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Friday, January 23, 2015

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

Lord, give me courage to do Your work. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball @ Visitation
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball @ Visitation
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball @ Visitation

Winterfest and Catholic Schools Week are right around the corner. A week full of fun starts Monday, with out-of-uniform days, after school activities, and more. Click here for a full schedule of Winterfest events.

Catholic Schools Week
This year, for Catholic Schools Week, we honor the commitment to the H2O for Life initiative that we started last fall with the visit of Katie Spotz and an initial collection. We are supporting a project to build a well for a school in Nicaragua. Our goal is to raise $2,000; so far, we have raised $1,033. Here is how you can help:

You can find 4 collection jars – one for each grade – on the staff table during lunches. You are encouraged to bring in donations (cash, change, checks) throughout the week. The goal is to collect the LEAST amount of money for your class by putting your donations into another class’s jar. The class with the LEAST amount collected by Friday will win an out of uniform day in February.

If we, as a school community, collect $2,000 or more, we will receive another late start day before the end of the school year. Don’t forget to bring in your donations!!!

Out of Uniform
Monday’s out of uniform theme is Pajama Day. Come to school looking like you just rolled out of bed! You may wear bathrobes, slippers, and even carry a blanket or a favorite stuffed animal.

Powderpuff Volleyball
Junior and senior boys may sign up now outside the boys’ locker room for the Powderpuff volleyball game after school on Monday. Not playing in the game? Come to the Main Gym right after school to cheer on!

Go Snow Tubing at Theodore Wirth
Put on your snow pants and tube down some fun hills with your friends! Buses depart DLS at 3:45pm and return at 6:45pm. All attendees must ride buses. Sign up for the event during lunches January 26-28 in the Florance Center. Tickets are $6 and will be sold at the event.

Annual Blood Drive
Students who are 16 and older can now sign up in the Main Office to donate blood next Friday. All sign ups must be completed by Wednesday at 3pm. 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.

Christian service hours are due today for all seniors. If you are a transfer student who is a 12th grader, your hours and paper are due March 6 by 3pm. Please see Mr. C.J. Hallman if you have questions about the service requirement.
Come to the Robert Casanova Room today 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!

You can help pick the Scripture theme for the next school year. Email Mr. Lieske with your suggestion for the Scripture theme by next Friday along with a brief explanation about why you chose the Scripture theme you did. You can also suggest the theme through any of your teachers or by dropping it off in the Administration Office.
Earn Christian Service hours while connecting with students from other Lasallian schools this summer at the Lasallian Youth Gathering in Chicago. The 2015 gathering, from June 21-26, focuses on the theme “Seeing with the Eyes of Faith” and is filled with keynote speakers, small faith sharing groups, engaging activities, service projects, and city day. The gathering costs $350 per person; you may pay an extra $15 if you want a linen packet that includes bed linens and towels. There will also be a travel fee depending on how many students decide to participate. You will receive 30 service hours for this trip. Stop by the Lasallian Ministry office to pick up registration materials. Registration, including a $50 deposit, is due on May 1.
DeLaSalle is sponsoring an immersion trip for students to De La Salle Blackfeet School on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Browning, Montana July 18-25.  If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please come to the Lasallian Ministry office for the last 20 minutes of your lunch period on Monday. Vanessa Voller, ’12 will also be present to share some information about another summer opportunity for students through the Amigos de las America’s program.

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!

The Islander boys’ basketball team has moved on to the next round in USA Today’s contest to find the best basketball program in the country. The top vote getter from each of the eight regions, plus two wild cards, will advance to the national round. You can vote here as many times as you want through next Thursday.
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.
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.