The Trojan Times

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School October 10, 2021

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,

The yearbooks have arrived! We will be giving them to students this Thursday. If you didn't order a yearbook or if you forgot if you ordered a yearbook, please let Mrs. Martinez know. We have several yearbooks available to purchase for $25 each.

If you purchased anything for the KK, we need your Expense Reimbursement Form and receipts to the office no later than Thursday, October 14, 2021. (see link below)

Parent-Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, October 14th, from 1:00 PM-8:00 PM. Children should not attend these conferences. Please be sure to sign up for a time to meet with your child's homeroom teacher. If you would like to conference with another teacher, please email them directly to set up a mutually agreed-upon date and time.

We will be having a Spring Creek BBQ Sauce fundraiser. Please see more information in the flyer below.

We ask that you continue to keep our students, teachers, staff, and priests in your prayers.

St. Maria Goretti, Pray for Us!


Amy Utendorf, M.Ed.


KK Receipts due October 14, 2021

Spring Creek BBQ Fundraiser and Dine Out Night!

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Spring Creek BBQ Dine Out - Tuesday, October 26th, 5-9PM

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Please complete the following survey to gauge interest in SMGCS participating in PSIA again this year.

Fall Book Fair October 11-14

The SMG Fall Book Fair will take place October 11-14. Please see this link for our Class Preview and Purchase Schedule.

Our efair is now live, and it allows you to make a student wish list and to purchase from an expanded catalog. To shop our online book fair, go to and use the code Z538L. Follet will ship your books to the school after the fair is complete.

We will need volunteers before, during, and after the fair. Please use the following Sign Up Genius Link.

Changes to Mass Hosting Schedule

The Class Mass Hosting schedule has been updated for the year. Please note that second grade will be leading Mass in the spring. If you plan to attend Mass when your child is participating, please consult the new schedule.

  • October 13 - 8th Pennell
  • October 20 - 8th Pick
  • October 27 - 7th Nguyen
  • November 3 - 6th Jones (revised)
  • November 10 - 6th Baxter (Seyer) (revised)
  • November 17 - 5th Schump (revised)

Red and blue cardigan sweaters, not vests, are required for Mass. Please ensure your child is following the Mass dress code.

Lunch room and recess helpers needed!

Please consider volunteering to help during lunch and recess. Service hours will be earned. Click on the signup genius link for a description of duties. All volunteers must be current with their Virtus training.

SMG Clubs - Mark Your Calendar!


  • 3:15-4:00PM Rubik Cube Club-CANCELLED October 11th
  • 3:30-5:00PM Cheer Club (Paladini/Cruz)
  • 3:30-4:15PM 5th-8th Trojan Troupe Drama Club (Richards) Begins Sept. 27
  • 6:00-8:00PM FIRST Lego League Robotics (Moralesl) Begins Sept. 13
    • Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6


  • Library Leaders during Recess (Richards)
  • 6:00-7:00PM Ballet Folklorico (Zavala) Begins Sept. 14


  • SMG Broadcast Club during 6th, 7th, 8th Lunch/Recess (Jones) Begins Oct. 6
  • 3:30-4:15PM Chess Club (Nguyen) Begins Sept. 22 - Every other Wednesday
    • Sept. 22, Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1, 15 (One Day Tournament)
  • 3:30-4:15PM Running Club (weather permitting) (Gutierrez/Mitchell) Begins Oct. 6
    • Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1, 15, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9, 23, April 6, 27, May 4, 11


  • 3:15-4:30PM 4th-8th Garden Club (Pick)
  • 3:30-4:15PM Tai Chi Club (Nguyen) Begins Sept. 16 - Every other Thursday
    • Sept. 16, 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, Dec. 9 REVISED DATES
  • 3:30-4:15PM 3rd-8th Cecilian Singers Club (Richards) Begins Sept. 30

SMG Broadcast Club

If you are interested in learning more about TV Journalism, Acting, Film, Production, Editing, Writing, Media Distribution, and so much more - this is the club for you. Our first major goal will be to create a weekly broadcast called "SMG Today". News, notes and announcements! Later in the year we will add different types of media and project opportunities.

  • We are looking for 6th, 7th and 8th Graders to get involved (all grades will be able to join in the second semester).
  • Stop by Mr. Jones' classroom to pick up your application and become part of the SMG Broadcast team.
  • The club will meet Wednesdays during the Jr. High lunch/recess period this quarter and will add a meeting after school on Wednesdays starting in semester two,

Welcome to SMG 2021-2022 Folklorico Club Members

Back row: Caroline, Anaiah, Destiny, Kaitlyn, Sophia

Front Row: Camilla, Juliana, Olive, Addie, Grace

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Run Club - PreK4-8th

Running Club will meet on the following Wednesdays, from 3:30-4:15 pm (weather permitting).

Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1, 15, Feb. 9, 23, Mar. 9, 23, April 6, 27, May 4, 11

Sign up form

Run Club Information

Last Week at SMGCS

Nolan Students Visit SMG

SMGCS alumni Trang, Emelia, Julianna, Andy, Brenden, Lauren and Javier (not pictured) joined morning car line Thursday to hand out tickets to Friday's NCHS football game at the Doskocil Stadium. What a pleasure to have them back on campus with us!

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Thanks Again for a Great Taste of SMG!

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium

This week the children learned about the gesture used during the Epiclesis at Mass. They've pondered what this gesture might mean and will learn the words later in the school year. They've been given the task of "finding" the gesture while at Mass this Sunday.

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Pre-K Owl Mosaics

Teacher directed art with shapes.
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Room on the Broom considers questions about friendship, helping others, and teamwork. A witch and her cat fly around on a broom and the witch accidentally drops some of her things. Other animals on the ground return her items to her and ask for a ride on the broom. Kindergarten used sequencing skills to decorate the witch's broom.

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1st Grade

After reading a book, students wrote reports and then decorated a pumpkin to represent the central character of the story.

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2nd Grade - Charlotte's Web

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3rd Grade

Third grade is using OSMO to help with writing creativity. Osmo makes hands-on learning games in which players use objects in the real world to interact with the digital world shown on their iPad.

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4th Grade Science

Students constructed a replica of Mt. Shasta and drew a corresponding topographic map.

7th & 8th Religion

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Battle of Lepanto Saber Competition

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7th. The feast day came after a miraculous win at the Battle of Lepanto. Students used light sabers to answer questions in Religion class.

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Calendar Notes

  • October 11-14: Follet Fall Book Fair

  • October 13, Wednesday: 7th Grade Nolan Vikathon

  • October 14, Thursday: 12:10 Early Dismissal, 1:00-8:00PM Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • October 15, Friday: No School

  • October 16, Saturday: 5:30PM Mass hosted by SMGCS

  • October 26, Tuesday: Spring Creek BBQ Dine Out Night

  • October 29, Friday: Jr. High Glow Party

  • November 1, Monday: 8:00AM All Saints Day Mass

  • November 11, Thursday: Veteran's Day Program

  • November 12, Friday: 12:10 Early Dismissal

  • November 22-26: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

  • December 17: Christmas Around the World, 12:10 Early Dismissal

  • December 20- January 3: Christmas Break - No School

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2021-2022 Enrollment & Registration

Registration & Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year can be found on our school website. There are still spots available at most grade levels. As a reminder, tuition assistance is available and we are committed to making a Catholic education a reality for any family who wishes one for their child(ren). Please contact Mrs. Utendorf (autendorf@smgschool) or our Registrar, Mrs. de la Pena ( with any questions or concerns.

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:

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