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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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

May I mindfully appreciate the diversity of every being that I encounter, who, like flowers, bring beauty, variety, and sustenance to our world. Amen

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

Daily Digest


  • 5:00pm: Boys’ soccer sections vs. Totino-Grace @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ soccer sections vs. Minnehaha Academy @ DeLaSalle

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.

-11:15am-12:15pm: Dartmouth College
-12:00-12:45pm: Georgetown University

​Today is our first organization sponsored Out of Uniform day.  Lasallian Ministry is the sponsor and any money that is raised goes to help maintain excellent Lasallian Ministry and multicultural programming for our community. Just a reminder too that a portion of the proceeds from Out of Uniform days support our twin school in Kenya.

Wristbands were sold for $2 before school today. You MUST wear this wristband in order to come to school out of uniform.  Please see the guidelines for out of uniform day in the student handbook.

The National College Fair is Wednesday and Thursday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Click here to learn more, including which of the more 300 colleges and universities will be represented.

Seniors, consider attending the Wednesday evening session from 4:30-8:00pm if you still want to look at colleges and/or touch base with some admissions counselors.

Juniors, you will go to the college fair as a class on Thursday. Remember, you must be dressed in your school uniform and should bring a coat. Please register for the fair before you go, directions are posted in your Social Studies classroom. Do a college search on Naviance or at least have a good idea of some colleges you would like to see at the fair. On Thursday, you will check in with your first hour teacher. Know what bus you ride; this will be announced again in your Social Studies class.

​This week we celebrate and honor the rich diversity that is present at DeLaSalle and in the world. It is our hope that the events and programs that are planned for the week will provide a springboard into a yearlong and life long appreciation of the beauty that exists in every aspect of diversity.

On Friday, we gather in the Florance Center after 1st hour for a multicultural celebration, in which cultures are shared through music, dance, drumming and more. Some of the acts include Hmong Dancing, A Cappella Choir, Irish Dance, Spoken WordColumbian Dance, Onyx Step Team

​Mark your calendars for our Annual Event scheduled for Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Florance Center.  Sponsored by our Parent Association, the event is open to all of our families and their guests. This year the event has been changed to an open house with a display of fine arts, tasty treats, music and more.  Please stop by and join in the fun any time between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.

​Pillsbury House Theatre is showing a powerful play called PREP that exposes the trauma faced by African-American high school students navigating today’s educational system. The show will be at 7:30pm Wednesday-Saturday and at 3:00pm on Sunday. Students, if you would like to go as a group, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp.

​There are some upcoming opportunities for those students who would like to earn Christian Service hours:

  • A couple of students are still needed to greet guests attending the Dartmouth College Information Night tonight 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.
  • And, Lasallian Ministry is sponsoring two opportunities on Wednesday, October 28 and Wednesday, November 4 immediately after school to assist elderly people with yard work and house chores.  The time is 3:15-5:15pm.  Please e-mail Ms. Hodapp if you are interested in either or both days.

​Only a few spots remain 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.

​DeLaSalle Theatre presents “Where The Wild Things Are” at the Phoenix Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. Showtimes are at 7:30pm tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, with an additional 3:00pm show on Saturday. Come join us as we take the original ensemble created production off campus and in the wild. Tickets are $10 but De Students get in for free with their school ID.

​There will be an informational softball meeting during the last 15 minutes of lunches today in one half of the Robert Casanova Room. Please plan on attending if you are slightly interested in playing this spring. Please fill out this form before the meeting. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mr. Heinecke or find him in the LTC.

​Interested in joining De’s Math League team? Come to the introductory meeting today after school in Mr. Newman’s room, B307.  De competes against other schools in the Tri-Metro conference by taking math tests- and who wouldn’t want to take more math tests?  See Mr. Newman if you want to join, but cannot attend the meeting.

​Has your fall sport ended and are you looking for a competitive team to keep you in shape?! The DeLaSalle JV Competition team will be hosting an OPEN TRYOUT today from 5:30-7:30pm. No experience necessary!

Tryouts are open to all 9th-12th graders and will be held in the LL Gray Gym. Please wear shorts and a t-shirt, gym shoes and have your hair pulled back. We will teach you all of the skills you need to know. Even if you are unsure, come and check it out anyway!

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Veronica Pettini or Coach Jessica Luckett.

Go Islanders!

​The Lord of the Rings Book Club meets for our first discussion on Friday 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.

​Do you like to go skiing in the winter? If you are interested in alpine skiing, please see Mr. Pribyl in the Student Activities office.

​Please remember that all fans must pay to attend section playoffs. Admission prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.

​On Monday, DeLaSalle asked SchoolMessenger, our alert notification system, to send a text message to all mobile phone numbers on file with the school, inviting parents to opt-in to receive text message alerts. The school has invited parents to complete this step over the past three weeks by including such information in the “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle” weekly email blasts. The text message came from the short code number 68453 and parents who received the text message had not previously opted in. If you wish to receive text message alerts from DeLaSalle, please reply to the message with ‘Y’. Parents who choose not to opt-in will not receive text message alerts when DeLaSalle sends them, announcing such developments as a late start or school closing.

Text message alerts will not replace the recorded phone calls or email messages that you have and will continue to receive from the school. Instead, the text messages offer DeLaSalle another way to communicate with parents in a timely manner. Please contact communications director Matt Lehman with any additional questions.

​How about getting everyone at your lunch table (or two) to pitch in a buck to give little one a lovable Lil Toy? Do it for the little kids who have so little. Bring items to Lasallian Ministry all month.

​We are getting ready to welcome many prospective students and families to our Open House on Monday night. So that we can clean and prepare our campus for our guests, we ask that all students who are not involved in an after school activity leave campus immediately after school on Monday. The Library & Technology Center will close at 3:15pm. Thank you for your cooperation.

The DeLaSalle Parent Association is launching De Parents in Prayer, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members who will gather on campus once a month to lift up our community in prayer. We hope you will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about you, are excited for you and are PRAYING FOR YOU! All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome.

Students, staff, and families may place written prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, and staff lounge. You may express prayers on your behalf and on behalf of the needs and joys that you have seen in friends, students and colleagues.

Questions? Contact Parent Association co-chair Jackie Schluter-Johnson or Peg Hodapp.