February 17, 2017

 

Menu: Hot Dog/ Chili Dog, Spicy Fries, Baked Beans, Veggie Tray w/Dip, Applesauce & Milk

Option 2 – Available Every Day: Peanut Butter/ Jelly or Small Salad, Cheese Stick, Goldfish Crackers, Daily Fruit and Vegetable and Milk

 

Lunch Hour: Weather permitting - All Students will be outside today.

 

Happy Birthday to: Clara Howerton today and Mr. Beal tomorrow!!!

 

Attention Flyer Fans!!  The Varsity Boys Basketball Team plays tonight (Friday) in the Convocation Center. Come out and support our 1st Place Team!!!!!

 

Corny Joke of the Day: Why can’t you trust the king of the jungle?................Because he’s always lion!

 

Today is the Feast of the Seven Founders of the Servite Order: These seven saints all came from among the richest families in Florence, Italy. Each had a great love for Mary, the Mother of God. They were active members of a confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary popularly known as the 'Laudesi' or Praisers. The eldest was Buonfiglio Monaldo, who became their leader. The others were Alexis Falconieri, Benedict dell' Antella, Bartholomew Amidei, Ricovero Uguccione, Gerardino Sostegni, and John Buonagiunta. Their spiritual director was St. James of Poggibonsi, who was chaplain of the Laudesi, a man of great holiness and spiritual insight. On the feast of the Assumption, while the seven men were deep in prayer, the Blessed Mother appeared to them. She inspired them to leave the world and to live alone with God. After many years of living as hermits, they went to their bishop. They asked him for a rule of life to follow. The bishop encouraged them to pray and to ask for guidance from Mary. Mary appeared to the men carrying a black habit. At her side was an angel bearing a scroll with the words "Servants of Mary" written on it. In this vision, the Blessed Mother said that she had chosen them to be her servants. She asked them to wear a black habit and to follow the Rule of St. Augustine. These wonderful men helped each other love and serve God better. Six of them were ordained priests. The seventh founder, Alexis, remained a wonderful religious until death. In his humility, he chose not to be ordained to the priesthood. Many young men came to join these holy founders. They were known as Servants of Mary or Servites.

 

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day! And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can. This is a favorite day of many people and groups. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to others. It’s a fun and good thing to do. And, they like being on the receiving end of this day as well. It makes both the giver and the receiver feel good. Schools have used this day as an educational event, and to promote the value of kindness. Organizations have used this day to promote their cause, and for fundraisers.

 

Fun Fact of the Day: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

 

Have a Great Day!!