SMM PARENT NEWSLETTER
June 15, 2020
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
Please click the link below to apply.
HELP WANTED: Before & after Care Workers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
STUDENT GOOGLE ACCOUNTS & UNRETURNED LIBRARY BOOKS
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
SCHOOL SUPPLY ORDERING HAS BEEN EXTENDED
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.
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.