We are looking for substitute teachers! See details below. The NJHS service project begins today to support the Hendricks County Animal Shelter. Have a blessed week!

by Saundra Kennison on February 27, 2023

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

Dear parents,

We are so thankful for our substitutes, but we are in need of a few more subs. If interested please contact me.  Oftentimes, the sub doesn’t lead the class as we have many experienced instructional aides that lead the class when a teacher is absent.  I have attached information about a Mother and Son Event on March 11. 

Janice Brown is retiring this May from our Church and School custodial department. Janice has worked at St. Malachy for 17 years.  We thank her for her service and joy that she has brought to St. Malachy! We will miss you Janice, but wish you the best in your retirement! We have posted her position, see the attached posting.  

Lastly, it's a very exciting day for new families - they will receive notification of their acceptance, non-acceptance or waitlist to St. Malachy Catholic School.  

In Christ,

Mrs. Saundra Kennison, Principal


Next Mass Days and Times

All school Mass: Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Vocations Cross: 5M

Servers: Fox Fenol, Kasey Dial, Simon Borem, Nicholas Bell, Ben Hopf, Pete McCluskey, Jonathan Reynolds

Reader: Scarlett Adler

Petitions: Matthew Manley

Sacristans: Gwyneth Pritchard & Mya Richer

Class Mass: 3rd grade


Reminders and/or New Information 

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

  • NJHS service project begins today to support the Hendricks County Animal Shelter

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

  • Parishioners don’t forget to register for the pictorial directory.  Use this link https://ucdir.com/schedule/login.php

 Click on Click on Photography Appointment Scheduling Login. 

Username: IN1817 Password: photos

St. Malachy Save the Dates

  • We are hosting our first annual fund dinner! St. Malachy School Shamrock Spectacular presents: Mission Possible is a FREE adult-only evening including drinks and dinner with a special one of a kind show hosted by Mrs. Amy Kish. This event is a way to recognize our school, our students, and honor a couple very important people! We simply just ask that you make a donation at the end of the evening so we can continue to provide so many amazing opportunities for our students!! Registration closes on March 24th. Register by visiting this link Shamrock Spectacular Registration

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.

School Needs

  • See attached School and Church custodian job opening.

  • 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? 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


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!

**Girls and Boys Volleyball Tournaments begin this week – Good Luck to all student athletes!

Monday, February 27, 2023

Art Lessons 3-4 PM 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Art Lessons 3-4 PM

Academic Challenge at 4:30 pm: St. Malachy green vs. CRHS red Room 304

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Wrestling St. Michael, Indy vs. St. Luke/Immaculate Heart, St. Malachy @ St. Luke - 6pm

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Art Lessons 3-4 PM

Friday, March 3, 2023

Art Lessons 3-4 PM

Saturday, February 25, 2023 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

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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