St. Malachy Minute
CLEAN UP DAY TOMORROW WEATHER PENDING
2022 Cross Picture
Available for purchase
5x7 - $5 & 8x10 - $10
Make checks payable to: St. Malachy School
Orders due by April 29th
Student name ________________________Grade_______
8x10 - $10
5x7 - $5
Prepare for the End of Free Meals for All Students
Are you prepared for the end of free meals for all students when this school year ends? While the federal government funded a program that allowed all students access to free meals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress recently declined to continue funding this program. All families will need to carry a positive balance in their students’ school meal accounts when school begins in the fall.
Take action now to prepare for this change when the 2022-2023 school year begins.
It is important to complete a 2021-2022 Application for Free and Reduced Meals now if you have not already filled out a 2021-2022 application. This will give you a 30-day grace period next fall to complete another application for the 2022-2023 school year. You will need to complete the 2022-2023 online application once it becomes available on the District’s website after July 1, 2022.
If you do not qualify for free or reduced meals, it is important that you start budgeting for the cost of school lunches next year.
For questions regarding this change or for assistance with the Free and Reduced Meal Application, please contact the Food Service Department at 641-782-7125.
As we embark on another summer of daytime care and adventures for the area children, we are faced with extreme staff shortages in critical service positions, and child care is one of them.
We are hoping you would share with your staff and support teams our need for summer help, and willingness to work around summer schedules. We are needing 3-4 18+ counselors, and we are needing some Child Watch staff (16+) which is just 2 hrs in the mornings, and 2 hours in the afternoons.
We're working on onboarding right now, but are limiting the number of kids we can register because we're just not certain if/how many staff we can add in addition to what we currently have which isn't very many.
If you could share my email, and maybe mention it to peeps who you know are 1) looking for summer work 2) wanting a fun, adventurous opportunity without the constraints of school and 3) want to help make our facility better, stronger and healthier from a community perspective, i would SO APPRECIATE IT!!
Thank you so much for helping us spread the word!
SAVE THE DATE and BEGIN NOMINATIONS
In honor of Bishop Joensen’s passion for education, we invite you to join us for the inaugural Bishop’s Celebration of Catholic Schools on August 27, 2022, in Indianola, Iowa. This event unites the entire Diocese of Des Moines community in celebration of the life-changing impact our faith-centered education has provided for more than 120 years.
During the event, the diocese will recognize special honorees, educators, administrators, and volunteers for their impact on our Catholic schools. Click here to nominate a Catholic school educator, administrator, or volunteer.
St. Malachy is communicating are you connected?
*Thursday folders: please check your child’s folder each Thursday for information coming home on paper.
*Website: - http://crestonstmalachy.org/ - subscribe to the website to receive updates by email.
*Calendar: - http://crestonstmalachy.org/calendar/ - subscribe to our calendar on your phone and it will update automatically on your phone calendar - we will not send home paper calendars
*Teacher Blogs: - http://crestonstmalachy.org/our-staff/teachers-aides/ choose your child’s teacher from the list and subscribe to their blog. You will receive emails as the teacher updates information.
*Text: - are you receiving our text messages? Text Y to 68453 and you will receive a confirmation that you are ready to receive text messages. Make sure your cell number is in Power School.
*Email: - is your email up-to-date in Power School? Our messaging system pulls from PowerSchool for your cell phone and email information.
*Principal Blog: https://crestonstmalachy.org/- See the Principal’s Corner on the main page.
Twitter: St. Malachy School@STMCreston
Communication is the key to success
You can also subscribe to our calendar https://www.crestonstmalachy.org/calendar/ this will import into the calendar on your phone.