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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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

God, bless us today so that we may know the truth of your grace and grow closer to you.  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 today because of mentor meetings.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:08
  • Mentor meetings: 9:13-10:17
  • Period 2: 10:25-11:00
  • Period 3: 11:05-11:40
  • Period 4: 11:45-12:20
  • Period 5: 12:25-1:00
  • Period 6: 1:05-1:40
  • Period 7: 1:45-2:20
  • Period 8: 2:25-3:00


  • 4:00pm: Girls’ varsity tennis @ Highland Park
  • 4:30pm: Boys’ and girls’ cross country meet @ Battle Creek Regional Park

Parents are invited to our Back-to-School Night tonight at 6:00pm to meet their child’s academic mentor and teachers as they follow their child’s class schedule.

  • This event is typically well attended and we invite you to check in at Albers Atrium between 5:30-6:00pm. You may park in the school parking lots. Overflow pay parking is available in the St. Anthony Falls parking ramp at the corner of 2nd Ave. & 2nd St. SE. You may ride a free shuttle between the parking ramp and the school before and after the event.
  • To help your child’s academic mentor better understand your child and your family, please complete this Parent Mentor Survey. You may download the document to your personal computer. Click on the document link, then click on File, select “Download As”, and choose “Microsoft Word”. You may complete the form and either email it to your child’s academic mentor or print it and bring it with
    you to the mentor meeting on Wednesday. Blank copies will also be available on Wednesday evening.

Students: If you are not involved in an after school activity on Wednesday, please, leave campus immediately after school so we can get the school ready for our guests.

Students, you will meet with your academic mentor after 1st period today to review your progress in the first days of school and to set goals for the year. Please bring course materials to work on when you are not meeting individually with your mentor.

Enjoy the fresh air during your lunch! Founders Park is now open, weather permitting. Remember to be mindful of our neighbors and classes near Founders Park. Please be sure to clean up after yourself and make time for composting your food/trash items. Also, remember that DeLaSalle is a closed campus and students are not permitted to leave Founders Park.

When the first bell rings, students are welcome to go in the First Come First Serve Line. Once the second bell rings, we will stop students from entering the line, and will start calling students to eat by grade levels. We want students to hold each other accountable, so please pick up after yourselves and remind your peers. Make sure to check the lunch line order which will be posted on the left hand side of B110 (the entrance for the lunch line). This order is not set in stone and will change.

  • 4th Period 11 – 10 – 9
  • 5th Period 10 – 9 – 11
  • 6th Period 11 – 10 – 9

Because of the heat, the DeLaSalle Cafe will serve a cold sandwich bar, cold salads, and jello pudding today. Hamburgers will be available for purchase but the Cafe will likely not serve french fries or pizza because the heat produced by cooking those foods will add to an already hot kitchen. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Students may now register for the next driver’s education class, which will be taught by Ray Kroll ‘60 at DeLaSalle November 2-6, 9-13. Click here to download a registration form. You may return completed registration forms to the Administration Office. Registration forms are accepted until the class is filled. Classroom instruction costs $110 and behind-the-wheel instruction costs $330; students who register for both the class and behind-the-wheel instruction will pay $399.

Auditions for the fall plays – “Where the Wild Things Are” and “The Once and Future King” = wrap up today from 3:15-5:30pm in the Band Room. Call backs will be tomorrow, as needed.

You don’t need to prepare, you’ll be auditioning with provided materials. All experience levels are encouraged to audition. We’re looking for performers of all kinds: dancers, singers, musicians.

A note on both shows: Where the Wild Things Are is a ensemble created show and will be created by the students cast. The production will be performed October 22-24 at the Phoenix Theatre in Uptown Minneapolis.

The Once and Future King, the story of King Arthur, will be in the round and involved stage combat. The performance is scheduled November 13-14 and 19-21.

Calling all cheerleaders – both present and future!! It’s that time again. Come try out to be part of one of the best competition cheer teams in Minnesota! Tryouts for our competition teams will take place on Saturday, September 5th with tryout practices leading up to it. Don’t worry if you’ve never cheered before, we will use the tryout practices to teach all skills that will be necessary for the tryouts! These are open to everyone, even those in a fall sport. Tryout practices are in the Florance Center:

  • Thursday, September 3 from 5-6:30pm
  • Friday, September 4 from 3:30-5:30pm

Tryouts are Saturday, September 5 starting at 9am.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Coach Veronica. Hope to see you all there!

Lasallian Ministry will meet for the first time tomorrow at 7:30am in the open side of the Robert Casanova Room (Br. David’s old classroom).   We would like everyone to attend this meeting, even if you are already involved in Lasallian Ministry as we will be sharing information on several new opportunities, projects and programs being offered this year through Lasallian Ministry. If you cannot make the morning meeting but are still interested in participating, please stop by the Lasallian Ministry office for more information.

Want to give back to one of our own community members?  If you are free immediately after school on Friday, please join us as we help Ms. McAdams with some yard work. If you would like to help and can spare an hour or two, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp for more details.

You can support the boys’ soccer program by eating at the Chipotle on East Hennepin (by DeLaSalle) this Friday from 3:30-7:30pm. Mention that you are supporting DeLaSalle and the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from Friday’s sales. Then, come to the Island to support the varsity football team as we host Park Center at 7:00pm.

How would you like to see all of the Broadway touring musicals coming to Minneapolis for free? If you love musical theatre, don’t miss participating in this activity. The Critical Review program invites high students throughout the Twin Cities to see the whole season free and in addition learn the skills of a professional theatre critic and much more. Some show highlights this season are: The Little Mermaid; Beautiful — The Carole King Musical; Newsies; The Book of Mormon; and The Lion King.  Click here for more information. If you have questions, see Ms. Zawislak in B212. Applications should be posted on the website this month.