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Openings for the 2021-2022 School Year

Due to the winter weather conditions, St. Malachy will be closed again tomorrow January 26, 2021. Your homework: go sledding and build a cool snow fort!

Free Lunch



The USDA will provide FREE breakfast and lunch for all St. Malachy students

starting September 21, 2020.  St. Malachy will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that the USDA recently extended.  This program is scheduled to run until December 31, 2020 or until funds run out.


We do not know when this funding will run out, due to COVID, this will be a fluid process and we will notify families as soon as possible about any changes.


Things to note:


  • If your student is full pay or reduced meal status, they will temporarily be moved to FREE
  • No meal charges will be made to the students account through December 31, 2020 or until we are notified by the USDA and state authorities that the funding is depleted.
  • All money in the meal account will carry over until regular meal prices resume.
  • Sack lunch milk is not part of the program and will be charged to the account.
  • If they were on reduced meals before, they will return to reduced meals following the funding window.


This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.


If you have any questions, please contact St. Malachy Foodservice Office (641)782-7125.




Lesha Clark

Foodservice Director

Now Hiring

St. Malachy School is seeking a: Part-Time Kitchen Assistant

If interested please complete the Diocesan application and return along with resume, credentials and letter of interest to Jennifer Simmons, 403 W Clark, Creston IA 50801 or [email protected] 


A message from our Superintendent


Dear Des Moines Diocese Catholic School Parents,


It is a very sad time for America. The Des Moines Diocese Catholic Schools share in your grief and concerns. Some citizens have chosen freely to protest while others have elected to pray. We all want calmer times, and a return to live life as we choose. We need to keep in mind our children are watching, listening and learning. They look to us for how to respond during times of crisis.

While we hope and pray that these unsettling times caused by the pandemic and social injustices pass, we must be committed to focusing on the effects on our young minds. We need to take the necessary, challenging steps to address these matters through educating that all lives matter. The solution to our current crisis may start with new laws and policies, but must be built upon a culture of mutual respect and fairness rooted in the belief that each person is a child of God who bears the image of Jesus in a unique way. The work of building the culture of life we want, and that our children deserve, begins in our communities through our schools, churches, and homes.

There is no place in today’s society for racism, violence, and hatred. It is time for our country to reflect and model what a modern society can and should be for our communities and the world. We will continue to work in advocacy for all children so that they shall experience an educational journey free from prejudice, free from injustice, and free from inequities. Our Catholic schools remain steadfast in investing in our children and their communities. Through their Catholic education, we will develop the next generation of our nation’s leaders whose formation encourages them to seek justice for all people.

As you talk with your children about current events, the following resources may prove helpful.










Together we can sustain hope for the future!


Donna Bishop

Donna Bishop

Superintendent of Schools

Diocese of Des Moines

Dear St. Malachy Families,

Our Enrollment deadline ends this Friday, April 3, 2020.  Please take a moment and enroll your child(ren) for the 2020-2021 school year. – Some grade levels are filling up quickly.  Don’t lose your spot!

To pay the registration fees you have options:

1 – Mail your check to St. Malachy School, 403 W Clark, Creston, IA 50801 (we are checking the mail daily)

2- Drop your registration fees in our mailbox (in the gray box right above the ring doorbell by the front door)

3- NEW AS OF TONIGHT – online registration payment option!  – for the safety of our families, we added a way for families to pay their registration fees online!  Click here

CTO has extended their deadline to April 17 – please make sure you apply for CTO tuition assistance by the deadline.  All paperwork must be completed by April 17 to qualify for the first round.

Don’t forget