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A big thank you to everyone who attended Donuts with Dads this morning!  We had over 200 people in attendance!  What a great turn-out!
Recently, Kindergarten and Preschool paired up to learn about other cultures. They even got to dress in the native clothing!
A few weeks ago Jeff Mostek donated some new tables to our school.  This week Jan Lesan, our new PE teacher found a way to utilize these tables for class.  With the help of the older students, she was able to turn these into ping-pong tables!  What a great way to get more from our generous donation!
Students enjoyed our Valentine’s Day celebrations this week!  Here are few pictures from the Kindergarten party.
Tonight!
6pm
Come hear about our new online tuition program we will be using next year.  Chris from FACTS tuition will be coming to share information.

The Bishop is coming!  Again!

The Bishop has selected St. Malachy as his first ever Facebook live event!

It is an honor to have the Bishop come again and include St. Malachy students and teachers in his live event!

Please watch for more information.  We will go live February 23rd!

A Big Congratulations to Haley Simmons!

She was 1 of 15 students selected in the state of Iowa to be on the STEM Youth Advisory Board.

The two functions of this STEM Youth Board are to:

*Provide youth perspective to the STEM Council for guiding policy and programs;

*Communicate to peers and communities the programs and policies of the STEM Council.

Terms will be two years each with the opportunity for renewal. The Board will be chaired by Kwizera Imani, an Aerospace Engineering undergraduate at Iowa State University and member of the STEM Council.

Wednesday Mass will be hosted by 3rd Grade

A donut and coffee reception will follow immediately after Mass 3rd grade parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend.

We have lots of illness going around at St. Malachy.  It is imperative that families follow our illness policy to help cut down on a number of sick children.

*  ILLNESS

In the event a child becomes ill at school, he/she will be cared for to the best of our ability until the parent/guardian can be contacted.  No child will be sent home alone when ill unless the parent is contacted and gives such approval.

Returning to school after an illness:  The Center for Disease Control recommends that people with influenza – like illness remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 F), diarrhea, vomiting, severe cough/cold, or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications (Tylenol, etc.)

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

  • The CTO has contracted with FAIR, Inc. to process the financial aid applications and provide an objective evaluation of each family’s financial need. FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in financial need evaluation services for Catholic and private schools.
  • Applications and instructions will be made available during Catholic Schools Week in late January through schools in the Diocese. There is a $27 fee per family for processing the application.  St. Malachy will pay the processing fee.  Please contact Kim Coen 641-782-7125 for a fee waiver code.
  • Applications for tuition assistance need to be completed online by the first Friday in April of each year for round 1. If there is still money available, applications will be accepted until July 31st.
  • Families who apply will be notified of their tuition assistance awards near the middle of August.

 Optional Sack Lunch Day

February 17th

If you know someone who is interested in our preschool program please let them know about our next information night!

Information Night

Tuesday, February 21st

7pm

 

 

Do you shop on Amazon?  If so you could be donating money to St. Malachy everytime you shop!   Please go to  smile.amazon.com and register St. Malachy School in Creston as your school of choice.  Each time you visit Amazon make sure you are shopping with your “smile” choice as your shop. It will be noted on the main page right under the search bar.

 

 

 

PTO’s 2nd Annual Trivia Night

7pm

February 25, 2017

Reserve a table as a team (up to 8 people) or sign up as an individual. $20/person.
please contact 641-344-9724 to RSVP.
Social hour, 6pm, pizza provided.

spiritdaylogoSpirit Day February 24th $1 !!!  From now through the end of Lent Spirit Money will go towards the  Nigerian Seminary.

 Auction Baskets and Silent Auction Items

Many generous families are helping put together the class baskets and silent auction items for the upcoming Gala.  These families really need your contributions to help make these the best items and baskets possible.  Remember all money raised at the auction comes directly back to the school.

Mark your calendar:

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23rd Annual St. Malachy Fundraising Gala

Hosted by the St. Malachy Foundation

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dinner Tickets $35

Supertel Inn and Conference Center – 800 Laurel Avenue

*100% of the auction proceeds go directly to our school.

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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.

Wishing you a happy weekend!

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons