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Monday, February 23, 2015

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

I am working this Lent toward a heart that is firm and merciful, attentive and generous. Amen

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

Daily Digest


Today marks the beginning of Social Justice Awareness Week.  Our focus for the week is on Catholic Social Teachings as they relate to topics relevant to teens.  We have many informative and thought provoking activities in store for the DeLaSalle Community this week.  Please check out the signs around the building for more information and get involved.

Our item drive starts today to benefit YOUTHLINK.  Accepted items are listed on posters around the school. Please bring your items to your first hour class.  The first hour with the most items per capita will win breakfast for their class one day the following week.
•    Foot and hand warmers
•    Deodorant for men and women
•    Men’s boxers and briefs
•    Feminine hygiene products, in particular tampons
•    Toothbrushes

If your Canvas app crashes when you try to download a textbook, download it through Safari. Not only does it work, but it works a lot faster. If this doesn’t work, come to the library.

Also, just a reminder that we do not give out chargers to students who need to charge their iPads during the day. You may leave your iPad in the LTC to charge and come back for it later. We do not replace chargers. A working charger was given to you and it is your responsibility to maintain and/or replace as needed.

In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS).

The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes and treatments. By increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention, which can improve the likelihood of full recovery for millions.

The deadline is Friday to turn your 2015-16 registration materials, though you are encouraged to turn them in before then. You can learn more about registration here.

You can now Zumba after school on Mondays. Every Monday, now through Spring Break, a Zumba class will be offered Mondays from 4:15-5:00pm. We will meet in B209 and use a Zumba DVD. Zumba is a FUN, dance-based exercise that uses Latin music.  Zumba is good for the body, heart and the soul — come check it out!

Any Juniors or Seniors interested in helping with organizing this year’s Prom, please email Ms. Weeks before this Friday. An email will then be sent by Ms. Weeks to confirm your participation and to discuss our first meeting and next steps. See. Ms. Weeks with any questions.

Seniors, the deadline to order your cap and gown for graduation from Jostens is 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.;

Science Club picture day is Wednesday at 7:45am in B316. Experiment with Solid CO2 sublimation, nitrated cellulose, and a group picture!

Freshman softball begins Monday, March 2 at 3:15pm. Meet in the Main Gym. These practices will go all week. Any questions, please visit our webpage or stop in to see Mr. Heinecke or Mr. Rice. Hope to see you there.

Section tournaments are upon us and we will be hosting section basketball games in the next two weeks.  Just a reminder that everyone must pay during sections, your student ID will no longer be valid during tournament time.  Admission price for boys’ and girls’ first round basketball section games will be $8 for adults and $6 for students.  Please plan on paying if you are attending.  Thank you.

Voting is now open to help make the Islanders the best girls’ basketball team in the country through the USA Today contest. You can vote as many times as you wish between now and Friday, March 5. Click here to vote.

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!

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.