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Monday, September 29, 2014

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

God, as I open my eyes to the world, please open my eyes to what you want me to do in it today. Amen

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

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule today because of our assembly between 1st and 2nd periods.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:09
  • Assembly: 9:14-10:10
  • Period 2: 10:18-10:54
  • Period 3: 10:59-11:35
  • Period 4: 11:40-12:16
  • Period 5: 12-21-12:57
  • Period 6: 1:02-1:38
  • Period 7: 1:43-2:19
  • Period 8: 2:24-3:00


  • 4:15pm: Girls’ JV soccer vs. Southwest @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C soccer vs. Southwest @ Ft. Snelling
  • 5:15pm: C volleyball vs. Rockford @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:15pm: JV volleyball vs. Rockford @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Varsity volleyball vs. Rockford @ DeLaSalle

All college visits take place in the Guidance office, unless otherwise noted. Please get a pass from your teacher to meet with the college representative.


  • 9:15-10:15am: Bard College
  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Washington University
  • 12:00-1:00pm: St. Mary’s University
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Marquette University


  • 11:00am-12:00pm: Creighton University
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Hamline University
  • 2:30-3:00pm: Emory University

The DeLaSalle community has made a commitment this year to raise funds for a non-profit called h20 for life. We will be partnered with a school in a developing country in need of water, filtration resources, and hygiene education. Katie Spotz – a national speaker – will share more information about the project during an all-school assembly after 1st hour on Monday.
All students must display a valid parking permit in their vehicle in order to park in the school parking lot. Vehicles without valid parking permits may be ticketed and/or towed. No more parking permits will be sold.
If you have a negative lunch account balance of $5, you will not be able to buy food in the DeLaSalle Cafe starting on Monday, October 13. Instead you will receive a bag lunch with a sandwich, an apple, a bag of carrots and milk. You or your parents/guardians may put money into your cafeteria account by depositing cash or a check in the Main Office. Families may also deposit money electronically into cafeteria accounts. Visit the DeLaSalle Cafe webpage for instructions and more information.
All seniors – remember that all of your Christian Service hours must be documented no later than January 23, 2015. This is less than four months away! Now is the time to figure out your plan. Stop by Campus Ministry to see Mr. Hallman for tips, forms and information which can also be found on the Christian Service webpage.
Project for Pride in Living Youth Development has two volunteer opportunities to help students from low-income families achieve success in school and life. Apply today to volunteer at one of these locations:

  • PPL Scholars @ Obama Elementary is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program for students in grades 1st-8th living in affordable housing. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm at 707 Holly Ave, St. Paul.
  • PPL Scholars in New Hope is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program for students in 6th-10th grades living in affordable housing. Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at 5501 Boone Ave, New Hope.

Start a new week with a meditation and get a manicure – all before school. Meet in Ms. Lyngen’s room, B206, at 7:30am.
Day 3 of the tournament is Monday from 7:45-8:25am in the same location. Kibitzers welcome.
Juniors, you will gather as a class for a retreat on Wednesday. This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share. Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up your absence through the guidance of Lasallian Ministry
  • You must be in uniform on retreat day.
  • Bring a bag lunch, one beverage will be provided.
  • All books, bags, headphones, cell phones, iPads, etc. must be left at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and will move to the Albers Atrium to board buses, which will bring you to the retreat site.
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • See Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions or concerns.

A reminder to all students – We’re producing a 9th grade show this year and we want De students to help write them. Any current De student may enter. The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 1. The rules can be found on the DeLaSalle Theatre page and on the Call Board right outside the Main Gym. All short plays/stories/poems/ideas are welcome. Email James Buffington with submissions and/or any questions.
DeLaSalle Theatre is hosting a information meeting for all parents and De theater enthusiasts to kick off the new season. We’ll meet on stage in the Florance Center on Thursday at 6:00pm. You’ll learn more about this year’s student theater opportunities, meet the artistic staff, and find out how you can take part in the many parent-supported theatre activities throughout the year. Come prepared to share your ideas. Can’t attend but want more information? Email James Buffington.
Students are invited to join the counselors and presenter Lori Lindeen in the Robert Casanova Room for a College Essay Writing workshop tomorrow from 3:15-4:30pm. Lori teaches at the Loft Literary Center and has many years of experience coaching students in writing college essays.  Attending this workshop will help you get started on your college essay or give you some great ideas for working on as essay in progress.  Take advantage of this wonderful and free resource!
All seniors and parents are invited to learn more about the college application process during Senior College Planning Night on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Robert Casanova Room. Join us for an evening that will get you, and those helping you with your post high school plans, moving in a direction that will be helpful for all involved.  Your counselors will be give a presentation and have time for questions and answers. It will be informative and fun. All are welcome!
Parents are invited to come to the Guidance and Counseling office, B104, from 7:30-8:30am tomorrow to have croissants and coffee with the counseling staff.  This will be a monthly event with a different topic for discussion each month.  This month we will be discussing and overview of services that the guidance office offers. If you are wondering how the guidance office can support your family in the areas of college planning, social and emotional support, or academic support this session will be helpful.  Stop in on your way to work for some hospitality and get to know us and other DLS parents, all are welcome!
Come learn about the upcoming girls’ hockey season. Interested players and parents are invited to a brief meeting on Wednesday at 8:00pm in the Campus Room on the north campus of Minnehaha Academy. Meet the coaches, meet new players and their families, learn about the upcoming schedule (including captains practices and tryouts), write checks for captains’ practices, Q & A
Three instructors will provide fall ice instruction at Minnehaha several times in October. Instruction is scheduled Monday through Thursday with captains running instruction on Fridays. Instruction times are from 5:00-6:00pm the weeks of October 13 and October 20 and from 5:30-6:30pm the weeks of October 27 and November 3. There is a cost associated with the instruction. Contact head coach Pat Griswold for more information.
The Lord of the Rings book club will meet for the first time this year on Tuesday, October 21, after school, in B209. We had a great time last year reading and discussing The Fellowship of the Ring. This year we are reading The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Plan to have read the first three chapters of The Two Towers for our first meeting. Hospitality is a virtue for hobbits so we always have food! New members of our fellowship are welcome!
Get a firsthand perspective of Tulane admissions from a Tulane admissions representative for our area while learning about the unique opportunities and academic values found in New Orleans. A representative will meet with interested students and parents on Monday, September 29 at 7:00pm at the Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington (3900 American Blvd. West, Bloomington, MN 55437). Please RSVP here or call 952-893-9500.
Admissions representatives from Lawrence University will hold individual interviews between today and next Monday. Click here to sign up and for further details:
Yearbook Back-to-School Sale”]For the month of September, yearbooks will be $40. You can order with credit card online or pick up and return an order form in the Main Office. Starting October 1st yearbooks will be $46 until December 31st. Questions please contact Ms Beckman at 612.676.7678. Online order: