Saint Maria Goretti Catholic

Bulletin December 14-18

Mission Statement

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School is a living testament to our Lord's work in his youngest disciples, exemplified by academic excellence, spiritual formation, and compassionate service to others.

Giving Back

I thought I'd share a tradition I have started with my own children. My own personal children have a pretty comfy life, so I try to keep them grounded with giving back. My favorite tradition is every year we read the novel, Christmas Jar to help rekindle the spirit of giving. We use this as a reminder as we collect change and make sacrifices throughout the year and in December we create a large Christmas Jar and set it on a doorstep of someone we have encountered who needs a boost.

I would love to share some of the ways our SMG families share and give back. If you'd like to participate, have your child write about a tradition or a time they have enjoyed giving back and drop it in my office. I would like to create a simple book with all the ways our students and their families give back. Emails and pictures are fine as well. We will keep this final book next to the waiting bench in the hall for visitors and waiting families to enjoy.

Midterm Schedule

One day down! Two to go!

Sixth Grade:

Monday, December 14 - SS & Literature (Half day)

Tuesday, December 15 - Math & Science (Half day)

Wednesday, December 16 - Spanish (Full day)

Seventh Grade:

Monday, December 14 - Math & Science (Half day)

Tuesday, December 15 - Religion & English (Half day)

Wednesday, December 16 - Spanish (Full day)

Eighth Grade:

Monday, December 14 - Religion & English (Half day)

Tuesday, December 15 - SS & Literature (Half day)

Wednesday, December 16 - No Spanish midterm - continued lessons (Full day)

Heavenly Father, May the Lord bless these young minds as they work to hold the information they have learned and be able to recall all that is needed for their exams. Walk with them as they prepare and take their tests. Help them to know you are with them and handle their work load with confidence. We thank you for the gift of life and an education filled with your spirit. In your name, we pray, Amen.

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Parent Survey

Thank you, thank you for all the great participation in the parent survey!

The parent survey will continue through December 18. This is the time to share thoughts, concerns, and ideas for improvement. The more information we have, the better we will be able to grow our school forward. I did notice that we failed to add questions specific to lunches. Please feel free to add comments in any of the open response fields or send me an email. Thank you, again!

Upcoming Events in January

  • Online Registration will be available for 2016 beginning in late January (Specific dates and information to come in the January Bulletin)

  • Catholic School's Week and Spaghetti Dinner
  • Preschool Three and Four Parent Coffee
  • Tours for new families