Trojan Times

Week of 12/11 - 12/15

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Thank You Mrs. Richards for putting together a wonderful Christmas Performance. It was so nice to see the whole school participate together in a performance everyone could enjoy!! Our kids did such a great job! Many thanks for all of the time and effort that went into planning and practicing for this performance! Our teachers and staff did a great job coming together to pull off 2 wonderful nights of spirit filled performing!!!

Mrs. Pierce’s Principal Message:

At SMG this past week, the message of hope rang through our halls and in our hearts. This next week, the focus is on peace. In this busy world we live in, let us take a few moments to reflect on the importance of peace. Join me as we pray for peace in our world, our community and our school.

Dear Jesus, you entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace. This Advent, as we strive to become the-best-version-of-ourselves, fill us with a deep and abiding peace. Help us share that peace with everyone we encounter, especially those who need it most. Amen. (Dynamiccatholic.com).


Peace be with you,


Mrs. Pierce


Week at a glance:

Monday, Dec. 11

· Advanced Band 7:00-7:40 A.M.

· Morning Prayer in cafetorium

· SMG Student Council toy drive - service project to benefit local families. The toy drive runs through December 15th.

· 7th Grade Pre-Season Basketball Tournament at 3 P.M.

· Yearbook Meeting 3:30 - 4:15 P.M.

· Home & School Board Meeting at 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.


Tuesday, Dec.12

· AM Classroom Drop Off

· Christmas store in cafetorium

· Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

· Beginning Band 7 - 7:40 A.M.

· Lunch in Classroom due to Christmas store

· Robotics 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.

· Please bring canned goods for Mass on Wed.


Wednesday, Dec. 13

· AM Classroom Drop Off

· Christmas store in cafetorium

· Advanced Band 7 - 7:40 A.M.

· Lunch in Classroom due to Christmas store

· NO Chess Club – cancelled due to Christmas Store

· Library Club 3:00 - 3:40 P.M.


Thursday, Dec. 14

· AM Classroom Drop Off

· Christmas store in cafetorium

· Beginning Band 7 - 7:40 A.M.

· 3rd - 5th Grade Reconciliation Service 9:30 - 11:30 A.M.

· Lunch in Classroom due to Christmas store

· Pep Rally at 2:00 P.M.

· Running Club 3:30 - 4:20 P.M.


Friday, Dec. 15

· 8:15 - 8:45 A.M. Band Performance in Family Life – All Classes Welcome


Saturday, Dec. 16

· 7th Grade Pre-Season Basketball Tournament. 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

· Middle School Christmas Dance in gym (6th – 8th gr) 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.

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Wishing 2nd grader, ROSIE BRECLAW the best of luck at the Reading Bee this weekend!!! We are proud of you!!!!


Our SMG Robotics team competed this weekend in a robotics competition!!

They came out BIG winners!

Girls team- Robotastik will advance to another qualifying round and won The Judges Award!

Boys team-Teslas moves directly to Regional and won 2nd place!

Big THANKS to Mr. and Mrs. Morales and all of our parent volunteers for all they do to teach and work with our robotics team, the time and talent that you devote to our students is appreciated!!

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Looking ahead:

Dec. 18-20 – 7th/8th Midterm Exams:

18th - 7th grade: Science/Social Studies, 8th grade: ELAR/Math

19th - 7th grade: ELAR/Math, 8th grade: Science/Social Studies

20th - All Religion/Spanish


Dec. 18 – Student Advisory Council Meeting 6:30 P.M.


Dec. 20 – Chess Club during lunch


Dec. 21 – 6th, 7th, 8th sponsor Polar Express for PK-3rd

Cafetorium NOT available after lunch


Dec. 22 – AM Classroom drop off

Band Performance

Students may wear Christmas socks, shirt, and sweater WITH uniform bottom.

Christmas bows or Santa hats also allowed

9:00-9:30 A.M. Jessie Tree

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Class Parties

Noon Dismissal

Indoor Pickup (SMEED NOT available)

End of Quarter

Dairy Queen (Bowen Road Location) Dine-Out. 12 P.M. - 5 P.M.


Dec. 25 - Jan 5 – No School - Christmas Holiday

2018 Animal Essay Contest - Calling all 3rd - 6th graders!! Get your essay info. from your home room teacher!

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