Weekly Update
John Thornburg
Headmaster
thornburgj@maldencatholic.org
Dear Parents,

Our leadership team has been working hard to create a strong, best-practices model for distance learning. The new schedule and protocol will begin on Monday, April 6.

I will be hosting a Distance Learning - New Academic Schedule Webinar tonight, April 1 at 6 PM to review the changes with parents. Click here to register for the webinar. Our Principals will then host webinars this Friday to prepare the students for the new program as well.

I sent an email to families today and also included several important school documents in this Weekly Update to respond to many of the questions we received during last Thursday's webinar. This includes the new Student Distance Learning Protocol, revised School Calendar, revisions for underclassmen Christian Service requirements and a Parent Q&A. Keep checking the MC Distance Learning page on the website for the most recent Malden Catholic content and information.

None of us know exactly how long we will be in quarantine or what the future holds, so my new Headmaster Reflection was written to help us all consider the role fear sometimes play in our lives. Living in the moment, turning to faith and recognizing how we contribute to self-imposed worries are some simple ways to keep fear in check.



Thank you for your prayers and support,
 
John K. Thornburg
Headmaster
Distance Learning
Answers to the questions the MC parents asked regarding distance learning and school updates.

Revised school calendar reflecting the changes made to date.

Information for students regarding the new protocol that begins on Monday, April 6.

Campus Ministry is suspending in-person service requirements in compliance with recommendations for social distancing and the current stay-at-home advisory. Please see the attached document for the new requirements.  
Headmaster Distance Learning Parent Webinar - Tonight at 6 PM
We've prepared a new model for Distance Learning that will utilize Zoom for interactive classes with a modified class schedule beginning on Monday, April 6. Click the link above to register for tonight's webinar at 6 PM.

Boys Program Student Webinar - Friday at 3:30 PM
Please join Br. Puccio, Mr. Bucchino and Mr. Smith for a Distance Learning Town Hall Meeting on Friday, April 3 at 3:30 PM.

Girls Program Student Webinar - Friday at 4:30 PM
Please join Ms. Cenca and Mr. Smith for a Distance Learning Town Hall Meeting on Friday, April 3 at 4:30 PM.
What's New?
Join the #BigLibraryRead
Since we all have more time at home this month, it's a perfect opportunity to sit down with a great book. #BigLibraryRead is on! The Big Library Read connects readers from around the world—reading the same book at the same time. Everyone can borrow ‘Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic’ by Michael McCreary.
 
These eBooks or audiobooks are available anytime—no wait. Be sure to join in the discussion as well. Link to MC Sora eBooks: https://soraapp.com/library/masslibma o r learn more at, https://biglibraryread.com/current-title/
Campus Ministry
Ms. Deirdre Foley
Theology Teacher and Campus Minister
Campus Ministry is continuing our programming virtually. We hope that our online activities will continue to nurture the spiritual and religious needs of our Malden Catholic students, their parents and our entire MC community. Mr. Baccari and I have really enjoyed creating the daily prayers and will continue to record new ones Monday through Thursday during this distance learning period. They are available on MC's YouTube channel. We also hope you will join us for the spiritual activities planned for this week including the Rosary at 4 PM today and the Stations of the Cross at 3 PM tomorrow. In addition, campus Ministry has numerous virtual events planned for the weeks ahead.

Have a blessed week.
Deirdre Foley
Virtual Rosary - Wednesday at 4 PM
Please join Campus Ministry for a Virtual Rosary on Wednesdays at 4 PM.

Meeting ID: 326 260 664
Password: 352554
Virtual Stations of the Cross - Thursday 3 PM

Click the photo to join the  Virtual Stations of the Cross and use the code  245 651 166 to join the Zoom call. The  Stations of the Cross Narrative is also attached through this link.
Information for All
The MIAA Board of Directors have voted on various motions regarding the Spring Sports season. Click the link below or check out our Distance Learning page for all our the latest school wide information.