St. Malachy SUMMER Minute

August 10

Welcome Back Open House

We are working on a unique and fun option for our annual Welcome Back Open House

Please be watching for more details!

Online E-Registration - Due Aug 12

How to E-Register

  1. Go to the following website:

  1. Log in with your family username and password - Call Sarah Lane between the hours of 8-3 if you need your password reset 641-782-7125

  1. If the left column select E-Registration

  1. Complete the 7 Tabs of the E-Registration Process




Contacts Sort




  1. Be certain to complete this process for each child enrolled at St. Malachy School

  1. Next Select Email Notifications in the Left-Hand column

    1. Determine what emails and how often you want to receive notifications from PowerSchool.

  1. Congratulations you are E-Registered


FACTS Tuition info has been sent out to families. Please log in and set up your tuition accounts when you receive this email. If you have not received info please contact Kim Coen

Support the ReRun

Create Creston is selling ReRun shirts this summer to help businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Also, we need help every Monday with sorting. Can you help?

School Supplies

If you did not order school supplies through our online portal you can find our standard list here

Additional Items:

Hand Sanitizer: An additional school supplies item will be hand sanitizer.

Masks: Our July 1 mask statement:

Students will wear face coverings

when entering/exiting the school and

traveling in hallways and common

spaces. Face coverings can be

removed in classrooms. Teachers will

wear face shields while working with

children throughout the day.

*Individual school plans may vary.

PTO will be sorting and delivering school supplies that were ordered online next week.

Virtual Book Fair:

You’re invited to shop our Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair now through September 4, 2020 to support our school and help students discover favorite characters, series, and collections all summer long. Stocking up for summer reading has never been easier:
· Find the same exclusive titles as our in-school Book Fair
· Orders ship direct to home
· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
· All purchases benefit our school and earn 25% in rewards
Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:

Meet our new staff member - Linda Taylor: Instrumental Music

Linda Taylor was born in Guilford, Missouri. She grew up helping on the family farm. Currently Linda and her husband Craig reside in Creston. They have three adult children Aubrey, Garret, and Evan. A few hobbies that are enjoyed outside of work are playing the piano and spending time in her flower garden.

Linda is a music educator who earned her degree at Tarkio College and Northwest Missouri State University. She began her teaching career at Orient Macksburg and Prescott Schools. There she gained over 20 years of experience teaching both vocal and instrumental music. Linda has spent the past several years as a substitute teacher at the Creston Public Schools and St. Malachy School. This fall she will be joining St. Malachy in the instrumental department. Linda commented, “I feel so honored to start teaching at St. Malachy! I have experienced such great leadership and professionalism from students and staff while working at this school. I look forward to becoming a closer part of the St. Malachy family”.

Meet our new staff member - Lisa Hensel: Middle School English Language Arts

My name is Lisa Hensel. I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and lived there with 4 brothers until I was in 10th grade. We then moved to a small town in Iowa to be closer to our grandfather. I graduated high school at a small school C-M, Carson-Macedonia which has merged with Oakland and became Riverside.

I have 3 beautiful daughters and 8 grandchildren who have been my pride and joy. I don't have any real hobbies, however, I love all outdoor activities, including bike riding, kayaking, hiking, walking, and swimming.

I went to college at SWCC then transferred to Graceland to complete my teaching degree. After graduating I started teaching at East Union where I taught both high school and middle school language arts. During the 23 years I taught 6, 7, 8 and 10 grade English, literature, writing classes and speech. I am looking forward and am very excited for this new chapter of my life.

Meet our new staff member - Lexi Lenz: Kindergarten PM Associate

Hi, my name is Lexi Lenz, I am a new member to St. Malachy Catholic School. I am

currently taking online classes at Southwestern Community College to become an elementary

teacher. I plan on continuing my online education at either Northwest Missouri State, or Buena

Vista University next year. I was born in Des Moines, Iowa and spent a couple years there, but I

was mostly raised in Winterset, Iowa. I recently moved to Creston last year and have loved it so

far! I enjoy spending as much time with my family as I can, my dad and stepmom are wonderful

and I also have a brother, two stepsisters and two dogs. In the summer our family loves going

kayaking, boating, and swimming. I spent some time working as a paraprofessional already, so I

am very excited to continue growing my experience at St. Malachy Catholic School.

Meet our new staff member - Chasidy Jones: FT Preschool Associate

Hello. My name is Chasidy Jones. I grew up in the Des Moines area during my early years. I moved to St Charles in my teen years and graduated from Interstate 35 High School in 1998. I am currently attending SWCC for an associates degree in early childhood. I have previously been a CNA, stay at home mom, child care provider/lead teacher and a caretaker for special needs children. My husband and I live outside of Winterset with our three children 18, 16, and 6. We also have a dog named Bennie and a cat named Princess. My hobbies include crafting, watching football, and spending time with my family. I am very excited to start a new journey at St. Malachy’s!


Hi! My name is Heidi Crawford. I grew up in Greenfield and have lived in Creston for 24 years with my husband Mark and our 2 boys, Cole (24) and Cody (21). Cole just graduated from NWMSU and will be coaching and teaching in Corydon as a Wayne Falcon and Cody will be graduating with a marketing degree next May. Mark works at Bunn-O-Matic.

I enjoy doing crafts, camping and baking.... I own/operate Sprinkles Bakery here in Creston. I love kids. I have worked as a para and a classroom associate. I am very excited to start my journey with St. Malachy.


Hi! I am Virginia (Ginny) Knapp, originally from Upstate New York were I grew up on a dairy farm. In 1976, I came to visit a friend in Creston, Iowa and was introduced to a young man that I eventually married. And made my home in Iowa. I have two grown daughters, one lives in Austen, TX and the other in Prescott, IA.

I’ve taught in Washington, D. C., Binghamton, NY, Xenia, OH and Iowa, Accumulating over 30 years in the teaching profession.

Looking forward to teaching science at St Malachy.


Our middle school math program will look a little different this year. There is a shortage of teachers across the state and St. Malachy is once again adapting to the current situation.

We will be using some very talented people at St. Malachy to keep our robust math program going strong at STM!

Mr. Dunphy, Mrs. Simmons, and Mrs. Mitchell have each offered to teach a math course this year. All three of the teachers love math and can't wait to work with our awesome middle school students. Watch for more details in the coming weeks.

8th & Algebra - Mr. Dunphy

7th math - Mrs. Simmons

6th math - Mrs. Mitchell


Our awesome PTO got stopped short last spring when COVID hit! We didn't get to elect a new exec board! Are you interested in joining and helping out our PTO for the 2020-2021 school year? Please contact Tiffany Ossian by August 21st if you are interested.

2020-2021 Calendar

During our May Board meeting, we approved our 2020-2021 school calendar. Here is a link to our calendar

Please understand in our current pandemic situation this calendar could be amended if needed.

Holy Spirit Parish

Stay up to date on what is happening in the Parish

St. Malachy Calendar - Always up-to-date


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