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Tuesday April 25, 2017 – Founder’s Week

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

O God, give us your gifts so that we may live and work according to your vision for humanity, a vision where all are treated with respect and love because of their great worth in your eyes. May we answer your call to treat all as we ourselves wish to be treated and to promote the healing of all persons, especially those who are most vulnerable. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 3:00pm: Track & field conference relays @ St. Croix Lutheran
  • 3:30pm: Boys’ golf vs. Beck @ Brookview Golf Course
  • 3:45pm: Girls’ varsity golf vs. St. Anthony @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity lacrosse @ Breck
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:15pm: C baseball vs. Concordia Academy @ Frank Quilici Field at Shingle Creek Park
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. Brooklyn Center @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:30pm: Varsity baseball @ Concordia Academy

In today’s news…

The DeLaSalle community celebrates Founder’s Week. Each day will emphasize one of the Lasallian 5 core principles:

Monday, April 24 Faith in the Presence of God

Tuesday, April 25: Respect for All Persons 

Students and families are encouraged to donate during lunches all week toward our school collection for South Sudan. There will be a bin for each grade level.  The class with the largest donation will have a pizza party sometime before the end of the school year.

Wednesday, April 26: Inclusive Community

The entire community will gather for our annual Founder’s Day Mass and Ice Cream Social at 9:00am in the Florance Center.

Thursday, April 27: Concern for the Poor and Social Justice

Students are invited to sign up to participate in a food packing event at Feed My Starving Children from 2:00-5:00pm. Click here to sign up.

Friday, April 28:  Quality Education

In honor of the legacy of the Christian Brothers, the faculty and staff have been invited to wear a special T-shirt. The shirt is black with a white collar or “rebat”. The rebat is the collar worn by the brothers in their traditional robes. The back reads, “Together and By Association”

Faculty Student Kickball game after school on the field. Come celebrate Founder’s Week at our carnival-themed Founder’s Fest after school on Friday, April 28. There will be food trucks, a Senior v. Staff kickball game, and fun games! Festivities will begin at 3:30pm.

Saturday, April 29:  FOUNDER’S DAY 5k

There’s still time for you to sign up to participate. Click here for more information. Students can even try to Beat the Principal by running faster than Mr. Benson.

Join the GREEN Team and your classmates for the Spring Waste Sort, after school TODAY! Meet in B311 right after school or, if you are coming after 3:30pm, in the North Entrance Parking lot. We will provide gloves and aprons as you help us sort out how well we are recycling and composting at DeLaSalle.

We will gather in the Florance Center tomorrow between first and second period to celebrate our annual Founder’s Day Mass.   Founder’s Day is an event dedicated to recognizing the founder of the Christian Brothers and namesake of our school, St. John Baptist DeLaSalle.  Our celebrant for Mass will be Fr. Michael Joncas. We will take time to honor our Alumni Scholarship, Giving Tree, as well as two staff members with the Lasallian Educator Award and the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award.

Seniors, sign up to play in the Senior vs. Staff Kickball Game this Friday after school. Sign ups are posted on the door of the Student Activities Office until Thursday at 3:00pm.

Voting is underway for the 2017 Prom King and Queen. Only juniors and seniors are eligible to vote and should have received an email on Monday with the link to the ballot. Please respond by the end of the day today. Thank you.

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 today 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.

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

  • Wednesday
    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

Parents, help the DeLaSalle Parent Association celebrate our terrific staff on the annual Staff Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 27! Please click here to sign up if you would like to volunteer at the event or to donate something for the day. Many parents enjoy spending part of the day with each other – and all for a good cause! All teachers, administrators, and support staff are recognized on this day – and we need your help welcoming and serving them a continental breakfast and later a tasty lunch.

If you have questions, please contact Parent Association co-chairs, Jackie Schluter Johnson or Luann Mishler. If you prefer to make a cash donation toward the cost of meals and treats for the staff, please send your donation to Parent Association staff liaison, Mike O’Keefe, at DeLaSalle.

Do you want to be a leader in your class and at DeLaSalle? Do you want to help plan student activities and help create school spirit? Then run for Student Council class representative!

Class Representative nomination forms are now available in the Main Office and in B302. They are due on Monday, May 8. (You must also attend a mandatory meeting if you plan to run for Student Council on either Tuesday, May 2 at 7:45am or Wednesday, May 3 at 3:15pm in B302)

Executive Board nomination forms are due tomorrow by 4:00pm to Mr. Sczepanski in B302.

All students are welcome to come to the final Lasallian Ministry meeting of the school year on Thursday from 7:30-8:20am in D117. This will be a celebration of the year and a farewell to our seniors.  Food and games provided.

The next TableTop Games Club meeting will be Thursday for Players’ Choice. There will be a variety of games available for players to choose from. See Mr. Newman with questions.

The DeLaSalle Cycling Club will ride after school on Thursday (so you can enjoy the Founder’s Fest activities after school Friday). We will ride along a bike boulevard on 5th Street SE and will explore the Dinkytown neighborhood. If you picked up a waiver in the past, please get it signed by your parent or guardian and bring it back this week.

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 A206 from 3:15-3:30pm and will ride from 3:30-4:30pm.

Are you interested in current events in our country and the world? Do you like to talk about and debate political issues? Are you a Democrat, Republican, or unsure? No matter your political background and interests there’s a place for you at DeLaSalle’s Political Affairs Club! This is a new club at DE that is starting this spring. The organizational meeting is Thursday, May 4 at 3:15pm in D207. There will be food, open discussion, and important debates – come join us to help form this new activity!

The next driver’s education class at DeLaSalle will be taught in June by Ray Kroll ’60. The classes are from 9:00am-12:20pm June 5-9 and 12-16 – and there are now less than 10 spaces remaining! There is a mandatory parent meeting June 5 at 1:00pm. Click here for a registration form. You may return it to the Administration Office. Applications are due by May 1, though spots may be filled sooner, so don’t delay! Classroom instruction costs $110 and behind-the-wheel instruction costs $330; students who register for both the class and behind-the-wheel instruction will pay $399.

The Lasallian Ministry office is still looking for students to participate in this summer service opportunity This is a weeklong 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; a ropes course and other outdoor activities, and social outings. Students receive 30 Christian Service Hours upon completion of this week.Please complete this form if you are interested and see Mr. CJ Hallman if you need more information. Cost for the trip is $350 partial scholarships are available.

Ms. Stipkovits from the Guidance Office will work with 9th graders over the next few weeks to help students get registered with Naviance and complete a career activity. Naviance is a college preparation program that helps students connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals and assists with college and career planning. The Career Interest Profiler on Naviance is an online career assessment for students based on Holland’s Interest Codes.  When students complete the Career Interest Profiler, their results will display their top Holland Code matches.

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.