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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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

Dear Lord, Give us the courage to face our fears, to stand up for ourselves, to fight for what we believe in, to bless others, and to minister your Word. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

EGG DE MUFFIN (ENGLISH MUFFIN, SAUSAGE, EGG, CHEESE), FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE, MILK

ENTREE: SPAGHETTI PASTA WITH MEAT OR MEATLESS MARINARA, VEGETABLE, WHOLE WHEAT BREAD; A LA CARTE: CHEF SALAD; HAM AND SWISS ON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

We will follow this adjusted class schedule because of the Pepfest after 8th hour:

  • Period 1: 8:30 – 9:13
  • Period 2: 9:18 – 9:58
  • Period 3: 10:03 – 10:43
  • Period 4: 10:48 – 11:28
  • Period 5: 11:33 – 12:13
  • Period 6: 12:18 – 12:58
  • Period 7: 1:03 – 1:43
  • Period 8: 1:48 – 2:28
  • Pepfest: 2:33 – 3:00

In today’s news…

Today, we will recognize many students for their academic accomplishments at our Academic Pepfest after 8th hour. The Pepfest is a precursor to the celebration that will take place tonight at the annual Academic Awards reception and National Honor Society induction. DeLaSalle will induct 95 students into the National Honor Society. At the same time, students will receive an academic pin if they earned a place on the Honor Roll during both semesters of the 2016-17 school year, and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters.

All athletic lockers must be cleaned out after school Today. The locker room is being turned over for winter sports. If you do not clean out your locker, all of your gear will be turned into lost and found or donated.

DeLaSalle staff will gather for professional development on Thursday. Because of the professional development, classes on Thursday will start two hours later than normal, at 10:30am instead of 8:30am. Morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

DeLaSalle students who receive need-based financial aid must schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service each year in return for their grant. There are a few spaces left for the next couple of weeks. After school shifts are now being scheduled into the week of November 27. Five-hour daytime shifts are also available on Wednesday, November 22 (the day before Thanksgiving), from Tuesday, December 26 through Friday, December 29, and from Tuesday, January 2 through Friday, January 5. The daytime shifts are from 9:30am-3:00pm. To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614.

Around Christmas, for the past 25 years, DeLaSalle has spiritually adopted several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota in addition to helping teenagers served by Sharing & Caring Hands and Avenues for Homeless Teens. These recipients have benefited greatly from our generous spirit; last year, students and staff brought in $4,000. Donations are accepted in 9th and 10th grade Theology classes or 11th and 12th grade English classes. Money collection begins November 8, is daily, and runs through December 1. Students will gather after school on December 1 to purchase gifts for the families.

Art Club meets every Wednesday in Room B107 from 3:15-5:00pm. All are welcome. Please contact Ms. Swords with questions.

NAHS will be making Christmas cards and ornaments after school Wednesday November 8, 15, & 29. (B110 from 3-5) If you are looking for hours please come and help!

The Robotics Team will be meeting every Wednesday in room B311. If you would like to be on the Robotics Team this year, you can come by and join any meeting.

Want a great way to kick start your day? Come to the upper room (aka The Brothers Chapel) located in Christian Brothers Hall on November 16, 30, and December 7th at 7:50am for a Lasallian Prayer. See you there!

Please join us whether you are a beginning chess player or practically a pro! Drop in any time between 3:00-4:30 on Thursdays in room A208. See Ms. Kocourek if you have any questions.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents this original production, set in 1937, about Chicago’s lowest rated radio station, which is in trouble. The owners are selling and if they can’t find a buyer, they’re all out of work. All they need is one exclusive news story and they’ll be back on top. But when no story can be found, will they resort to inventing a story? Tickets are $15 for reserved seats; $10 for general admission; $8 for students and seniors; and free for De students with a current ID. The show runs November 10, 11, 17, & 18, at 7:30pm in the Florance Center.

Next Monday, November 13, students are needed to serve the dinner meal at Sharing and Caring Hands from 2:35-3:50pm. If you are interested, please email Miss Barry. It will be limited to 8 students.
Are you interested in earning Christian Service hours? If so, volunteer at Yinghua Academy after school Sports Sampler on Tuesdays from 3:35-5:00pm Nov. 28-Jan. 30. If you are interested, please sign up in Mr. CJ Hallman’s office. Please note, there is limited space available for volunteers.

PPL’s after-school youth program is looking for Tutor-Mentors (age 16+). Tutor-Mentors are matched 1:1 with youth in grades K-5th. Pairs will focus their time on literacy tutoring and relationship-building. The pairs meet twice a week, now through mid May commitment is required. All training will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact ​the Volunteer Coordinator, ​Caitlin Dougherty at Caitlin.Dougherty@ppl-inc.org / 612.455.5108 or apply online here.