Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
I trust in your unfailing love, in your promises.
I give this day and all that it holds to You.
May I walk in Your goodness, knowing Your gentle hand will guide me, and keep me.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!
On today’s calendar…
- Period 1: 8:30-9:08
- Mentor Meetings: 9:13-10:17
- Period 2: 10:25-11:00
- Period 3: 11:05-11:40
- Period 4: 11:45-12:20
- Period 5: 12:25-1:00
- Period 6: 1:05-1:40
- Period 7: 1:45-2:20
- Period 8: 2:25-3:00
In today’s news…
Parking is available in the main school parking lot. Overflow parking is available in the Nicollet Island Pavilion main parking and overflow lots (south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge) and a shuttle van will be available starting at 5:30pm to transport those who park in the Nicollet Island Pavilion lots to the school. The shuttle will operate after the evening concludes, until 9:15pm.
To help your child’s academic mentor prepare for the year, please take a moment to download and complete this Parent Mentor Survey (printed copies will be available at Back-to-School Night in case you forget).
- Anticipated Absence forms must be submitted if you have a planned absence from school. These forms are available on the DeLaSalle website as well as in the main office. Forms should be submitted at least 3 days in advance of the planned absence. Planned absences include, but are not limited to: medical appointments or reasons such as surgery, driver’s exams, vacations, and college visits.
- Arriving late to school – When a student arrives tardy to school they should check in at the main office. Before checking in, a parent or guardian needs to communicate your reason for absence. If the main office does not hear from a parent or guardian the student’s absence will be considered unexcused on their attendance record.
- Leaving early from school – If a student needs to leave early from school a parent or guardian must contact the main office before the student is allowed to leave. The student should pick up a green pass from the main office before school or during lunch. This pass will alert the teacher that the student has permission to leave. Green passes should be brought to the main office when a student checks out.
- Excused vs. Unexcused Absences – DeLaSalle and the State of MN consider the following to be excused reasons for being absent from or tardy to school: illness, funeral or death of a family member or friend, medical appointments that cannot be scheduled outside the school day, family emergency, ongoing treatment for mental health diagnosis, religious holidays and cultural observances, school bus issues where the school is at-fault for the student’s tardiness or absence, as well as anticipated absences such as vacation, college visits, extended illness or injury, and school-sponsored events.
The following reasons will not be considered excused (including, but not limited to): traffic, overslept alarm, transportation issues where the school is not at-fault, errands, skipping, parent’s fault and personal reasons other than the ones listed above as excused.
For a full explanation of attendance policies please review the Student-Parent Handbook, pages 10-12.
Food and Beverages: Unless special permission is granted, food and drink may not be brought into classrooms; however, individual teachers may permit water in clear bottles in the classroom. Before school, food and drink may only be consumed in the Florance Center. After school, food and drink may only be consumed in the Islander Commons (D104).
Locker room hours are as follows:
- Morning – 5:15 am – 8:25 am
- Afternoon – 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
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.
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.