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Mrs. Hartnett writes,
Being a part of it all….
The gorgeous weather this week is really putting me in a positive mood for Camp Ondessonk. I checked the long-range forecast for southern Illinois, and it looks promising. I am so glad for that, because the weather plays an important role in how the boys enjoy this outdoor experience. The heartiest among them, however, won’t be derailed by the elements.
As for myself, I love camping. My husband and I moved to St. Louis many years ago from eastern Washington state, right on the Idaho panhandle, high in the foothills of the Rockies. Our ideal location provided us with endless opportunities to camp, and we did so with like-minded friends of similar enthusiasm, energy, and youth. Camping above the tree line was always a challenging experience but we did so often. There really is nothing quite like a blazing fire, hot coffee, good friends, and interesting conversation, all in a setting like Moraine Lake in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, or the Athabasca Glacier, or the Icefields National Wildlife Area in western Canada.
The frequency with which we camped in and around Banff and Lake Louise is stunning to me now. I feel like I did not take advantage of the many chances to simply “be” in the area, to taste and smell and touch and see and hear the true wonders of God’s creation, to join in a literally physical union with the landscape in every way possible. For now, though, I have my memories of those earlier camping days, and I have the chance to relive part of it in spectacular southern Illinois with these Form I boys. I am truly, truly lucky.
FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DAY
This is a reminder that on Monday, September 28, the Priory faculty will have a professional day. As such, no classes are scheduled in the School.
CAMP O REMINDER
Form I parents and boys: we are leaving for camp on Sunday, October 4, and we ask that you arrive at the Junior School no later than 7:45 am. Please do not park in the circle drive on that Sunday morning, as the buses cannot negotiate the curve to come around to the Junior School front entrance. Thank you!
AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
All Priory families need to be aware of a chance that they have to make a difference in our community. Stephen Hattrich, class of 2016 and brother of Will, class of 2020, has organized a collection of new and/or gently used soccer shoes, shin guards, and goalie gloves to support New Dimensions Soccer, a club team that provides coaching and equipment to immigrant and refugee families here in St. Louis. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of many in our community, an opportunity to both see Christ and to be Christ. Thank you for your support!
Xanadu Gift Gathering Coffee For Junior School Moms
Please join us for the upcoming Junior School Xanadu Gift Gathering Coffee hosted by Sharon Spellman.
Friday, October 9, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
1115 Hampton Park Drive
Please bring a $25 Restaurant Gift Certificate or cash donation. (No fast food restaurants, please).
Please register online
Bar Les Freres
Blood & Sand
City Coffeehouse & Creperie
Fox & Hound
Fork & Stix
Half & Half
Il Bel Lago
Jimmy’s on the Park
Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Ruth Chris Steakhouse
Schlafly Tap Room
Sidney Street Café
Stone Soup Cottage
Sunset 44 Bistro
Vin de Set
Priory Trivia Night Weekend Update
If you haven’t signed up for Priory Trivia Night, time is ticking.
Stefon says it’s St. Louis’ hottest new experience (So you know it’s good.)
Saturday, Oct. 24
Saturday Night Live-themed.
$30/person (includes unlimited beer & wine)
Upgrade to a VIP table for $50!
A Yummy Dessert Tray (A.K.A. Brain Fuel) featuring treats from the kitchen of Brother Dunstan, an extra mulligan,
Plus, the evening’s Signature Cocktail for the whole table.
LAST DAY TO SIGN UP: OCTOBER 19
To buy tickets, a table & more, register online
Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.
|Monday, Sept. 28
||Faculty In-service day; no classes for students
|Friday, Oct. 2
||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Sunday, Oct. 4
Form I gathers at the JS for an 8:00 am departure to Camp O
| Tuesday, Oct. 6
||c. 3:30 p.m.
||Form I returns and may go home
|Friday, Oct. 9
||The next News 'n' Notes
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank (1929 – 1945)
Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books and has been the basis for several plays and films.
Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, Anne lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. By nationality, she was officially considered a German until 1941, when she lost her nationality due to the anti-Semitic policies of Nazi Germany. Posthumously, Anne gained international fame following the publication of her diary, which documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the same year as the Nazis gained power in Germany. By the beginning of 1940 they were trapped in Amsterdam due to the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of her father Otto Frank's office building. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where they both died of typhus in March of 1945.
Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, returned to Amsterdam after the war to find that Anne’s diary had been saved, and his efforts led to its publication in 1947. It was translated from its original Dutch and first published in English in 1952 as The Diary of a Young Girl. It has since been translated into more than sixty different languages and is in several lists of the top books of the twentieth century. The diary, which was given to Anne on her 13th birthday, chronicles her life from June 12, 1942, until August 1, 1945.
My grateful thanks to each of you for all that you do for the boys and for the School.
Diana B. Hartnett
Director of the Junior School
Saint Louis Priory School