Trojan Times

April 15 - April 21

Week At A Glance

Monday, April 16

  • Music Teacher outing - Princess Tea Party -3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 17

  • Baseball vs. Southwest Christian 4:45pm (@ Southwest Christian)

Wednesday, April 18

  • School Mass - Remember to bring a canned good

  • Girls Softball vs. Saint Andrew 4:45 pm (@SAS)

  • Screenagers Parent Educational Night - 6:30 pm (Cafeteria)

Thursday, April 19
  • Student Council Meeting - Lunch - 8B Classroom
  • Running Club 3:30 - 4:20 pm
  • Boys Baseball vs. Saint Andrew at 4:45 pm at SMG
  • Teacher Outing - Third Grade - "Movie Night" -
  • Teacher Outing - Fifth Grade - "Movies and Sundaes"
  • Teacher Outing - Seventh Grade - "Pizza and Game Night"

Principal's Message

Peace be with you!

Be a witness to God’s word! Open your ears and minds to hear God’s message for you. He wants to surprise us because He loves us. We need to be ready to hear His plan for us. He calls each of us to do something special and unique to bring ourselves and others closer to Him. Take time this week to pray and reflect on the joys of Easter and how much Jesus loves us.

In Christ,

Mrs. Pierce

PARENT EDUCATIONAL VIDEO NIGHT - SCREENAGERS

CALLING ALL PARENTS - Come to an important educational session on battling screen time with your growing teenager. Earn a non-uniform dress pass for your child for attending.


April 18th at 6:30 P.M. @ the SMG Cafetorium

Snacks provided. Approximate length – 1 hour


What is SCREENAGERS?

Watch the trailer at https://www.screenagersmovie.com/


Why do you need it?

• To help you navigate the digital world with your children.

• To become equipped to assist your children with online integrity.

• To monitor their digital world more efficiently and much more!


Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.


Parents will learn:

1. How to Set Screen Time Contracts

2. Tips and Parenting Apps that help monitor digital devices

3. Ways to promote healthy Digital Citizenship


April 20th Grades 5-8 will be watching a pre-teen version just for them.

*See attached permission slip.


One and a half million people, in almost 50 countries, have gathered thus far to see the

film and to hold discussions. Let’s join together as a school family and learn to better

handle the social media and online world that is at our children’s finger tips.

Another Dinner Dance is in the Books!

A big thank you to all of our supporters and guests who came out to join us for our 42nd Annual Dinner Dance and Auction. The evening was a big success and we owe a great deal of thanks to everyone who worked tirelessly to make it a wonderful evening for all.


Thanks to our committee chairs, Ellen Gutierrez, Patsy Bindel and Jessica McGuinness. Additional thanks to Cara Saladino, Claudia Clark, Shelley Hyde, Steve and Leti Evans, Constance Longo, Christie Brady, Jessica Geisel, Sean Moran, Amy Crissey, Mandy Meurer, Mary and Craig Lewis, Mike Gutierrez, K.C. Bindel, Bob Benson, David Smith, Rocio Becerra, and everyone else who helped to contribute to the evening's success.


A final special thanks to our major sponsors, The Real McCoy Team - Mike and Martha McCoy and to Trinity Fiduciary Partners, - Sam Saladino for their continuing support of our school.

Teacher Outings Still Available

Teacher Outings remain 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

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

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

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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. For more information contact either Mrs. Benson or Ms. Jordan.
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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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Super Heroes LOVE Math Night Coming April 25

Parents and Students grades Pre-K 3 - 5 are invited to join us for Math Night on April 25 from 6:00 - 7:30. Join our SMG staff along with some representatives from UTA for a fun night of Math. Play games with mom and dad, enjoy some pizza and snacks. Dress as your favorite Super Hero for a fun night for all. All students who attend will earn a non-uniform dress pass.

Next Week Preview

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)

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.