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Wednesday December 14, 2016

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

God, grant me the grace to be patient and vigilant in watching, waiting, and listening attentively, so that I won’t miss Christ when he comes knocking at my door. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

Daily Digest

CHRISTMAS TURKEY DINNER | ROAST TURKEY, STUFFING, MASHED POTATO, GRAVY, CRANBERRY SAUCE, PARSLEY CARROTS, DINNER ROLL, CHRISTMAS COOKIES (NO PIZZA OR BURGERS TODAY)

  • 7:10pm: Boys’ varsity hockey vs. Highland Park @ Highland Ice Arena

 

Please note, there will be no pizza or burgers today as the DeLaSalle Cafe has prepared a Christmas style dinner, complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, carrots, a roll, and cookies. Thank you for your understanding – and thanks to the Cafe staff for preparing such a hearty meal.

You are invited to the DeLaSalle Christmas Concert tonight at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. Students in the Bel Canto and A Cappella Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band will perform. Come support your classmates!

We know that the Christmas concert is a hit with families. As we anticipate a large turnout for this year’s concert, additional free parking is available in the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot, located just south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge. There will be no charge to park in the lot that evening and a DeLaSalle Event Parking sign will indicate the entry to the lot. A free shuttle will transport guests between the parking lot and the school.

On Thursday, we will gather immediately following first period for our annual Christmas Liturgy and program in the Florance Center.  Please move quickly and quietly with your first period class.  Students who are participating as readers in the liturgy should arrive to the Florance Center by 8:00am for practice and check in. Band and orchestra students should be dismissed at 8:50am to prepare for prayer.

Winter weather is upon us creating even more challenges in our parking lots. Please note the following:

  • Temporary Day Permits are not available for purchase until further notice.
  • Vehicles without a properly displayed permit will be towed. No Warning Sticker; No Boot – TOWED. No Exceptions.
  • Vehicles displaying a proper permit are required to park with an appropriate amount of spacing to adjacent vehicles. Vehicles taking an inappropriate amount of space will be BOOTED – no exceptions.

Thank you for your prompt attention and adherence to this matter.

Game day is happening again this Thursday in the Lasallian Ministry office during all lunches.  All are welcome.

Lasallian Ministry Christmas Party this Friday from 7:30-8:20am in room D117.  Games, snacks, and our raffle drawing. Please bring a store bought snack to share.  (Christmas cookies, fruit, candy, crackers, donuts, whatever you wish)  All are welcome.

Math League has practices after school Tuesday-Thursday. Meet 3 is Friday in Mr. Newman’s room, B307,. Check the announcement in Canvas.

De Parents in Prayer, a Parent Association-sponsored group, meets in the Florance Center Friday from 1:45-2:45pm. The group gathers monthly to lift up the school community in prayer. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, and Theology classrooms. Requests may remain anonymous.

“Upper Room” Advent Morning Prayer on Monday, December 19 from 7:45-8:00am in the chapel above the Lasallian Ministry office. All are Welcome.

Students receiving financial assistance are required to complete 10 hours of scheduled work-service each year they attend DeLaSalle. Work can range from assisting custodians with light duty building maintenance to general outside groundskeeping.

Work service shifts are available:

  • Dec. 12 – Dec. 16 and Dec. 19:  3:15-5:15pm
  • Dec. 20, 21: 12:30-2:30pm (or longer IF available – these are early release days for finals)
  • Christmas Break:  Dec. 23, 27, 28, 29, 30; Jan. 3, 4 – all shifts are 9:30am-3:00pm

Click here to sign up. Contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614 with questions.

The Christmas Break is a great time to connect with an agency and complete some of your Christian Service Hours.  Seniors, don’t forget that all of your hours and paper are due by January 20, there will be no exceptions.  Christian Service information, forms and agency ideas can be found here. Contact Mr. CJ Hallman in the Lasallian Ministry office if you have any questions or concerns.

Students who have gone above and beyond in volunteering at a senior care facility or in the community helping an older adult are eligible to apply for one of two $2,000 scholarships. Click here for full scholarship details. Click here for the scholarship application. Click here for the scholarship consent form.