Angel News

Pantry donation for Thursday, February 28th is cereal.

Tax Info
Below you will find information on the Tax Code. We hope you find this information helpful when completing your tax return. If needed the St. Maria Goretti Tax ID is: 35-1950891.

St. Maria Goretti Elementary School & Parish Blood Drive
Click here to volunteer to donate
Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Blood drive in the SMG Parish Hall

Recruit 1 Donor – Get a light up Phil keychain
Recruit 3 Donors – Get a light up Phil keychain and a movie coupon
Recruit 5 Donors – Get a light up Phil keychain and a $10 DQ gift card

Don’t skip meals. Hydrate. Bring a photo ID.

Save the Date
Vacation Bible Camp is June 10-14. More information coming soon!

Reminder: Please submit pictures for the yearbook to We need candid pictures of events and team pictures for all sports teams–from in-house football, volleyball and basketball to all levels of CYO. Our yearbook deadline is a full two weeks earlier this year–April 1. Please ensure your Angels make it into the yearbook!

Safe and Sacred
All adults who work or volunteer with children are required to complete the Safe and Sacred Training. Please click on the link:

The PTO board would like to thank all those who have volunteered at events recently. It is nice when events are covered and we aren’t scrambling to get areas covered. Thanks again!

Ladies Candlelight Dinner
Now that your ticket is bought, it’s time to start thinking about the famous raffle baskets! As in years past, we are asking each table to designate a leader to gather donations for a group raffle basket. The ideas are endless…gardening, cooking, sports, books, children, crafts, wine, movies, religious, kids, etc. If you are coming alone or in a small group, please consider donating a bottle of wine per person or a gift card. If you have a small business or special talent to share, please consider donating an item or gift certificate as well. All donations are welcome!

We will be collecting all donations prior to the event. For questions about raffle baskets or delivery instructions, contact Katie Sauerbrey at (317) 956-9662 or We would like all baskets turned in by Monday, February 25. The baskets have always been one of the favorite traditions of the evening. We can’t wait to see this year’s contributions!

Music News
Band Festival
The Carmel Deanery Band Festival will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at Guerin Catholic High School. Drop off is between 8:30-9:00. Attire for the day is a red uniform shirt , jeans and athletic shoes. Everyone attending will receive a free festival t-shirt and free pizza lunch. The day will culminate with a short concert in the gym at 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The SMG Band and Cheerleaders will participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Indianapolis on March 15th. Permission slips and band sweatshirt order forms have been distributed and are due back to Mrs. Richardt next week. The band will wear their school uniform, and green band sweatshirts .Band students should also bring gloves as it can be chilly. Chaperones are needed, contact Mrs. Richardt if can chaperone.

CYO Track 4th-8th grade registration ends 4-1-19
In-House Baseball K-6th registration ends 3-15-19
In-House Soccer PK-3rd registration ends 3-15-19

Please register for the Girls Spring 2019 Lacrosse Season! Teams will be formed for 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade. Practices begin in March (indoors, as space is available, or outdoors, weather permitting at SMG) generally once per week. Practices in April & May are 2x per week depending on the game schedule. Games begin after Spring Break and run through the end of the school year.
New Players are Welcome!! We add Girls every year to our teams that have never played Lacrosse. It is a lot of fun – just ask your friends that play Lacrosse!
Open Gym Saturday, February 23rd at the SMG Gym from 4:00 – 5:00. This is an excellent opportunity to see what all the excitement is about for new players and for our returning players to knock off some rust!
Parent informational meeting on Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00 at SMG in the St. Augustine Room.
Registration closes on Friday, March 1st
Please email with any questions!

Soccer Spiritwear
Click on the link to order you Soccer Spiritwear:

Nurse News
Nurse attendance line: Parents, a friendly reminder to call your student in late or tardy on the nurse attendance line each morning by 9am (317) 896-5582 then press 5. It is helpful to mention the nature of the illness such as sore throat, pink eye, influenza A so the nurses can watch for trends and notify families as needed. Homework may be requested for K-5th grade. The 6th-8th grade students have homework posted on line by teachers each night. Also, students may return to school after they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications.

Lenten Soup Supper
Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 5:00-8:30PM
Location: SMG Parish Hall
Price: $10/Person, $8/Seniors (65+), $40/Family Max
For any questions please contact Katie Jones at (317) 629-5583 or

*There will only be 1 Lenten Soup Supper this year and we would love to serve your family! We’ll have delicious soups (3-4 to choose from), bread sticks, baked macaroni and cheese, 2 salads, fruit salad, variety of desserts and beverages.

*If you, a friend or family member that need service hours please consider signing up at

CFD 2019 Safe Sitter Winter Classes
March 2 or April 13, 2019. 9:00am – 3:30pm, $60 per student
Carmel Fire Department, 2 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032
This is the Safe Sitter® Essentials (1-Day Course with CPR)
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.
For sign-up more information contact: Keith Freer at 317-571-4245

Guerin Catholic News
Applications are still being accepted for the 2019-20 school year. Apply at

Joe Reitz Sports Camp
Saturday, March 16
1-4:30 pm
Family Mass at 4:30 pm – parents and siblings welcome!
Boys in grades 1-5 are invited to a Sports Camp with former Indianapolis Colt Joe Reitz at Guerin Catholic High School. Camp will focus on one-on-one football and basketball skill development, fun activity stations, and remarks from Joe. Cost is $25 ($15 per additional sibling), and includes a camp t-shirt and an autographed photo of Joe Reitz! See attached flyer for more details, or visit to register.

The Pearl
The Crane Bay
Saturday, March 23, 6 pm
Over 21 event
Celebrate the Mission of Guerin Catholic at The Pearl, Guerin Catholic’s annual award ceremony featuring the presentation of the Bishop William L. Higi Leadership Award, the school’s highest recognition. This year’s honorees are Barbara (Barb) and John Gallina and Deborah and William (Willie) Wood. Sponsorships and tickets available online at

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