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Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

In receiving ashes, God, may Your spirit of penance inspire me, accompany my fasting, and sanctify it. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 6:00pm: Boys’ varsity hockey section quarterfinal vs. St. Paul Johnson @ Aldrich Ice Arena

The GREEN team recently did a waste sort, which helps us learn how much and the kind of waste we collect. [We have to do the sort as part of our recycling grant with Hennepin County.] The good news is that we do well at recycling the right items. The bad news? 81 percent of the material that you throw into the trash at lunch actually belongs in the organics or recycling cans. All you need to do is take a few extra seconds at lunch to make sure the right materials end up in the right bins. We could be producing 81 percent less trash than we currently do.

The only things that need to go into trash are:
Hamburger/cookie bags
Chip bags
Dressing/mayo packets
Plastic wrap

Lasallian Ministry meets today from 7:30-8:20am in the Robert Casanova Room, all are welcome. Rebecca Erickson from the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis will be our guest presenter. The presentation will include information about the SVC as well as resources for community outreach and prevention.

The girls’ golf coach will be here today during all lunches in the Florance Center. Stop by and sign up!

There will be a meeting at 5:30pm today at Minnehaha Academy for any boys who want to play lacrosse this spring, regardless of experience. The meeting will happen at the Upper School Campus (3100 W. River Parkway).


Interested in learning to play chess? Already know how to play chess? Either way, join us for chess club today, 3:15-4:30, in room A204. We play chess at all levels and are willing to teach you how to play. And, if nothing else, come for the treats!

Seniors, the deadline to order your cap and gown for graduation from Jostens is next Thursday. You and your family also have the option to buy other graduation accessories, including photo announcements, invitations, thank you cards, and mementos.

You can also place an order for a class ring through Jostens. Visit their website for more information.;

Parents of juniors and seniors – WE NEED YOU for the ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY!! A little of your time can help make this senior send-off tradition a great time full of memories for the Class of 2015. Please come to our next meeting on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00pm in the DeLaSalle Library to find out how you can help.

SENIORS: SAVE THE DATE FOR THE SENIOR GRAD PARTY!! The Class of 2015 is invited to an ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY following Commencement on Thursday, May 21. Stay tuned for details — it will be a night you’ll always remember!

Remember, your enrollment contract, along with a non-refundable $350 registration deposit, are due by Friday, February 27. You can learn more about registration here.

Parents, please join the college advising staff for our monthly parent education session this Tuesday from 7:30-8:30am. We will introduce you to Naviance, our web-based college planning tool.  You will learn what it is, and how your student will use it in their post high school planning process throughout their high school career.  We will take you on a virtual tour of the college readiness and college planning tasks within Naviance and let you know how you can support your student with this tool as they progress through the college planning process.  For those who could not make our evening presentation last month on Naviance, we will be doing it again for our AM commuters.  We will have croissants and coffee at this informal gathering. ALL ARE WELCOME!