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Friday, August 31, 2018

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

Dear God, be with each of us this day. Help us take a moment to feel your presence, and the strength and courage you provide. May your presence lift our hearts and our souls, and enable us to direct all our actions toward you. Help us be faith-filled people, as we carry out Your great work today. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



We will follow this adjusted class schedule, due to the Pepfest after 8th hour:

  • Period 1: 8:30 – 9:13
  • Period 2: 9:18 – 9:58
  • Period 3: 10:03 – 10:43
  • Period 4: 10:48 – 11:28
  • Period 5: 11:33 – 12:13
  • Period 6: 12:18 – 12:58
  • Period 7: 1:03 – 1:43
  • Period 8: 1:48 – 2:28
  • Pepfest: 2:33 – 3:00

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

  • 5:00pm Football: Varsity Game vs. Richfield @ DeLaSalle High School

In today’s news…

Hello Islanders! Do you pride yourself as a graphic design artist? Would you like to show your skills off and possibly win some prizes? Well, then we may have just the thing for you. With homecoming week on the rise, we have decided this year to have a competition for the design of the homecoming t-shirt! The competition is open to everybody and there are a few requirements you must follow:

  • It must be a PDF submission through email. Please email submissions to Mr. Glanville at
  • You must complete the design on a shirt template. Here is a template you can use.
  • You can only use one color on the black base in addition to either gold or white writing.
  • You must incorporate the 2018 homecoming theme “strong alone, stronger together”.
  • You  must include either “DeLaSalle” or the DeLaSalle logo and the homecoming year (2018) either on the front or back.
  • You must design both a front and back.
  • The design deadline is Wednesday, September 5th at midnight. On Friday September 7th, students will vote during their first hour on the top 3 designs and decide a winner.

The winner of the competition will win:

  • A free tee shirt
  • 2 free tickets to the homecoming dance
  • A $20 gift card

Good luck and have fun!

Islanders will show off their school spirit at the first Pepfest of the 2018-19 school year today. You will go with your 8th hour class to the Main Gym and sit by grade level. The Pepfest will recognize and celebrate fall sports athletes.

The Investment Club begins its second year today with an informational/introductory meeting. If you are interested in investing, finance, business, or money, this may be a club for you! We will meet in D-104 (the side nearest to the parking lot) during lunches today.

DeLaSalle will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Photos will be taken Tuesday, September 4 for cheerleading, cross country, and girls’ tennis. Coaches will communicate with players how they can order team photos.

What do you call the leader of the biology squad?

The Nucleus.

Come join us at science club on Thursdays after school from 3:10-4:00! We will talk about exciting new discoveries, have guest speakers, explore the outdoors, and more. The club will meet in Ms. Lenz’s room, B309. Our first meeting will be held on September 6th.

Now that the new school year has begun students should take a moment to review the uniform policies listed on pages 8-11 of the Student-Parent Handbook. Students are expected to be in uniform at all times during the school day. Any student that is not in uniform is subject to disciplinary consequences including loss of privileges to wear certain uniform items, a 2-hour detention after school, suspension from school, or other disciplinary action. If you have questions about the school uniform please do not hesitate to speak with Mr. Lemon or Ms. Gillund, Deans of Student Life. All uniforms should be kept neat, clean and free from damage. If you need a uniform loaner item please visit the Administration Office, D-200.

Students, please review the following reminders regarding attendance:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Students should be carrying clear water bottles only. Please review the DeLaSalle Food and Drink Policy below for more information. DeLaSalle faculty and staff may remove water bottles and food from classrooms and/or other locations if a student is not following the expectations.

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).

Student-athletes are reminded to use the locker room before and after school to change as well as store any athletic equipment and personal items. Students should not be changing in the school bathrooms as we have many other visitors and staff members that are also using those bathrooms.

Locker room hours are as follows:

  • Morning – 5:15 am – 8:25 am
  • Afternoon – 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

DeLaSalle’s athletic trainer, Cindy Schlafmann, is available to meet with and provide training support to student athletes. Cindy works in the athletic training office in the Main Gym. Her fall athletic training hours are:

  • Monday 6:30-7:30pm
  • Tuesday 3:00-4:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30-8:30am
  • Thursday 3:00-4:00pm
  • Friday 3:00-4:00pm

A reminder that students should use the Gmail App for email communication. The Apple Mail app is not supported at school.

2017-2018 Yearbooks are still available to purchase for $55. Stop by the IT Office to buy one.

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.