The Summer Trojan Times

June 2023

Mission Statement

St. Maria Goretti is a living testament to our Lord's work in His youngest disciples, exemplified by academic excellence, spiritual formation, and compassionate service to others.

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School aims to form what is True, Good, and Beautiful in the souls of our young disciples of Christ.

Principal's Message

Dear St. Maria Goretti Catholic School Families,

I hope that you are enjoying your summer so far.

Please remember that you will be charged a school supply fee this year, we will NOT need to purchase school supplies. You will only need to get your child a backpack and lunch box for the upcoming school year.

Mark your calendars for Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM.

The summer reading assignments are listed below. Please encourage your child(ren) to read every day!

Students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to work on their service hours this summer. Students can volunteer to work at a local vacation bible school, volunteer at Mission Arlington, or serve at weekend Masses. Hours cannot be earned for serving weekday Masses or doing household chores. These hours will be turned in to Sister Thuan by the end of the first quarter. See the form below.

The SMGCS Yearbook sale ends FRIDAY! You can also order an ad for your graduating 8th grader, 2nd grader making their first communion or any student to celebrate an accomplishment. Use this link to order your yearbook or ad today.

In May I sent out parent surveys to get your feedback about the year. These are due by Friday as well.

Returning parent:

Parents who are leaving SMGCS:

Finally, the school office will be closed from June 26-July 7, 2023. We will return on July 10, 2023.

Thank you for being so committed to our Catholic School. Have a wonderful summer.

St. Maria Goretti, Pray for Us!


Amy Utendorf, M.Ed.


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SMG Summer Office Hours

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Summer Reading Lists

For years, educators have known that students lose reading skills during the summer if they do not continue reading. They call this loss the “summer slide”. Research on summer reading finds that students who DO NOT READ in the summer can lose two to three months of reading skills; kids who DO READ tend to gain a month of reading proficiency. We also hope our reading program will promote a love of reading books that are wholesome and enjoyable.

Following are the required and recommended summer reading by grade level, in addition to the verification form due back to each student's literature teacher on Friday, August 18, 2023.

PreK Summer Reading List

Kindergarten Summer Reading List

1st Grade Summer Reading List

2nd Grade Summer Reading List

3rd Grade Summer Reading List

4th Grade Summer Reading List

5th Grade Summer Reading List

6th Grade Summer Reading List

7th Grade Summer Reading List

8th Grade Summer Reading List

Looking for something to do this week? Does your SMGCS or NCHS student need service hours? Do you want to help your parish school? Come and help us do some summer cleaning, gardening, and moving.

Use the link below to sign up.

Thank you Nurse Beth

This past week Nurse Beth hosted her Summer Camp. The girls were busy! The played hard and learned a lot!

Franciscan Farewell

The parish is hosting a farewell for Father Mike and Father Stan on Saturday, July 23, 2023.

If you would like to donate or work please sign up using the links below.

Food donations:

Volunteer to set up, serve, or clean up:

Sports Physicals Available Beginning May 20th

Click on link for Catholic School Health Report form:

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Altar Server Summer Training

Training dates will be announced based on student registration. Please contact Ms. Sylvia Curiel or Ms. Vasquez if you are interested in training to be an altar server.

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Need Prayers?

We all do!! The St. Maria Goretti Catholic School Community would love to pray for you and your intentions. Please send all prayer requests to:

Meet Our Priests!

St. Maria Goretti Parish Website:

Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth

Serving the North Texas Catholic community by providing the faithful opportunities to grow in Christian discipleship and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.