Trojan Times

May 13 - May 20

Week At A Glance

Monday, May 14

  • 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • SAC Meeting 6:30 pm (Rm 116)
  • Yearbook Meeting 3:30 - 4:15 pm (Computer Lab)

Tuesday, May 15

  • Mandatory Cheerleading Meeting 6:00 pm (2B Classroom)

Wednesday, May 16

  • NO Wednesday Mass MOVED to Thursday, May 17
  • Chess Club during lunch
  • First Final Grade 7 & 8
  • Student Council Informational Meeting at 3:30-4:00 pm (library)
  • Nolan Soccer Clinic 6:00-7:30 pm (NCHS)
  • Kountry Karnival Chairperson Meeting (Rm 119)
Thursday, May 17
  • 8:00 Mass with Bishop Olsen
  • Pep Rally 2:00 pm (HFLC)

Friday, May 18

  • Finals Grade 7 & 8
  • Liturgical Luncheon
  • Diocesan Track Meet

Saturday, May 19

  • Sports Banquet 7:00 pm

Letter from the Principal

God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord! --Psalm 47:2

We celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into Heaven. Jesus gives us a Spirit of wisdom and revelation because we have come to know Him. While on Earth, He taught us how to live and more importantly to love. With open eyes and hearts, we are blessed with the riches of eternal life He wants us to treasure. He also wants us to live in a manner worthy of the call we have received with humility, gentleness, and patience. God provides the grace we need to live as His children. We should teach others the way He teaches us, but most importantly to love and be holy as we work toward peace in our lives. Jesus reminds us the Gospel message is for everyone, and it is for us to spread it to everyone!

Take time this Mother’s Day to honor your mom. Moms are the best! They show us how to truly love through the many sacrifices they offer for us. May God bless you abundantly on this Mother’s Day and always!

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Prayer in Gratitude for Our Mothers

Good and Gentle God,
we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women of theory who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.
Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly.
Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children.
Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most. - Author Unknown

Taken from

Peace and blessings,

Mrs. Pierce

Finals Schedule

Wednesday, May 16:

  • 7th : Religion
  • 8th: Religion

Friday, May 18:

  • 7th: Social Studies and Science
  • 8th: Math and English

Monday, May 22:

  • 7th: Math and English
  • 8th: Social Studies and Science

Tuesday, May 23:

  • 7th: Spanish and Reading
  • 8th: Spanish and Reading

2018-2019 School Calendar

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Sport Banquet Ticket Order Form Due Thursday May 17

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Student Council 2018-2019 Election Information

We will be holding student council elections for 2018-2019 school year on May 29. An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16 from 3:30-4:00 in the library.
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Volunteer Spirit Hour Updates

Hello SMG Families,

Thank you for all you have done to support SMG this school year. Your partnership with St. Maria Goretti School is important – without your contribution of Time, Talents and Treasure, we could not do all the things that make our school special. Your contribution of SPIRIT hours is one of the ways you demonstrate your partnership with our school. As you know, your contribution of SPIRIT hours will be considered when making enrollment and financial aid decisions for next year.

Please take a moment to check that you have submitted all your volunteer hours for this year and go ahead and get those in if you have not already done so. As a rule of thumb, if you did not sign a sign-in sheet at the time you volunteered, they you must submit the volunteer hours yourself. Signing up on SignUp Genius is not the same as submitting your hours. (SignUp Genius lets the organizer know that they have the volunteer support needed to execute their event. Actual hours worked in support of the event must be submitted separately, either via a sign-in sheet or by individual submission). The deadline to turn in SPIRIT hours is Friday, May 11th to have them included on your family’s final report, which will come home with your youngest student around May 16th. If you earn SPIRIT hours after May 11th, please submit those hours to the office before you leave the school so that your totals can be adjusted before I submit the official Year-End Reports to Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Benson.

If you are still in need of SPIRIT hours to meet your commitment, we have a few more opportunities for volunteers in May – see below and check our SignUp Genius page for more details. If you are unable to meet your commitment for some reason, please contact the school to discuss a plan.

· H&S Meeting: May 21st, 7 pm – one hour per parent in attendance

· Lunchroom/Playground: daily

· Mass Welcome Table: May 12-13 weekend

· Walk for Life: need chaperones, water donations (SignUp coming soon)

· Sports Banquet (SignUp coming soon)

· 4th of July Parade: chairperson needed (summer volunteer hours count for next year)


Mary Rowell

SPIRIT Coordinator


Thank you to all the families that donated household items for the 6th grade Catholic Charities Donations Drive. We are grateful for the community support towards this endeavor!

Thank you to Cathy Souders and the Home & School Association for all of the wonderful treats provided to the teachers this week! Thank you also to Mr & Mrs. Zavala and to the Collier family for their kind gifts of snacks and lunch for the staff.

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May Preview

May 21 - Final Home & School General Meeting

May 22 - Candle Passing Practice

May 23 - Candle Passing

May 23 - Monthly Dine Out Night

May 24- Final Walk and Graduation

May 25 - Kindergarten Promotion

May 25 - Seminarian Visit

May 29 - Career Day

May 30 - Field Day

May 31 - Final Awards Assembly / Last Day of School

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Summer Program Information

SMG Vacation Bible School

When: June 18-22nd

Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Registration is now open!

For updated information, prices, and to register, please visit our website at *Student volunteer applications are available on the church website.*

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Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School

Saint 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.