Angel News

Important Dates
3/22: End of Quarter 3
3/24: Lenten Soup Supper
3/24: Stations of the Cross 7pm
3/28: Q3 Report Cards Home
3/28: Honor Roll Recognition after Mass
3/28: Parish Penance Service – No Homework Night
3/30: Pantry Donation Day – CRACKERS

This week we pray for the intentions of the Callahan, DeCraene, Lim, Mears, Scott, Sullivan, Johnson, and Stephenson families.

Prayer Intentions
If you have a prayer intention you want announced at school, please email to We also have our prayer intention books outside the school office for silent prayer requests.

Join us Friday, March 24, 5-8 pm, in the Parish Hall for the always popular Soup Supper. Proceeds will benefit the SMG Landscape Committee. The soup menu includes Baked Potato with Cheese, Split Pea, Cream of Mushroom, Tomato Basil, Carrot Ginger, and Mexican Tortilla served with bread and salad bar. Kid-friendly (including mac & cheese), vegan, and gluten-free options will also be available. Top everything with cookies and bread pudding! Meals for adults are $10 each; seniors (60 years old and older), $8 each; and kids aged 12 and younger, $5 each (kids aged 4 and younger eat for free)— with a maximum of $35 per household. Sodas are $1 each. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

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. You can share a google drive of pictures with me too–that works great. Just no texted pictures! Please contact Twyla Arnold at 317.523.8745 with any questions.

Yearbook orders due 3/24/17
$17.00 base price. Forms have been sent home and there are extra forms available in the school office. You can order online: ID code is9967817

SMG Chess Club
We are looking for parent volunteers for our tournament which is March 25 10:30 – 1. Please contact Mende Timmerman if you are interested.

Nurse News
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 204.

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. 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.

Music News
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Hats off to the SMG Band and Cheerleaders who participated in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The rain stopped and the weather warmed up and we had a glorious time. Everyone did a great job representing SMG at the parade.

Instrument try-outs
Anyone interested in joining the SMG Band may try-out instruments on the afternoon of March 30th. Representatives from Paige’s Music will be here at SMG. There will be a parent meeting for families who have students wanting to join the band on April 19th at 7:00 pm in the school library.

Spring Musical
The spring musical, Aladdin, will be presented on May 24th at 1:30 and 7:00 pm in the parish hall. All 4th, 5th and the middle school choir are in the musical.

Band Concert
The SMG Band will play on May 24th at 1:30 and 7:00 pm in the parish hall.

Saint Maria Goretti Parish will be having a Used Book Sale this spring!
Sale dates will be Friday April 28, Sunday April 30, & Monday May 1. All books will be available for $1; with proceeds going to SMG parish ministries.
We will collect your used books for readers through 8th grade. Book boxes will also be at both entrances of the school and parish offices; we are also able to pick up large quantities of books at your home if you are unable to get them to SMG. Please contact Mende Timmerman at or 317-399-6138. Thank you for your generosity!

Tech Tips
Here are some new educational apps to try:
1. Claro ScanPen- take photo of text to be read & then select area of passage to read aloud. Especially handy w/ items for which digital copy may be unavailable. Cost=$7 each & is available for volume purchase of $3.50 ea (if order at least 20).
2. Voice Dream Reader- able to search/download books, can import into Google drive, highlights words as read aloud; able to bookmark, take notes. Cost= $15.
3. Snap & Read- this program even offers text leveling of vocabulary, as well as offering study tools & data collection. Contact company to request a quote

Guerin Catholic High School News
Visit for more information and/or registration details for all of our events:

Celebrate Calm: A Workshop for Parents and Middle School Students
Monday, March 27, 7-9 pm
The Guerin Catholic Parent-to-Parent Network is pleased to welcome nationally recognized speaker Kirk Martin and his son Casey who will present separately (Kirk to parents, Casey to students). The community is welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE workshop! For more information, view the attached flyer, or visit or

2017 Camp Purple
Camp descriptions, fees and registration for our summer athletic and enrichment camps are now available at

Mark your calendars to join us on one of the following mornings in April to gather all the information you need for your student to become a Golden Eagle!

Tuesday Tour – Tuesday, April 11, 8-9 am
Arrive anytime between 8-9 am for a tour.

Prospective Parent Breakfast – Thursday, April 20, 8-10 am
Join us for a casual breakfast to hear from our GC students and staff, and take a tour of our classrooms. A great way to see us in action!

High School Placement Test (HSPT) Summer Prep Course
Cost: $90
June 12 – 16 or July 17 – 21
AM and PM sessions available
Register at

Tryouts for the 2017-18 Guerin Catholic Cheer Team will take place on Thursday April 27th from 3:30-5:30pm in the GCHS Cafeteria. There will be 2 practice sessions to learn the cheers & dance for tryouts. Practice sessions will be held on Monday April 24th & Wednesday April 26th from 3:30-5:30 in the cafeteria as well. Anyone trying out for the team for the first time must attend both practice sessions and returning cheerleaders must attend at least one of the sessions unless prior arrangements have been made with the coach. This tryout is for both football & basketball cheerleading for the 2017-18 school year for ALL grade levels including incoming freshman. Please contact Head Coach Dr. Stephanie Sharpe at with any questions.

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