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12-6-18

Related imageChristmas Program

A huge thank you to Mrs. Stoner and all the students for a fabulous performance Wednesday night.

 

MORNING DROP OFF
For the safety of our students please note:

Parents dropping off students please use the crosswalk area to pull-through & drop off only.

Parents needing to park and walk their child in please park near the bell on the east lawn or in front of Father’s house. Parking in or near the crosswalk area is prohibited.

3 year-old PK students must be walked into their classroom.

Food Pantry Donations Needed

We will be collecting items from December 3-14

PK-2 Kleenex

3-5 Toliet Paper

6-8 Paper Towels

ST. MALACHY

PLAYS OUTSIDE UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

Morning Drop-Off

Outside if feels like temperature is 13 or above

K-8 Recess

Outside if feels like temperature is 0 or above

PK students

Outside if feels like temperature is 13 or above

SAVE THE DATE!

January 19th, 2018

St. Malachy Trivia Night!

Form a group of 8 for $200 a table

6:15-7:15  Cocktail Hour with Appetizers Provided

7:30 Trivia Starts

Call the school to reserve your table today! 641-782-7125

Where: Crestmore Golf Course

Catholic Youth Camp registration is opening soon! In fact, registration is just around the corner on November 15, 2017 at noon! CYC 2018 dates are available on our website: stmcenter.com CYC is for students entering 3rd grade through high school graduation and is located in Panora, IA. Sponsorships are available!

Finals

December 19th following Mass – Approximately 10:15

We are starting to see some illnesses go through our school.  Please remember a child must remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever, diarrhea, vomiting, severe cough/cold, or signs of a fever without the use of a fever-reducing medication.

December 12th – 9:15am 3rd Grade Mass

December 19th – 9:15am 2nd Grade Mass

Thank you to all of those who let their children donate to the door decorating contest. We raised over $200 that will be donated to Heifer International. The Civics Club will decide what they would like to donate.
The winners are:
1st Place: Mikaela Downing (8) and Taylor Smith (6)
2nd Place: Hope Woods and Carley Zoe Ralston (7)
Congratulations to the winners! The doors were great, and our school looks so festive!

Knights of Columbus

Free Throw Contest:

Thursday, January 18th

~Thank you, Ms. Lesan PE

Congrulations to the following students:

3rd Grade

Merrick, Will, Karlie & Shaylee

4th

Kennedy

5th Grade

Javin & Gabe

6th

Taryn & Parker

7th

McCoy

8th

Keely & Nevaeh

They will be going on to the next level in the Elks Hoops Shoot on January 5th at SWCC

Spirit Day is December 7th & 21st – Students may wear sweatpants for $1.  Money collected goes into a school “pay-it-forward” fund that helps others in our community in the time of illness or death.

Camp Kesem is a student-run organization that provides support for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. One of our services is a free week-long summer camp where these kiddos can just be kids and leave their adult responsibilities behind. It is our mission to reach every corner of Iowa.  If you or someone you know would benefit from this camp please complete the interest survey below.

Summer Camp Interest Indicator Form Camp Kesem 2019

December 21st

Everyone is encouraged to Dress Festive

Sack Lunch Only – Milk Provided

School Christmas Carols 12:15-12:45

Dismiss @ 1:10

Holy Spirit and St. Edwards is updating their pictorial directory.

Dates for pictures:

Holy Spirit:  December 4th-8th and January 10th-12th

St. Edward:  January 9th

Below is the link to go directly to the sign-up page.

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yj0qe6gm/

Use SCRIP for everyday items!

Christmas must be complete by the 17th of December.

Buy SCRIP from St. Malachy

Raise money for you and the school!

 Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

11-29-18

December 5th  – 6pm at the High School

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

ST. MALACHY

PLAYS OUTSIDE UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS

Morning Drop-Off

Outside if feels like temperature is 13 or above

K-8 Recess

Outside if feels like temperature is 0 or above

PK students

Outside if feels like temperature is 13 or above

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

4th Annual Door Decorating Contest!

A middle school fundraiser for the Heifer International Project

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4 , 2018 | 7:30-8:10

St. Malachy Civics Club is holding a door decorating contest, where students will be able to vote for doors,with a dollar, and all of the helpful donations will go to Heifer International.

Tis the season of giving!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Heifer International is a global, nonprofit organization that tries to eradicate poverty and hunger by sustainable farms. Heifer distributes animals, along with agricultural and values-based training, to families in need around the world as a means of providing self-sufficiency.

To learn more about Heifer International please visit https://www.heifer.org/.

December 5th – 8:50am 6th Grade Rosary –  9:15am 4th Grade Mass

December 12th – 9:15am 3rd Grade Mass

December 19th – 9:15am 2nd Grade Mass

Noisy Can Collection 

 December 5

The funds collected will go towards our Adopt-a-Family.

Spirit Day is December 7th & 21st – Students may wear sweatpants for $1.  Money collected goes into a school “pay-it-forward” fund that helps others in our community in the time of illness or death.

 

Camp Kesem is a student-run organization that provides support for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. One of our services is a free week-long summer camp where these kiddos can just be kids and leave their adult responsibilities behind. It is our mission to reach every corner of Iowa.  If you or someone you know would benefit from this camp please complete the interest survey below.

Summer Camp Interest Indicator Form Camp Kesem 2019

Holy Spirit and St. Edwards is updating their pictorial directory.

Dates for pictures:

Holy Spirit:  December 4th-8th and January 10th-12th

St. Edward:  January 9th

Below is the link to go directly to the sign-up page.

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yj0qe6gm/

Use SCRIP for everyday items!

Christmas must be complete by the 17th of December.

Buy SCRIP from St. Malachy

Raise money for you and the school!

 

 Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

11/15/18

TONIGHT

6pm

Location: Adam’s Street Espresso

PTO Vendor Fair

November 17th

St. Malachy School

9am-2pm

11-1pm – photo opp with Santa

Thanksgiving Break – No School

November 21-23rd

School Resumes on November 26th

 

November 28th – 9:15am 5th Grade Mass

November 18th – First Reconciliation Potluck 1pm

December 5th – 8:50am 6th Grade Rosary –  9:15am 4th Grade Mass

December 12th – 9:15am 3rd Grade Mass

December 19th – 9:15am 2nd Grade Mass

Noisy Can Collection 

November 28 & December 5

The funds collected will go towards our Adopt-a-Family.

Spirit Day is November 30th – Students may wear sweatpants for $1.  Money collected goes into a school “pay-it-forward” fund that helps others in our community in the time of illness or death.

Round 1  – Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 10:30 AM.

 

Camp Kesem is a student-run organization that provides support for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. One of our services is a free week-long summer camp where these kiddos can just be kids and leave their adult responsibilities behind. It is our mission to reach every corner of Iowa.  If you or someone you know would benefit from this camp please complete the interest survey below.

Summer Camp Interest Indicator Form Camp Kesem 2019

Holy Spirit and St. Edwards is updating their pictorial directory.

Dates for pictures:

Holy Spirit:  December 4th-8th and January 10th-12th

St. Edward:  January 9th

Below is the link to go directly to the sign-up page.

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yj0qe6gm/

Mark your calendar

December 5th  – 6pm at the High School

Use SCRIP for everyday items!

Christmas must be complete by the 17th of December.

Buy SCRIP from St. Malachy

Raise money for you and the school!

 

 Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

10-4-18

St Malachy PTO

Spaghetti Supper – October 13th 5-7pm

We need your help in making the spaghetti supper an amazing event again this year! Please volunteer to help donate food items, your time during the event, or a donating money would help also!

Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e49aca723a1fb6-spaghetti

Please Note:

October 12 – Creston Schools Closed -STM OPEN – NO BUSES

October 15 – STM Closed and Creston Schools Open

Sometimes professional development days between the Diocese and Creston Community Schools don’t line up.  We appreciate your patience with these differences in schedules.

October 3 – 9:15 Mass – 8th Grade

October 10 – 9:15 Mass – 3rd Grade

October 24th – 9:15 Mass – 3rd – 5th grade & Coffee and Donut Reception

October 31st – No Mass

November 1st – All Saints Mass

K-8th Retake Picture Day – October 10th

4yr Preschool and 3yr Mon/Wed – Picture Day – October 10th

3yr Tue/Thurs – Picture Day – October 11th

Spirit Day is October 5 – Students may wear sweatpants for $1.  Money collected goes into a school “pay-it-forward” fund that helps others in our community in the time of illness or death.  This first spirit day is: show your pride for Iowa or Iowa State!!!

  • The Creston O-M Football team, Creston CAST class, and Creston FBLA are partnering to raise money for the Union County Veterans to participate in the Honor Flight program.

  • Each STM class will try to fill the jar with money.

  • Money can be placed in the jars from October 1st – October 5th

WINNERS:

  • The class at each level (ECC, elementary, middle school, high school

    and

    private school) with the most money collected will win a pizza party OR ice cream cake party, and the second place winners at each level will win a cookie party or cupcake party. Third place winners at each level will receive suckers.

Will You Read With Me?

Caring adult volunteers are needed to read with St. Malachy 1st graders on a weekly basis.

To participate in READS, you need:

A desire to read with 1st grade students.

A background check. 

A 50 minute training-available in October.

Afternoon reading times are available Monday through Friday. READS starts the week of November 5.

For more information or to sign up, email Chris Mansour, jcmansour@mchsi.com or call Chris @ 782-4382.

October 18th

6pm

Location: TBD

Muffins with Mom

October  18th

7:30am

STM Halloween Parade

October 31st – 2:30pm

Use SCRIP for everyday items!

Buy SCRIP from St. Malachy

Raise money for you and the school!

 Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

Welcome Back! 8-30-18

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  We hope that your child(ren) have had a wonderful first week at school!  We are excited to see the preschool students join us starting next Tuesday!

A few items to note:

Join us for our first STM PK-8 PTO meeting this tonight at A&G 6 pm! Don’t forget to turn in our red volunteer sheet, and get a chance to win our prize!

No School Monday, September 3 in observance of Labor Day

Preschool Classes begin Tuesday, September 4th

Mark your calendars and join us for our PK-8 Welcome Back Picnic on Wednesday, Sept 5 from 6-7pm.  This is a fun evening with St. Malachy families.  Bring a dish, lawn chairs, and table service.  We will provide the hot dogs!

Is your child interested in band?  Join us in the music room at 6:30 on September 6 to try out instruments and get your child’s new instrument from Reiman’s Music.

Our first Spirit Day is Friday, Sept 7 – Students may wear sweatpants for $1.  Money collected goes into a school “pay-it-forward” fund that helps others in our community in the time of illness or death.  This first spirit day is: show your pride for Iowa or Iowa State!!!

Sunday, September 9 from 4-6:30 at St. Malachy School is our annual Holy Spirit Food Fair!  This is a great evening of eating with friends and family as well.  Come and enjoy foods from around the world.   This year we will also celebrate 150 years of
Catholic Masses in Creston.

Use SCRIP for everyday items!

Buy SCRIP from St. Malachy

Raise money for you and the school!

 Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

STM K-8 Picture Day – Tomorrow

Welcome Back Open House

St. Malachy Yearbooks

St. Malachy yearbooks are ready to be ordered!  All orders are due by June 1.  Yearbooks will be available for pick-up mid-June.  Online orders only.

https://stmalachy1516.picaboo.com/2017-2018-yearbook

5/3/18

Dear STM Families,

Today, in your child’s folder, you will be receiving a school supplies list for the 2018-2019 school year.  The PTO has organized an option for families to purchase your child’s school supplies from a company called Educational Products.  If you would like to order supplies through this company please follow the directions on the flyer.  If you would like to purchase your supplies individually you are welcome to do so.  The PTO wanted to make sure our families had options when it comes to school supplies shopping for the 2018-2019 school year.

https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/

School ID: STM238

May 4th & May 18th $1 for a hat or sweats

Congratulations to Zoey Wagner!!  Free tuition for a year!

St. Malachy Board of Education has two openings for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please consider volunteering your time to support our great school.  Please reach out to Jennifer Simmons to learn more about the position or to express your interest.  jsimmons@crestonstmalachy.org

 

Middle School Info Night

May 9th  – 6pm

Pizza will be served

St. Malachy Spring Concert

May 23rd – 6:30pm

High School Auditorium

Middle School Science Fair – May 4th – 1:15 – 2:45

Please join us in celebrating

First Eucharist 5:15 pm – May 5th – Holy Spirit Parish

We need parent volunteers to help serve and clean-up.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e49aca723a1fb6-1stcommunion

Confirmation 5:15 pm – May 12th – Holy Spirit Parish

St. Malachy School Mass

May 9 – 2nd and 6th grade (May Crowning)

May 16 – 1st and 8th grade

May 23 – 4th & 5th Grade

June 1 – Last Day of School Mass

June 1 – 1:10pm

Use SCRIP for everyday items!

Buy SCRIP from St. Malachy

Raise money for you and the school!

 Wishing you a Blessed Weekend,

God Bless,

Mrs. Simmons

Now Hiring

St. Malachy School in Creston is seeking a combined TAG and librarian.  This position will be teaching talented and gifted students and helping students check out library books. This is a .5 position.

We are also seeking a full-time Kindergarten teacher.  All interested candidates please send a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Simmons, 403 W Clark, Creston, IA or jsimmons@crestonstmalachy.org.