June 28, 2022
On October 26, Ms. Madeline Clements, aide to Mrs. Andrew’s Kindergarten class, spoke with Mrs. Sanchez, school counselor, and me to announce her resignation from St. Margaret Mary School. After a brief discussion, I accepted her resignation. We are currently searching for a full-time replacement.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach me at email@example.com (preferred) or 504-884-2285.
If you are someone you know may be interested in the position, please send resume to the email address above.
Christopher Collins, M.Ed.
CUT THE CARLINE
One of the big live auction items at the SMM Spring Soiree each year is a "Cut the Car Line" privilege. It is one of the MOST POPULAR ITEMS auctioned off. The highest bidders receive the privilege of cutting the afternoon carline for the entire school year. This past year, we had two families pay an equally large sum of money to do this. So, if you see a car entering the campus from Robert Blvd. and cutting the car line, please do not salute them or call them an ugly name. They have paid for this privilege. If you would like the privilege, please come to the Spring Soiree and bid on it. Thank you for your understanding.
JOIN US FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL MEN'S CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT
Don't these guys look like they are having fun? You can, too! Just register for the golf tournament and come out to PInewood Country Club on Monday. We guarantee you will have a good time!
Please see the information & registration forms below.
NWEA MAP Formative Assessments 2022-23 - Parent Meeting November 10
We have begun to participate in NWEA Map Formative Assessments here at St. Margaret Mary and across the archdiocese. Students in grades Kindergarten through Seventh took an initial assessment in September and there will be subsequent assessments at the middle of the school year (January 30-February 17) and again at the end (May 3-19). MAP Growth scores provide data regarding students’ performances by measuring both Achievement and Growth. Achievement results indicate how well your child has learned skills in a subject compared to similar students nationwide and Growth results are a measure of your child’s personal progress and growth over time.
Results of SMM Fall Summative Assessments are very encouraging. Reports of results are both comprehensive and extensive and teachers are in the process of reviewing class and individual student profiles. Teachers will use these results to tailor instruction to meet the needs of their students. These reports will help to pinpoint areas of learning which require additional attention and ones that have been mastered, both individually and at various grade levels, in order to determine the best course of action to pursue.
The report of your child’s individual results, “Fall 2022 Family Report” is being sent home this week. For more information about MAP Growth, visit the MAP family toolkit at NWEA.org/family toolkit. The family toolkit includes helpful videos and resources just for parents.
Please plan to attend a parent meeting on Thursday, November 10th, from 6-7 p.m. in the SMM cafeteria. --Mrs. Denise Sanchez, M. Ed., School Counselor
JOIN US FOR A FUN & INFORMATIVE PTO MEETING
USED UNIFORM SALE
The PTO is hosting a Used Uniform Sale prior to the PTO meeting from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the PTO room 4. If you have any gently used uniforms and SMM outerwear (with crest not cross logo) that your children have outgrown, please bring to the office before November 16. You will receive credit. Our supplies are dwindling.
Please Join Us at the November Magnificat
SMM parent, Melissa Dragon, will give her testimony. Please join us in supporting Melissa.
ANNUAL SMM FOOD DRIVE
The Food Drive is a parish/school group service project in which we team with the Good Sams ministry at St. Luke’s to provide meals for the hungry and needy in our community. Our SMM school families donate food items assigned by homerooms. The Mission Club will collect items from homerooms and the High School Youth Group will sort the items and place in boxes. Donations from SMM provide a box of several meals for 25 families in our community. We will collect donations from November 7 - 18.
Please see the graphic below for homeroom assignments. Thank you for your generosity.
Time to Dust Off Your TuTus, Tune Up Your Instruments, Warm up Your Voices
The SMM Talent Show is coming soon! Auditions will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 pm in the Gym. Music CD's must be turned in prior to auditions. Permission Slips & Participation Forms are due Friday, November 11.
The performance will be on Friday night, December 9 at 7:00 pm in the School Gym.
If your child is interested in performing in the Talent Show or working on the backstage/lighting crew, please click on the link below for very detailed information about the show and rehearsals, for the participation form, and for the volunteer sheet.
Participation forms are due Friday, November 11.
Permission Slips & Participation Forms Link Below:
I GET A KICK OUT OF PLAYING SOCCER
Coach Matt would like to know if any students in 4th through 7th grade have an interest in having a school soccer team. It will be a coed team. We do not have enough students to have separate boys and girls teams. We had a coed team for the last few years before COVID paused soccer. We were extremely successful on the field - won most of our games.
Please complete this form if your child is interested in playing school soccer: https://forms.gle/nGPbZf9c9wPHQm2r6
There will be a limited number of games since most schools do not have a coed team. AND WE NEED COACHES! If you are interested in coaching or assisting with coaching, please contact Coach Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll get a kick out of it.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS AT PJP
Our friends at Pope John Paul II High School have two exciting events on the horizon. Please mark your calendars now and save these dates. Please join us for fun while supporting the only Catholic High School in East St. Tammany Parish.
November 8 - 11, 2022 Lunch Menus
Hot Lunch Menu
PLEASE KEEP THESE PEOPLE IN YOUR PRAYERS
Each week we publish the names of friends and family members who have asked for our prayers. We also pray for them on our WSMM Morning Show. If you wish for us to include someone, please email Coach Gay at email@example.com.
Please pray for: The Pope and Church Leaders; for police, firefighters, first responders and health care workers.
Delta Baroni, Malia Godin, Meghan Stewart, Nicole Forrest, Matthew Sanchez, Stephanie Bartlett, Simone Boell, Faye Baliff, Tristen Bayhi, Bishop Cheri, Steve Cossich, Jeff Miller, Cally Sessions, Latiche Albers, Stephen Koch, Jerrylynn Mayeur, Shannon Burge, and Mindy McGee.
For the repose of the soul of Michael Arnold, Coach Matt's Father; for his family and friends; and for all those who mourn his loss.
Sat, Nov 5
Magnificat Breakfast w/ Guest Speaker SMM Parent Melissa Dragon 9:00 am Pinewood CC
Sun, Nov 6
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Boy Scout Mtg 6:00 - 9:00 pm Gym
Mon, Nov 7
SCHOOL CLOSED - ARCHDIOCESAN DAY OF REFLECTION FOR ALL TEACHERS
Tues, Nov 8
NO BUS SERVICE
Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins
Wed, Nov 9
Snack Shack Open 7:30 - 8:00 am in Courtyard for 4th - 7th Graders
Students of the Month Grades K - 3 Recognized on WSMM 8:10 am Parents Invited
Vocations Talks for Grades 4-7 in Afternoon
First Grade Fall Craft 1:30 pm Cafeteria
Jr Coding/Robotics Club Wed Group 3:00 - 4:30 pm Art Room
Thurs, Nov 10
Students of the Month Grades 4 - 7 Recognized on WSMM 8:10 am Parents Invited
SMM Night at Texas Roadhouse
Fire Drill w/ SFD Observing 9:15 am
Jr Coding/Robotics Club Thurs Group 3:00 - 4:30 pm Art Room
Mary's Messengers 3:15 - 4:00 pm St Joseph Atrium
Bronie Mtg 5:00 pm Library
Talent Show Auditions 6:00 pm Gym
NWEA Map Assessment Parent Mtg 6:00 - 7:00 pm Cafeteria
Fri, Nov 11
School Mass 8:30 am Church 4th Grade Hosts Parents Are Invited
Talent Show Permission Slips & Participation Forms Due
Veterans Day Program 9:45 am Gym
Senior Coding/Robotics Club 3:00 - 4:30 pm Art Room
Cub Scout Pack Mtg 6:00 - 9:00 pm Gym
Sun, Nov 13
Cub Scout Leader Mtg 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Boy Scout Mtg 6:00 - 9:00 pm Gym
Mon, Nov 14
NJHS Mtg 10:00 am Library
Tues, Nov 15
Rotary Club Distributes Dictionaries to 3rd Grade
Wed, Nov 16
6th Grade Field Trip to Renaissance Festival
Thanksgiving food DrIve Ends
Ued uniform Sale 5:00 - 6:30 pm PTO Rm 4
PTO General Member Mtg - Dinner & Social 6:30 pm - Mtg at 7:00 pm
Fri, Nov 18
School Mass 8:30 am Church 7th Grade hosts & PreK 3 Honored - Fr. Dan's Birthday Mass - Parents are Invited
PreK 3 Thanksgiving Feasts 10:00 am Classrooms
PreK 4 Thanksgiving Feasts 11:00 am Classrooms
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feasts 12:30 pm Classrooms
1st Grade Thanksgiving Feasts 1:30 pm Cafeteria
Cornerstone Jr High Youth Group 6:00 - 7:30 pm
SMM SCHOOL YEARLY INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR
WSMM Morning Show
Executive Director, Gay Knock (Coach Gay), works with the seventh grade class to present the morning show which is broadcast throughout the campus...and now the world! Students lead the morning prayer and pledge of allegiance, share weather and sports information, and recognize those who are on the prayer list, celebrating birthdays, or being recognized for special achievements at the school.
Please Join Us in the Morning
The WSMM Morning Show is live at 8:10 am, but can be viewed later on our You Tube Channel. The show is produced by our fabulous 7th graders. They host, direct, and operate the camera every Monday through Thursday morning.
We pray for our family and friends and say the Pledge of Allegiance together. We celebrate students' birthdays and recognize Students of the Month and other students who have received special awards. We also make announcements of upcoming SMM events, meetings and activities and give sports updates.