February 8, 2023
BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIVIA QUESTION OF THE DAY
What President in 1976 began the national recognition of Black History Month, a recognition that has continued since then?
LAST DAY TO ORDER CLASS RINGS
Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to order a Malden Catholic class ring during Balfour's three-week sale from January 18 - February 8. Choose a ring style through this link and place all orders through Balfour's designated site for Malden Catholic here. If you are unsure of your ring size, please print out the Balfour Ring Sizer instructions or stop by a local jewelry store to get a correct size. If you have any questions regarding ordering your Class Rings, please call the local Balfour Sales Office at 401-467-7018 or email ANDScholasticGroup@gmail.com .
MC4EARTH is hosting a meeting today, Wednesday February 8 from 2:30 to 3:00 in room 228 (snacks will be provided).
Chess club will meet in room 209 after school today. All are welcome. See Mr. Casey with any questions.
For those who are interested in playing baseball this spring, there will be an open gym for winter workouts today, Wednesday, February 8th at 6:45pm in Doherty Gymnasium.
COVENANT OF ALL PEOPLE OF EVERY KIND
The Covenant of All People of Every Kind (C.A.P.E.) was founded to celebrate diversity and promote an atmosphere of inclusion and respect at Malden Catholic. C.A.P.E. encourages the acceptance of individuals from all walks of life. C.A.P.E. will provide a safe and supportive forum for all students to express the joys and challenges of their personal journeys and grow in their experience of God’s love for them. Wednesday at 2:30, room 130. For any questions please contact Xavier De Jesus (email@example.com), or Mrs. Mader (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Model UL Club will meet today after school in Room 122. Even if you have never attended a meeting before, new member are always welcome to join in. See Mr. Endicott if you have any questions about the club.
VALENTINE CARD DISTIBUTION - SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
A few students are invited to help distribute Valentine Cards at the Bear Hill Nursing Home in Stoneham on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) at 3:00pm. Must provide your own transportation. See Bro. Puccio for details.
DO YOU NEED SERVICE HOURS?
Mr. D’Aurora is looking for volunteers who need Service Hours to complete an Alumni Writing Project. You can complete the work over the weekends and return it on Mondays. If interested, please see Mr. D’Aurora in Advancement on the 2nd Floor or email him at email@example.com .
CRADLES TO CRAYONS COLLECTION
Update – the Girls Indoor Track team has extended the deadline! They are still collecting new and gently used:
- shoes size youth 4 through adult 10
- clothing size preemie through adult medium
These items will be donated to Cradles to Crayons. We are accepting donations until Friday, February 11th.
SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY AT ST. MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL
St. Mary of the Annunciation Grammar School in Melrose is looking for volunteers from Malden Catholic to assist in their after-school program. They typically ask students to stay until 4:30AM. This is a fantastic way to build resumes and collect service hours! Students should be dressed appropriately. Most MC students just wear their school uniforms. Interested students are asked to contact Mrs. Deb Mobilia at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 781-665-5037. If you have additional questions, you can email Ms. Connolly.
ACCEPTED STUDENTS RALLY - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
The Accepted Students Rally will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the MC gymnasium for over 200 incoming students and their families. We are very excited about welcoming the Class of 2027 into the Malden Catholic family! We hope that as many MC students as possible join us, and we ask that students wear their sports jerseys and/or MC logo to the event.
If you are able to attend, please sign up through the following SignUpGenius link. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F48ACA82FA1F4C16-mcaccepted
MC SKI CLUB
Each trip will be 53 students and 3 chaperones. Bradford Cost is $40 for lift ticket and $25 for coach bus. Total is $65. Wachusett is $62 for lift ticket and $25 for coach bus. Total is $87. Please make checks payable to Malden Catholic High School.
- Monday, February 13th to Wachusett. Depart MC at 2:45. Leave the mountain at 8:30pm. (Sign up will be Thursday, February 9th in the cafeteria afterschool)
- Monday, February 27th to Wachusett. Depart MC at 2:45. Leave the mountain at 8:30pm. (Sign up will be Thursday, February 16th in the cafeteria afterschool) We are on school vacation the week of 2/20.
- Monday, March 6th to Wachusett. Depart MC at 2:45. Leave the mountain at 8:30pm. (Sign up will be Thursday, March 2nd in the cafeteria afterschool)
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Mustone at email@example.com
MAKE A WISH DRESS DOWN DAY
Make-A-Wish Club will be sponsoring a Pajama Themed Dress Down Day on Monday, February 13. Please bring a $5 donation if you would like to participate. Please note: All Dress Down Days must follow Dress Down Day protocol which can be found on our website at maldencatholic.org/student-life/policies.
MISSION OF DEEDS-BUY A BED
For many years, Malden Catholic has collaborated with Mission of Deeds as a service site for our student volunteers in support of the annual Buy-a-Bed campaign. Mission of Deeds is a non-profit charitable organization in Reading that gives beds, furniture and household items, free of charge, to people in need in over 90 Boston-North communities.
Members of Malden Catholic's Campus Ministry team are inviting MC students to support this year’s Buy-a-Bed Drive by donating any amount to the charity in Theology class by March 10. Theology teachers will accept daily cash donations. Every contribution goes a long way toward buying a bed. Let’s see which Theology class can contribute the most!
The semi formal for Friday, March 31 is for both 9th and 10th grade students. Outside guests with permission forms are allowed to attend. Please note that only 9th and 10th grade students are allowed to attend.
McKinsey & Company Youth Leadership Forum Deadline to apply: 2/28/23 at 11:59pm EST
All MC students in Grade 10 - Grade 12 seeking to build and improve their leadership skills, are energized by working with creative, talented peers and are dedicated to making a difference in the community are invited to participate in The Youth Leadership Forum 2023! This free, two-day event hosted by McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm located in Boston, MA, will take place on Friday, March 31st and Saturday April 1st. The Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a unique opportunity for local Boston area students to learn about strategic thinking and problem-solving with industry leaders, raise students' awareness of consulting and business careers, enhance college applications and build personal resumes. Students who are interested in attending need to submit their application by February 28 online at www.theyouthleadershipforum.com. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Reardon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forsyth Institute Student Scholars Summer Internship Program The program exposes high-school students to the exciting and rewarding world of scientific research. Created in 1993, the program allows students to work side-by-side in the laboratory with world-renowned scientists engaged in cutting-edge research. The Forsyth Student Scholars Program includes an eight-week internship for Massachusetts high school students. The program pairs students with Forsyth faculty researchers as mentors. Interns learn basic laboratory techniques by participating in mentors’ research projects in a productive and enriching scientific environment. At the end of the program, students present their findings. Highlights include: (1) Mentoring by world-renowned scientists on the Forsyth Faculty (2) Hands-on independent research projects in cutting-edge research facility (3) Weekly presentations to fellow students and mentors, and college-level lectures by Forsyth Scientists in expertise areas, including oral health research, immunology, and microbiology (4) Final scientific poster presentation to the Boston-area scientific community and (5) Paid internships. Candidate requirements: Current sophomore or junior high school student enrolled in a Massachusetts school within the Boston metro area, Fully available weekdays over 8 weeks from June 26 – August 18, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Curiosity about STEM and strong motivation to perform scientific research Application, Teacher Recommendation Letter & Transcript Due by April 1, 2023. To learn more, please visit: Forsyth Student Scholars Summer Internship Program - Forsyth
Summer College Programs
Some colleges and universities are beginning to offer programs for the summer, some of which are listed below, many more which can be found online. Many programs require fees and tuition. Some are residential, others online. Admission to the college/university is not guaranteed.
Georgetown University: Law Academy | Georgetown University Summer Programs for High School Students
Emerson College: Pre-College Programs | Emerson College
Regis College: Summer Scholars Precollege Program Special information session for students and parents: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Zoom. All are welcome. https://learn.regiscollege.edu/summer-scholars-info-session
Suffolk University: The Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University is offering FREE summer program opportunities (and 3 Suffolk credit hours) for aspiring entrepreneurs and data enthusiasts. Priority will be given to rising high school seniors; rising juniors will also be considered and are welcome to apply. Deadline for applications is April 14th. More information can be found here: Summer Entrepreneurship Program: https://www.suffolk.edu/business/degrees-programs/management-entrepreneurship/summer-high-school-program Data Analytics Program: https://www.suffolk.edu/business/degrees-programs/big-data-business-analytics/data-analytics-summer-program-for-high-school-students
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Burbank YMCA Reading
The Burbank YMCA in Reading has several volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are looking for start or finish your Christian Service, check these opportunities out.
The Burbank YMCA is launching a new Adaptive Swim program in early February. This program was funded by a local grant and will make the program 100% free for youth participants that have physical or cognitive disabilities and need a smaller and adaptive class. They are looking for several high school students to help volunteer with these class sessions. Each volunteer will have a lead instructor from the YMCA team. The main duty of the volunteer will be to help be an extra set of eyes for safety and help the participant through the class. This opportunity is ideal for students looking to gain leadership skills and like working with others. The only requirement is that the volunteer complete a CORI/SORI. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please see Mrs. Connolly.
- The dates are:
Feb 11th – March 25th - Saturdays 11:40 AM-12:25 PM with Stephanie
Feb 11th – March 25th - Saturdays 12:20 AM-1:05 PM with Stephanie
Feb 7th – March 21st -Tuesdays 4:45 PM-5:30 PM with Sue/Holly
· The Burbank YMCA is also looking for volunteers for the following activities. A CORI/SORI and Fingerprinting are required for any activities involving children.
· Clean up Days at Camp Wakanda (Full Day – 3 -5 students)
· After School Help with Students (2:00 PM to 6 PM Daily)
· Painting of the Y Service Club Trailer (Could be any day – weather permitting)
· Cleaning the grounds outside the Y/Parking area (Could be any day – Weather permitting)
· Cleaning OST Chairs and Tables (Could be any day weather permitting)
· Pre-School Aide (Full or partial days)
· Help with Child Watch/Baby sitting room (Mornings and Early Evening Daily)
-5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball @ Georgetown MS/HS
-6:10 PM Girls Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Home vs Longmeadow HS
-6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball @ Georgetown MS/HS Bus 3:20 PM
Stay up to date on all athletic events, changes and postponements by signing up for alerts at:
maldencatholichighschoolma.bigteams.com and follow us on Twitter @mcathletics1.
MC Attendance Policy
Due to an increased number of absences and tardiness, MC Administrators ask that you review the Attendance Policy. We have included additional details regarding the policy and proper procedures for contacting the Main Office.
Students who do not feel well need to report to the MC Nurse’s Office. One of the nurses will call parents if a student’s condition warrants dismissal. MC students should not be calling their parents to come and dismiss them if they feel ill. Students must be seen by one of the MC Nurses first. Thank you for your understanding.
Attendance Line: 781-475-5384
Attendance Email: email@example.com
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, February 8
Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM
MC Parent Club Social: Trivia Night - 6:30 PM
Thursday, February 9
NHS Induction Ceremony - 6:30 PM
Friday, February 10
Weekly Mass - 7:20 AM
Please note: We will have TWO DELAYED OPENINGS on Monday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 15. On these two days, classes will begin at 9 AM and LBK transportation will run on its normal schedule.