Dear Saint Paul School Community & Friends,
I am sure that over the past few months of being at home there were moments when siblings had their differences but field day was one of those days where they bonded. Thank you to all of the moms and dads that helped organize the day for their children and for turning in their scorecard. Mrs. Snell tallied and the top three classes are ….
First Place – Grade 2
Second Place – Grade 5
Third Place – Grade 3
Students in 1
, and 3
place will receive tokens and all participants will receive certificates in their end of year packets.
Many thanks to Mrs. Jackie Bruno for creating a stunning virtual
Celebration of the Arts
showcasing many of the beautiful works created by our students. This is a wonderful piece that could be shared easily with family and friends.
Over the past few months I have been reading excerpts from “To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings” by John O’Donohue and I want to share the following blessing with you:
As a bird soars high
In the free holding of the wind,
Clear of the certainty of the ground,
Opening the imagination of wind.
Into the grace of emptiness,
May your life awaken
To the call of its freedom.
As the ocean absolves itself
Of the expectations of land,
In the form of waves
That fill and please and fall
With such gradual elegance
As to make of the limit
A sonorous threshold
Whose music echoes back along
The give and strain of memory,
Thus may your heart know the patience,
That can draw infinity from limitation.
As the embrace of the earth
Welcomes all who call death,
Taking deep into itself
The tight solitude of a seed,
Allowing it time
To shed the grip of former form
And give way to a deeper generosity
That will one day send it forth,
A tree into springtime,
May all that holds you
Fall from its hungry ledge
Into the fecund surge of your heart.
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility. Please reach out with questions and comments and I will respond either via email, videoconference or phone.