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Thursday March 23, 2017

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

God, bless us with good sportsmanship. 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 the boys’ basketball team’s appearance in the state tournament.

In today’s news…

Congratulations to the boys’ basketball team for their 55-47 quarterfinal win over Big Lake in the Class 3A state tournament. The Islanders face Columbia Heights today in the semifinal at 12:00pm at Target Center.

There are no classes today. Morning transportation routes will run two hours late to pick up students who want to ride to De to catch a fan bus to the game. After the game, afternoon transportation routes will leave DeLaSalle at 3:10pm to bring students home.

DeLaSalle will operate fan buses to the semifinal game on Thursday, March 23. Buses will shuttle fans between DeLaSalle and the Target Center, starting from De at 11am. Buses will shuttle fans back to De after the game.

Tickets cost $9 for students and $14 for adults.

Tickets for Thursday’s semifinal will be sold at DeLaSalle on Thursday between 9:45-11:00am. Tickets are also available at the Target Center. To avoid long lines, fans may wish to click here to purchase their tickets online.

Want to buy some Islander spirit wear to support the boys’ basketball team in the state tournament? The School Store will be open today from 9:45-11:45am. The School Store is now on the 1st floor of the A building in the lobby. The store will not be open during its regular hours today and will be closed tomorrow and all of spring break week.

Lasallian Ministry will not meet this week. See you after spring break!

Spring time is here! The Deans will be doing a spring cleaning of the Lost and Found items. Lost items should be brought to the Dean’s office and students may check for lost items there. Please visit the Dean’s office for your items. Any unclaimed items will be donated Friday.

DLS Cycling Club will have its first ride of the season after school this Friday! We will ride around Nicollet Island and will explore the West River Parkway and the Stone Arch Bridge. Students are encouraged to bring their bike to school that day and to lock it to a bike rack outside the building. All participants will be required to wear a helmet in order to ride. We will meet in room A206 from 3:15-3:30pm and will head out to ride around 3:30pm.

Are you interested in learning a survival skill that was started 40,000 years ago? Do you want to be able to feed yourself if you ever get lost in the wilderness? If so, we have just the activity for you! DeLaSalle Atlatl Society will be starting its 4th season when we return from Spring Break. The first meeting will be in Mr. Sczepanski’s room, B302, on Tuesday, April 4 at 3:10pm. Atlatl Society meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:10 to 4:10pm. Please see Mr. Sczepanski if you have any questions.

Coach CJ is looking for a few students who would be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade next school year to help with statistics this coming football season. You will get gear and a letter at the end of the year. Also you can be a part of the football team in a special way. If you are interested, please email Coach CJ or stop by the Lasallian Ministry office.

Students who receive financial aid must complete 10 hours of work service during the 2016-17 school year. Work service shifts are available each day of spring break, from 9:30am-3:00pm. Please sign up with Mr. Shelstad in the main office.

Thank you to all who participated in receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation or meeting with a priest yesterday or the previous Monday. If you were unable to participate in the sacrament, priests will be available to hear confessions during the 24 Hours for the Lord at the Cathedral of St. Paul, starting this Friday at 12:00pm and going for 24 hours straight. Click here for more:

Parents, we need you for the All-Night Graduation Party, which happens following graduation on Thursday, May 18. Graduates will be bused from DeLaSalle parking lot to a fun, safe, substance-free ALL-NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY at the Maple Grove Community Center. We need volunteers and donations to ensure a great night for our Fabulous Graduates! More details will be sent out after Spring Break. Please contact Kelly Hammer with any general questions

VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for both Senior and Underclassman Parents but especially Junior Parents so they can learn the ropes for next year! We have many opportunities for you to help either at the School or at the Community Center. Click here to go to our invitation page on Please contact Volunteer Co-Chairs Anne Geddes or Mary Kane  with any volunteer questions.

DONATIONS: We are looking for donations of gift cards from establishments such as Costco, Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Punch, Kane’s, Target, Macy’s, iTunes, Movie theaters, Go Karting, Bowling – anything you or your local business connections are willing to contribute. Please contact Food Donations chair Laurie Blais or Gift Donations chair Jennifer Phillips with questions.

2017 Pathways Internship Opportunities
Three Rivers Park District – Outdoor Education Centers (Various Locations)

The pathways interns based at one of four Three Rivers’ parks nature centers will have the opportunity to assist with nature education programs for all ages of visitors. Focus will be placed on the summer camp programs. The intern will help the naturalists to engage and inspire wonder of nature in children.

For more information, please visit the Guidance office and ask about these internship opportunities. The deadline to apply is this Friday!

Join other high school students for a retreat about how to live your faith in a real world. Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights is hosting the “Get Real!” youth gathering April 1 from 8:30am-12:00pm, with a presentation by David Rinaldi from NET Ministries. You can also play basketball or make a “Jesus Freak” tie dye t-shirt. The gathering costs $5 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information.