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

I am always inspired by the courage and innovation of our Malden Catholic students. Recently, I received a video by one of our 10 graders, Om Gohel. He wanted to help protect seniors in our community and designed a face shield using used simple products such as a plastic paper protector and a headband to create over 100 full shields. I have attached a short video that illustrates his fantastic invention and how he shared it with others. This truly captures the spirit of MC.

In my reflection this week, I tell the story of how my son took an incredible risk and ran past me to experience one of the most frightening, yet rewarding experiences of his life. This story, along with Om's innovation illustrate how we must all muster the courage to face the unknown with curiosity, creativity and drive. With this in mind, we can all experience the blessings and simple gifts that have been bestowed upon us every day, especially in times of uncertainty.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

John K. Thornburg
Headmaster 

What's New?
Spring Education Recovery Enrichment Classes Begin May 11
Since the onset of COVID-19, Malden Catholic High School seamlessly shifted to an exceptional Distance Learning model with interactive, academically challenging classes taught by our veteran teachers on a secured Zoom platform.

In an effort to provide supplemental coursework for high school students in the Greater Boston area who may have lost time and learning due to the crisis, Malden Catholic will offer remote Education Recovery enrichment classes this spring. These classes are designed to provide students grades 9 – 11 with important coursework and studies they may have missed in Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Foreign Language, STEM and other electives, to ensure that they are prepared for college applications and the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

If you have friends or families who might benefit from Education Recovery classes, please direct them to Spring Education Recovery Enrichment Classes on our website. C ourses will run from May 11 - June 12, Monday - Friday from 2:30 - 3:30 PM and 4:15 - 5:15 PM for $395/class. Sign-ups are also available for summer classes here .

MC TikTok Challenge - (1) Large Pizza for Each Participating Family
Ms. DelGenio and her daughter, Megan, demonstrate great moves in our schoolwide TikTok "Blinding Lights" Dance Challenge! Students must submit their TikTok (mobile video) by Friday, May 8 at noon . with the hashtag #MCDanceOff to mccormackj@maldencatholic.org. All participating families will get a large pizza delivered next week .

Also, please join us for an MC Trivia Contest this Friday at 3 PM. Email mccormackj@maldencatholic.org for an invitation.
The UnGala Video - 2020
Just in case you missed the MC UnGala, the telethon-style event was created by members of the entire MC team including students, board members, staff, administration and teachers. The Malden Catholic UnGala 2020 was a tremendously successful. We raised over $86,000 and this was made possible by our amazing alumni, donors, faculty and staff.

Please see the attached video.
MC Parents Book Club
If you are looking for a great way to connect with other MC parents, the MC Book Club is the ideal club to join!

All parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in this active group. On May 19, the club will be discussing the book, "One Day In December" in a virtual setting. The June book is "Where The Crawdads Sing." The August book will be "An Anonymous Girl."

If you are interested in joining the May 19 event, email Evangeline Egizi at vangiemassagain@yahoo.com or Lisa Meola at team_meola@yahoo.com .
The Sunshine Club is Here to Help
The MC Sunshine Club is here to help provide MC families with help and support during the COVID-19 crisis. If you need any assistance with essential products, goods or supplies during COVID-19, please contact Sharon DelGenio at delgenios@maldencatholic.org.
Yearbook Purchases Close June 1
There is still time for underclassmen to order yearbooks and for families to place a Senior ad. If you would like to purchase a year book for a student who is currently in Grade 9 -11, please click the link below before June 1. Yearbooks are complementary for graduating Seniors.

The deadline for placing Senior ads is June 1.

Campus Ministry
Morning Prayer
Campus Ministers, Dr. Baccari and Ms. Foley, have provided us with a morning prayer for experiencing peace and tranquility throughout the day. P rayers are created Monday through Thursday and available on MC's YouTube channel .
Virtual Rosary - 2 PM
Campus Ministry will be hosting a Virtual Rosary today at 2 PM. Praying the rosary allows us to unite and find peace of mind during quarantine.

Use password: 305569
Pizza and Prayer - Thursday at 5 PM
Campus Ministers, Ms. Foley and Dr. Baccari, will be hosting Pizza and Prayer on Thursday at 5 PM. This is a great way to connect with our Campus Ministers and friends while enjoying some pizza.

Use password: 634399
Information for All
$300 Fine for Not Wearing a Mask
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has required that all residents who leave their homes wear masks starting today, May 6. In fact, in some towns such as Cambridge and Somerville are issuing up to $300 fines for individuals who do not follow the Governor's order.

National School Nurse Day
In honor of National School Nurse Day, we would like to recognize our school nurse, Elizabeth Paquette and thank her for keeping us all safe and well over the past two decades! Nurse Paquette has been a bright, shining face at MC and we appreciate everything you do. We also would like to acknowledge all of the nurses in our MC community. We love and appreciate each and every one of you!