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Ronald McDonald Visits

The entire St. Malachy student body recently had a special visitor – Ronald McDonald. In anticipation of his visit, students were encouraged to dress-up as a McDonald’s character or wear red and yellow. Ronald talked to the school about the dangers of bullying and how cooperation is key to having good relationships. In addition, the teachers and staff at St. Malachy recently spent two hours working at McDonald’s to help raise over $300 for the school.

International Festival Fieldtrip

St. Malachy School second and fifth graders had an adventuresome day at the Folk Festival held in Monroeville. The students were able to travel around the world trying authentic food, speaking to people from the representing countries, and buying original clothes and jewelry. The students also participated in karate classes, made arts and crafts, and spent time looking at pictures from many countries.

Visit to Holy Family Manor

Second and third grade St. Malachy students visited Holy Family Manor to participate in a May Crowning of the Blessed Mother Mary. A prayer service was held. Second graders, who recently made their First Holy Communion, wore their Communion outfits. The students sang songs for the retired sisters. The sisters provided the children with cookies and milk as a thank you for the visit.

Mother – Grandmother Tea

St. Malachy School four-year-old preschoolers and kindergarteners recently held their annual Mother-Grandmother Tea. Students presented their mothers and grandmothers with necklaces they crafted by hand. In addition, the children made table and party decorations for the room. Everyone also contributed their favorite snacks and hors d’oeuvre dishes to share for a special luncheon.

Spelling Bee Winner

The Diocese of Pittsburgh recently held its 18th Annual Spelling Bee at Providence Heights Alpha School. St. Malachy School is thrilled to be the home school of the second place winner, Alexis Brinza. Alexis is a sixth grader at St. Malachy and the daughter of Archie Brinza and Nicole Brinza.

Job Fair

St. Malachy fifth graders recently attended a Mock Job Fair hosted by Junior Achievement at Duquesne University. Students from local schools actually manned the booths after learning about business such as State Farm Insurance, Alcosan, PPG, Calgon Carbon, Cochran Auto, and PNC Bank. The fifth graders walked the job fair and asked plenty of questions at the booths. Giant Eagle provided each student with a shopping bag which the students used to fill up the free things companies were giving away.

Cinco de Mayo

St. Malachy seventh graders celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a traditional Mexican Fiesta. They enjoyed lunch catered by Moe's and dressed up with traditional Mexican sombreros. A piñata was also beaten until treats were revealed all over the gym floor.

Amazing Grace Pottery

St. Malachy second graders recently welcomed a special guest, Julie Zito from Amazing Grace Pottery, to their classroom. Ms. Zito came in to do a wonderful activity with the children. She showed them how to use a pottery wheel and all of the students had a chance to try it. She told a wonderful story about the man who wrote the song “Amazing Grace” and all that he went through before he found his faith in God.

Ms. Zito had each of the students make a plate with Communion symbols on it for their 1st Holy Communion. They turned out beautifully. The plates will need to dry for 10 days and then the second graders will paint them. The entire second grade would like to thank the Fish Family who donated this wonderful gift for their Communion. The children had a blast!