10/20/16

Last week our teachers spent two days at professional development.  They could hardly contain their excitement at lunch both days.  They were buzzing about all the new faith and tech ideas they were collecting.  Their energy was contagious they were collaborating and making plans for things they wanted to implement at St. Malachy.  Through conversations, since we returned, teachers are already trying new ideas.  Miss Steinkamp is trying a new program called No Red Ink.  This is a fun interactive program that helps students develop grammar skills.  Mrs. Mitchell is using new resources from the AEA website to add to her small group resource lessons.  I am looking forward to seeing more ideas popping up in the classrooms very soon.

We have many events and activities coming up please take note:

October 22nd 5-7pm – PTO Spaghetti Supper download

There are still a few slots available to help or provide items:

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RAFFLE TICKETS ARE DUE BACK please send them with your child to school or bring them to the dinner on Saturday.

CYC Registration has been moved up to November!

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October 20th, 6pm – Come and represent your child’s class and find out about ways we can help St. Malachy grow.

The class with the highest percentage of attendance will receive a pizza party at the end of the school year.

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Last week St. Malachy students in grades PK-8 were given the opportunity to choose our PTO shirt design for this school year.  Students took a couple moments out of their class time to vote for their favorite design on our new Chromebooks and iPads.  I am proud to display our design winner here.  Mrs. Lora Pellman of As You Wish Designs will be making these shirts. You will be able to purchase these shirts at the Spaghetti Supper and also place orders at the supper and Parent Teacher Conferences.

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Spirit Day $1- October 21st

download-4We will have an extra free spirit day on October 28th to support our Creston Panthers playoff game!  Wear your Creston gear!

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St. Malachy Halloween Festivities will be happening on Monday, October 31st more details to come…

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Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled to occur on Thursday, November 3rd

Have have sent out their sign-ups  please take a moment to select your time.  Please contact the school if you are unable to complete your sign-up online.

book-fairThe Book Fair will be back for conferences this fall.

We will dismiss at 11:50 on November 3rd as well.

flushotgraphic350pixelswebPublic health will be coming to St. Malachy on November 2nd at 1pm.  Forms will be coming home today.

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St. Malachy will be hosting a Science Technology Engineering & Math Festival on November 10th be watching for more details soon…

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St. Malachy’s 2nd annual Muffins with Moms will be on Tuesday, November 15th.

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PTO will be hosting their annual vendor fair on November 19th

May your family have a blessed weekend!

Mrs. Simmons