Wow, an ice storm and 40 degrees all in the same week!  Our students and teachers did a great job going with the flow after the late start Tuesday.

The recruitment season is upon us!  Do you know families who are interested in enrolling their child in kindergarten or preschool program at St. Malachy next year?  Please let them know we have information nights coming up in February.

Info Night

Tuesday, February 7th


Information Night

Tuesday, February 21st


spiritdaylogoSpirit Day January 27th $1 !!!  From now through the end of Lent Spirit Money will go towards the  Nigerian Seminary.


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.

TRYOUTS: January  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.


Due to the ice storm earlier this week our print orders from the AEA in Council Bluffs were delayed.  Here is a shortened version of our Catholic Schools Week plans.  You will receive a paper copy in next week’s folder.

Sunday – January 29th          

Eucharistic Celebration 9am at Holy Spirit Church

 Brunch in Parish Hall following Mass

Monday  – January 30th – Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day

11:30-1pm Lunch for faculty and staff provided by PTO

Parent Volunteers please arrive by 11:15

Students bring sack lunch (milk is provided) and eat with Advent Angel

 Spirit Week Dress: Blue and Gold Day

Tuesday – January 31st  – Student Appreciation Day

1:30 – 3pm Students vs. Teachers

 Spirit Week Dress: Sports Wear (Hats and Sweats included)

Wednesday – February 1 – Community Appreciation Day

Chamber of Commerce Coffee 9am in gym, 1st Grade Presentations,  8th Grade Presentations

Advent Angels 

PK-2 – Community Service –  Students will visit local nursing homes.           

Spirit Week Dress: America Day

Thursday – February 2nd – School Appreciation Day

Talent Show: Times to be announced

Spirit Week Dress: Pajama Day

Friday – February 3rd – Grandparents/Special Guest Day

Mass begins at 1:30pm at Holy Spirit Parish

Cookie and Punch Reception in Parish Hall following Mass

Spirit Day Dress: Dress Up Day


Start making plans.  Students have a big spring break March 17-26

Students have a mini-break April 17-19.

This mini-break allows our entire teaching staff to attend the National Catholic Education Association Conference in St. Louis.  Our teachers are so excited to go and collaborate with Catholic teachers from all over the nation.

St. Malachy will once again this year participate in the Creston Community Coin Wars.

 • Each class tries to fill the jar with money.
• Money can be placed in the jars from January 23rd-January 27th
• On Friday, January 27th an FBLA member will collect your bucket of change and count it.

All money will be donated for Union County Veterans to go on Honor Flights!

Mark your calendar:


23rd Annual St. Malachy Fundraising Gala

Hosted by the St. Malachy Foundation

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dinner Tickets $30

Supertel Inn and Conference Center – 800 Laurel Avenue



TONIGHT – 6 pm

Babysitting will be provided $1 per child

Join us for our monthly meeting.  Father Halbur 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