God is Good!  All the time!


Thanks to generous donors, our new technology fee and a kind gift over Christmas break our school is now 1:1 in grades K-8!  That means all of our students have access to a device throughout the entire day.  Students do not have to share a class cart anymore!  Our teachers are beyond excited about the opportunities this provides for our students on a daily basis.  A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!


Happy Field Trip Day!

Students in 1st and 2nd grade went on a field trip to Des Moines today.  Students went to the zoo in the morning to interact with and learn about reptiles and amphibians.  After lunch students attended a showing of  A Year with Frog and Toad at the Civic Cenfile_008ter.  Field trips are a great way for our students to learn!  It engages them with hands-on opportunities that we cannot provide in our classrooms.  Thank you for your continued support of learning beyond the St. Malachy walls! file_006
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A few things to note are:

Please say a prayer for The Levine Family.  Mrs. Levine’s Father in Law, Ronald Levine passed away Wednesday.

Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston.

Open visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the Powers Funeral Home.

kuwait-cold-weatherThe cold and snowy weather is finally here.  Please dress your children appropriately.  As long as the “feels like” temperature is above ZERO we will go outside.  Boots, hats, and gloves are necessary to stay comfortable.


Catholic Youth Camp is coming to St. Malachy on January 18th following Mass. The CYC director will discuss details with students and parents about camp and pricing and how to register.  If you are interested in sending your child to CYC we encourage you to attend and learn more about the camp. Camp is for students who are currently in grades 2-8.


Spirit Day Tomorrow $1 !!!


Don’t forget to stop by and pick up your yard sign!!

Mark your calendars!

Grandparents/Special Guest Mass

February 3, 2017



St. Malachy school will be hosting a talent show during Catholic Schools Week!

Sign up sheets to try out for the talent show have been placed in each wing.

TRY OUTS: January 17, 19, 24 & 26 Tryout out times are during the recess after lunch.

TALENT SHOW: February 2nd.  A schedule of performances will be released at a later time.


Monday, January 16 – Teachers have Professional Development

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January 19th – 6pm

Babysitting will be provided $1 per child

Join us for our monthly meeting.  Father Ken and Mrs. Simmons will be doing a presentation about our new building project.  Please come to learn more and get involved with the process.



St. Malachy is going on the road January 22nd.  We will be at Mass at 8:15 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield, Iowa.  We will be meeting with prospective families.  If you know about a family that might be interested in enrolling next year please let them know we will be in town!

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons