Trojan Times

January 22 - 27

Week At A Glance

Monday, Jan. 22

  • Home & School General Meeting 7:00pm (Cafetorium)
  • ** 2018 - 2019 Tuition Announcement**

Tuesday, Jan. 23

  • Sacristan Meeting (Library) 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Jan. 24

  • Mass Hosted by 1st Grade - Bring a canned good

Thursday, Jan. 25

  • Blaze Pizza Dine Out Night 5:30 - 9:00 pm
  • ** Mention SMG School at checkout **
  • Science Fair Project Boards Due Today
Friday, Jan. 26
  • Basketball Games in our HFLC Gym and around the diocese
Saturday, Jan. 27
  • Basketball games around the diocese
  • Alumni Reception 6:30-8:00 (School Library)

Sunday, Jan. 28

  • Open House 10:00 -3:00 pm Visit Next Grade Level
  • Spaghetti Dinner 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (HFLC)
  • Used Uniform Sale 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Hope Room)

Friday, January 26

  • 6th Grade Boys: 6:00 pm @ SMG vs Holy Trinity
  • 7th Grade Boys: 7:00 pm @ SMG vs SAS Blue
  • 8th Grade Girls: 8:00 pm @ SMG vs SAS Red
Saturday, January 27
  • 6th Grade Girls: 9:00 am @ SEAS vs SEAS
  • 6th Grade Girls: 1:00 pm @ St. Joe's vs. St. Joe's
  • 7th Grade Girls: 1:00 pm @ SEAS vs SEAS
  • 8th Grade Boys: 2:00 pm @ St. Joe's vs. SAS Red

Mrs. Pierce's Principal Message

As we start a new week, I am so proud of all of our students. They trudged through the cold mornings and shared many warm smiles with one another. They are doing some fantastic projects and living out their faith. Grade 7 and 8 are enjoying Genius Hour and developing some very interesting research and projects on their own. Grade 8 was busy with their second grade buddies exploring with Lewis and Clark on their journey with story boards. Sixth grade made math look easy as they were subtracting mixed numbers! There was critical thinking and problem solving real world scenarios and evaluating their work. Fifth grade is studying grammar in preparation for sentence diagramming. Fourth grade measures up as they learned how to measure with different starting points on the ruler. Third grade continues to work on their scientist projects. You can count on first grade to count money as they played math money games.

Kindergarten is gearing up for the 100th day of school on Thursday and making their 100 Poster! Prek-4 is hoping for snow as they play snowmen games in math. Prek-3 was busy in science and loved learning about the cold climate and polar bears. Oh my!

Our Trojans are taking to the courts this week. Thanks to great coaches and practice skills in PE, we are shooting for success! Art class is always bursting with creativity! I love to see their sketchbooks and their original ideas! Spanish class is beginning a study on Frida Kahlo. Students are busy learning rhythms, preparing for Spaghetti Dinner Performance, and working on puppet plays for the Spring semester. We have so many talents and gifts from God!

Second grade did a super job hosting Mass this past week! I really enjoyed the music by the choir and the students! One song, “The Summons” reminds me that we are all called by God to follow Christ. In this week’s gospel from Mark, Jesus tells us to come and follow him. He starts with the apostles, but the gospel is for everyone. If I had Jesus call my name, would I drop everything and follow? Take time to be in His presence this week, pause, and listen to how Jesus wants you to bring His people closer to him. Go and grow disciples!

Have a blessed week!

Mrs. Pierce

Volunteer Opportunities in January

Basketball Concessions - Parent Spirit and Student Service Hours

  • Friday Jan 26

Spaghetti Dinner - Jan 27 & 28 - Parent Spirit & Student (HS Only) Service Hours

  • Servers
  • Noodle Crew
  • Meatball Making
  • Desserts
Dinner Dance - Self-Scheduled Parent Spirit Hours - Contact Mrs. Gutierrez (4A)
  • Auction Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Class Baskets Coordinator
  • Class Project Assistants
Science Fair Support - Jan 25
  • Provide Breakfast Muffins - 2 dozen
  • Provide Apple Juice and Orange Juice

All opportunities are on Sign Up Genius - the link is below.

Used Uniform Sale

Sunday January 28th 10am-3pm

Need uniforms to last you through the rest of the year?? Have uniforms to donate?? Stop by the used uniform sale!!!

Prices are super reasonable and 100% of the proceeds go to SMG! Payment will come from your FACTS account.

If you have recently purchased from Parker and need to swap sizes, we will gladly even exchange if you have proof of purchase from Parker or a clothing item with tags attached. If you have clothing items you would like to donate, please bring those by the front office no later than Friday, January 26th.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Courtney Kopecky –

Angela Smith –


Calendar Highlights

Jan 27 - Alumni Reception in Library 6:30-8:00 pm

Jan 28 - Open House for New Students 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jan 28 - Spaghetti Dinner 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jan 28 - Used Uniform Sale 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (HFLC Meeting Rooms)

Jan 29 - School Buddy Dance-A-Thon to Benefit Arlington Police K-9 Unit

Jan 30 - SMG Studio Movie Grill - Stay Tuned for more information

Feb 1 - "Souper Bowl Thursday" Bring a can of soup and wear your favorite NFL team spirit gear with uniform bottoms

Feb 3 - Father Daughter Valentine Dance

Upcoming Events / Save the Date

Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday, Jan. 28th, 10am-3pm

Holy Family Life Center

Father Daughter Valentines Day Dance

Saturday February 3

6:30-8:30 pm


$25 per couple ($5 for additional children)

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