Friday, May 20th
Dear St. Edmond’s Families,

St. Edmond’s Red & Gray Field Day today was rocking and rolling. Water balloon toss, soccer, football, basketball, kickball, capture the flag, dodgeball, capped off with pizza and movies in homeroom; quite a day on campus this Friday. Many thanks to all the faculty and parents involved in this end-of-year Lancer tradition. The faculty staffed the various sport stations on campus. Mr. Corcoran’s commentary at the morning football game captures the spirit of the day: “The raw athleticism is just awe inspiring.” I’m pretty sure that was hyperbole…

The month of May brings many end-of-year events. This past Wednesday night in the Rollins Performing Arts Center, the Arts and Music Departments presented an “Evening of the Arts,” a program highlighting the SEA choral and instrumental groups, as well as a lobby display of student artwork. Many thanks to all involved, particularly Ms. Dehart, Mr. Pat D’Amato, Mrs. Quercetti, and Mr. Corcoran. The arts are indeed alive and thriving on Veale Road.

As I’m sure you have heard, it will be hot this weekend; the SEA sports schedule is busy, of course. The Varsity Gray Baseball Team will take on St. Elizabeth’s at Canby Park tomorrow beginning at 1:00 p.m. Also at 1:00 p.m. the Lancer Rugby Team will compete at Alapocas Run State Park in the DE Rookie Rugby 7s (I think Mr. Cincotta is just as excited as the kids). Sunday at 9:00 a.m. the SEA Track Team will compete in the CYM Championships at Abessinio Stadium. And Sunday afternoon beginning at 3:00 p.m., the SEA LAX Teams will play at Brandywine High School against the Blackhawks. It will be a busy weekend. Hopefully the kids stayed hydrated.

Our 8th graders are finishing up next week. Yesterday was their last day of classes and next week they will take exams. It is always bittersweet, saying goodbye and then looking forward – final endings and new beginnings. They still have work in front of them, of course, but the end is in sight as they close out their SEA careers. We are grateful for you parents and your commitment to a Holy Cross education. In today’s Gospel from John, Jesus distills our mission: “love one another as I love you.” As parents and teachers, we can give our boys no better advice than that.

In faith,