May's This, That & Other
St John Academy
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
May 13, 2019
The signs are all around: May is in full swing and Summer is in sight! Well, it will be a full race 'til then--and a good race, worth winning!
Please make a note of the various events ahead, not to forget the beautiful events just past--such as a beautiful May Crowning and First Holy Communion.
Of course, one important and fun evening ahead is our Spring Dream Garden Party. It will be a beautiful night of music and friendship, and foundation building for the next phases of our school. Our co-chairs, Debra Lindsay and Broke Stanton, have done amazing work. We hope you and your friends can join us!
Below, you will find a variety of works--from art by Dutch masters, to poetry, and an inspiring Catholic architect who left quite a handful (or life-full) impressions in Great Britain: Augustus Welby Pugin. We recently had a fantastic presentation on Pugin by one of his relatives and parishioner: Mr. James Thunder.
Jeffrey P. Presberg
Saint John Academy
May 14 - Battle of the Books competition
May 17 - 7:00 p.m. Evening Spring Band and Choir Concert
May 13-31 - Souls for Soles Shoe Collection
May 23 - Macbeth production by the 8th grade and Evening with the Arts
May 24 - 11:30 dismissal
May 27 - Memorial Day - no school
May 30, 31 - Color Days: Challenges for the Cup...morning competitions
May 31 - Spring Dream! Sign up and bring friends for this special night.
Ava Yun, Captain
Barbara Presberg, Secretary
Evan Balint and Olivia Martin are alternates. Mrs. Barbara Gray and Mrs. Annie Isacco are very impressed with the students' effort and accomplishments thus far - reading 15 books across seven different genres above and beyond an already rigorous workload is a phenomenal achievement!
Death Be Not Proud
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.
The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set today a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.”
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Middle Painting: Boquet of Flowers on a Ledge by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder
Bottom Painting: The Weaver by van Gogh