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Monday, January 28, 2019 – Online Learning Day

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

O merciful God, grant that I may ever perfectly do Your Will in all things. Let it be my ambition to work only for Your honor and glory. Let me rejoice in nothing but what leads to You, nor grieve for anything that leads away from You. In this we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

DeLaSalle will celebrate its Catholic identity during Catholic Schools Week, while also giving students an escape from winter through Winterfest.

As a reminder, all out-of-uniform guidelines from the Student-Parent handbook are in effect for Winterfest Week: This means “No yoga pants, halter tops, tank tops, or bare midriffs; no sunglasses; and only knee length shorts and skits will be permitted” at any time during the week. Students in violation of these guidelines will be required to wear a uniform from the loaner closet.

  • Today’s Out of Uniform: Class Theme
    Students in each class may dress in a specific theme: seniors may wear denim; juniors may wear camouflage, sophomores may wear neon, and freshmen may wear flannel.
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Character Day
    Students can dress up as their favorite character from a movie, book, or TV show.

Click here to find more Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest information.

In today’s news…

Monday, January 28 will be an online learning day for DeLaSalle students. Students should check Canvas for assignments by 9:00am. Lower level activities are canceled; varsity coaches will separately communicate the status of their activity.The Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest Pepfest and after school Freshman Frozen Four events will both be rescheduled.

We’re looking for students to join the pit band for the spring musical, Newsies. Today, we’re holding a pit band information meeting from 3:30pm – 4pm at the stage door, right next to the orange wall in the first floor D building. Instruments needed: Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Keyboard, Drums, Percussion, Violin, Cello & Bass. Please email Mr. Buffington for more information:

Students should update their iPads to the newest version of iOS, 12.1.3. This must be done at home, the update is blocked at school. If the student iPad does not have enough storage to download the update, students should delete personal apps/photos to make sufficient room for the update.

As we are reminded of how cold a Minnesota winter can get, we want to remind you of DeLaSalle’s protocols regarding whether to cancel on campus classes, delay the start of school, or dismiss students early. Please remember these protocols whenever the school schedule must be altered for any reason.

  • In the case of bad weather, our primary concern is student safety. We ask that students help by dressing appropriately for excessive cold (or heat).
  • DeLaSalle’s administrators make all decisions to close school or alter a daily schedule. All decisions are made independently from any public school districts, other private schools, or the governor. Do not rely on the incorrect assumption that we will automatically close because another school/district has made that decision.
  • We will communicate any decision to close school by automatically contacting parents directly via voice, text, and/or email message. Click here to learn how you can opt in to receive text message alerts. We will also post messages on the DeLaSalle website and official school social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Finally, we will also communicate our decision via local television stations WCCO, KSTP, and KARE. We will also show up on their school closing web sites.
  • Should we make the decision to cancel on campus classes, we will declare an online learning day. The capability for collaborative work offered by the Canvas learning management system and our 1:1 technology initiative provide students and faculty an opportunity to engage in online learning and discovery.
  • Note that after-school and evening meetings, events, practices or games are not automatically canceled because classes are canceled. Usually they will be, but occasionally those decisions are not entirely in our control, especially if another school’s schedule is involved or weather patterns shift dramatically during the course of a day. Coaches and moderators will communicate this information separately via Canvas.

Thank you for partnering with us whenever we are faced with altering the routines of each day. We make such decisions carefully, with the best interests of our entire community in mind.

Each year, a group of DeLaSalle parents plans an All Night Graduation Party for seniors following the graduation ceremony. This is not a DeLaSalle sponsored event, but is organized, sponsored and chaperoned by De parents. Perhaps you have a talent that can help make the party a success for our soon-to-be graduates. Join parents at the first planning meeting on Thursday, January 31. All families are invited to participate – as more hands make less work and it is fun to meet other De parents and families. Contact Luann Mishler with questions.

DeLaSalle students and families can still apply for free and reduced lunch benefits, even though the federal government is partially shut down. Please complete and return this Application for Educational Benefits to Pam Beckman in the DeLaSalle Cafe. La forma es disponible aqui en espanol.

The music recording club will host an informational meeting in the library on Friday, February 1 at 3:30pm. The club is run by Matthew Seawood, Brother Ryan and Mr. Homan.
Are you a talented Sophomore or Junior woman who is interested in participating in a summer program at a selective university? Please consider the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program. Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country’s top colleges: Barnard | Brown | Cornell | Emory | Harvard |Johns Hopkins MIT | Smith | Stanford | Wash U | Yale | Scholarships are available on the basis of merit and need.

Juniors who plan to take the April 13 ACT exam may now register for a prep class that will help prepare them for the test. Classes are Mondays, starting February 25. The 3:15-5:15pm class time has filled but space is still available in the 5:30-7:30pm class. The class costs $225; students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will pay $50. Click here for more information. You may click here to register. Please contact Mary Ann Dorsher with questions.

The Missing Voices Summit brings together a variety of voices to engage in solution-oriented dialogue and actionable steps toward educational equity. Missing Voices: Equity in Education Summit will take place at Saint Mary’s University Center on February 28, from 8:00am-2:30pm. Students and staff who are interested in being a part of the conversation should contact Ms. Stecklein at