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Mrs. Hartnett writes,
How time flies when you're having fun!
By the time you read this newsletter, there will be only slightly more than two months of school left in this school year. I find that so amazing. I have the clearest memories of last August, just starting out, meeting a whole new class of students, welcoming the returning Form II students, and getting excited about all of the wonderful things that would come to pass as the year unfolded.
Yes, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. And contrary to the time-honored joke that the light is actually that of an on-coming train, the light is really our encouragement and our guide, in these last weeks, to truly show our "stuff," to show what we are made of, our strength, our determination, our resolution, and our skill. These last weeks of school call for motivation of the first order.
Motivation plays a key role in what we accomplish and affects the outcomes of our lives more often than we may realize. With motivation, we advance boldly in the direction of our dreams. With motivation, we tackle life's challenges with the confidence that we can handle them. With motivation, we participate in and contribute to our own happiness and well-being, and that of those around us.
Motivated people have a philosophy about why they were created: they have a sense of purpose, a belief that they are important, that lives matter.
Motivated people identify goals and acknowledge that consistent effort is required to achieve those goals.
Motivated people know what they bring to the world. They are aware of what they are good at, their special abilities. They know that success, satisfaction and fulfillment are the rewards for contributing their gifts and talents towards something or someone in order to make a difference.
Motivated people know that the accomplishment of any worthwhile endeavor requires commitment. They know that commitment requires an investment of time to review and develop strategies for life; it requires resting, catching your breath, re-focusing and re-energizing on a continual basis. Motivation requires a spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional one-ness with God, with self, with family, with community.
DISMISSAL ON MARCH 18
Please be aware that dismissal on March 18, the last day of classes before the spring and Easter break, will be at 2:50 pm (at the conclusion of JS sports). Any Junior School boys not picked up by 3:15 pm will be sent to the High School lobby to wait for rides home.
SAVE THE DATE
The Saint Louis Priory School annual Mothers' Club luncheon is Wednesday, April 20, 11:30 am at Bellerive Country Club. Formal invitations are coming soon!
VERSE 58 OF THE SAME SONG
Here it is again: the overwhelming lost and found problem plaguing all of us. Take a look:
And this is just what is in my office (the racks and cubbies out in the hallway and in the commons room are also filled with clothes and some books).
Xanadu Sign Up Parties for Junior School Students & Parents
There are is still space available in these Xanadu Sign Up Parties:
Junior School Trivia Night for Form I & II Boys
Friday, April 8, 4:45 – 7:00 p.m.
Boys’ Dining Hall, $30/person
Can your son identify the "Fellowship" in "Lord of the Rings," the hottest-selling video game of 2015 and the perimeter of the parallelogram? Register your son tonight so he can join his Form I and II friends for an exciting night of fun questions and good eats at the Junior School Trivia Night! The boys will enjoy pizza, snacks and great prizes. This event sold out last year, so don't miss out! All proceeds benefit Xanadu and our boys.
Available to 70 Form I & II Students
Junior School Parents’ Cocktail Party
Saturday, May 14, 7:00 PM, $30/person (Please note the new date!)
At the home of Nancy & Peter Kraemer
Lourdes and Tom Hattrich (Stephen '16, William '20) and Nancy and Peter Kraemer (Peter '18, Luke '20) invite all the Junior School parents to join them for a beautiful spring evening at the Kraemers' home. Special guests include Diana & Jeff Hartnett and Carrie & Phil Lane. This party promises to be a great evening of fun, conversation, cocktails and tasty appetizers.
Available to all Form I & II Parents
If you would like to sign up for either of these parties, please send your check made payable to Saint Louis Priory School, noting the party in the memo line of the check, and send it to the Development Office, 500 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. If you have any questions, please call Mary Rhodes (314.434.3690, ext. 361).
|Friday, March 18
||Spring/Easter break begins
|Tuesday, March 29
|Friday, April 1
||the next News 'n Notes
|Sunday, April 10
||Form II assembles at Junior School for Camp O departure at 8 a.m.
|Tuesday, April 12
|| c. 3:30 p.m.
||Form II returns from Camp and may go home
Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. was born in 1940 and currently lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brown first published A Father's Book of Wisdom, which was quickly followed by P.S. I Love You, a collection of sayings and observations from his father and mother. Both were very popular and led to Life's Little Instruction Book, which was originally written as a going-away present for his college-bound son, Adam. This book contained 511 reminders about "how to live a happy and rewarding life" and became a best seller worldwide. It has logged more than two years on the New York Times best-seller list, including more than a year at the number one spot. Life's Little Instruction Book was the first book to ever occupy the number one spot on the New York Times best-seller list in both paperback and hardback formats simultaneously. Live and Learn and Pass It On followed and also became a New York Times best seller.
Thank you to all of you for your unfailing love and support of the boys and of the School. We are truly blessed to be a part of your lives, and we pray for you always.
Diana B. Hartnett
Director of the Junior School
Saint Louis Priory School