5/18/17

Second grade went on a trip to the Living History Farms in Urbandale.  The students had a great time touring the different time periods and learning the different trades.

A big thank you to Thane & Rachel Gynn for grilling us up some awesome burgers today for our luau lunch.

Kindergarten hosted a Mother’s Tea on Monday.  Moms enjoyed tea, snacks, big hats and wonderful student performances.

3rd grade students read a Readers Theaters to our 1st grade students.  One was a fiction story and the other was a non-fiction story about frogs and toads.

8th grade and kindergarten reading buddies wrapping up the school year!

It’s time to order your yearbook!

YEARBOOK ORDERS ARE DUE May 26th

Yearbooks are $15 each and include an e-yearbook

Please go to this link to order your yearbook online

https://stmalachy1516.picaboo.com/2016-2017-yearbook

St. Malachy School is hiring

Positions available

*Part-time TAG/Resource – teaching license required – 2 days a week

*Part-time Library – teaching license not required – 1 day a week

Please contact Mrs. Simmons for more information or stop by the school to pick up an application.

Applications for 2017-2018 enrollment are past due.  Please turn in your applications to the office to secure your child’s 2017-2018 enrollment.

Congratulations to our new exec board:

President: Heather Burwell

Vice President: Tiffany Ossian

Secretary: Michelle Wagner

Treasurer: Alisha Stehr

Middle School Wax Museum

May 19th

1pm-2:30pm

 

SCRIP

The Strand Theater has joined SCRIP!

Cards are available in $10 and $25 increments with a 10% rebate.  Great idea for family fun or birthday gifts

SERVER TRAINING

Students who will be in 4th grade (and above) next school year are invited to a server training class.  Training will be held after all Masses the weekend of June 3/4 and June10/11.  Students who are already serving may also come for a refresher class.

Elks Track Meet

50 MTR DASH

1st Ava Adamson

2nd Jack Walter

4th Brennan Hayes

100 MTR DASH

1st Ava Adamson

2nd Mila Kuhns

3rd Josephine Bolinger

2nd Jack Walter

4th Patrick Varner

200 MTR Dash

1st Ava Adamson

1st Jack Walter

2nd Kyle Strider

High Jump

2nd Daniel Buls

1st Kyle Strider

Long Jump

2nd Ava Adamson

3rd Josephine Bolinger

1st Jack Walter

1st Patrick Varner

1st Neveah Kuhlman

2nd Keely Coen

Softball Throw

1st Mila Kuhns

2nd Ava Adamson

4th Taylor Smith

Football Throw

1st Kyle Strider

400 MTR DASH

4th Zoe Ralston

2nd Patrick Varner

800 yd run

2nd Austin Evans

4th Dillion Starlin

1st Kyle Strider

Mark your Calendars!

The St. Malachy Spring Concert

May 24, 2017

6:30pm – Creston High School Auditorium

May 24th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th and 7th grade – 7th Reception

May 31st – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 1st and 8th grade

8th Graduation Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Parish on May 26th at 7pm

Preschool Graduation will be held at St. Malachy on May 30th

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Spirit Day May 12th $1 !!!

Tuesday, May 30

No Library Classes

Sack Lunch milk provided

12:15-1:00 – PK graduation in the Chapel

1-3pm Field Day

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Wednesday, May 31

No Lunch

9:15 – Mass – Free Spirit Day (Mass attire not required)

Following Mass End of the Year assembly

Includes: Sports Recognition

Commissioning 7th and 8th grade students

Recognizing Teachers

Summer Blessing from Father Halbur

10:30-12:00 – Classroom Time

12pm Dismissal

Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

5/11/17

Kindergarten and Preschool took a great trip to the Des Moines Botanical Center on Wednesday.  They explored the grounds, went on a scavenger hunt and listened to a story. We are so thankful our students are able to go on these great educational trips!

Mrs. Eblen donated caterpillars to our school back in April.  Today many of our butterflies took flight!  Here are some middle school students letting their butterflies go!

Our band students are gearing up for our concert on May 24th!  

Mrs. Miller from SWCC stopped by our school today to show our preschool and kindergarten students a baby goat!

It’s time to order your yearbook!

YEARBOOK ORDERS ARE DUE May 26th

Yearbooks are $15 each and include an e-yearbook

Please go to this link to order your yearbook online

https://stmalachy1516.picaboo.com/2016-2017-yearbook

 

 

St. Malachy School is hiring

Positions available

*Part-time TAG/Resource – teaching license required – 2 days a week

*Part-time Library – teaching license not required – 1 day a week

Please contact Mrs. Simmons for more information or stop by the school to pick up an application.

 

Applications for 2017-2018 enrollment are past due.  Please turn in your applications to the office to secure your child’s 2017-2018 enrollment.

Congratulations to our new exec board:

President: Heather Burwell

Vice President: Tiffany Ossian

Secretary: Michelle Wagner

Treasurer: Alisha Stehr

We are pleased to announce that the PTO raised almost $5000 for the Lap-a-thon this year!  Great job PTO and St. Malachy students and families!

Corey Frey raised the most money!

&

Colby Burg ran the most laps!

3rd grade was the class that raised the most money!

Middle School Info Night

Tonight!

6pm

Letters will be coming home today.

Middle School Wax Museum

May 19th

Mark your Calendars!

The St. Malachy Spring Concert

May 24, 2017

6:30pm – Creston High School Auditorium

This is a change from the original date posted in the family calendar of May 10th

May 17th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 4th and 3rd grade

May 24th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th and 7th grade – 7th Reception

May 31st – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 1st and 8th grade

8th Graduation Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Parish on May 26th at 7pm

Preschool Graduation will be held at St. Malachy on May 30th

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Spirit Day May 12th $1 !!!

Spirit Day May 31st – FREE!

Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

Middle School Information Night

Middle School Information Night
May 11pm

6pm

St. Malachy Middle School

5th grade parents please join us for a fun night of pizza, pop and info about starting middle school!  Come meet your teachers and tour the middle school building.

 

 

Free Tuition Raffle Winner

Kurtis  in 3rd grade won our Free Tuition Raffle today!  We are so excited for Kurtis and his family!  Enjoy!

4/28/17

READY, SET, GO!

It was a beautiful day for a run!  Students in grades PK-8 took turns running laps at our annual PTO  Lap-a-thon fundraiser.  Volunteers helped keep track of the laps students ran by marking laps on a paper safety-pinned to their back.  Some students were very competitive! We will announce the winners of the Lap-a-thon very soon!

Mrs. Bailey and 6 FFA members came to second grade this week to talk with students about agriculture and careers in agriculture.  Students had a book read to them and practiced being soil scientists.

 

3rd grade students hosted a Biography Bash this week.  Students had to create a project that represented the person they were studying. Students in the large group picture are holding their “bottle buddy” projects.  Students learned about Rosa Parks, John Cena, Buzz Aldrin and many more!

Singing at the Y

St. Malachy students attended the YMCA National Day of Prayer breakfast this morning.  The sang two songs at the event and enjoyed a yummy breakfast.  It was an honor to have St. Malachy invited to this event.

 

This Mother’s Day use SCRIP to buy your gifts!

                                                                                                Order online or stop by St. Malachy School Office

St. Malachy School is hiring

Positions available

*Part-time TAG/Resource – Teaching license required – 2 days a week

*Part-time Library – teaching license not required – 1 day a week

Please contact Mrs. Simmons for more information or stop by the school to pick up an application.

 

Applications for 2017-2018 enrollment are past due.  Please turn in your applications to the office to secure your child’s 2017-2018 enrollment.

TONIGHT – 6pm

This will be an April/May combo meeting and will include the nominating and voting in of the 2017-2018 executive board. We look forward to seeing you there.

Middle School Info Night

May 11

6pm

Letters will be coming home today.

TIES AND TUTUS

We had an excellent turnout.  Thank you to the Civics Club for putting on such a fun event.  Our little ladies looks so beautiful with their special man.

 

Middle School Wax Museum

May 19th

Be watching for more details!

 

Mark your Calendars!

The St. Malachy Spring Concert

May 24, 2017

6:30pm – Creston High School Auditorium

This is a change from the original date posted in the family calendar of May 10th

May 6th – 5:15pm, Holy Spirit Church First Eucharist

May 10th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by:  2nd & 6th grade

May 17th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 4th and 3rd grade

May 24th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th and 7th grade – 7th Reception

May 31st – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 1st and 8th grade

8th Graduation Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Parish on May 26th at 7pm

Preschool Graduation will be held at St. Malachy on May 30th – Details to follow

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Spirit Day May 12th $1 !!!

Spirit Day May 31st – FREE!

Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

4/21/17

This is the LAST week to purchase a raffle ticket for the Free Tuition Drawing!  St. Malachy is selling 100 raffle tickets for one new or current student to win a year’s worth of free tuition.  The price of a raffle ticket is $50 each.  The drawing will be on May 1st.

Contact Jennifer Simmons or Sarah Lane for more information!

TIES AND TUTUS

April 28th, 2017

6:30-8pm

Preschool – 5th Grade Girls and their special man

Special man + 1-2 girls – $10

Special man + 3+ girls – $15

Mark your Calendars!

The St. Malachy Spring Concert

May 24, 2017

6:30pm – Creston High School Auditorium

This is a change from the original date posted in the family calendar of May 10th

May 4th – 6pm

This will be an April/May combo meeting and will include the nominating and voting in of the 2017-2018 executive board. We look forward to seeing you there.

April 26th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th grade

May 3rd – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 4th grade

May 6th – 5:15pm, Holy Spirit Church First Eucharist

May 10th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by:  2nd & 6th grade

May 17th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 4th and 3rd grade

May 24th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th and 7th grade – 7th Reception

May 31st – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 1st and 8th grade

Lap-a-thon is coming up on May4th

 High Lakes Youth Leadership

Once again, the month of April will be the application period for the next High Lakes Youth Leadership Class of 2018 starting this fall. This will be our 6th year of the program.  Applications will be accepted through April 30th, 2017.  Please find attached an electronic copy of the application.  The adult/peer reference form can be used to nominate a student for the program.  So if you would like to nominate a student to the program please fill out this form and send it to me ASAP. I will then notify the student of their nomination and encourage them to apply.   The program is for HS aged youth going into grades 9-12.   Students may apply directly, but will need to include an adult or peer reference form.   The program is designed for 15-20 students.

Applications and nominations can also be found on our website here:  http://www.highlakesleadership.com/html/HLYL_appForm_Page.html

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Spirit Day May 12th $1 !!!

Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

4/13/17

God is good all the time.  We had an absolutely beautiful day for our Seder Meal and Crosswalk.

April 14-19, 2017

Professional Development day for St. Malachy Teachers

Creston schools WILL be in session on the 18th and 19th

There will be no SCRIP this week.

St. Malachy is giving away a year’s worth of free tuition!  St. Malachy is selling 100 raffle tickets for one new or current student to win a year’s worth of free tuition.  The price of a raffle ticket is $50 each.  The drawing will be on May 1st.  Hurry and get your tickets they are going fast!

Contact Jennifer Simmons or Sarah Lane for more information!

LITERACY NIGHT!

A big thank you to everyone who came for Literacy Night.  It was a fun evening!

 

TIES AND TUTUS

April 28th, 2017

6:30-8pm

Preschool – 5th Grade Girls and their special man

Special man + 1-2 girls – $10

Special man + 3+ girls – $15

 

Attention 4th-8th Grade Students!

Would you like a chance to design this year’s yearbook cover?  If so, enter the yearbook cover design contest.

The cover must meet the following criteria:

*Be on a white piece of 8.5×11 paper (may use the opposite side of this sheet)

*Be bright and very colorful

*Must be hand drawn

*Must include the words:  Faith, Academics & Leadership

*Include St. Malachy’s name: St. Malachy School

*Include the year: 2016-2017

*Include your name in the bottom right corner of the design.

Submit your design to your teacher by Thursday, April 21st

(this is a new deadline)

Mark your Calendars!

The St. Malachy Spring Concert

May 24, 2017

6:30pm – Creston High School Auditorium

This is a change from the original date posted in the family calendar of May 10th

April 12th –

April 26th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th grade

May 3rd – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 4th grade

May 10th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by:  2nd & 6th grade

May 17th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 4th and 3rd grade

May 24th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th and 7th grade – 7th Reception

May 31st – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 1st and 8th grade

Check your child’s folder.

Iowa Assessment scores are coming home today along with the Application Packet for the 2017-2018 school year.

Applications and fees are due back May 5th

Lap-a-thon is coming up on May4th

Pledge Packets came home today!

 High Lakes Youth Leadership

Once again, the month of April will be the application period for the next High Lakes Youth Leadership Class of 2018 starting this fall. This will be our 6th year of the program.  Applications will be accepted through April 30th, 2017.  Please find attached an electronic copy of the application.  The adult/peer reference form can be used to nominate a student for the program.  So if you would like to nominate a student to the program please fill out this form and send it to me ASAP. I will then notify the student of their nomination and encourage them to apply.   The program is for HS aged youth going into grades 9-12.   Students may apply directly, but will need to include an adult or peer reference form.   The program is designed for 15-20 students.

Applications and nominations can also be found on our website here:  http://www.highlakesleadership.com/html/HLYL_appForm_Page.html

EARTH DAY

Spring Cleaning Day

April 21, 2017

Spring cleaning is a day of service for our students at St. Malachy.  

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Spirit Hat Day April 21 $1 !!!

Wishing you a Blessed Easter.

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

FREE TUITION

Have you heard the news?  St. Malachy is giving away a year’s worth of free tuition!  St. Malachy is selling 100 raffle tickets for one new or current student to win a year’s worth of free tuition. The price of a raffle ticket is $50 each.  The drawing will be on May 1st.  Tickets will be sold first come first serve. Hurry in and get your tickets they are selling fast. Contact Jennifer Simmons or Sarah Lane for more information!

Ties and Tutus

Join us for a night of dancing!

St. Malachy School Gym

Who:     Preschool-5th grade girls and their dad (or special man: uncle, grandpa, etc…)
Attire:     Formal/Mass day attire strongly recommended
Cost:     Special man + 1-2 girls — $10
Special man + 3+ girls — $15
Cost includes 1 photo
(Additional photos at the photo booth are available for $1 per photo.)
Photo booth will be provided with props.

A concession stand will be available with light snacks and beverages, $1 per item.

4-6-2017

On Monday St. Malachy teachers cleaned the Creston Food Pantry.  This was part of our service project for our Faith Journey program this school year.  Teachers also spent time studying assessment data and ELP modules.  It was a good day of learning and helping those in need.

Our STM middle school students are at the Captiol today at a school choice education rally.  Students also got to tour the Supreme Court building!
Have you heard the news?  St. Malachy is giving away a year’s worth of free tuition!  St. Malachy is selling 100 raffle tickets for one new or current student to win a year’s worth of free tuition.  Information sheets will be coming home today.  The price of a raffle ticket is $50 each.  The drawing will be on May 1st.  Tickets will be sold first come first
serve.   Contact Jennifer Simmons or Sarah Lane for more information!

LITERACY NIGHT!

Tonight

6:30-7:30

Reading Games and Activities

Author Visit

Book Swap

Light Meal

 Grades PK-5th

 

Attention 4th-8th Grade Students!

Would you like a chance to design this year’s yearbook cover?  If so, enter the yearbook cover design contest.

The cover must meet the following criteria:

*Be on a white piece of 8.5×11 paper (may use the opposite side of this sheet)

*Be bright and very colorful

*Must be hand drawn

*Must include the words:  Faith, Academics & Leadership

*Include St. Malachy’s name: St. Malachy School

*Include the year: 2016-2017

*Include your name in the bottom right corner of the design.

Submit your design to your teacher by Thursday, April 21st

(this is a new deadline)

Mark your Calendars!

The St. Malachy Spring Concert

May 24, 2017

6:30pm – Creston High School Auditorium

This is a change from the original date posted in the family calendar of May 10th

Take advantage of St. Malachy School Breakfast .85

All students are welcome to eat breakfast at school.  No need to sign-up.  Breakfast is served from 7:50-8:10

Tomorrow’s Breakfast is – egg patty or cereal, fruit and juice and milk.

April 12th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 6th Grade Coffee and Donuts Reception

April 26th – Mass 9:15 Hosted by: 5th grade

Holy Week

Thursday, April 13th

We have two very special events happening on April 13th.  Students will be participating in the Seder Meal at 11:15 in the school gym.  Following the Seder Meal, at 12:30, students will go on a Cross Walk through uptown Creston.  Students will follow in Jesus’ footsteps by walking and learning the Stations of the Cross.  

We are asking that children wear an all white t shirt or polo on April 13th.  If possible please avoid large images on the front of the shirt

Our current kindergarten students will be home on April 7 so that our curious incoming kindergarten students can enjoy Kindergarten Round Up with Mrs. Dinham.

 High Lakes Youth Leadership

Once again, the month of April will be the application period for the next High Lakes Youth Leadership Class of 2018 starting this fall. This will be our 6th year of the program.  Applications will be accepted through April 30th, 2017.  Please find attached an electronic copy of the application.  The adult/peer reference form can be used to nominate a student for the program.  So if you would like to nominate a student to the program please fill out this form and send it to me ASAP. I will then notify the student of their nomination and encourage them to apply.   The program is for HS aged youth going into grades 9-12.   Students may apply directly, but will need to include an adult or peer reference form.   The program is designed for 15-20 students.

Applications and nominations can also be found on our website here:  http://www.highlakesleadership.com/html/HLYL_appForm_Page.html

All St. Malachy families should consider applying for CTO.  This is a great organization that helps families afford Catholic School Tuition.

This year CTO is asking that families apply online www.fairapp.com

DUE TOMORROW!!!!

Optional Sack Lunch Day

April 7th

Don’t forget to pack a Lent friendly lunch

 April 14-19, 2017

Professional Development day for St. Malachy Teachers

Creston schools WILL be in session on the 18th and 19th

There will be no SCRIP this week.

EARTH DAY

Spring Cleaning Day

April 21, 2017

Spring cleaning is a day of service for our students at St. Malachy.  

Note coming home today with more details.

spiritdaylogoSpirit Day Tomorrow $1 !!!  From now through the end of Lent Spirit Money will go towards the  Nigerian Seminary.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend with your family.

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons