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Friday March 10, 2017

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

God, during this season of Lent, help me to think of ways in which I can do something “more” to serve You and others, rather than always giving something up. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

There are no classes today because of Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. Enjoy the day off!

In today’s news…

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences wrap up today from 11:00am-5:00pm.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress near the mid-point in the semester. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together.

Click here for more information.

The DeLaSlale School Store, now located inside the A Building entrance, will hold special hours this week because of Parent-Student-Teacher conferences and boys’ basketball section games. The School Store is regularly open Monday-Thursday from 3:00-5:00pm. This week, the store will also follow these hours:

  • Today: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Tomorrow: 5:30-8:30pm

Good luck to the boys’ basketball team as they play Delano in the section semifinal on Saturday at 7:00pm here at DeLaSalle. Admission to the game is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its spring musical ‘Urinetown”, with performances this weekend. Showtimes are at 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are free for DeLaSalle students with a current student ID. Reserved tickets cost $15 and are available here.

What is ‘Urinetown’? Winner of three Tony Awards, “Urinetown” is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp that helps highlight issues of conservation and social justice. In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single company: the UGC. DeLaSalle Theatre has partnered with the GREEN Team to create a set that will be made completely out of recycled materials.

DeLaSalle will host two major school events Saturday night. The Islander varsity boys’ basketball team will play Saturday at 7pm in the Main Gym. That same night, DeLaSalle Theatre performs its spring musical “Urinetown” at 7:30pm in the Florance Center.

We anticipate a large crowd for these events and wanted to let you know that additional free parking will be available in the parking lot at 301 on Main (301 Main Street NE). A shuttle bus will be available to shuttle passengers from the 301 on Main parking lot to DeLaSalle starting at 6:30pm. The last shuttle will leave DeLaSalle at 10:15pm, after the theatre performance. You may also choose to walk from the parking lot to DeLaSalle; the walk is about 5 minutes.

Join us in the school chapel on Monday at 7:45am for a short prayer service. All are welcome. The chapel is located on the 2nd floor of Christian Brothers’ Hall, and you can access it from the Lasallian Ministry office.

Several priests, including school chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will be available during the school day Monday, March 13 and March 20 to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation to DeLaSalle students and staff. Students who are not Catholic are also welcome to meet with a priest. You can learn more about the sacrament via this U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage.

Some work service slots still remain available this week after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Space is available each day next week. Please see the schedule below. More information coming soon on shifts available during Spring Break. See Mr. Shelstad to sign up:

  • Friday, March 10 (no classes) – 9:30am-3:00pm (open)

The DeLaSalle Parent Association will meet Monday, March 13, from 6:30-8:00pm in D104. De parents are invited to join us as a panel of local experts will help lead a conversation about adolescent mental health. You may submit questions in advance to Stacey Carter.

Are classes stressing you out? Need a great way to cap off the week and start your Friday? Come by D117 on Fridays at 7:45am for Meditation Club. Mindfulness techniques and some light relaxation yoga are some of the activities available.

Are you interested in getting outside after school and enjoying the spring weather? Do you have a bike gathering dust in the garage? Would you like to stay in shape in between sports seasons? Need to know how to change a flat tire and fix your bike’s shifting? If so, consider joining DeLaSalle’s cycling club! This form will ask you for some basic information, including what day of the week you would be most interested in meeting. We plan to spend our time riding to new places, exploring new destinations, learning about bike safety, and improving our bike maintenance skills.

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. Students may click here to apply. The Global Advantage webpage has more information.

Students are invited to apply to participate in the Lasallian Youth Gathering, to be held June 25-29 at St. Mary’s University in Winona. This is a week-long immersion experience centered on the Lasallian components of Faith, Service and Community. Students are encouraged to use their talents and are challenged to make an impact in their local communities. The time in Winona will feature several service opportunities; times to gather in prayer and reflection; and social outings. Students receive 30 Christian Service Hours upon completion of this week.