Trojan Times

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School September 23, 2018

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,


Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your incredible and generous support as we kicked off the St. Maria Goretti Catholic School Annual Fund with North Texas Giving Day last Thursday. Together, we raised $43,411.00!! With additional contributions that came directly to the school that day, plus matching funds from companies of several of you who contributed, the actual total is $45,199.56! That is almost half-way toward our Annual Fund goal of $100,000!


As we stated in our Annual Fund mailing that was sent to SMG families last week and on our NTXGD page, a few of the ways we plan to use monies raised through our annual fund this year include:


  • Enhancing School Security: adding a Visitor Management system; building improvements/changes to update and improve school security.
  • Enhancing and updating Curriculum Resources, particularly in the areas of math, science, and writing.
  • Offering additional Professional Development opportunities to faculty & staff
  • Updating school material & equipment resources, such as new lunchroom tables


The 2018-2019 Annual Fund campaign will run through March 1, 2019 with funds being collected through May, 2019. So, if you missed giving on NTXGD, there is still plenty of time and many other opportunities in which to contribute!


One of our biggest community-building events of the year, Kountry Karnival 2018, is fast approaching! Our students, families, and staff look forward to this event every year. Please recognize that your participation and involvement in Kountry Karnival is imperative to making the event a success and it directly benefits our school. Please visit the link listed below for more information and ways to get involved.


Reminders:


  • We will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with Mass on Thursday, October 4th. We will not attend Mass as a school on Wednesday that week. Please be sure students wear their Mass uniform on Thursday, instead of Wednesday, that week.
  • Kountry Karnival: Students may wear their KK t-shirts with uniform bottoms every Monday in September. During the week of October 1st, students may wear their t-shirt with school bottoms everyday except Thursday (Mass Uniform).
  • No school and no SMEED this Friday, September 28th; teacher inservice
  • Pet Blessing @ 11AM and Early dismissal @ 12:10PM on Friday, October 5th.


Have a wonderful and blessed week ahead!


St. Maria Goretti, Pray for Us!


Blessings,


Laura Behee. M.Ed.

Principal

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SMG Counts!!

Chipotle Dine-Out Night

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Play Like A Champion Training for Parents

Play Like A Champion training for parents will take place at SMG on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30PM in the cafetorium. Parents of 5th-8th Grade students who are new to athletics this school year (any sport), are required to take the training. Parents who took the training after 2015 are still current and do not need to take the training again at this time.


Consider dropping by Chipotle for Dine-Out Night before heading over to SMG for the training!

Please RSVP for the training at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448ada622a5fe3-play

or on the SMG School website.

Kountry Karnival 2018

Kountry Karnival is 2 weeks away, October 6 & 7, 2018! In addition to being one of our school’s biggest fundraisers of the year, Kountry Karnival is a great opportunity to have a lot of fun and come together as a community. Many hands are needed to make Kountry Karnival a success. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please click Support, then Kountry Karnival on the school website.

https://site.google.com/view/smgkountrykarnival2018/home

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Kountry Karnival Book Donations

Though we no longer have the boxes outside classrooms for you to deposit your book donations, book donations can still be dropped off at the front office this week and next!
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Support SMG through Box Tops for Education Program

More information, including the Box Tops Collection sheet on which box tops can be attached, will be available this week on the school website at www.smgschool.org.
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Junior High Retreats

Last week, Catholic Charities was on campus as our 7th Grade students participated in the "Poor and Vulnerable" homeless similuation. As well, our 6th & 7th Grade students, along with their teachers, participated in a retreat the week before last (9/14). Both experiences were opportunities for students to grow in their faith, and to develop empathy and compassion for others and those less fortunate. Please enjoy a few pictures from both experiences below.

Virtus Training

Virtus Training will take place in the SMG Center on the parish campus on Saturday, September 29th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All volunteers must be current on their Virtus training in order to volunteer in any ministry in the parish or school.


https://fwdioc.org/training-sessions

Calendar Notes

September 25th: Chipotle Dine Out Night 5-9PM (see ad above for details)

September 25th: Play Like a Champion Training 6:30PM in Cafetorium

September 28th: No School; No SMEED; Faculty/Staff Inservice

September 29th: Virtus Training; 8:30AM-12:00PM SMG Center