Trojan Times

April 2 - 8

Week At A Glance

Monday, April 2

  • NO SCHOOL - Unused Snow Day
  • Girls Softball vs. St. Andrews at 4:45 pm (SAS)

Wednesday, April 4

  • School Mass - Remember to bring a canned good

  • Girls Softball vs. Holy Trinity at 4:45 pm at SMG

Thursday, April 5
  • Individual Spring Photos - Out of Uniform Dress
  • Student Council Meeting - Lunch - 8B Classroom
  • Boys Baseball vs. SEAS Blue at 4:45 pm at SMG
  • Talent Show Auditions 3:45 - 5:00 pm (Cafeteria)

Friday, April 6

  • Talent Show Auditions 3:45 - 5:00 pm (Cafeteria)

Principal's Message

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Jesus has risen from the dead!


On Fat Tuesday, we buried the” Alleluia”. We have spent 40 days in the desert and darkness. We now see the light of Jesus’ resurrection. On Tuesday, we will unbury the ALLELUIA banners. In the words of Father Mark Haydu, LC


“Entrust your ways to the Lord, and He will act. God is at work winning your salvation. Do not let hope be vanquished! Hold on. Trust in Him. Victory is now.”


This is the time to rejoice because Christ paid the ultimate price for our sins and our salvation. Those who saw the risen Lord had such a powerful experience that they couldn’t keep it to themselves. They had to tell someone. Jesus wants us to be happy and rejoice in Him. He calls us to be Easter People filled with hope and joy! May we continue to live life to the fullest sharing in His grace and leading others to peace.


This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad! (Psalm 118)


Happy Easter!


Mrs. Pierce

Dinner Dance is Almost Here!

Dinner Dance tickets are now on sale on-line. Do not delay getting your tickets. The venue has moved back to SMG and will very likely sell out! Be sure to login and buy your tickets so you too can purchase that special class project, parking spot or teacher of the day opportunity! For more information click on the ticket link below or visit our dinner dance website. www.bidpal.net/2018smgdinnerdance

Dinner Dance Teacher Outings Announced

Teacher Outings will go on sale this Wednesday, April 4 at Noon. They are available on the dinner dance website. https://one.bidpal.net/2018smgdinnerdance


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

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

Second Grade - "Sundaes and Bingo" - Thurs. Apr. 26

Third Grade - "Movie Night" - Thurs. Apr. 19

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

Fifth Grade - "Movies and Sundaes" - Thurs, Apr.19

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

Seventh Grade - "Pizza and Game Night" - Thurs. Apr. 19

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

Pre-K - "Teddy Bear Picnic Party" - Fri. April 13

PE & Computers (2nd - 6th) - "Big Bopper and 9 Square" - Thurs. May 3

Music (K- 2nd) - "Royal Tea Party" - Mon. Apr. 16

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

Track Season Starts - Sign Ups End Friday April 5

Track practices have already begun. New field events have been added to the track meets. If your student is interested in participating in track this year and did not sign up at the beginning of the year, please contact Coach Rose for more information. rrose@smgschool.org
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Student Council Hosting Talent Show

Calling all future stars! Student Council is sponsoring and hosting a student talent show. Interested acts should sign up on the board outside the cafeteria by Wednesday, April 4. Auditions will be held after school on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 from 3:45-5:00 pm. For more information contact either Mrs. Benson or Ms. Jordan.

Junior High Spring Fling

Students in Grades 6 - 8 are invited to the school Spring Fling Dance


Thursday, April 12

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Cafeteria

Cost: $3.00 plus one gallon bottle of water to donate to the homeless

Case of Bottled Water = Free Entry

Dress; Casual Spring Wear - No Athletic Shorts


More information to follow.


A Big Thank you to our 6th Grade Parents who provided lunch for the faculty and staff last month. It was greatly appreciated!

Financial Aid Applications Due April 15

If you are in need of financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year from Saint Maria Goretti, your application in FACTS is due by April 15. Funds will be awarded in May. For more information, please contact our Director of Advancement, Nancy Benson.

Spring Spirit Hour Opportunities

With only two more months left in the school year, we are in the final stretch! We have several upcoming volunteer opportunities available on SignUp Genius. Please check them out and support where you can. Remember Dinner Dance is your last chance to earn those 10 mandatory Kountry Karnival Spirit hours and there will be only a few more opportunities to finish our your 40 hour commitment.


  • DD Class Baskets: Donated items needed asap to fill baskets for the Auction
  • Dinner Dance Ticket Sales after Masses: April 7-8 (last weekend to sell tickets!)
  • Dinner Dance: April 14 - Slots still available for Head’s & Tails Game and Tear Down (double SPIRIT hours for tear-down!)
  • First Communion Retreat: April 28
  • SMG Game Booth at Nolan Spirit Games: April 29
  • Mass Welcome Table: April 14-15, May 12-13
  • Softball Concessions: March 21-April 25
  • Baseball Concessions: March 22-April 26

For more details, check out the volunteer link on the school website or click: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0BCACCDEF5C4F866&cs=09B1BAAE8FBE8B107B0A64035BCE9BC8

Thank you in advance for your support of SMG School!

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!
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Next Week Preview

April 9 – Yearbook Meeting 3:30-4:15

April 9 - H&S Board Meeting (Rm 116)

April 10 - Group Class Pictures - Mass Uniforms

April 10 - SAC Meeting 6:30 pm (Rm 116)

April 11 – 6th/7th Express Musical and Percussion Showcase

“Making the Band” 7:00pm

April 12 - Junior High Spring Fling 6:30-8:30 pm

April 14 – SMG Dinner Dance – A Night Under the Stars

April 18- Parent Night –Screenagers- how to navigate your child’s digital use safely

April 19 - Running Club 3:30-4:20

April 20 – Kindergarten field trip with 5th grade buddies

April 22 – 1st Communion Parent Mtg 2:15 pm – (St. Maria Center)

April 23 – H&S Meeting 7:00 pm (Cafetorium)

April 24 – NJHS induction 1:30 pm (Church)

April 25 – 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

April 29 – Spirit Games 11:00-4:00 (NCHS)

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