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Wednesday April 19, 2017

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

Grant us wisdom to know what we must do,
the will to want to do it,
the courage to undertake it,
the perseverance to continue to do it,
and the strength to complete it. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis vs. Farmington @ Kenwood Park
  • 4:15pm: JV baseball vs. Spring Lake Park @ Frank Quilici Field at Shingle Creek Park
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. Brooklyn Center @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:15pm: Track and field meet @ St. Thomas Academy
  • 4:30pm: C baseball vs. Columbia Heights @ Columbia Heights Middle School
  • 4:30pm: Varsity baseball @ Columbia Heights
  • 6:00pm: Boys’ varsity lacrosse scrimmage vs. St. Paul Celts @ Minnehaha Academy South Campus

In today’s news…

All 12th grade students will participate in their final class retreat today. This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share. Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up their absence through the guidance of Lasallian Ministry.
  • Uniform is required.
  • Bring a bag lunch; one beverage will be provided. As you prepare your bag lunch, please do not include any foods that contain nuts or peanut butter of any kind. Please check food labels to ensure the food is not made with or contains any nuts. We ask you to keep this in mind because of a classmate who has a severe food allergy.
  • Please leave all books, bags, purses, headphones, iPads, cell phones, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and announcements and will move to the Albers Atrium to board busses.
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • Any questions or concerns should be directed to Ms. Hodapp in the Campus Ministry office during your lunch period.

Tenth grade students will have their vision screened today during their Theology classes. Students who have corrective lenses should wear or bring them to the screening.

All students who are taking at least one Advanced Placement exam in May are required to attend a pre-administration meeting in the LL Gray Gym during their lunch period tomorrow. Students should have received an email with information about the session and should show that email to the lunch moderator to get to the front of the line. Students should report to the LL Gray Gym as quickly as possible.

Today, in Youth Leaders In Diversity, we will have students who will be sharing their stories and experiences on being Asian in America. YLD meets today from 3:20-5:00pm in B215. Everyone is welcome, please feel free to stop by!

Join us for Game Day in Lasallian Ministry during lunches tomorrow. All are welcome. This will be the last game day of the school year, however, you are welcome to come and play any time that there are staff members in the office.

Be a leader on Student Council!  Executive Board nomination forms are now available (in the Main Office and B302).  The Student Council Executive Board consists of 5 positions – Student Council president and vice president (who run together), secretary, treasurer, and public relations officer.

The President must be a senior in the fall of 2017; the other positions can be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2017. You do not need to be on Student Council to run for an executive board position.  If you are elected, you will automatically be on Student Council and do not have to run in the class representative elections.

Nomination forms are due to Mr. Sczepanski on Wednesday, April 26.  Please see Mr. Sczepanski, Mr. Hank or Mr. Zavitz with any questions.

Help us take care of Nicollet Island and be good neighbors at our 10th annual Island Clean-Up Day. Co-sponsored by the Parent Association and the student GREEN team, we invite all De parents-staffstudents0friends to work in groups to clean up the Island. Bring a rake and gloves, if you have them. Help us rake, bag and hunt for “treasures”. We will also have a few gardening projects. Join us after your hard work for a free BBQ hosted by the Parent Association. Last year, nearly 40 Islanders volunteered and collected 45 bags of trash.

Prom ticket sales end Sunday – so buy yours today, if you haven’t already done so. Tickets for the April 29 prom now cost $75. Click here to buy your tickets online or you can buy them in the Business Office. De students may bring a non-DLS guest, but must complete this dance guest registration form.

Students with special dietary needs may email Ms. Brinson or stop by to see her in the Student Activities office before Friday.

DID YOU KNOW!?   The theme for the 2016-2017 yearbook is Did You Know?

The Yearbook Committee is sponsoring a virtual Easter egg hunt that will run until Friday, April 21st. You will find 10 Easter Egg Posters throughout the school. Scan the QR code on each of the Easter Eggs and answer the questions. Everyone who answers the questions correctly will be entered into a drawing for gift cards. *You will need to download a QR Reader app or you can type in the URL.

Team pictures for spring sports are scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Team coaches will have picture forms. Team pictures are scheduled:

  • Wednesday, April 26
    3:15pm: Boys’ and girls’ golf at Founder’s Park; C baseball at DeLaSalle Athletic Field
    3:45pm: Track at DeLaSalle Athletic Field
  • Friday, May 5
    5:00pm: Boys’ Tennis at Kenwood Tennis Courts
    6:00pm: JV and varsity baseball at Parade Stadium

We are in need of student volunteers for the 2nd annual Founder’s Day 5K the morning of Saturday, April 29. Student volunteers will help with:

  • Kids Fun Run
  • Face Painting (w/ Ms. Kiya)
  • Giving out Refreshments
  • Set-up
  • Breakdown
  • Bounce House Monitor
  • Handing out Ice Cream for Beat the Principal
  • Water Stations
  • Packet Prep 4/26 – After school 2:45pm – 4:30pm
  • Volunteer Check-in
  • Run Registration help
  • Helping direct traffic to finisher events

You will be eligible for Christian Service Hours for helping at this event. If you are interested, please e-mail Ms. Luckett by Friday, April 21.

Students are invited to take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to get some face time with an admissions representatives who may be reviewing your college application in the future. Start building these relationships now and it will benefit you in the future! Attend a college fair at Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Tuesday, April 25 from 7:00-8:30pm.

Click here to sign up for a free bus to and from the event. A bus will leave DLS at 6:30pm sharp and return to De at the end of the fair, 8:30pm.

You may also drive to the fair on your own. Parents and caretakers are welcome to go with you, they can even ride the bus with us. Check in at the table with Ms. Carter and Ms. McAdams when you arrive.

Click here to find a list of participating colleges.