Weekly Window
John Thornburg
Headmaster
thornburgj@maldencatholic.org
Good morning,
 
Dear Parents,

Welcome to the first week in March! We have turned the corner as spring is drawing closer. Our winter sports are wrapping up and our spring sports will soon be underway. It is also the season of Lent which we take time to reflect about our faith and prepare for Easter. This is certainly a transition time of the year as our focus is on the final months of the school year. I want to thank our families for the their strong support. We had close to 300 families complete our strategic planning survey which is a very high level of participation. We will be using your feedback to guide our efforts in preparing the strategic direction of Malden Catholic.


Thank you for your prayers and support,
 
John K. Thornburg
Headmaster
The content from the Boys Principal section has been moved to Brother Puccio's page on the Malden Catholic website. Click here
The content from the Girls Principal section has been moved to Lisa Cenca's page on the Malden Catholic website. Click here
Information and Opportunities for All
  • Make-A-Wish Club Comedy Night (18+) March 7 at 8:00 PM: We will be hosting a Comedy Night at Prince Pizza. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 8. Tickets are $25 and includes pizza. Purchase your ticket, here.
  • Black History Month Film Premier of Race- The Story of Jesse Owens on March 4 at 3:30 PM: All students are welcome to view the film. Advanced sign-up is required and must be done by Friday, Feb. 28th. Boys sign-up at the front desk with Ms. Reardon and girls sign up in the learning commons with Ms. Moccia. The Principals will lead a discussion after the premier and refreshments will be served. 
  • Bread of Life March 3 from 2:45 - 7:15 PM: Together we will prepare and serve dinner to Malden families in need. Permission slips are at the front desk for boys and in the Learning Commons for girls. 
  • Women’s Day of Recollection March 29 at 11 AM: Moms, grandmothers, aunties, alumnae and other adult friends of MC are invited to attend the annual Women’s Day of Recollection. Regina L. Quinlan Doherty (retired Superior Court Judge) will be the featured guest speaker.
  • Hunger for Justice on April 10-11: Join MC campus ministers Dr. Baccari and Ms. Foley for this retreat at St. John the Baptist parish in Quincy. On Good Friday and Holy Saturday, hundreds of teens will come together for fasting and serving the poor in the Greater Boston area. Students attending the retreat will receive 20 hours of service. Please email or see Ms. Foley with any questions.
Congratulations to our STEM Fair medalists, Sarah Cirame, Sam Sanzone and Gavin Sadler.
At a Glance
Wednesday,March 4
Walking Stations of the Cross | 7:25 AM
Girls Parent Coffee Hour | 8:15-9:15 AM
Girls Cookie Moms Crew | 6:30-8:00 PM

Thursday, March 5
Boys Parent Coffee Hour | 8:15-9:15 AM

Saturday, March 7
AP Science Workshop @ Chelsea High School | 8:00 AM

Upcoming Events
Comedy Night - MC Make-A-Wish - March 7 | 6:30 PM
Winter Sports Athletic Awards Night - March 10 | 6PM
Girls Team Dinner - March 10 | 5:00 PM
Early Dismissal - March 11 | 12:45 PM
Delayed Start - March 12 | 9:05 AM
9th Grade Retreat - March 13
2020 Women Making a Difference - March 26 | 5:30 PM
9th and 10th Grade Semi-Formal - March 28
Women's Day of Recollection - March 29 | 11 AM

What's New?
Students Attend Harvard's UNICEF Conference
Malden Catholic students attended a two-day UNICEF Conference at Harvard University. This conference focused on empowering humanity and students heard informational speeches, panel discussions and participated in conversations focused on tackling issues such as gender inequality, access to education and infrastructure improvements for health and hygiene.
Women's Day of Recollection 2020
On Sunday, March 29 Malden Catholic High School will host Women's Day of Recollection with guest speaker, the Honorable Regina L. Quinlan Doherty.

Doors will open at 11:00 AM, followed by a mass at noon and then a luncheon. Raffle baskets and dessert will complete this wonderful day. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here .

For further questions, please contact Deb Walsh at debiwalsh@comcast.net or Kathleen McGourthy at kmcgourthy@gmail.com.
Sports and Clubs
MC Will Add Girls Ice Hockey and Boys and Girls Rowing
Malden Catholic's Athletic Director, William Raycraft announced that the Lancers will be adding two new athletic programs in 2020 for girls ice hockey and boys and girls rowing. Please see the full article on the MC website link below.

FamilyID Registration is Open for Spring Sports
FamilyID is now open for spring athletics. All students who plan on participating in a spring sport must fill out their FamilyID form.

Come Support the Lancers!
Monday, March 2
Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Matignon @ Winthrop High School | 7:00 PM
This Week in Photos
Art students participating in the Memory Project.
Congratulations to Girls Varsity Basketball on their playoff win over Snowden.
Students at Malden's State of the City Breakfast with Mayor Christenson.
Congratulations to Boys Varsity Basketball on a great team win against Melrose.
Drama club performed at Norwood High for a competition.
College Updates
Here is a short list of Early Acceptance and Early Decision colleges and universities. The class of 2020 is off to an amazing start. Way to go!

  • DePaul University
  • Providence College
  • Syracuse University
  • UMass Amherst
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Boston University
  • Boston College
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • St. John's University
  • Pennsylvania State University
Campus Ministry
If you are looking for service opportunities, please see Dr. Baccari or Ms. Foley in Campus Ministry.