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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – Ash Wednesday

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

God, As we begin the discipline of Lent, make this season holy by our self-denial. 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 the Ash Wednesday Mass:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:07
  • Mass: 9:12-10:10
  • Period 2: 10:18-10:54
  • Period 3: 10:59-11:35
  • Period 4: 11:40-12:16
  • Period 5: 12:21-12:57
  • Period 6: 1:02-1:38
  • Period 7: 1:43-2:19
  • Period 8: 2:24-3:00


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.

-12:40-1:20pm: The Kings College


We will gather as a school community in the Florance Center after 1st hour today for our Ash Wednesday Mass. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days leading to Christ’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Please leave your belongings in your 1st hour classroom and follow your class to your designated area in the Florance Center. Thank you.

PRAY: The DLS community is invited to attend Mass, offered by our chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, in the school chapel on Tuesday, February 16 from 3:15-3:45pm and on Tuesday, February 23 from 7:45-8:15am. Everyone is welcome. (students, staff, parents, trustees) Take time out of your busy day to come to the school chapel to pray. Submit prayers in the many prayer boxes located around the school for our Parents in Prayer group.

FAST: Fasting can take on many forms, disciplines and definitions and you may choose to fast in whatever way is helpful for you to develop and grow your relationship with God. Try fasting by choosing to not eat between meals. Try fasting by sacrificing your morning latte for a week. Try fasting by turning off electronics for one night a week.

GIVE: Almsgiving asks you to give of something until it hurts. Throwing a quarter into the collection basket on the weekend may not be too difficult but, a 10 dollar bill may. Practice almsgiving by sharing your time in service at Catholic Eldercare or a local kids club. Practice almsgiving by cleaning out unused clothing or shoes and donating them to Sharing and Caring Hands. Practice almsgiving by taking time to sit and talk with a friend in need.

Good luck to Carter Steinhagen ’17, who skis today in the state alpine ski tournament at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. #TakeStateCarter

Students will participate in grade level meetings after 1st hour tomorrow. Ninth, 10th, and 11th graders will receive course registration information for the 2016-17 school year while 12th graders will receive important updates relating to graduation and other year-end matters.

Grade level meetings will be held in the…

  • Florance Center for 9th graders
  • LL Gray Gym for 10th graders
  • Main Gym for 11th graders
  • A219 (former Robert Casanova Room) for 12th graders

Parents are invited to learn more about the Advanced Placement (AP) program at DeLaSalle at AP Parent Information Night tomorrow at 6:30pm. Discover which courses will be offered in the 2016-17 school year, how AP exams work, and how students may earn college credit.

Over the last two weeks, counselors have been in the classroom with 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, sharing results from the testing that took place back in October. Parents, if your child has not shared results with you, please ask them to see their score sheet. Your students will be able to explain the results to you. If you would like more information on your child’s test consult the websites below or contact your student’s college advisor:

DeLaSalle is sponsoring an immersion trip July 8-15 for students to De La Salle Blackfeet School on the Blackfeet Indian reservation in Browning, Montana. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp.

Lasallian Ministry meets tomorrow from 7:30-8:20am in A219 (the former Robert Casanova Room). All are welcome.

Game day in Lasallian Ministry is back!  Come to Lasallian Ministry during your lunches on Thursdays and join your friends for a game of spoons or Uno or Sorry or…. All are welcome.

Do you think you are the best chess player at De? Well, luckily for you, we have the perfect opportunity for you to prove that you are worthy of the title of “DeLaSalle Grandmaster.” Come to Chess Club this Thursday to sign up for the official DeLaSalle Chess Tournament, to be held on Thursday, February 18. After signing up, you can stay and play a few games to practice. Chess Club meets after school Thursday until 5:00pm in A204. Players of all skill levels are welcome, and if you just have time to stop by and play one quick game, that’s fine. If you are unable to attend this Thursday, you can also send an email to Ms. Kocourek or Anders Jenson to sign up for the Feb. 18th tournament .

DeLaSalle has been invited to participate in a Black History Month event at North Hennepin Community College on Friday, February 19 from 10:00am-1:00pm. If you feel you can afford a partial day away from school and would like to participate, please come to the Lasallian Ministry office to pick up a request for absence form. The completed form, including PARENT OR GUARDIAN signature, must be returned to the Lasallian Ministry office by this Friday (February 12). Participation will be on a first come first served basis.

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church in south Minneapolis is looking for volunteers to help serve fish dinners during Lent. You will help bring supplies to work stations, set table service, fill water pitchers, coffee pots, bus dishes, help with end of evening clean-up and return the room(s) to their pre-dinner condition. “Ambassadors” are also needed to greet guests at the end of the serving line and ask them if they would like anyone to help them get to their table and/ or carry their food to their table.

Shifts are available from 4:15-6:15pm and from 6:15-9:15pm. Interested? Email Mary Bulthaus.

Students, if you want to try out for a spring sport, look for an email from the Student Activities office next week with a sign-up form. Please fill out that form. See Mr. Pribyl or Ms. Brinson in the Student Activities office with any questions.