SMM PARENT NEWSLETTER

January 24, 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.


Teena Galatas, 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, Zachary Cresson, Keith Baumgarter, Gay LaFleur, Leslie Bouvier, Burt Bamping, Kasey Hart, and Dale McCloskey.


For the repose of the soul of Kathy Nugent's Sister, Sandra Chester; for her family and friends; and for all those who mourn her loss.

THANK YOU FROM ADMINISRATION

Thank you to everyone who helped make our Open House a success. In particular, we would like to thank our students who participated. We received rave reviews from our guests about our students' hospitality, manners, communication skills and their overall enthusiasm about SMM!


And, therefore, we must also thank our parents for raising such exceptional children.


Thank you, parents, for your continued support of our students and school where, "Together, we make great things happen."

SMM IS CELEBRATING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK JANUARY 27 - 31

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Archdiocese of New Orleans Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Celebrate with us and "have faith in Catholic schools" during Catholic Schools Week
January 26-February 1, 2020.
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COMMUNICATION ... COMMUNICATION ... COMMUNICATION

Parents, you may now find the Parent Newsletter, SMM Google Calendar, and Lunch Menus under Resource Documents on your Family Portal Page. You may also find the Parent Newsletter and Google Calendar on our website at www.saintmm.org

SPRING PICTURE DAY IS COMING



Kindergarten through 7th grade will take pictures on Thursday, January 30th. Picture proofs will be sent home for viewing and purchase, so no pre payment or pre-ordering is necessary.


Students may wear free dress on spring picture day, following the free dress regulations outlined in the student handbook.

CALLING ALL ASPIRING ACTORS & ACTRESSES IN GRADES 4 - 7

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LOUISIANA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATION


Louisiana Scholarship Program, also known as LA Believes, application window opened December 10th and will close on January 31, 2020. The Louisiana Scholarship Program is designed to provide students with additional opportunities to attend the school of their choice.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty line and must be entering kindergarten for the first time.

To learn about the Louisiana Scholarship Program, including how to apply for a scholarship, please review the Scholarship Program FAQ PDF.

https://www.louisianabelieves.com/docs/default-source/school-choice/faq-scholarship-program.pdf?sfvrsn=49d02864_30

To apply for a scholarship, please go to the Online Student Application for the Louisiana Scholarship Program webpage and submit your application by January 31st.

https://webapps.doe.louisiana.gov/publicapps/scholarshipsonlineapp/

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ADMINISTRATION RE: KINGCAKES

Mardi Gras season is upon us and we all know that it is great fun. BUT we ask that you do not bring Kingcakes for the students, unless it is a birthday or star student treat in the lower grades. All students will have Kingcakes on the Krewe of Heads Day, Friday, February 21.
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SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS FOR JANUARY

2019-2020 SMM SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR

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Monday, January 27

  • Registration for Returning Students Continues
  • Catholic Schools Week - Monday is Celebrating Our Students
  • Fun Run Committee Mtg 11:00 am
  • Robotics Club Mtg 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • JV Boys Basketball Playoff Game vs St. Dominic 4:30 pm @ St. Charles Borromeo in Destrehan

Tuesday, January 28

  • Catholic Schools Week - Tuesday is Celebrating Our Community

Wednesday, January 29

  • Catholic Schools Week - Wednesday is Celebrating Our Nation
  • Work of Mercy Day - Honoring Our Heroes
  • Girls Basketball @ Our Lady of the Lake School 5:00 pm

Thursday, January 30

  • Catholic Schools Week - Thursday is Celebrating Vocations
  • School Mass 8:30 am Church Parents are Invited
  • Spring Pictures Grades K - 7
  • PJP Mass 10:30 am - SC Reps attend

Friday, January 31

  • Catholic Schools Week - Friday is Celebrating Faculty, Staff & Volunteers
  • Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass 10:30 am St. Catherine of Sienna - NJHS & SC Officers Attend

Saturday, February 1

  • 7th Grade Overnight Retreat Camp Abbey, Covington

Monday, February 3

  • Registration for New Students Begins
  • Girls Basketball vs Our Lady of the Lake 4:00 pm @ SMM
  • Men's Club Mtg 6:30 pm Gym

Tuesday, February 4

  • K - 2nd Grade Students of the Month on WSMM 8:10 am
  • JV Boys Basketball @ Lake Castle 4:00 pm
  • SV Boys Basketball @ Lake Castle 5:00 pm
  • Used Uniform Sale 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, February 5

  • 3rd - 5th Grade Students of the Month on WSMM 8:10 am
  • Girls Basketball vs St Peter 5:00 pm @ Coquille Park

Thursday, February 6

  • 6th & 7th Grade Students of the Month on WSMM 8:10 am
  • Girls Basketball @ First Baptist 4:00 pm
  • SV Boys Basketball @ First Baptist 5:00 pm

Friday, February 7

  • School Mass 8:30 am Church Parents Are Invited to Join Us
  • Cub Scout Pack Mtg 6:30 - 8:00 pm Gym

Saturday, February 8

  • SMM School Play Auditions & Rehearsal 9:00 am - 12 noon Gym

ICHTHYOLOGY HUMOR

Why don't fish need to do homework?


Because they are always swimming in schools.

Don't Forget About These Important Links

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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PARENTS, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILDREN HAVE ADEQUATE FUNDS IN THEIR LUNCH ACCOUNTS BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS. YOU MAY LOG ON BELOW IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT. IF NOT, PLEASE SET ONE UP ON CHECK REGISTRATION DAY.
MY SCHOOL BUCKS IS AN ADDITIONAL APP FOR A SERVICE TO HELP PARENTS KEEP UP WITH THEIR CHILDREN'S LUNCH ACCOUNTS.