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President's Update

Dear Families,

It is an honor to be able to contribute throughout the year to the President’s Update along with Brother Puccio and President Thornburg! For those who know my background, I have been a teacher and a coach for many years, and much more accustomed to delivering speeches in a stadium filled with students and adults. However, I am truly grateful to provide a voice from the Administration team in our popular weekly newsletter - along with President Thornburg’s insightful stories and Brother Tom’s spiritual reflections.  


I believe that we all begin the fall with a little bit of anxiousness and excitement. The season brings with it a new schedule, new structure and a sense of seriousness about the weeks ahead. These feelings of anticipation may undoubtedly be experienced by both our MC students and parents this week. Parents are making sure they have all the right textbooks and supplies for their child to begin school. Students are trying to squeeze out the last bit of summer break over this long weekend and get some extra sleep before setting their alarms again. 


Tuesday is the first day of school and personally, I can’t wait for the beginning of every school year. I enjoy the energy and activity of the students in the hallways, the smiles in the cafeteria and the thrill of the first Friday night football game!  


Our Malden Catholic team promises to provide our families with another great year filled with this excitement and programming and here are some of the key events coming up over the next few weeks: Junior Parent Night – 9.6 at 6:30 PM, 9th Grade Retreats – 9.7 and 9.8, Freshman Barbeque – 9.9 at 11 AM, Sophomore Parent Night – 9.13 at 6:30 PM, Senior College Planning Night – 9.14 at 6 PM, Lancers of Golf Tournament – 9.18 at 12 PM (sold out), Back to School Night 9.12 at 6:30 PM, Homecoming Football against North Quincy – 6 PM and Homecoming Dance – 9.23 at 7 PM.  


As you enjoy this Labor Day weekend, I hope you begin to prepare for what promises to be an awesome year for our entire community. I look forward to seeing you next Tuesday morning bright and early! 



Jeffrey P. Smith '95, P'24, '26

At a Glance

Monday, September 4

Offices Closed - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5

Day A

First Day of School

First Quarter Begins

Wednesday, September 6

Day H

Junior Parent Night - 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 7

Day G

Grade 9 Girls Retreat - 8 AM

Friday, September 8

Day F

Grade 9 Boys Retreat - 8 AM

Saturday, September 9

Freshman BBQ - 11 AM

MC Weekly Dining Menu

We are providing the MC weekly dining menu in the President's Update to make it easier for students to plan lunch throughout the week. The menu is also available through the Malden Catholic Mobile App along with easy access to the online portal for adding money to student lunch accounts. Search for "Malden Catholic" in the app store on your phone.

MC Spotlight

Mr. Robert Gregory and Ms. Erga Pierrette P'21, '23, '27

We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Gregory and Ms. Pierrette to the MC Administrative Team! Mr. Robert Gregory is MC's new Boys Division Leader. He has served at Malden Catholic in multiple roles over the past 10 years, including AP Capstone, AP U.S. Government, and Theology teacher, Theology Department Chair, Formation coordinator, Student Retention Committee coordinator, Teacher-Coach of the 2022 State Champion Mock Trial team, football coach, Advisory Program coordinator, Student Council moderator, and Director of Marketing and Communications.

Ms. Erga Pierrette P'21, '23, '27 is MC's new Dean of Community, Culture, and Equity, and she will serve as Chair of the CCE Committee. She will work to develop and implement programming that supports MC’s equity-centered community efforts and facilitate the student voice around topics such as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Along with Mr. Gregory, Ms. Pierrette will participate in the Lynch Leadership Academy in the fall.

What's New?

School Drop Off Safety Reminder

In order to ensure the safety of our students, please be aware and mindful of busy stop-and-go traffic near Malden Catholic. Be sure to take extra caution around Door #11 which is near the rotary. As a reminder, state law prohibits the passing of school buses when bus lights are flashing and the STOP sign is extended.

Student Parking Passes

Students who are driving themselves to school need a parking pass, which can be obtained at the MC Main Office. These students are allowed to park in any spot that is not numbered.

2023 - 2024 Mini Calendar

The MC Mini Calendar has been created to layout the full school year at a glance for the community. The calendar is a quick reference but we would like to remind families that our online calendar, which is also available on the MC Mobile App is the most accurate. You may download the mini calendar here or pick up a hard copy at the MC front desk.

First Day of School - 9.5

The first day of classes for the 2023 - 2024 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 5. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to MC!

The warning bell is 7:55 AM and the first class begins at 8 AM. Please note that girls should be dropped off at Door #1, located at the front of the school, while boys should be dropped off at Door #11, located at the rear of the school near the rotary. All students arriving after 8 AM should enter through Door #1. Girls who drive themselves to school are allowed to enter through Door #11.

Grades 10 & 11 Parent Nights - 9.6 & 9.13 at 6:30 PM

All Grade 11 parents are invited to Grade 11 Parent Night on Wednesday, September 6 from 6:30 PM - 8 PM and all Grade 10 Parents are invited to Grade 10 Parent Night on Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM for a discussion regarding details of the upcoming school year.

Grade 9 Student Retreat - 9.7 & 9.8 at 8 AM

Next week, Grade 9 students will experience a Retreat Day. The Girls Division will participate in the retreat on Thursday, September 7 and the Boys Division will experience the retreat on Friday, September 8. Students will not attend classes on these days. The retreat will provide students with a day of reflection, prayer, games and community interactions. Students will participate in a set of forums designed to help them understand the Xaverian Mission and the school, while getting to know each other better as they strengthen their relationship with God.

Club Fair

Students who are interested in getting involved with MC's clubs and cocurricular activities may check out the club fair, which will be held during the retreat days from 12:20 PM to 12:50 PM.

Freshman BBQ - 9.9 at 11 AM

MC will be hosting the annual Grade 9 Barbeque on Saturday, September 9 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Music, drinks and food will be provided for all. We look forward to welcoming our new families into the Malden Catholic community! Check out the video from last year's Freshman BBQ on MC's YouTube channel through this link.

Parent Volunteers

Any parent with a student in Grades 10 - 12 who would like to help with the event, please contact Nurse Paquette [email protected].

Senior College Planning - 9.14 at 6 PM

Malden Catholic’s School and College Counseling will present a Senior College Planning overview for parents and students on Thursday, September 14 at 6 PM in the cafeteria. Topics will include an overview of the college planning timeline, important dates, and deadlines. The slide presentation and any handouts will be emailed out to all seniors and guardians after the event.


College Visits

College representatives will begin visiting MC on Tuesday, September 12 and will continue to visit until early December. Visits will happen during Grade 11 and Grade 12 lunches.


Please reach out to School and College Counseling with any questions.

What's Happening Around MC?

Grades 9 - 12 Orientation

It was wonderful to welcome Grades 9-12 to the MC Campus this week! Orientations allowed students to run through their schedules and get ready to begin the 2023 - 2024 school year.

HarvardMED Summer Internship

MC students who are interested in medicine completed MC’s summer MEDscience Program at Harvard Medical School where they gained hands-on experience in the simulation lab learning how to administer an IV and how to stitch up a wound.

50 Crystal Street Demolition

Malden Catholic will officially begin the demolition of 50 Crystal Street next week, the building that the school owns across from Malden Catholic. The start of the demolition was celebrated this week with President Thornburg, Mayor Gary Christenson, Councilor Chris Simonelli, Former Board Chair Jim Donovan, MC Board of Trustees, MC Faculty and Staff, Timberline Construction and Scalora Consulting Group. We are looking forward to the development of the building and our expansion plans for MC!

Malden Catholic Grants Second Annual Rossi Scholarships for Three Everett Students

Malden Catholic was pleased to grant the second annual Antonio Rossi Memorial Scholarships to three Everett students, Lisbeth Monteagudo '25, David Beauvoir '26 and Jordan Demetrio '27. Check out the article in the "Everett Independent." Congratulations, Lisbeth, David and Jordan!

MC Parent Club Volunteer Opportunities

At the heart of every successful school, you will find parents who give freely of their time to promote social activities, to perpetuate traditions, to encourage enrollment and to support a culture of philanthropy. 


Our Malden Catholic Parent Club seeks to do all of these things. Through the assistance of MC staff members, we will look to our generous parents to help us in four key areas: Admissions, Advancement, General Assistance, Events, and Athletics. 

As the school year begins, we encourage all of our parents to become involved and join us as volunteers for various events and opportunities. To be added to the list of parent volunteers for the 2023 - 2024 school year, please send an email to Mrs. Jeannine Reardon, Esq., GC’89, P’23, at [email protected] indicating the department you are interested in volunteering for, along with your first and last name, your student's name and year of graduation, phone number, and email address.


Malden Catholic Parent Club Meetings

MCPC meetings this year will take place at 6 PM in the cafeteria on November 1 and December 5, with additional dates to be announced.


Malden Catholic Hires Michael Saccomani as Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach

Malden Catholic is excited to announce the addition of Michael Saccomani who will head MC's Varsity Boys Lacrosse program. Check out the article on the MC website through this link.

Malden Catholic Hires Michael Saccomani as Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach

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Fall Sports

Monday, September 4 

No events scheduled 


Tuesday, September 5 

3:15 PM Boys Varsity Golf @ Xaverian Brothers HS 

4 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Fontbonne Academy 

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Home vs Fontbonne Academy 

5 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ Fontbonne Academy 

6:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Fontbonne Academy 


Wednesday, September 6 

4 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Home vs Bedford 

5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey vs Home vs Bedford 


Thursday, September 7 

4 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Home vs Revere HS 

4 PM Girls JV Volleyball vs @ Swampscott HS 

4 PM Girls Varsity Soccer @ Notre Dame Academy--Hingham 

4 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Swampscott HS 

5:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Swampscott HS 

5:30 PM Girls JV Soccer @ Notre Dame Academy--Hingham 

5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey Home vs Revere HS 

7 PM Boys Freshman Football Home vs Windham HS


Friday, September 8 

No events scheduled 


Saturday, September 9 

2 PM Boys Varsity Football @ Windham HS  

Sports Communication

We are entering the first week of our fall athletic season with many games to kickstart the action! Please visit the MC Athletic Calendar through this link to find the most up-to-date and accurate athletic schedule featuring a live feed for any game changes. You can also sign up on this page to receive real-time alerts for updates, cancellations, or postponements. You may also use this resource for checking bus and dismissal times, which are also shared in the MC Daily Announcements.

Please note that the most effective way to access information is by directly contacting your student's coach. Contact details for each athletic coach can be found through this link on the MC website. All coaches will be holding preseason meetings, and most of them have specific communication tools to keep everyone informed. We also encourage all families to use the MC Mobile App, as well as to follow us on Twitter @MCAthletics1.

Fall Senior Banner Photos Retake Day - 9.6 at 2:30 PM

The retake day for senior banners of fall sports will be held on Wednesday, September 6, at 2:30 PM outside the athletic office.

These photos will be used for Senior Banners for fall sports and may be purchased from Dracut Threads through this link. All senior athletes must be in team home uniform for the photos. The banners will be hung for the fall season in the gym, then hung outside with the senior banners from all the seasons. Seniors will then be able to take their banners home following graduation.

Any questions about Senior Banners may be directed to Athletic Director, Bill Raycraft at [email protected].

The MC Spirit Store is Now Open!

The MC Spirit Store is now open until Monday, September 11 through this link, and items will be shipped in early October. Many items are customizable with name, number or sport. There are also many new items including our “MC Pink” gear for October Breast Cancer Awareness and Varsity Letterman Jackets.