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Monday, October 1, 2018

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

St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the Heavenly Garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor in which I am asking, and tell Him I will love Him each day more and more. Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

PANCAKES, SAUSAGE LINKS, FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE, MILK

ENTREE: CHICKEN GYRO PLATE, SLICED TOMATO AND CUCUMBERS, HUMMUS, TZAZIKI SAUCE; A LA CARTE: CAPRISE SANDWICH ON FRENCH BREAD; CHICKEN CAESAR / CAESAR SALAD

All college visits take place in the Guidance office B102, unless otherwise noted. In order to meet with a college rep, you must register for the visit through your Naviance account and notify your teacher at least one day before the visit. You may show your teacher your iPad with the registration on Naviance as your pass. Remember, you are responsible for any work you miss during your visit with the college rep.  The Guidance office will give students passes back to class if the visit does not take the whole period.

Tuesday

  • University of Minnesota: 12pm – 1pm

Thursday

  • Winona State University: 10:15am – 11:00am

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

  • 4:00pm Soccer: Boys JV Game vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ West St. Paul Sports Complex
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Girls JV Match vs. Trinity @ Kenwood Park Tennis Courts
  • 4:00pm Tennis: Girls Varsity Match vs. Trinity @ Kenwood Park Tennis Courts
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls C Game vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Girls JV Game vs. Minneapolis Washburn @ Ft Snelling Athletic Fields
  • 4:15pm Soccer: Boys B Game vs. St. Paul Como Park @ Fort Snelling
  • 5:00pm Soccer: Boys Varsity Game vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ St. Croix Lutheran

In today’s news…

October is National Respect Life Month, a time to recognize the sacredness of all life from conception to natural death. Lasallian MInistry will host both a Baby Item and Sock Drive during the entire month. In addition to annual baby item drive for the Life Care Center, which will again take place in Albers Atrium beginning October 1, we are also having a sock drive for St. Stephen’s Shelter. Students may bring new socks into their first hour class and the class with the most socks collected will earn a free breakfast in November.

Learn about other ways in which Islanders can participate in Respect Life Month.

Thank you to everyone who has worked hard to follow uniform and out-of-uniform guidelines in these first 6 weeks of school. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and we truly appreciate those who have followed the uniform expectations. As we approach colder weather please take a moment to review the following:

  • Skirts: Skirt length must reach the top of the knee. Tights and nylons may be worn underneath the skirt for warmth, but they must be opaque, not patterned. Tights may be black or white; nylons can be white, black or skin-tone. Black leggings can be worn under the skirt, but they must be ankle length.
  • Pants: Pants must be full length and not rolled at the bottom cuff. Capri pants are not approved uniform attire. Pants must be appropriately sized.
  • Undershirts: Long sleeve shirts may not be worn under short sleeve uniform shirts. If you are wearing a v-neck or cardigan sweater a uniform shirt needs to be worn underneath. Turtlenecks must have the DeLaSalle logo and be solid black or white in color.
  • Shoes: Boots are permitted, but the height should not exceed mid-calf. Slippers or slipper-like shoes are not permitted as well.
  • Sweaters and Sweatshirts: Only the uniform sweatshirt or sweater can be worn or carried for extra warmth. Students are not permitted to wear or carry out-of-uniform sweatshirts during the day. Outdoor attire such as coats, jackets, gloves, and scarves are not permitted during the school day.

For additional guidelines please review pages 8-10 in the Student-Parent Handbook. As a reminder, the uniform loaner closet has moved to the Administration Office (D-200). If you have questions regarding your school uniform please contact Mr. Lemon or Ms. Gillund at deansoffice@delasalle.com.

In addition to all-school liturgies, students in each grade will gather as a class this fall to celebrate Mass. School chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, will celebrate each Mass at nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Class Masses occur for 9th grade on October 2. Students should report to their first hour class and then will dismiss to the Florance Center for a grade level meeting before departing for Mass.

Do you like to argue? Do you like to play different character roles? Are you interested in the law? If so, Mock Trial is for you! We will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 3:15 in Room B206. Come find out what Mock Trial is all about, talk to veteran team members, get your questions answered! Please contact Ms. Hank if you have any questions!

Every year, students in each grade participate in an all-day class retreat as part of their DeLaSalle education. These retreats, which are organized through Lasallian Ministry, help build class unity and allow students to deepen their faith and knowledge of their place in the world. The 11th grade retreat on Friday, October 5 will help students reflect on the themes of servant leadership, responsibility, and spirituality in a diverse world. Students must pack their own lunch for the day.

Join the Guidance office for some “October Madness” and get help on your college application!

  • The Essay Writing Workshop that was scheduled for September 28 has been rescheduled to Friday, October 12.
  • Seniors are invited each Friday in October to gather in the college advising office (B102) after school to work on their college applications. During October Madness 4 Seniors, counselors will be on hand to help and answer questions as well as provide some nourishment to get students through the late afternoon. Seniors are encouraged to come, stay, and enjoy a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with their friends and work on their applications together! This is a great way to make progress toward November 1 deadlines.
  • The University of Notre Dame will hold a citywide information meeting at DeLaSalle on Wednesday, October 17, from 6:00-9:30pm in D104. Matthew Greene, an admissions representative for the Minneapolis area, will present and hold a question-and-answer session. We encourage you to attend to better understand how the admission process works at Notre Dame or other highly selective schools.
  • Juniors will attend the National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center the morning of Wednesday, October 24.
  • DeLaSalle students and families are invited to meet with representatives from Jesuit colleges as part of the Jesuit Excellence Tour. Representatives will be at De on Thursday, October 25, from 6:00-7:00pm, in D104.

Please see a college advisor with questions.

Just a reminder that the Campus “Lasallian” Ministry office is located in the lower level of Christian Brother’s Hall.  Don’t hesitate to venture outside the doors to Founder’s Park and come for a visit.  We have our own entrance to the building and welcome you any time.

The Church of St. Francis Cabrini in Minneapolis is hosting their 2nd annual Tegeder Talk at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. Dr. Michael E. Lee, professor of Theology and Latin American and Latino studies at Fordham University, will be speaking about the Intersection of Faith and Politics. Please sign up here. There is a $15 suggested free will offering. If that is prohibitive to your attendance, please see Ms. Hodapp.

Diversity Week is coming up October 22-26.  Are you aware of any multicultural performance groups that may be willing to perform at our celebration event or do you perform?   If so, please see Ms. Hodapp in the Campus Ministry office soon or send her an e-mail with more information.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its first production of the 2018-19 season “The World’s Greatest Detective,” which is written and directed by James Buffington. Showtimes are October 5, 6, 11, and 12, at 7:30pm, on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Reserved tickets cost $15; general admission $10; seniors and non-DeLaSalle students $8 and De students are free with their school ID. You may buy reserved tickets here.

“There is a new criminal mastermind in London during the summer of 1888, 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’s not Dr. Watson, either. He’s not much better. What Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson do have is a young housekeeper. Her name is Ms. Elizabeth Hudson, The World’s Greatest Detective.” Click here to purchase reserved tickets for a show.

DeLaSalle students are invited to join Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens for Archdiocesan Youth Day on Saturday, October 27 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre from 1:30-9:00PM. The day will include faith sharing opportunities, breakout sessions, Mass and Reconciliation, dinner, and many other activities. This is a great way to meet and share our faith with other high school students across the Archdiocese. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please see or email Mr. Rogers in the Learning Center (D-105). The cost of attending is $10 if you print and submit your permission slip (attached) by October 5 and $15 if you submit by October 11.

All are welcome to join us in the Chapel (Christian Brothers Hall) for the following prayer opportunities:

  • Monday Morning Prayer – Mondays at 7:45am
  • Pray the Rosary – Wednesdays at 3:15pm
  • After school Mass with Fr. Brunoon – Tuesday afternoons at 3:15pm on Oct. 9, 16, & 23.

Hope to see you there!

Attention all 9-11th graders! DeLaSalle test day will be Wednesday, October 10 this year. Counselors from the guidance office will be in your English or Social Studies classes to give you more information.

9th grade IOWA test:
Ms. Stipkovits will be in classes September 19th, 20th and October 3rd
10th grade Pre-ACT:
Mrs. Carter will be in classes the week of October 1-5th
11th grade PSAT:
Ms. Braun will be in classes September 25th and 27th