St. Malachy Minute

March 12

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Season of Lent - Meatless Fridays

St. Malachy hot lunches are always meatless during the Lenten Season. We expect students who bring sack lunches to participate in meatless Fridays. Here is a great article explaining why Catholics do this. https://aleteia.org/2017/03/01/heres-why-catholics-dont-eat-meat-on-fridays-during-lent/

The Passion of the Christ

Join us March 28 at 10:30 am for a special screening of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”. This movie is great way to be reminded of the Lord’s saving work, and the reason we celebrate the Lenten and Easter seasons. A free will offering will be taken up, with the net proceeds going to the Creston Area Food Pantry, Inc. Concessions will be available. Everyone is invited, but please be aware that this movie is rated “R” because of the violent scenes and may not be suitable for children.

2020-2021 Enrollment Information

Enrollment is due April 3 - please complete the form for each child being enrolled at STM


Here is the enrollment link https://forms.gle/1df8cU3Wio79sDWR6. All enrollment information and deposit will be due on April 3rd.


Don't forget to apply for Catholic Tuition assistance. The CTO due date is April 3rd. It is also an online application. https://www.fairapp.com/Index.aspx. A family of four making less than $104,000 qualifies for assistance.


If you have any questions please call the office 641-782-7125.

It's time to apply for tuition assistance

The Catholic Tuition Organization opens its application process on February 1st. Please take a moment to review the income guidelines. Many of our St. Malachy families may qualify for financial assistance through the CTO. There is a fee to apply and St. Malachy will cover your fee. Just contact the office for a fee waiver code. You can start your application process here https://ctodsmdiocese.org/tuition-assistance.php
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Lenten Noisy Change Collection Dates

April 8th
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9:15 Wednesday mornings

March 18th - Spring Break no Mass

March 25th - 9:15am 2nd Grade (K will attend)

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Virus Concerns

A letter was email home today please take a moment to read our most recent update:


St. Malachy plans to continue its regular process of cleaning and disinfecting the school to help prevent the spread of germs.

Some additional precautions we will be taking include:

*We will wipe down learning surfaces additional times throughout the day

*Students will be reminded about the importance of handwashing, they will also be instructed about how to wash hands thoroughly

*Teachers will fist-bump students in the morning instead of shaking hands until the threat passes

*Mrs. Simmons plans to disinfect the school over spring break with a UV light in each classroom.

*Matienence staff is aware of the need to ramp up the cleaning process of doorknobs, handles, rails, etc.

*Parents consider washing coats, backpacks, and other soft materials over the break to help reduce the spread of germs.


Please feel free to call the school if you have questions 782-7125 or the public health hotline 211

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St. Malachy Calendar - Always up-to-date

Student Shout Outs...

Student Shout outs are notes completed by faculty and staff highlighting the great things we see happening at STM. If you see an STM kid doing great things outside of school. Let Mrs. Simmons know and she will add them to the Shout Outs.


Here we go!

Daniel helping with a tech issue in the library

Jack, Max & Austin - helping set up tables for the book fair

Olivia & Mila - helping little ones paint the mural

5th graders for helping kindergarteners and first graders fill out their wish list at the book fair