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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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

May I go in peace, with God and with his other children, and may we love one another as Christ taught us. May I follow the example of good men of old, and may God comfort and help me and all who believe in Him, both in this world and in the world which is to come. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 5:00pm Hockey: Boys JV Game Providence Academy vs. Minnehaha Co-op @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 5:30pm Swimming: Boys V/JV Meet St. Anthony Swim Team vs. Columbia Heights High School @ Columbia Heights High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Brooklyn Center @ Brooklyn Center High School
  • 7:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game Providence Academy vs. Minnehaha Co-op @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus

In today’s news…

Activities leading up to the Super Bowl on February 4 will impact parking near DeLaSalle for the next three weeks. The Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot, just south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge, will be unavailable for general public pay parking or MPRB permit parking from January 17-February 7.

Starting today, students may purchase a parking permit that will allow them to park in the parking lot at 301 NE Main Street during school days. Permits will be sold for $85 ($1 for each school day). They will be valid for the remainder of the school year.

Students MUST remove their vehicle from the 301 on Main parking lot by 5:00pm each day or risk being towed by building management. DeLaSalle will provide shuttle bus service each school day between the 301 on Main parking lot and the school, starting Wednesday. The morning shuttle will leave the parking lot at approximately 8:15am. The afternoon shuttle will leave from the front of DeLaSalle at 3:15pm.

DeLaSalle invites prospective students to come see all the reasons why enrollment has grown to its highest levels since the 1970s! Attendees at our final Open House on Wednesday at 7:00pm 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. As a reminder, all students not involved in an after school activity should leave immediately after school on Wednesday so we may clean the campus for our guests.

On Saturday, January 20th at 8:30am, we invite prospective students to take the Entrance Exam. Families do NOT need to preregister for the exam. We charge no fee for the exam and we will provide all test materials, including pencils. While students are taking the Entrance Exam, we invite parents to stay for a Parent Information Seminar in DeLaSalle’s Florance Center, where we will cover information about the application and registration process, financial aid, transportation, student life, uniforms, and more. Finally, while we will accept application materials on or before January 20, families still have until February 9 to complete an application to DeLaSalle.

Current 10th and 11th grade students received an email with a link to apply for a Global Advantage Program summer course in Italy or Nicaragua. Continue reading here about the trips, including requested information for the application. Applications are due by February 2. As students and families consider this decision, please note that young women may apply by April 1 for a one-time grant up to $500 through the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s “Dare to Dream” grant program. Click here for more information and the grant application. And, all DeLaSalle students may volunteer through the Islander Foundation and apply those funds to help pay for trip expenses.

DeLaSalle faculty and staff will participate in professional development on Thursday, January 18. Originally scheduled as a two-hour late start, this will now be a day without classes for students. Staff will also participate in a full professional development day on Monday, April 9, which extends the spring break by one day.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents three shows as part of its Winter One Acts. The shows are: “Violet, or The (Un)sinkable Stewardess”, “The Red Shoes,” and “The Once and Future King.” Showtimes are January 19, 20, 26, and 27, at 7;30pm, in the Florance Center. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

On Tuesday, January 23, students will meet with their academic mentors to review first semester results and plan second semester goals. DeLaSalle moved these meetings from their originally scheduled date January 19 to minimize the number of schedule disruptions next week.

On Monday, January 22, at 8:00am the Parent Association sponsored group will meet to lift up the school community in prayer. All parents are welcome. 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.