Thank you to all of those who supported St. Malachy in our ShamRockIt Auction. As Ash Wednesday approaches and Lent begins, there will be opportunities for almsgiving that families can prayerfully consider.

by Saundra Kennison on February 20, 2023

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

Dear parents,

Thank you to everyone that participated in ShamRockIt! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Presidents' Day! Don't forget to go to HotBox Pizza today and mention St. Malachy or order online using the code GIVEBACK. Tuesday is our school’s Mardi Gras festivities and students may wear gold, purple, or green with uniform bottoms. We will bury the Alleluia at 2:30 pm in the gym after Mardi Gras, and join us for Mass on Ash Wednesday.  The Lenten plans are attached. You will notice we have several almsgiving opportunities. Please pray as a family about these - please do not feel obligated to contribute to all these opportunities.

In Christ,

Mrs. Saundra Kennison, Principal


Next Mass Days and Times

All school Mass: Wednesday, February 22, 2023.

Vocations Cross: 2P

Servers: Dylan Dial, Max Rushenberg, Elijah Wright, Damian Cain, Nicholas Bell, Michael Rushenberg, Joe Rushenberg

Reader: Mikayla Dotse and Simone Deximo

Petitions: Kam Gehring

Sacristans: Bella Knies & Gwyneth Pritchard

Class Mass: 1st grade


Reminders and/or New Information 

  • 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.

  • 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

HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR APPLICATION? 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 20, 2023

Wrestling Meet: St. Luke/Immaculate Heart vs. St. Malachy @ St. Luke. 6:00 pm

Little Guys Wrestling Meet: @ St. Barnabas 5:30 pm

Boys VB 56A - green vs. St. Luke @ St. Malachy 7:45 pm

Boys VB Cadet A - green vs. St. Charles @ St. Malachy 6:15 pm

Boys VB Cadet B - black vs. OL Greenwood @ St. Malachy 7:00 pm

Boys VB Cadet B - white vs. Immaculate Heart @ St. Malachy 5:30 pm

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Choir Rehearsal 3-4pm 

Girls VB 4th grade white vs. Ss. Fran & Clare @ Ss. Fran & Clare - 5:00 pm

Girls VB 56C black vs. Holy Spirit @ St. Malachy - 5:30 pm

Girls VB Cadet C gold vs. St. Jude @ St. Jude - 6:15 pm

Academic Challenge at 4pm: St. Malachy green vs. St. Monica Room 304; St. Malachy white vs. CRHS red Room 301

Boys VB 4th grade - green vs. Ss. Francis & Clare @ Ss. Francis & Clare 5:45 pm

Boys VB 56B - white vs. St. Mark@ St. Mark 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Girls VB 56A green vs. OL Grace @ St. Matthew - 7:00 pm

Girls VB Cadet A green vs. St. Louis de Montfort @ St. Louis de Montfort - 5:45 pm

Girls VB Cadet B white vs. Ss. Fran & Clare @ St. Malachy - 5:30 pm

Boys VB 56B - white vs. OL Greenwood @ St. Malachy 6:15 pm

Boys VB 56B - white vs. St. Matthew @ St. Malachy 7:45 pm

Friday, February 24, 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023 

Girls VB 4th grade green vs. St. Matthew @ St. Matthew - 2:15 pm

Girls VB 56B white vs. St. Roch @ St. Roch - 11:30 am

Girls VB Cadet B black vs. Holy Spirit @ Holy Spirit - 10:30 am

Boys VB 4th grade - green vs. OL of Lourdes @ Providence Cristo Rey HS 12:45 pm

Little Guys Wrestling: McClellan Tournament K-2nd grade

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Blessing Cup Meal

Girls VB 4th grade gold vs. OL Greenwood @ Ol Greenwood - 2:30 pm

Boys VB 56A - green vs. St. Pius@ St. Pius 1:00 pm

Boys VB Cadet A - green vs. Mount Carmel @ Mount Carmel 1:00 pm

Boys VB Cadet B - black vs. Holy Spirit @ Holy Spirit 2:30 pm

Boys VB Cadet B - white vs. St. Pius @ St. Pius 1:00 pm

Wrestling Meet: Southside Scuffle Invitational @ St. Jude. 12:00 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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