February 4, 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: email@example.com.
The Pope and Church Leaders; all fire fighters, police, first responders and health care workers
Simone Boell, Michelle Cottam, Kristen Knock, Lisa Ferrer, Candi Longmyle, Ron Myers, Stephen Koch, JoAnn Maples, Tom McCarty, Jamie Sowels, Mel Williams, Charlotte Donahue, Beth McMurry, Harold Russell, Rhonda Heatherington, Eli Koniditsiotis, Alex Allen, Terry Kennedy Sr., and the Savoie Family from Our Lady of Lourdes School.
For the repose of the soul of Martin Thieme; for his family and friends; and for ll those who mourn his loss.
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PARENTS OF 6TH & 7TH GRADERS
Third quarter exams are scheduled this week - March 9th, 10th and 11th. We apologize for the way the calendar falls but encourage you to make sure your child studies for his/her exams.
PLEASE REMAIN ALERT AND AWARE
Parents, please continue to pray for those involved in the tragic incident at Our Lady of Lourdes. But please allow me to take this opportunity to remind you that carline is not the time to let your guard down— please do not use your cell phones in carline; pets can be a distraction, please do not bring pets through the carline; please remember that there are people who walk throughout the campus, stay aware; place your car tags where they can be seen by staff (remove it only after your child is safely in the car); it is your responsibility to buckle your child securely before driving off.
And again, please pray for this child, the family, and all of those affected by this incident.
Christopher Collins, Principal
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MS. SUSAN IN THE OFFICE
Dear Parents, we have been seeing more than the usual number of students in the office who are forgetting their water bottles at home and not eating breakfast. We provide them with a water bottle and some crackers when they come to the office complaining of a stomach ache or headache because they haven’t had anything to eat or drink. In the last 2 weeks we have gone through 4 cases of water and several containers of crackers. We are always happy to provide the students with anything they need but it has become a habit for many students to rely on the office and not prepare for the day. We are seeing this mostly in the middle school grades.
Please remind your child to grab a water bottle and something to eat in the morning. The middle school students have a long morning before they go to lunch and need a good hearty breakfast. Thank you for your attention to this matter. We love your children as our own and want them to have a wonderful day at school.
Thank you for letting us take care of your children,
2022 KREWE OF HEADS
If you didn't get a good look at the fabulous heads and costumes in this year's parades, here is another chance. TOO CUTE!
TOP - MRS. DARINE RICE'S HOMEROOM
BOTTOM - MRS. ANNA MEYERS HOMEROOM
CAN WE COUNT ON YOUR HELP?
CSAL GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
Dear Parents of Girls and Boys Basketball Players:
The CSAL Girls Basketball Playoffs begin Tuesday, March 8, 2022. We will host games at SMM on Tuesday, March 8; Thursday, March 10; Monday, March 14; Wednesday, March 16; and Thursday, March 17. SMM is the host site and I am the Tournament Director. Our junior varsity team will represent the Northshore district in the tournament. Congratulations and play on our home court Tuesday, March 8 at 4:30 pm. Come cheer on the Lady Chargers.
As the host school we welcome schools from all over the Archdiocese of New Orleans. We enjoy an outstanding reputation and the schools look forward to playing at SMM every year. This is largely due to our parent and student volunteers who are cordial, gracious, and kind to our visitors, and to our housekeeping staff who keeps our gym in good, clean condition during the tournament. Teams also enjoy playing our teams because our players demonstrate good sportsmanship and Christian spirit.
As host school we are required to keep the clock and official score as well as provide concessions, and referees for every game every day. I have the referees scheduled but I really need help with concessions and the clock. Please let me know if you can help. One afternoon or even one hour would be a great help. I also could use some parent volunteers to pick up trash in the bleachers and around the gym after the games each night. Please inform me in advance of the days and times that you can help.
I appreciate all that you do for me, Coach Tammy, Coach Matt, Coach Clayton and the students. Thanks in advance and God Bless.
Coach Gay Knock
Work # 643-4612
Cell # 290-2743
IT'S TIME TO ORDER YOUR 2021-2022 YEARBOOKS!
TAKE ANOTHER NIGHT OFF
Hey Good Lookin ... Whatcha Got Cookin?
SUPPORT OUR SMM BROWNIES
Girl Scout Brownie Troop 31377 will have a COOKIE booth at the SMM Fish Fry on March 11th. Come get the classics or try the new cookie - Adventurefuls - a brownie cookie topped with caramel, drizzled with chocolate, and sprinkled with sea salt. Cookies are $5 a package (cash only).
HELP SUPPORT PJP WHILE HAVING FUN!
Pope John Paul II High School (PJP), is extending a special invitation to join in the fun and support the PJP COLORS OF SPRING - 5k Color Run and Spring Fest on Saturday March 19, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.
This exciting, fun-filled spring festival will provide PJP with the opportunity to raise the funds needed to replace the crumbling gym ceiling and bringing our gym facilities to a level of excellence that we all can be proud of and enjoy using. The fund raiser goal is $90,000 which is needed to get this capital improvement done.
For more information on registration, sign-up, and sponsorship, click here:
JOIN OUR SMM STUDENTS AT MASS ON SUNDAY
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.
The St. Margaret Mary Parish and School Pictorial Directory is a useful resource for the church and school staffs, as well as for individuals and families to reference.
Please consider signing up for a photo shoot day and time as soon as possible.
On line instructions are here in this bulletin and we will have a live sign up table in the main entrance of St. Margaret Mary Church after all Masses on the weekends of February 26 & 27 and again March 5 & 6.
We hope to see you in the new 2022 Pictorial Directory. Don’t wait to sign up! We don’t want to miss your photo!
You can also go online to schedule your appointment. Simply go to www.ucdir.com, click on photography appointment scheduling login on the right side, enter la102 in the Church Code field and enter photos in the Church Password field. Follow the prompts to schedule your family’s appointment time. If you have 6 or more in your family please use 2 consecutive time slots. The online scheduling option is available Monday through Friday. Appointments fill up quickly, so schedule as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time. If you need to change your appointment time, please contact Pam Barrilleaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-643-6124 ext 104
MON, MAR 7
SMM Men's Club Mtg 6:30 pm Gym
Tues, Mar 8
Mission Club Mtg AM Group 7:30 am Cafeteria
NO AFTERNOON MISSION CLUB MTG
February Students of the Month Grades K - 2 on WSMM 8:10 am Parents Invited
Mardi Gras Week Birthdays Recognized on WSMM 8:10 am
6th & 7th Grade Exams - Religion & Reading
CSAL Girls Basketball Playoffs 3:00 - 7:00 pm Gym - SMM JV Team Plays at 4:30 pm
PTO Board Mtg 7:00 pm
Wed, Mar 9
February Students of the Month Grades 3 - 5 on WSMM 8:10 am Parents Invited
6th & 7th Grade Exams - Math & Science
5th Grade Religion Fair - Parent Viewing 5:30 - 6:45 pm Gym
5th Grade Religion Fair Awards 7:00 pm Church
School Board Advisory Mtg 6:00 pm
Fair Committee Mtg 6:30 pm Library
Thurs, Mar 10
Spirit Day/Papa John's Pizza Night
February Students of the Month Grades 6 & 7 on WSMM 8:10 am Parents Invited
6th & 7th Grade Exams - Social Studies & English
CSAL Girls Basketball Playoffs 3:00 - 7:00 pm Gym
Soiree Mtg 6:30 pm Library
Fri, Mar 11
End of 3rd Quarter - NO BUS SERVICE
School Mass 8:30 am Church - 7th Grade Hosts - Parents Invited
Filmmaking Club Mtg 3:00 - 4:30 pm Art Rm
Men's Club Fish Fry - 5:00 - 8:00 pm Gym - Drive Thru Only
Sat, Mar 12
School Play Practice 9:00 - 11:30 pm Gym
7th Grade Dance 7:00 - 10:00 pm Gym
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.