SMM PARENT NEWSLETTER

March 13, 2020

TOGETHER WE MAKE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN

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.


Simone Boell, Brad Binder, Sister Donna Baker, Marion Ciulla, Karen Soulet, Cherie Stockton, Kathleen Craig, Kaleb Manuel, Gerald Doucet, Mike Reams, Dale Davis, Lorraine Olmo, ZacharyCresson, Keith Baumgarter, Leslie Bouvier, Burt Bamping, Kasey Hart, Patsy Meyers, Joshua Smith, Dave Bonnar, and Dale McCloskey.

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NEW INFORMATION RE: ST. JOSPEH'S DAY ALTAR

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Champions of Catholic Education Tuition Assistance

First Bank and Trust is partnering with the Office of Catholic Schools to process online financial aid applications for parents applying for tuition assistance through the Champions of Catholic Education. The program is open to families with school-aged children attending Catholic schools, in grades Kindergarten through 12th, within the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

How do I apply for tuition assistance through the Champions of Catholic Education?

  • The student must be enrolled at one of the Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of New Orleans in grades Kindergarten through 12th before submitting an application for the Champions of Catholic Education.
  • To begin the online process, go to https://tuitionportal.fbtonline.com to set up your User Id and Password on the First Bank and Trust portal. Be sure to know the submission deadlines.
  • From the Dashboard, click on the “Financial Aid Tab” and then click on the “Champions of Catholic Education Application” link to start your application.
  • From the “Start” page, begin completing all fields and sections of the application that apply to your family.

The application window will close on Friday, April 3, 2020.

You will need the following information to complete your application:

  • Your school’s 2020-2021 tuition and fee schedule
  • Your bank’s routing number and account number to complete the $40 processing fee
  • Copy of your signed most recent federal form 1040 income tax return with all W-2’s
  • Copies of two (2) most recent employment paystubs for all applicants
  • Copies of all non-taxable income documentation (Social Security and Disability Income)
  • Documentation of Monthly Rental Expense or Mortgage Statement
  • Court Orders showing alimony, child support, and any financial agreements
  • From the “Documentation” page, you will be required to upload the required documents through a secure online process. Documents may also be faxed to First Bank and Trust to the attention of “Financial Aid Processing” at (504) 620-1450 or mailed to 909 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.
  • From the “Payment” page, you will be required to enter your bank’s routing number and your bank account number to process the non-refundable $40.00 application fee.

Once you submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation email from FBT. If additional information or documentation is required, you will be contacted by a bank representative at the email address or phone number provided.

Once the review of your application has been completed by First Bank and Trust, your information will be forwarded to the Office of Catholic Schools for a final determination on tuition assistance and you will be notified via email by August. You will not receive tuition assistance results from First Bank and Trust.

NO MEAT ON FRIDAY ... NO PROBLEM

The Men's Club has got you covered. Our Fabulous, Famous Friday Fish Fry dinners are available Fridays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


DRIVE THRU SERVICE ONLY MARCH 13TH. Please enter the back gate near El Paso Restaurant for the Drive Thru Line.


For only $10.00, you can choose a plate of delicious fried catfish, mac n' cheese, green beans, roll OR fish tacos, potatoes, green beans. What a deal!

Best Lent Ever - It's Not What You Give Up, It's What You Become

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SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS FOR MARCH

2019-2020 SMM SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

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Monday, March 16

  • Religion Fair Winners on WSMM 8:10 am WSMM Studio
  • Cheer Tryout Clinic 3:00 - 5:00 pm Gym

Tuesday, March 17

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day
  • Fire Drill 9:05 am
  • Cheer Tryout Clinic 3:00 - 5:00 pm Gym

Thursday, March 19

  • Report Cards Issued
  • Cheer Tryouts 3:00 - 5:00 pm E-Bldg Hall

Friday, March 20

  • School Mass 8:30 am Church Parents Are Welcome
  • Aftercare Is in the Gym
  • Men's Club Fish Fry 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday, March 27

  • School Mass 8:30 am Church
  • Aftercare Is in the Gym
  • Men's Club Fish Fry 5:00 - 8:00 pm

LEPRECHAUN HUMOR - TOO MANY GOOD ONES - SO YOU GET THEM ALL - HAPPY ST PATTY'S DAY

  • What kind of spells do leprechauns use? Lucky Charms!
  • Why do leprechauns hate running? They’d rather jig than jog.
  • Why do leprechauns love to garden? They have green thumbs!
  • What happens if a leprechaun falls into the ocean? He gets wet, of course.
  • Why shouldn’t you borrow money from a leprechaun? Because they’re always a little short.
  • Do leprechauns make good secretaries? Sure, they’re great at shorthand!
  • When does a leprechaun cross the road? When it turns green!
  • Why did the leprechaun climb over the rainbow? To get to the other side!
  • What do you call a leprechaun who broke the law? A lepre-con!
  • How did the leprechaun win the race? He took a shortcut.

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