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Friday, January 6, 2017 – Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

The Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, and the visit of the Magi. Other manifestations recalled on Epiphany are the miracle at Cana and the Baptism of Jesus. Epiphany is celebrated on January 6

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

Lord Jesus, may your light shine our way,
as once it guided the steps of the magi:
that we too may be led into your presence
and worship you,

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…


In today’s news…

Students, please update your iPad to the newest iOS 10.2. Before you update your device, make sure your files are backed up to your iCloud, especially in Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and GoodReader. Updating can be done by going to Settings < Software Update. You may not update at school; updates must be performed at home.

A reminder that DeLaSalle recommends keeping at least 3GB of free space on your device at all times to insure proper usage. If you experience issues with apps closing or your device being slow, this is due to your device running out of space. Best practice is to delete large apps if you do not use them such as Garage Band or iMovie. If you delete one of them, but need them later in the semester, go to the Meraki app and download them from there. If you use them then you must delete personal apps before deleting any school apps

The Feast of the Epiphany, also known as the Feast of the Three Kings, is observed by the Church all over the world, and is traditionally celebrated on January 6. (This year in the U.S., it will be celebrated at Masses on Sunday, January 8.)

Mrs. Wojda’s 7th and 8th hour Church History classes will be marking the mantles of many of our classroom doors on the afternoon of the 6th, using the prayer and ritual of a traditional Epiphany home blessing. As we ask for God’s blessings on the classrooms, we will mark the doors with these letters and numbers which correspond to the initials of the Kings, or Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar) and the numbers of the current year, connected with crosses:


It is a common Christian custom to bless the home – and De is a special home away from home for all of us. Let us begin the New Year by asking for God’s many blessings! The sign, 20+C+M+B+17, is a reminder that we can trust in God’s love and mercy as we journey through this year.

If you would like to bless your home with your family over the weekend, stop by Mrs. Wojda’s room after school on Friday for a piece of chalk and a copy of the prayer we used.

The next Out of Uniform Day will be Wednesday, January 11. You must buy a wristband in order to dress out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold Monday and Tuesday during lunches in the Florance Center for $1 or for $2 before school on Wednesday in Albers Atrium.

Youth Leaders in Diversity (YLD) is an inclusive student-led initiative focused on educating students in diversity and promoting self advocacy.  Explore and discover self identity, expression and unique perspectives.  The first meeting of YLD will be on Wednesday at 3:20pm in D117. Food and chill. To help organizers plan for how much food they should have, please fill out this short Google form to let them know if you are coming. (You must be signed in with your student Islander Apps account in order to access the form.)

The deadline to apply for a summer Global Advantage Program student exchange is Friday, January 13. Current 10th and 11th grade students interested in traveling and living in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany and Italy may apply. These exchanges will happen between June and August. Please visit the Global Advantage webpage to see information on eligibility requirements, application forms and procedures, as well as details on costs and locations.

The Chess Club kicks off 2017 with its first meeting on Tuesday. Players of all skill levels are welcome. Chess Club meets from every Tuesday 3:15-4:30pm in A208. See Ms. Kocourek with questions.

The February driver’s education class, taught by Ray Kroll ’60, will be taught Feb. 13-17, 21-24, 27, from 3:30-6:50pm. There is a mandatory parent meeting February 13 at 7:00pm. Click here for a registration form. You may return it to the Administration Office. Classroom instruction costs $110 and behind-the-wheel instruction costs $330; students who register for both the class and behind-the-wheel instruction will pay $399.

Join us Monday at 6:30pm in D104 for a panel discussion of young De alums currently in college, sharing their retrospective wisdom about the college planning process, transitions, and first-year experience with current De parents. Recommended for all parents in a college prep school, but this program may be particularly helpful to parents of current juniors and seniors.