11/16: Happy Birthday Deacon Steve!!
11/17: New Family Meeting 9am
11/17: Q2 Midterms Home
11/17: Daddy Daughter Dance 7pm
11/19: Open House 11:30am
11/21: Special Persons’ Day – 8am
11/22-11/26: Thanksgiving Break
SPORTS MINISITRY NEEDS YOU!
Last plea for volunteers before Friday night’s dance. http://signup.com/go/AGVQFok
Used Uniform Sale
The Fall Used Uniform Sale will be held in the school narthex from November 29 until December 1 at 2:00pm. All shirts, pants, and sweaters are $2. All plaid is $4. Time to stock up! Cash or checks made out to SMG, please. Contact Michelle Hanlin or Beth Newell with questions.
SCRIP sales will be increasing in the next few weeks. Would you like to help sell at carpool from the comfort of the comfy couches in the narthex? Please sign up here: http://signup.com/go/NWorxoo
Riding Toys Needed for Preschool
Our preschool is growing and is in need of tricycles, 3 wheel scooters, and ride on bouncy toys to be donated. Do you have a used item that you could donate to our school? You can drop them off at the school office. We would greatly appreciate it! You can contact Yvonne Clark with questions at email@example.com or 616-283-3354.
Spirit Day Results
Our last Chick fil A Spirit Day brought in $131.61 – thank you for your support!
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found table is over-flowing. We will be packing it up soon, please take a look (or have your child take a look). Thanks!
Safe and Sacred Training
All adults who volunteer at St. Maria Goretti need to complete the Safe and Sacred Training. Follow this link to complete your training: http://dol-in.org/online-safe-environment-training
CFD 2017 Safe Sitter Fall Classes
Dec 2, 2017. 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 more information contact: Keith Freer at 317-571-4245
Annual Girl Scout Gingerbread Decorating Party
Wednesday, December 6th
6 – 8 p.m.
SMG Parish Narthex (meeting room behind parish offices)
Gather your whole family along with your Girl Scout for an evening of gingerbread house decorating!
Assembled gingerbread houses, frosting, candy decorations, sloppy joes, buns, beverages, plates, and napkins will be provided
Please bring A SIDE OR DESSERT to share!
Cost is $15 per family, $10 for an additional house
Questions? Contact Sara Musick at firstname.lastname@example.org, 317.989.2296
The Christmas Program is Dec. 20th. All students in K-3, Middle School Choir and the SMG Band are in the program.
Kindergarten will be making their own costume. Girls in grades 1st – 3rd will be angels and boys will be shepherds.
If you need an order form, contact your homeroom teacher. Middle School Choir will also need costumes, contact Mrs.
Richardt for a form. The program will be Dec. 20th at 1:30 and 7:00 pm.
ISSMA (State School Music Association) Music Contest will be held Jan. 27th for band instruments and strings at
Noblesville H.S. The contest for Vocal and piano will be held on Feb. 3rd at Noblesville H.S. Solos are $15.00 and ensembles are $7.00 per entry. Make all checks to SMG, Deadline to enter is Nov. 15th. The contest is open to
students in grades 5th – 12th.
CYO Music Contest
The CYO Music Contest will be held on Feb. 10th at Chatard H.S, The band and choir will be performing. It is open to students in grades 4th -12th for solos and ensembles.
Order your yearbook here: http://www.ybpay.lifetouch.com/
It takes a Village . . . to get all the pictures for the SMG Yearbook! Please email full-size/full resolution pictures to email@example.com from Sports, Cheer, School and Events. Remember you must submit Team Pictures this year as well–I need a landscape picture (tall coaches might need to kneel) of the team in uniform. You can share a google drive of pictures with me too–that works great.
Very Important: The pictures can be taken from an iPhone; however, it must be emailed at full size/full resolution. I cannot use texted, facebooked or twittered pictures–I need them from the original source. Please contact Twyla Arnold at 317.523.8745 with any questions.
Head Lice advisory
Head Lice has been reported in our school.
Pediculosis or head lice are tiny, wingless bugs about the size of a sesame seed or smaller. They live only on human scalps. While annoying, head lice do not spread disease and are not a health issue. Children, particularly those of elementary school age, are most likely to get head lice because of their close contact with each other. The main symptom is itching of the head. If you suspect your child may have head lice, please examine your child’s scalp. Treatment consists of using a 1 step lice medication which kills both the lice and nits and is available by prescription only (call your doctor) or using the over the counter treatment and a 3 step process which requires meticulously combing out the nits each day. Follow the steps as needed (see attached brochure). Please teach your children it is best not to share hats and grooming items (combs, hairbrushes, etc. ) and to avoid direct head to head contact.
For further information as needed, please contact your health care provider or call the SMG nurse office Ext. 1204.
Immunization notice for incoming 6th grade students-***5th grade families*** – All students entering 6th grade in Indiana are now required to receive 2 immunizations. These are the meningitis vaccine (Menactra/Menveo) and an updated tetnus (Tdap) shot. The updated tetnus cannot be received until AFTER the 10th or 11th birthday (depending on the drug manufacturer)…so please make an appointment during 5th grade and make sure these shots are received before entering 6th grade. Please ask your health care provider for a copy of the immunization record and bring the record to school. Your health care provider should enter the shots into the state immunization registry. To avoid any discrepancies a “paper copy” from your doctor will help us keep all records up to date. Questions regarding the above, call the nurse’s office @ 896-5582 ext 1204.
CYO Girls and Boys Volleyball is now open for registration. Please complete registration before girls evaluations which are 11/20. Mark your calendar for girls evaluations at the following times: 4th grade 3:15-4:30 5/6 grade 5:00-6:30 and 7/8 grade 6:30-8:00. Again please refer to the new registration policy and make sure registrations are complete before evaluations. Registration will close for girls and boys CYO volleyball 11/19.
Interested in coaching volleyball? Contact Mrs. Uhland at firstname.lastname@example.org
SMG Needs Volunteers – Great Service Hour Opportunity
SMG is hosting a pre-season boys CYO basketball tournament Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th. We will need volunteers helping take admissions and working at the concession stand. Please email Pat Biddlecombe at email@example.com if you have a son or daughter who needs service hours.
We no longer do professional photos for our sports so please snap some pictures so all teams are included in the yearbook! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to www.smgonline.org and click on sports ministry
Our school code is 194smg-in
Registration payment MUST be received at the time of registration to complete the process. Payment MUST be received before your child will be placed on a SMG Sports Ministry team.
Guerin Catholic High School News
8th Grade Parents: Application deadlines for 2018-19 are quickly approaching!
Visit GuerinCatholic.org for admissions application info, as well as Shadow day and High School Placement Test registration.
READY. SET. APPLY.
– Financial Aid Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
– Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017
Golden Eagle for A Day Shadow dates for the rest of the year are filling up fast!
High School Placement Test Final Testing Opportunity
Saturday, December 2
8:30 am – 12 pm
Did you miss our Open House? Click here to view our Open House Video!
(Or copy and paste the following: https://vimeo.com/240388484)
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER FOR TRACE BULGER GC’15, OLG ’11
Sunday, November 26
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Trace Bulger GC ’15, OLG ’11, has been battling a complicated and serious health issue, suffering from a progressive, degenerative, neurological condition that has eluded a diagnosis. Currently, Trace is not able to walk or stand up unassisted or use his hands and arms effectively, he cannot speak, is on a feeding tube for nutritional needs, and is under 24 hour care at home. A Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, November 26 has been organized to benefit Trace and a healing pilgrimage to Lourdes, asking for Mary’s intercession on his behalf for a miraculous recovery. Please see the attached flyer for more information about the fundraising event or do directly to the SignUp Genius link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49adae29a5fe3-cornhole