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Monday January 30, 2017

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

Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools.
Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today.
Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives.
Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

We will follow this adjusted class schedule because of the Pepfest after 8th hour.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:11
  • Period 2: 9:16-9:54
  • Period 3: 9:59-10:37
  • Period 4: 10:42-11:20
  • Period 5: 11:25-12:03
  • Period 6: 12:08-12:46
  • Period 7: 12:51-1:29
  • Period 8: 1:34-2:12
  • Pepfest: 2:17-3:00


In today’s news…

Today, we begin our annual celebration of Wintefest and Catholic Schools Week. Student Council has planned several fun activities and there are ways you can get involved!

Out of Uniform

  • TODAY: Pajama Day – Come to school looking like you just rolled out of bed, bring a blanket or your favorite stued animal.
  • TOMORROW: Twin Day – Dress up like your favorite teacher or coach, twin up with your best pals, or dress like your favorite celebrity.

Other Catholic Schools Week / Winterfest Activities

  • Show your school spirit at the Pepfest today! We’ll gather in the Main Gym after 8th hour
  • Come ice skating after school TODAY at Lake of the Isles! Free ice skate rentals available. The bus will leave DeLaSalle at 3:15.
  • On Wednesday, we gather in the Florance Center after 1st hour for our Catholic Schools Week liturgy. De parent Deb Organ will offer a reflection.
  • Powderpuff volleyball is Wednesday after school in the Main Gym. Come will be held after school on Wednesday. Sign up on the sheets posted on the Main Gym doors.
  • Come donate blood on Friday. Donation times run from 8:00am-2:00pm in the LL Gray Gym. Donors must be 16 or older. 16-year-old participants must turn in a Parental Permission Form, found in the Main Office, before signing up. Participants ages 17 and up can sign up in the Main Office.

Morning Prayer in the Upper Room (school chapel) starts again today from 7:45-8:00am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and start your week off with prayer.  Add the following dates to your calendar for the semester. Monday, February 6, 27, March 6, 13 (Mass), 20 (Mass), April 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15 

Congratulations to Sam Mishler ’18, who took 4th place in the Discussion category at the Speech tournament over the weekend.

Sign ups for skiing on Friday February 3 are available here. A bus will leave De at 3:30pm and return around 8:30pm. 

The Islanders varsity boys’ basketball will host Sioux City (Iowa) East in a non-conference game at the Target Center on Saturday, February 4 at 12:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and include admission to the De game, as well as the Timberwolves home game that night against the Memphis Grizzlies. Please visit the Student Activities office to buy your ticket today!

African American women grades 9-12. If you are interested in connecting with other young women to discuss and learn about business and economics while getting paid, please consider applying for this spring’s Girls BEST Program. It is facilitated by a former DeLaSalle student who is dedicated to working with young women. Click here for more information. If you have questions, please see Ms. McAdams or Ms. Carter in the College Advising and Counseling offices, B104.

Come to the next NET LIfeline Mass on Saturday, February 4 at the NET Center in West St. Paul. Join a thousand students from across the Twin Cities who are looking for a Mass with GREAT music and a message that is geared to them. This NET Mass will be said by Archbishop Hebda.

Please sign up here to let us know you are coming. And stop by Ms. Kocourek or Mrs. Wojda’s room to grab a permission slip and bring it to the event. We are still deciding if we will stay for the talk, and then go out for pizza, or if we will go out for pizza right after Mass. Indicate your preference on the sign-up form.

DeLaSalle provides transportation to the Mass. We’ll leave from the De parking lot at 4:30pm and stop at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in St. Paul at 4:50pm to pick up any students waiting there.

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.