Cheverus Catholic

Celebrated the 5th Annual Gala

Thank you for your Participation

On behalf of the entire community of Cheverus Catholic School, I want to thank everyone for the generous support of our fundraising effort, the Fifth Annual Cheverus Catholic School Gala. This year, with your help, we were able to raise over $108,000.00.

This fundraising effort insures that we can continue to provide an education that remains established in the tradition of the Sisters of Providence. We are proud of the tradition of academic excellence, and the importance we place on delivering works of love, mercy and justice to the larger community.

Past support has enabled us to successfully implement the Reading Street Program, install a new playground, put in a security system, make renovations to our gymnasium and bathrooms and to provide financial assistance to our families. With the proceeds from the Fifth Annual Gala we will be able to begin to fund our fire safety upgrades as well as to continue to increase tuition assistance and merit scholarship.

We are extremely grateful and honored for our many our supporters. We hope that you continue to partner with us as we strive in our efforts to serve the students of the Greater Malden community, to shape their lives, and to help them grow in their faith. I thank you again on behalf of our students and families for those who play such an important role in the Cheverus Catholic family.


May God Bless You,

Thomas P. Arria, Jr.

Principal

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Award Recipients


"On March 12, 2020, the world shut down. Schools, stores, restaurants, movie theatres, and gyms closed their doors....Faculty and staff of Cheverus Catholic school went home that day and started planning for virtual lessons. Platforms such as Facebook, google classroom, and a new thing called Zoom, to name a few, were instantly and expertly utilized to continue teaching virtually... But more importantly, teachers used these platforms to stay in touch with their students, to make sure they were ok. They did so, because Cheverus teachers don't just teach. Like mother Theodore Guerin, the foundress of the Sisters of Providence, our school's first teachers, they love the children first, then teach them.....Everyone went above and beyond and did something that was not in their job description. For these reasons, tonight we honor the faculty and staff of Cheverus Catholic School."


Jeff Lane

Vice Principal

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Free Tuition Lottery


Thanks to your generous support we were able to raise $21,100. Please join us in congratulating the winner of the drawing, Nera Li from Miss Colleen's preschool class.

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Interested in Donating?

Please contact Diana Palacios to see how you can help Cheverus Catholic achieve our fundraising goal. Tax deductible donations are accepted via cash, check or Venmo @CheverusSchoolMalden.
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5th Annual Gala Livestream

To view the full video of our 5th Gala, visit our Facebook page by clicking the button above.

School Notes

Opening of School

We opened school this year on September 1 with 400 students. This was very encouraging to have “bounced back” given the challenges of the last academic year when we saw numbers drop dramatically. We continue to follow all the recommended COVID-19 protocols, and more, to ensure the safety of our students.

We celebrated the opening of school with a Mass of the Holy Spirit on September 16. This year, as is the tradition here at Cheverus Catholic, we celebrate the first Friday of each month with mass.

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New Faces

Father Mario Guarino completed his tenure as parish administrator in early September. We thank him for his service to Sacred Hearts Parish and to Cheverus and wish him well in his next mission. At the same time, we welcomed Father Alejandro Lopez-Cardinale.


Father Alejandro comes to us from Saint Benedict’s in Somerville. Father will continue to serve as pastor there while assuming his duties as parish administrator at Sacred Hearts.

There are some other new “faces” among our faculty and staff this year:


Ms. Ashley Driscoll Pre-kindergarten
Ms. Shelley Aufiero Pre-School
Ms. Tamarra Pierre-Louis Grade 2
Mrs. Kathryn McCarthy Grade 3
Ms. Briana Sachetta Grade 4
Mr. Spencer Graboski Middle School Social Studies
Mr. Jose Barinotto Middle School Spanish
Mr. Paul Demakes Art and Graphic Design
Ms. Latisha Joujoute Pre-School Classroom Aide
Mrs. Tina Pulli Pre-K Classroom Aide
Mrs. Anita Aranha School Secretary

We Have Been Busy here at Cheverus


  • Our Boys and Girls Cross-Country team competed this fall season against area schools in the Catholic Cross-Country League.
  • While our boys basketball team is gearing up for the season which will begin in the second week of December.
  • On September 15th, members of our Student Council sponsored Miss Buffy Walsh on her Bread of Life Walk.
  • “Candy Bar Bingo,” took place on September 30th. It was a fundraiser to support the 8th graders trip to Washington, D.C. which will happen in April.
  • Teachers engaged in CPR training on October 5th and 12th.
  • Picture Day was on October 13th.
  • Band lessons began October 14th.
  • Pre-School through grade 4 dressed up for Halloween on Friday, October 29th and paraded in their uniforms for the older kids to see.
  • The PTA held a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 30th.

Book of Remembrance

Within the Church, the month of November is a time for us to remember and pray for those friends and family who have gone before us. We mark this time at Cheverus by placing a Book of Remembrance in the main corridor and invite students, faculty, and staff to place the names of loved ones in it. We remember them each day in prayer.

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Cheverus Catholic School

Cheverus Catholic School serves Preschool through Grade 8. It is a Roman Catholic school located in the community of Malden, Massachusetts. For more than 110 years, Cheverus School has aspired to provide the best Catholic elementary school education possible, through the continuing reflection and assessment of exceptional spiritual and academic programs. Cheverus Catholic of Sacred Hearts Parish exemplifies the kind of academic excellence, spiritual growth, and community spirit that make it the school of choice for families in Malden and surrounding cities and towns.

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