by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Thursday, October 19, 2017

In this issue…
  • No Classes October 20 or 23 Due to Professional Development
  • DeLaSalle Hosts 20th Annual Diversity Week
  • Prospective Students and Families Invited to October 30 Open House
  • DeLaSalle Raises Record Amount at Christian Brothers’ Gala
  • We Want Your Feedback
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Late Starts Scheduled October 31 and November 9
  • Student Exchange Applications Available
  • DeLaSalle Hosts Respect for Life Month Baby Drive
No Classes October 20 or 23 Due to Professional Development

DeLaSalle staff will participate in two consecutive school days of professional development – October 20 and October 23. There are no classes on either day.

On October 23, all DeLaSalle staff will join colleagues from other Lasallian high schools in the Twin Cities (Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Cretin-Derham Hall, Holy Family, and Totino-Grace) for a presentation by Dr. Marcia Chatelain, associate professor of history and African American studies at Georgetown University, who will speak about race and social justice.

The school building will not be open October 23 nor will staff be present in the office or to answer the telephone because of this off site professional development.

DeLaSalle Hosts 20th Annual Diversity Week

DeLaSalle will explore the theme “Lasallians Without Limits” when it hosts its 20th annual Diversity Week celebration October 23-27. The Diversity Week theme is the same as this year’s international theme for the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The week will feature classroom speakers and conclude with an all-school multicultural celebration the morning of October 27. Continue reading

Prospective Students and Families Invited to October 30 Open House

DeLaSalle invites prospective students to come see all the reasons why enrollment has grown to its highest levels since the 1970s!  Attendees at our first Open House will learn about DeLaSalle’s mission and vision, hear from teachers in each department about our college preparatory curriculum, and discover what De offers in college guidance planning, our Catholic, Lasallian heritage, student activities, financial aid, and more. Continue reading

DeLaSalle Raises Record Amount at Christian Brothers’ Gala

Thank you to the students, staff, parents, alumni, and friends who made the October 14th DeLaSalle Christian Brothers’ Gala a great success! Many in our community stepped forward and gave generously of their time, talent, and treasure. With particular gratitude, we thank Tom ’54 and Sandy Glodek as well as Roger ’54 and Irma Scherer each for their generous $100,000 matching donation toward the Gala’s “Bids for Kids”. Through the generosity of over 375 attendees, we exceeded the challenge match and raised gross revenues of $560,000 in the “Bids for Kids”, live and silent auctions, ticket sales, and more. Money raised at the Gala directly supports student scholarship at DeLaSalle.

We Want Your Feedback

Thank you to the many DeLaSalle parents who have already responded to a survey as part of our reaccreditation through AdvancEd. The survey link is available in English and Spanish through October 27. DeLaSalle is seeking reaccreditation through AdvancEd as a college preparatory high school. The accreditation involves the collection and analysis of student performance data, a self assessment, and stakeholder surveys as we identify how we can continuously improve our model of instruction. Thank you for your participation and for partnering with us as we strive to offer your child the best education possible.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Host An Exchange Student

Thursday, October 24, 6:00-7:00pm, D104

The Global Advantage Program will have an information meeting for families interested in hosting international exchange students. DeLaSalle will welcome students from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany and Italy in the coming school year. These students go through an extensive application process and are chosen by their schools for their academics, behavior, and interest in experiencing America.

Lasallian Ministry Service Fair

Wednesday, October 25

Students can meet representatives from different service agencies in the Twin Cities during the annual Lasallian Ministry Service Fair, held during lunches at booths in the hallway by the Florance Center and in Albers Atrium. Students may gather information, sign up to volunteer, and work toward completing their 60-hour Christian Service graduation requirement.

Out of Uniform Day

Thursday, October 24, 6:00-7:00pm, D104

Students may dress out of uniform if they purchase a wristband, which will be sold for $1 during lunches on Tuesday, October 24, or for $2 before school in Albers Atrium on Wednesday, October 25. Students must follow the out of uniform policies in the Student-Parent Handbook. A portion of the  proceeds from wristband sales are sent to Mwangaza College, our twin school in Kenya.

De Parents in Prayer Meets

Friday, October 27, 1:45-2:45pm, Florance Center

This Parent Association sponsored group will meet to lift up the school community in prayer. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom. Prayer requests may remain anonymous.

Fall Island Cleanup

Saturday, October 28, 10:30am-1:00pm

De parents, students, staff and friends are invited to join us for a morning of service, working together in small groups to clean up the school and Island. Bring a rake and gloves if you have them. Students can earn Christian Service hours.

Open House for Prospective Students

Monday, October 30, 7:00-9:00pm

DeLaSalle invites prospective students to come see all the reasons why enrollment has grown to its highest levels since the 1970s!  Attendees at our first Open House will learn about DeLaSalle’s mission and vision, hear from teachers in each department about our college preparatory curriculum, and discover what De offers in college guidance planning, our Catholic, Lasallian heritage, student activities, financial aid, and more. Continue reading

Around DeLaSalle

Islanders met October 13 with admissions representatives from more than a dozen Jesuit colleges and universities as part of the Jesuit Excellence Tour. (Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Late Starts Scheduled October 31 and November 9

DeLaSalle will hold two-hour late starts on Tuesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 9. Classes on late start days begin at 10:30am instead of 8:30am and morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

Student Exchange Applications Available

Current 10th and 11th grade students can now apply for a student exchange next summer through DeLaSalle’s Global Advantage program. Students received an email this week with a link to the application. DeLaSalle partners with schools in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Germany, and Italy. Interviews for exchange students have begun.

DeLaSalle Hosts Respect for Life Month Baby Drive

DeLaSalle will again collect items for babies and infants as it celebrates Respect for Life Month in October. The drive benefits Northside Life Care Center in Minneapolis. You may donate clothes, diapers, formula, toys, and more to the Lasallian Ministry office – located on the first floor of Christian Brothers’ Hall, through the archway behind the B building – by October 31.

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