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Monday January 9, 2017

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

God, we beseech you, open our hearts so that we may provide hospitality and refuge to migrants who are lonely, afraid, and far from their homes. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

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

Join us tonight 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.

For nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking. The theme for National Migration Week 2017 draws attention to Pope Francis’ call to create a culture of encounter, and in doing so to look beyond our own needs and wants to those of others around us. Pope Francis emphasizes the importance of encounter in the Christian faith: “For me this word is very important. Encounter with others. Why? Because faith is an encounter with Jesus, and we must do what Jesus does: encounter others.”

With respect to migrants, too often in our contemporary culture we fail to encounter them as persons, and instead look at them as others or render them invisible. We do not take the time to engage migrants in a meaningful way, as fellow children of God, but remain aloof to their presence and suspicious of their intentions. Let us all take the opportunity to engage migrants as community members and neighbors all of whom are worthy of our attention and support.

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

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. 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.

Athletic trainer Cindy Schlafmann will not hold office hours this week. She is on vacation. Ms. Schlaffmann typically holds office hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.from 3:30-5:30pm or until the end of the home event, if there are games scheduled.

The famous competitive reading club is returning again in 2017! We will hold our first meeting on Tuesday, January 17. If you are interested in participating, grab your lunch and go to:

4th Period: B306
5th Period: B306
6th Period: B301

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.