by DeLaSalle | | Source

Friday, February 12, 2016

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

To our Gods of old, we bless the ground
that you tread in search of our freedom!
We bless your presence in our lives and in our hearts!
Take of this offering to your delight,
and be filled with our prayers of thanksgiving!
May our lives remain as full as our hearts on this day!

– yoruban – africa

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 grade level/registration 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


  • 5:00pm: Boys’ JV hockey vs. Mora @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity hockey vs. Mora @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena


Students will meet with their academic mentors today after 1st hour. Ninth, 10th, and 11th graders should bring the Course Request Worksheet you received yesterday so you can talk about which courses you wish to request for the 2016-17 school year.

If your device is not working properly, it is more than likely due to having not enough unused storage space on your iPad. It’s strongly recommended that you have at least 3GB of storage available on your device at all times. In order to check to see how much space you have available, go to Settings > General > About

It is your responsibility to have your iPad fully charged when arriving at school every morning. If you lost your charger, you must purchase a new one. If you need to charge your iPad at the LTC Help Desk more than twice a week, a conduct violation will be reported.

Please make sure your iPad is updated to the newest iOS, 9.2.1, and all of your apps are up to date. Apps may not work properly if not updated to the most recent version.

Also remember that iPad gaming at any time of the day is against the Acceptable Use Policy and you will receive disciplinary consequences.

Any texting/messaging/blogging apps are prohibited on the device. If they are downloaded to your device, it is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy and disciplinary consequences will occur.

Juniors have been working on their projects for months (and will put the finishing touches on them this weekend). And, on Tuesday, you are invited to see all of their hard work at the annual History Day exhibit, which starts at 6:00pm throughout the school.

History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to “do” history by selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme. This year’s theme – Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

School chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will celebrate Mass in the school chapel after school on Tuesday from 3:15-3:45pm. All are welcome to attend.

The month of February is known as “Black History Month.” It first began as “Negro History Week” and was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a prominent African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976 and February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This month honors the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans to United States history.

As President Obama has stated, “We recognize these champions of justice and the sacrifices they made to bring us to this point, we honor the contributions of African-Americans since our country’s beginning, and we recommit to reaching for a day when no person is judged by anything but the content of their character.”

Throughout the month, the daily prayer featured at the top of the Source will include prayers in recognition of Black History Month.

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.

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.

There are around 30 days until spring sports start. If you are interested in playing softball this spring, please fill out this form. We will start with non returning players on March 7th. Filling this form out helps us create practice and workout plans for the first couple weeks. We look forward to seeing you the first day of practice!

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.

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.