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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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

God, give us the strength we need to love you and our neighbor as you desire.  Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



Schedule subject to change, please check the Activities Calendar for updates.

  • 4:00pm Volleyball: 9 Gold Match vs. Blake @ Blake School – Hopkins Campus
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls JV Game vs. Burnsville @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. St. Cloud Cathedral @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 5:00pm Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs. Burnsville @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Game vs. St. Cloud Cathedral @ DeLaSalle High School

In today’s news…

Photographers will be on campus to take pictures of all students, including seniors, and staff for the current school ID card. Students must be dressed in school uniform. Parents may review, select, and pay for a photo package through the Lifetouch website. Parents will have up to 48 hours after Picture Day to complete their online order. Please refer to DeLaSalle’s Picture Day ID MI198053Y0. Just by ordering online, they will receive a coupon code via email for one free Shutterfly 8×8 (20 page) hard cover photo book, as well as ongoing special discounts and offers from Shutterfly & Lifetouch.

DeLaSalle college counselors will provide a college planning session for Juniors tonight. The program will be held in D104 from 6:30-7:30pm. Learn important dates and benchmarks to meet in your junior and senior year as you select and apply for admission and financial aid. Though specifically geared toward junior students and families, all DeLaSalle families are welcome.

If you are a trained Eucharistic Minister and willing to distribute communion at our Masses, please email Ms. Hodapp to sign up. We need additional ones for Friday’s Mass.

DeLaSalle Theatre is excited to announce auditions for our fall play, The World’s Greatest Detective, and our fall musical, Evita. We’ll be auditioning both shows at the same time, so you can come out for either show – or try out for both.

August 22 & 23, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

  • 8/22 – Dance & Read – D117
  • 8/23 – Sing & Read -D117

We will have call backs as needed on 8/24 after school in the Florance Center.

Show summaries:

  • The World’s Greatest Detective – There is a new criminal mastermind in London during the summer of 1890, but the Queen isn’t worried. Her Majesty and the people of London rest easy because Sherlock Holmes is on the case. But don’t be fooled, he’s NOT the greatest detective. In fact, he can barely spell. It is not Dr. Watson, either. He’s not much better. What Holmes and Watson do have is the Doctor’s wife, Mary, and their young housekeeper. Her name is Ms. Elizabeth Hudson, the world’s greatest detective.
  • Evita – This musical is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class—and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people.

Do you have questions? email Mr. Buffington:

Technical Crew positions are also available; please email Mr. Buffington if you are interested.

We will be joining together as a community for our first all school Mass of the Holy Spirit on Friday immediately following 1st period. This Mass is traditionally celebrated as a way to commence a new year together and ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our academics, co-curricular activities, and daily life. Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, will be our celebrant.Students are asked to leave all personal items, including iPads, secured in their first hour classroom and move to the Florance Center to be seated with your class in a designated location. Please move quickly and quietly and move all the way into the row. No food, drink or gum is allowed during all school assemblies.

Come get prepared on Monday, August 27, from 6:30-8:00pm, in room D104 with this presentation for students and parents/guardians on the many options for paying for college. Take away tools for navigating the FAFSA; applying to colleges, researching scholarships, grants and loan options; completing college applications; writing essays.

Solar panels and waste sorting and beehives, oh my!

The GREEN Team is seeking environmental superstars and supporters of all kinds t​o ​help make the world ​a more sustainable and vibrant place to live​. If you like working with others in the garden, the kitchen, the classroom, and the community to make our school and surroundings a better place, th​e​n look no further!

Our first meeting will be Tuesday, August 28th at 3:10PM in room B311 ​(and, if you miss that meeting, feel free to join us on any other Tuesday afternoon right after school in Mr. York’s room).​ ​ ​

​If you’re still not sure – we’re also a great option for those who enjoy delicious afternoon snacks, who are interested in field trips to cool places like aquaponics labs and bee labs, and/or who have great ideas on projects to make our school an even more fantastic place to be. Bring your ideas and friends to GREEN Team!​

Contact Mr. Lynch in Christian Brothers Hall or at if you have any questions.

On Wednesday, August 29, all students will meet with their academic mentor to check in and identify academic goals for the year. Students will also sign documents that help DeLaSalle receive assistance for textbooks and other academic support.

Please join us on Wednesday, August 29 from 6:00-8:45pm for Back-to-School Night to learn from teachers, mentors, and administrators of the academic expectations for each student this year. You will meet your child’s academic mentor and follow your child’s class schedule to learn about course goals, content, and assignments from your child’s teachers. And, if you have not already done so, don’t forget to pick up and display your free “Islanders Are Everywhere” yard sign. We look forward to seeing you!

A student or parent may deposit cash or check payment into a student’s cafeteria account in the Main Office at the school during normal business hours. If you are depositing money via check, please include the student’s last name and ID number in the check memo.

Families may also deposit electronically. Click here for more information and to get started.

Brother Ryan will again this year be collection box tops for education, and in addition, he is collecting Pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, and Pop cans to cash in to benefit Sharing and Caring Hands. If you have any of these items please consider placing them in the boxes at Bro Ryan’s classroom!