The Trojan Times

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School February 24, 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 & Friends,

Happy Sunday!

We had a great conclusion to the week last week with the SMG "Teacher for the Day" event on Friday. All of our "teachers and administrators" did a fantastic job and as you can see by the pictures below, they clearly enjoyed their role reversals for the day! We will be sharing more pictures from the day in next week's Trojan Times.

This is the last week of the 28-Day Read-Aloud Challenge. If your student(s) participated in the challenge, please have them bring their completed challenge calendar to their homeroom teacher by Friday. We will announce the winners of the 28-Day Read Aloud Challenge drawing during our Monday Morning Assembly and Read Across America celebration on Monday, March 4th.

Finally, Early Bird Registration for the 2019-2020 school year ends at midnight tomorrow night (2/25). Don't miss out on this opportunity to re-register early and save. If you have questions about registration, tuition, payment options, or affording SMG, please feel free to email or call me or our Registrar, Mrs. de la Pena ( We are happy to answer your questions or assist you in the registration process. Whatever you do, don't miss out on Early Bird Registration/Tuition!! As the 2019-2020 Registration and Tuition schedule explains, there is an increase in the tuition rate after February 25th.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

St. Maria Goretti, Pray for Us!


Laura Behee, M.Ed.


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2019-2020 early bird Registration ends Tomorrow Night!

Early Bird Registrations for the 2019-2020 school year continues through February 25th. 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 2020%20Registration%20%20Tuition.pdf

Teacher for the Day

Our Teachers for the Day stayed busy with creative and engaging lessons. Teachers had a chance to experience the day from a child's perspective and student teachers had the opportunity to see the "behind the scenes" work that goes into planning a day of learning. It was a win win! Watch next week for more photos!

The SMG 28-Day Read-Aloud Challenge Continues!

We hope you and your children are enjoying the 28-Day Read-Aloud Challenge and encourage you to keep on reading!

We have one more week left of our 28-Day Read-Aloud Challenge that we kicked off on February 1st with World Read-Aloud Day. The goal of the 28-Day Read-Aloud Challenge is for each student to read aloud for at least 10 minutes per day during the month of February. Students can read to anyone: a sibling, a parent, a grandma, a stuffed animal, a pet. Pre-readers can look at pictures and tell a story aloud.

Students, remember to turn in your completed calendars showing the dates that you read aloud for at least 10 minutes, to your homeroom teacher by Friday, March 1st. Students who complete the challenge will be eligible to win prizes in a drawing that will take place on Monday, March 4th, during our regular Monday morning assembly and our Read Across America Day celebration.

More information, including a calendar, can be found on the school’s website at

Happy Reading!

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National Junior Honor Society Bake Sale

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Support the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation while Supporting Our SMG Athletes!

The Stephen Breen Basketball Tournament is held annually at St. Andrew Catholic School (SAS) with 6th & 7th grade teams from around the Diocese participating. This year's tournament begins Monday, February 18th and runs through Saturday, March 2nd (no games on Sundays or the second Friday).

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation, which is committed to offering financial aid to local children who seek the strength and values of a Catholic education and to those courageous children and their families whose lives are afflicted with cancer.

You can support the Stephen Breen Foundation by purchasing a tournament t-shirt AND you will receive FREE ADMISSION to the tournament when wearing your shirt. Shirts can be shipped to your home or picked up at SAS during the tournament. All Diocesan 6th, 7th and 8th grade basketball player names are listed on the back of the shirt, which makes a great keepsake!

As well, students who purchase a t-shirt can show their support of our athletes playing in the tournament by wearing the shirt with their uniform bottoms/skirts to school for the duration of the tournament (2 weeks, excluding Wednesdays-Mass).

All profits benefit the Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation.

Crazy Socks and Shoes Day!

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8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Wins!

Congratualtions to our SMG 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team for beating Holy Trinity and winning the end of season 8th Grade Basketball Tournament which was held at SMG last week!
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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
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Fort Worth Zoo Run - April 6th

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 8th is 22nd Annual Fort Worth Zoo Run

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!

Do You Recognize These Trojan Alumni??

Can you help us Identify the Trojans in this picture from the 1973 SMG Boys Basketball Team? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please email Abbey Lewis at with your response. As well, if you have any old pictures from your SMG Catholic School days that we could use in future "Identify the Trojans" editions, please feel free to send those our way!

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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

February 11th - 25th: Early Bird Registration for 2019-2019 School Year

Monday, February 25th: Final day of Early Bird Registration, 3:30-4:30 Good Works Club,

3:20-4:00 K-2nd class outing: Royal Tea Party

Tuesday, February 26th: Regular 2019-2020 Registration Opens

Wednesday, February 27th: Running Club (weather permitting)

Thursday, February 28th: 3:30-4:30 1st Grade Class Outing: Dress Like a Pirate

Friday, March 1st: The SMG 28-Day Read Aloud Challenge Calendars Due, Kindergarten Field Trip

Friday, March 1st: 2nd & 4th Grade Texas History Program 9:30AM in the Cafetorium

Monday, March 4th: Monday Morning Assembly and Read Across America Day Celebration

Tuesday, March 5th: Mardi Gras Parade and Prayer Service, 6th grade to Nolan for Vikings Live!

Wednesday, March 6th: Ash Wednesday; Mass at 10Am

Thursday, March 7th: 6th Grade - Catholic Charities of Ft. Worth 9:10-1:30

4th & 5th Grade Class Outing- Movie Party 3:15-5:30

Friday, March 8th: 9:30 Pep Rally, Stations of the Cross @ 11:30AM; Early dismissal at 12PM-No Lunch Service; SMEED will be available

Monday, March 11th-Friday, March 15th: Spring Break-No School

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

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