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Thursday, November 15, 2018

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

Creator God we praise You and thank You for wonderfully creating us. Help us to see ourselves and each other as sacred and holy. May we always recognize the dignity and worth of every person, and may we treat all with deep respect, through your Son Jesus, Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Students: Please make sure you are checking into the main office or the nurse’s office if you do not feel well during the school day. It is imperative that a school staff member contact your parent or guardian when you are sick. Any student who contacts their parent or guardian without checking in the at the main office first may be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to a Personal Electronics violation or Insubordination.

Come watch Blue Planet and design your own cell energy experiment! We meet today after school from 3:10-4:00pm in room B309.

Come join us for “Tsuro of the Seas” after school today, in room B307. Sail your ship through dragon-infested waters and find your path where others crash or are eaten. New players always welcome. See Mr. Newman or Mr. Banas with any questions.

Attend a public conversation with Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Syria, Samir Nassar on his vision for peace, reconciliation, and the future of Syrian civil society tonight from 7:30pm – 9:00pm. The event takes place in Schulze Hall at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus). This event is free and open to the public.

The DeLaSalle Parents in Prayer group will meet tomorrow (Friday) from 1:45-2:45pm in the Florance Center. The group of De parents and family members gathers on campus once a month to lift up our community in prayer. All parents, family members, friends, and alumni are welcome to participate. We hope students, staff, families and friends at DeLaSalle will feel encouraged by the knowledge that people care about them, are excited for them and are PRAYING FOR THEM! You may submit prayer requests, which may remain anonymous, to prayer boxes located in the main office, Lasallian Ministry, or Theology classrooms.

Project for Pride in Living is looking for tutors. Tutor-Mentors (age 16+) are matched 1:1 with PPL resident youth in grades K-5th. Pairs focus their time on building a strong relationship as well as literacy tutoring and activities such as games or crafts. Youth program takes place in PPL’s supportive housing sites which serve families transitioning from chronic homelessness.

Twice/week, now-mid May commitment required. Training provided. Accepting applicants until all positions are filled.

  • New Foundations: St. Paul – East Side – Tue & Thu, 4:30-6:45pm
  • Fort Road Flats: St. Paul – Highland Park – Tue & Thu, 5:30-7:45pm
  • Camden: North Minneapolis – Mon & Wed, 5:30-7:45pm
  • CVI: South Minneapolis – Mon & Wed, 5:30-7:45pm

If you are interested, please contact Caitlin directly: / 612.455.5108 or you can apply online here.

In preparation for the upcoming one-act and musical auditions, DeLaSalle Theatre will hold a theatre information meeting on Tuesday, November 20, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in D117. We’ll cover the audition process, tech crew sign-up and all the ways you can get involved. We want to get everyone up to speed before we begin the next round of shows. All are welcome. Please bring your questions.

Auditions for our Winter One-Acts and our Spring Musical, Newsies, are the week of November 26*. Tuesday, November 27 is the singing audition. Wednesday, November 28, is the dance audition. Thursday, November 29, is the reading audition. Call backs will be November, 30, as needed.
*We have a theatre information meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm to get everyone up to speed before auditions.

Please email Mr.Buffington with any questions.

All students and staff are invited to join Lasallian Ministry for Mass every Tuesday at 3:15pm in the chapel in Christian Brothers Hall, located near the Lasallian Ministry office.

End your day on a strong note by taking time to reflect and pray with your fellow community members.

The Darst Center Urban Immersion is a workshop retreat that serves as a tool to explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. Through partnerships with local agencies, retreat participants get to know people served by these agencies, challenge stereotypes, confront fears, and break down barriers. Daily communal prayer, meal preparation, recreational and educational sessions are designed to reflect on the work and observations conducted at agencies. Examples of social agencies that will be used as the sites for the field experiences include, The Chicago Food Depository, Su Casa, The Port, San Miguel Schools, Chicago Youth Centers, St. Martin DePorres. The retreat will take place at the Darst Center in Chicago, IL from January 25-27, 2018.

Participants will be awarded 20 Christian Service hours upon completion of the retreat. The cost of the retreat is $250. A $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot and final $200 payment will be due by January 11, 2019. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive. Space is limited. Should the trip fill, priority will go to juniors and seniors. To register, please fill out this form.

All current 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to apply for this summer’s Global Advantage Program (GAP) trip to the diverse country of Costa Rica. This academic trip will focus on Biological and Cultural Studies and take place from June 16 to June 26, 2019. Students will be led by DeLaSalle staff members Mr. Paul Sczepanski, Ms. Mary Lenz, and Ms. Lucienne Nagel. Please read the Costa Rica-2019 Travel Brochure for more specific details and contact Mr. Sczepanski, if you have any questions regarding this learning opportunity. Your first step in the application process would be to respond to the email you received that includes a link to an online application and complete it. Applications and recommendations are due by Friday, November 23, 2018. Please note that this trip is limited to a maximum of 22 students plus the 3 DeLaSalle teachers/chaperones.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its fall musical “Evita” with six shows over the next two weekends. The production 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.

Performances are November 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30pm and November 11 at 4:00pm in the Florance Center. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission; $8 for non-DeLaSalle students and seniors; and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID. Purchase your reserved tickets here.