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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, November 17, 2017

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Radio News Hour”
  • You’re Invited to De Parents in Prayer on Monday
  • School Community Gathers Tuesday for Thanksgiving Liturgy
  • Thanksgiving Break November 22-24
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Christmas Basket Drive Underway
  • GREEN Team Cleans Up DeLaSalle Campus, Nicollet Island
  • Sign Up for Work Service
DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Radio News Hour”

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its fall play, “Radio News Hour.” Set in 1937, Chicago’s lowest rated radio station 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? This show is an original production and can only be seen on the island. Showtimes are November 17 and 18, at 7:30pm, in the Florance Center.

You’re Invited to De Parents in Prayer on Monday

All are invited to join De Parents in Prayer, which holds its next prayer meeting on Monday, November 20, from 8:30-9:30am in the Florance Center. This group of parents and family members gather together once a month to pray over the requests and praises of the DeLaSalle community. This is a very welcoming experience where blessings are not only given, but also received. We hope to see you there. Contact Jackie Schluter Johnson with questions.

School Community Gathers Tuesday for Thanksgiving Liturgy

The DeLaSalle community will gather to give thanks for Islanders’ many individual and collective blessings.

Thanksgiving Break November 22-24

There are no classes in observance of Thanksgiving. Classes resume on Monday, November 27.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Out of Uniform Day

Wednesday, November 29

Students are encouraged to purchase a wristband so that they may dress out of uniform for the day. Wristband sales will be announced in “The Source.”

Winter Sports Pictures

Wednesday, November 29

Student athletes participating in winter sports will receive information about winter sports pictures from their coach.

Coffee with the Counselors

Wednesday, November 29, 8:15-9:15am, B103

Parents are invited to join the DeLaSalle Guidance staff for “Coffee with Counselors” for a forum about shepherding your child’s scholarship search. All are welcome.

Winter Sports Pepfest

Friday, December 1

The school community will gather for a spirited Pepfest to celebrate winter sports.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Tuesday, December 5

Students will meet with their academic mentor to check on their progress before end of semester final assessments.

Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 13, 7:00pm, Florance Center

The annual Christmas concert features performances from the concert and symphony band, chamber orchestra, a cappella choir and bel canto choir.

Around DeLaSalle

For years, Islanders have joined Physical Education teacher Mary Beth Barry in helping to serve the afternoon meal about once a month at Sharing & Caring Hands in Minneapolis. These Islanders had their turn serving on November 13. (Photo courtesy: Mary Beth Barry, DeLaSalle staff)

Christmas Basket Drive Continues

Thank you to the students and families who have already donated as part of DeLaSalle’s 25th annual Christmas Basket Drive. Money donations are accepted through December 1 in 9th and 10th grade Theology classes and 11th and 12th grade English classes. On December 1, students will use the money raised to purchase Christmas gifts for families that De spiritually adopts through Sponsor A Family Minnesota, in addition to teenagers served by Sharing & Caring Hands and Avenues for Homeless Teens.

GREEN Team Cleans Up DeLaSalle Campus, Nicollet Island

The DeLaSalle GREEN Team helped clean up the school campus and parts of Nicollet Island on Tuesday as part of their regular meeting. Students collected nearly five full bags of trash and three bags of recyclables. The Fall Island Cleanup had been scheduled for October 28, but was canceled due to inclement weather. You will have an opportunity to help clean up the island again in the spring.

Sign Up for Work Service

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.

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