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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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

Lord, help me do my part to protect and defend all human life. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 5:00pm: Boys’ JV hockey vs. Minneapolis coop @ Parade Ice Garden
  • 5:00pm: Wrestling triangular @ Concordia Academy
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ 9 gold basketball @ Maranatha Christian Academy
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey @ Minnehaha Academy South Campus
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity hockey vs. Minneapolis coop @ Parade Ice Garden

Students, you may now sign up in the Main Office if you wish to donate blood on Friday, January 30. All sign ups must be completed by 3pm on Wednesday January 28. Students age 16 must have a signed permission form on file from their parents in order to be eligible to donate blood. All students 16+ must meet the height and weight requirements. Students under the age of 16 are not eligible to donate. Please see Ms. Weeks with questions.
Winterfest is coming! The weeklong event kicks off next Monday. And junior and senior boys can sign up now for the Powderpuff volleyball game, which will be played after school Monday in the Gym. Sign up on the sheet outside the boys’ locker room. We’ll post more Winterfest details, including out-of-uniform days, soon.
Lasallian Ministry will meet today for the first time this semester. All are welcome. The meeting will be in the Robert Casanova Room from 7:30-8:20am. Snacks will be provided.
Chess Club has been moved to THURSDAYS. Join us today for some friendly competition from 3:15-4:30pm in Room A204. E-mail Ms. Kocourek if you are interested, or just stop in. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to pros! It may be possible to earn a school letter for chess club.
Come to the Robert Casanova Room tomorrow during your lunch to learn more about what career may be a good fit for you. Bring your lunch and iPad for a fun and interactive exploration of careers. You don’t need to register, but you are encouraged to get a pass from the Guidance office to move to the front of the lunch line. See you there!
Your next opportunity to volunteer serving the afternoon meal at Sharing & Caring Hands is a week from tomorrow – Wednesday, January 28. Please email Miss Barry if you are interested in serving.
Make your voice heard in state government and help lobby for a 40% renewable energy standard in Minnesota by 2030. You are invited to come to Minnesota Environmental Lobby Day at the State Capitol on Monday, February 2. Sign up here. Contact Kumar Flower Kay for more information. Transportation will be provided to and from DeLaSalle.

In the morning, learn more about this issue and how to speak to your legislator in an effective way. Then you will meet with your state senator and representative to talk to them about this issue and any other issues that are important to you. After a free lunch, you can participate in a youth-only, youth-led meeting with Governor Dayton to speak to him directly about the issues that matter to us as young people.  This is a great opportunity that doesn’t come around often!

If you are interested in playing boys’ tennis this year, please email Coach Barry ( as soon as possible and sign up during your lunch hour on Friday, February 13. Coach will provide updates before the start of the season.
Do you want to learn more about metal working? Vesper Atelier in Northeast Minneapolis is offering a high school workshop for students who are interested in TIG welding, plasma cut and pour bronze. Sign up today for a two-week, four class sampler for $69 to be held the first two weeks of February. See Ms. Megan for more information. Call 612-750-9538 or visit their webpage to register. The studio is located in the Casket Arts Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

You are invited to a prayer service for life at Lumen Christi Catholic Church (2055 Bohland Ave., St. Paul) on Thursday, January 29 at 7:00pm. Meet in the chapel for scripture readings, Mass, and prayer. A social with refreshments will follow.
On President’s Day, Monday, February 16, DeLaSalle will be the site for the 3rd annual Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit. Sponsored by St. Mary’s University, this gathering is focused on bringing together youth, parents and educators to engage in dialogue and creative problem solving surrounding the inequities and gaps in our educational system. We are seeking 15 students who can serve as hosts for our guests as well as conference participants. If you are interested and able to participate, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp for more details. Some Christian Service Hours will be awarded.
Volunteer at Jenny Lind school’s open gym this Friday from 6:00-7:00pm. You can help with open gym, basketball, bouncy houses for younger students, food, and games. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kathleen Stratton. Please send a message from your personal email since emails between you and Ms. Stratton may get filtered out of DeLaSalle’s email system.

Looking for 20 students to serve dinner at Our Lady of Lourdes feast on Wednesday, February 11 from 4:45pm – 9:45pm. If you are interested, please email Mr. CJ Hallman as soon as possible.