CHARGER CHRONICLES

March 19, 2021

“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, Ryan Ware, Lorraine Olmo, Jessica Bodron, Krista Soileau, Nicholas Eirich, Cheryl Walters Swanson, Nicole Forrest, Courtney Palulio, Lisa Ferrer, Mrs. Peterson's Mom, Richard Michell, Patsy Meyers, Kathy O'Hanlon, and Michelle Cottam.


For the intentions of the parishioners of St. Luke, St. Genevieve, St. John of the Cross, St. Peter and Paul, and Sacred Heart parishes.


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. Paul S. Hart; Rev. Msgr. Douglass Doussan; Rev. Anthony McGinn, S.J.; Rt. Rev. Justin G. Brown, O.S.B.; Rev. John Damiel Yike; Rev. William O'Riordan; Rev. Vinh Dinh Luu, J.C.L.


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

A PLEA FROM FR. ED

LOOK OUT FOR WALKERS


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY (5 MPH)

ON OUR CHURCH & SCHOOL GROUNDS


PLEASE NO cell phone & texting

while driving on our church and school grounds!

Thank you!

Fr. Ed

A St. Joseph Day Video Presentation from Mrs. Paula Powell

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Let's Celebrate St. Joseph!

COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE SMM STUDENT PRESENTATION OF "HONK, JR."

Ticket Prices PER Performance:

Adults $5

Students $3
Children under 5 years old are free

There will be no weekend passes


COVID Restrictions for the audience: Please bring your own chairs and social distance between your family and others. Please bring your own snacks. Refreshments will not be sold. Please wear a mask when walking around.

Scott Sauber, Director, will give the audience instructions prior to the performances.

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Girls Night Out at the Movies: the Live Action Version of "Alladin"

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WE'VE GOT SPIRIT ... HOW ABOUT YOU?

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Display your Charger Pride in the Pandemic Year

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TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Please be advised that the FACTS Grant and Aid Application is now available for the 2021-22 school year. FACTS Management is a third-party company to assist us in the screening of tuition assistance requests and to aid us in determining financial need.


If your family is in need of assistance, you many submit an application via FACTS from now until March 31st. You can access the link through Family Portal (RenWeb). After logging in, click on the Family button on the left menu. Click the Financial Aid button.


Please be advised that completing a Grant & Aid application does not guarantee financial assistance.

ORDER YOUR 2020-2021 YEARBOOK NOW!

IT'S GOING TO BE A DOOZEY!

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Recognition & Business Ads Available in the Yearbook This Year

Would you like to recognize your children for their success in school this year? Place a congratulatory ad for his/her promotion? Would you like to advertise your business in a place where over 500 parents can see it?


It’s easy to create a recognition ad. Just send us a copy of your favorite photo and compose your message. While you’re thinking of what your ad will look like, also think about the size of the ad space. Select a horizontal or vertical format in a variety of sizes and costs. Take a look at the examples in our brochure. You can do the same thing for a business ad.

Please click on this link for information about placing ads our yearbook this year. https://yearbookavenue.jostens.com/sell/ad/offers.html


You design your own ad, but it must be in good taste and appropriate for a Catholic elementary school. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Gay in the school office.

SMM BOOK FAIR IS ONLINE MARCH 12 - 25

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Please view below a virtual book fair tour

Scholastic Book Fairs - Virtual Fair Tour
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A SOIREE' SECOND ...

We're excited! We received our first two Diamond Sponsors - Slidell Memorial Hospital and Smile Doctors. Thank you both for your support of our awesome teachers!

CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPRING SOIREE' 'MASK'UERADE

SMM STEAM CAMP IS BACK

Please save the date. More info to follow.
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HOP ON OVER TO PJP

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Please contact PJP for more details.

IMPORTANT - COVID QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS

It is important that all parents are aware of and follow these guidelines when encountering a positive COVID situation. Please click on the link below for the guidelines:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EWCCMxm578nIZjzTGozoT168N9dGCC_F1VL_rdWCobo/edit?usp=sharing


If a student or teacher tests positive OR comes in direct contact with a positive COVID person, please call Coach Gay Knock immediately at school (985) 643-4612 or cell (985) 290-2743 or by email

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LENTEN EVENINGS OF CONFESSION

As has become tradition in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, all Catholic church parishes in the area will offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation for three consecutive Wednesdays beginning March 10. As we continue the observance of the Year of the Eucharist & St. Joseph, the evening of March 24 will be one of not only the Sacrament of Reconciliation but one of Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition.

Feed Your Soul with Prayer this Lent!


Nothing will transform your life so completely, absolutely, and forever like really learning how to pray.


Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through all forty days of Lent, you will receive a daily email with a short video to help you reconnect with yourself and your God.


If you choose to throw yourself into this experience, we promise you that you will be surprised by what God can do in your life with just an email, a short video and an open heart. So this year, don’t just sign up for BEST LENT EVER, have your best lent ever!

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Cafeteria Menus March 22 - 26, 2021

Monday, March 22

HOT: Sweet Bay Ray's BBQ Chicken; Mac n' Cheese; Glazed Carrots; Fresh Fruit; Milk

SANDWICH: Chicken Nuggets; Mac n' Cheese; Glazed Carrots; Fresh Fruit; Chilled Applesauce;Milk


Tuesday, March 23

TACO TUESDAY: Crispy Beef Taco; Shredded Cheese; Shredded Lettuce & Chopped Tomatoes; Golden Corn; Mandarin Oranges; Cinnamon Roll; Milk


Wednesday, March 24

HOT: Red or White Beans & Rice; Chicken Smackers; Fresh Fruit; Chilled Strawberries; Milk

SANDWICH: Chicken Sandwich on Bun; Baked Beans; Shredded Lettuce/Tomato/Pickles; Fresh Fruit; Chilled Strawberries; Milk


Thursday, March 25

HOT: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce; Caesar Salad; Fresh Fruit; Garlic Roll; Milk

SANDWICH: Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce; Caesar Salad; Fresh Fruit; Garlic Roll; Milk


Friday, March 26

HOT: Shrimp Poppers; Mac n' Cheese; Steamed Green Beans; Fresh Fruit; Cake; Milk

SANDWICH: Cheese Pizza; Mac n' Cheese; Steamed Green Beans; Fresh Fruit; Cake; Milk

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Fri, Mar 19

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

5th, 6th & 7th Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

4th Grade Confessions

SMM School Play "Honk" 7:30 pm Back Parking Lot

Men's Club Fish Fry 5:00 - 7:00pm Drive Thru Only


Sat, Mar 20

SMM School Play "Honk" 2:00 pm Matinee & 7:00 pm Back Parking Lot

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair


Mon, Mar 22

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

SMM Parish Mission

Student Council Mtg 3:30 - 4:00 pm Rm 4

Volleyball Intra-Murals Pop Rocks vs Starburst 3:30 pm


Tues, Mar 23

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

SMM Parish Mission

PreK4, K, & 1st Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

Student Council Mtg 3:30 - 4:00 pm Room 4

Volleyball Intra-Murals Skittles vs M & M's 3:30 pm


Wed, Mar 24

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

SMM Parish Mission

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

Archdiocesan-Wide Reconciliation Evening 5:00 - 6:30 pm Church


Thurs, Mar 25

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

SMM Parish Mission

Volleyball Intra-Murals Skittles vs StarBurst 3:30 pm

Cheer Interest Mtg 6:00 - 8:00 pm Gym


Fri, Mar 26

5th, 6th, 7th Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

Men's Club FINAL Fish Fry 5:00 - 8:00 pm Drive Thru Only

Cornerstone Jr. High Youth Group 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Sat, Mar 27

PTO Mother/Daughter Movie Night


Mon, Mar 29

Volleyball Intra-Murals Skittles vs Starburst


Tues, Mar 30

PreK 4, K & 1st Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

3rd Quarter Honor Roll/Recognition


Wed, Mar 31

2nd, 3rd, 4th Grades Attend Mass 8:30 am

Volleyball Intra-Murals Pop Rocks vs M&M's


Thurs, April 1

HOLY THURSDAY

Living Stations of the Cross by the 7th Grade Students 9:30 am


Fri, Apr 2

GOOD FRIDAY

NO SCHOOL

SMM SCHOOL YEAR AT A GLANCE

Amphibian Humor

What kind of sandals do frogs wear?


Open-toad.

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