December 6, 2023
TOMRROW’S DRESS DOWN DAYMC's Campus Ministry will be sponsoring a Dress Down Day to support the Lancer Santa Toy Drive on Thursday, December 7. Please bring a $5 donation if you would like to participate. All Dress Down Days must follow Dress Down Day protocol.
Student Ambassador on-camera auditions for speaking roles in the MC Accepted Student video(s) will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 2:30 – 3:15 PM in the second floor Administrative Conference Room. Auditions will be on a first-come, first-served basis and students will deliver brief scripted lines for the audition. There is no preparation required. Contact Ms. James with any questions.
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLUB
The Dungeons & Dragons Club will meet this Thursday at 2:20 in Room 104 to continue their adventure. All are welcome to attend! Please see Michael Casey or Mr. Hurley in Room 104 for more information.
ANIME CLUBThe Anime club will be meeting this Thursday (and every Thursday) in room 221 after school starting at 2:35pm. We watch and discuss a different anime episode every week. Come by if you’re interested!
ASIAN CULTURE CLUB
The Asian Culture Club will meet on Thursday, December 7 at 2:30 pm. Please bring your ideas for our Lunar New Celebration. Our meeting will take place in Campus Ministry.
For all boys interested in spring rugby, there will be a meeting this Thursday in room 226 at 2:30.
MALDEN CATHOLIC TRAVEL CLUB MEETING
The initial travel club meeting had a tremendous showing. We will be holding a meeting with parents on December 14th at 6:00 PM in the theater. We will be collecting deposits for those wanting to join the trip. Any questions please contact Mr. Caristinos or Mr. O’Connor.
30 DAY CHALLENGE CLUB“30 Day Music Appreciation Playlist”. All are welcome!30 Day Challenge Club will meet on Wednesday, December 13 @ 2:30 in room 106 to discuss the
SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS
The deadline for the Scholastic Art Awards is December 8th. Students who wish to participate should create a profile at https://portal.artandwriting.org/sign-in Students should contact Mr. O'Donnell if they need guidance submitting artwork or writing.
WATERCOLOR CALENDARS ON SALEArtist and Xavarian Brother Edward Rice, C.F.X. 2024 Watercolor Calendars are on sale at the front office. If interested, please stop by the front office for more information.
Come pray the Rosary every Wednesday, December 6 @ 7:25 AM in the Brother Puccio Chapel. Handouts are provided and all are welcome!
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
Melrose Youth Hockey has announced that they are opening the Snack Bar at Flynn Rink. The plan is to start small and grow as the season progresses. To start, the snack bar will be open on Friday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for families joining Skills, offering pizza and ice cream and accepting Cash and Venmo. Eventually they will move to offering breakfast treats and coffee for Learn to Play as well. Volunteers are needed to help man the Snack Bar. All of the proceeds from the Snack Bar benefit Melrose Youth Hockey, which means more tournaments for the kids, cost savings on jerseys, and enhanced development opportunities. Interested students should contact MYH President Kyle Blossom at email@example.com .
XBSS STUDENT LEADERSOur Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools Office annually invites each sponsored school to name 6 student-representatives for a Leadership Retreat. The gathering, in Hartford, CT., during a school week in March, from Sunday, March 3, through Thursday, March 7, intends to inspire a year-long Team commitment to service and mission-driven action at one’s school in the spirit of the Xaverian Brothers. Selection is a great honor and a great responsibility. The School expects Leaders to execute this Mission from the time of the XBSS Retreat through their graduation. An Administrative and Campus Ministry Selection Committee will meet with candidates. The Principal in consultation with Campus Ministry will select candidates.
The application process is now open. The online link can be found here: https://www.maldencatholic.org/uploaded/XBSS_Retreat_Application_2023-24.pdf?1700573679956 Applications may also be picked up at the Front Desk or Campus Ministry. The deadline for applying is December 15.
Those who intend to apply should have these qualifications:
· Applicants must meet MC eligibility requirements with respect to academics and discipline.
· Applicants must have an ongoing willingness to improve the MC community, demonstrated particularly through an active service profile.
· Applicants must be committed to taking a central role in the work of Campus Ministry and have a capacity to engage peers confidently.
· Applicants must have a desire to deepen their spiritual life.
STUDY SKILLS CLUBCome to Study Skills Club every Tuesday and Wednesday morning!
Where: Learning Commons Mrs. Sullivan's office
Time: 7:15 AM
Please contact Ava Sasso and Catherine Dimambro with any questions. We hope to see you on Tuesdays and Wednesdays!
VOLUNTEERS WANTEDmarycassidycampos113@gmail.com . Stop by Campus Ministry to see the full list of volunteer options and times or use your MC email address to access this link explaining all the volunteer options … https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B-NIsHeBZLz0ZoJ-Lx1vlsBxmpUk5d2fQBBO3bWkKUA/edit?usp=sharingSt. Augustine School in Andover is looking for students to help at their “North Pole Express” fundraiser on Saturday, December 9. The North Pole Express is a Christmas train ride that departs from Woburn Anderson Station with a visit from Santa, Christmas carols and other fun ways to celebrate the season. There are various roles: readers, check-in, concession stand, and more! There are 4 different train rides through the afternoon and set-up and clean-up opportunities. To sign up contact Mrs. Mary Campos:
Jobs: Train Set up: 7:00am-11:00am;
Pre-train on Platform -- 11:00 - 12:00 or 1:00 – 2:00 or 3:00 - 4:00 or 5:00 – 6:00
Train Ride -- 12:00 – 1:00 or 2:00 – 3:00 or 4:00 – 5:00 or 6:00 – 7:00
Clean up Crew 7:00pm – 9:00pm
PRAYING THE ROSARY & MASS
Throughout the year, MC students are welcome to join Campus Ministry in the Brother Thomas Puccio C.F.X. Chapel on Wednesdays at 7:25 AM for Praying the Rosary and for Mass on Fridays at 7:25 AM.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confession)
Father Dave Campo joins us each Thursday during lunches. He is available to students interested in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) during the last 15 minutes of each lunch. You’ll see him in the Cafeteria/front lobby. Let him know your interest or make an appointment with him for a future conversation.
Today's Athletic Event:
5 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Scrimmage vs. Shrewsbury HS @ Malden Valley Forum
6 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Scrimmage @ Pentucket Reg. HS - (4:20 PM Departure)
7:10 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Scrimmage vs. Archbishop Williams HS @ Canton Sports Plex - (4:30 PM Departure from Malden Valley Forum)
Senior Athlete Banners – Deadline January 4
Senior Banners may be purchased from Dracut Threads through this link. Banners will require a two-week turnaround. The banners will be hung for the fall season and then hung outside with the senior banners from all the seasons. Seniors will be able to take their banners home following graduation. Any questions about Senior Banners may be directed to Athletics Director, Bill Raycraft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MC’s School and College Counseling department would like to remind Grade 12 students to contact their school counselor, as well as update their Naviance account with all college decisions (acceptances, deferred, wait listed and denied).
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
Wednesday, December 6
Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM
MC Parent Book Club Christmas Party - 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 7
Dress Down Day - $5
Friday, December 8
Feast of Immaculate Conception Mass
All students must arrive to school in Mass Day attire.