Angel News

Important Dates
1/17: InHouse Commitment Begins
1/18: Charity Day
1/18: Chick fil A Spirit Day
1/18: First Reconciliation Parent Meeting 7pm
1/18: PTO Meeting 8am
1/18: Geography Bee 3:30pm
1/23: Right to Life Procession 10:00am
1/23: First Reconciliation 7pm

InHouse Commitment
Current families, please fill out the InHouse Commitment Survey and turn in your $75 fee. Thanks for your help!

Lunchroom Help
There are many slots available to volunteer in the lunchroom in February. Please click on the link to sign up:

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:

Parents of First Graders
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated on January 23, 2018 by 114 of our children at St. Maria Goretti!
As is tradition, I am asking the parents of all first graders to help us with this celebration. Would you please be kind enough to donate 2 dozen cookies for the reception? (Please, NO peanut butter!) The cookies can be homemade or store bought, either one, as long as there is no nut contamination! If you would, please bring the cookies to the Religious Education Office by Monday, January 22nd, 2018. Thank you for your support and generosity. Please continue to pray for the second graders as they prepare for this healing Sacrament.

Pantry Need
We are in need of new and used baby clothes (newborn to size 2T) for the Shepherd’s Gate Food Pantry. If you see baby clothes at garage sales, please ask if they would donate any left over items to our pantry. If you can donate any of these items, please leave them in the pantry donation boxes at the back of the church. Email us at if a tax receipt is needed.

Our next Pantry Donation Day is Thursday, January 25th and we are requesting Shampoo. Thanks for your help!

Music News
Choir T-shirts
Choir t-shirt forms are available in the music room. We will wear them at the CYO Contest and they may be worn on spirit days and other dress down days. Please return forms by Friday, Jan. 19th.

Performance times for band instruments have been announced. It is Saturday, Jan. 27th at Noblesville H.S. Vocal and piano times have not been announced. They perform at Noblesville H.S. On Feb. 3rd.

CYO Music Contest
The CYO Music Contest will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10th at Bishop Chatard H.S. Performance times have not been announced.

Middle School Band Field trip
The Middle School Band will attend an Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra rehearsal on Thursday, Jan. 25th. at Butler U.
Permission slips are due Monday, Jan. 22nd.

Optional Saturday practice
There is an optional Saturday practice this Saturday, Jan. 20th in the music room. Vocal solos and ensembles will practice from 9:00 -10:00. Practice rooms will be available. Chaperones are needed. Band instruments will be from 10:00 – 11:45.
10:00-10:10 Amazing Grace quintet
10:10 – 10:20 Redetzky’s March quintet
10:20 – 10:30 Shimmering flutes
10:30-10:40 flute trio
10:40 – 10:45 flute duet
10:45-11:45 solos,
Warm up rooms available, come to music room in order of arrival to school. Park in South Parking lot, come in through door 4.

Ladies Candlelight Dinner 2018
St. Maria Goretti’s Alter Rosary Society proudly presents Ladies Candlelight Dinner at the Palomino Ballroom on
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for a lovely candlelit evening of dinner, laughter, and friendship with your fellow SMG sisters. We are honored to have Julie Savistky as our special guest and speaker.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased after Masses, in the Parish Office or online.
We would love to have donated baskets of goodies for our raffle and the popular basket centerpieces will be returning.

Order your yearbook here:
It takes a Village . . . to get all the pictures for the SMG Yearbook! Please email full-size/full resolution pictures to 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.

Nurse News
Nurse attendance Line: Friendly reminder to call your student absent or tardy on the phone attendance line every morning your student is not at school. 317 896-5582 then press 5 to leave your message. The phone message is preferred over text and email. You may ALSO email your student’s teacher for additional communications. Parents may leave homework requests for k-5th grade students on the attendance line. Please fill out a prearranged absence form for shadow dates, vacations, and other special events. Thank you!

Fever Policy: Parents during cold and flu season, please help prevent the spread of illness. If your student is sent home with a fever they CANNOT return to school the next day. If your student has a temperature of 100.0 or higher, please keep them home until they are fever free without fever reducing medications for 24 hours.

Catholic Schools week Pizza Party: On Friday, Feb. 2, the PTO will offer students the following pizza lunch in the classroom at 11am: Papa John’s pizza pepperoni, sausage and/or cheese and “peanut-free” Chips Ahoy, chocolate chip cookies. K-4th grade students will be offered water to drink. 5-8th grade students will be offered Sprite to drink. If your student does NOT want the pizza lunch, please bring a lunch from home to eat in the classroom.

Lunch ingredients…
Papa John’s Pizza: 40 carbs/slice NUT FREE, wheat flour, water, sugar, soybean oil, yeast, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, milk, modified food starch, sugarcane fiber, whey, tomatoes, sunflower oil, citric acid

Sprite: (21 oz.) 49 carbs

Chips Ahoy cookie: 7 carbs per cookie NUT FREE , flour, wheat flour, Vitamin B1 and B2, chocolate chips, sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, corn syrup, salt, whey, milk, natural and artificial flavor, caramel color

The SMG Girls’ Lacrosse Program is offering an informational session and clinic Saturday,January 20th 2–4 pm, in the SMG Gym. All SMG, St. Louis de Montfort, and Our Lady of Grace girls in grades 3–8 are invited. Drills will be based on the player’s skill level from beginner to advanced. Lacrosse sticks will be provided if a player does not have one. If a player has her own equipment, she should bring her stick, eye protection, and mouth guard. Players from Guerin Catholic Girls High School Lacrosse Team will demonstrate the game and provide instruction. If you have questions, contact Greg Cradick, 317-514-9163or

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

To register:
Go to 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
For 8th Graders: Shadow dates are available for the month of January. Visit for more information and to register.

Swimming & Diving Pack The House
Saturday, January 20
10 am, Ben Davis High School
Entry Fee: $5

Future Golden Eagles are invited to cheer on Guerin Catholic at the Circle City Conference Swimming & Diving Meet against Brebeuf, Bishop Chatard, Heritage Christian and Roncalli.

Boys Basketball CYO Night
Friday, January 26
Come and pack the gym as the boys basketball team takes on Lafayette Central Catholic. Boys tip off at 8 pm after the Girls Varsity game at 6 pm. CYO players wearing their jersey will get in free.

Joe Reitz Sports Camp
Saturday, February 24, 1-4:30 pm
Family Mass at 4:30 pm
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, as well as fun activity stations, faith-based athletic journeys, and group discussions, tips, ideas and techniques from successful coaches and athletes. Cost is $25 ($15 per additional sibling or $40 max per family). Cost includes a camp t-shirt and an autographed photo of Joe Reitz! Visit to register.

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