The Trojan Times

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School March 3, 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 & Friends,

Happy Sunday!

We have a busy week coming up this week beginning with our Read Across America Day Celebration and assembly first thing Monday morning. We will welcome the Mayor of Arlington, Mayor Williams to SMGville as we celebrate literacy and Dr. Suess's birthday. A full recap will be in the next Trojan Times after spring break on March 17th.

Please note, the next Home and School General Meeting is Monday, May 6th--not tomorrow night as listed in the church bulletin.

Also this week, on Tuesday we will celebrate Mardi Gras with a parade, treats including King Cake, and a prayer service before Ash Wednesday the next day. Wednesday's school Mass will be at 10AM that morning, rather than our usual 8AM time.

Finally, Friday, March 8th is a half-day with dismissal at 12PM. There will be SMEED but there will NOT be any lunch service, so be sure to send a lunch with your student(s) if they are staying for SMEED that afternoon. Spring Break is next week, March 11-15, 2019.

Have a wonderful evening and week ahead!

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 2020%20Registration%20%20Tuition.pdf


Mercy is the virtue of the month for March. Mercy is caring for those who suffer. Jesus has told us that we must show mercy in two ways: physically (for the body) and spiritually (for the soul). When we feed someone who is hungry, we show mercy; when we forgive someone who has hurt us, we show mercy. Jesus showed us this mercy when He forgave sins (spiritual) and cured the sick (physical). As Jesus did, so we must do. Blessed are the MERCIFUL!

There are many saints who exemplified the virtue of honesty. Three who we are going to be learning about this month are:

  • St. John Vianney: Feast Day – August 4 – Saint John Vianney wanted his life as a priest to be filled with mercy for those who turn away from God. Saint John Vianney went to the homes of the people in his parish when they were sick, spent many hours praying to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and heard Confessions all day and night – people came from everywhere just so he could hear their Confessions!

  • Saint Faustina: Feast Day – October 5 –Saint Faustina grew up in a big family in Poland and joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy when she was a young woman. She was always mindful of how others suffered and wanted to help them. She offered many sacrifices, sufferings, and prayers for souls who needed God’s mercy. Many times she did not know the souls for whom she was suffering. On February 22, 1931, Our Lord appeared to Saint Faustina in a vision and instructed her to paint Him as he appeared to her and include the motto, “Jesus; I trust in you.” He wanted her to proclaim the message of His mercy-Divine Mercy-to the whole world, which she faithfully did until her death.

  • St. Teresa of Calcutta: Feast Day – September 5 – “At the end of our lives, we will not be judged by…how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.” Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in the country of Albania and left home at age 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto as a missionary. By 1929, she was assigned to a girl’s school in Calcutta, India, where she spent many happy years teaching.

For more information on the Virtues in Practice Program, visit:

The SMG 28-Day Read-Aloud Celebration!

We hope you and your children have enjoyed the 28-Day Read-Aloud Challenge! All students who completed the challenge had their name entered in a drawing to win prizes, including a Half-Price Books gift card. Drawing winners will be announced during our Read Across America Day Celebration and Assembly on Monday, March 4th.

Happy Reading!

enjoying dr seuss in prek

Iassc Watson Places at Regional Science Fair

Congratulations to Isaac Weston, shown here in front of his tri-fold board displaying his project for the Fort Worth Regional Science Fair.
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Tuck Everlasting

Many thanks to Nolan Theater students for performing a preview of their spring play, Tuck Everlasting, for SMG 5th through 8th grade students. 1st Grade student, Leo Breclaw, as well as several SMG alumni have parts in the play and our current 6th Grade students will travel to Nolan on Tuesday, March 5th to see the entire play performed.

Class Outings

First grade students Dressed Like a Pirate and were taken on a treasure hunt coordinated by "Peg Leg Girton" and "Rapscallion Watson". X marked the spot for lots of fun and merriment.

Mrs. Richards hosted a Royal Tea Party for K-2nd grade students. Can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon than sharing good food with with good friends.

Texas independence day program

Fourth grade students illustrated and narrated importance aspects of our Texas heritage, while second grade students entertained us with two patriotic songs. Many thanks to music teacher, Rachel Richards, for another fun and informative performance.
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Teacher for the Day

As promised, more pictures from Teacher for the Day. Stephen Garcia taking attendance for 2nd grade.

National Junior Honor Society Bake Sale

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Crazy Socks and Shoes Day!

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Teacher Outings Still Available!!

There are several Teacher Outings still available! If you are interested in purchasing an outing for your student, please contact Mrs. Malloy in the school office
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Fort Worth Zoo Run - April 6th

SMG Run Club

We are ready for Spring and ready to RUN!

Join our team as we run at the Fort Worth Zoo Run.

You can register online and join our team- SMG Run Club.

You must register by March 21, 2019.

April 6th is 22nd Annual Fort Worth Zoo Run

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!

Do You Recognize These Trojan Alumni??

Can you help us Identify the Trojans in this picture from the 1973 SMG Boys Basketball Team? If so, we would love to hear from you! Please email Abbey Lewis at with your response. As well, if you have any old pictures from your SMG Catholic School days that we could use in future "Identify the Trojans" editions, please feel free to send those our way!

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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, March 4th: Monday Morning Assembly and Read Across America Day Celebration

Tuesday, March 5th: Mardi Gras Parade and Prayer Service, 6th grade to Nolan for Vikings Live!

National Junior Honor Society Bake Sale in the Cafetorium

Wednesday, March 6th: Ash Wednesday; Mass at 10Am

Thursday, March 7th: 6th Grade - Catholic Charities of Ft. Worth 9:10-1:30

4th & 5th Grade Class Outing- Movie Party 3:15-5:30

Friday, March 8th: Crazy Sock and Shoe Day for $1, 9:30 Pep Rally, Stations of the Cross @ 11:30AM; Early dismissal at 12PM-No Lunch Service; SMEED will be available. End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 11th-Friday, March 15th: Spring Break-No School

March 21st: Deadline to register for SMG Run Club - Fort Worth Zoo Run on April 6th

March 22nd: 3rd Quarter Report Cards emailed to Parents

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