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Friday February 10, 2017

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

I Dream A World – Langston Hughes
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom’s way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind
Of such I dream, my world!

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 mentor meetings:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:08
  • Mentor Meetings: 9:13-10:17
  • Period 2: 10:25-11:00
  • Period 3: 11:05-11:40
  • Period 4: 11:45-12:20
  • Period 5: 12:25-1:00
  • Period 6: 1:05-1:40
  • Period 7: 1:45-2:20
  • Period 8: 2:25-3:00


In today’s news…

Students will meet with their academic mentor after 1st hour. The meeting is an opportunity for mentors to help underclassmen review their class options for the 2017-18 school year and to check in with seniors on their second semester progress.

Students, please note these reminders about appropriate iPad use:

  • Gaming at any time during a school day is prohibited.
  • Switching iPads with other students for any reason is prohibited.
  • Photos and videos should only be taken to enhance your learning. You should ask permission from the teachers when taking photos of notes on the board or homework assignments such as worksheets or Quias.

Any violation will result in school consequences such as restrictions on iPads and detention.

Please be aware of these reminders as we continue random iPad checks throughout the next several weeks of school.

Unveiling the “Hidden”
Biases, Disabilities (“Different”Abilities), Human Rights…

Our Social Justice Awareness Week this year will focus on uncovering biases, disabilities, basic human rights, history, and more. Many events and activities are planned for the week, which starts Monday and runs through next Friday.

Author Jonathan Friesen is our keynote for the week and will be speaking on Thursday morning. He will also have copies of all of his books that will be sold during lunch periods on Thursday for $10 (cash or check made payable to DeLaSalle) Click here for a list of his books.

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast may be easy but can actually make it harder for you to concentrate, depletes your energy, and can make you cranky.

Did you know that the DeLaSalle Cafe serves a full hot breakfast every school day from 7:50-8:20am? Stop by and see all the items we sell to start your day. You can find the breakfast menu on the DeLaSalle Cafe webpage, under the Menu tab. All breakfast entrees include fruit juice or milk. Students who receive free lunch benefits may also receive a full breakfast entree each school day.

Parents:  Please join us when the Parent Association meets on Monday, February 13, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Islander Commons (D-104).   As Social Justice Week begins, and with Ash Wednesday and the holy season of Lent a little over two weeks away, the topic for Monday’s meeting will be “Theology and Lasallian Ministry at DeLaSalle.”  All parents are welcome, as we learn more about what is offered to all students in areas of curriculum, service, and campus ministry programming — how all members of the De community can truly “Live, Jesus, in our Hearts Forever!”   Refreshments and good conversation about ongoing and upcoming Parent Association projects will be part of the evening as well.

There will not be Monday Morning prayer on Monday, February 13 or February 20.  Mark your calendar for Monday, February 27 for our next Monday Morning Prayer in the Upper Room at 7:45am.  All are welcome!

Student Council is having an Out of Uniform day next Wednesday. We will be selling wristbands during lunches on Monday and Tuesday and before school on Wednesday. As usual, it will cost $1 on Monday and Tuesday and $2 on Wednesday. And, remember, you must follow the Out of Uniform guidelines spelled out in the Student-Parent Handbook.

To help students approach upcoming ACT exams with confidence, DeLaSalle and ACT Ready will offer two optional five-week prep classes for juniors. The first class, which begins March 7 for those taking the April 8 exam, is open to juniors with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. A second class, open to all juniors taking the June ACT exam, will begin in early May. Juniors and parents should look for an email with more information.

The numbers are in from last Friday’s Blood Drive. Memorial Blood Centers reports that we had 49 whole blood donors, and eight double red cell donors, which gives us a total of 65 units of blood. Since our goal was 56 units, we reached 116% of our goal. The high school donated enough blood to potentially save 195 lives! Congratulations, Islanders!

Student volunteers are needed to help serve the afternoon meal at Sharing & Caring Hands next Wednesday. Please e-mail Miss Barry to sign up. You must be able to miss the last 25 minutes of your 8th hour class.

The DeLaSalle Alumni Association Legacy/Farrell Scholarship is offered to juniors who have had at least one relative graduate from DeLaSalle. If you are granted the scholarship, it will be credited toward your tuition bill during your senior year at De! The deadline to apply is 4:00pm on Friday, February 17. All juniors have received a link to the scholarship in their Islander Student Apps e-mail account. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations Coordinator, Jessica Luckett.

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.

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