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Friday February 24, 2017

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

A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter;
he who finds one finds a treasure.
A faithful friend is beyond price,
no sum can balance his worth.
(Sirach 6:14-15)

God, help me today to be a faithful friend and a confidant whom others can turn to. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

BREAKFAST PIZZA (WHOLE GRAIN CRUST, BREAKFAST GRAVY, CHEESE AND/OR MEAT),  FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE

ENTREE: BUILD  YOUR OWN BAKED POTATO BAR (V) (LOCALLY GROWN POTATO TOPPED WITH YOUR CHOICE,BROCCOLI, CHILI WITH BEANS), WHOLE WHEAT ROLL; A LA CARTE: ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD; VEGETARIAN GREEK WRAP (V)

  • 4:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball vs. Brooklyn Center @ DeLaSalle

In today’s news…

Students can delve into the social determinants of public health and earn college credit during a 15-day academic trip to Bolivia in late July through a course offered by DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage Program, in partnership with St. Catherine University. The trip, including airfare, lodging, meals, and more, will cost $3,800. Students must complete an online application and secure two teacher recommendations by Friday, March 17. Click here to learn more and find application materials.

Students, please double-check your Canvas Notification settings. When teachers try to reach you or when they provide you feedback through Canvas, it is important that you receive the information. Please see this link for information on how to set preferences. The best results will be experienced by accessing the settings through Safari. (Recommendations: Set Announcements and Emails to Immediately, and Comments, Grading, Submission Comments to a daily digest.) If you have any questions, please stop by the Tech Office.

Meet boys’ golf coach, Chris Juergens, during lunches today. Coach Juergens will be in the Florance Center to answer your questions about the upcoming season.

This Parent Association sponsored group meets on campus monthly to lift up the school community in prayer. The group meets this afternoon from 1:45-2:45pm in the Florance Center. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom; requests may remain anonymous.

Join us for morning prayer in the Upper Room (Chapel in Christian Brothers Hall) on Monday from 7:45-8:00am. All are welcome!

DeLaSalle is sponsoring a trip to the state capitol on Thursday, March 9 to join with Catholics from all over Minnesota to learn about the key challenges facing our state, gain insights into effective advocacy, and have conversations with elected officials about the issues that matter to you. We’ll do our best to equip you for action, but it’s your voice that will make the difference.

If you would like to attend, click here to sign up.

Students are invited to apply now for one of these upcoming Lasallian Ministry-sponsored service immersion opportunities. Click the link to see more about and apply for the experience:

Join your classmates from De and a thousand teens from across the Twin Cities at the next NET Lifeline Mass on Saturday, March 4. This is for you if you are looking for a Mass with GREAT music and a message geared to you. Please sign up here to let us know you are coming. We will stay for the talk after Mass, which means that we will be at Davanni’s for pizza by about 9:15 and wrap up about 10:00pm. De provides transportation = so meet in the De parking lot at 4:30pm or in the St. Mark’s Catholic Church parking lot in St. Paul about 4:50pm. Or just meet us at the NET Center in West St. Paul by 5:30pm. 

Islanders are invited to consider some upcoming summer opportunities through two Minnesota colleges or universities.

  • Summer Opportunity at the College of St. Scholastica
    St. Scholastica is hosting their second annual youth theology institute “Sacred Word, Sacred World, Sacred Call.” This camp is an exciting opportunity for young women and men entering grades 9, 10, 11 to ponder life’s big questions in the beauty of Lake Superior and the North Woods. Make lifelong friendships while engaging in service learning and wilderness experiences.
    The cost for this camp is $500 but full and partial scholarships are available. The opportunity is July 7-16 and students may earn up to 20 Christian Service hours. Please e-mail Ms. Hodapp for more information
  • Summer Opportunity at St. Catherine’s University
    St. Kate’s is hosting their second Encuentro week. Encuentro is an exciting opportunity for young women in High School from diverse backgrounds to engage in intercultural dialogue, communal prayer, theological coursework, reflection and local service projects. This FREE camp is a week long camp for young women entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade. It will be held June 25-July 1. During the week the young women will have the experience of living on a college campus – dorms, campus dining, meeting new people. DeLaSalle students can earn up to 20 Christian Service Hours for their participation. Click here to register. You may see Ms. Hodapp or Ms. Halbach with questions.