Trojan Times

March 19 - March 25

Week At A Glance

Monday, Mar. 19

  • Yearbook Meeting 3:00 - 4:15 pm
  • SAC Meeting 6:30 pm (Rm 116)

Wednesday, Mar, 21

  • School Mass 8:00 am

  • Chess Club during lunch

  • Girls Softball Versus Saint Joseph 4:45 pm at SMG

Thursday, Mar. 22

  • Boys Baseball versus SEAS Gold 4:45 pm at SEAS
  • Kindergarten Field Trip
  • Running Club 3:30-4:20 pm
  • Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm (Church)
  • 8th Grade T Shirt Order Forms Due

Friday, Mar. 23

  • 5th Grade Building Champions Breakfast
  • Stations of the Cross 2:00 pm (Church)

Principal's Message

Let us remember in the gospel today Jesus called Lazarus, and Lazarus responded. God calls us to respond. Think about our Lenten journey. Is there someone we have not responded to or something we have not done so far in Lent? It is not too late. Father Luke reminds us to respond and let go of the things that bind us and forgive one another. By freeing someone else, we free ourselves. God calls us to respond with forgiveness. How we respond to God's call is up to us. He calls us like He calls Lazarus to rise up and love and serve one another.


Blessings,

Mrs. Pierce

Davis Construction Updates

On Monday the 19th after morning drop off- the city will begin a project by our front parking lot entrance and the intersection of St. Maria Court and Davis Drive. They will have a flag man available to assist with traffic flow. Traffic will flow southbound only. They expect to have this completed by Monday afternoon.


In the mornings when parking in the front lot for drop off, please DO NOT park in handicapped parking spots. We have several handicapped parishioners who attend daily mass and are in need of those spaces. These are handicapped spots all the time and only those with a handicapped placard or license plate should be parking in those spots. As a reminder, you should always be mindful of your speed in parking lots, in particular here, as our older parishioners as well as our pre-k students may be walking through the lot just out of your vision.


Our "Reserved for future SMG Family" spots are also being heavily used for new families who are shadowing students throughout the Spring. Please respect these spots and help us to welcome potential new families.

Box Tops for Education

Our third quarter period collection period has ended. Congratulations to the Fifth grade who won the the ice cream party! Special Recognition goes to Colleen Malloy who brought in over 700 box tops! Way to Go!

SMG Basketball Teams Have Excellent Post Season Showing

Congratulations to our Basketball Teams who finished their seasons strong in the Post Season Stephen Breen Tournament!


  • 7th Grade Girls - Championship - 7th Grade Girls Division - 2nd Consecutive
  • 6th Grade Boys - Champions of the 6th Grade Boys Division
  • 6th Grade Girls - 2nd Place in the 6th Grade Girls Division


Congratulations Trojans! Thank you to all of our basketball coaches this season, we could not do it without you!


A Big Thank you to our 4th Grade Parents who provided the teachers lunch before Spring Break! It was delicious and greatly appreciated!

Holy Week and Easter Are Coming!

Easter is only a few more days away. Make plans now to participate in the celebration of the most important event in our salvation history! Below you will find information and background on the upcoming celebrations here at our parish. EVERYONE IS INVITED to join in this most sacred and joyous occasion.
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Dinner Dance Tickets On Sale On-Line

Dinner Dance tickets are now on sale on-line. Do not delay getting your tickets. The venue has moved back to SMG and will very likely sell out! Be sure to login and buy your tickets so that you too can purchase that class project, parking spot, or teacher of the day opportunity! For more information click on the ticket link below or visit our dinner dance website. www.bidpal.net/2018smgdinnerdance

Next Week Preview

March 26 – Passion Play 2:00pm in Church

March 26 - Early Childhood Committee 6:30 pm (Rm 116)

March 27 – Chrism Mass 5:30pm @ St. Patrick Cathedral

** Students encouraged to attend in uniform **

March 28 – 5th Grade Puppet Shows for Younger Grades “Jesus is Alive!” 9:30am

March 28 – 8th Grade Pines Trip

March 28 - Bishop Olsen Visits SMG

March 29 – Holy Thursday - ** Unused Snow Day ** No school expected

March 30 – Good Friday - Holiday

April 1 - EASTER (See Scheduled Mass Times Above)

April 2 - Easter Monday - ** Unused Snow Day ** No school expected

Lenten Penance Services

Thursday, March 22

St. Matthew Parish (Arlington)


Monday, March 26

Most Blessed Sacrament Parish (Arlington)


Saint Maria Goretti offers the Sacrament of Reconciliation every Saturday from 4:00-5:30 pm. No appointment necessary!

Financial Aid Applications Due April 15

If you are in need of financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year from Saint Maria Goretti, your application in FACTS is due by April 15. Funds will be awarded in May. For more information please contact our Director of Advancement, Nancy Benson.

Nolan Catholic HS Offers Spring Volleyball Clinics

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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.