CHARGER CHRONICLES

December 11, 2020

“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; 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, Nicole Forrest, Courtney Palulio, Lisa Ferrer, Richard Roach, and Trevor Abney.


For the repose of the soul of Arnold Nugent; for his family and friends; and for all those who mourn his loss.


For all those sick and suffering from the Coronavirus, may they recover quickly and completely.

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. These priests are celebrating their birthdays this upcoming week. What a great birthday present to have so many people praying for them.


Rev. Joseph C. Tranchina; Rev. Lee Poche; Rev. Daniel Okafor; Rev. Msgr. Terry B. Becnel; Rev. Paul H. Desrosiers; Pope Francis; Rev. Mark Hyde, S.D.B.


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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ADVENT RESOURCES FOR THE FAMILY

PLEASE CLICK ON THE PDF BELOW FOR RESOURCES FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN ADVENT

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year at SMM

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THEY SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

We have celebrated student birthdays through the month of November on WSSM these past few weeks. Since we still have to socially distance and maintain our static groups, we do it by homerooms in grades K through 2. Grades 3 through 7 are done by grade level. We will continue to socially distance static groups when they come to the WSMM studio. Students will be expected to wear their masks the entire time. Every month, we will work through the cycle. Here is the schedule for December:


3rd Grade Birthdays in December on WSMM on Monday, December 14

4th Grade Birthdays in December on WSMM on Tuesday, December 15

6th Grade Birthdays in December on WSMM on Wednesday, December 16

7th Grade Birthdays in December on WSMM on Thursday, December 17


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

IMPORTANT - NEW COVID QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS

Coach Gay sent an email with the new guidelines earlier this week. It is important that all parents are aware of and follow these guidelines, so we are listing them here again.



The CDC published new guidelines for quarantine periods. The LA Department of Health, the LA Department of Education, and the Archdiocese have adopted these guidelines.


FOR STUDENTS/TEACHERS QUARANTINING AT HOME WITH A COVID POSITIVE PERSON IN THE HOUSE:

1. There is a 10 day period in which the child or teacher may still be infected by the contagious person.

2. After the 10 days has expired, beginning on the 11th day, there is an additional quarantine period of either 7 or 10 days.

3. The student or teacher may be tested for COVID on the 6th or 7th day after the initial 10 days. If the test is negative, the exposed person may return to school on the 8th day with confirmation of the negative test and no symptoms. Documentation of the negative test must be provided to the school.

4. If the student or teacher elects not to be tested, he/she may return to school on the 11th day after the initial 10 days provided he/she has no symptoms.


FOR STUDENTS/TEACHERS QUARANTINING WITHOUT A COVID POSITIVE PERSON IN THE HOUSE:

1. The student or teacher may be tested for COVID on the 6th or 7th day after the initial contact with the positive person. If the test is negative, the exposed person may return to school on the 8th day with confirmation of the negative test and no symptoms. Documentation of the negative test must be provided to the school.

4. If the student or teacher elects not to be tested, he/she may return to school on the 11th day after contact if he/she has not experienced any symptoms.


In all cases where a student/teacher has been exposed to a person with a positive COVID test, the LDOH recommends that he/she receive a COVID test on the 6th day or later because it can take up to 10 days after exposure for symptoms to arise.


If a student or teacher tests positive OR comes in direct contact with a positive COVID person, please call Coach Gay Knock immediately to discuss your options.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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MISS LISA'S CHRISTMAS ART GALLERY

Linley Miller's (1st grade) masterpiece on the right

ST. MARGARET MARY PARISH BLOOD DRIVE

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CATHOLIC HIGh SCHOOLS ADMISSION PROCESS


Please see below the admission calendar of important dates. In addition, please click on the attachments that follow for the updated list of Open House dates and the actual application process.

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Cafeteria Menus December 14 - 17

Monday, December 14

HOT: Sweet Heat Meatballs; Mac n' Cheese; Baked Beans; Chilled Applesauce; Milk

SANDWICH: Hamburger on Bun; Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pickles; Baked Beans; Chilled Applesauce; Milk


Tuesday, December 15

TACO TUESDAY: Soft Beef Taco; Shredded Cheese; Shredded Lettuce & Chopped Tomatoes; Golden Corn; Fresh Fruit; Cinnamon Stick; Milk


Wednesday, December 16

HOT: Chicken Parmesan Pasta; Caesar Salad; Chilled Strawberries; Milk

SANDWICH: Chicken Tenders; Fries; Caesar Salad; Chilled Strawberries; Milk


Thursday, December 17

HOT: Loaded Nacho Supreme Bowl; Shredded Cheese; Lettuce & Tomatoes; Golden Corn; Chilled Pears; Milk

SANDWICH: Cheese Pizza; Golden Corn; Chilled Pears; Milk

CHRISTMAS HUMOR

What kind of music do elves like?


Wrap Music, of course!

SMM Google Calendar Link

Includes School, PTO & Men's Club Events & Activities

SMM SCHOOL YEAR AT A GLANCE

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