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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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

Lord, in a special way today, we ask you to bless nurses and those who care for others. Amen

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

Daily Digest

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.


  • 11:00am-12:00pm: North Dakota State University
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Student Council will sell wristbands for $1 today and tomorrow during lunches, and for $2 before school on Wednesday morning. Please adhere to all out of uniform guidelines, in particular, remember that no hats or yoga style pants are permitted. Complete Out of Uniform Policy is located in the Student Parent Handbook.
Come cheer on the Islanders to a state football championship. DeLaSalle plays Becker on Friday at 4:00pm at TCF Bank Stadium.

You may buy game tickets during lunches Thursday in the Florance Center and all day Friday, starting at 8:00am, in Albers Atrium. Tickets cost $13 for adults and $9 for students. Buy a state football t-shirt for $5 when you buy your game ticket.

School will get out at 2:36pm on Friday. Fan buses will leave from the front of DeLaSalle after school; the last fan bus will leave at 3:15pm.

There will be NO ST. PAUL OR SUBURBAN TRANSPORTATION after school on Friday. After school Minneapolis bus routes will operate, however pick-up will not happen until 3:15pm.

Join us after the game for a Welcome Home celebration in the Main Gym. Please note: Because of the play “M*A*S*H”, students will not be able to access their locker in the B building after 7:30pm on Friday.

Cyber Dust and Yik Yak have been added to the non-approved school apps list. If this is downloaded on your device, you will receive restrictions and all of your personal apps will be deleted. A reminder that all messaging or photo sharing apps are restricted from your iPad.
All boys’ basketball players who did not take the impact test this fall will be taking it on Tuesday at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Bus leaves DeLaSalle at 5:30pm and will return at approximately 8:30pm. Please plan on bringing something to eat as you will be able to eat prior to testing. Questions, talk with your basketball coach.
Come learn about the college financial aid process from a veteran college admissions representative. This free presentation is tomorrow at 6:30pm in the Robert Casanova Room for students and parents regardless of what college or university you are considering. All are welcome. The speaker will cover financial aid for all colleges including:

  • What is the financial aid process;
  • FAFSA and other forms;
  • What should I/we be doing now;
  • Getting over sticker shock, and,
  • Scholarships

Student artists – submit your artwork for a Scholastic Art Award! This national contest includes art in the following categories: comic art, design, digital art, drawing, fashion, film, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. There is also also a portfolio competition for seniors.

Any student who is interested in having their artwork considered for the regional show should see Ms. Lundstrum in B109 as soon as possible. All entries are due by 3:30pm on Tuesday, December 2. Students chosen to represent DeLaSalle at the regional competition will be notified by Thursday, December 4.

Mark your calendars for Lasallian Ministry this Thursday morning.  All are welcome to start their day learning a simple Middle Eastern line dance taught by the Hyebar Dancers who performed at Diversity Week.  Snacks and beverages are provided. Join us from 7:30-8:20am in the Robert Casanova Room.
Game Day in Lasallian Ministry is Thursday: Come to Lasallian Ministry during your lunch period for cards and board games.  Anyone who comes to play will receive a raffle ticket for a special prize.
The volleyball banquet will be held Sunday at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. The cost is $10 per person. Please RSVP with Coach Tate by Friday. Family members and friends are welcome to join as well. Kids 6 & Under eat free.
Volleyball will raise money by bagging groceries at the Cub Foods in St. Louis Park on Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm. It will be in two shifts of 4 hours: first shift 10am-2pm, second shift 2-6pm. Please sign up ASAP. We need 25 girls and 8 parents. This will go towards new changes coming next year so please help support the program. Friends and family members are welcome to help. Please email Coach Tate ASAP.
DeLaSalle Theatre will hold a dancing workshop Thursday after school in the Florance Center to help you prepare for musical auditions coming up in the first week of December. If you’ve never auditioned for a musical and are curious on what it’s all about, this is a perfect chance to try it out. Learn about the dances that will be part of the musical audition.

All students are welcome to participate – no previous musical experience necessary. Please RSVP to Mrs. Buffington if you plan to attend.

If you participated in a fall sport but are not participating in a winter sport, please clear out your gym locker as soon as possible.  Thank you!
Congratulations to Erin McCarthy ’18, who earned 7th place in the final round Friday at the state tournament in the girls’ 500-yard freestyle and 14th place in the final round of the 200-yard freestyle event. Way to go on an outstanding season.

Congratulations to Islanders varsity boys’ soccer coach Adam Pribyl, who was named the 2014 parochial/private Coach of the Year by the Minnesota State High School Coaching Association.
There’s still time to go to Costa Rica over spring break to learn about art and culture. If you are serious about going on the trip, please see Ms. Megan or Mr. Casey before Thanksgiving.