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Wednesday February 1, 2017

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

God, Increase our zeal for ensuring that all children and families can benefit from a high quality Catholic education, and that Catholic schools grow in their ability to nurture the soul of our nation. Amen

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 today’s Catholic Schools Week prayer service.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:10
  • Prayer Service: 9:15-9:56
  • Period 2: 10:04-10:42
  • Period 3: 10:47-11:25
  • Period 4: 11:30-12:08
  • Period 5: 12:13-12:51
  • Period 6: 12:56-1:34
  • Period 7: 1:39-2:17
  • Period 8: 2:22-3:00


In today’s news…

Our annual celebration of Wintefest and Catholic Schools Week continues. Student Council has planned several fun activities and there are ways you can get involved!

Out of Uniform

  • TODAY: Decade Day – Travel back in time and dress in the style of a decade from the 1980’s or earlier.
  • TOMORROW: Sports/Fan Day – Come to school looking like a superfan for your favorite squad!

Other Catholic Schools Week / Winterfest Activities

  • Today, 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 today 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.
  • The “Sadies in the 80s” dance is Saturday from 7:30-11:00pm in the Florance Center. Admission is $6 (or $5 with a canned good).Come decked out in your neons and leg warmers!

Students, please update to iOS 10.2.1 which was released last week. This must be done at home, it cannot be done on the school network. This newest update fixes the bugs that affect apps such as Kindle, Google Translate and Quizlet. The update also improves the security of the device.

If you need help updating, there are videos available in the Islanders Course through Canvas or stop by the IT Office and they can help.

DeLaSalle will recognize senior JT Baker for signing a national letters of intent to play collegiate athletics next year. All are invited to attend a reception after school in D104.

Do you want to star in the musical? We’re looking to have a great student band to accompany our performers on stage and share in the applause. Come get all the info and bring your questions and see if joining the pit band is for you. We’re looking for: Piano, Bass, Percussion, Alto sax, Bass clarinet, Clarinet, Soprano sax, Bass trombone, Trombone. We’re meeting today, 3:30-4:00pm in the band/choir room. If you have any questions, email Ms. Buffington,

This week, in Youth Leaders In Diversity, we will have a presentation and open conversation around the topic of LGBTQ rights. All demographics and opinions are welcomed. Explore unique perspectives. YLD meets today from 3:20 to 4:45 in room B215.

Lasallian Ministry meets tomorrow morning in room D117 from 7:30-8:20am. All are welcome.

Sign ups for skiing on Friday 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!

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 is full. Thanks to all who registered. The next class will be taught in June.