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Monday, December 8, 2014 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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

God, help me to be aware of and respond with kindness to the needs around me. Amen

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

Daily Digest

We will follow this shortened class schedule today because of the Mass after 1st hour.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:08
  • Mass: 9:13-10:17
  • Period 2: 10:25-11:00
  • Period 3: 11:05-11:40
  • Period 4: 11:45-12:20
  • Period 5: 12:25-1:00
  • Period 6: 1:05-1:40
  • Period 7: 1:45-2:20
  • Period 8: 2:25-3:00


We will gather as a school community after first hour today 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.
The DeLaSalle Parent Association invites all parents to help wrap Christmas gifts TONIGHT at 6:30pm. These are special Christmas gifts, that will be bought after school today by students with money raised as part of our annual Christmas Basket project. DeLaSalle will give to the gifts to families we have spiritually “adopted” through the Aliveness Project and Sponsor-A-Family Minnesota.

The Parent Association also will host a Parent Christmas Social in conjunction with the gift wrapping project, a chance for parents from all grade levels to meet each other and have oodles of holiday fun, while in support of a great cause. Lots of treats and goodies will be provided.

Please note, for this month only, the Gift Wrapping and Parent Social will take place in the Brother Basil Rothweiler Room, the conference room located in the Admissions/Development/Lasallian Ministry office area in the Grove Street building. Parents may park in front of school, but it’s suggested that they should drive around the block to reach the “Grove Street building.” Parking is available -on Grove Street or in the small lot alongside the building.

Stressed out with the end of the semester? Get a relaxing start to your week with a meditation and manicure. Meet in Ms. Lyngen’s room, B206, at 7:30am.

Come for an Hour of Coding after school Thursday in the computer lab. Learn about coding/programming with Mr Pearson. We will use Python language to learn about computer programming. See or email Mr Pearson if you have any questions. We’ll also see how much interest there might be in a Coding Club at school. See you Thursday!
Islanders, show us your creativity! Enter a contest with a video honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and you could win an Apple iPad Mini. The contest is sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity and the MLK Tribute Committee. The deadline to enter is December 31 at 11:59pm. Click here for more information. You can work on your own or with 4 other high school friends. Videos deemed acceptable will be posted online here by January 5 and you can watch and vote for the video you like. The winning videos will be announced and shown at the MLK Tribute Event on Thursday, January 22 at 7:30pm at the Ted Mann Concert Hall.
Come to the Lasallian Ministry meeting this week! But, you can sleep in a little Thursday because WE HAVE MOVED THE MEETING TO FRIDAY. Join us at 7:30am in the Robert Casanova Room to make Christmas cards for elderly shut-ins, decorate Christmas cookies, sip hot chocolate and participate in the yearly Christmas tradition of musical chairs.  Please bring a store bought snack to share (e.g. Christmas cookies, fruit, candy, crackers, donuts, whatever you wish)  All are welcome.