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Monday February 13, 2017

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

Today we remember the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Br. James Miller, FSC. 

Aware of the many difficulties and risks that we face in the future, we continue to work with faith and hope and trust in God’s Providence. Please join your prayers with ours every day. Many selfish, blind, and hardened hearts must be converted to the love of Christ before a lasting solution can be found. Armed force will not solve the problems; only dialogue and mutual understanding can be viable solutions.
(excerpts from Br. James Miller’s personal writings)

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 Social Justice Week assembly.

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:09
  • Assembly: 9:14-10:24
  • Period 2: 10:32-11:06
  • Period 3: 11:11-11:45
  • Period 4: 11:50-12:24
  • Period 5: 12:29-1:03
  • Period 6: 1:08-1:42
  • Period 7: 1:47-2:21
  • Period 8: 2:26-3:00



  • 5:00pm: Boys’ JV hockey vs. Rosemount @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena
  • 8:00pm: Boys’ varsity hockey @ Rosemount

In today’s news…

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

Today marks the beginning of Social Justice Awareness Week, which is organized by Lasallian MInistry. Our focus for the week is on Catholic Social Teachings. We have many informative and thought provoking activities in store for the DeLaSalle Community this week. Please check out the signs around the building for more information and get involved.

  • Today we will gather in the Florance Center for an all school assembly after 1st hour to learn about basic human rights, hear Storyteller, Amy Salloway and student stories about living with “hidden” disabilities.
  • 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.
  • Don’t forget to sign up to see the movie Hidden Figures after school at St. Anthony Main on Thursday. We’ll leave at 3:15, go see the movie, and then come back to De for pizza and discussion. The cost is $8 ($6 for the movie ticket and $2 for the pizza).

Parents:  Please join us when the Parent Association meets tonight, 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.

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.

Calling all chess players and wannabe chess players: Do you know that Chess Club takes place every Tuesday in A208? Next week, Tuesday, February 21, is special as we will begin a chess tournament that day. All skill levels and grade levels are welcome to come and participate! Show us how good you are! (Or, come and improve your skills.) Questions? See Ms. Kocourek

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

This week, in Youth Leaders In Diversity, we will have a panel of Muslim students from the Muslim Student Association at MCTC. They will talk about Islamophobia and what it means to be Muslim from their perspective. All demographics and opinions are welcome. Explore unique perspectives. YLD meets Wednesday from 3:20-5:00pm in B215.

Come to Game Day this Thursday during lunches in Lasallian Ministry! Lasallian Ministry DOES NOT meet this week due to Social Justice Week.

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.

Congratulations to these Islanders, who placed in the Speech tournament this past weekend at St. Michael-Albertville:

  • Sam Mishler ’18 – 1st place in Discussion
  • Celeste Cervantes ’18 & Daryl Yap ’18 – Honorable Mention in Duo
  • Jo Phillippe ’18 – Honorable Mention in Prose
  • Ava Chance ‘19 – Honorable Mention in Poetry

The numbers are in from the Winterfest 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!

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:

  • 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