The Trojan Times

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School March 17, 2019

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.

Principal's Message

Dear SMG Families and Friends,

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I pray that you all enjoyed a wonderful and restful Spring Break!

In this edition, you will find information about:

  • 2019/2020 Registration/Enrollment
  • Screen Time and Educational Apps presentation
  • SMG Running Club & the Fort Worth Zoo Run Registration
  • Date Change for the Keeping Children Safe in Cyberspace Presentation
  • Available Teacher Outings
  • and Calendar Notes

Also, on Saturday (March 23rd) several SMG students in grade 3-8 will compete in the Private School Interscholastic Association District Meet, which will be held at St. Pius X Catholic School in Dallas. This is the first year that SMG has participated in PSIA, an academic competition team, and our students and their teacher coaches have been working hard the last several weeks preparing for the meet. This year, SMG has 32 students who are competing in one or more of 4 events including Math; Number Sense; Maps, Graphs, and Charts; and Ready Writing. Next year, we hope to grow the team and will compete in other academic events as well. Please keep our participants in your prayers as they compete this weekend. I will be sure to let you know how the outcome of the meet in next week's Trojan Times.

I look forward to seeing your students back bright and early tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and the remainder of Spring Break!

St. Maria Goretti, Pray for Us!


Laura Behee, M.Ed.


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Regular 2019-2020 Registration is Open

Check your email communications for information about the registration/enrollment process, tuition, and payment structure, which was emailed to all school families. Information is also available on the school website at

Free Workshop: Screen Time and Educational Apps

Catapult Learning invites you to a Title 1 Parent Workshop: Screen Time and Educational Apps
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March 21st Deadline for the Fort Worth Zoo Run

SMG Run Club

We are ready for Spring and ready to RUN!

Join our team as we run at the Fort Worth Zoo Run.

You can register online and join our team- SMG Run Club.

You must register by March 21, 2019.

April 6th is 22nd Annual Fort Worth Zoo Run

Keeping Children Safe in Cyberspace Presentation Date Change!!

Due to a scheduling conflict on the presenter's part, the Keeping Children Safe in Cyberspace presentation originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th will need to be rescheduled. We are currently considering either Thursday, March 28th or Tuesday, April 5th. We will email families this week as soon as a definitive date has been made.

An FBI agent from the Cyber Crimes Division will be on campus meeting with our 7th and 8th Grade students during the school day on the day of the presentation. He will be discussing cyber safety, social media apps, and cyber crimes in a age/grade-level appropriate format.

The agent will be giving a more detailed presentation to parents that evening at 6:30PM in the Cafetorium. Because of the graphic nature of the information the agent will be sharing with parents, the evening presentation is for PARENTS/ADULTS ONLY. No Children or Students will be permitted to be in attendance. Please make arrangements for child care if you plan to attend.

Teacher Outings Still Available!!

There are several Teacher Outings still available! If you are interested in purchasing an outing for your student, please contact Mrs. Malloy in the school office

In addition to the class outings, please see information on the Trojans Cheer Camp below.

Tiny Trojans Cheer Camp

Ms. Meurer and Mrs. Paladini are sponsoring a cheer clinic for grades 1-4 on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students will be learning a dance and a cheer taught by the SMG cheerleaders. They will perform the routines during the spring pep rally! Included in the day are a t-shirt, a snack, and a great time!

The cost is $25 and there are 5 spots still available for purchase.

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Alumni News

All SMG Alumni, we want to hear from you and share any news you have with the rest of the Trojan Community! Please send us your address, phone number, and email address so that we may keep in touch. As well, if you have news and information that you would like to share with the SMG Community, we would like that as well! Please send your information to Abbey Lewis at

Once a Trojan--Always a Trojan!

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.

Calendar Notes

Monday, March 18th: Classes resume; 3:30-4:30PM Good Works Club

Tuesday, March 19th: 1:30PM NJHS Induction and Reception

Wednesday, March 20th: 3:30-4:00PM Running Club (weather permitting)

Thursday, March 21st: Deadline to register for SMG Run Club - Fort Worth Zoo Run on April 6th

6:00-7:00PM; Free Catapult Workshop: Screen Time and Educational Apps

6:00-8:00PM in the Cafetorium; 7th grade class outing: Movie Party

Friday, March 22nd: 2:30PM Stations of the Cross, 3rd Quarter Report Cards emailed to Parents

Saturday, March 23rd: PSIA District Meet (3rd-8th Grade) at St. Pius Catholic School, Dallas

Tuesday, March 26th: Keeping Children Safe CyberSpace Talk 6:30PM in Cafetorium (parents/adults only)

Wednesday, March 27th: 10:00AM Talent Show: 3rd - 8th grade students participating

3:30-4:00PM Running Club (weather permitting)

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Arlington, Texas 76013

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