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July 2017

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

Lord, help me to rest awhile in the cooling shade of your presence. Slow down my restless heart and fill me with gentle compassion for all your people. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

In the news…

As we set our sights on our 118th year of Catholic, Lasallian education at DeLaSalle, we ask for your help to ensure a smooth transition for your child and your family as the new year begins. The primary parental contact for each new and returning student received an email July 7 with required back-to-school forms that must be completed by Friday, July 28. Families with more than one child enrolled at DeLaSalle will receive an individual email for each one.

The back-to-school email also includes important information about required school orientations for new and returning students. Families of returning students may sign up for an orientation on either Wednesday, August 9 or Wednesday, August 16. New Student Orientation for all ninth grade and new transfer students will be held on Thursday, August 17and new families are invited back to DeLaSalle for New Family Orientation the evening of August 17.

Please note: Families who choose the $50 Annual Protection Plan option for their child’s iPad will find the charge reflected on their TADS account to be paid within the upcoming month. (Most returning families made this choice when re-enrolling in February; families of new students are making that choice this month). Families who have already paid their tuition will have an additional invoice added to their account to make this payment. Families who choose the $405 Deposit Protection Plan option will need to bring in a check when their student picks up their iPad in August.

Do you need to order new uniform apparel for your child? Visit the DeLaSalle School Store online to browse uniform items and place your order. Orders placed by Friday, July 14, will be available for pick up starting with the August 9 school orientation. The School Store on campus is open in the summer by appointment only. Please contact Douge Schildgen via email or by phone at 612.859.5652.

Free sports physicals are offered throughout the Twin Cities this summer. DeLaSalle requires up-to-date (within the last three years) signed physical from a doctor’s office stating a student is cleared to participate in a sport before a student can participate. Click here to find when and where free physicals are offered and how you can register.

DeLaSalle is excited to begin the 2017 fall sports season with the first day of practice for all teams on Monday, August 14. Students interested in participating in a fall athletic program must respond to the Fall Sports Registration form sent via email from

Before a student can participate in a sport, they must have a “current” physical submitted by August 1 (“current” is defined as signed by a licensed physician within the last three years.) Families should have also completed the Minnesota State High School League Eligibility Form, which was included in the back-to-school email (see above).

Students and parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Activities eligibility / fall athletic coaches meeting on Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30pm, following school orientation. The meeting will cover important DeLaSalle and state high school league eligibility policies. Coaches of fall athletic programs will hold team meetings after. New and transfer students will learn even more information about DeLaSalle activities and athletics programs during New Family Orientation on August 18 at 6:30pm.

Students who want to improve their soccer and football playing and theatre performing skills can enroll in a DeLaSalle Camp Islander program taught by current coaches and directors. Each camp offers great fun, outstanding coaching and directing, with an emphasis on fundamental skill development for participants. Spaces are still available; click here for camp details and to reserve your spot today!

Twenty-two students enrolled in the “Public Health: Social Determinants of Health and Ethnobotany” course are preparing for their 15-day Global Advantage trip to Bolivia. Students can earn college credit through St. Catherine University. Follow photo highlights of the trip on the @dlsglobaladvantage Instagram account.

DeLaSalle students may register for a two-week string orchestra camp through the MacPhail Center for Music. The music school is waiving the $500 registration fee for Islanders in return for DeLaSalle hosting the camp. The camp is July 24-August 3, from 9:00am-3:00pm each weekday and features instruction by some of the top professional musicians and music teachers in the Twin Cities. Click here for more information and to register.

Guidance & College Planning staff invite students and parents to participate in three different events that will assist them in their college planning process.

• Essay Workshop
Thursday, August 3, 10:00am-12:00pm, D104

Seniors, gain a fresh and unique approach from a professional writer to make your college essay memorable and sure to stand out to admissions counselors. Come if you have started your essay or are looking for tips.

• Online College Application Workshop
Thursday, August 3, 1:00-3:30pm, Thies Lab

Seniors, YES, it is time to get started. YES, you will be happy you did. Discover step-by-step instructions to completing your online college application.

• Coffee with Counseling Staff
Tuesday, August 8, 8:15-9:15am, B102

Parents, meet De’s college counseling staff and get the latest buzz about college planning, including changes to FAFSA.

You are invited to join the Alumni Weekend celebration at DeLaSalle August 10-12. The school will induct five Individuals or groups into its Hall of Fame on August 10. Islanders are then invited to join us for the Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament at Majestic Oaks on August 11. A dozen alumni classes are celebrating reunions this year, many of which will gather on August 12. Click here to learn more and register today.

 Students who will be in 11th grade in 2017-18 and students who are registered for an Advanced Placement or Honors course next school year likely have required coursework to complete over the summer before school begins. Click here to see a class-by-class description of what work is required.

Summer time is a great opportunity to get involved in Christian Service.  Many organizations have been contacting us to set up summer assistance.  Please see Mr. Hallman for ideas of places you can serve.  If you complete an activity during the summer you may wait until the fall to turn in your completed validation forms.  All validation forms are available here.

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.