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Friday, October 24, 2014

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

Lord, bless our athletes with victory and help us all be humble sports. 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 the morning start-of-school assembly:

  • Assembly: 8:30-8:40
  • Period 1: 8:45-9:31
  • Period 2: 9:36-10:18
  • Period 3: 10:23-11:05
  • Period 4: 11:10-11:52
  • Period 5: 11:57-12:39
  • Period 6: 12:44-1:26
  • Period 7: 1:31-2:13
  • Period 8: 2:18-3:00

We will gather for a brief assembly today at 8:30am in the Main Gym to recognize John McFarling, who recently retired after 23 years in building maintenance. Students, please report to the Main Gym by 8:30am and sit with your classmates like you would for a Pepfest (i.e. 9th graders sit together, 10th graders sit together, etc.). Students will be dismissed to 1st hour immediately following the recognition.

Mr. McFarling worked every day to keep our school clean, make sure that heating, cooling, and other mechanical systems worked properly, and that facilities were set up for special events like an all school Mass or daily activities like student lunches. Thank you for your service, John McFarling!

Congratulations to Eli Baker ’15, whose penalty kick goal last night with 14.9 seconds left in overtime led the Islanders to a 1-0 win over Mahtomedi. The #1 seed Islanders play #5 seed Chaska in the Class A state boys’ soccer semifinal on Wednesday at 11:00am at St. Cloud State University.

Tickets for the semifinal game cost $10 for adults and $7 for students. You may buy tickets at the stadium starting one hour prior to kickoff.

Look for details on the DeLaSalle Facebook and Twitter feeds by lunchtime today about how to sign up for a fan bus and how Wednesday’s game will impact classes.

Get complete state tournament coverage here.

The Islander varsity volleyball team beat Blake last night in the first round of the Section 5AA playoffs. The #2 seed Islanders now face #3 seed Mound Westonka on Tuesday at 7:00pm at DeLaSalle. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students.

The varsity football team will host the section semifinal game against #4 seed Park Center tomorrow at 7:00pm. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Again, a reminder that everyone, including students, must pay.

Join DeLaSalle in a commitment to safe driving through the Celebrate My Drive campaign. Click here to commit to safe driving. That means two eyes on the road and two hands on the steering wheel. By committing to safe driving, you are protecting the health and safety of you and other drivers on the road. Your commitment could also help DeLaSalle win one of ten $100,000 grants or one of ninety $25,000 grants – and even a private concert by The Band Perry.
Get help after school today with your college application. Counselors and light snacks will be available in the Guidance office, B104, from 3:00-5:00pm. See you there!
DeLaSalle will host its first Open House for prospective students and families on Monday. Students, if you are not involved in an after school activity on Monday, please leave campus immediately after school so we can prepare our campus for visitors. Thank you!
Our 17th annual Diversity Week is next week. We kick off the week on Monday with a celebration of cultures and talents, and on Friday, performer Dr. Mykee Fowlin delivers a stirring piece called “I am not the Enemy.” Other highlights of the week include classroom presentations by Exposed Brick Theatre and our Annual Arts and Treats on Tuesday evening from 6:30-8:00pm.
Please join the Parent Association on Tuesday as we enjoy ARTS and TREATS, a family celebration of Diversity Week. Treats will be at 6:30pm and the program to follow at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. All are welcome to this FREE event, bring family and friends. We encourage all to bring a sweet or savory treat to share that reflects your heritage, treats must be store-bought. Come see a festive celebration of culture through song, dance, art and spoken word. We are still in need of some set-up and serving volunteers. Please contact Karin Glanville or Jackie Schluter-Johnson if you would like to help! Please help support and celebrate our diversity at DE!
Stressed out? Start your Monday with a meditation and a manicure. Meet in Ms. Lyngen’s room, B206, at 7:30am.
Come to the Chapel for an after school Mass on Tuesday at 3:15pm. All are welcome. The Chapel is located right above the Lasallian Ministry office.
How about getting everyone at your lunch table (or two) to pitch in a buck to give little one a lovable Lil Toy? Do it for the little kids who have so little. Bring items to Lasallian Ministry all month.