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Friday, October 9, 2015

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

Lord, we give thanks for the many benefactors and supporters of DeLaSale, who will share of their time and generosity this weekend at our Christian Brothers’ Gala. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 4:15pm: Girls’ JV soccer vs. Washburn @ Pearl Park
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ B soccer vs. Washburn @ Pearl Park
  • 4:30pm: JV football @ St. Louis Park

All college visits take place in the Guidance office, unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.

-9:00-9:30am: University of Mary

-11:00am-1:30pm: US Marines (Florance Center)
-1:15-2:45pm: Luther College

-10:45-11:15am: Carleton College
-1:00-2:00pm: Mount St. Mary’s
-2:00-3:00pm: Maryland Institute College of Art
-7:00-9:00pm: Visual & Performing Arts National College Fair (Minneapolis Convention Center)

​Today is the deadline to register for winter sports. If you intend on trying out and playing a winter sport, you must register, even if you have already signed up on a sheet in the Florance Center during lunches. Please look for an email with a link to register and follow the instructions. This is not binding you to play, and there are no fees associated.

​The deadline to apply for free and reduced lunch benefits is today. Families must submit a new application each year even if a student qualified for and received free and reduced lunch benefits last year. Please click here to download the application [forma en español]. Contact Ms. Pam Beckman with any questions.

​Students will meet with academic mentors after 1st hour on Tuesday to discuss academic progress. Please bring homework or other materials to work on quietly.

​All parents are invited to the October meeting of the Parent Association on Monday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Library.

Following a brief social, providing parents the opportunity to meet other parents, the featured presentation will be on DeLaSalle’s unique Global Advantage Program. Learn about the goals and features of the program, how students may participate in academic trips or exchange programs, how families may become hosts for international students, and much more.

​Seniors and their families may now order graduation accessories from Jostens. Students received an order package during a meeting yesterday with a Jostens representative. Students who did not receive an information packet may pick one up from the Guidance office. Orders may be placed on Tuesday, October 13, when the representative returns and will be available during student lunches. Payment plans are available.

While the order form inside the packet students received included blank spaces to fill in cap and gown information, seniors should instead complete this Google form with their name, height, and weight.

Please visit the Jostens website for more information.

​Six students are needed to greet guests attending the Dartmouth College Information Night on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30-9:00pm. Sign-up via Naivance: DartmouthCollegeHosts.  This is a great opportunity to earn Christian Service hours and discover more about Dartmouth!  If you have questions, please contact Ms. Carter.

​The Mock Trial team meets Tuesday from 3:15-4:30pm in Room B301 (Ms. Post’s room). Please let Ms. Hank know if you cannot attend.

​The Lord of the Rings Book Club meets for our first discussion on Friday, October 23 from 3:10-4:00pm in Room B213 (Ms. Priem’s room).  We will be discussing chapters 1-3 of The Hobbit. We are starting a new year with many new members and everyone is welcome. If you have questions, ask Mrs. Arens, Mr. Newman, Mrs. Priem or Mrs. Wojda.

​We are looking for artwork for our DeLaSalle Christmas card this year.  The piece needs to be 5″x7″ or 9″x12″ using any medium and designed with a Holiday theme. Submit your piece by Monday, October 19. Special gift for the chosen piece.  See Ms. Megan if you have any questions.

​WHY IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH IMPORTANT? It is a time to move away from the ways people disrespect life through war, pornography, poverty, abuse of the elderly, neglect of children, and abortion. At DeLaSalle, we focus on daily supplies for babies born to families in need.  Every donation you bring in to Lasallian Ministry or to Albers Atrium, whether big or small, will go to the Northside Total Life Care Center. Give a little … for the babies!

Are you applying for college? Here are some helpful tips, courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

  • Apply online early, don’t wait until the deadline date to apply.
  • Take your time and be thoughtful when writing responses to questions on the application,
  • Responses to the written statement will help inform admission counselors who the applicant is, their interests, and the contributions they can expect in the campus community.
  • Students should provide an email address that is checked regularly when submitting an application.
  • Write down (and put in a safe place) any passwords you create.