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Monday, December 11, 2017

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

We pause and remember that it is Jesus Who is our Good Shepherd. We know of His presence and love in our lives if only we cam quiet ourselves to take note of Him. Celebrate His presence among us. Come, Lord Jesus, and continue to light up our lives.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

De Parents in Prayer invites DeLaSalle parents and family members to its next prayer meeting, which has been rescheduled from December 15 to Monday, December 18, from 1:45-2:45pm in the Florance Center. The group gathers 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.

Now that winter is upon us students should review several winter-related uniform expectations:

  1. For warmth students should wear a uniform sweater or sweatshirt.
  2. Students may not wear a long-sleeved shirt under a short-sleeved uniform shirt.
  3. Coats and jackets, gloves, scarves, and any other outdoor attire is not permitted during the school day. This applies to DeLaSalle spirit and team apparel unless otherwise directed by staff. Items must be kept in the student’s locker.
  4. Pants, shirts, shorts and skirts should not be rolled at the cuff, sleeve or waist. Skirts should reach the top of the knee – no more than 2” above the knee.
  5. Shoes, including laces, and socks must be predominately black, brown, white, gray, or a mix of these colors. Additionally, students should be aware of food and drink expectations:
  6. Unless special permission is granted, food and drink may not be brought into classrooms; however, individual teachers may permit water in clear bottles in the classroom.

As the end of the semester approaches please take time to check the Lost and Found in the Dean’s Office B-209 for your missing personal items. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the semester.

As we begin the Advent season December 3, we reflect on how prepared we are to celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas Day. DeLaSalle students may receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation or meet with a priest during their Theology class Today. School chaplain, Fr. Joe Kuharski, will be present and DeLaSalle will also welcome other visiting priests to the Island.

An instructor will be here to teach American Sign Language to interested students Tuesday Dec. 12, from 7:30-8:20 a.m. in room B215. You will be learning sign language to The First Noel and will perform at our Christmas Prayer Service on Thursday, Dec. 14. Anyone is welcome to participate. Please send an e-mail to Ms. Hodapp if you have any questions.

One of the most popular traditions of the Christmas season happens at DeLaSalle this week – and you are invited! Students in the Bel Canto and A Cappella Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band present their Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 13, at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. DeLaSalle will again broadcast a livestream of the event. And DeLaSalle parents will serve refreshments to those waiting in line before doors to the Florance Center open at 6:30pm. Click here to access the livestream, as well as important information about parking and a free shuttle offered the evening of the concert.

No NAHS Wednesday December 13 or 20 due to setting up for the Christmas Concert and Finals week. We will resume again second semester January 10th. Please check canvas for announcements on receiving your required 10 hours.

There will be no Art Club Wednesday December 13 or 20 due to setting up for the Christmas Concert and Finals week. We will resume again second semester.

Interested in coding and learning to build an app? Join the DeLaSalle coding club. Informational meeting Wednesday in the Thies Creative Lab. Come and find out more information and join a fun group of students interested in developing apps. For more information, please contact Ms. Roggow or Mr. Pearson.

There will be no morning prayer this Thursday due to the Christmas Prayer Service.

On Thursday, we will gather immediately following first period for our annual Christmas Liturgy and program in the Florance Center.  Please move quickly and quietly with your first period class. Students that are participating as readers in the liturgy should arrive by 8:00 a.m. to the Florance Center for practice and check in. Band and orchestra students should be dismissed at 8:50 to prepare for prayer.

The parent informational meeting for the 2017-2018 Speech season will be on Thursday, from 5-6pm in room D117. Please Plan to attend with your parent(s)/guardian.

DeLaSalle students are invited to travel to Chicago for a weekend retreat focused on Social Justice and advocacy. The dates are January 19-21, 2018 If you are interested in participating, please indicate your interest by complete this on-line form. Christian Service Hours are awarded. Space is limited so, sign up now. More information on the trip is found on the form.

Any interested students, staff and parents are cordially invited to go Christmas Caroling at Catholic Eldercare Today, from 4:00-5:00.  Please sign up here to participate.