Games for 3/23/2018
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“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat, so that we can know who we are. So that we can see, oh, that happened, and I rose. I did get knocked down flat in front of the whole world, and I rose. I didn’t run away – I rose right where I’d been knocked down. And then that’s how you get to know yourself. You say, hmm, I can get up! I have enough of life in me to make somebody jealous enough to want to knock me down. I have so much courage in me that I have the effrontery, the incredible gall to stand up. That’s it.”
From the desk of Mr. McLaughlin:
As I stated in my letter of February 16th to all SFP families, we are all saddened by the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We continue pray for all those in that school community at this most difficult time. Out of this tragedy, we now see our young people across the country rise up and confront our law makers regarding policies that would keep all schools safe. All of us in the SFP community join in one voice to proclaim that we need to be instruments of peace, not destruction; to care for God’s creation; to live lovingly, not through a lens of hate; and to always proclaim joy and hope. At SFP our first priority is to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe at all times and live by our Franciscan values and mission. We have developed a school-wide comprehensive safety plan in collaboration with our school administration, security personnel, and the NYPD. Our plans include area surveillance, evacuation procedures, and shelter- in and lock-down protocols depending on the situation. The administrative team is constantly examining our safety and security needs to provide the most secure environment for everyone in our school community. All doors in the school are locked and are under constant surveillance; our students have been informed never to open such doors for outsiders. Everyone knows to contact the school if they learn about a concern on social media or through conversation. Working together will help ensure and maintain a positive and secure learning environment for all.
The month of February was a busy one, albeit one of the shortest months of the school year, because of the mid-winter recess. It was highlighted by receiving notification from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that John Sullivan, Cor 416, is a Finalist in the 2018 competition for a National Merit Scholarship. As we reach the mid-point of our 3rd marking period, I encourage all of our students to remain focused and continue to work hard as we move into our second semester. Let the Maya Angelou quote above help us on our journey, realizing that our academic life will bring with it some peaks and valleys, but we must always RISE UP!
We also mourn the loss our SFP legendary Varsity basketball Coach Tim Leary. He coached at the Prep for 43 years starting at North 6th Street in Brooklyn. Please read the story from the Tablet that tells of his amazing coaching career. https://thetablet.org/leary-left-lasting-legacy-at-st-francis/
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