We gathered in the gym, this morning, for the blessing of our classroom Advent wreaths. Hope to see many of you Friday for Adoration and Benediction. You can find our Adoration Schedule on the website in Quick Info, New SMS News. We sure do have a busy three and a half weeks of school before Christmas Break! Blessings to you!

by Saundra Kennison on November 28, 2022


Christ Be Our Light…through C.L.O.V.E.R.


Dear parents,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and family time. As yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent, we gathered in the gym, this morning, for the blessing of our classroom advent wreaths. We have a busy three and a half weeks of school before Christmas Break. We have adoration and benediction this friday. I have attached the adoration schedule, if you would like to join us for adoration and benediction. 

In Christ,

Mrs. Saundra Kennison, Principal


Next Mass Days and Times

All school Mass: Wednesday, November 30 at 8:15am. 

Vocations Cross: 2S

Servers: Jacob Milner, Noah Stornetta, Simon Borem, Joe Rushenberg

Reader: Hudson Hovermale

Petitions: Eli Katsaros

Sacristans: Eileen Ellis & Gwyneth Pritchard

Class Mass: 1ST grade in the church  Thursday, Dec. 1st at 8:15am


Reminders and/or New Information 

  • Nov. 29 is Casual for a Cause. Bring canned food and dress in casual attire.

  • St. Malachy Penance Service: Tuesday, November 29,  7pm - 9pm

  • Casual Clothing Reminder: Flared leggings are still leggings and should not be worn. 

  • Adoration and Benediction: Friday, December 2. Class schedule is attached.

  • SMS Annual Toy Drive: December 5 - 9. Toys are donated to the Catholic Charities Christmas Store. Attached are the specifics.

  • If you prefer to shop for a family of the parish, please see the Angel Tree at church.

  • PTO: Dine to Donate: December 6 - 5pm - 9pm at Noble Romans. See attached flyer.

  • PTO is sponsoring a Shamrock Christmas Store that will be open for students to purchase gifts for their family. Students will be able to shop December 12 - 16 during their library time.  Shamrock Christmas Store will not be open before or after school. 

Happenings at Cardinal Ritter High School

  • High School Placement Test is on Dec. 3rd.

  • West Deanery Stars Middle School Volleyball - Open Gym and Information on  Dec. 4 with tryouts on December 11.  Flyer attached.

St. Malachy Student Advent Reconciliation

WED 11/30 –    3A@945 &  3K@1030

TUES 12/6 – 8th grade @ 940 &  8th grade @ 1030

WED 12/7 – 7TH @ 11307TH @ 1215

TUES 12/13 – 4C@930  & 4W@1020

WED 12/14  6TH@ 920  & 6TH@ 1010

THUR 12/15  5M@ 9305W@ 1020

St. Malachy Save the Dates

  • December 9 is Polar Express Day.  Students may wear their pjs.   

  • Christmas program  - PreK - 2nd grade - School performance-December 15 at 1pm in the church. 

  • Christmas program - PreK - 2nd grade - December 15 at 7pm in the church. 

  • Social Media and Internet Safety presented by presentation: January 18 for students in 4th - 8th grade. Evening presentation for parents 6:45pm - 8:45pm.

  • St. Malachy Family Night - February 3, 2023: Pacers vs. Kings.  Flyer attached. 

  • Shamrock Spectacular Dinner April 20, 2023 at 6pm at St. Malachy Catholic School. 

Purchase Spiritwear

School Needs

  • If you are interested in volunteering in the Cafeteria use this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AAFA62AA7FCC34-cafeteria

  • We need Substitute Teachers! If you are interested or available please contact Lori Koontz or Kim Baldini. 

  • Help needed! Extended day is looking to hire a few people to supervise students after school until 4:00 pm or 4:30 pm. How much does it pay? Can you get a tuition discount? Does it count toward service hours? All good questions! Contact Mrs. Kennison. 

  • If you are interested in volunteering for recess, use this link. St. Malachy Recess Volunteers


  • Morning Drop off - If you drop off at the back in the mornings, please park in a yellow parking spot. Then walk your child to the sidewalk. Please do not pull up to the sidewalk, to drop off in the back

  • Dismissal - Please make sure you turn your engines off once you park in your parking spot and keep your engine off until we begin dismissing.  This prevents accidentally shifting the vehicle in gear. We close the parking lot at 2:54pm everyday, except on Wednesdays it closes at 2:24pm.

Information you may need at some point this school year

  • ASAP is for middle school students to complete homework, study, and meet with teachers about assignments.  If a student is not using this program as stated above or becomes a behavior issue, they will be sent to Extended Day. 

  • If your child is absent from school, call the office or email us at  

  • COVID-19 information  – if a child tests positive, they must stay home for 5 full days. Then Parents and/or guardians have two options, 1) the child returns to school masked for the next five days or 2) the child remains home for five more days, if they don't want to mask. 

  • ProLife Shirt Day is every Thursday with uniform bottoms. 

  • Spiritwear and Jeans day is every Friday. Students can wear uniform bottoms or jeans. Spirit wear shirts should be school spirit wear promoting St. Malachy Shamrocks school pride.  

  • Middle school casual attire - I want to clarify that spandex bottoms, leggings (including flared leggings), athletic leggings, or running shorts are NOT acceptable attire at school. In addition, pants should not have holes in them. Also shorts (including uniform shorts) should be no more than 3 inches above the knee. I know it is challenging for girls to find longer shorts, especially for taller students; therefore, I did change the length from 2 inches to 3 inches.  We know that we were not consistent last year in correcting inappropriate casual attire, and this caused confusion among students. As a middle school team, we will be more diligent in correcting inappropriate casual attire this year. Instead of giving infractions for unacceptable attire, we will have students call home for appropriate attire to change. Crop tops are not appropriate. Please contact me if you have questions. 

  • After school activities - Parents should communicate to the office, if their child is staying after school for activities such as chess, football practice, cheerleading, golf, etc. Also if someone other than the parent, such as a coach or sponsor, will be checking their child out or back into Extended Day, please let the office know.  The office will communicate with the homeroom teacher and Extended Day. 

  • Cell phone policy - parents must sign the Cell phone policy for students to bring their phone to school. Cell phones can not be used at ASAP (middle school students only), Extended Day, or Morning Care.

  • Smartwatches - I want to clarify that the concern with Smartwatches is their ability to text and email. In order to do this, the watch must have an internet connection.  Therefore, if the texting and emailing features are only enabled with an internet connection through the phone, the Smartwatch can be worn.  However, if the Smartwatch has its own internet connection through an independent cellular line, it cannot be worn.  If the watch can receive or send messages during the school day, it should not be worn. If you have questions, please email me so we can talk through this.  My intent is to get ahead of this cool technology and mitigate distractions in class along with protecting kids from the temptation to use their Smartwatches and cell phones at school. 

  •  Don’t forget to log your family service hours. https://stmalachy.org/service-hours/

  • If you utilize Extended Day or are in the late line, do NOT text us. You will come in to let the office know you are here and then check them out. 

    • Only  TEXT(463)209-9650 if you need to get information to Extended Day staff. 


Extracurricular Activities and CYO Games - Go Shamrocks!

Monday, Nov. 28

Art Lessons 3 - 4pm

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Choir Rehearsal 3-4pm 

Art Lessons 3 - 4pm

56C gold @ Holy Spirit 6pm

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Woodwind Sectional 2:30pm-3pm

56B White vs. Immaculate Heart White @ St. Malachy 7:30pm

Thursday, Dec. 1

 Band Full Rehearsal 3-4pm 

Art Lessons 3 - 4pm

Friday, Dec. 2

Art Lessons 3 - 4pm

Saturday, Dec. 3 

56B Black vs. Christ the King @ St. Malachy 9am

4 Gold vs. SS. Francis and Clare @ St. Malachy 10am

4 Green vs. Christ the King @ St. Malachy 11am

4 White @ St. Barnabas 12pm

Sunday, Dec. 4

Cadet C Gold @ Mount Carmel 2pm

Cadet C Black vs. Christ the King @ St. Malachy 2pm

Cadet A Gold vs. Mount Carmel at St. Malachy 3pm

Cadet B White @ Mount Carmel 4pm

School Mission Statement

“Today we will be Learning, Loving and Living with Christ”

May God bless and keep you,
Mrs. Saundra Kennison

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