Trojan Times

April 20 - April 29

Week At A Glance

Monday, April 23

  • Dress Down Day for Attending Screenagers Event
  • Student Council Meeting - Lunch - 8B Classroom
  • Girls Softball vs. St. John 4:45 pm (SMG Fields)
  • Girls Softball vs. SEAS 6:15 pm (@SMG Fields)
  • H&S Meeting 7:00 pm (Cafetorium)

Tuesday, April 24

  • NJHS induction 1:30 pm (Church)
  • Boys Baseball vs. SEAS Gold 4:45 pm (SEAS fields)

Wednesday, April 25

  • School Mass - Remember to bring a canned good

  • 8th Grade Vocations and Diocese Mass 10:00 to 3:00 (St. Patrick's)

  • Math Night (Pre-K3 - Grade 5) 6-:00-7:30 pm

Thursday, April 26
  • Boys Baseball vs.St. Joseph 4:45 pm (@ SMG)
  • First Grade Teacher Outing - "Pirate for a Day"

  • Fourth Grade Teacher Outing- "Painting with Amy"

  • Pot Belly Dine Out Night - FLYER NEEDED -See attachment below

  • Early Childhood Committee - 6:30 pm

Saturday, April 28

  • 1st Communion Retreat (Cafetorium) 9:00am - 1:00 pm

Sunday, April 29

  • Spirit Games 11:00-4:00 (NCHS)

Letter from the Principal

Dear SMG Families,

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, SMG will once again participate in the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation Spirit Games 2018. As you know, this foundation has been a tremendous help providing financial assistance to families at all of our diocesan schools. This is an incredible blessing, and we are very grateful. I would love it if SMG had the most participants in the Spirit Games this year and won the spirit award in 2018!

If you want your children to participate and help SMG will the award for the most participation, please visit the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation link to register online for this fun filled event. There is a one-time fee of $15.00 which includes a shirt and all the games and activities during the event!

Spirit Game Day will have Mass with Rev. Matthew Tatyrek at 11 A.M. After Mass, there will be carnival games, kickball, dodgeball, face painting, sand art, and Nolan Catholic High School concession stands will be open to purchase food and drinks. In addition, we want to build excitement for the games on Sunday, April 29th, therefore, the students may wear their Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation Spirit Games t-shirt purchased this school year the week of April 23rd – April 27th with the uniform bottoms. We are looking forward to this event this next weekend. I can’t wait to see our SMG families there!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call the school office at 817-275-5081.

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

Mrs. Pierce

Super Heroes LOVE Math Night April 25

Parents and Students grades Pre-K 3 - 5 are invited to join us for Math Night on April 25 from 6:00 - 7:30. Join our SMG staff along with some representatives from UTA for a fun night of Math. Play games with mom and dad, enjoy some pizza and snacks. Dress as your favorite Super Hero for a fun night for all. All students who attend will earn a non-uniform dress pass.

Teacher Outings Still Available

Teacher Outings remain available on the dinner dance website.

Kindergarten - "Drive In Movie" - Thurs, May 3

First Grade - "Pirate for a Day" - Thurs. Apr.26

Fourth Grade - "Painting with Amy" Thurs. Apr. 26

Sixth Grade - "Painting with a Twist" - Wed. May 16

Eighth Grade - "Sand Volleyball" - Mon. May 7

PE & Computers (2nd - 6th) - "Big Bopper and 9 Square" - Date to be Determined

Art - (5th - 8th) - "Baking Pretzels" - Wed. May 9

Davis Construction Update

The traffic is now open both ways in front of the Church and School.

It is best to access the property either by Mitchell and turning south or Park Row and turning north. Benge Street is also open. There may be street closures North of Mitchell or South of Park Row. From Mitchell to Abram traffic is North bound only during the day changing to two way after 6pm. This traffic flow will stay this way until June.

Student Council Hosting Talent Show

Calling all future stars! Student Council is sponsoring and hosting a student talent show. Interested acts should sign up using the attached form. All acts must sign up by Friday, April 27. For more information contact either Mrs. Benson or Ms. Jordan.
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Volunteer Spirit Hour Updates

The deadline to turn in SPIRIT hours for this school year is Friday, May 11th to have them included on your final report. Final SPIRIT Reports for the year will go out May 16th. (If you have already completed your SPIRIT commitment, you will not receive a report). If you earn SPIRIT hours after May 11th, please submit those hours to the office before you leave the school so that your totals can be adjusted.

Upcoming SPIRIT opportunities- see SignUp Genius for more details:

  • Daily- Lunchroom/Playground:
  • April 28: First Communion Retreat
  • April 29: SMG Game booth at Nolan Spirit Games
  • May 21: H&S Meeting, 7pm, 1 SPIRIT hour per parent in attendance

  • 4th of July Parade – SMG has a long tradition of participation in the Arlington 4th of July Parade. We are in need of a chairperson for this year’s parade – this can be simply organizing a group of students to march or doing a full-blown float. Applications for Parade entries are due in May so there is still time to plan. Experienced families are available to advise and donated vehicles / trailer are available. For more info:

Spirit Games Help Fund Scholarships for Catholic Schools

The Spirit Games will be held on April 29 at Nolan Catholic High School from 10-3:00 pm. This event helps to fund scholarships for all of our diocesan Catholic Schools. Following the Opening Mass, there will be festival games for everyone to participate in. Join us for this great day of fellowship and fun! This is a family event. No students are to be dropped off unattended, please.
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Special Thanks

Thank you to Grade 3 for a delicious luncheon this week!

Thank you to all who came to SCREENAGERS parent night. Those who attended found the information helpful in navigating their child through the digital age. It definitely provided some details on providing a “Balanced Approach” when monitoring digital devices and the impact they have on today’s digital kids.

Sport Banquet Date Changed!

Due to the recent rescheduling of the diocesan track meet to May 4, we have moved our sports banquet date to Friday, May 11. Please make a note of the new date and time.

May Preview

May 3 - Talent Show 6:30 -8:30 pm

May 4 - Grandparents Day

May 4 - History Fair

May 4 - Rescheduled Track Meet

May 5 - First Holy Communion Mass 11:00 AM (Church)

May 7 - H&S Board Meeting 6:30 pm

May 8 - May Crowning - 10:00 am (Church)

May 9 - Teacher of the Day

May 9 - Trojan Round-Up

May 10- Austin Trip

May 11 - Sports Banquet

May 12 - Mother/Son Dance

May 18 - 22 - Finals

May 23 - Candle Passing

May 24- Final Walk and Graduation

May 25 - Kindergarten Promotion

May 29 - Career Day

May 30 - Field Day

May 31 - Final Awards Assembly / Last Day of School

Summer Program Information

SMG Vacation Bible School

When: June 18-22nd

Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Registration is now open!

For updated information, prices, and to register, please visit our website at *Student volunteer applications will be coming soon.*

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