by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday September 1, 2017

In this issue…
  • First Semester Calendar Impacts
  • MyStop Bus Tracking App for Minneapolis Routes
  • Senior Pictures September 13
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits
  • Support Islander Athletes
  • Come Work for DeLaSalle!
Please Note These First Semester Calendar Impacts


As we shared at Back-to-School Night, three professional development sessions will impact the first semester school calendar.

  • Classes will not be in session on Monday, October 23, as DeLaSalle staff participate in professional development about racial justice in schools with other Lasallian educators in the Twin Cities. The presenter will be Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor at Georgetown University, who will lead a seminar on Leading our Catholic Schools toward Racial Justice: Overcoming our Fears and Using our Values.
  • There will be a 2-hour late start on Tuesday, October 31, the day following our Fall Open House for Prospective Students and Families. As a reminder, on days with a 2-hour late start, classes start at 10:30am instead of 8:30am, and morning transportation routes also run two hours later than normal.
  • A 2-hour late start will also be held on Thursday, November 9, following our Academic Awards and National Honor Society induction ceremony.
Track Your Child’s Minneapolis Bus Route with MyStop App

At Back-to-School Night this week, DeLaSalle announced a free app that allows parents of students who ride a Minneapolis bus route to track their child’s bus. Created by the Minneapolis and Suburban / Monarch Bus Company, the MyStop app is free for Android and iPhone users. Click here for instructions on how to download and sign up. The app does not show real-time location but is accurate within 3-4 minutes. As a remember, students should always be at their bus stop at least 5 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

David Bank Studios to Take Senior Pictures September 13


A photographer from David Bank Studios will be at DeLaSalle during lunches on Wednesday, September 13, to take senior pictures for those who have had their picture previously taken at the studio. All seniors must have a senior picture taken by David Bank Studios to be included in the 2017-18 yearbook and the class composite picture that hangs in the hallways of DeLaSalle. Students who do not get their senior picture taken September 13 must get a senior picture taken at the studio by October 31. Seniors and parents should look for details in a separate email. Please contact with questions.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

Find the most up-to-date school events on the School Calendar webpage

Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

Monday, September 4

DeLaSalle will be closed in observance of this federal holiday.

Class Masses Begin

Tuesday, September 5

In addition to all-school liturgies, students in each grade will gather as a class this fall to celebrate Mass. School chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will celebrate each Mass. Please note, the class Mass location has changed from Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Boniface in northeast Minneapolis because the main church sanctuary at Our Lady of Lourdes ib undergoing renovations. Class Masses occur for 9th grade on Sept. 5; 10th grade on Sept. 19; 11th grade on Sept. 26; and 12th grade on Oct. 3.

Homecoming Week

September 11-16

This annual celebration of Islander traditions, alumni, and school spirit occurs September 11-16 and features various after school activities, dress up days, and more. Students are encouraged to participate and join in the fun. Look for a full schedule with specific details in the September 8 email blast.

Early College Awareness for 9th and 10th Grade Students and Parents

Monday, September 18, 6:30-8:00pm, D104

College prep continues on!  Please let our College Planning department share simple steps for you and your student’s’ college journey.  Learn how and why it is never too early to seek college scholarships.  Discover NAVIANCE, your students online college planning tool.

Coffee with the Counselors

Wednesday, September 20, 8:15-9:15am, B102

All De parents are welcome to coffee with the counselors and a “Navigating Naviance” parent forum. Meet NAVIANCE, your student’s online tool managing the college search.

11th Graders Attend National College Fair

Wednesday, September 27

DeLaSalle will bus all juniors to the National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center during part of the school day. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities are scheduled to attend.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle parents followed their child’s class schedule at Back-to-School Night on August 30, meeting their child’s teachers and discovering what their child will learn in each class. Chinese teacher, Dr. Chang-li Huang, presents to parents in his Chinese II class. (Photo courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits Due by October 2

Families must apply each year for their child to be considered for free and reduced lunch benefits. The application is available here in English and here in Spanish, Students who were approved for benefits at DeLaSalle in 2016-17 will have a carryover until October 2. Students without an approved 2017-18 application on file by October 2 will pay full price for food items.

Support Islander Athletes

Show your De spirit and support Islanders in their athletic competitions. Click here for the Athletic Calendar. Tickets for home DeLaSalle football and volleyball games are $6 for adults and $4 for students. De students enter games free with a current school ID.

Come Work for DeLaSalle!

DeLaSalle has job openings for a food service associate, maintenance employee, and driver. Click here to learn more about these opportunities and to find employment materials.

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer” Romans 12:12
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