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Mrs. Hartnett writes,
A true friend knows the song in your heart
and can sing it back to you
when you have forgotten the words.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, DEAR FRIENDS.
WINTER TERM JS EXAM SCHEDULE REMINDER
Listed below is the schedule for Form II and Form I winter term exams on Thursday, February 23. Please note, again, that this is an earlier start than a typical Thursday.
Government – 8:15 - 9:15
Science – 9:30 - 10:45
Geography – 8:15 - 9:15
The following information has been received by Form II parent Mr. William Vineyard.
Priory (7th & 8th Grade) CYC Golf – Register for the 2017 Season
- Registration form must be completed and turned in by today, Friday, Feb. 10. Complete the form (included in this document) and turn it in, along with your check, to Mrs. Lane in the Junior School office.
- CYC Golf consists of four 55 minute clinics/lessons and six team matches. The clinics will be conducted at Golf Headquarters on Highway K in O’Fallon on 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, and 4/8.
- Team matches will be on the weekends of 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, and 6/3. Playoffs for qualifying teams and individuals will be held the weekends of 6/10, 6/17 and 6/24. This year’s the matches will be played at Pheasant Run, Crescent Farms, Bogey Hills, The Legends, and Hawks Ridge. (NOTE: Bogey Hills and The Legends will be played mainly by the 8th graders)
- Registration fee is $120. Make checks payable to Priory.
- We may also be ordering team shirts which will be an additional cost.
- We will have a meeting for all participants and parents once registration is complete.
HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT
Please see the notice printed below regarding the presentation by Julie Lythcott-Haims in a discussion of her critically acclaimed book entitled How to Raise an Adult. It promises to be a thought-provoking and inspiring evening. We would encourage all to attend.
On Tuesday, April 25, Priory is co-hosting an event with Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the bestselling book, "How to Raise an Adult." In the book, Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.
Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.
To RSVP for this event, please e-mail Prue Gersham at email@example.com. In your e-mail, please include the number of people attending, and that your son is a student at Priory.
Before and after Julie's talk at Burroughs, we will be hosting parent discussion groups here at Priory. These groups will meet from 7:30-8:45 a.m. on March 2, March 30, and April 27. More information will be provided as we get closer to those dates.
ENJOYING THE MORNING AND EACH OTHER
(Seated l-r): Reuben Goldschmidt, Ryan Lally, Elijah Curtis, Stephen McDaniel, James Wong, Tommie Kraemer; (Standing l-r): Alex Wasinger, Stephen Saladin, Mason Karpel, TJ Soriano, Greyson Antes, Peter Bergman, Carson Blake, Tommy Frei, Brendan O’Meara
(l-r): Michael Rashford, Michael Moen, John Eisenbeis, Marc Chahoud, Aidan Phillips, Brad Hidalgo, Jude Palliser, Michael Margiotta, Sam Chalfant, Steven Virtel, Sami Haddad
|Wednesday, Feb. 15
||Late start for the Junior School - classes begin at 8:51 a.m.
|Monday, Feb. 20
||No classes - Presidents' Day
|Thursday, Feb. 23
|| 8:15 a.m.
||JS exams begin
|Friday, Feb. 24
||No classes - grading day
Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away. Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826 - 1887) was an English novelist and poet. Upon her death in 1887, she was considered to be one of the most gifted women novelists of her day.
Dinah Maria Mulock married and settled in London about 1846. She was determined to obtain a livelihood by writing and began her career with fiction for children, advancing steadily as a writer of rich and varied fiction for readers of all ages. She is best known for the novel John Halifax, Gentleman (1856). She followed this with A Life for a Life (1859), which she considered to be the best of her novels; others were The Ogilvies (1849), Olive (1850), The Head of the Family (1851), Agatha's Husband (1853), Hannah (1871), and Young Mrs. Jardine (1879).
Her final book, An Unknown Country, was published in 1887, the year of her death.
It is Dinah Craik who wrote, Oh my son's my son till he gets a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all her life. Excerpt from Poems, New and Old (1888).
Thank you, thank you to all of you for your kindness and support of the boys and of the School. We are truly lucky and truly blessed.
Diana B. Hartnett
Director of the Junior School
Saint Louis Priory School