July 2015

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Lord, help me to rest awhile in the cooling shade of your presence. Slow down my restless heart and fill me with gentle compassion for all your people. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

 

On July 6, DeLaSalle communicated via email or recorded telephone call with each family with instructions about how to register for a required school orientation session. All students and a parent/guardian are required to attend at least one school orientation session before the 2015-16 year begins. At orientation, students will receive a new iPad Air and we will share important school updates.

If you received an email, please follow the link and select the orientation session you wish to attend. If you have more than one child at DeLaSalle, you will receive an individual email for each one. Simply click the link in each message and sign your child up.

If you received a recorded telephone call (because we do not have an email address on file for you), please call Kayla Bryson-Tucker at 612.676.7650 to sign up. If you get her voicemail, please clearly leave your name and telephone number and we will return your call.

Orientation sessions are scheduled:

  • Tuesday, August 4, 9:00am
  • Tuesday, August 4, 6:00pm (SESSION FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSED)
  • Wednesday, August 5, 6:00pm
  • Thursday, August 6, 9:00am
  • Tuesday, August 11, 9:00am
  • Tuesday, August 11, 6:00pm
  • Thursday, August 20, 6:00pm

Before your orientation session, we will ask you to complete some required information that must be updated annually. We will communicate more information shortly about the forms.

Students who want to participate in a fall activity should note these key dates, make sure a current physical is on file (current is defined as within the last three years), and complete required MSHSL paperwork, including an Eligibility Statement. Please return doctor-completed physical forms to DeLaSalle and clearly mark “Student Physical” on the envelope.

  • TRIA Orthopaedic Center Free Sports Physicals
    Wednesday, July 22, 5:00-8:00pm
    Saturday, July 25, 9:00am-12:00pm
    TRIA will offer free sports physicals. No appointment necessary. Bring immunization records, if possible.
  • CVS Minute Clinic
    Among other options students and families may consider is receiving a sports physical from CVS Minute Clinics, which are now located in most major Target stores. For a limited time, a $10 discount on sports physicals drops the price to $49.
  • Athletic Eligibility Meeting
    Thursday, August 6, 6:00pm, DeLaSalle High School
    You and your child are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting to learn about eligibility policies of DeLaSalle and the Minnesota State High School League for student-athletes. Coaches will also be available to discuss fall schedules, expectations and goals.
  • First Day of Fall Sports Practices
    Monday, August 10 or Monday, August 17

Seniors, get a jump on your college prep with two events on Wednesday, August 5.

  • Essay Writing Workshop
    10:30am – 12:30pm
    Show up and STAND OUT!  Tips from a professional writer on making your college essay memorable.
  • Start Your Online College Application
    1:30pm – 3:30pm
    YES, it is time to get started. YES, you will be so happy you did!
    Bring Social Security Numbers for you & family members or have them available by cell phone.

You are welcome to attend one or both college prep events. Click here to RSVP.

The DeLaSalle School Store will be open this summer by appointment. Please contact Douge Schildgen at 612.859.5652 to schedule an appointment. Families who placed uniform orders by Friday, July 10 may pick up their order the week of August 17.

These lazy days of summer are a good time to work on required coursework if you are registered for an Advanced Placement or honors course or if you will be a junior. You can find out what work may be required by clicking here to see our “Summer Coursework” webpage.

DeLaSalle will be open during the summer. The school building and Main Office will be open weekdays from 8:00am-4:00pm, except for holidays. The school will be closed on weekends. You may find how to contact staff through our online staff directory.

Construction is underway on DeLaSalle’s new Center for Innovative Learning. You can follow the project through pictures and other updates throughout the summer and fall on the project webpage.

The second semester Honor Roll has been released. Congratulations to those students who earned a place on the High Honor or Honor Roll for their outstanding work in the classroom.

Have a summer job, play in a sports league, or want to hang out with your friends but don’t have a car? Ride the bus or light rail. For just $20, you can get a special Summer Student Pass that gives you unlimited rides on buses and light rail all summer long. The pass is valid daily from 5:00am-10:00pm from June 1-September 8. Click here for more information, including how to buy your pass.

In the 2014-2015 Yearbook “Recognize”, did you see splatters of paint with a B inside? Those mark photos which work with Blippar. Blippar is an app that will add extra depth to the yearbook’s pages. Download the free app for iOS or Android and scan any image with the Blippar logo to enjoy extra features and photos.

Summer time is a great opportunity to get involved in Christian Service.  Many organizations have been contacting us to set up summer assistance.  Please see Mr. Hallman for ideas of places you can serve.  If you complete an activity during the summer, you may wait until the fall to turn in your completed validation forms.  All validation forms are available by clicking here.

St. Mark’s School in St. Paul is looking for student workers who can help with cleaning and other maintenance needs at the school this summer. You can earn Christian Service Hours. Please contact the school if you are interested by calling 651-644-3380 or emailing their principal, Mr. Zecker.

The Scholarship Bulletin has recently been updated.  Please click here to see all the opportunities available to you.

JUNIORS:  Check out the QuestBridge Prep Scholarship just for you.  You must register as a Junior to be considered for scholarship that may cover your entire 4-year tuition!