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Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Founder’s Day

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

May the Spirit of God lead us, like it did St. John Baptist de La Salle, where we did not plan to go. Amen

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

Daily Digest

We will follow this adjusted class schedule because of our Founder’s Day Mass today:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:05
  • Period 2: 9:10-9:42
  • Period 3: 9:47-10:19
  • Period 4: 10:24-10:56
  • Period 5: 11:01-11:33
  • Period 6: 11:38-12:10
  • Period 7: 12:15-12:47
  • Period 8: 12:52-1:24
  • Founder’s Day Mass: 1:30-3:00


  • 3:30pm: Boys’ JV golf vs. Blake @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 3:30pm: Track & field @ Totino-Grace
  • 4:00pm: Varsity softball vs. Concordia Academy @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:00pm: JV softball vs. Concordia Academy @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis vs. Providence Academy @ Golden Valley Country Club
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis vs. Providence Academy @ Golden Valley Country Club
  • 4:00pm: Track & field meet @ Brooklyn Center
  • 4:15pm: C baseball vs. Edina @ Braemer Field #3
  • 4:15pm: JV baseball vs. Edina @ Garden Park
  • 5:00pm: C softball @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity lacrosse @ Owatonna

We will gather in the Main Gym at the end of the day to celebrate our annual Founder’s Day Mass. Founder’s Day is an event dedicated to recognizing the founder of the Christian Brothers and namesake of our school, St. John Baptist de La Salle. Our celebrant for Mass will be His Excellency Bishop Andrew Cozzens. We will remember three Christian Brothers who died this year for the deep impact they left on DeLaSalle – Brothers Dominic Kennedy, Cyril Litecky, and Basil Rothweiler. We will take time to honor our Alumni Scholarship, Giving Tree, and Jefferson Award recipients as well as two staff members with the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award and the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award.

Please note that, to accommodate our many guests today, the first row of the parking lot closest to the school will be coned off. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

And, because the Mass and Founder’s Day program is scheduled for the afternoon, we will postpone the ice cream treats that we traditionally serve until lunches tomorrow.

Good luck to those taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams today.

  • AP Spanish: This test will begin in the Rothweiler Room in the morning and move to the computer lab, B201, late morning.  This test will conclude at staggered times beginning at 12:45.  Students will pick up a box lunch and join the Founder’s Day Mass when they are done eating.

Hallway Closings: The hallway outside the computer lab will be closed from about 11:00am to 1:00pm. Students will need to pass on the first floor of the B building by the Guidance office. Please be respectful of our testers

Tomorrow’s test: AP Us History will take place tomorrow morning in the LL Gray Gym. Students should report to the LL Gray Gym at 8:10am. The AP European History exam will take place in the Robert Casanova room tomorrow beginning at 12:00pm. Testers will attend periods 1-3, eat lunch period 4 and check into their testing location period 5.  This test will not conclude until about 3:30 please plan your after school activities and transportation accordingly as discussed prior to the test.

Interested in participating in Student Council next year? Here are some reminders:

  • All nomination forms are available in the Main Office.
  • Students must take the information sheet along with the nomination form to understand Student Council Expectations.
  • Executive Board nominations are due immediately this week, and Class Representative nominations are due next Thursday, May 14 by 4:00pm to Ms. Weeks’s office.
  • See Ms. Weeks or Mr. Zavitz with any questions about the elections process or student council requirements.

Now through the end of the school year, DeLaSalle is piloting a one-way traffic flow in front of the school. School days between 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-3:30pm, vehicles will be directed one-way westbound in front of DeLaSalle toward West Island Avenue. Parents may drop off their children along the one-way route in the morning, but must wait on West Island Avenue to pick up students in the afternoon. Vehicle traffic approaching DeLaSalle from West Island Avenue will not be able to turn right onto DeLaSalle Drive.

Please click here to see a map that shows the one-way traffic flow; click here for a map-that shows designated bus and student drop-off and pick-up locations, and click here for a map that shows the traffic barriers that will block eastbound traffic in front of the school.

The DeLaSalle Cafe is a pre paid lunch account system. As of today, if your account has a negative balance, you will not be able to purchase any items in the Cafe. All students who do have a negative balance will be offered a sack lunch with a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk.

This summer, DeLaSalle will be refreshing the devices for its IslePad one-to-one program with the purchase of new iPad Air devices. As part of this transition, DeLaSalle is offering students the opportunity to purchase their current iPad 2 device for $100. You may place orders now. The last day to place an order is May 15. This purchase price includes the case and charger that is currently assigned to the student. Click here to find the iPad Purchase Form. Devices that are not purchased will need to be returned on the last day of classes. Charges will be incurred for any damage to the device or charger.

Anyone interested in playing girls’ tennis this fall should stop and see Coach Barry and sign up.  Coach Barry will be in the Florance Center during all lunches tomorrow.

Come wet a line with the DeLaSalle Fishing Club. We’ll meet in front of school on Saturday at 9am and fish off the Island river banks. Bring your own fishing gear. If you are 16 or older, you need to buy a fishing license; licenses are sold at most gas stations. There will be prizes for biggest fish and most fish caught. All are welcome to join us. Email senior Francis Samuel with questions:

Join the DeLaSalle baseball program in its effort to strikeout cancer by donating toward cancer research during all Islander baseball games May 9. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Click here for more information.

Anyone who has ordered a yearbook has been entered into a drawing for a free yearbook. Yearbook orders received by today will be entered into tomorrow’s drawing.

Do you still need to order your yearbook? You can order on campus in the Main Office or the LTC. Contact Ms Beckman or 612.676.7678 with any questions. Only 2 yearbooks are still available.

The yearbook troll has gone hiding again. Find it and return it to Ms Beckman in the LTC for your choice of $5 gift card.​

Looking for 4 students to help with an event on Tuesday, May 12 for 4 hours. You would be a greeter for the entire event. If you are interested, please email Mr. Hallman by Tuesday.