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Friday September 8, 2017

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

Count your blessings, not your crosses; count your gains instead of losses.
Count your joys instead of woes; count your friends instead of foes.
Count your smiles instead of tears; count your courage, not your fears.
Count full years instead lean; Count kind deeds instead of mean.
Count your health instead of wealth; Love your neighbor as yourself.

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

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:00pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Match vs. Southwest Christian @ Kenwood Park Tennis Courts
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls C Game vs. Waconia High School @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls JV Game vs. Waconia High School @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys C Game vs. Hill-Murray @ Fort Snelling
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. Hill-Murray @ Fort Snelling
  • 7:00pm Football: Varsity Game vs. Simley @ DeLaSalle High School

In today’s news…

Junior and senior girls may sign up outside the Student Activities door to play in the Powderpuff football game next Wednesday night. Students should sign up by the end of today.

Homecoming Week starts Monday! Homecoming is a chance for us to celebrate our tradition and history at DeLaSalle and acknowledge the thousands of alumni who have come before us.

On Monday, and throughout the week, you may dress out of uniform. Monday’s out of uniform theme is Patriot Day. Dress in your favorite patriotic gear! De students will help honor the memory of September 11th by wearing red, white, and blue or USA themed apparel.

Also on Monday, make plans to join your classmates and friends for the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, which will be shown in the LL Gray Gym from 7:00-9:00pm. Concessions and free popcorn will be available. Stay in your PJ’s and bring a cozy blanket to keep warm.

Click here to find more Homecoming Week information.

If you are interested in participating on the retreat team this school year, please complete this survey no later than Wednesday, September 13.

Thank you,

Ms. Hodapp and Brother Ryan

Sign up for a college rep visit in Naviance and show that sign up to your teachers if you wish to attend visits. Most visits will last the whole period. The Guidance office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole period.

School pictures will be distributed today 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.

A photographer from David Bank Studios will be at DeLaSalle during lunches on Wednesday, September 13 in the Thies Lab – Creative side, to take free senior pictures for those who have not had their picture 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.  Other yearbook information can be found online at

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 today. 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 tonight 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.

Diversity Week is coming up October 23-27. Are you aware of any multicultural performance groups that may be willing to perform at our celebration event or do you perform? If so, please see Ms. Hodapp in the Campus Ministry office soon or send her an e-mail with more information.

On Wednesday, September 20, DeLaSalle students and chaperones will be going to the Target Field to pack food for Feed My Starving Children (Pack at the Park). We will be departing at 5:00 p.m. and will return by 9:00 p.m. Please complete this form if you would like to participate. Only serious volunteers should apply. You must have transportation home from DeLaSalle after the event. 3 Christian Service Hours will be awarded.

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

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.

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