. She was presented with a certificate of Achievement by Sister Bonnie and Ms. Liz A. Teague. The clinic was was very grateful to receive the donations and will be dividing them amongst their 10 clinics to support the ROR Program.

Emma was excited to fill their bookshelves and would like to encourage everyone with gently used books to consider donating them to the program anytime.


Emma, we are so proud of you.

Online Supply Packets Now Available

EPI Supply Packs are now available for online purchasing. You are not obligated to use EPI. If you do, you must order by June 13. The supply packs will be delivered directly to your homes by the end of July . Please note: the supply packs do not necessarily contain all the items on the grade level supply lists. Some things you must purchase separately. Please see the attachment below for the EPI supply lists. Also attached below is the complete SMM list of required supplies for grades PreK-3 through 7.

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STEAM CAMP IS A GO!!!

We have enough campers registered to have STEAM Camp. BUT, the last day to register is Friday, May 28th. It is also the last day to order a Camp T-Shirt in order to have one for camp.


We have extended the age for STEAM Campers to include those entering 7th grade. So, current sixth graders going into 7th grade may attend STEAM Camp this summer.


Please save the date. Please go to our website www.saintmm.org to register
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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.

SUMMERTIME FUN AT THE ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARIES

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PJP Summer Sports Camps Info

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'ROE V. WADE' MOVIE SCREENING at SMM CHURCH on MONDAY, JUNE 7

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A Message from Fr. Ed






Dear Parents,

While this school year ends this week we will continue ‘opening up’ to full participation at Sunday Masses in all Catholic parishes. For the first weekend of June (June 4-5-6) Archbishop Aymond calls on all Catholics to return to the celebration of Sunday Mass. This obligation for Catholics is meant to also emphasize the privilege of gathering again as God’s people for the Mass

where we celebrate ‘in person’ the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

On Friday, June 4, 7:30 PM we will have a Holy Hour to begin the month of June, the month of the Sacred Heart.

June 5-6 we will celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. (see your church bulletin for Saturday vigil and Sunday Mass times)

Looking forward to seeing you at Mass throughout the weekends of summer!

God bless you as the first and best of teachers in the ways of Faith!

Father Ed

Pastor

St. Margaret Mary Church Mass schedule:

SAT 4:00 pm 6:00 pm (Spanish)

SUN 8:30, 10:!5.12 Noon, and 5 PM

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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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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, May 31 - Mon, June 7

School Office Closed


Fri, June 4 & Sat, June 5

Dance Team Camp 9:00 am - 3:00 pm School Gym


Mon, June 7 - Fri, June 11

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Level 2, Part 3 training 9:30am - 3:30 pm


Mon, June 7

Roe v. Wade Movie Screening 7:15 pm SMM Church


Tues, June 8 - Thurs, June 10

School Office Hours 9:00 am - 1:00pm

Closed Mondays & Fridays


Mon, June 14 - Fri, June 18

First Week of STEAM Camp


Tues, June 15 - Thurs, June 17

School Office Hours 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Closed Mondays & Fridays


Mon, June 21 - Fri, June 25

Second Week of STEAM Camp


Mon, June 21 - Monday, July 5

School Office Closed for Summer Break


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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