Our bi-monthly newsletter is now up. Please read for important infomation, photos, and calendar reminders.

by Saundra Kennison on March 13, 2023

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

Dear parents,

Highlights to be aware of…

  1. CYO track practice is canceled for tonight due to weather. 

  2. Most current newsletter is attached and can also be found on our website.

  3. IREAD-3 student reports will come home this week.

  4. Students in 2nd - 8th grade will be taking the ARK (Assessment of Religious KNowledge) next week. We are piloting this assessment, and we understand the assessment to take 30 to 50 minutes depending on the grade level.

  5. Shamrock Family Scholarship award letters were mailed Friday, March 10.

  6. Don’t forget to bring in a dollar to vote for a wacky hair color for Miss Catherine to dye her hair! Voting closes Wednesday, March 15. :) Our Journey Youth Group is fundraising to attend World Youth Day in Lisbon,Portugal in August.  World Youth Day is for teens and young adults 16 and older, but it only happens once every 3-4 years. By the time the next World Youth Day comes around, the 8th graders (and maybe seventh graders) would be old enough to attend. 

  7. Spring Break is March 27 - 31.

  8. March 24 is a 1pm dismissal - NO EXTENDED DAY

  9. There will be  NO EXTENDED DAY on the following days: Friday, April 7th and Thursday, April 20th. 

In Christ,

Mrs. Saundra Kennison, Principal

Next Mass Days and Times

All school Mass: Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Vocations Cross: 8H

Servers: Michael Rushenberg, Noah Wright, Jackson Reynolds, Mason Hoekstra, Joe Rushenberg, Nicholas Bell, Damian Cain

Reader: Simone Deximo

Petitions: Leo Bard

Sacristans: Avery Domogalik & Eileen Ellis

Class Mass: Kindergarten

Reconciliation - 8th grade  

Reminders and/or New Information 

St. Malachy Save the Dates

  • Mary’s Way of the Cross is March 17 and April 7

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

  • Middle School Math teacher 

  • See attached School and Church custodian position available. 

  • 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. Contact Mrs. Wheeler. 

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  • 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

  • We are hosting our first annual fund dinner on April 20. 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!! Register by visiting this link Shamrock Spectacular Registration

  • 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!

Good Luck to all student athletes!

Monday, March 13, 2023

Art Lessons  3-4 PM

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Art Lessons 3-4 PM

Academic Challenge Malachy Green vs. CRHS Black and Malachy White at St. Monica

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Art Lessons 3-4 PM

Spring Music Program @ 1pm and 7pm

Friday, March 17, 2023

IRISH DANCERS @ 8:30 am - parents are welcome

4th grade - St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Art Lessons 3-4 PM

Saturday, March 18, 2023 

CYO Wrestling Tournament @ Cardinal Ritter High School - doors open at 7:30 am with weigh in at 8:00 am. 

Sunday, March 1, 2023

School Mission Statement

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

May God bless and keep you,
Mrs. Saundra Kennison
St. Malachy Catholic School

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