CHARGER CHRONICLES

October 15, 2021

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SMM PRAYER LIST

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.


The Pope and Church Leaders; all fire fighters, police, first responders and health care workers


Simone Boell, Michelle Cottam, Kristen Knock, Lisa Ferrer, Pete Hensley, Candi Longmyle, Jessica Bodron, the Forrest Family, Pachi Tycer, Ron Myers, Stephen Koch, JoAnn Maples, Mike Buckley, Barbara Koch,Tom McCarty, Jamie Sowels, Mel Williams, and Charlotte Donahue.


For the repose of the soul of Michele Wolkins (the Bacon girls' grandmother); for her family and friends; and for all those who mourn her loss.


For our SMM students and Families and all others whose lives and health have been impacted by COVID and Hurricane Ida


For the intercession of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, that we may be spared loss of life and property during this hurricane season.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day

St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day is Sunday, October 16. Today our students honored her with a beautiful Mass celebrated by Fr. Dan who spoke of St. Margaret Mary's devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Seventh Grader, Avery Showalter, dressed as St. Margaret Mary and spoke about the saint's life at the introduction of the Mass.


The PTO provided cupcakes (petit Gateau) to all students after lunch. On Tuesday, all students will spend time in adoration like St. Margaret Mary did. The PTO will give each child a Holy Card with St. Margaret Mary's image on the front and the 12 promises Jesus made to St. Margaret Mary on the back.

VIRTUAL WILD THINGS ART CONTEST

Parents,

If your child would like to create and submit an independent drawing or painting of Louisiana native wildlife for the

Virtual Wild Things Art Contest

the new deadline is October 20, 2021.

This is the link for all of the guidelines and rules:


https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh/COSA/WT_Youth_Art.html


If you would like help matting the art, please get it to Mrs. Lisa by October 15.


Artwork of Red Eared Slider by Annie Schneidau, SMM Class of 2020

NEW SMM FILMMAKING CLUB OPEN TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students in 5th-7th grade were invited to join the new SMM Filmmaking Club this week. We will be creating videos that help our school community. The club will meet on specific Fridays after school until 4:30. Membership is limited, so if your student is interested and you can commit to those dates, please fill out the permission slip and have it ready to turn in Monday morning starting at 8:10 after checking into homeroom. Here's the link to the flyer:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UiXbfZ3iRzMuXyLpdTNcUgFQrNOXu39Zp2rtt5qwxUs/edit?usp=sharing

Class Pictures & Individual Retakes

Class pictures and retakes of individual school pictures will be done on the following days:

-Students in Kindergarten thru 7th grade on Thursday, October 21st


*Order forms for class pictures are being sent home this week. (Multiple copies of the same class picture can be done in one envelope; but if ordering class pictures from different homerooms please order and pay separately.)


*Students taking an individual school picture will receive an electronic link to view and order those pictures online.


*School uniforms must be worn


*Only students who were absent on school picture day OR who have a picture package in hand to return to the photographers will be eligible to take a retake of their individual school picture.

Thank You!

PARENT ALERT

CAUTION: Have you heard about “Squid Game”?

Several people have approached us regarding this new NETFLIX series and its negative impact on young children. Please read https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/netflixs-squid-game-warning-parents-council-incredibly-violent for more information. The image to the right shows symbols from the series that students are creating. Please be vigilant with your children.

YOUTH GROUP EVENT

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SAVE THE DATES FOR CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS OPEN HOUSE DATES

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Catholic High Schools Application & Admissions Process

Please click on the link below for information.

Pope John Paul II Catholic High school

Pre-registration for PJP Shadow Days is required. For more information about PJP events and registration, please click on this link: https://pjp.org/
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St. Mary's Dominican High School

For more information about upcoming DHS events and registration, click on this link: https://www.stmarysdominican.org/
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St. Paul's School

For more information about St. Paul's events and registration, please click on this link: https://www.stpauls.com/
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Lunch Menus October 18 -- 22

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COVID REPORTING & CONTACT TRACING

As it was last year, please call the office and/or contact Gay Knock at gknock@saintmm.org immediately if your child or member of your household tests positive for the Corona Virus. She is our COVID representative and communicates with the Louisiana Department of Health on a regular basis. She will get direction from the LDOH regarding protocols and quarantine restrictions.


We are not following the lead of the State Department of Eduction which allows parents to decide whether or not they quarantine their children who have been exposed to a positive person. We are following the Louisiana Department of Health's guidelines.

Mon, Oct 18

JV Flag Football vs St. Peter @ SMM 4:00 pm

SV Flag Football vs St. Peter @ SMM 5:00 pm


Tues, Oct 19

Students attend Adoration During the Day

Choir Practice 3:15 - 4:15 pm

JV Volleyball vs Lourdes @ SMM 4:00 pm

SV Volleyball vs Lourdes @ SMM 5:00 pm

PTO TACO TUESDAY GENERAL MTG 7:00 pm Gym


Wed, Oct 20

Honor Roll/Recognition Popsicle Surprise

SV Volleyball vs Our Lady of the Lake @ SMM 4:00 pm

Choir Practice 3:15 - 4:15 pm


Thurs, Oct 21

Class Pictures & Individual Picture Retakes Grades K-7

PTO Room Parent Mtg 8:15 am E-Bldg Hall

JV Flag Football vs St. Peter @ SSA 4:00 pm

SV Flag Football vs St. Peter @ SSA 5:00 pm

SV Volleyball Practice 3:15 - 4:30 pm


Fri, Oct 22

School Mass 2nd Grade Honored Parents are invited & Masks Required

Dance Team Practice 3:15 - 4:30 pm Gym

SV Flag Football vs Our Lady of the Lake @ SMM 4:00 pm

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


Mon, Oct 25

FALL FEST WEEK BEGINS - BE UNIQUE DAY!

JV Flag Football vs Lake Castle @ SMM 4:00 pm

SV Flag Football vs Lake Castle @ SMM 5:00pm

JV Volleyball @ First Baptist 4:00 pm

COMMUNICATION HUMOR

Why did the iphone wear glasses?


Because he lost his contacts.


-This joke was brought to you by Ella Sue Ryan in 2nd grade

PARENTS, DON'T FOGET TO LOGIN TO SMILE.AMAZON.COM WHEN BUYING ONLINE. A PART OF YOUR PURCHASE GOES TOWARDS SMM. WE ARE LISTED AS "ST. MARGARET MARY SCHOOL" IN SLIDWELL, LA. (OUR ORIGINAL INFO WAS INACCURATELY ENTERED, THUS THE MISSPELLING OF SLIDELL)


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