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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Thursday, March 29, 2018

In this issue…
  • An Easter Message From DeLaSalle
  • 2018-19 Tuition Information Arrives in Early April; Tuition Charges Begin in May
  • Spring Break April 2-9
  • Returning Families: Please Respond to Transportation Requests, iPad Insurance Plan for 2018-19
  • Advanced Placement Exam Registration and Fees
  • Tickets on Sale Now for April 28 Junior-Senior Prom
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • April 9 Parent Association Meeting Canceled
  • Islanders Boys’ Basketball Finishes Third in State
  • Several Islander Winter Athletes Honored
  • Islanders Participate in Grade Level Reconciliation
  • Host an Exchange Student From Argentina This Spring
  • Register Now for Camp Islander 2018
An Easter Message from DeLaSalle


The administration and staff of DeLaSalle wish all members of our community a blessed and Happy Easter.  We are called to be resurrection people of hope for each other and for a world that surely needs us to share Good News of goodness and grace. As history has recorded and we have read in John 11:25“I am the Resurrection and the Life. If anyone believes in me, even though he dies he will live, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”  May we all see this as a season of renewal and re-commitment to live in the light and lessons of Jesus Christ, as we celebrate once again that he is our Risen Savior.
2018-19 Tuition Information Arrives in Early April; Tuition Charges Begin in May


For new students (and new students with older siblings), families will receive an email between April 1-15 with a link to access a tuition agreement.  The agreement will reflect any financial aid grants and/or merit scholarships for the upcoming year.  Families are asked to respond to our Business Office by following the instructions in the email and on the agreement, selecting a payment option, banking information and electronically signing your acceptance of your agreement. We request a response from all families by Saturday, April 21, as all payment plans for 2018-19 begin in May.  If you are a new family to DeLaSalle and do not receive an email by the 15th, please contact Ron Rice at 612-676-7601.

For returning students (without an additional child to be added to the tuition account), and as part of our continuous enrollment process, you will receive an email showing a summary of tuition and financial aid grants and/or merit scholarships.  TADS will use the same banking or credit card information provided by families for their 2017-18 agreement.  Additionally,TADS will use the same basic payment plan arrangement that families chose for the 2017-18 school year as the payment plan for the 2018-19 school year.  If families need to change any banking or credit card information, their payment plan, or have any other questions, please contact Ron Rice at 612-676-7601 by April 21 to make those changes for the 2018-19 school year.

Tuition agreements will only be sent to families that have completed the registration and, if necessary, the financial aid application process for 2018-19.  Emails will not be sent to families that have not completed the required processes.

Spring Break April 2-9

We wish students and families a safe, relaxing Spring Break April 2-9. Please note that classes will resume on Tuesday, April 10, as faculty and staff will participate in professional development on Monday, April 9. Please note, too, that many staff choose to take time off during the break. You may find how to contact an individual staff member through our online Staff Directory. And, we will not publish a “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle” email blast during spring break; the next edition will be Friday, April 13.

Returning Families: Please Respond to Transportation Requests, iPad Insurance Plan for 2018-19

Thank you to the many DeLaSalle families who have completed the final step in the continuing enrollment for 2018-19 by returning transportation requests and selecting an iPad insurance plan for next year. If you have not completed the request, please check your email inbox to look for the message or one of several reminders – and for promptly responding to that request as soon as possible.

Advanced Placement Exam Registration and Fees


DeLaSalle students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes will take AP exams in May.  The exam offers students the opportunity to earn college credit prior to stepping on a college campus. Remember to verify that classes are accepted during the college enrollment process.

DeLaSalle charges a fee for each AP exam that is used to offset the cost imposed by the College Board.  This year, the charge is $46 per test. Families who qualify for free and reduced lunch benefits will not be charged. Like last year, DeLaSalle will collect this charge through each family’s TADS account. Students who will take one or two AP exams will have the charges added to the April invoice; those who will take three or more exams will have the charges added to the April and May invoices (splitting the total cost evenly). This change will automate the process and split up the cost for families.  If you have questions on the charges, or need to make separate arrangements, please call Ron Rice in the Business Office at 612.676.7601

** Because tuition contracts end in April for the 2017-18 school year, the AP exam fee will be added to the 2018-19 tuition charge for non-seniors, and will be the only charge on the tuition account in May for seniors who take three or more exams.

** For those that don’t have a tuition payment due in April, DeLaSalle will add an April invoice to your TADS account.


Tickets on Sale Now for April 28 Junior-Senior Prom

Tickets are now on sale for the April 28 Junior-Senior Prom. The theme for this year’s Prom is “Bright Lights, Big City-Hollywood” and tickets for “red carpet” access will cost $75 before April 18 or $85 after. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.


Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Out of Uniform Day

Wednesday, April 11

Students may dress out of uniform if they purchase a wristband. Students must follow the out of uniform policies in the Student-Parent Handbook.

Spring Sports Pictures

Wednesday, April 11

Students in spring sports will take team pictures. Coaches will communicate information regarding picture orders.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Friday, April 13

Students will meet with their academic mentor one last time this semester to discuss their academic progress.

Spring Sports Pepfest

Friday, April 13

The school community will gather for a Pepfest to recognize spring sports athletes.

10th Grade Vision Screening

Wednesday, April 18

All tenth grade students will have their vision and hearing screened at DeLaSalle. Students who have a prescription for corrective lenses should wear or bring them to the screening.

Enrollment Orientation for the Class of 2022

Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-12:00pm

All incoming 9th graders and at least one parent or guardian must attend a required Enrollment Orientation at DeLaSalle on Saturday, April 21. Almost all students will take an Algebra mastery exam at9:00am. During the exam, parents are invited to at least two presentations that will help orient you to DeLaSalle. Then, starting at 10:30am, we will offer a Student Activity Fair in which coaches and moderators from ALL of our many Student Activities will be available to provide general information. At the same time, key personnel from various offices – including business, transportation, and food service – will be available to answer your questions.

Around DeLaSalle

The GREEN Team’s Mara Halloran ‘18 demonstrates using the environmental “jaws of life” to remove an item that has been properly discarded. DeLaSalle this month installed new waste bin covers and utensil collection bins on the three stream sorting tables in the Florance Center to help cut down on the metal utensils and plastic plates that are accidentlaly thrown away, costing the school hundreds of dollars each year in supplies. (Photo courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

April 9 Parent Association Meeting Canceled

The regularly scheduled Parent Association meeting on Monday, April 9 has been canceled. We made the decision in part because spring break extends through April 9 and there are other opportunities for parents to be involved at DeLaSalle in April. The Parent Association will again recognize staff during the annual Staff Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 26.

Islanders Boys’ Basketball Finishes Third in State

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle boys’ basketball team, which finished third in the recent Class 3A state tournament. The Islanders beat Austin in the third place game, 82-61, and senior guard Gabe Kalscheur and junior guard Tyrell Terry were named to the Class 3A All Tournament Team.

Several Islander Winter Athletes Honored

Congratulations to all the DeLaSalle teams — and several individual athletes — for their accomplishments in the winter sports season. Continue reading

Islanders Participate in Grade Level Reconciliation

On the past four Tuesdays during the month of March, the four separate grades of DeLaSalle students took turns to gather at St. Boniface Church to pray together, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and participate in quiet reflection and adoration of the Eucharist. We are grateful for the planning and work of Peg Hodapp and Brother Ryan Anderson in Lasallian Ministry and our school chaplain, Father Joe Kuharski, as well as for the generosity of St. Boniface parochial administrator Fr. Biju Mathew.  Throughout the month, many different priests of the Archdiocese volunteered their time to assist Islanders in their spiritual journey, including this past Tuesday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Basilica of St. Mary rector, Fr. John Bauer.  Ours is a large community of supporters on our journeys and we thank them all.

Host an Argentinian Exchange Student

DeLaSalle families have the chance this spring to host an exchange student from a Catholic school in Argentina. The 16- and 17-year-old students attend Colegia Santo Domingo en la Sierra, a bilingual Catholic school about three hours from Buenos Aires, and will be in the Twin Cities from April 15-June 3. Hosting an exchange student gives your family a unique opportunity to build a special connection, explore new customs, and share American culture. If you are interested in hosting, please email Brad Casey, Global Advantage Program coordinator.

Register Now 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.

“Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer” Romans 12:12
2017-18 Scripture Theme
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