Where in the world did November go?  The temperatures have certainly plummeted.  Winter must have decided it had waited long enough!  Don’t forget to send warms coats, hats and gloves now that the temperatures have dropped.

On Wednesday we had noisy can collection for our Adopt-a-Family.  We raised approximately $200 from our collection and we need about $200 more to hit our goal.  Tomorrow we have a spirit day. Students can wear sweats for $1 and they can also wear a hat for an additional $1.  All money collected tomorrow will also go to our Adopt-a-Family. Thank you for your help with this project!

This week was our first week of Advent Angels.  This week our students met with their Angel for the first time and wrote postcards to our St. Malachy Alumni.

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A few things are coming up to note in your calendar:


Progress Reports should be online by Monday, December 5th.  Please log into your Power School and go to the document vault there you will find a PDF of your child’s progress reports.

Adopt a Family –

This Christmas season, St. Malachy is sponsoring one family.  Below is a list of some ideas for each family member.  If you want to donate, please bring the item or items to the office, by Wed. Dec. 9th.  Thank you for your donations.

Spirit Day money collected on December 2nd will support the Adopt-a-Family project as well.

Students may wear : Sweats $1 – Hat $1








Action Figures, Monster Trucks, P53 fighting game




Monster Dolls, baby dolls




Monster dolls, babies, horses




Monster dolls, babies




Curious George, DVD’s


December 1st – Christmas Parade

We need students that are participating to be at the sale barn area by 6:00 pm.  The younger ones will ride and sing Silent Night or another appropriate song. A few older students will walk and pass out candy and mass cards.
ALL CHILDREN will need to be picked up by FAREWAY once our float reaches the end. Please contact Lisa Miller if you have questions. 641-202-2385


December 2nd – Spirit Day Sweats $1 & Hat additional $1


Attention students, family and friends of St. Malachy School!  Saturday, December 3rd is St. Malachy Energy Night!

The Creston Panthers basketball team has a home non-conference game vs. Lenox on Saturday, December 3 @ 5pm at Wells Fargo Arena

Tickets only $10! Students also get to participate in the Fan tunnel to high-five players on the court during the starting lineup, check in at Fan Services (Section 124) by 6:30PM!


Hoops for Troops Night!
Camo Hat Giveaway @ 5:45 PM
Energy Game 7 PM

Tickets must be reserved in advance by Dec 2nd, call Jazmine Constantino at the Iowa Energy to order tickets without online fee.

Jazmine Constantino
(515) 564-8561




Students are asked to wear Mass Attire

December 7th

6:30 pm

Creston High School


Please join us for Mass on Thursday, December 8th

This is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

We will not have Mass on December 7th


Round 2 of our Geography Bee will take place on

December 14th at 10:30

Please join us to cheer on our finalists!

Ava Adamson, Kyle Strider, George Weis, Garon Wurster, Halle Evans, Denton Lane, Cassie Ralston, Olivia Hagen, Nevaeh Kuhlman and Jacob Zachary

Seeking Spirit of St. Malachy Nominations.

St. Malachy School is seeking nominations for the Spirit of St. Malachy award.  This award goes to someone who demonstrates a passion of service for the St. Malachy community.  Do you know of someone or a group of people who exemplify this trait?  Please nominate them by contacting Father Halbur or Jennifer Simmons.


In the spirit of the Advent season, St. Malachy School will be collecting
personal care items to donate to the Creston Area Food Pantry. The food
pantry relies entirely on donations. These items will help local residents in
In order to provide a variety of items, we are asking each grade to
contribute certain goods.
● Preschool-baby wipes
● Kindergarten-body wash
● 1st Grade-liquid laundry detergent
● 2nd Grade-liquid dish soap
● 3rd Grade-deodorant and bar soap
● 4th Grade-shaving cream and Q-tips
● 5th Grade-shampoo and conditioner
● 6th Grade-diapers and toothpaste/toothbrushes
● 7th Grade-paper towels
● 8th Grade-toilet paper
Collection of items begins now and continues through Friday, December
St. Malachy School and the Creston Area Food Pantry thank you for your
generous contributions.

Blessings to your family during this Advent Season,

Mrs. Simmons