Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School

October 17-21

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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 17

Home and School Meeting @ 7:00PM

Wednesday, October 19

Mass 8:00AM (Bring a non-perishable food item)

7th Grade Vikathon

Thursday, October 20

Individual Pictures PK-8th (Mass Uniforms)

Class pictures will be taken in the Spring

Friday, October 21

2:00PM - Rosary

Rescheduled Tryouts for Christmas Musical (Grades 5th-8th) TODAY beginning at 3:30PM

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Thursday, October 27

PK-8th Dress Like a Pirate (All students come dressed as a pirate.)

School-wide Rosary @ 9:00AM

Pep-Rally kick-off to Book Fair @ 2:00PM "Read Like a Robot"

6th-8th Grade Halloween Costume Dance 7:00-9:00PM

Student-Led Conferences begin in the evening

Friday, October 28

Student-Led Conferences Continue

Students are expected to be in uniform as this is a formal conference.

Monday, October 31

Celebrate Halloween in a saintly manner! Students may come dressed as saints and will end the day in the church wit a prayer service.

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Straight from the SCRIP Coordinator...

Scrip is completely voluntary. There are no purchase requirements that must be met before you earn credit. Everything you earn from the first purchase, 75% will be applied as a credit to your FACTS account and can be used toward your May tuition payment. Credits will be applied in December and in April but will go toward your May tuition payment. For example: You purchase $200 of Kroger Scrip. Kroger has a 4% discount. $200 x 4% = $8. $8 x 75% = $6. You have earned $6 which will be applied to your FACTS account and can be deducted from your May tuition. $6.00 doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but what if you purchase that every week for the next 32 weeks? $6 x 32 = $192 credit earned towards your May tuition payment just for buying groceries. Now what if you add movies, restaurants, Christmas and birthday gifts, sporting goods to your Scrip purchases, how much could you earn in Scrip credit towards your May tuition?

If you have prepaid your tuition for the year, credit earned will be applied to any outstanding balances, and then any remaining scrip credit can be used for additional Scrip purchases. If you have more questions regarding Scrip, please contact Kimberlee Glover.

Home and School Meeting

We'd love to see you at our Home and School meeting this week! Your voice is needed as we begin to plan and proceed with new programs and activities to better our campus communication and staff/parent involvement.

A lot of new and exiting things are on the horizon at SMG and we want to partner with our school families to ensure we are doing everything we can to honor our school's academic and spiritual growth!

Supporting Social Ministries

Saint Maria Goretti National Junior Honor Society has welcomed Father Luke's challenge to encourage all students to help our food pantry by choosing a non-perishable item to give weekly on the way to Mass. Our parish pantry supports hundreds of families and is in great need of food items. In an effort to provide on-going support, each student has the opportunity to bring an item to place in baskets before entering the church to help support our parish food pantry. Please do not feel obligated to go out and purchase items. We will send out weekly reminders, but there is no obligation to give weekly and there will be no tallying of each class or grade level. This is an opportunity for students to give from their hearts.

There are a few activities that we will be doing to help students gain the most out of this experience. Once a month students will get to place food before the altar one-by-one with their Buddies at our Buddy Masses. Each grade level will get an opportunity to take a field trip to the food pantry to witness the good work of providing food for those in need.

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Please pray for a quick and healthy recovery for Marvel O'Brien, SMG retiree, and grandmother to Camryn Nelson in PK4.

Lift Sister Rosalynn up in prayer as she just celebrated her final vows this past weekend.

Send prayers to our music teacher, Mr. Smith and his family as they get settled with their precious new baby boy.

Continue to pray for our Bishop, priests, administrators, educators, and parents as we continue to guide these young disciples closer to Christ.