CHARGER CHRONICLES

September 13, 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, Dale Davis, Cherie Manuel, Paula Satterlee, Lorraine Olmo, Jessica Bodron, Mike Champagne, Lisa Ferrer, Dr. Joel Fokom, and the Comeaux and Boudreaux Families.


For the repose of the soul of Mrs. Secrist's Mother and Kennedy Brindell's Great Garndmother, Augusta Flanagan; for her family and friends; and for all those who mourn her loss.


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


For all those who suffered loss of life or property during Hurricane Laura; may they receive the comfort, resources, and help needed for a quick and complete recovery.


Our Lady of Prompt Succor, please protect us from damage to life and property during this hurricane season.

Dear parents,

In our zeal to share our excitement regarding our students, one or two of our teachers and I may have shared your child's image on our personal social media accounts -- for that I am truly sorry. I have since deleted any reference to students on my personal account and will most definitely refrain from doing so moving forward.


In our handbook, you gave the privilege of sharing your child's information as listed below, "St. Margaret Mary School retains the right to use the names, voices, and/or likeness of our students faculty, parents, and staff in school-related publications, audiovisual and electronic transmissions, etc., without compensation or reimbursement to the parties involved. These items may include, but are not limited to, photographs, video tapes, live broadcasts, sound recordings, and electronic transmission."


I apologize for this failure in protocol and assure you that it has been addressed with our faculty. In the future, only the school authorized social media accounts will be used for this purpose as stated in the policy.


Thank you,


Chris Collins

PHASE III?

What does it mean for SMM? Really not much. The mask mandate is still in place. Schools have some restrictions that other businesses do not. Static groups must still be maintained with one exception - students in grades 3 - 7 may intermingle homerooms while at recess as long as they follow the established SMM safe social distancing and masking rules. Students must still wash and/or sanitize their hands before and after certain activities. Teachers must still wipe down high activity areas.


One bit of good news ... we will be able to start piano and choir soon. Mrs. Tiffany Brewer, SMM piano instructor and choir director, took a temporary sub position at PJP, but will be returning to SMM in a few weeks.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call school administration. We are the official source of information regarding SMM policies and procedures, events and activities, SMM calendar, Phase III, etc. Thank you.

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STUDENT OUNCIL OFFICERS ELECTED

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Student Council Officers who were elected by their peers in the middle school. (L to R) Raegan Templet, Treasurer; Annie Schneidau, President; Sophie Koniditsiotis, Secretary; and Grace Manion, Vice-President.


We also want to congratulate all our students who ran for office. They were confident and expressed themselves well when giving their speeches on WSMM. Kudos to: Gabe Cucinella and Brady DeHarde - candidates for President; Madison Bywater, Alexis Desroche, Shelby Fischer, Ava Pender, Ryan Rist, and Gabriella Silessi - candidates for Vice-President; Brook Chetta, Emma Dorion, Madison Forrest, Lauren Grant, Andrew Moreno, Shae Spadoni, and Avery Young - candidates for Secretary; Brady Bauer, Brayden Hattier, Abigail Nguyen, and Avery Showalter - candidates for Treasurer.


We are proud of all our candidates!

Important Information for Parents of 7th Grade Students

The 7th grade fee has been billed to your FACTS account. The fee covers items associated with the 7th grade promotion, fun day, retreat, and big field trip. The fee is due in full by January 15, 2021, but you may make payments on it until then.


The Archdiocese Office of Catholic Schools is currently reviewing the admissions process and high school open house schedule. As soon as we have the new directives, we will post them in the Charger Chronicles. Mr. Osborn will also email and/or provide a hard copy of the admission application and process.

PTO

Our awesome PTO is in search of a few new team members to serve in the following positions:

Board Members: Secretary, President Elect, and Vice President of Fundraising.


Committee Chairs & Members: Teacher Luncheons, Book Fair, Annual Fundraiser, and Spirit Day/Fundraising Nights.


Many people may be hesitant to volunteer for the PTO; but the more people who volunteer, the less work there is for everybody. If you are one of the hesitant parents, ask a friend to volunteer with you ... then your tasks and time will be cut in half AND you will have fun!


Our SMM PTO is an awesome organization. Our PTO provides services and support for our children and school. Our PTO plays an integral part in the success of our school.


If you want to be a part of our team, please contact Kelly Songy: krsongy31001@gmail.com


Our next PTO Board Meeting is Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 PM

Our next PTO general Meeting is Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 PM

A MESSAGE FROM MR. OSBORN

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GOOD NEWS! THE USDA HAS APPROVED FREE LUNCHES FOR ALL STUDENTS - PLEASE READ MESSAGE BELOW

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Menus September 14 - 18

Monday, September 14

HOT: Red Beans & Rice; Chicken Smackers; Glazed Carrots; Mandarin Oranges; Milk

SANDWICH: Fried Chicken Tenders; Baked Beans; Glazed Carrots; Mandarin Oranges; Milk


Tuesday, September 15

HOT ONLY: Crispy Beef Taco w/ Shredded Cheese, Shredded Lettuce, Chopped Tomatoes; Golden Corn; Fresh Fruit; Cinnamon Roll; Milk


Wednesday, September 16

HOT: Chicken Fajita Alfredo Pasta; Southern Butter Roll; Seasoned Green Beans; Chilled Strawberries; Milk

SANDWICH: Bacon Cheeseburger on Bun; Shredded Lettuce, Chopped Tomatoes, Pickles; Seasoned Green Beans; Chilled Strawberries; Milk


Thursday, September 17

HOT: Chicken Nuggets; Baked Macaroni & Cheese; Tots/Shoestrings/Crinkles/Smilies; Glazed Carrots; Chilled Pineapples; Milk

SANDWICH: Mini Corn Dogs; Tots/Shoestrings/Crinkles/Smilies; Glazed Carrots; Chilled Pineapples; Milk


Friday, September 18

HOT: Italian Baked Pasta; Steamed Broccoli; Chilled Peaches; Garlic Roll; Cookie; Milk

SANDWICH: General Tso Chicken Smackers; Tots/Crinkles/Shoestring/Smilies; Steamed Broccoli; Chilled Peaches; Garlic Roll; Cookie; Milk

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Do You Want To Go To Sunday Mass?

St. Margaret Mary Church has ample room for up to 150 people during weekend Masses (Saturday 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM (Spanish) and Sunday 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, Noon, and 5:00 PM) and still be socially distant. Masks are required to attend any Mass. While you do not need a reservation to attend any of our weekday Masses (Monday through Friday 8:30 AM; Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:30 PM (English); and Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 PM (Spanish), reservations are necessary to attend one of the weekend Masses. In addition to calling 985-201-5504 to reserve your spot for weekend Mass, you can also go online to reserve a place at Mass. To do this, follow these simple steps:


1. Go to www.saintmmchurch.org/massreservations

2. Select the time that you would like to reserve a spot for Mass

3. Once on the site, click the green button marked "Register"

4. Click the dropdown menu to ark how many are in your party. Then click "Register"

5. To finish, you will need to put your name and your email address. Then click "Register to compete the process

6. An email will be sent to your email address to confirm your spot is saved.

7. Sit back and relax, knowing that your spot has been reserved!

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2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR (Subject to Change)

SMM Google Calendar Link

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

JUST A CORNY JOKE

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Frost bite!

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