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Friday February 3, 2017

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

Come, Holy Spirit, and be with us in our school.
Give us a vision for the future,
and the determination for shaping a faith-filled future. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…


  • 4:00pm: Boys’ 9 gold basketball vs. Minneapolis South @ Midtown YMCA
  • 4:15pm: Boys’ C basketball vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ JV basketball vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ C basketball @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ JV basketball @ St. Croix Lutheran

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: Hawaiian Day – Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Hawaiian shirts and shorts.

Other Catholic Schools Week / Winterfest Activities

  • The blood drive is today in the LL Gray Gym. Thanks to all who have signed up to provide this life-giving resource.
  • The “Sadies in the 80s” dance is tomorrow 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.

Canvas will perform maintenance on Monday, February 6, starting at 3:00am. Users will not be able to access Canvas for up to two hours (until 5:00am). Canvas hopes that this maintenance will take less time than estimated. If you experience any Canvas issues following the scheduled maintenance time, please email or stop by the IT office (D217).

The Islanders varsity boys’ basketball will host Sioux City (Iowa) East in a non-conference game at the Target Center tomorrow 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.

Come to Monday Morning Prayer on Monday from 7:45-8:00am in the Chapel.  All are welcome.

February is Black History Month – and you are invited to attend any of these upcoming events:

  • Sunday, February 12 – St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community and ISAIAH present a Racial Justice and Film Screening and Dialogue event about the documentary 13th at Benilde-St. Margaret’s from 1:30-5:00pm. FREE Anyone is welcome to participate. Click here to sign up so we can gauge transportation needs.
  • Thursday, February 16 – Screening of the film Hidden Figures at St. Anthony Main Theater, pizza and dialogue to follow at DeLaSalle $8.00 ($6.00 for movie ticket, $2 for pizza) Staff and Parents are welcome!! Click here to sign up.
  • Friday, February 17 – Cities United presents the 2nd Annual Black History Month Event to be held in Brooklyn Park, North Hennepin Community College. This is an all day event and students will need to complete an anticipated absence form. Students should sign up here. FREE

Any juniors or seniors interested in helping with organizing this year’s Prom, please email Ms. Brinson before Friday, February 24. Ms. Brinson will send an email to confirm your participation and to discuss our first meeting and next steps. See Ms. Brinson with any questions.

This week, in Youth Leaders In Diversity, we will have an open conversation and presentation about Black History Month. Minneapolis School Board member and Microgrants CEO Don Samuels and Northside Achievement Zone CEO Sondra Samuels will be our guest speakers. All demographics and opinions are welcome. Explore unique perspectives. YLD meets Wednesday from 3:20-4:45pm in B215.

Parents interested in planning the party for seniors after graduation will meet for the first time Wednesday, February 8. The meeting is at 7:00pm in D104. All are welcome! Contact Mary Kate Engel with questions.