CHARGER CHRONICLES

October 16, 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, Krista Soileau, Dr. Joel Fokom, Nicholas Eirich, Jake Blalock, Pat Karrigan, Carla Hurlburt, and Eileen Bruno.


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 Hurricanes Laura, Sally & Delta; 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.

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary

On October 25 at 2pm, St. Margaret Mary Parish will have a Rosary Procession starting at the entrance of the Church lead by the Blessed Sacrament and continuing through the property of St. Margaret Mary. We will pray the Rosary as we walk and end with Benediction at the Grotto. If it is raining, we will still pray in the Church!! Please join us.


As a reminder: SMM students and faculty pray a decade of the rosary, led by Mission Club members, every morning on the WSMM Morning Show at 8:10 am. Please join us in spirit at that time and pray wherever you are.

Attention Parents of 5th, 6th & 7th Grade Students

The combination locks have arrived! Mr. Collins and Coach Gay will place the locks on the lockers early next week. We have created a blue locker hall for 7th graders and a red one for 5th and 6th graders. A schedule of times will be made available when students are to enter the locker hall. The policy will be "Get n' Go" with no socializing in the halls. Masks must be worn at all times. Students will be able to choose their lockers on Wednesday, October 21.


We are anxiously awaiting the November update form the governor. We hope that the students will be able to start moving classes and use their lockers then.


In the meantime, students may rent their lockers for a fee of $3.00 which has been billed to and is payable through your FACTS accounts.


IMPORTANT: Due to an increase in student passwords being used by others, we will institute a detention for any student who is logging into another student's account. Updates will be made to the handbook.

About the Nick Eirich Fund Raiser Tomorrow

Nick Eirich is a student at PJP who had a heart transplant a couple of years ago, but is experiencing complications now. He has been hospitalized for a few weeks and has undergone many procedures. Through all of this, his parents say his spirits are high and he is a fighter.
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GREAT NEWS FROM ARCHDIOCESAN NUTRITION SERVICES

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LET'S GET INTO THE SWING OF IT ...

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GOLF CLASSIC REGISTRATION & SPONSOR FORM - DOWNLOADABLE PDF

BIRTHDAYS ARE BACK ... ON WSMM

We will begin acknowledging birthdays on WSMM this week. Since we must still socially distance and maintain our static groups, we will do it by homerooms in grades K through 2. Grades 3 through 7 will be done by grade. Students will be expected to wear their masks the entire time. We will backtrack to summer birthdays beginning July 16. Every few weeks, we will work through the cycle. Here is the first schedule:


3rd Grade on Tues, Oct 20 - July 16 - Oct 22 birthdays

4th Grade on Thurs, Oct 22 - July 16 - Oct 22 birthdays

5th Grade on Tues, Oct 27 - July 16 - Oct 29 birthdays

6th Grade on Wed, Oct 28 - July 16 - Oct 29 birthdays

7th Grade on Thurs, Oct 29 - July 16 - Oct 29 birthdays


SINCE PARENTS ARE STILL NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS, YOU MAY VIEW THE WSMM MORNING SHOW LIVE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE MONDAYS THROUGH THURSDAYS AT 8:10 AM. WSMM WILL BE POSTED ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AFTERWARDS AT SAINT MARGARET MARY SCHOOL @ SLIDELL

TEACHER FEATURE: TAMMY BAUER

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Hi, My Name Is Tammy Bauer and This Is My Story

I was born and raised in Slidell and graduated from St. Margaret Mary School. My daughter, Addison, attends SMM and I love the Catholic family environment. In fact, I was the front office receptionist for 5 years before Ms. Susan took my place. I also owned my own martial arts studio called Slidell Kicks.


I became a teacher because I love working with kids and helping them reach their goals. I strive to teach my students how to see their potential and believe in themselves. I have been teaching for three years and this is my first year at SMM. I teach middle school English Language Arts and Reading.


When I am not at school, I am a mom to my crazy 6-year-old daughter and I spend much of time with my family. I am the #1 aunt to my many nieces and nephews. My entire family is involved with St. Margaret Mary Parish. My dad is a deacon at SMM, my mom is the former Director of Religious Education, my sister-in-law is the Youth Minister, and many family members are part of the music ministry and are altar servers. This is my home!


I love Star Wars! My dog's name is Anakin and we have three guinea pigs named, Solo, Kylo, and Leia. I am still involved in martial arts. I LOVE sports and enjoy watching my students play in their games. Maybe, I’ll get to coach at SMM one day.

TEACHER FEATURE: Tyler Miller

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Hi, I'm Tyler Miller and Here Is My Story

I was born and raised in Slidell and I graduated form St. Margaret Mary School. Since I was 5 years old, SMM has always felt like home to me. When I returned as a teenager to work aftercare, I knew there was no place I’d rather be. SMM has played such a significant role in my life and will always be like family.


I have been working at SMM for 3 years and am a PreK-4 assistant. I have always loved helping children learn new things. It is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world! In fact, I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Education so that I can continue to make a difference in our students' lives.


When I am not working or studying for my degree, I enjoy time with my son Easton, watching sports, fishing, reading, and doing anything outdoors. We have a Rottweiler named Stella. My son Easton attends SMM and is in Mrs. Ganucheau’s class. For those of you who don’t know, my mom is Ms. Susan who works in the front office. So, you could say, SMM is our second home.

SOME MORE AWESOME ART WORK TO PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

The SMM Flag Football Season begins on Monday, October 26 when our Senior Varsity travels to Bogalusa to play Annunciation. Please see the calendar for our home games. There are COVID restrictions from the Archdiocese which we must follow nat all games. Coach Matt, Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Ganucheau will inform the parents of the football players, cheerleaders, and dance team members.


Congratulations to the members of the SV Team:

Landon Bremond, Cameron Cockrell, Brady DeHarde, Dorian Francis, Landon Guidry, Noah Mese, Andrew Moreno, Kale Oertling, Gabe Rainey, Dominik Smith, and Michael Thiel.


Congratulations to the members of the JV Team:

Carson Buckley, Patrick Chabreck, Ayden Dartez, Brandon Diaz, Matthew Donovan, Bryce Dowell, Logan Geiman, Brennan Higgins, Jace Mire, Landon Richards, Ryan Rist, Kamden Skinner, and Chase Spadoni


GEAUX CHARGERS!

CATHOLIC HIGh SCHOOLS ADMISSION PROCESS


Please see below the admission calendar of important dates. In addition, please click on the attachments that follow for the updated list of Open House dates and the actual application process.

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INFORMATION ABOUT PJP'S OPEN HOUSE

Pope John Paul II High School has officially rescheduled their 2020 Open House for Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30-8pm. The online registration link is www.pjp.org/future-jaguars/.


Here’s some information regarding how PJP is following the COVID-19 guidelines for Open House:


  • All guests must reserve an appointment in advance. Walk-ins are not permitted.
  • Every 15 minutes, 5 families will be scheduled for their tour check-in. Faculty/staff will monitor entrance for social distancing and masks. Masks will be worn the entire time by everyone.
  • Families will be toured through the campus by 1 or 2 PJP Student Ambassadors. Ambassadors/Faculty/Staff will remain socially distant from the families.
  • The essential/required faculty/staff will attend. No additional personnel or students will be present.
  • There will be NO general gathering at any time.



Their plan is to have almost 50 slots available for families on Open House night. They are also providing the following options, which will be scheduled on an individual basis as requested:


  1. Private/personal tours for a family on campus outside of regular school hours.
  2. Virtual tour/appointment via Zoom


All of the options can be requested or scheduled on our website at www.pjp.org/future-jaguars/ or via email/phone to me.

INFORMATION ABOUT ST. SCHOLASTICA'S OPEN HOUSE

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ST. PAUL'S OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION

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LOVE LIFE AMENDMENT ON NOVEMBER 3RD BALLOT

Attention, all Louisiana citizens: on the November 3rd election ballot, you will be asked, “Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion & the funding of abortion shall NOT be found in the Louisiana Constitution?” Please vote YES for Amendment #1. In Louisiana, we love babies & their mothers, so we want to make sure that no judge “finds” a right to abortion or the taxpayer funding of abortion in our Constitution as they have done in 13 other states.


The 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign is from September 23 and November 1. We are asking everyone to pray &/or do some type of penance during those 40 days for an end to abortion. If anyone is so inclined, St. Margaret Mary has adopted October 17 as our day to go in front of the "Women's Health Care Center," an abortion facility in New Orleans, to pray for an hour sometime between 7:00 AM & 7:00 PM. We will have a sign-up sheet in the church vestibule.

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Menus October 19 - 22

Monday, October 19

HOT: Sweet Heat Meatballs; Mac n' Cheese; Baked Beans; Chilled Applesauce; Milk

SANDWICH: Hamburger on Bun; Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes & Pickles; Mac n' Cheese; Baked Beans; Chilled Applesauce; Milk


Tuesday, October 20

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


Wednesday, October 21

HOT: Chicken Parmesan Pasta; Garlic Roll; Caesar Salad; Chilled Strawberries; Milk

SANDWICH: Chicken Tenders; Fries; Garlic Roll; Caesar Salad; Chilled Strawberries; Milk


Thursday, October 22

HOT: Loaded Nacho Supreme Bowl; Shredded Lettuce & Diced Tomatoes; Golden Corn; Chilled Pears; Milk

SANDWICH: Pepperoni Pizza; Fries; Shredded Lettuce & Diced Tomatoes; Golden Corn; Chilled Pears; Milk

Fall Humor

How do you fix a broken pumpkin?


With a pumpkin patch.

2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR (Subject to Change)

SMM Google Calendar Link

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

Why did Waldo go to therapy?


To find himself.

Don't Forget About These Important Links

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