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Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Heavenly Father,

As I enter another week of my Lenten journey, guide me to the path that leads to you. Fill my heart with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as I strive to become the-best-version-of-myself, honestly admitting my shortcomings and sins. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team, which will represent DeLaSalle in the state tournament. The quarterfinal game is Wednesday at noon at Williams Arena against Willmar. Tickets for the game will be sold in Albers Atrium after school on Tuesday from 3:15-4:00pm and again on Wednesday from 8:00-10:00am.

Wednesday will be an online learning day. Morning transportation routes that day will run on a 2-hour late start schedule for students who regularly take a bus or van in to school. Fan buses will leave from De starting at 10:45am. After the game, fan buses will bring you back to school and afternoon transportation routes will leave from the front of De at their regular 3:10pm departure.

Find more state tournament coverage here.

Don’t miss tonight’s Parent Association meeting! Joining us as our guest is former Minnesota Principal of the Year, Dr. Bruce Locklear, who will offer his insights on “The Challenges and Opportunities of Raising Children in a Technological World.” We start at 6:30pm in the Schulze Lab (D104).

The boys’ basketball team plays Orono in the section final on Thursday at 7:00pm at Chanhassen High School. There will be a fan bus to the game, but you must sign up here before Thursday at 1:30pm to ride the bus. Tickets for Thursday’s game cost $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Great! Now that we have your attention… Student Council will be hosting Town Hall meetings during lunch periods on Tuesday, March 13th in Ms. Megan’s art room (B110)! Come to hear about Student Council’s agenda, voice your thoughts and feelings about Student Council and what they should do, and to get a FREE COOKIE AND TO CUT IN FRONT OF THE LUNCH LINE.

Immaculate Conception Church and School is hosting a youth gathering for high school students on St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday, March 17 from 9:00am-noon). Join the staff of St. Paul Street Evangelization to learn how to evangelize in your everyday life in easy and fun ways. The gathering costs $5 and you can register online here. Contact Mary Beth Pfeifer at or 763-788-9062 ext 203 with questions.

Here at DeLaSalle, we typically produce 1/4lb of waste per student each day just in the lunchroom. And, on average, Americans produce over 4lbs of trash each day overall (that is 1,460 lbs of trash per year per person). Much of that waste can be diverted from incinerators and landfills (both of which pose environmental challenges to a safe, healthy, and sustainable world). Reusing, recycling, and composting is key.

  • Reuse – water bottles, silverware, plates, and trays.
  • Recycle – milk cartons, plastic and glass bottles, juice and cereal cartons, and cardboard boxes.
  • Compost – all food waste, used napkins, paper plates, compostable forks and spoons, and pizza boxes. DeLaSalle also uses compostable salad containers and dressing containers. Some of our clear cups are also compostable. Check the bottom of items to see if it says “compostable.”

Thank you for making our world a more sustainable, just, and vibrant place! Green planets need students going green!

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.

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 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.