Trojan Times

April 30 - May 5

Week At A Glance

Monday, April 30

  • Dress Down Day for Attending Math Night

Tuesday, May 1

  • Dress Down Day for Attending Spirit Games - Wear Spirit Game Shirt and Jeans.

Wednesday, May 2


  • 1st grade Field Trip

  • Chess Club during lunch

  • Student Council Meeting During Lunch (8B Classroom)

Thursday, May 3
  • School Mass - Hosted by Kindergarten - Remember to bring a canned good.
  • History Fair Projects Due (Grade 7 & 8)
  • Talent Show 6:30 pm (Cafeteria)

Friday, May 4

  • Grandparents Day 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon (HFLC)
  • Book Fair (Library)
  • Service Hours Due (Grade 7 & 8)

Saturday, May 5

  • First Communion Mass 11:00 am (Church)

Letter from the Principal

Wow! What a fantastic week! We have had superheroes and pirates in our building and lots of fun times! The greatest super hero of all times is Christ. He continues to save the day many times over in our lives. We are reminded this week that He is the vine, and we are the branches. If we are rooted in Him through scripture and prayer, we will grow in our relationship with Him and be fruitful. It is up to us to go forth and be helpful to others and show them how to love like Christ loves! Go make a difference in the world!

In Christ,

Mrs. Pierce

Student Council Hosting Talent Show May 3

Calling all future stars! Student Council is sponsoring and hosting a student talent show. Interested acts should turn in permission slips by end of day Tuesday, May 1. For more information or a permission slip, please contact either Mrs. Benson or Ms. Jordan.

Grandparents Day May 4

7:45 am - 8:30 am Check in begins in Holy Family Life Center

8:00 am - 9:00 am Mass with your student (Optional)

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Book Fair in Library

8:30 am - 10:00 am Coffee and continental breakfast

9:30 am - 10:00 am Band concert

10:00 am - 10:30 am "Little Red Hen" Mini-Musical

10:30 am - 11:30 am Visit classrooms

10:45 am - 12:00 pm Picnic lunch and recess

12:00 pm - Students return to class to complete their academic day.

For more information visit the link below.

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Sports Banquet and Track Meet Dates Changed Again!

The Diocesan Track Meet has been rescheduled again. The new track meet dates are May 12 and May 18. To allow Track Season to be completed prior to our Sports Banquet, we have moved the Sports Banquet to Saturday, May 19. Ticket Order Forms will go home this week.

8th Grade Girls Basketball Team wins VSPY Award

Nolan Catholic hosted its second annual VSPY awards in which they recognize outstanding achievements for their varsity level athletes. This year, our 8th Grade Girls won an award for the best partner school team! Congratulations Ladies!
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Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11

Please check backpacks and emails from Home and School for more information on activities planned to help thank and celebrate our teachers!

Teacher Outings Still Available

Teacher Outings remain available on the dinner dance website.

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

Super Hero Thank You!

What A Great Night! We would like to send out a very special Thank you to UTA Engineering Students, SMG Teachers, and Tom Thumb. A Special thank you also to Mrs. Benson and Coach Rose for providing the pizza, along with all of the parents who provided snacks.

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:
  • Grandparents Day Sign Ups for Food and Volunteer Help
  • 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:
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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.

May Preview

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

May 4 - Grandparents Day

May 4 - History Fair

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 - School Nurse Day

May 10- Austin Trip

May 12 - Track Meet

May 12 - Mother/Son Dance

May 18 - 8th Grade Liturgical Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

May 18 - 22 - Finals

May 18 - Rescheduled Track Meet

May 19 - Sports Banquet

May 21 - Final Home & School General Meeting

May 22 - Candle Passing Practice

May 23 - Candle Passing

May 23 - Monthly Dine Out Night

May 24- Final Walk and Graduation

May 25 - Kindergarten Promotion

May 25 - Seminarian Visit

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 are available on the church website.*

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Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School

Saint 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.