by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast


Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, March 2, 2018

In this issue…
  • Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences March 8 and 9
  • DeLaSalle Registers Class of 2022; Reenrollment Reminder for Returning Students
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Les Miserables”
  • Students Gather by Grade for Reconciliation, Adoration
  • Registration Opens for Camp Islander 2018
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Update Your Contact Information
  • Applications Available for Upcoming Driver’s Education Classes
  • GREEN Team Makes Changes to Three-Stream Sorting Tables
  • Work Service Spaces Available
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences March 8 and 9


Parent-Student-Teacher conferences allow parents, students, and teachers an opportunity to discuss a student’s academic progress. As students and parents can benefit by hearing the same commendations and recommendations from teachers, we strongly suggest students and parents attend conferences and participate in these conversations together. Please note: Classes on March 8 will dismiss at 12:52pm and afternoon transportation routes will leave DeLaSalle at 1:15pm. There are no classes on March 9. Continue reading here to find when and where teachers will be available, and when departments will take meal breaks during conferences.

DeLaSalle Registers Class of 2022; Reenrollment Reminder for Returning Students


Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year continues to take shape. DeLaSalle has filled the Class of 2022 in the last week. We will continue to accept applications for potential ninth grade and transfer students throughout the spring and summer and register students as space permits. Meanwhile, our continuous enrollment process continues for returning students in grades 9, 10, and 11. On Monday, families will receive an email from DeLaSalle with the final step in the enrollment process – completing transportation requests and selecting an iPad insurance plan for 2018-19. Thank you for promptly responding to that request once you receive it.

DeLaSalle Theatre Presents “Les Miserables”

DeLaSalle Theatre presents six performances this month of its spring musical “Les Miserables”. Performances are at 7:30pm on the Friendschuh Stage in the Florance Center on March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24. The musical features the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict, who spends a lifetime seeking redemption. Set against the backdrop of 19th century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution, this timeless story of intertwined destinies reveals the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering. Families may purchase reserved seating here.

Students Gather by Grade for Reconciliation, Adoration

The class Masses that DeLaSalle offered this fall, which gathered students by grade level, will resume this spring with a slight twist. Instead of celebrating Mass, students will gather at St. Boniface Catholic Church in northeast Minneapolis and may receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Students who are not Catholic may also meet with a priest if they wish. The gathering also includes time for Eucharistic adoration and quiet reflection. Theology teachers will help prepare students in classes ahead of their grade level gathering.


Registration Opens for Camp Islander 2018

Each summer, DeLaSalle’s Camp Islander offers nine different summer camps in drama and athletics for elementary, middle and high school students. Annually, hundreds of students have attended the DeLaSalle summer camps. Registration is now open for Camp Islander 2018, with camps for boys’ and girls’ basketball, cheer, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, tennis, theatre, and volleyball. Click here for more information and to register.


Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Activities Pepfest

Wednesday, March 7

The school community will gather for a Pepfest to recognize student participation in activities, which will include Theatre students performing an excerpt from the spring musical “Les Miserables.”

Parent Association

March 12, 6:30-8:00pm, D104

The Parent Association holds its monthly meeting. All De parents are invited to join.

Spring Sports Start

Monday, March 12

The first day of practice for softball and track and field will be March 13. Other spring sports start practices either on March 19 or March 26. Continue reading

Holy Thursday Liturgy

Thursday, March 29

The DeLaSalle community will gather for a liturgy that begins the Triduum, or holiest time of the year in the Roman Catholic Church. The Mass commemorates the Last Supper before Jesus’s death on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Good Friday – NO SCHOOL

Friday, March 30

School will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

Spring Break

April 2-9

There are no classes scheduled April 2-9. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 10.

Around DeLaSalle

The Saakumu Dance Troupe from Ghana helped DeLaSalle close out its Social Justice Week on a celebratory note today. Troupe members dressed in colorful clothing filled the gymnasium with traditional beats and dances – and invited Islanders to actively participate with them. (Photos courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Update Your Contact Information

Help us stay in touch with you. If you have recently moved or gotten a new telephone number or email address, please share that with us. You may update your contact information here.

Applications Available for Upcoming Driver’s Education Classes

Applications are now available for driver’s education classes, which will be offered in April, June, and late July/early August. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here for class dates and applications. Instructor Ray Kroll will be at DeLaSalle on Monday to meet with students during lunches to answer questions and accept applications.

GREEN Team Makes Changes to Three-Stream Sorting Tables

Based on waste sorts over the last three years, the DeLaSalle GREEN Team has found that, as a school, we accidentally throw away over 400 metal spoons, 250 metal forks, and 75 plastic plates each year.  That adds up to $550 worth of supplies annually, or $2,200 over four years.  The GREEN Team and the Food Services Team have teamed up to reduce this waste, and we can use your help. Starting March 5, students will find new collection bins for utensils and new covers on the waste bins to prevent silverware, plates, and trays from falling into the waste receptacles.  GREEN Team students will be helping at the tables to promote proper sorting of waste for the good of our school and our environment.  Green planets depend on green citizens.  Thanks for supporting our sustainability efforts!

Work Service Spaces Available

DeLaSalle students who receive need-based financial aid must schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service each year in return for their grant. Seniors who have not completed work service need to do so by April 30; those considering participation in a spring sport or activity should get it completed BEFORE or DURING spring break. Work service shifts are usually available after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Special work service shifts are scheduled March 8 from 1:15-4:15pm, March 9 from 9:30am-3:00pm, and during spring break (April 2-6) 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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