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Thursday April 27, 2017 – Founder’s Week

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

Jesus, in your name we pray for the hope and energy to be your presence to the poor, your agents of justice and peace in the contemporary world. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 1:00pm: Girls’ varsity golf conference tournament @ Goodrich Golf Course
  • 1:00pm: Boys’ varsity golf conference tournament @ River Oaks Golf Course
  • 3:30pm: Varsity track and field invitational @ Burnsville
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis @ St. Anthony Village
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ St. Anthony Village
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. Brooklyn Center @ Bryn Mawr
  • 4:30pm: C baseball @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:30pm: Varsity baseball @ Columbia Heights
  • 4:30pm: C softball @ St. Paul Harding
  • 4:30pm: JV softball @ St. Paul Harding

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 

Wednesday, April 26: Inclusive Community

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

Students will participate in a food packing event at Feed My Starving Children from 2:00-5:00pm. 

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”

Islanders are invited to Founder’s Fest after school with activities on and near the Athletic Field. Seniors will face the staff in a kickball game at 3:30pm. You can also play lawn games and purchase food from the Alimama’s Mediterranean Grill and K-Town Street Food trucks.

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.

Today is Staff Appreciation Day, a day we take a moment to thank and celebrate the many people who work and volunteer at DeLaSalle. If you see a teacher or staff member, please thank them for all that they do. Today is their day.

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.

Students with a negative account balance may not purchase any items from the Cafe, starting Monday, May 1. Click here for instructions on how to check your child’s account balance or deposit money electronically to their account.

Good luck to the Islanders who will compete Saturday at Minnesota History Day. DeLaSalle advanced 26 projects and five research papers to the competition at the University of Minnesota. Once again, DeLaSalle is advancing more projects and more students to State History Day than any other high school in Minnesota. Students who do well at State may be chosen to compete at National History Day in June, as several De students have accomplished in the past ten years. Click here to read which projects advanced. Congratulations Islanders!

All students are welcome to come to the final Lasallian Ministry meeting of the school year 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 today 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 (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.

The Parent Association sponsored group “Parents in Prayer” will meet tomorrow from 1:45-2:45pm in the Florance Center to lift up the De community in prayer. 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.

National College Decision Day is Monday, May 1. But, because of the conflict with Advanced Placement exams, we are celebrating the day at DeLaSalle this Friday. Seniors may dress out of uniform as long as they wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt that represents their future plans after DeLaSalle. Jeans are acceptable, if they follow out-ofuniform guidelines. Seniors are welcome during lunches to sign a board with their name and plans and get a treat. Scholarship winners will also be named.

Please join us for prayer in the Upper Room school chapel on Monday, May 1 at 7:45. All are welcome.

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)

Advanced Placement (AP) exams start Monday. At DeLaSalle, all AP students are required to take the AP exam. Monday’s exams include Chemistry at 8:00am and Psychology at 12:00pm, both in the Rothweiler Room. Please click here for a complete schedule, including exam times and what time you should eat lunch, if you have an exam scheduled. As always, you should get a good night’s sleep before the exam, eat a good breakfast, arrive early, and bring two sharpened #2 pencils and two pens.

The June driver’s education class is full. Thank you to those who have registered.

The next driver’s ed class will be taught in late July and early August. The class is scheduled July 31-August 4 and Aug. 7-11, from 9:00am-12:20pm. There is a mandatory parent meeting on July 31 from 1:00-2:30pm. Click here for an application. Please note, the classroom only option is no longer offered. Applicants must now sign up for both classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, which costs $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.

Organizers of the All Night Graduation Party are calling for parent volunteers and donations for the All Night Graduation Party for the Class of 2017. The party is not a school-sponsored event, but instead planned by parents for seniors after they graduate on Thursday, May 18.

Parents interested in volunteering may sign up here. Volunteer opportunities include transportation/bus chaperones, volunteers with medical experience for the First Aid station, and other party chaperones. Please contact Anne Geddes (mother of Cassidy) or Mary Kane (mother of Emma) with questions.

Thank you so much for considering a donation of your time, money, or goods! All donations can be dropped off in the Main Office at school during normal business hours.

  • FOOD: We have a BIG need for food items:

    • Fruit, Granola bars, Candy, fun-size Candy Bars.

    • Costco gifts cards to help offset food expenses

    • Any and all donations are welcome!

    • Please contact  Laurie Blais (mother of Sophia) with questions

  • PRIZES: Part of the fun for our seniors includes a raffle throughout the night. For prize donation ideas, think 18 year olds! Gift cards/entertainment packages including:

    • Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Punch, Kane’s, Panera Bread, Subway, Target, Macy’s, iTunes, Best Buy, Movie theaters, Go Karting, Bowling, dorm room accessories, headphones, speakers, and so much more.

    • Please contact Jennifer Phillips (mother of Max Fleming) with questions

Party invitations and registration forms will be handed out in 12th grade English classes. Completed forms and the $75 registration form are due before May 5. Financial assistance is available. Please see Mrs. Halbach with questions.