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

I want to thank each family for their support the past several weeks as we have moved to distance learning. I realize that this "homeschool" model is not what we expected to during the month of March and April, but our community has risen to the occasion to embrace and continue to support each other. Our faculty has done an outstanding job making sure students receive direct instruction and our school year continues forward in a strong and effective manner. Our students have been diligent to remain engaged and finish the year the best way possible. It is my prayer that over spring break the Lord grant us rest, peace and safety. Our entire Malden Catholic school community has been putting forth an effort that is above and beyond (Plus Ultra) and we have earned a well deserved rest.

Our leadership team has also been working on providing more opportunities for our students to connect outside of class through our Friday Funday series. Every Friday, we will host an activity and selfie contest to add some enjoyment and levity to the school year. We also have kicked-off our MC Sunshine Club designed to help MC families in need. More information regarding these programs can be found below.

Thank you for your prayers and support,
 
John K. Thornburg
Headmaster

Friday Funday & MC Sunshine Club
Everyone at MC has been working so hard, it's time to celebrate... so get ready for Friday Funday. This Friday, we are hosting a selfie contest for you and your Plus Ultra pet(s). The winner will be featured on social media and receive a gift card. Please send pet pictures to mccormackj@maldencatholic.org. May the cutest pet win!

Every Friday we will also be hosting virtual parties and games. This Friday at 3 PM, join us for our first Netflix party featuring The Incredibles 2 for the first 50 students who sign up. Email mccormackj@maldencatholic.org by Friday at noon if you would like to attend.
MC Sunshine Club
Malden Catholic would like assist MC families who are struggling during this difficult time.

We are introducing the MC Sunshine Club - as a way for families to help families. If you need short-term assistance in the form of gift cards/support for supplement food or supplies, please contact Mrs. DelGenio in MC's School and College Counseling Department, at delgenios@maldencatholic.org for a confidential discussion. The MC Sunshine Club is here to help!

We also need donations to support the Club. If you are in the position to give, please donate to MC families in need by writing a check to: Malden Catholic with "Sunshine Club" in the note line and mail the check to 99 Crystal Street Malden, MA 02148. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated!
What's New?
Seniors Rule!
Attention MC seniors... we want to give you the recognition you deserve. Please send us a recent picture we can post (either from your time at home or while at MC) to mccormackj@maldencatholic.org along with a couple of sentences regarding: 1) your accomplishments, 2) what you will remember most about MC and 3) your plans for fall of 2020.

We would like to feature every Malden Catholic senior over the remaining school year, so please send us your information and photos soon.
AP Test Prep and Resources
The Malden Catholic Virtual Library is full of great resources to help you prepare for your upcoming AP exams. The Library includes sample AP tests and practice questions to familiarize you with sample test materials.

Also, the College Board is hosting a webinar for parents tomorrow, Thursday, April 16, starting at 7:00 PM, providing information about the upcoming AP exams and tips for helping students prepare for their exams.  


Friday Faculty Office Hours
The Malden Catholic faculty will set aside Fridays as a day to hold office hours for students who have questions or need of extra assistance.

MC departmental office hours:
  • 8:30-9:30 Theology
  • 9:30-10:30 English
  • 10:30-11:30 Foreign Languages
  • 11:30-12:30 Social Studies
  • 12:30-1:00 Fine Arts/Performing Arts
  • 1:00-2:00 Math/Computer Science
  • 1:30-2:30 Sciences/Engineering
Make-A-Wish Webinar
The MC Make-A-Wish Club has asked our community to join together and share messages of hope for the children who at home due to the quarantine. Sign up for the attached webinar hosted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Thursday, April 16 at 3 PM to learn more about how you can help these amazing kids.

Workout with Coach Joe Meloni
Coach Joe Meloni, has put together a series of videos for our students so they can stay fit during this at-home period. This video focuses on how you can use simple bands to strengthen and stretch your legs. Remember, it's helpful to set a regular schedule and spend at least twenty minutes exercising while at home. Click the video to participate in the workout.
Campus Ministry
Help Support Bread of Life
We are almost at our goal of $1,000. Bread of Life funds are very low at during this crisis and MC students have joined together to raise money for those who cannot feed their families.Click on the Fundly link below to help us cross the finish line. The account is open until this Friday.


Campus Ministry Lunchtime Chat
MC Campus Ministry is here for you. If you would like to take a short break during the day and talk, please schedule a time with Campus Ministers, Ms. Foley and Dr. Baccari, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30-12 for a Lunchtime Virtual Chat.

If you are interested, email campusministry@maldencatholic.org.
Remembering Those in Need
If you have someone in your family who is sick or has a special need, Malden Catholic would like remember these individuals during our Moms in Prayer virtual gatherings and weekly Rosary. There is tremendous power in prayer and this gives us the opportunity to truly support each other during this crisis.

Please submit your prayer intention to campusministry@maldencatholic.org.
Virtual Rosary Today at 2 PM
Campus Ministry invites everyone to join our Wednesday Virtual Rosary at 2 PM. This is a great way to connect with the Malden Catholic community.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 932 8105 5991
Password: 581766
Information for All
Our MC Heroes
Malden Catholic would like to acknowledge the act of Plus Ultra from all first responders and frontliners. Dennis Cataldo '86, Vice President of Cataldo Ambulance and President of MA Ambulance Association, sent assistance to New York City to help battle the COVID-19 virus.

“We have 800 staff, and I fear for all of them. [This presents] more responsibility than one might want to have at the moment, but that is what makes everyone in healthcare and EMS different, when everyone wants to run from a crisis, we all are there to run in.”
COVID-19 Webinars Available
With the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus, there are now webinars to help you understand the science of the disease, why social distancing is important and emerging treatments to help fight this virus.

These webinars are led by a panel of four expert doctors and hospital directors.

Yearbook Ads Extended to June 1
Senior recognition ads have been extended to June 1. Don't miss this special opportunity to honor your amazing student in the yearbook.