Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
God, may water, clean and lifegiving, be available to every living creature. Amen
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!
- 5:30pm: Boys’ JV basketball @ Concordia Academy
- 5:30pm: Boys’ C basketball @ Concordia Academy
- 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball vs. Concordia Academy @ DeLaSalle
- 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball @ Concordia Academy
- 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball vs. Concordia Academy @ DeLaSalle
- 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey vs. St. Paul Blades @ Minnehaha Academy South Campus
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. We had a slow start during lunches yesterday and early results show the class in the lead to win an out of uniform day is 11th grade (the class in last place is 10th grade). Crack open your piggy banks, ask your grandma for a check, hit up your boss.
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!!!
Today’s out of uniform day is Ugly Sweater Day. Nothing says “hello winter” like an old, ugly sweater. The older and uglier, the better.
Tomorrow’s out of uniform day is Any Decade Day. It’s history day (sort of). Dress from any period in history! You can be a caveman, a medieval knight, a founding father, an 80’s pop star, or whatever else strikes your fancy. Go back in time and pick your favorite era!
Go Snow Tubing at Theodore Wirth
Join us as we go snow tubing at Theodore Wirth tomorrow after school. Put on your snow pants and tube down some fun hills with your friends! Buses leave De at 3:45pm and return at 6:45pm. You must ride the bus to and from, if you plan to go. Click here to sign up if you want to go tubing (you must be logged in to your Student Apps account). Please remember to bring $6 with you to pay for the tubing.
Annual Blood Drive
Students who are 16 and older can now sign up in the Main Office to donate blood 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.
Students who have signed up are invited to a bagel breakfast in Mr. Zavitz’s room, B205, on Friday starting at 7:45am. Students may use their pass to the Blood Drive to get in to the breakfast.
Prayer Service Thursday
We will gather for a prayer service after 1st hour Thursday to celebrate Catholic Schools Week and to promote our partnership with H2O For Life. We welcome Deacon Mickey Friesen as our presider. Lasallian Ministry will not gather on this day due to the liturgy.
- When washing hands, turn off the water while you lather.
- Time your shower, try to keep it under five minutes.
- Turn off the water while you brush your teeth.
- Use cold water in your washing machine and only run full loads
- Use a reusable water bottle!
- Put plastic bottles filled with sand in your toilet tank to decrease the water volume you are flushing.
- Only run your dishwasher when it’s full.
- Invest in a rain barrel.
- Every time you flush the toilet 5-7 gallons of water is used. Only flush when necessary and don’t use the toilet as a trash can by putting kleenex, small trash in it.
- Don’t buy bottled water
Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid!
Roughly 80% of a baby’s body weight is from water!
Now you know…
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!