Trojan Times

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School Sept. 16, 2018

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

Greetings SMG Families!


We made it through Testing week! I think I heard a collective sigh of relief from students and teachers alike. Thank you parents, for your help ensuring that your students were here on time, had enjoyed a good breakfast, and were well rested, especially during testing week.


This week, we kick off our Annual Fund drive with North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 20th. Each school family will be receiving in the mail, information about our Annual Fund drive outlining the goal of the drive. We ask that you prayerfully consider contributing to the Annual Fund beginning with a contribution on North Texas Giving Day.


Speaking of North Texas Giving Day, we will host our first annual SMG Counts event on Thursday evening from 5-8PM in the cafetorium. During this fun event, we invite families to join us to play board games, enjoy refreshments, watch a volleyball game in the gym, and watch the North Texas Giving Day donation "returns" in real-time on the screen in the cafetorium. Please see the SMG Counts ad below for more information.


Monday night, Home and School will host their first general meeting of the school year. Information will be shared about the parish Middle School Youth group, Kountry Karnival, Dinner Dance, the SPIRIT Program, and the upcoming Dine Out Night. New and used uniforms will also be on sale before and after the meeting.


Looking forward to seeing you this week!


St. Maria Goretti, Pray for Us!


Blessings,


Laura Behee, M.Ed.

Principal

New and Used Uniform Sale

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North Texas Giving Day

Get up and Give on North Texas Giving Day!


We kick off our Annual Fund drive with North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 20th. North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to allow everyone to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about. North Texas Giving Day is the largest community-wide giving event in the nation.


St. Maria Goretti Catholic School will again participate in the event, hoping to raise funds to begin several campus improvement projects that include updating our PA system, adding a Raptor ID Security system, and updating curriculum resources. Please visit our North Texas Giving Day page by clicking the link below.


Our goal is 100% participation. No minimum donation. Every dollar counts!


Did you know some companies have Matching Gift Programs? Matching Gift Programs allow companies to support nonprofits their employees care most about. Please, check with your employer and see if they offer a Matching Gift Program.


Donations can also be scheduled in advance from September 10-19.


https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/saint-maria-goretti-catholic-school

SMG Counts Night!

North Texas Day Watch Party, Family Game Night, and Pack the Gym for SMG Volleyball!
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Chipolte Dine Out Night

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Kountry Karnival 2018

Kountry Karnival is 3 weeks away, October 6 & 7, 2018! In addition to being one of our school’s biggest fundraisers of the year, Kountry Karnival is a great opportunity to have a lot of fun and come together as a community. Many hands are needed to make Kountry Karnival a success. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please click Support, then Kountry Karnival on the school website.

https://site.google.com/view/smgkountrykarnival2018/home

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Kountry Karnival Book Nook Donations

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Fort Worth Catholic Football Association

We are excited to kick-off the 2018 Inaugural season for the FWCFA this Monday night,

September 17th. After 10 years as the FWCYFL, we are proud to be an official diocesan sport.

Attached is the kickoff schedule for your review; however, plan to have your child on the Nolan Catholic football field by 5:30 pm on the visitor sideline. Your coaches will have your player’s jerseys to hand out before their games. After introductions, we will begin games at 6:00 pm and run until 8:25 pm.


Please come ready to cheer on your future Vikings!


2018 FWCYFL Monday Night Football Season Kickoff.pdf

Middle School Night at Nolan Catholic High School

Nolan Catholic High School will be hosting Middle School Night on Friday, September 21st, during the NCHS Varsity football game. Below is a link that will provide more information about how SMG middle school students can get involved in the event. Nolan’s Marching Band and Color Guard, Royelles Dance Team, Cheerleaders, and Football team are all providing opportunities for our middle school students to perform or be part of the night. Also, any student who wears an SMG spirit shirt will get free admittance to the game!


https://spark.adobe.com/page/NrCtgc04PjSH5

Virtus Training

Virtus Training will take place in the SMG Center on the parish campus on Saturday, September 29th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All volunteers must be current on their Virtus training in order to volunteer in any ministry in the parish or school.


https://fwdioc.org/training-sessions

Volleyball Games Week of 9/17-9/22/18

Thursday, September 20th:
  • 5:00PM 7th Grade SMG White vs. St. Rita at St. Rita
  • 5:00PM 8th Grade SMG White vs. HT Gold at SMG
  • 6:00PM 7th Grade SMG Red vs. HT Blue at SMG
  • 7:00PM 8th Grade SMG Black vs. HT Blue at SMG
  • 7:00PM 8th Grade SMG Red vs. All Saints at SEAS

Saturday, September 22nd:

  • 9:00AM 6th Grade SMG vs. SAS Black at St. Joseph
  • 9:00AM 8th Grade SMG Red vs. HT Gold at St. John
  • 10:00AM 7th Grade SMG Red vs. St. Rita at Nolan Catholic HS
  • 11:00AM 7th Grade SMG White vs. Holy Family at St. John
  • 11:00AM 8th Grade SMG Black vs. St. Martin at Nolan Catholic HS
  • 1:00PM 8th Grade SMG Black vs. St. Peter at Nolan Catholic HS
  • 2:00PM 8th Grade SMG White vs. HT Blue at SEAS

Calendar Notes

September 17th: Home and School Meeting @ 7:00PM in the Cafetorium

September 20th: North Texas Giving Day Please, Get Up and Give!

September 25th: Chipolte Dine Out Night 5-9PM (see ad above for details)

September 21st: Progress Reports emailed to parents

September 28th: No School; No SMEED; Faculty/Staff Inservice

September 29th: Virtus Training; 8:30AM-12:00PM SMG Center