Headmaster Update
John Thornburg
Headmaster
thornburgj@maldencatholic.org
Dear Families,
 
I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing April break!

This an exciting week for the Malden Catholic community! Our Return to School In-Person Learning Plan will be launched as we welcome all of our students back into the building. We spent time over the break to ensure the building meets all safety protocols and provides a safe environment for our students and staff. We are thankful for your support in this endeavor. 

Please make sure to attend our Return to School Webinar this Monday, April 26, at 6:30 PM. We will hear from Dr. David King, a medical expert who is tremendously experienced in the area of COVID-19, and someone who has assisted MC throughout the year to create our Culture of Health and Safety. 
 
We will be sending out an automated phone call and an email this evening (Sunday, April 25), reminding our families of the mandatory COVID-19 testing for all MC students. This mandatory testing will be held tomorrow on Monday, April 26. 
 
Another important event this week is our 15th Annual Gala. I encourage all of our parents to sign up and be a part of this exciting event on Thursday, April 29. The virtual Gala provides us the opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate. We will honor a very important group this year - our faculty and staff. They have done an amazing job, and we will take the time to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.  
 
This week begins the final push towards the end of the year. The fourth academic quarter gets underway, spring sports begin and our Seniors will graduate in a few short weeks. Time will pass quickly, so I encourage you to remain focused and make sure we finish the year strong. To be successful, we must all be dedicated to academics, give our best effort in all we do and make sure we follow proper safety protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus. 
 
Thank you for all your support,
 
John K. Thornburg
At a Glance
Monday, April 26
COVID-19 Testing:
  • All Grade 9 Students | 8:30 - 9:30 AM
  • All Grade 10 Students | 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • All Grade 11 Students | 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, April 27
Fifth Day
SAT for Juniors | 7:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Academic Enrichment for Grades 9 and 10 | 8:00 - 10:45 AM
Lunch for Grades 9 and 10 | 10:45 - 11:55 AM
Grade 9 Boys Impact Mandatory | 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Grade 9 Girls ROX Mandatory | 1:35 - 2:15 PM

Wednesday, April 28
Gold Day 1
Grade 9 full in-person learning
Grades 10 and 11 Gold Cohort in-person learning and Blue Cohort is remote

Thursday, April 29
Blue Day 2
Grade 9 and 10 full in-person learning
Grade 11 Blue Cohort in-person learning and Gold Cohort is remote
MC Annual Gala | 7:00 PM

Friday, April 30
Gold Day 2 Grades 9, 10, 11 full in-person learning
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What's New?
Schoolwide Saliva COVID-19 Testing and Return to School for In-person Learning Webinar - Monday, April 26
In preparation for returning to school, Malden Catholic will administer COVID-19 Pool Testing. On Monday, April 26, MC will require all students who plan on being in the GREEN PHASE to participate in a schoolwide COVID-19 testing initiative. We are also requiring all faculty and staff to participate in the testing. As part of our commitment to a Culture of Health and Safety, we require the testing of everyone who will be in the building next week when we begin our in-person learning model (GREEN PHASE). This will allow us to establish a baseline for the health of the current school community and return to the building in the safest possible manner. Any member of our school community who cannot make this mandatory event should contact either Nurse Paquette, Nurse Olive or Mrs. Redman.
 
Testing schedule and procedures:
All testing will be conducted outside under the tent outside the gymnasium. Students will be separated by divisions and also by homerooms. Boys Division will utilize the back parking lot by door #11 and then walk to the tent. Girls Division will enter the tent from the front of the building on Crystal Street.
 
8:30 - 9:30 AM - All Grade 9 Students
10:00 - 11:00 AM - All Grade 10 Students
1:30 - 2:30 PM - All Grade 11 Students

MC will also be hosting a Return to School in In-Person Learning Webinar on April 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM. This event will feature the following guests: Dr. David King, Nurse Elizabeth Paquette, Mr. Jeff Smith and Mr. James Grocki. Our speakers will discuss the Return to School Plan and answer any questions parents and students may have regarding the school's transition to in-person learning. link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7732036660587688975
MC Gala This Thursday - Online Auction is Now Live
On April 29 at 7 PM, Malden Catholic will celebrate our 15th Annual Gala. The online MC Gala auction is now LIVE and it will have you dreaming big! There are so many extraordinary auction items on which you can bid. Below you will find just a small sampling of the packages that are currently open for bid. New items are added every day, so be sure to keep checking the MC Gala website!

  • 7-Day Cape Vacation: Escape to the Cape for 7 days of rest and relaxation, beachfront on Pleasant Bay! This stunning home with amazing views sleeps nine (9) guests comfortably! The home is immaculate and has been completely renovated in the past year. In addition to fishing and swimming right at your doorstep, this package also includes a fishing trip and coastal tour of Chatham aboard Board Chair Jim Donovan's 17' Boston Whaler, Monatuk.

  • Red Sox v. Los Angeles Angels - May 16 - Dugout Seats: Enjoy the Boston Red Sox v. Los Angeles game on Sunday, May 16 at 1:10 PM from spectacular dugout seats, located in Section 25 - D55 , Row 1, Seats 3 & 4. With stadium capacity limited to about 12% or 4,500 fans, these tickets are even more valuable! Plus, a parking pass to the Brookline Avenue Lot is included.

  • Golf at the Charles River Country Club: Enjoy a day of golf, lunch and beverages at the prestigious Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre, MA. You'll have the choice of your own foursome, or having your group of three accompanied by member host, Stephen Quigley P '21. Dating back nearly 100 years, Charles River Country Club has a long history rich in tradition and heritage, and features a Donald Ross designed golf course that opened in 1921.

  • Stowe Mountain Lodge Weekend: Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a two-night weekend stay at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in August 2021! This unique escape to the mountains includes a two-night weekend stay in a one-bedroom suite at the Stowe Mountain Lodge! You'll leave all worries behind when you check into this beautiful, all-inclusive property with a pool, gym, spa, restaurants and stunning scenery. Add some adventure to your weekend away by exploring walking trails and bike paths on the mountains. 

Make sure you are registered and ready to go for this Thursday night:
The platform we are using to host the MC Gala, OneCause, requires participants to register for the event to participate in bidding process and make a donation for the event. To ensure that you have indeed signed up and will easily be able to log in the night of the event and view the livestream, please take the following steps prior to Thursday evening:
  1. Navigate to https://www.maldencatholic.org/give/soaringbeyond
  2. If you are not logged in or if you have not signed up, you will see this:
     3. Simply click “sign up” to register for the event for the first time, or click “log in” if you have already created an account. Can’t remember? Click “Forgot Password” and follow the instructions provided to reset it. Should you have any issues logging in or have any questions, please direct them to Sarah Hamilton at shamilton@maldencatholic.org.

We recommend practicing logging in at least once prior to the event to ensure there are no issues the night of the gala. We can't wait to see you there!
SAT - Tuesday, April 27
On Tuesday, April 27, all Grade 11 Malden Catholic students will take the SAT at 7:45 AM. Please note that this is mandatory testing. Each student has received information regarding his/her testing room and the door required for entry. Also, students should remember to bring pencils and a calculator to the exam. For more information about the exam, please review the Guide to the SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-school-day-student-guide.pdf?SFMC_cid=EM481339-&rid=29401729
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MC's La Colaborativa Club is Featured in the Revere Journal
MC's newest club, La Colaborativa, was featured in this week's edition of the Revere Journal. "La Colaborativa" is a Latin-led, immigrant-friendly program that helps residents in Chelsea, East Boston, Lynn, Malden, and other surrounding communities by providing essential goods such as food, household products, and diapers to families in need. If you are interested in joining this engaging club, please email Mr. Kissel to receive the link to the next meeting.
Earth Day Dance Celebration
Please join us in viewing this dance performance by Rachael Burke '24, Selene Ferreira '24, Keira Rice '24, Olivia Goff '23, Brianeliz Gomez '23, Lorianna Luongo '23, Elena Rotondo '23 and Stacie Gomes-Akmal '22 today on Malden Catholic's YouTube Channel.

Thank you to the dancers and to Malden Catholic's Dance Instructor, Mrs. Stacie Ferriera, for their hard work and creativity!
What's Happening around MC?
Register for Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation
Our faculty and staff were out and about delivering personalized signs to all of our Seniors this week!

Senior parents, if you have not already done so, please register for the MC Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremonies to reserve your seats. We also have a number of events planned for our Seniors over the next few weeks, so be sure to mark your calendar for the following dates:

  • Adopt-A-Senior Baskets - Saturday, May 1 - Basket deliveries will begin at 11 AM to Seniors' homes.
  • Senior Beach Party - Wednesday, May 12, at 11:30 AM - Music and games will be held on the Brother Gilbert Stadium field.  
  • Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony - Friday, May 14, at 4 PM - Mass will begin at 4 PM and will be held on the Donovan Field. The Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the Mass.
  • 2021 Commencement Exercises - Saturday, May, 15 at 1 PM - Commencement Exercises will be held on the Br. Gilbert Stadium field.
  • Commencement Rain DateSunday, May 16, at 1 PM

Click here to view information about Tuxedo Rentals.
If you would like more information about Senior events, please visit our Senior News and Events page on the Malden Catholic website.
Celebrate Their Year with a Senior Advertisement
Senior parents may purchase a personalized ad for their student which will be featured in the Malden Catholic 2020/2021 yearbook. You can create an account here and begin by uploading photos and a personalized message. Please visit Jostens Yearbook Ads page for more information.

For any questions regarding Senior ads, please contact Malden Catholic's Communications Coordinator, Ms. Amanda Beresheim at beresheima@maldencatholic.org.
Congratulations to all our Seniors!

Yearbooks are not to be purchased by Senior Parents.
Girls with Impact Graduation
Since January, Grade 10 and 11 students in the Girls Division have been working hard, developing entrepreneurship and leadership skills through the Girls with Impact Academy. Developed with Harvard leaders, this "mini-MBA" program has equipped MC girls with the skills, knowledge and confidence to become the leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators of tomorrow. The curriculum was delivered to the students through a live, online platform with expert coaches who helped the students develop ventures that they are most passionate about.

MC students have completed their program and the the April 13, 2021 Girls with Impact virtual graduation ceremony can now be accessed via the MC YouTube page. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and entrepreneurial achievements!
Botball Competition
This month, MC robotics team competed in their first virtual Robotics Tournament! The team had a strong showing in the seeding rounds and will be competing again on May 15. Way to go!
Sister Helen Meeting
Sister Helen Prejean joined us live last Friday for the final community discussion of her book, River of Fire. Sister Helen inspired the group with her personal stories of surrender and grace as she discovered her true path, which exemplifies tremendous compassion and love for our fellow man. We are so blessed to have spent time with Sister Helen, a truly inspirational role model and friend of our Malden Catholic community!
Malden Catholic Parent Council - April Meeting
The MC Parent Council met for the last time this year and the MC Director of School and College Counseling, Caitlyn Oates, discussed the course selection process for next year. Our Director of Advancement, Sarah Hamilton, also shared information about the exciting virtual Gala which will be held this Thursday, April 29. It you would like to hear the recording of the meeting, please use this link:
Business and STEM Leadership Applications - Due by May 7
As part of Malden Catholic's Center for Leadership, we are thrilled to officially announce competitive opportunities for up to 50 Malden Catholic students to participate in internships in Business, STEM, and the Arts over the Summer. In addition to invaluable benefits which include networking and resume-building, MC is launching this program to allow our students to gain a better sense of what career they want to pursue after college, what type of major they wish to pursue in college, and help them develop professional experiences to assist in their college applications.  

More opportunities have been added this week! To learn more about all of the amazing opportunities and to apply, click here.
MC Summer Sports Camps and Classes for Grades 2 - 11
Summer is right around the corner! Malden Catholic is pleased to open the campus for the Summer of 2021 for Sports Camps and Summer Courses. These classes typically fill up quickly, so be sure to enroll soon! We look forward to seeing you at MC this summer!

To view the full list of Summer Class offerings and Sports Camps for 2021, click here.
Mission Moment with Brother Puccio
Mission Moment: Earth Day, April 22
One June day in 1969, the Cuyohoga River caught fire. The decade had also seen a major oil spill in Santa Barbara, growing concern for extinction of whales, Rachel Carson’s influence through her best-selling Silent Spring, and issues with freeways cutting through the vital centers of major cities. Environmentalism had been something of a sidenote to the mass anti-war protests of the late ‘60s, but law student Denis Hayes and Wisconsin Senator Gaylor Nelson wondered whether they could harness some of the youthful energy of the day – before internet, before cell phones, before email – to raise an environmental call to action on a grand scale. They proposed a national “teach-in” for April 22, 1970, where cities around the country would focus on local environmental issues. The day, in fact, with the help of newspapers and mimeographs, caught on world-wide, and approximately 20 million people participated in Earth Day activities 51 years ago.  Not long after, The Environmental Protection Agency was ...
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Sports
NFHS Streaming Services
Streaming service is provided through NFHS for all home athletic events at all levels in both Doherty Gymnasium and Doherty Field. Both live streaming and on demand view back is available with a subscription. A month to month subscription is $10.99 and a portion goes back to Malden Catholic. Your subscription also allows you to watch any athletic event from any program in the country that uses the NFHS Network!
Fall II Sports Games Schedule