Trojan Times

10/30 - 11/3

Mrs. Pierce’s Principal Message

Last Thursday and Friday we enjoyed our parent-teacher conferences. It is always a pleasure to partner with you to bring out the best in your child! It is vital between the school and the family to work toward this goal. From the beginning, the parents are the first teachers to their child. We are so thankful that you have entrust your child to us as we work to provide a quality Catholic education for him/her. I appreciate the sacrifices each of you make to send your students to Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School. We are so blessed to work with your students and you.

In Partnership,

Mrs. Pierce

Prayer of Remembrance during November

Each year during the month of November, the Church offers us the opportunity to remember in a special way our deceased relatives and friends. There are books of remembrance in the church and we have one at the school. As a community, we would like to offer our prayers for the deceased loved ones of our alumni, benefactors, friends and family members. Your loved ones will be remembered and prayed for at our SMG School Masses, during weekly adoration throughout the month of November, and during morning prayers.

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Congratulations to our Robotics team for taking 2nd place overall at the Bell Helicopter Mission Impossible STEM Challenge Design Competition


Thank you to our Hallmark Sale Volunteers:

David Capps

Annie Benson

Brandon Nguyen

Ashley Benson

Holly Tompkins

Mr. and Mrs. Benson

Mrs. Malloy

Mr. Becker

Mrs. Tompkins

Thank you to our 2nd grade parents for the delicious lunch provided Thursday. A special thanks to Home and School for providing dinner Thursday and breakfast Friday.

Thank you to all those who helped make our first Middle School dance a fun time!! 7th grade did a great job hosting!

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This Week at a glance:

Monday, Oct. 30

  • Advanced Band 7:00-7:40 A.M.
  • Morning Prayer in cafetorium - Rosary 5th joyful mystery.
  • Butter Braids Fundraiser – Turn in all forms and money.
  • Yearbook Meeting 3:30-4:15 P.M.
  • Soccer SEAS Gold @4:30 P.M. vs. St. Maria White @ St. Maria Goretti
  • Soccer St Andrew Blue @ 4:30 P.M. vs. St. Maria Red @ St. Andrews

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • Beginning Band 7-7:40 A.M.
  • Halloween, regular uniform with Halloween socks
  • NO Robotics due to Halloween

Wednesday, Nov. 1

  • Advanced Band 7-7:40 A.M.
  • Shrines and Costume Saints at Mass @ 10:00 A.M.
  • All Saints Day
  • Chess Club this week during lunch
  • Library Club 3:00-3:40 P.M.

Thursday, Nov. 2

  • Beginning Band 7-7:40 A.M.
  • Running Club starts 3:30-4:20 P.M.
  • All Souls’ Day. All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead.

Friday, Nov. 3

  • Middle School Band Night @ Nolan

Saturday, Nov. 4

  • Soccer St. Maria Red @10am vs. Holy Trinity Blue @ St. Maria Goretti
  • Soccer Holy Trinity Blue @11am vs. St. Maria White @ St. Maria Goretti
  • Robotics 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Food 4 Life Lunch Menu for November

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Butter Braid Fundraiser Info:

We hope each of you had great success in selling Butter Braid Bread! All money earned will help our school update its technology so that our students and teachers will have even greater success in the classroom.

The sale officially ends on Monday, October 30. All money and orders must be turned in by Wednesday, November 1. You may drop your orders off at the front office or send with your child to give their teachers.

The bread will be delivered on Friday, November 10 and be sent home with your child. Please remember, these items are frozen, so you may want to plan to get them straight home or bring a cooler to keep them in if you won't be headed straight home. If your child is in SMEED I will make sure to have their items packed down in ice and will coordinate with the SMEED employees on distribution of the bread.

Please feel free to contact me at 817-675-1422 or if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for all your support!

Cathy Souders

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Kroger will be donating $71.30 to our school because of our community support number! Add it to your Kroger card today, #91101

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Thank You Knights of Columbus for a fun Trunk or Treat Night!

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Deadline for Basketball sign up is this Tuesday, Oct. 31st

Looking ahead:

Nov. 6 – Home and School Board Meeting

Nov. 9 – Eucharistic Minister Training 3:10-4:30 P.M.

Nov. 9 - Veteran’s Day Program Grade 3 and Grade 4 in the evening

Nov. 10 - Veteran’s Day Festivities:

9:00-9:20 A.M. Meet and Greet

9:30 A.M. Ceremony

10:00 A.M. Speakers Grade 1-8 and Artome show

Nov. 11 – Basketball Clinic 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

3rd and 4th grade sings at 5:30 P.M. Mass after communion to thank our veterans.

Nov. 13 – Basketball Practice Begins

School Advisory Council Meeting 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Nov.16 – Mr. Hibachi Dine-Out 6:00-9:00 P.M. 5005 South Cooper Street

Nov. 17 – Noon Dismissal.

Adoption Day- NJHS, Grade 7 and 8 Cheer, and STUCO go to courthouse

Nov. 20-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Spirit Shirt Replacement: if your recent spirit shirt purchase has faded please bring it to office to be replaced.

Christmas Store Update

Christmas is just around the corner, which means that we are gearing up for the SMG Christmas Store. What is the Christmas Store? During the second week of December, students will be given the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for loved ones during a scheduled time slot with their class. All gifts will be neatly wrapped so that they are ready to go under the tree. Information sheets will be sent home with all students in the next couple of weeks.

We will need lots of Elves and other helpers to make this event successful; including set-up, gift wrappers, cashier, floater / re-stocker, clean up, and after-Christmas bargain shoppers. Please visit our SignUp Genius page using the link below or via the SMG School website.

You must be current on Safe & Sacred training to volunteer. You will receive SPIRIT hours for your time. No pre-school aged helpers please. Questions? Contact Christmas Store chairs Jessica Geisel (817) 691-4623 or Andrea Freeman (817) 721-8771.

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.