Friday, December 1, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!!

....even though the weather doesn't act like it!

Students are almost done decorating doors for our Annual Door Decorating Contest!  They look awesome!  The students will parade around the school Monday afternoon to see all of the doors, and voting will take place before school on Tuesday!  Each vote costs $1, and funds raised will go to a local family in need....Good luck!








Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all of you!  I am so thankful for these wonderful kids!!!  Love all of them to pieces!!!





CONGRATULATIONS to the ten finalists of the St. Malachy Geography Bee!!!  These students will be in the finals held in December:

Hazin Clayton                                      Denton Lane
Cade Wurster                                       Daniel Buls
Maddie Pellman                                   Tristan Evans
George Weis                                        Owen Allen
Megan Pellman                                   Charles Rudolf



Sixth graders voted and decided to do a "Secret Santa" exchange in our class this year.  Each student drew a name, and agreed to bring a gift for their name.  Here are the rules:
1.  $10 limit
2.  No food or drink
3.  No live animals.
4.  Exchange will be on Thursday, December 21.  This will also be an ugly Christmas sweater day....Be creative, but appropriate!!  





Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16

Good Afternoon!

It was great to have a chance to visit with everyone at Parent/Teacher Conferences!  Having parents and teachers working together for our kids is the best thing for our students!!!  Thank you for all you do!

Some items of note:

1.  There is NO SCHOOL next Wednesday, November 22...teachers will be in PD and kids get an early start on Thanksgiving vacation!

2.  The annual Geography Bee will be held in the middle school classrooms on Tuesday, November 21 at 10:15 a.m.  

3.  As soon as we return from Thanksgiving Vacation, middle schoolers will begin working with their assigned partners to decorate a door in the school for our annual door decoration contest!  Kids may bring items from home for this contest.  This is such a fun way to make our school look even more festive for the holiday season!

3.  Students are busy, busy, busy!!!  Make sure your child is getting plenty of rest so they are ready to roll for all the learning taking place at school!  

4.  The St. Malachy Christmas Program is Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30 pm at the High School Auditorium.  

5.  On Wednesday, December 6, there is NO MASS at school.  Instead, Mass will be held on Friday, December 8 in honor of the Immaculate Conception.  This Mass is hosted by the 4th grade, but the 7th graders will lead our school in the Rosary before Mass starting at 8:50 am.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017



The winners are in!!!  Yesterday, students and teachers from Preschool to 5th grade voted on our painted pumpkins and the winners are:

  • Scariest:  Reese and "It"
  • Most Creative:  Kolbey and her porcupine
  • Most Colorful:  Jacob Z. and his box of crayons
  • #1 Favorite:  Reese and "It"
  • #2 Favorites:  Macy and her Smurf, Zoe and her detached eyeball, Halle and her scarecrow, and Haley and her green eyeball
  • #3 Favorite:  Keegan and her ladybug
We had many comments about how creative the pumpkins are getting....our kiddos are awesome!!!!  Congratulations to all!














Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thank you!!!

I want to send out a HUGE thank you to all students who helped set up for the Spaghetti Supper Friday afternoon, and worked the carnival on Saturday night!!!  You kids are awesome!!  We all had to adjust schedules and be flexible...the night turned out awesome!!  Also, thanks to the parents who accommodated the working schedules of the students!!  We ask a lot of you, and you always come through for us with flying colors!

Our next event is on Saturday....Civics Club is having a bake sale for the Vendor Fair that is being held in our gym.  Students who can help out need to be here anytime from 9 am to 2 pm.  If you can provide a baked good for our bake sale, please bring it to school either Friday or Saturday morning.  Thanks again for all of your help!

Conferences will be held for 6th graders on Monday the 30th and Wednesday the 1st from 3:30 - 5:00.  There are still a couple spots left if anyone wants to meet early!  Otherwise, the regular conference day is Thursday the 2nd from 1:00-9:30.  I look forward to visiting with all of you about your child's progress thus far!

Our pumpkin painting contest will be Tuesday morning.  Kids will vote on them as they come to the Halloween festivities that afternoon!

No School on Friday, November 3rd....enjoy a much-earned break, kiddos!!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BUSY, BUSY October and Parent/Teacher Conferences

Good Afternoon!!

**There are a lot of events taking place in October that our Civics Club kids are in charge of.....we will need any and all student help that is available!  Students have volunteered for different events, so please ask your child where they are to be and when!


  • Saturday, October 21:  PTO Spaghetti Supper
    • 6th Graders are asked to be at school at 4:45 if possible to help with setup.
    • Families have been asked to provide a dessert for either the cake walk or the Spaghetti Dinner.  If you are providing for the cake walk, please have your cakes/cupcakes in Mrs. Mitchell's room before 5:00.
  • Saturday, October 28:  PTO Vendor Fair
    • Students voted and agreed to provide concessions (baked goods, etc.) for the vendor fair at St. Malachy.  This will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  We will need to work until our items run out!  Please ask your child if they volunteered to bring baked goods or to work with us.
  • Tuesday, October 31:  Halloween
    • Civics Club students put on the Halloween party/activities for younger students.  
    • Our annual pumpkin decorating contest will be held this day.  We will decorate in the morning.  We will NOT be able to provide pumpkins for students this year, so please plan on bringing your own!  Students can bring these at any time.
**Sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences is ready to go!  Please follow this link to sign up!  I will be meeting with parents on Monday, October 30, Wednesday, November 1, and Thursday, November 2.      Mrs. Cline's Conference SignUp

**Don't forget!!! Muffins with Mom is tomorrow morning at 7:30!!  See you then!

**Friday is a Spirit Day!  Pay it forward, show your spirit for $1!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Homecoming Week

Good Afternoon!  
Hopefully you are able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful day!!  Here are some things to update you on happenings in my classroom:

In Religion, 6th graders are currently working on "trust" stories in the Bible.  To start off the unit, we did our own "trusting" with "trust falls" with our classmates!  This was a lot of fun...here are pix of some of the falls:








Sixth graders showed their pride during the Iowa/Iowa State Friday at school:



We were honored to have Sr. Mary Vincent come speak to us about her journey to the sisterhood.  She is a good friend of Anthony Eblen's family.  



The Homecoming Parade is tomorrow starting at 2:00.  Any students who want to ride the float need to meet us at the corner of Prairie and Sycamore by 1:45. We need to have either the red permission slip returned to us, or an email, a note, or a text stating that you give permission, and listing your phone number.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a beautiful day!  Can't wait until the parade!

Any sixth grader who still wants to bring candy for the parade is welcome to do so tomorrow!

Monday, we are going to have a guest speaker come to talk about bullying in schools.  Students are encouraged to wear blue, the color of anti-bullying.

October is the month of the rosary.  Civics Club sold rosaries at school last year for $3 each.  We still have some left over if anyone wants to purchase one.  Middle school students need to bring rosaries to school for Religion class during the month of October.

Just a reminder that St. Malachy students DO NOT have school on Friday, October 13 or Monday, October 16 for Professional Development for teachers.  The public school DOES have school on Monday, October 16.  Don't be confused!

Have a fantastic weekend!!!!

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!!

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