Hello St. Johnnies:
There is a mass tomorrow, on Friday, May 1 at 3:00. I strongly encourage you to attend. It’s May 1. May Day. A day to celebrate the coming of spring. A day to support workers all over the world. And it’s a day to celebrate Mary, the mother of God, whose husband and son were carpenters, i.e., workers. In a normal year, there would be a church full of flowers and children. This is not the same, but it’s still a good opportunity to connect with God, our community, and your best self. Mary has a special place in the heart of Father Crispin, a man whom I greatly admire; and she has a special place in my heart as well. I hope you will attend.
Here’s what’s up in science today:
6th grade: Sullivans, you have a guest speaker today. Hannah Cole, a St. John and Holy Names graduate and current Gonzaga student, has an impressive store of knowledge about Orcas, and she will be sharing some of that knowledge with you today.
All 6th graders need to complete a summary of energy sources by Tuesday, May 5. Please see the Teams app for details.
7th grade: You are off today. Kind of. Be sure to have the assignment on human evolution completed by Monday. (Again, see Teams for details.)
8th grade: You have an at-home hands-on activity today, which deals with Punnett squares and recessive vs. dominant traits. (If you don’t know what these things are, look at your notes or contact me; I’m totally happy to discuss this with you.) This hands-on assignment is due on Tuesday, May 5.
I hope to “see” you at the mass on Friday. In any case, have a great weekend and take care.
I continue to miss you a lot more than you might imagine,