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

The clocks have moved up and we can begin to enjoy more daylight hours and the warmth ahead. I look forward to sharing information with you on my new web page that now features my regular stories and reflections along with strategic school initiatives.

Also, we have some exciting construction plans for Malden Catholic which will begin over spring break and continue throughout the summer. These improvement are designed to accommodate our growth over the next several years and also balance the facility offerings for our students. The construction will not interrupt classes or student activities in any way. Please see my webinar for the detailed information. 

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
  • 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.
  • Connections Conference March 20 at Sutton High School: Their are still openings to attend a full day Connections Conference entitled Words to Action, Action to Justice. Students from 40 New England schools will discuss issues related to bias, race and prejudice with the intention of making schools more welcoming, inclusive communities. Guest speaker will be national educator, author and rapper, Nate Marshall. See Ms. Moccia if interested in attending.
Spirit Week is here! Check out all the fun things we have planned.
At a Glance
Tuesday, March 10
Girls Winter Sports Team Dinner | 5:00-6:00 PM
Winter Sports Awards | 6:00-7:30 PM

Wednesday,March 11
Walking Stations of the Cross | 7:25 AM
Early Dismissal | 12:45 PM

Thursday, March 12
Delayed Start | 9:05 AM

Friday, March 13
9th Grade Girls Overnight Retreat | 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 14
9th Grade Girls Retreat Mass | 9:00 AM

Upcoming Events
2020 Women Making a Difference - March 26 | 5:30 PM
After the Acceptance - March 26 | 6:30-8 PM
9th and 10th Grade Semi-Formal - March 28
Women's Day of Recollection - March 29 | 11 AM
College Fair 2020 - April 7 | 6-8 PM

What's New?
Summer Construction Webinar
This spring and summer, Malden Catholic will undergo minor construction to improve several internal campus features and facilities. Please see Headmaster Thornburg's webinar with the detailed plans, timetable and construction process.
Mock Trial Team Advances to Elite Eight
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team who prevailed in both rounds of the MASSBAR State Tournament. The team will advance to the Elite Eight on Thursday, March 12 at Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston. This is the team' s third trip to the qua rterfinals over the past four years and they are doing an outstanding job!
MC Semi-Formal Dance
On Saturday, March 28, Malden Catholic will host the 9th and 10th grade semi-formal dance with the theme, "To The Moon and Back."

Tickets are $20 and are being sold before school and during lunch until March 18.

Please see Ms. Foley with any questions.
Good Deed Goes a Long Way
Every Tuesday after school, Axel ‘21 and his family create a homemade meal. Then, they pack it up and deliver the dish to Bread of Life in Malden where they serve dinners to those in need. Axel's lasagna has become a favorite dish and the community requests it over and over again.

Bread of Life is a faith-based ministry serving the communities north of Boston with a mission to feed the body and to nurture the soul. T his MC student truly exemplifies the Xaverian values of humility and compassion and he strives to feed the hungry, the homeless. Way to to go!
Lisa Cenca to be Honored by ZONTA International
Malden Catholic Girls Program Principal, Lisa Cenca, will be honored by ZONTA International as a 2020 Woman Making a Difference.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 26 at Anthony's of Malden at 5:30 PM.

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.
MC Summer Camps 2020
Malden Catholic Summer Camp registration is now open. Camps will run from July 6 - August 14 and feature sporting activities, all-day STEM camp, performing arts as well as summer courses including HSPT preparation, chess and speech & debate.

Sports and Clubs
FamilyID Registration is Open for Spring Sports
Today is the last day to sign up for Spring Athletics using Family ID. If you do not sign up, you can not tryout.

This Week in Photos
Students attended the "Is Accounting for Me?" field trip at Suffolk University.
Congratulations to all participants at the Regional STEM Fair that was held at Tufts University.
Liliah Paige '22 rehearses for Sanofi's Empowering Life event
Thank you to everyone who supported our Giggles Comedy Night Make-A-Wish Club fundraiser. The event helped raise over $4,000 and brought us over our goal of $10,000.
College Updates
Seniors are reminded to check on scholarship opportunities on Naviance, as well as the scholarship board located in school counseling!

Also, be sure to update your school counselor on all college acceptances that you receive.
Campus Ministry
If you are looking for service opportunities, please see Dr. Baccari or Ms. Foley in Campus Ministry.