Are you anxious? Did you know that GRATITUDE can be an antidote to anxiety? That’s not from a self-help book or a TED Talk, it’s found in Holy Scripture. Spend some time meditating on and then putting into practice these words from St. Paul to the Philippians: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7
School ends on Friday, June 10, but our faculty and staff will gather in the following weeks to reflect upon this school year as they plan for the next. The faculty will have in-service on June 13 and 14. The full staff will participate in a special retreat day on Monday, June 20, as part of our focus on building spiritual community through our 2022-2023 Vital Worship Grant. Please note that the office will be closed during on these days.
Our 5/6 Latin class performed their Latin morning show, “Roma Hodie” (Rome Today), for the other Latin classes this week. Segments included news, weather, sports, cooking, fashion, entertainment, and adopt-a-pet.
Among the many hard-hitting reports, the R.H. team discussed the recent Trinitas Roman election, chariot racing (technically chair-iot racing), the latest toga styles, and some Stymphalian bird trouble. We’re happy to report that the two pets featured on the show—a sleepy baby sea serpent and a retired three-headed guard dog—have a home and are doing well.
We hope you will invite family and loved ones to join us for Awards Night and Graduation on Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. Will will celebrate our kindergarten and 8th grade graduates along with students receiving honors for various academic achievements. A time of food and fellowship will follow the program.
This is a required dress uniform event for all full-time students as the music class choirs will be singing. Please park in the upper parking lot (access from Maple Creek Ave. SE, not 52nd St.) and enter the church through the narthex doors.
Details about Field Day will be sent early next week, including team assignments (Blue, Gray, and Yellow). Students are asked to wear team colors that morning, so please watch for that message to know what color shirt your child needs. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to attend and cheer for our teams. Parent and alumni volunteers are needed to help with the activity stations and record scores. If you are able to help next Friday morning, please contact the office.
Awards Night and Graduation
Parents, grandparents, and other loved ones are invited to Awards Night and Graduation on Thursday, June 9. We will recognize our students’ accomplishments and celebrate our graduates. This is a required dress uniform event for all full-time students as the music class choirs will be singing. Please plan to stay for the reception which will follow the program.
The last day of school is Friday, June 10. It is a half day which will be followed by our Community Picnic at Pinewood Park. The park has a playground, splash pad, and open fields for various sports and games. More details will be announced soon, including a lunch delivery option.
Thank you to our 7th graders for their Latin at Lunchtime presentation of “Aenigmata in Obscuritate” (the “Riddles in the Dark” scene from The Hobbit). We commend them for their excellent Latin translation and pronunciation!
The 5/6 Latin class has been working on their own special production that will “air” next week. They have developed a Latin morning show, “Roma Hodie” (“Rome Today”), to share with the Primer A and Primer B students.
The miles are adding up, and the finish line is in sight! Mileage Club will continue until Field Day. Please remember to send running shoes every day.