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Monday, December 17, 2018

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

I lift my heart up to you, Lord, to thank you for the blessings you shower on me each day. You are the ‘joy of my soul. I know that in your great love, I am held and protected by you. I pray and listen to the good news you send; I ask and feel the healing. I am freed by you from the things in this world that let me hide from you. I rejoice, I rejoice, down to my soul. Help me to prepare my heart to be open and able to receive your immense love.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

The DeLaSalle Parents in Prayer group will spend the lunch hour today offering up prayers for the DeLaSalle community. The group will meet from 12:00-1:00pm in D207, the creative side of the Thies Lab. 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.

Come play Kin-ball 4 square in the LL Gray Gym the last 20 minutes of lunch. Stop by the supervisors table to pick up a pass. Limited to 36 people.

As determined by Carcassone, Mr. Banas is De’s top feudal lord. Congratulations, Mr. B. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 10.

All lost and found items will be donated over the Christmas break. If you are missing anything please come to the Deans’ Office before or after school to check the lost and found. You can also email the deans at to see if your lost item is there.

Final assessments are scheduled over three half-days December 19-21. Assessments are scheduled for periods 1, 2, 4 on December 19; for periods 3, 7, 5 on December 20; and for periods 8 and 6 on December 21. Each assessment period is 60 minutes. Students will have a 10-minute passing period in between classes. School dismisses at 12:00pm on December 19 and 20 and at 10:50am on December 21. Please note these important reminders:

  • Buses will run normally each morning and will depart at 12:15pm on December 19 and 20 and at 11:05am on December 21.
  • Students must be in uniform for exam days.
  • Students who have lunch or study hall periods 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 8 do not need to be on campus during those periods. They may arrive late or leave early.
  • Students who are on campus during their lunch hour must report to the Florance Center.
  • Students with study hall periods 2 or 7, report to regular study hall room.
  • Students present for a study hall periods 1, 3, or 8 report to the Florance Center.
  • Breakfast will be served until 8:30am. There will be no lunch service.

Students, please remember that you must be in uniform for final exam days. Also, please plan ahead for varying classroom temperatures. Students may not be allowed to leave class during final assessments to visit the uniform closet.

Many outside groups use DeLaSalle during the extended Christmas break. Please make sure you are securing your locker and personal items with your lock before leaving school on Friday, December, 21.

Students that are not in after school activities should plan on heading home after final assessments Wednesday-Friday. Students in after school activities should report directly to the library. After school supervisors will have limited hours on these days and there may be times when the school will be closing early. Please plan ahead!

Hats off to all who participated in the DeLaSalle Christmas Concert on Wednesday night. The school livestreamed the performance and you can now watch the recorded version of it here.

That plastic-lined paper Coffee Cup? Toss it in the Trash, Please!

That paper cup from Starbucks, Caribou, or the DeLaSalle cafeteria you’re left with after your morning coffee or hot chocolate? It needs to go in the trash.

The vast majority of paper coffee cups sold in the United States contain a thin plastic lining that keeps your drink warm and holds the cup together while you enjoy your beverage. Unfortunately, it cannot be recycled or composted, and must be thrown away when you’re done with it.

So, go GREEN by using a reusable cup or thermos for your warm drinks. Encourage your coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provider to invest in compostable cups. If you do use a non-compostable disposable paper cup, please throw it away in the trash when you’re done with it. (Note: The clear plastic cups Starbucks and Caribou use for iced drinks are recyclable, just remove the straws and place in the recycling bin!)

Thanks and all the best during Finals Week!
The GREEN Team

Mr. Homan (Teacher-A210) and Miles Camery (Artistic Director) are creating a creative writing “zine.” A zine is a low-budget, do-it-yourself type of publication perfect for creative writing.

We are seeking poems, short stories, creative essays, drawings, etc. Submission due date: December 19th

Here’s an example of one poem that has already been submitted:

the world turns
every blink,
don’t blink
stop time
get lost and find love
explore what you do not know
dissect what you do
intertwine while
tearing back the layers