March 25, 2022
SMM PRAYER LIST
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.
The Pope and Church Leaders; all fire fighters, police, first responders and health care workers
Simone Boell, Kristen Knock, Lisa Ferrer, Stephen Koch, Tom McCarty, Jamie Sowels, Mel Williams, Charlotte Donahue, Beth McMurry, Harold Russell, Eli Koniditsiotis, Alex Allen, Terry Kennedy Sr., Lily Jorns, Sr. Suellen Tennyson, the Savoie Family, Cathy Allain, Felicite' Kengne, Marshall Knight, Malia Godin, Lorraine Higgins, and Edgar Vollenweider.
HAVE YOU HEARD THE EXCITING NEWS?
Hello Family and Friends,
I hope this letter finds you and your family well. My name is Marcy Mayeux and I am the newly appointed band director here at St. Margaret Mary School. This is will be my first year with the school and twelfth year of teaching overall and looking forward to an amazing start in a new place. I grew up here in Slidell and cannot wait to build this program once again!
Our band program has been absent over the last couple of years due to the pandemic and from what has been gathered, the faculty, staff, and families of the parish have been missing this program tremendously. This band was known for its excellence in musicianship, was one of the most present performing groups in the community and was very valued by those in the band and around it. It will take hard work and dedication to rebuild this program, but I am eager to get started.
So how do we start? We are holding band screenings May 24-27th from 8am-12pm in the band room and you will sign up for a slot using SignUp.com (below). This opportunity is vital to joining as we are figuring out which instrument would best fit your child. They will be allowed to try the instruments and given feedback as to what they would be most successful playing. Your child will be given a “score sheet” once screening has been completed to help select your instrument. Once you have selected your instrument, use the QR code above to get to the band site. From there, click “information,” then scroll down to the link for the google form, fill it out and submit. By June 15th, you will receive a welcome packet that will include an instrument buying/renting guide to help.
If you are unable to meet during the posted times on SignUp.com please email me so we can set up an appointment to complete this. I live very close by and it really is no trouble setting up an alternate time and date. Band screenings are just an opportunity to see which instrument would be the best for for your child based off of what they already do well. This is not to pass or fail anyone. In fact, I have never had a student that could not be taught. In the past, my students LOVE band screening because they get to play on the instruments and ask questions. It is a fun event! No stress:)
I look forward to meeting all of you!
Marcy Mayeux, Band Director
IMPORTANT INFO RE: COMMUNICATION VIA PARENT ALERT
Starting June 1, messages sent via Parent Alert will originate from 31-706.
Parents, we encourage you to add this short code to your saved contact for St. Margaret Mary School so it does not display as an unknown sender.
Open Positions for 2022-2023 school year
Please share this information with those who may be qualified and interested:
4th Grade Teacher
PreK 4 Aide
Dance Team Co-Moderator
Before/After Care Coordinator
School Play Co-Moderator
Please email Mr. Collins if you are interested or need more information: email@example.com
SUMMER FUN HAS BEGUN
SUMMER CAMP HELP WANTED
If you have a high school student in need of service hours and would like to volunteer for Camp SMM, please contact Mrs. Kristi Griffith, Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUNCH WILL KEEP US TOGETHER
AN ADDED BONUS FOR CAMPERS!
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED AT NO COST TO THE CAMPERS!
DON'T WAIT UNTIL JULY TO PURCHASE SCHOOL UNIFORMS
Sacred Relics of the Saints: Treasures of the Church
St. Margaret Mary Parish presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 pm. Father Carlos Martins, a Vatican-appointed expert on relics will be here with an extraordinary Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2,000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Joseph, St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska. There will also be a portion of the Veil of Our Lady and one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world. Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. Throughout history, many healings have been worked in the presence of relics; and thousands have occurred through this ministry. Do not miss this opportunity. You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members, which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
HELP SUPPORT LILY, MS. ROGILLIO'S NIECE
SUMMER FUN at PJP
NOLA CATHOLIC PARENTING
The mission of NOLA Catholic Parenting is to provide a platform that encourages healthy conversation, spiritual support, growth, fellowship and, above all, to experience God’s grace in an accepting and reflective parenting community in our ever-changing world. Click on the picture at the right to view.
Mon, May 23 - Fri, May 27
Gym Being Painted - No Activities To Be Scheduled in the Gym
Tues, May 24 - Fri, May 27
Band Screenings 8:00 - 11:30 am Band Room
Tues, May 24 & Thurs, May 26
Dance Team Practice 2:00 - 4:00 pm E-Bldg Hall
Sat, May 28
Boy Scout Eagle Scout Project Under Carline Breezeway
Mon, May 30 - Fri, June 3
E-Bldg Being Painted - No Activities To Be Scheduled in E-Bldg
Tues, May 31 & Thurs, June 2
Dance Team Practice - 10:00 am - 12 Noon Gym
Mon, June 6 - Fri, 10
Cafeteria Being Painted - No Activities Scheduled in the Cafeteria
Wed, June 8 & Thurs, June 9
Dance Team Practice - 10:00 am - 12 Noon E-Bldg Hall
Mon, June 13 - Fri, June 17 AND Monday, June 20 - Fri, June 24
Camp SMM 9:00 am - 3:00 pm SMM Gym & Campus
Mon, June 13
SMM Men's Club Mtg 6:30 pm Gym
Fri, June 17
Cornerstone Jr High Youth Group - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Mon, July 10 - Fri, July 15
Vacation Bible School - Details to Follow
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.