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Welcome Letter from Principal Jeff Lane

Welcome everyone,


I am thrilled to be addressing you all regarding the 2022/23 school year. This is Cheverus’ 114th year as a Catholic School in Malden! Once strictly a parish school for Sacred Hearts, we now proudly serve our religiously and culturally diverse community with representation from over 40 countries. We are excited to be starting this school year under somewhat more normal circumstances than the past couple of years but, of course, we will still be vigilant about COVID and continue to follow CDC guidelines in order to keep our community as safe as possible.


As we start a new chapter in the rich history of Cheverus, we welcome some new faces and, some familiar faces have taken on new roles. Our new teachers include Ms. Laurie Monteforte in grade 1 and Ms. Sarah Moran at the front desk. Our preschool seats filled faster than ever this summer and we have hired 3 new teachers! They are Ms. Jennilee Salvador, Ms. Allison Ronchetti, who some of you may remember as Miss Kathy’s aide last year, and we welcome back Ms. Christian DeAvilla to our preschool program. Some other changes include, Ms. Angela England-Castro taking on grade 4, and Ms. Briana Sachetta moving to Kindergarten.


While some of our veteran teachers will continue to teach, they will now also be Level Coordinators. These individuals include Ms. Marybeth Leon, Ms. Jaime Young, Ms. Theresa Ronchetti, Ms. Lisa Cataldo, and Ms. Sandra Malatesta. This role is slightly different than last year, as there will not be a vice principal, and these individuals will be more involved in their level coordinator roles. Also, Miss Kathy Hoff will be running our voucher program and EEC Compliance and Ms. Janine Hanley will be our Religion Coordinator. Our Title I services will return to after school and will be staffed by our dedicated teachers.


You’ll notice our schoolyard is now surrounded by fencing. This will cut down on outside foot traffic and create a safer environment for all. We have also just adopted CrisisGo, a platform that will allow us to more efficiently alert teachers and parents to any safety issues in the building. It will also allow for student attendance in the unlikely event we do have a school emergency. This new program also has a feature where students can report suspicious activity online. We look forward to the peace-of-mind this will bring for all, as well as the ability to run more structured drills.


It's going to be an amazing school year with a plethora of new events and the return of some old favorites. We plan to finally bring back the Christmas Pageant this year, along with afterschool clubs and sports. We will also be implementing into our curriculum The Social Institute, which will be used to teach online/social media safety to our Middle School. This will be headed up by our counselor, Ms. Megan Caplan, who will continue to utilize the City Connects program, which allows us to find resources and activities for students in need of them. The computer lab will once again be open to teachers for use, allowing students to hone their technology skill through practical lessons incorporating our recently upgraded desktop computers. Finally, we will again be raffling off a free tuition to one lucky family which will support our Annual Gala.


We are so happy you have chosen to send your children to Cheverus Catholic School, and we look forward to a successful school year.


Sincerely,


Jeff Lane

Principal

WELCOME TO OUR NEW FACULTY & STAFF MEMBERS

Dress Code

A few weeks a go you received a reminder about the dress code. We understand last year the dress code was a bit flexible while we were allowing our children to re-adapt to school after the past few challenging years of COVID. However, we are excited to begin a new year with a fresh look. Let's all make sure our children dress their school uniforms with pride from head to toe (this includes dark colored shoes and only Cheverus sweatshirts).


Feel free to reach out to the main office for any questions or concerns regarding uniforms. You may also find additional information below or within the Parent/Student Handbook.

Important Dates

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Helpful Links

Uniforms

All Uniforms may be purchased at Collegiate House.

FACTS

Monthly Tuition Management and Financial Aid.

Supply Lists

This link will take you to the Supply List for Kindergarten to 8th grade.

Student-Parent Handbook

Please read the Student Parent Handbook thoroughly and sign the last page which will be sent to you on the first day of school.

Nurse's Page

In the Nurse's page you will find information on sick protocol as well as important medical forms.

FREE Tuition Lottery is Back!!

Last year we successfully raised $21,100 in the tuition lottery and one of our preschool students won a one year free tuition. This fundraiser was such a success we plan on bringing it back this year. More news to come.

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.