Headmaster Update
John Thornburg
Headmaster
thornburgj@maldencatholic.org
Dear Families, 
 
Last week, students returned to Malden Catholic one grade at a time. The hallways become alive with students, and enthusiastic, happy voices filled the entire building. This week begins with our in-person learning model or Green Phase. It will be the first time since March of 2020 that we have been able to begin a week of school with our entire student body. I could not be more encouraged or grateful that life is returning to normal. 
 
Thank you for your steadfast support and perseverance. You have traveled with us, and the journey has not always been easy. Our families demonstrated strong resilience and patience over this past year. We couldn't have done it without you.   
 
I would also like to thank you for your participation in MC's 15th Annual Gala last week. This was one of our most important school events, and the MC families outdid themselves by helping us get ready and supporting the Gala in very way possible. In particular, I would like to thank our MC Parent Council Advancement Committee leaders, Missy Barrett, Leanne Carbone and Rose Shea for spearheading the monumental task of organizing and collecting over 25 Malden Catholic auction baskets. I truly appreciate everyone's hard work and contributions to the auction. It was a huge success!  
 
Thank you for all the blessings you provide to Malden Catholic, 
 
John K. Thornburg 
At a Glance
Monday, May 3
Blue Day 1
AP US Government | 8:00 AM


Tuesday, May 4
Gold Day 1
AP Calculus AB | 8:00 AM
AP Calculus BC | 8:00 AM


Wednesday, May 5
Fifth Day
Academic Enrichment for Grades 9, 10, and 11 | 8:00 AM
AP Literature | 8:00 AM
Lunch | 10:45 AM
AP Physics 1 | 12:00 PM
Grade 9 Boys Impact Mandatory | 1:00 PM
Grade 9 Girls ROX Mandatory | 1:00 PM


Thursday, May 6
Blue Day 2
AP US History | 8:00 AM
AP Computer Science A | 12:00 PM
Rosary in the Cafeteria at | 7:30 AM
Agape Latte | 5:30 PM

Friday, May 7
Gold Day 2
AP Chemistry | 8:00 AM
AP European History | 12:00 PM
AP Physics 2 | 12:00 PM
MC bldg
Malden Catholic 15th Annual Gala
When we named this year’s gala SOARING BEYOND Gala, we never could have imagined the heights to which we could rise or how truly extraordinary the evening would be. Somehow, Malden Catholic's incredible heart and light of our community continues to shine, even though we could not be together in person. While we look forward to the day when we can all gather together at MC, Thursday evening’s event was nothing short of extraordinary, filling us all with joy and hope, as we collectively shared our love for the Xaverian Mission.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Soaring Beyond Gala, provided auction items and baskets and donated to the gala fund. You are extraordinary! And one more time, congratulations to our 2021 Gala Honorees, our own faculty and staff!

Winning bidders have been notified if they won an auction item. All baskets should be picked up at MC during school hours from Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Any basket containing alcohol must be claimed by an adult. Please reach out to Jeannine Reardon if you have any questions at reardonj@maldencatholic.org. All sponsors who gave more than $500 will receive the special MC SWAG Bag prize. We will reach out to all SWAG Bag recipients to coordinate your gift delivery. 

If you did not have the chance to join us live, the video link is attached and we encourage you to watch program. Also, if you have not yet supported the MC Gala, please consider doing so now. There is still time to make a gift in support of the Gala or to honor a teacher!
What's New?
Agape Latte, Campus Ministry Event - May 6th @5:30PM
Campus Ministry will host Agape Latte on Thursday, May 6 at 5:30 PM. This month, we are featuring Father Mario Orrigo from St. Patrick's in Stoneham. Fr. Mario will share a personal faith story with the group then answer questions. This will be in-person event for up to 35 students. Please use the attached link or the QR code to register. Light desserts and a latte bar will follow the event.

AP Testing
AP Testing begins this Monday, May 3 and continues through Friday, May 14. Students are reminded to carefully read the instruction pages sent to their MC email from MC's School Counseling Director, Mrs. Caitlyn Oates. Please note the following instructions:

  • Students who are taking an 8:00 AM exam may go home once the exam is finished. If a student does not have a ride, or wishes to remain at school until the end of the school day, he/she may eat lunch in the cafeteria and then stay in the Learning Commons until dismissal.
  • Students who have a 12:00 PM exam do not need to come to school until the assigned time prior to the exam. Any student who has a 12:00 PM exam, but still needs to arrive early, may study in the Learning Commons prior to the exam.
  • All AP test takers may dress down for exams, following dress down guidelines.
MC's La Colaborativa Club Toiletry Collection Drive
MC's La Colaborativa Club will host a toiletry collection drive throughout the month of May, providing the school community an opportunity to unite for a very important cause. Collection boxes labeled with each grade (9,10 and 11) will be located at the front and rear entrances (Doors 1 and 11), as well as the main lobby. The class that donates the largest volume of toiletries by weight over the month will win a dress-down day. Faculty and staff will also have a designated box as well. Please provide the following items for local families in need:

  • Toothpaste 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Mouth wash 
  • Soap 
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Tissues 
  • Deodorant 
  • Diapers 
  • Razors 
  • Feminine products

"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. Our club was also recently featured in the Revere Journal. If you are interested in joining this engaging club, please email Mr. Kissel to receive the link to the next meeting.
Praying the Rosary every Thursday at 7:30 AM
This week, our students gathered in the courtyard to pray the Rosary in Latin. MC's Campus Ministry will be praying the Rosary every Thursday at 7:30 AM in the cafeteria or courtyard, and all students, faculty and staff are welcome to join.
Senior Events
Thank you to all of the Malden Catholic families who adopted a Senior and distributed customized baskets this Saturday!

Over the next few weeks, we have a number of events planned for our Seniors, so be sure to mark your calendar for the following dates:

  • 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 Date – Sunday, May 16, at 1 PM

Senior parents may purchase a personalized ad for their student which will be featured in the Malden Catholic 2020/2021 yearbook. All ads are due by May 14. You can create an account here and begin by uploading photos and a personalized message. Please visit Jostens Yearbook Ads page for more information.

The yearbook is included in the fees for Senior year, so parents do not need to purchase a yearbook. 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!
Business and STEM Leadership Applications - Due this Friday, May 7
As part of Malden Catholic's Center for Leadership, we are thrilled to offer 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 has launched 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! 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.
What's Happening around MC?
Spring Baskets
The Students in Action group at Malden Catholic recently gathered to prepare beautiful spring baskets for the Housing Families in Malden. These baskets will be distributed to the 40+ children that participate in the Housing Families' programs. Basket items were generously donated by Leslie Manson-Hing, MC Admission's Administrative Assistant, and she shared her skills for artfully arranging the baskets with the Students in Action group. Way to go, Plus Ultra!
Student Art
Students enrolled in the Studio Art 2 have spent their year using different mediums for a variety of art projects. It is our pleasure to share some of these art projects with the community.

Charcoal:
The bottles drawn in charcoal in the adjacent image were created by a MC student in Mr. O'Donnell's art class. Students used shading to create an illusion featuring form and depth. The students embraced the challenge of working with this medium in the Hybrid Model and did an outstanding job of working on their art pieces both in school and at home.
 
Scratchboard:
The image of the nautilus was created with the use of scratchboard. This is a challenging medium, since it is the direct opposite process of working with a pencil on white paper and it is not possible to erase any mistakes. In this assignment, students use a white paper coated with a black film and scrape the surface to reveal the white underneath. The students were able to produce tremendously detailed art that closely resembles black and white photographic images.
Emma LaFontaine '23
Ella Feely '22
Mission Moment
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 ...
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!
MC Online Spirit Store Now Open!
Lancers, the online spirit store is now open until May 5th. Check out the new items that have been added to the store collection!

Spring Sports Games Schedule