Our ShamRockIt Auction began today and will continue this week with all bidding closing on Saturday, February 18 at 5:00 pm. Thank you for your support of our students and staff! Our bi-monthly SMS Newsletter posted today. Be sure to find information about our upcoming Shamrock Spectacular: Mission Possible!

February 13, 2023

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

Dear parents,

ShamRockIt began today and will continue this week with all bidding closing on Saturday, February 18 at 5:00 pm.

Tomorrow for Valentine’s Day, students can wear red or pink shirts with uniform bottoms tomorrow.  

Next Tuesday is our school’s Mardi Gras festivities. We will bury the Alleluia at 2:30 pm in the gym after Mardi Gras, and next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  If you have any palm leaves from last year, take them to church this week.

Congratulations to our Cadet A boys basketball team for advancing to the City Championship game on Wednesday, February 15 at 6pm. They play St. Barnabas at either Roncalli or Scecina High School.  Come out and cheer them on! Any student attending the game will receive a casual pass.  

PTO is moving their meeting this Wednesday to Tuesday, February 28. More information to follow.

In Christ,

Mrs. Saundra Kennison, Principal


Next Mass Days and Times

All school Mass: Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Vocations Cross: 6R

Servers: Michael Rushenberg, Jacob Milner, Peter Rushenberg, Micah Wright

Reader: Ella Christman

Petitions: Emily Parra

Sacristans: Samantha Kiefer & Bella Knies

Class Mass: 4th grade


Reminders and/or New Information 

  • ShamRockIt is February 13 - 18.  This is an online/silent auction fundraiser for fun experiences like principal for the day, Shamrock Parking, lunch with your teacher, etc. 

  • No School on Monday, February 20 - Presidents Day

  • Tuesday, February 21 - Mardi Gras  - We will bury the Alleluia after our Mardi Gras festivities. Please join us in the gym at 2:30 pm for the Burying of the Alleluia

  • Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 22.

  • March 2 is Read Across America Day - students can dress like their favorite book character.

  • The 2023-2024 Choice Scholarship income limits are attached. Please note that limits went up significantly.

  • Snapology - Lego/STEM afterschool program. The information for each week is below. Use this link to register and for more information. https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/49/events/142020


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St. Malachy Save the Dates

  • March 2 is Read Across America Day - dress like your favorite book character.

  • Shamrock Spectacular Dinner April 20, 2023 at 6pm at St. Malachy Catholic School. Reservation link to come be sent out on Monday, February 20 with the option to reserve a table for eight or to reserve individual seats assigned to a table with other guests. This is a free event with an ASK at the conclusion of this event. 

Cardinal Ritter High School Happenings

Cardinal Ritter Class 2027


Cardinal Ritter is excited to welcome the Class of 2027 next fall! As a reminder, the Application for Admission is now available online at Admissions & Enrollment

 Please contact Jamie Liston, Director of Admissions if you have any questions at or 317-9244333 ext. 426.


Also parents are reminded their Pre-Registration Curriculum Night is February 23, at 7:00 pm in the gym. Parents will receive their students’ mock schedules, course directories and schedule their registration appointments.  Please plan to attend


School Needs


Purchase Spiritwear



  • Morning Drop off - If you drop off a preschool child or child that cannot get out of the car by themselves at the back or east parking lot in the mornings, follow the posted sign by driving to the right and turning left into a paking spot between the light poles.  This means your car will be facing east. Then walk your child to the sidewalk. Please do not pull up to the sidewalk, to drop off in the back. To exit your parking spot, pull forward and drive around the school as this parking lot and drive is one-way going south. See the picture and map above.

  • 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 2:54 pm everyday, except on Wednesdays it closes at 2:24 pm.

Information you may need at some point this school year

  • If your child received a cell phone for Christmas, please see the attached school policy on cell phones. 

  • 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. 

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

  • 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, February 13, 2023

Art Lessons 3 - 4 pm

Girls VB 56A- green vs. Ss. Fran. & Clare  @ Ss. Fran. & Clare - 5:00 pm

Girls VB Cadet A- green vs. St. Jude  @ St. Malachy  - 5:30 pm

Boys VB 56B - white vs. St. Barnabas @ St. Malachy 7:00 pm

Boys VB Cadet A - green vs. Christ the King @ St. Malachy 6:15 pm

Wrestling Match - St. Malachy & Eastside vs. St. Maria Goretti @ St. Maria Goretti - weigh in at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Choir Rehearsal 3-4pm 

Art Lessons 3 - 4 pm

Boys VB Cadet B - white vs. St. Simon @ St. Simon 6:45 pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Woodwind Sectional 2:30pm-3pm

Boys basketball City Championship: St. Malachy Cadet A green vs. St. Barnabas @ Roncalli HS 6:00 pm - casual pass to every student that attends

Girls VB 4th- green vs. St. Charles @ St. Malachy - 6:15 pm

Girls VB 4th- white vs. St. Thomas Aquinas @ St. Malachy - 5:30 pm

Girls VB 56B- white vs. Nativity  @ Nativity - 7:00 pm

Girls VB 56C - black vs. Nativity  @ Nativity - 7:45 pm

Girls VB Cadet B - black vs. Cardinal Ritter JH @  St. Malachy - 7:00 pm

Boys VB 56A - green vs. St. Simon @ St. Simon 6:00 pm

Boys VB Cadet B - black vs. Central Catholic @ St. Malachy 7:45 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Band Full Rehearsal 3-4pm 

Art Lessons 3 - 4 pm

Girls VB Cadet A- green vs. St. Maria Goretti  @ St. Malachy   - 5:30 pm

Girls VB Cadet B - white vs. St. Simon @ St. Malachy - 6:15 pm

Girls VB Cadet C -  gold vs. St. Monica @  St. Malachy - 7:00 pm

Boys VB 4th - green vs. St. Matthew @ St. Matthew - 6:15 pm

Friday, February 17, 2023

Art Lessons 3 - 4 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2023 

Girls VB 4th- gold vs. St. Jude @ St. Jude - 10:30 am

Girls VB 56A- green vs. St. Maria Goretti  @ St. Maria Goretti   - 9:00 am

Boys VB 56B - white vs. St. Mark @ St. Mark 12:00 pm

Boys VB Cadet A - green vs. St. Roch @ St. Malachy 9:00 am

Boys VB Cadet B - black vs. St. Roch @ St. Malachy 9:45 am

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Boys VB 56A - green vs. OL Mount Carmel @ OL Mount Carme 2:30 pm

Boys VB Cadet B - white vs. OL Mount Carmel @ OL Mount Carmel 1:45 pm

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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