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Daily Announcements
Natalie Livengood
Thursday, May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

 

Menu: Bosco Sticks, Corn, Veggie Tray, Pears and Milk Friday: BBQ Pork/ Sloppy Joe, French Fries, Cole Slaw, Veggie Tray, Applesauce and 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 none today!

 

Jeans Day tomorrow!! – Last Friday of the month.

 

Corny Joke of the Day: Why was there thunder and lightning in the lab? ..................The scientists were brainstorming!

 

Today is the Feast of Saint Gregory VII: The 10th century and the first half of the 11th were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman families. In 1049, things began to change when Pope Leo IX, a reformer, was elected. He brought a young monk named Hildebrand to Rome as his counselor and special representative on important missions. Hildebrand was to become Gregory VII. Three evils plagued the Church then: simony–the buying and selling of sacred offices and things; the unlawful marriage of the clergy; and lay investiture—kings and nobles controlling the appointment of Church officials. To all of these Hildebrand directed his reformer’s attention, first as counselor to the popes and later as pope himself. Gregory’s papal letters stress the role of the bishop of Rome as the vicar of Christ and the visible center of unity in the Church. He is well known for his long dispute with Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV over who should control the selection of bishops and abbots. Gregory fiercely resisted any attack on the liberty of the Church. For this he suffered and finally died in exile. Thirty years later the Church finally won its struggle against lay investiture.

 

Today is Lucky Penny Day! Perhaps a Lucky Penny will be lucky for you today. Taken at face value, a penny doesn't buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents days, a penny bought a lot of things. Most notably, "Penny Candy" got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. Inflation year after year after year, eroded the penny's value. There has even been some discussion as to whether to discontinue the penny! The penny still serves a very useful purpose...  at least some of them are lucky pennies.  Lucky pennies are found on the ground. Not all of the pennies you find will be lucky. But, it will only take one lucky penny used to scratch off the mega winner on a scratch-off ticket. Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up.

 

Fun Fact of the Day: Pennies were the very first coins minted in the United States. In March 1793, the mint distributed 11,178 copper cents. The Lincoln penny was first minted and circulated in 1909, the 100th anniversary of his birth.

 

Have a Great Day!