November 6, 2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.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, Cherie Manuel, Paula Satterlee, Lorraine Olmo, Jessica Bodron, Krista Soileau, Dr. Joel Fokom, Nicholas Eirich, Jake Blalock, Pat Karrigan, Carla Hurlburt, Eileen Bruno, Cheryl Walters Swanson, Juan Peralta, and Trevor Abney.
For the repose of the soul of former SMM Mom & Cafeteria Manager, Bobbie Donnelly; for Bobbie's family and friends; and for all those who mourn her loss.
For all those sick and suffering from the Coronavirus, may they recover quickly and completely.
5-7 Parents: Students will begin using their lockers on Monday. Procedures and times will be listed on the locker hall doors and reviewed with the students on WSMM.
Upcoming Celebrations & Donation Drives
As promised at the start of the school year, we will not have a large scale fund raiser. We have had a couple of small voluntary fund raisers. The latest being the Holy Diaper Drive. Thank you for your generosity. Our SMM Families have such big hearts.
We will participate in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and Christmas Toy Drive. These are both voluntary donation drives. No one is required to participate. As we get closer to these events, we will publish the specifics.
Thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and generosity!
Congratulations to SMM October Students of the Month
Students of the Month are selected by their teachers because the students are good role models, great friends to their classmates, work and study hard, and are helpful, kind and caring towards everyone.
Kindergarten, First and Second Graders
L to R: Liam Giveans, Shelby Chabreck, Mia Grace Nguyen, Kayden Nguyen, Piper McGregor, Mason Pender
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Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders
L to R: Grant Melerine, Bella Pratt, PhiAnh Nguyen, Adelyn Miller, Kamden Skinner, Hank Ripoll
THEY SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
On Monday, November 9 - K students with birthdays from September 30 - November 30
On Wednesday, November 11 - 1st graders with birthdays from September 30 - November 30
On Thursday, November 12 - 2nd graders with birthdays from October 11 - November 30
On Monday, November 16 - 3rd graders with birthdays in November
On Tuesday, November 17 - 4th graders with birthdays in November
On Wednesday, November 18 - 5th graders with birthdays in November
No 6th grade birthdays to recognize at this time
On Thursday, November 19 - 7th graders with birthdays from November 7 - 30
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
Happy Birthday to These 6th Graders
Maddie, Vivianna, Andrew, Nicholas, Shae, Bayleigh, Delaney, and Khloe (not pictured Ethan & Chase)
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Happy Birthday to These 7th Graders
Front: Kennedy, Isabella, Shelby
Back: Gabe, Ayden, Brady, Ryland, Mike (not pictures Dominik Smith)
MISS LISA'S ART GALLERY
WE LOVE OUR SMM PTO
TEACHER FEATURE: Megan Walker
Hi, My Name Is Megan Walker and This Is My Story
I was born and raised in Slidell. I am a proud SMM graduate. I attended Pope John Paul II High School and Southeastern Louisiana University where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education. I have been teaching for 7 years and this is my second year at SMM. I teach Middle School ELA and Reading. I am also the moderator of NJHS and the Cheer Team.
As a student at SMM, Mrs. Norma Ladner inspired me to teach middle school. She taught 7th and 8th grade Social Studies and had the most understanding, calm, respectable personality. I knew then that my goal in life was to be a teacher at SMM in her classroom. A lot of people ask me, "Why junior high?" Junior high is an important time in life and I love working with students during that time where they need some of the most support. They're old enough to know but still young enough to still want to talk to you. Each class I've ever taught has stayed with me and I learn so much more from them than I could ever teach.
When I am not at SMM, I'm always with my friends and family. Whether it's on the water in the boat, or on the couch watching movies, I'm always with people. I love crafting and working with vinyl projects or shopping around town. I am married to Hunter, a veteran, and we have one son, Nicholas, and one fur-baby. I am currently in graduate school pursuing my Master's degree. I am also a local real estate agent. I like to stay busy, but will always take a break for chips and salsa!
My favorite thing about SMM is its "magical" community. It's so hard to explain, but the sense of tradition, faith, and pride just overflows as soon as you step on campus.
INFORMATION ABOUT PJP'S OPEN HOUSE
Pope John Paul II High School has officially rescheduled their 2020 Open House for Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30-8pm. The online registration link is www.pjp.org/future-jaguars/.
Here’s some information regarding how PJP is following the COVID-19 guidelines for Open House:
- All guests must reserve an appointment in advance. Walk-ins are not permitted.
- Every 15 minutes, 5 families will be scheduled for their tour check-in. Faculty/staff will monitor entrance for social distancing and masks. Masks will be worn the entire time by everyone.
- Families will be toured through the campus by 1 or 2 PJP Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors/Faculty/Staff will remain socially distant from the families.
- The essential/required faculty/staff will attend. No additional personnel or students will be present.
- There will be NO general gathering at any time.
Their plan is to have almost 50 slots available for families on Open House night. They are also providing the following options, which will be scheduled on an individual basis as requested:
- Private/personal tours for a family on campus outside of regular school hours.
- Virtual tour/appointment via Zoom
All of the options can be requested or scheduled on our website at www.pjp.org/future-jaguars/ or via email/phone to me.
INFORMATION ABOUT ST. SCHOLASTICA'S OPEN HOUSE
ST. PAUL'S OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION
ST. STANISLAUS OPEN HOUSE
Menus November 9 - 13
Monday, November 9
HOT: Red Beans & Rice; Sausage Links; Cornbread; Glazed Carrots; Mandarin Oranges; Milk
SANDWICH: Fried Chicken Tenders; Baked Beans; Glazed Carrots; Chilled Applesauce; Milk
Tuesday, November 10
TACO TUESDAY: Soft Beef Taco; Shredded Lettuce & Chopped Tomatoes; Shredded Cheese; Golden Corn; Fresh Fruit; Roll; Milk
Wednesday, November 11
HOT: Chicken Fajita Alfredo Pasta; Seasoned Green Brans; Chilled Strawberries; Milk
SANDWICH: Bacon Cheeseburger on Bun; Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles; Seasoned Green Brans; Chilled Strawberries; Milk
Thursday, November 12
HOT: cHicken Sausage Gumbo with Rice; Glazed Carrots; Chilled Pineapples; French Bread; Milk
SANDWICH: Mini Corn Dogs; Fries; Glazed Carrots; Chilled Pineapples; French Bread; Milk
Friday, November 13
HOT: Lasagna; Steamed Broccoli; Garlic Roll; Chilled Peaches; Cookie; Milk
SANDWICH: General Tso Chicken Smackers; Fries; Steamed Broccoli; Garlic Roll; Chilled Peaches; Brownie; Milk