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Thursday, February 8, 2018

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

Dear Lord,

Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools.
Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today.
Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives.
Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education.

Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

CHEESE OMELET, BACON, FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE MILK

ENTREE: CHICKEN ALA KING OVER BISCUIT,  GREEN BEANS; A LA CARTE: HOT HAM AND SWISS ON PRETZEL BUN; SPINACH SALAD WITH BACON AND EGG

  • 6:00pm Swimming: Boys V/JV Meet Robbinsdale Cooper vs. St. Anthony Swim Team @ Plymouth Middle School

DeLaSalle will celebrate its Catholic identity during Catholic Schools Week, while also giving students an escape from winter through Winterfest. Click here to see a full report on the week from the Intro to Broadcast Journalism Class.

As a reminder, all out-of-uniform guidelines from the Student-Parent handbook are in effect for Winterfest Week: This means “No yoga pants, halter tops, tank tops, or bare midriffs; no sunglasses; and only knee length shorts and skits will be permitted” at any time during the week. Students in violation of these guidelines will be required to wear a uniform from the loaner closet.

  • Today’s Out of Uniform: Decade Day
    All fashion trends are cyclical. Pick a decade and dress to impress.
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Islander Day
    Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Islander sports wear.

Click here to find more Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest information.

In today’s news…

We have 35 open time slots for donating blood on Friday. Please sign up at the main office and help DeLaSalle reach it’s goal!

Who Can Donate Blood? Students who are 17 or 18. Students who are 16 may sign up by having a parent fill out the Parental Consent Form which is in the Main Office.

Blood Donors, please remember to:

  • Show up 5 minutes before your donation time.
  • Eat high iron foods: meats and veggies, leading up to the blood drive.
  • Drink plenty of water, and eat a large breakfast the morning of the blood drive.
  • Bring your ID.

Are you interested in saving a life? Do you know how to administer CPR or use an AED? If you answered Yes to saving a life or No to knowing CPR, this is an opportunity for you. Mr. C is looking for individuals that want to learn how to perform CPR and use an AED. Mr. C is an American Red Cross instructor and wants to certify students who want to be CPR/AED certified. Please fill out this form with your name and lunch hour, if interested.

Math League practice will take place after school this week, Today- Friday in B307. Meet number 5, will be Monday, February 12 at SPA.

The United States is currently facing a housing crisis. A majority of poor renting families spend at least half of their income on housing. Consequently, eviction has become common in low-income communities. Increasing housing costs, decreasing and stagnant income among poor renters, and a lack of federal housing assistance all contribute to our current affordable housing crisis. Come to LEAP Today and Thursday February 15 during your lunches for information and discussion about the housing crisis in the US. All are welcome!

2018 Prom Committee: Any Juniors or Seniors interested in helping with organizing this year’s Prom, please send an email to Ms. Brinson before Friday, February 16. An email will then be sent by Ms. Brinson to confirm your participation and to discuss our first meeting and next steps.

Please see Ms. Brinson in Student Activities with any questions.

Each year, the DeLaSalle Alumni Association selects junior students to receive an Alumni Legacy Scholarship. This year, you may also be considered for the Hinz Award – an award created in honor of Wally Hinz’ 60 after his passing in 2017. The Hinz Award is open to ALL junior students and evaluates academic performance, community involvement, leadership and Islander Spirit. This is a spirit which Wally exuded throughout his life as an active member and advocate of the DeLaSalle Community – in particular with his leadership in DeLaSalle’s Alumni Association.

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered:

1. Must be a Junior graduating in the Class of 2019
2. Must be enrolled for the Fall 2018 Semester
3. Legacy applicants must have had at least one relative that is an alum of DeLaSalle, MN
4. Must have a Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Application Deadline: Wednesday February 21st, 2018 by 4:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Luckett, Director of Alumni Programs, at jessica.luckett@delasalle.com (preferred) or call 612-676-7687.

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Would you like to be a part of the planning team for Social Justice Week?  We will have planning meetings every Tuesday morning from 7:45-8:20 in the Lasallian Ministry office.  All are welcome. Please e-mail Ms. Hodapp if you want to participate. The theme this year is Human Trafficking

Students are invited to participate in the Missing Voices conference at St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis on Thursday, February 15 during the school day.  The 2018 conference focuses on educational equity with special emphasis this year regarding native, immigrant and refugee voices by embracing the idea that We Are All Related (Mitakuye Oyasin). In Lakota tribal education one gains knowledge from firsthand experience in the world and then transmits or explores this knowledge through ritual, ceremony, art, and appropriate technology. The essence of this concept is that our lives are truly and profoundly connected to others and the world around us. Now, in this time of division and polarization, we must recognize ourselves in the faces of others, particularly historically marginalized groups. The Missing Voices Summit allows for an exploration of commonalities and differences through an examination of self and others in our combined journey along a timeline of immigration.

Feed My Starving Children is hosting a mobile packing event for a local parish.  We would like to take a group on Thursday, February 22 from 5-7 pm.  Please sign up with this link if you are interested in going.

  Youth Frontiers is facilitating a leadership conference for 11th graders on Thursday, March 1 during the school day.  If you would like to participate, please e-mail Ms. Hodapp.