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Thursday October 6, 2016

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

Lord, you gave your great saints a great love of charity.  Enable us to love generously.  Amen.

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

Daily Digest


All college visits take place in the Guidance office B102), 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.

-9:30-10:30am: Willamette University
-1:00-2:00pm: University of Pittsburgh

-10:10-11:10am: Washington College – Maryland
-1:00-2:00pm: Johns Hopkins University
-2:15-3:15pm: St. Mary’s University, Indiana

  • 4:00pm: Cross country invitational @ Fox Hollow Golf Club
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C soccer vs. St. Paul Academy @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ JV soccer vs. St. Paul Academy @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ JV soccer vs. Holy Family @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C soccer vs. Visitation @ Ft. Snelling
  • 4:30pm: 9A football @ Robbinsdale Cooper
  • 5:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer vs. Holy Family @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ varsity and JV swimming and diving vs. Visitation @ St. Catherine’s
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity soccer vs. St. Paul Academy @ DeLaSalle


The Homework help page on Canvas has been updated with the current tutor programs in Theology & Science. Click here for information about tutoring at DeLaSalle. See Ms. Roggow in the Library with questions. Both links require you to be logged into your Canvas account.


Game Day is officially back. Come out with your friends to the Lasallian Ministry office during your lunch today to play some spoons, jenga, or any of your favorite games. Remember that if you attend will earn a raffle ticket to be entered into our drawing at the end of the semester. We hope to see you there!

Juniors, you will gather tomorrow for your class retreat.  This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share.  Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory.  If you miss a retreat, you are required to make up your absence through the guidance of Lasallian Ministry.
  • Students must be in uniform on retreat day.
  • Bring a bag lunch, one beverage will be provided.
  • Please leave all books, bags, headphones, cell phones, iPads, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only.  You will check in to first hour for attendance and will move to the Albers Atrium to board buses, which will bring you to the retreat site.
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.

Please see Ms. Hodapp in Lasallian Ministry with any questions or concerns.

The Lord of the Rings Book Club is back. If you are interested, please come to a SHORT info meeting after school tomorrow in Mrs. Wojda’s room, B211. We will choose which day of the week to meet, and discuss our reading plan. And of course, It wouldn’t be a LOTR book club meeting without food!

The Guidance office hosts October Madness for seniors this Friday from 3:10-4:10pm. The theme for Friday is Chill & Dill (pickle) Nite. Let the power of the dill pickle pucker inspire your essay or application. If you’re just starting or just need the final touches, join our workshop tonight. College Prep Work Day with staff & experts on hand to review essays and assist with applications.

This Saturday, DeLaSalle hosts the Christian Brothers’ Gala, our only all-school fundraiser. The people who attend the Gala are benefactors of DeLaSalle and include parents, alumni, staff, and friends of De. Collectively, they raise more than $350,000 that directly supports financial aid you receive in the form of grants and scholarships. Please say a prayer of thanks for all of the hard work that many people put into making the Gala possible and for those who contribute to your education.

Join us Monday morning for prayer in the Upper Room school chapel. This Monday, school chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will celebrate Mass at 7:45am. All are welcome.

All students will meet with their academic mentor after 1st hour on Tuesday. Please bring class work to complete while your mentor meets individually with other students.

Next Wednesday will be the first agency-sponsored out of uniform day. If you would like to come to school out of uniform you must purchase a wristband for $1 in the Florance Center on Monday, or Tuesday. If you forget to purchase your wristband and still wish to come to school out of uniform, wristbands will be on sale before school Wednesday in Albers Atrium for $2.

Lasallian Ministry is sponsoring this out of uniform day. For every out of uniform day a portion of the proceeds are sent to our twin school in Kenya, Mwangaza College, and are used to provide building and technology upgrades, books, and other needed school supplies. Make sure you buy your pass, come to school out of uniform and support Lasallian Ministry programming and our twin school in Kenya.

The Office of Admission appreciates your efforts in helping with prospective students coming to take a look at DeLaSalle. Time and time again, we hear what a great job YOU do representing De to the community at large! Many of you likely shadowed at De before choosing to apply, and you may have friends or siblings interested as a potential student. If that’s the case, we thought it would be good to share our policies and protocols in setting up a visit for any student.

  • Unlike some schools, we do not begin hosting student visitors until November 1, as we believe it’s important for current ninth graders to become fully acclimated to De before visits begin.
  • Only students who are interested in applying to DeLaSalle are allowed to visit during the day. Friends are always welcome to attend after-school events, but we do not allow daytime shadow visits for friends only.
  • We REQUIRE that all visits be set up at least 72 hours in advance of the preferred date.
  • Any potential transfer student (currently in grades 9-10-11) must have their parent first speak with Mr. Felicetta or Mr. O’Keefe in the Admission Office to set up their visit and start the application process. Students who just show up without meeting these requirements will be sent home.
  • Any interested 8th grade student who would like to come shadow should set up their visit through the website here.

Thanks for your support! And thanks, in advance, for welcoming the dozens and dozens of visitors we will see at De beginning November 1.

Would you like to see your photos in the yearbook? Download the Balfour Image Share app and upload them directly to the yearbook software. The project number that you will need to create your account is 702817. This is a great way to contribute to a keepsake you will have forever.

Reminder to seniors and senior parents that senior ad orders are due by October 24. Please see the yearbook website for information on how to order yearbooks and senior ads.

Our chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, is planning to be at DeLaSalle most Mondays, starting Monday October 10. He will be in the Florance Center at the start of lunch and invite students to come to Lasallian Ministry for card games and free cookies.  Please come by to hang out with Fr. Joe.  There will be a different theme each week so watch The Source for details.

We have RESPECT LIFE MONTH in October of each yearm a time when we remember all forms and all ages of life that God has given us. At DeLaSalle, we focus on daily supplies for babies born to poor families. Every donation you bring in, whether big or small, will go to the Northside Total Life Care Center. There will be a crib set up starting on Monday in Albers Atrium where you can drop off your donations. Give a little … for the babies!

The Archdiocesan Youth Day is happening again this year on Saturday, October 29th from 1:30-9:00pm at Roy Wilkens Auditorium.  Archbishop Hebda will offer Mass and Fr. Agustino Torres will be the keynote speaker.  The cost is $15; scholarships are available for students who cannot afford the cost. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail Ms. Ortiz.

Fireside Publishing is again offering seniors a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. The cash award is for writing a 750 word essay on “How is your religious education influencing your life?” Deadline for applications and submission is December 1, 2016. If interested see Ms. Lyngen, Ms. Priem or Ms. Zawislak.