The Trojan Times

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School May 12, 2019

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

Dear SMG Families and Friends,

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers in our SMG community! I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful day and were pampered by your children and families.

In this issue of the Trojan Times, you will find the following information:

  • Robotics Club Sign-up for 2019-2020 School Year
  • End of School Celebration Picnic
  • Volunteer Hours Needed? Visit the SignUp Genius on the school website for various opportunites.
  • Baby Supply Donation Drive
  • Spirit Store is Open! Order your Summer Spirit Wear by Sunday, 5/19
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Recaps and Pictures of last week's events

May Crowning will take place this Tuesday, 5/14 at 10AM in the church. All are welcome to attend.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

St. Maria Goretti, Pray for Us!


Laura Behee, M.Ed.


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Regular 2019-2020 Registration is Open

Check your email communications for information about the registration/enrollment process, tuition, and payment structure, which was emailed to all school families. Information is also available on the school website at

Schedule Update: Tuesday, May 28th is a Full Day

Previous schedules showed Tuesday, May 28th as an Early Dismissal day, however, school will be a regular 7:50AM to 3:10PM day. Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th are both early dismissal days, with Thursday being our last day of school. Thank you for your understanding!

SMG Robotics Club Sign-Up for 2019-2020 School Year!

The SMG Robotics Club is now accepting new/returning members for the 2019-2020 First Lego League Season. Please contact Claudia Morales at 817-480-1538 or for more information. Teams will be registered in May and we need to get an estimated head count of students and parents who are willing to help us coach.

Robotics Club is open to students in 6th-8th Grade. 4th and 5th Grade students may be considered on a case by case basis.

Time Commitment: Once a week from 6:00-8:00PM from August-December and once a month for 4 hours on Saturdays. Season may extend to January or February 2020 depending on the team’s performance.

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End of Year School Celebration Picnic - May 17th 6:00-8:00 PM

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Baby Supply Donation Drive

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Last Chance to Order Spirit Wear Before Summer

The SMG online spirit store has been reopened and items will be available to purchase until Sunday, May 19th. Orders will be delivered on May 29th or 30th. Shipping is available.

Here is our online store link:

  • Please be sure to view the size chart since items cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • The hats have an adjustable strap on the back.
  • Click on the Comfort Color shirt to see the design on back.

Thanks to everyone who purchased items from our last sale!


VBS Adult Volunteers Needed - Contact Mandi Meurer:

Volunteers Earn Spirit Hours for 2019-2020 School Year

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Second Grade Takes First Communion

Second grade students celebrated their First Holy Communion on Saturday morning during a special Mass. In the words of Pope Francis: "The Eucharist is at the heart of 'Christian initiation', together with Baptism and Confirmation, and it constitutes the source of the Church’s life itself. From this Sacrament of love, in fact, flows every authentic journey of faith, of communion, and of witness."

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Spring Band Concert

Music Learning Band members from Catholic schools in the Fort Worth area were invited to perform at the Spring Band Concert hosted at St. Joseph's in Arlington.

We had two 4th grade SMG winners for their respective sections:

  • Jon-Anthony Villa: Outstanding Beginner Rhythm/Percussion Section
  • Jesus Aguirre: Outstanding Beginner Brass Section

Way to go 4th graders! We are so proud of your accomplishments. Many thanks to Band Instructor, Mr. Cullen for his leadership.

Pre-K Music Class "Informance"

Music teacher, Mrs. Richards, invited Pre-K parents to attend a special Music class informance after drop off on Wednesday. It was a chance to observe students participating and performing their favorite classroom routines, songs, and activities. Informances are a wonderful opportunity for preschoolers to shine in a low-stress, familiar environment.

Muffins With Mom at the Book Fair

The Follett Book Fair was a huge success! A big Thank You to Mrs. Jamison and all who volunteered to make the week so much fun for all who visited the book fair. Last Tuesday, SMG students enjoyed Muffins with Mom, munching on muffins, coffee and juice with their moms while browsing the Book Fair in the school library.

Grandparents Day 2019

SMG Grandparents joined us for Mass on Friday followed by a Band performance in the gym. First grade entertained us with a mini musical in the cafetorium, after which grandparents were invited to a delicious breakfast. We enjoyed the opportunity to honor our grandparents and show our appreciation for their strength. guidance, and love. Thank you to Mrs. Claudia Clark and Mrs. Robyn Coffey and their team of volunteers for organizing the beautiful breakfast!

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Sports Banquet

The sports banquet is a night to celebrate our SMG Trojan athletes and their accomplishments. We also take this time to thank parents and volunteers for their help and support, which helps to make our athletic program so successful.

Each year, Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School recognizes an overall outstanding 8th grade boy and girl athlete with the Timberlake Award. Eligibility for the Timberlake Awardis open to all 8th grade boys and girls who have participated in at least two SMG extracurricular sports programs during their 8th grade year and remained eligible throughout that year with no grade lower than a “C.” The award is voted on by their peers, teachers, other staff members and coaches. Congratulations to this year's Timberlake Award recipients, Ashlyn Wessel and Brian Larson!

6th Grade Outing - Free Play Arcade

Sixth grade students had a fun filled afternoon at Free Play Arcade in downtown Arlington. The establishment offers classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Z-bert, Frogger, Mario Bros plus many more. Thanks to Miss Juergens for hosting the event.

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8th Grade Sand Volleyball Outing

Texas Image Volleyball was a hit with 8th grade students.

What was volleyball originally called?

The game of volleyball, originally called “mintonette,” was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan after the invention of basketball only four years before. Morgan, a graduate of the Springfield College of the YMCA, designed the game to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball.

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Eighth Grade Blow Painting

Box Tops for Education

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Alumni News

All SMG Alumni, we want to hear from you and share any news you have with the rest of the Trojan Community! Please send us your address, phone number, and email address so that we may keep in touch. As well, if you have news and information that you would like to share with the SMG Community, we would like that as well! Please send your information to Abbey Lewis at

Once a Trojan--Always a Trojan!

Need Prayers?

We all do!! The St. Maria Goretti Catholic School Community would love to pray for you and your intentions. Please send all prayer requests to:

Meet Our Priests!

St. Maria Goretti Parish Website:

Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth

Serving the North Texas Catholic community by providing the faithful opportunities to grow in Christian discipleship and strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Calendar Notes

Monday, May 13

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Field Trip - Ft. Worth Science Museum

Tuesday, May 14

  • 10:00AM May Crowning in the church

Wednesday, May 15

  • 3:30-4:30PM Running Club (rescheduled from May 8th)
Thursday, May 16 (please note date change - wrong date in last week's Trojan Times)
  • Walk for Life - All grades - time determined by individual teacher
Friday, May 17
  • 2:00PM Last Pep Rally - Performance by Tiny Trojans
  • 6:00-8:00PM End of Year School Celebration Picnic at SMG Center & Field
Monday, May 20
  • 3:00-4:00PM Cheerleader Uniform Fitting -HFLC meeting rooms
  • 3:30-4:30PM Good Works Club
  • Finals Begin Grades 6-8 (May 20-22)
Monday-Wednesday, May 20-22
  • Finals: Grades 6-8

Thursday, May 23

  • 8:00AM 8th Grade Breakfast
  • 10:00AM 8th Grade Candle Passing/Robing
  • 6:00-9:00PM Mass & 8th Grade Promotion
Monday, May 27
  • No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28

  • Regular School Day (Dismissal at 3:10PM)
  • 1:30PM Kindergarten Promotion (REVISED TIME)
Wednesday, May 29
  • 8:00AM Mass
  • 9:00AM Awards Ceremony Grades 1-7
  • Noon Dismissal - SMEED until 3:00PM
Thursday, May 30
  • Last Day of School
  • 8:00-11:30AM Field Day
  • Noon Dismissal - NO SMEED
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Arlington, Texas 76013

Contact us at: (817) 275-5081