May's This, That & Other
St John Academy
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
May 17, 2019
Our Spring Dream Garden Party is shaping up to be just that--a great party, and a fine magical night filled with friends, a beautiful setting and music, and a time to dream about (and continue to build) St. John Academy's mission and future! Please register and bring friends!
Last week hit several special notes, including a high finish for our Battle of the Books team, a lovely choir and band concert, and a wonderful presentation of Rats by our 3rd and 4th grades--congratulations to all our students and teachers who brought these things to life!
This coming week is no exception to the life and schedule of May's race to the finish. On Thursday is our Fine Arts Night, featuring a short version of Macbeth by our 8th grade and a special art display--the evening will feature a vast number of art works by our students, hospitable refreshments, and perhaps an artistic surprise or two besides.
On Tuesday we will have an all-school Mass, followed by a Eucharistic Procession and Benediction-- a beautiful time to gather, remember, and open ourselves to the amazing gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.
See you soon!
Jeffrey P. Presberg
Saint John Academy
May 13-31 - Souls for Soles Shoe Collection
May 21 - 9:00 a.m. All-School Mass, followed by Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
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.
Battle of the Books
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