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Monday, August 27, 2018

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

May all that we do this day,
from morning until night,
begin with your inspiration,
and continue with your powerful help.
May our work this day
be rooted in love and mercy,
that we might love you,
and love our neighbors,
as perfectly as you love us.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Learn about the many options for paying for college in the last of three highly informative college planning sessions offered by DeLaSalle college counselors. Financial Aid Planning Night is Monday, August 27, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Schulze Lab (D104). Take away tools include navigating the FAFSA; applying to colleges, researching scholarships, grants and loan options; completing college applications; and writing essays.

Be a part of something special! Join GREEN Team and have fun while make our school, this island, and our world a more vibrant and sustainable place. We will meet on Tuesday at 3:10pm in room B311. We hope to see you there!

All students will meet with their academic mentor after first period on Wednesday 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.

Students participating in fall sports will have their team photo taken within the next two weeks. Boys’ and girls’ soccer, football, and volleyball players will have their photos taken on Wednesday, August 29. Photos will be taken September 4 for cheerleading, cross country, and girls’ tennis. Coaches will communicate with players how they can order team photos.

Please join us on Wednesday 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!
Students who participate in after school tutoring, athletics, and activities may get a free snack from the Cafe after school each day through a federally funded program. DeLaSalle launched the program at the end of April and we have received funding to continue the program again this school year. The DeLaSalle Cafe will be open Mondays through Thursdays,  from 3:00-3:30pm. Students must enter their ID number to receive the snack or purchase an item, which is the same number they would input if they bought items during breakfast or lunch. The healthy snack will rotate and options include fruit, crackers, milk, juice, cheese sticks, and granola bars. Grab ‘n go a la carte items such as chips, sports drinks, yogurt, and more will also be available for purchase.
DeLaSalle this week received a shipment of fresh produce through a cooperative Farm-to-School program. The Hmong American Farmers Association delivered cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, and carrots that farmers have grown for DeLaSalle. Cafe staff will incorporate the produce into salads, entrees, and other items they offer for students.
If you want to shop for school uniform or spirit wear, the School Store is open MondayThursday, from 3:00-6:00pm. The store is open until 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for those attending athletic games and activities. The store will also be open for select Friday and Saturday games and events. Don’t forget you can always visit the School Store online.

DeLaSalle students can learn about and participate in the nontraditional sport of competitive rowing through two local organizations who host open houses over the next two weeks.
Twin Cities Youth Rowing, which is the largest youth rowing program in Minnesota, will host a student-parent information session on Tuesday for those interested in rowing. Hear from experienced coaches and current rowers. The session is from 6:00-7:00pm at the club’s boathouse at 5250 W. 74th St. in Edina (east side of building). Contact the club for more information.

The Minnesota Boat Club will host an open house on September 8 from 10:00am-1:00pm on Raspberry Island in St. Paul. A training barge will be available to try out and you can also meet coaches and rowers. Visit the club’s website for more information.

Holy Cross Catholic Church is in need of volunteers to help with breakfast in the dining room on Sunday, September 9. Volunteer shifts are from 8:00-10:30am and 10:30am-1:00pm. If interested, please call Lori Lipa at (613) 859-9608.

Worldwide Outreach for Christ is looking for volunteers to help young students with homework during the school year. Help is needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. If interested, please call Danielle Mills at (651) 675-6942.

Team up with Feed My Starving Children, FOX Sports North, and the Minnesota Twins to pack 1 million lifesaving meals at Target Field! These meals will benefit hungry kids around the world. Packing takes place on September 18th, from 7:30-9:30pm. Sign up in the Service Learning office (D104 room A) – spots are limited to the first 20 people.

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!