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Dear Parents, 

I am excited to be presenting my “Weekly Window for Parents” in a new format.  From this point on, I will be posting important information and dates on my Principal’s Page on the school website.  It will be uploaded weekly and the same great information can be found here as you have found in my former weekly emails.  Hope this is helpful and more accessible for you.

I do hope that everyone had a wonderful February break and students return with a sense of renewed energy.  We are more than half-way through the year, and so much has already been accomplished.  As we approach the end of February and the completion of Black History Month, I want to ensure that as a school community we reflect on the great work of Black leaders, innovators, artists, and educators.  In celebration, Brother Tom  and I will sponsor the showing of the film Race - The Jesse Owens Story on March 4th, followed by a round- table discussion about race relations of yesterday and today.  If your daughter is interested in participating, please remind her to sign up with Ms. Moccia. All are welcome.  Refreshments will be provided following the discussion.  Sign- ups are required.  

Have a great week.

Lisa Cenca

Weekly News

  • 10th Grade Sewing Squares:  Please take the squares home and complete as soon as possible. Sewing Circle- next Saturday from 12 - 2 PM. Artist, Jodi Colella, will visit club day on Feb. 28 to reconnect with students.  
  • State of the City Address with the Mayor of Malden on Feb. 25th from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. Kayla Sullivan, Amaya Griffin and Gianna Spadafora will attend.
  • SFX Scholars in grade 9 and 10 will be attending a field trip to Wellesley College on Friday, Feb. 28 from 10:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Permission slips are required. 

  • Reminder to 10th graders: Sewing Circle next Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m.  All are welcome who need to complete their squares.  The artist, Jodi Colella, will visit on Monday, Feb. 24th at club time to reconnect with the students in the HUB.
  • Ash Wednesday Service at 8:10 in the Auditorium for girls.
  • Team Involvement Credit;  Students will be receiving an email survey which documents girls’  team enrollment for the year.  Please ask your daughter to open the email and complete the survey to ensure she gets credit for the teams she participates in. 
  • Make-A -Wish Club Meeting - Feb. 26th at  6 p.m. - 7 p.m. for parents, teachers and students.  Exciting updates. Don’t miss it.
  • STEM Fair at Malden Catholic on Feb. 27th. Open for teachers and parents from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Girls Basketball State Tournament Game against Snowden at MC on Feb. 27th at   7 p.m.  It’s a Gold Out.  Everyone should wear yellow or gold to the game.
  • Fan Shirts - If you ordered fan shirts - they are in and should be picked up at the front desk.  Please wear them to both the boys and girls State Tournaments games this week.
  • Drama Performance: All students will view I Never Saw Another Butterfly on Friday at 1:45 p.m.  This play will be performed at Dramafest over the weekend, the school’s one act competition piece.  The play will end at 2:30 p.m. 
  • Wine and Cheese Art Event - Feb. 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. New Art Gallery Artist Jose Estrala.  The reception with music will be open to all faculty, staff, parents and community members. Please see the invitation sent electronically to you.

Looking Ahead:

  • 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 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and includes pizza. Purchase your ticket, here.
  • Grade 9 Overnight Retreat: April 3 & 4 (Starts on Friday evening with dinner and ends after Mass on Sat. morning by 10 a.m. ) Mandatory attendance – sleep over optional but Mass is required the following morning.
  • Grade 10 Overnight Retreat: March 13 & 14 (Starts on Friday evening with dinner and  ends after Mass on Sat. morning by 10 a.m. ) Mandatory attendance – sleep over optional but Mass is required the following morning.
  • Semi – Formal Information and Attire Rules.  The semi is on March 28th from 7 to 10 p.m., and it is a very exciting time. Tickets will be $20 dollars and may be purchased individually. Students do not need to attend with a date.  Food and water is provided.  No water bottles will be allowed and no coats or purses will be allowed into the dance.  Those can be stored in the coat check room.  However, I need to make it very clear to all parents and students that this is still a school event and the dress and the behavior must be appropriate for a school event. Please note there will not be any inappropriate dancing permitted.  Parents, please do not allow your daughter to wear any dress that has cut-outs of any kind. Shoulders may be open (strapless and spaghetti straps are ok) but no plunging necklines, and lower back, sides, or abdomen should be exposed. The dress must also be an appropriate length.  When your daughter stands up with her arms down to the side, the dress should be longer than the end of her finger tips.  We will check this at the door.  I want to make this explicitly clear that we will send students home if they arrive at the dance with a dress that is not school appropriate.  Let’s all work together to make this a fun, special and appropriate night.

Leadership Features

Amazing Young Students

Kayley Ryan '22

Kayley hails from Stoneham, Massachusetts where she attended St. Patrick’s School before joining the MC family.  She is a proud member of our girls inaugural class.  She loves having a voice in a school where she can express her ideas freely and be heard.  Kayley said she is very happy at Malden Catholic and grateful for the opportunity to be part of creating a new school for girls that promotes leadership. 

Kayley further explained that the best part of her MC experience is the teachers, “No matter what you ask them, they are there for you.  They really want to help you learn.”

What makes Kayley an amazing young woman?  Well, for starters, she is a three- season athlete.  She is on the MC Volleyball Team as well as a member of the Dance Company and the Cheer Team. She is an active participant of the Yoga Club and the American Sign Language Club.  Additionally, she’s a superstar student who has been on the honor roll every quarter.  She hopes to further her education in the field of Psychiatry since she loves helping her friends sort out difficulties in a positive way.  Ms. Foley, our campus minister, adds that “Kayley is impressive because she is both an excellent leader and supportive team player when other girls are in the lead.” That’s Kayley Ryan!


Lisa Cenca

Principal, Girls Division