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Thursday September 7, 2017

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

Heavenly Father, who has filled the world with beauty; open my eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that rejoicing in your whole creation, I may learn to serve you with gladness, faithfully managing your bounty; for the sake of him by whom all things were made, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:00pm Tennis: Girls JV Match vs. Fridley @ Fridley Middle School Tennis Courts
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Match vs. Fridley High School  @ Fridley High School
  • 4:15pm Cross Country: Varsity Invitational @ Shamrock Golf Course
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys C Game vs. St. Paul Como Park  @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys B Game vs. St. Paul Como Park  @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Volleyball: C Game vs. St. Anthony  @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Volleyball: JV Game vs. St. Anthony  @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Volleyball: Varsity Game vs. St. Anthony  @ DeLaSalle High School

In today’s news…

Thursday Morning Prayer begins today in the chapel above the Lasallian Ministry office at 7:50am.  All are Welcome.

School pictures will be distributed today and tomorrow during lunches. If you would like to have your picture retaken, you need to bring the entire packet back in order to get retakes. Retake day is September 26.

Do you love musical theatre productions? Would you like to attend the upcoming season on Hennepin Avenue at the Orpheum and State Theatres? Would you like to learn how to write a professional play review and other aspects of theatre in workshops? Then Critical Review is for you! Use this link to learn more and apply on line. Deadline is September 18th! For more information contact Ms. Zawislak in B214.

If you are interested in participating this year, we welcome you to an introductory meeting today during all lunch periods in Room B215. This club is an opportunity for students to talk about current events, discuss interesting video clips, share experiences, hear speakers, and more. Bring your lunch to the classroom as soon as you pick up your lunch. All are welcome. We will meet most Thursdays during lunch. There is not a meeting during Homecoming week.

All girls interested in playing girls basketball should meet in the LL Gray Gym, during your lunch today.

Are you interested in getting outside after school and enjoying the fall weather? Do you have a bike gathering dust in the garage? Would you like to stay in shape in between sports seasons? Need to know how to change a flat tire and fix your bike’s shifting? If so, consider joining DeLaSalle’s Cycling Club!

We will have an information meeting on Friday. The meeting will be from 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM in Room A206. On future Fridays, we will plan to spend our time riding to new places, exploring new destinations, learning about bike safety, and improving our bike maintenance skills.

Red’s Savoys has donated pizza to the boys soccer program, and slices will be sold Friday before the home football game for just $3 a slice! Water and soda will be sold as well for $1 a piece. Come hang out with some friends before the football game and grab some pizza. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the boys soccer program.

Women of Words (W.O.W) is a book club for female students at DeLaSalle led by Ms. Roggow and Mrs. Post with Ms. Westphal, Ms. Wagner and Ms. Hank contributing to book discussion meetings. We will read 2-4 books in the course of a school year and meet during lunches to discuss. Last year we read, How it Went Down, Orleans, and Hidden Figures. Sign up by clicking here. The deadline to register is Sept. 11th. Our first book will be May Day by Jonathon Friesen.

Please make sure your iPad is signed into iCloud and is being backed up. If you create a document in Pages, you will need to upload it as a PDF to your Google Drive and log into a computer to print the document. If you have any questions or need help, please stop by the IT Office (D217).

Holy Name Catholic Church in Mpls. (3637 11th Ave South) are having their annual Fall Festival on October 8, 2017 from 10:30 – 4:30 and are looking for student volunteers who may want to earn some service hours.  The volunteers would be primarily working at the food booth (called Eat Street) and helping with serving food, desserts and cleanup. They also need help with children’s games.  If students are interested, please contact Monica Miles at or 651-451-8303.

Leaves do fall. Improve your health while helping a senior citizen remain independent in their home! You choose the date and time to rake and clean up the yard. Perfect for individuals, groups, and families. Seasonal: starting mid-October (depending upon the weather). This is a one-time fun unpaid activity available weekdays and weekends. Feel free to sign up multiple times!

Elders are located in Minneapolis and suburban Hennepin County, raking depends upon where the senior citizen resides. Ongoing unpaid volunteer opportunities are also available. Please contact the Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly (HOME) Program’s Volunteer Coordinator at or call 952-767-7894 for more information.

The HOME Program number is 952-746-4046 or , if a senior age 60+ needs raking or other services in Hennepin County. Senior Community Services is a nonprofit organization with five programs serving elders and caregivers statewide. For more information please visit or call 952-541-1019. Seniors outside of Hennepin County should contact the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433 for information about services in their area. Thank you!

DeLaSalle has signed up to cover the lunch volunteer duties for the Special Olympics Minnesota Flag Football tournament on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10:30 to 1:30 in South St. Paul.  A bus will be leaving DeLaSalle at 10:00, returning at 2:00.  We need at least 10-12 students to sign up!  Please email Ms. Hank ( if you’d like to volunteer!

There are other positions available during the weekend as well – those are listed below.  Please note that if you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions you need to contact Special Olympics Minnesota directly, please email Kaylee Shieldsat at As a reminder, if you use your school email the Organization cannot email you back (use a personal email address if you need to hear back from her).

Volunteer Shifts: Saturday, September 23rd

  • Areas 12/13 Unified Flag Football
  • Where: West St. Paul Sports Center
  • Scorer/Timer (10): 8:30am-11:30am
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (10): 8:30am-11:30am
  • Individual Skills Assistant (8): 8:30am-10:30am
  • Lunch Server (8): 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Scorer/Timer (10): 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (10): 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Awards Assistant (6): 10:30am-3:00pm

Volunteer Shifts: Sunday, September 24th

  • Areas 7/11 Unified Flag Football
  • Where: St. Anthony Village High School
  • Scorer/Timer (4): 8:30am-11:00pm
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (12): 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Individual Skills Assistant (7): 8:30am-11:30am
  • Lunch Server (8): 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Scorer/Timer (11): 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Referee *Must have general football knowledge (12): 12:30pm-5:00pm
  • Awards Assistant (5): 1:30pm-5:00pm

Students please check your e-mails for activity sign ups and sign up for any activities you may be interested in. Sign-ups will close on Monday Sept. 11.

Reminder that the following are due on or before October 6, 2017:

  • 85 day fitness log
  • Paper about the fitness experience
  • 30 day fitness log
  • Fitness club assignment (don’t forget the page response)

Thank you and have a great year. Mr. C