We were delighted to host the Bishop today for his first Facebook Live broadcast.  Thank you to those who got to watch it live.  If you missed it here it is!

Maker’s Space

Kindergarten spent some time this week engineering items from their STEM grant equipment!  They had so much fun designing new items that it was hard to get them to stop!

PTO’s 2nd Annual Trivia Night


February 25, 2017

Reserve a table as a team (up to 8 people) or sign up as an individual. $20/person.
Look for registration forms coming home in folders or contact 641-344-9724 to RSVP.
Social hour, 6pm, pizza provided.


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.


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.


Please be watching for more information about FACTS tuition coming home in student folders.  St. Malachy will be adopting this tuition service program for the 2017-2018 school year.  Keep watching for more details about the roll-out process.

Iowa Assessment Testing will begin the week of March 6th, students should plan to:

*get plenty of rest

*eat a healthy breakfast

*relax and do their best

March 1 – Ash Wednesday Mass 9:15am  Hosted by: 2nd Grade

March 8 – Mass 9:15am  Hosted by: 1st Grade – Coffee & Donut Reception

March 15 – Mass 9:15am  Hosted by: 8th Grade

March 29 –  Mass 9:15am  Hosted by: All grades – Coffee & Donuts Reception for Kindergarten

St. Malachy and Holy Spirit Fish Fry

March 24, 2017

Watch for me details to come!

March 31st, 2017

Please contact Mrs. Lane if you still need to register.  slane@crestonstmalachy.org


Parent Teacher Conferences

March 16th


You should have received an online sign-up from you child’s teacher.  If you did not please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Lane to get signed up.



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

March 10th

Do you shop on Amazon?  If so you could be donating money to St. Malachy every time 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.


spiritdaylogoSpirit Day March 10th $1 !!!  From now through the end of Lent Spirit Money will go towards the  Nigerian Seminary.


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