Week of September 4th - 8th

Thank you for the precious gifts.

This summer a loving group of SMG parishioners gathered to assemble rosaries for our entire school to use and pray with while attending SMGCS. What a blessing this gift of grace and service will be to our students!!
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Mrs. Pierce's Principal Message

My fellow Trojans,

It is hard to believe we have been in school for one month. Time flies when we are having fun! This week, band begins on Tuesday, and on Saturday volleyball games will commence. Go Trojans!

I thank you for your patience with us regarding the Renweb service. The provider has had difficulty, and they hope to have it working soon. Unfortunately the problem has prevented teachers from entering grades in the online grade book program. The teachers have been keeping a handwritten report of grades for your student. If your child is having academic difficulties, the teachers will be sending out a notice.

Unfortunately with a heavy heart, Ms. Alvarez will not be able to continue as our librarian. Please pray for her and her family during this difficult time. However, please welcome Mrs. Peña to our SMG family. She will be our new library manager and is eager to share her passion for books and media.

The gospel today reminds us that we have been anointed with chrism at our baptism to serve others, especially to those who are poor. We are the missionaries to bring hope and comfort to those who go without. Our prayers can release those who are persecuted and troubled. We are encouraged to bring the light of Christ to others through service. I am so proud of our National Junior Honor Society Members who planned and coordinated a bake sale to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. They truly embody the spirit of service to others. Please join me in praying for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston said, "I think we have to wake up Jesus in the boat! ... Pray real hard!"

Have a blessed week!

Mrs. Pierce

Prayers Needed

Join us in lifting up Holy Trinity Catholic School during a difficult time of loss. Their school President passed away last week. We will keep the school family and the family members of Mrs. Arlene Anderson Jones in our prayers going forward this week.
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September 6th at 6:30pm our first Room Parent meeting will take place in room 116.

September 8th and 9th there will be a Parish Ministry Fair after all Masses.

September 11th at 6:30pm SMGCS School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet in room 116.

Volleyball games begin this week on Saturday, September 9th - GO SMGCS TROJANS!

See below for schedules by grade level.

IOWA TESTING begins September 11th - 15th for 1st-8th grades.

Soccer Shots: This after school program for ages 3-8 years old will begin September 15th and runs on Friday afternoons. Cost is $33 a month per student.

Play Like a Champion Training: New DATES

September 5th at St. Andrew, Parents meeting 6-7pm

September 6th at St. Andrew, RETURNING Coaches only meeting 6-7pm

New Coaches PLAC training:

September 10th at St. Monica's in Dallas - MUST Pre-Register with Nancy Benson

NEW FAMILIES!!!! Don't forget to contact our front office Secretary Stephanie Malloy ( to get signed up for our Diocesan Safe and Sacred program. You must have it completed before you can begin to work on your 40 volunteer hours for this year!

Afternoon Carline Procedures

Our afternoon carline will begin September 11th.

Please remember to have your green cards visible on your dash, so that the teachers can correctly call your student's name. Please see the attached afternoon carline map.

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Car Line Tips

Our afternoon carline will begin September 11th. Please remember to have your green cards visible on your dash so that the teachers can correctly call your student's name. Please see the attached afternoon carline map.


Do not go around a parked car in any carline, morning or afternoon. It is not safe as our kids may be walking or standing where you can not see them.

Please have your students exit and enter on the passenger side of the vehicle to ensure safety and proper visibility at all times.

It's almost time for KOUNTRY KARNIVAL

Save the Dates to attend our Historically AWESOME Kountry Karnival!

Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st

KK shirt order forms will be sent home this week... $12 each

REMEMBER... Students can wear past Kountry Karnival shirts in the month of September on Spirit Fridays to celebrate this year's "THROWBACK" theme!!!

Visit the Kountry Karnival Website to Order your Shirt TODAY!!!

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Memo from Nurse Rycroft

Please make sure all families have the Emergency Contact form on file with Nurse Rycroft as soon as possible.
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NJHS raised over $283 to donate to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey!

Thank you for helping our NJHS to support those in need!

SMG Parish Youth Group Opportunities

BELONG group for 5th and 6th graders FOLLOW group for 7th and 8th graders Teen Training - Sunday, October 8th 12:30-1:30pm and Sunday, May 20th 2-3pm Call to Protect - Sunday, November 5th 3:30pm and Sunday, November 12th 3:30pm