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Friday April 15, 2016

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

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Daily Digest


  • 3:30pm: Boys’ JV golf vs. Concordia Academy @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:00pm: Varsity softball vs. Orono @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:00pm: JV softball vs. Orono @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ Bloomington Kennedy
  • 4:15pm: JV baseball vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ Frank Quilici Field at Shingle Creek Park
  • 4:30pm: C baseball @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 7:30pm: Varsity baseball vs. Academy of Holy Angels @ Parade Stadium

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.

-1:30-2:30pm: Marist College

-11:00am-12:00pm: The Art Institute

-11:00am-12:00pm: Marian University

-11:45am-12:45pm: University of Minnesota-Morris


The DeLaSalle Cafe is a pre paid lunch account system. Starting on Monday, April 25, students with a negative account balance will not be able to purchase any items in the Cafe. All students who have a negative balance, including those who receive free or reduced lunch benefits, will be offered a bag lunch with a cheese sandwich, fruit and milk.

Parents can manage a child’s cafeteria account through the LunchTime payment portal. Click here for instructions on how to create an account. The DeLaSalle Cafe webpage also includes instructions about how to deposit money electronically into your child’s account and how to view your child’s transactions and balance. Questions? Please contact

You are invited to join us tomorrow for our 9th annual Island Clean-Up Day, which is sponsored in part by the GREEN Team. Bring rakes, brooms, and gloves, if you have them, and help us clean up the island. After you are done, join us for a free barbecue hosted by the Parent Association. The Clean-Up starts at 12:30pm at school and ends about 3pm.

DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “An Evening with Noël Coward” in the Florance Center this weekend and next. Showtimes are at 7:30pm both Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $10 for reserved seats, $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for De students with ID. E-mail James Buffington for reserved seats.

The production features these shows:

  • Blithe Spirit
    Charles invites the eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, into his English country home, intending to expose the Madam as a fraud.  In the course of the seance, Madam Arcati mistakenly summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, back from the beyond, things get thoroughly out of hand.
  • Hay Fever
    The Bliss family, a group of eccentrics, each invite a guest for the weekend in their English country home, without telling each other of the impending arrivals. The guests are subjected to the wacky behavior and family infighting that only the Bliss family can provide.

Join a group of University of Minnesota students in the Guidance office at 12:00pm tomorrow as they share their college experience. If you are in scheduled to be in class at that time, you must request a pass in advance from the Guidance office.

Enjoy this week’s episode of the Weekly De.

If you are participating in the Global Advantage course to Germany and the Czech Republic this summer, you should see Mr. Marrin today to pick up some course information.

Academic mentor meetings are scheduled after 1st hour on Tuesday. Please meet with your academic mentor in your regular location. This will be the last mentor meeting of the school year. Remember to bring homework and other materials for quiet study when you are not meeting individually with your mentor.

Students are invited to a college fair at Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday, April 19 from 7:00-8:30pm. There will be over 100 colleges in attendance! This is a great opportunity for you to get some face time with the person who may be reviewing your application in the near future. This fair is always less crowded at the beginning and at the end, plan accordingly.

A reminder about appropriate dress: If you have a sports practice or game you may come in your uniform. All other students should follow the DLS out of uniform rules for dress and remember that your are making a first impression as a potential student.

DLS WILL PROVIDE BUSING FOR THOSE WHO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE: A bus will leave from the front of the school at 6:15 pm and leave BSM at the conslusion of the fair, 8:30 pm and arrive back at DLS at about 8:50 pm. Students and parents or care givers are welcome to ride along together, students may not bring friends who are not current DLS students to this event. All students who plan to use DLS transportation must sign up in advance by clicking here; this form will close on Monday April 18.

STUDENTS AND FAMILIES CAN ALSO DRIVE TO THE FAIR ON THEIR OWN: Click here for directions to BSM. The school’s address is: 2501 Highway 100 South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Student, please remember that cell phones are NOT permitted for use during the entire school day, including lunches, restroom breaks, and study halls. These devices should not be seen or heard, and will be collected by staff and turned into the Dean’s Office if students are found with them. You may use the phone in the main office if you need to contact a parent or guardian. School consequences will be issued for students in violation of this policy. See Ms. Weeks with any questions.

This is a reminder that personal wifi hotspots are not permitted for use here on campus as this is a violation of our Acceptable Use Policy. Please access the DLS wifi network only, on your iPads. Students found using a personal hotspot will receive school consequences. See Ms. Weeks or an LTC staff member with any questions.

​We sincerely care about student safety, so any physical games involving the use of fake firearms/water guns/fake weapons/balloons/nerf toys, etc., are NOT permitted on campus or on the surrounding island. Students found with these items or engaging in these types or similar games may face school consequences. See Ms. Weeks with any questions.

Students interested in sharing their thoughts for possible revisions on some policies within the Student Parent Handbook, please send Ms. Weeks an email. The meeting will be held sometime in the upcoming couple weeks. ​

Remember, Prom tickets are on sale now in the Business Office. Tickets cost $65 but the price rises to $75 next Friday. Click here to learn more about Prom.

Students are invited to volunteer serving the afternoon meal at Sharing and Caring Hands after school on Wednesday (3:07-4:30pm). Please email Miss Barry if you are interested. Space is limited for only 8 students.

Nominations are being accepted for the Jefferson Awards for public service. Each year, DeLaSalle honors students/staff/community members for outstanding service. At our Thanksgiving liturgy, we honored the students who participated in the Blackfeet trip to Montana; at our Catholic Schools Week liturgy we honored students involved in the older and wiser program at Ascension church.

If you would like to nominate an individual or a group to receive a Jefferson Award at our Founder’s Day Mass, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp with the name of the nominee and the service project completed by Wednesday, April 20.

Any student who would like to be recognized at Founder’s Day for a Giving Tree Award, please complete this form and return it to Lasallian Ministry by next Wednesday (April 20). For more information on the Giving Tree, you may speak with Mr. CJ Hallman or click here.

Sign up now for the first annual Founder’s Day 5k on Saturday, April 30 at 8:30am. Students in all grades can register here for $10. Registration includes an event t-shirt and the chance to Beat Principal Benson! Any student who can beat Mr. Benson’s 5k time will get free ice cream immediately following the race. Students may also volunteer for this event for work study or Christian Service hours. To volunteer, please contact Ms. Luckett.

The event will close by noon, with plenty of time to prep for Prom!