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Monday, March 5, 2018

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

Dear God, may my Lenten practices help to make great advances in my spiritual life, and may those continue throughout the year. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

DeLaSalle will hold an online learning day Monday, March 5. Students should check Canvas, where teachers will post course work by 9:00am. Students can expect 20-30 minutes of activities for each class. Coaches will separately communicate the status for their activity.

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.

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

And the environment by placing your plastic plates and trays and metal silverware in the appropriate bins, and NOT in the trash.

As a school, we throw away over 400 metal spoons, 250 metal forks, and 75 plastic plates each year. That adds up to $550.00 worth of supplies annually, or $2,200.00 over four years. Those are costs that need to be covered by tuition or lunchroom fees. Furthermore, discarding these items in any of the waste bins poses problems for our waste-handling partners and our environment. So, save all of us some money and save the environment – place your reusable silverware, plates, and trays in the appropriate bins. And if you see silverware, plates, or trays in the waste bins, please reach in and relocate them to their proper bins; or notify a staff person to help. Thanks!

Monday, March 12, marks the first day of practice for softball and track and field. Other spring sports start the following week.

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 1:15-4:15pmMarch 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.

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 Today to meet with students during lunches to answer questions and accept applications.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its spring musical “Les Miserables” over three weekends in March. The production features the timeless 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.

Performances are March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24, at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Reserved seating is $15, general admission is $10, students and seniors pay $8, and the play is free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

To purchase reserved seating, select the show date and follow the prompts.

Support the children of Risen Christ Catholic School! Volunteers are needed prior to the Gala (January – April), at the Gala (Friday, April 27), or after the Gala (Saturday, April 28). Please see this flyer for more details.

OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA (Come and See) DeLaSalle High School is sponsoring a trip for students to De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana July 7-15 The OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA experience is rooted in faith, community, service, and social justice. Participants will live in community in a simple and safe setting. Each day involves service, reflection and prayer. Additionally, the group will be participating in the North American Indian Days July 12-15 The cost of the immersion trip is $450 (includes, transportation, housing, food while in Montana) You will need money for food during travel time and any additional cultural events and fees. Please see Ms. Hodapp if you are interested and the cost is prohibitive. Please complete this on-line form if you are interested in participating. You will receive Christian Service Hours.

Interested in learning more about your faith this summer? The Youth Theology Institute at the College of St. Scholastica will be holding presentations at all lunches on Wednesday, February 28, for a program upcoming this July. This will be a 10 minute presentation, at the start of all lunches in B215 (Brother Ryan and Ms. Hodapp’s classroom) Please join us and click here for more details!

St. Scholastica in Duluth and St Catherine’s in St Paul both offer summer youth theology institutes that are eligible for Christian Service Hours. Representatives from the events will be present during all lunches on Wednesday, February 28, in Room B215 with information. Please bring your lunch up to hear more.

Sacred Word, Sacred World, Sacred Call – St. Scholastica
Encuentro – St Kate’s