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FROM THE PRINCIPAL -APRIL 27th 2018

Dear Academy Families,

This week I visited Martha Ford who is very dear friend to me and to the Academy.  In the fall, at an event where Martha was sharing her amazing brain, she fell and hit her head on a concrete walkway. She has been fighting the effects of a significant concussion since that time, and unfortunately, she fell again this past week.

Martha came to SEA with me in 2008 as an instructional coach and was here with us almost everyday until just last year. Before 2008, Martha and I were colleagues as instructional coaches for the University of Delaware. Martha was known as the best in the business. When I accepted this job, I knew she had to be part of our faculty. Martha spent the last ten years here working tirelessly--helping teachers, writing curriculum, co-teaching writing courses, and working with students. She gave so much of her time and talent to SEA. To this day, she continues to make sneaky purchases (she thinks I do not know) for our teachers--things like books she believes they must have in their classrooms.
SEA Teachers adore her as do our students.

Unfortunately, Martha is struggling even more today after this most recent fall. Our students made her some beautiful cards which we'll deliver to her soon.  We hope their sweet words will help her remember to fight.

Personally, I can tell you that I would never have been able to do this job without her by my side. She made me a better teacher, a better principal and a better person.

I'll close out by sharing a few exerpts from Forgetfulness, written by Martha’s favorite poet (ah yes, and Martha is a wonderful poet too) Billy Collins.

The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
never even heard of,

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.
Whatever it is you are struggling to remember,
it is not poised on the tip of your tongue
or even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen.
It has floated away down a dark mythological river
whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall
well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those
who have even forgotten how to swim or ride a bicycle.
No wonder you rise in the middle of the night
to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war.
No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted
out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.

With the official Spring Musical weekend upon us, we  extend an official 'break a leg' to our young actors. We are so proud of all their hard work and commitment!

I cannot wait until I can be in the audience Saturday!
I am hoping to see many of you there.

Enjoy,  Tricia

BEAUTY & THE BEAST, JR. ALL WEEKEND

Our Annual Spring Musical is here!  Catch a show tonight or tomorrow night at 7:30pm or Sunday at 2pm.  Get your tickets ($10) at the door. You don't want to miss this fun all-ages production.

SEA COMPETES AT REGIONAL BEE

This past weekend, several Saint Edmond's boys competed at the the regional event for the National History Bee and earned a spot to compete for the national title in June in Atlanta, GA. Congrats to Andrew Matej '20, Joseph Willey '20, Christian Acker '19, Nico Ramos Chase '19, Alex Fella '19, Gunnar Jacobson '19, Andrew Minuti '19, Donny Webster '19 and Ryan Spartin '18.
Additionally, the following SEA boys qualified to attend the U.S. Geography Olympiad which will also take place in Atlanta, GA. Joseph Willey '20, Joshua Massett '20, Alex Fella '19, Gunnar Jacobson '19

FROM THE THOS P. SWEENEY LIBRARY 

Last Friday ended another successful Scholastic Book Fair at the Academy. The students showed great interest and enthusiasm in the books and raffle table. A special thank you to Marie Gilligan for all of her support during this event.  Please mark your calendars for our final Box Tops BlitzPlease send your son's Box Tops (labeled with his name and homeroom for the competition running May 14th-18th

SALLIES ROBOTICS CLUB INVITATION

Salesianum Robotics Club
Invites students in grades 5-8 and their families to
Interactive Drone Race Day on Friday, May 11th from 3:30 to 5:20pm in the school gym.
Registration is required. Email info@salesianum.org
Come fly drones + learn about how they're built
and take part in an Indoor Drone Race with a Tiny Drone (safe for beginners). 

CHORAL REMINDERS

Mastersinger Rehearsals
for 'Sanctus' will be
Thursday, 5/3  3-3:40pm
Tuesday,5/8   3-3:40pm
Thursday, 5/10  3-3:40pm

The Evening of the Arts Spring Concert is Wednesday, May 16th. Rehearsals for All Singers will be Tuesday, 5/11 & Friday, 5/11 (2:50-4pm) 

LOWER FORM MOVIE NIGHT 

The 2017-2018 SEA Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting Lower Form Movie Night on Friday, May 18th. The movie and exact time will be decided this week. NJHS students will sell snacks and drinks.  Save the Date! 

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL CAMP

RHBA presents two Summer 2018 camps--geared for players entering grades 1-8. Students will learn
the fundamentals.
Click here for info about the softball camp and here for info regarding baseball camp.

SUMMER THEATRE OPPORTUNITIES
Shoestring Productions of Brandywine Valley will conduct their annual theatre workshops during June and July at SEA. For details, dates, and further information, click here. To  audition for the Showcase Tour or Musical Theatre Audition Skills class contact Ms. DeHart. These co-ed programs are ages 6-16
48th ANNUAL SEA BASKETBALL CAMP
This year's camp is for
BOYS and GIRLS entering Grades 1 & 2 in the Fall
(This Group will be co-ed full day camp (8:30am-3pm)
and/or  ♦ for BOYS entering Grades 3-8 in Fall 2018.  For more information or to register, click here.
RIPPIN' ROPE LACROSSE CAMP AT SEA
Rippin' Rope Lacrosse Camp directed by Pete Duncan (also head boys' lacrosse coach at Archmere Academy), is in its 16th year! SEA Sessions are  ♦July 23rd-27th (9-1)
Co-Ed for Ages 6-16
♦July 30th - August 3rd (9-1)
For Boys Ages 6 -16
Register here using code (LancersLax) for 10% off.
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MOREAU REFLECTION
Week of April 30th

"Our zeal must always be guided
by charity, so everything will be done with strength and gentleness; strength because
we are courageous, gentleness because Jesus is our model."

Blessed Moreau  
Christian Education


FOOTBALL 
Our newest camp is directed by Sallies' WR & LB Coach Dave Willard and  takes place 7/30-8/2.
Get details here.

RE ENROLLING
Please be reminded that we need your son's 2018-2019 contract. Contact us with questions.

2nd ANNUAL
BOOT CAMP
Could SEA's (Co-Ed) Academic Boot Camp benefit your rising 3rd-9th grade student? Look into it! Click here for dates and other details.

NO AFTERCARE
Please recall that there is no aftercare on Wednesday, 6/6
or Thursday, 6/7

CLASS of 2019

Next Saturday (5/5) Malvern Prep is offering another practice test for seventh graders.
Get more info here.

2018-2019 
CALENDAR
Please click here to view SEA's important 2018-2019 calendar dates.

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COMING UP

TONIGHT-SUNDAY
SEA Spring Musical

FRIDAY, 5/4
No School

FRIDAY, 5/11
♥ Mother's Day Mass
♥ K-1 Tea with Mom

TUESDAY, 5/15
Honors Math Assessment (gr 3-6)

TUESDAY, 5/15
NJHS 2018-2019 Induction Ceremony

WEDNESDAY, 5/16
Evening of the Arts
(Grades 4-8)

FRIDAY, 5/18
LF Movie Night 
(Details soon!)


FRIDAY, 5/18
Field Day after 9am Athletic Awards Assembly


LETTER DAYS

MONDAY, 4/30
'c' day

TUESDAY, 5/1
'd' day

WEDNESDAY, 5/2
'e' day

THURSDAY, 5/3
'f' day

MONDAY, 5/7
'a' day


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