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Thursday, December 4, 2014 – First Week of Advent

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

God, give me a deeper appreciation and respect for the little gifts in my life. Amen

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

Daily Digest

ENTREE: FRITO PIE WITH CORN AND FRUIT; A LA CARTE: CHEF SALAD, SALAMI AND SWISS ON KAISER, BROWNIES

A reminder for those students who signed up to shop for our Christmas Basket project that we will meet in Albers Atrium right after school this Friday. The bus will depart at 3:15pm and should return by 5:30pm. If you did not sign up but would still like to come, please let Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry know.
Students, please check your email for a link to complete a survey about Diversity Week. Lasallian Ministry wants to hear your opinions. Please take a moment to complete the survey today during your mentor meeting.
All are welcome to come to the Lasallian Ministry meeting today at 7:30am in the Robert Casanova Room. We welcome special guest, Mr. Tim Marburger, who is the Director of Fundraising & Special Events for the Aliveness Project. The Aliveness Project is one of the groups that DeLaSalle works with to raise money and buy gifts for families we spiritually adopt this time of year. Founded by the HIV and AIDS community in 1985, the Aliveness Project is an alternative source of empowerment, services and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Come support the DeLaSalle Varsity and Junior Varsity Competition Cheer Teams as they host and compete at their very own DeLaSalle Winterfest Competition this Saturday at 10:30am in the Main Gym. The cost is $5 per person. See teams from Champlin Park, Edina, Jackson County Central and more jump, tumble, stunt, and dance their hearts out to win 1st place!\

This competition is a a fundraiser for the varsity cheer team to get to the National Competition in Florida in February (the competition will be broadcast on ESPN). Your support would mean the world!

Many of you still have not picked up your school pictures yet. Please pick up your pictures as soon as possible from the Administration Office, which is on the 2nd floor between the A and B Buildings.

There will be a uniform inspection this week. All students are expected to be in compliance with our school uniform policy, if not, students will be issued Minor Violations. Please take time to review the Student Parent Handbook, and see Ms. Weeks with any questions.
Students please be sure to carefully sort all food, trash, and dishes from your lunch tray when composting. We have seen dishes and silverware items being placed in the compost and recycling bins. Carefully sorting only takes a minute and has numerous benefits for our school and larger community! Thank you in advance for your awareness and support for all GREEN initiatives!
Come Christmas caroling with Lasallian Ministry at Catholic Eldercare on Thursday, December 11 from 3:15-4:30pm. When we return, we will have dinner and a movie in the Lasallian Ministry office. Everything should be over by 7:00pm. Please e-mail Ms. Briars to sign up, or, stop by the Lasallian Ministry office.
From February 6-8, DeLaSalle students are invited to travel to Chicago for a weekend retreat focused on Social Justice and advocacy. If you are interested in participating, please stop by Lasallian Ministry for an information sheet. Applications and deposits for the trip will be due on Tuesday, December 16. Some scholarship money is available for those in need. Christian Service Hours are awarded.
We will gather as a school community Monday after first hour in the Florance Center for a Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This is a day we commemorate Mary, the Blessed Mother of Jesus, who was conceived without original sin. Our celebrant for Mass is Fr. Jack Long from St. Stephen’s Parish in Anoka.