SMM PARENT NEWSLETTER

June 15, 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: 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, Brad Binder, Sister Donna Baker, Marion Ciulla, Cherie Stockton, Kathleen Craig, Kaleb Manuel, Gerald Doucet, Mike Reams, Dale Davis, Lorraine Olmo, Zachary Cresson, Keith Baumgarter, Leslie Bouvier, Kasey Hart, Patsy Meyers, Joshua Smith, Dave Bonnar, Dale McCloskey, Joe Burford, Nicole Griffith, Jake Blalock, Joe Morehouse, Lynne Foster, Patricia Schreiber, and Ruby Slayton.


For the repose of the soul of Rodney Herbert, Sr.; 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.

A MESSAGE FROM MR. COLLINS

We are expecting to return to school in August, but we are making plans in the event that we are under another stay-at-home order. Our teachers and administrators are meeting regularly to develop a more comprehensive plan for at-home learning ... one that takes into consideration the needs and circumstances of all of our students and families. Our goal is for all SMM students to have a successful and less stressful school year. Please keep our faculty and administrators in your prayers as we develop a contingency plan.


We will be sending out more information at the end of June.


NOTE: The school office will be open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through June 19. The school office will be closed from Monday, June 22 through July 3. The school office will reopen on July 7.


NOTE: The Grab N' Go Meals will end on June 26.

FREE & REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS

The deadline for applying for free or reduced lunches has been extended to June 15. More information can be found in the pdf below.


Please click the link below to apply.

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/covid-19-resources/louisiana-p-ebt-information-and-application.pdf

HELP WANTED: Before & after Care Workers

We are in need of an adult worker for before school care during the 2020-2021 school year. The work hours are 6:00 - 7:30 AM. Please contact Shannon Gallo at sgallo@saintmm.org if interested.


We also need teen workers for after school care. Work hours vary from 3:00 - 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Students must be 16 years of age and drive. Please contact Shannon Gallo at sgallo@saintmm.org if interested.

STUDENT GOOGLE ACCOUNTS & UNRETURNED LIBRARY BOOKS

Students who are not returning to SMM for the 2020-2021 school year, have until JULY 15 to transfer any Google information from their school accounts. These accounts will be suspended after July 15. If your child is unsure how to do this, please contact Shannon Gallo at sgallo@saintmm.org for assistance.


Please check with your child to see if he/she has any unreturned Library books that are the property of St. Margaret Mary School. Please drop them at our school office as soon as possible. Mrs. Gallo is in the process of conducting her yearly inventory.

WE ARE CONDUCTING TOURS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

We will be happy to give tours to parents of students in any grade - not just PreK.
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SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDERING HAS BEEN EXTENDED

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SMM STEAM CAMP IS COMING IN JULY

St. Margaret Mary School will host one session this summer from July 13th-17th.


Registration Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Once the maximum amount of students is

reached, we will close registration)


Who: Students entering into 1st grade through 6th grade for the 2020-2021 school year


When: July 13th-17th 8am- 3pm (aftercare is available until 5pm)


Where: St. Margaret Mary Catholic School


Cost: Registration $30.00 per family

Tuition $135.00 per child

T-Shirt $12.00 each


Please click the following link below to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSetpyxVy_2nSKkgPcCHMMlzLxpx_ziN-B2Tl0dRrMXcGzbrew/viewform?usp=sf_link


*Please note: Your child’s spot will be reserved for STEAM Camp once payment has been received. Registration will not take place at the door.


*If you are registering more than one child, you must fill out this form for each child. However, you can send in one payment.


*T-Shirt orders must be received by Friday, June 26th. Late orders will not be guaranteed to arrive before the start of camp.

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If you have been unable to attend weekend Mass, you probably have missed reading the Clarion Herald. Here is the link to the on line edition so that you may continue to keep up on the news and events happening in the Archdiocese of New Orleans: http://clarionherald-la.newsmemory.com/
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I WANT TO GO TO MASS

You do NOT need a reservation to attend a weekday Mass at 8:30 am or 6:30 pm.


We now have ample room for up to 150 people to start returning to Mass at weekend Masses (Saturday 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm (Spanish); Sunday 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12 noon), but you really should consider making a reservation if you want to attend one of the WEEKEND Masses.


Call the I WANT TO GO TO MASS hotline 985-201-5504 on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. If you come to a weekend Mass without a reservation, please see the call-in list and add your name where you see blank spaces up to 150. Remember that a mask is required at any Mass you attend.


While we have returned to the weekend Masses scheduled, we do understand that some may not be ready to return to Mass in church. The dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect. The Archbishop also recommends the elderly and those with health conditions to also consider staying home as a wise decision until things get better.


If anyone does not feel comfortable attending Mass and might yet desire to receive Holy Communion at the end of one of the Sunday Masses, please let the usher at the main door of church know you are waiting, and he will contact the deacon or priest to bring you Holy Communion at the door.

2020-2021 PROPOSED SCHOOL CALENDAR (Subject to Change)

SMM Google Calendar Link

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

Suidae Humor

What kind of pig likes to drive a car?


A road hog.

Don't Forget About These Important Links

PARENTS, DON'T FOGET TO LOGIN TO SMILE.AMAZON.COM WHEN BUYING ONLINE. A PART OF YOUR PURCHASE GOES TOWARDS SMM. WE ARE LISTED AS "ST. MARGARET MARY SCHOOL" IN SLIDWELL, LA. (OUR ORIGINAL INFO WAS INACCURATELY ENTERED, THUS THE MISSPELLING OF SLIDELL)


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PARENTS, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILDREN HAVE ADEQUATE FUNDS IN THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNTS BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS. YOU MAY LOG ON BELOW IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT. IF NOT, PLEASE SET ONE UP ON CHECK REGISTRATION DAY.
MY SCHOOL BUCKS IS AN ADDITIONAL APP FOR A SERVICE TO HELP PARENTS KEEP UP WITH THEIR CHILDREN'S LUNCH ACCOUNTS.