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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

O Heavenly Father, who raised Agatha, patroness of nurses, to the dignity of Sainthood, we implore Your Divine Majesty by her intercession to give us health of mind, body and soul. Free us from all those things which hold us bound to this earth, and let our spirit, like hers, rise to your heavenly courts.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Saint Agnes @ Saint Agnes School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Girls C Game vs. Saint Agnes @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Saint Agnes @ Saint Agnes School
  • 5:30pm Swim & Dive: Boys All Meet Columbia Heights vs. St. Anthony @ St. Anthony Village HS
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Saint Agnes @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Saint Agnes @ Saint Agnes School
  • 7:00pm Hockey: Boys Varsity Game vs. South Saint Paul @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena – South Campus

In today’s news…

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: Character Day
    Students can dress up as their favorite character from a movie, book, or TV show.
  • After School Today: Video Game Tournament, 3:15-6:00pm, Schulze Learning Lab (D104)
    Student Council challenges students to show how well they can play Mario Kart in the Winterfest video game tournament.
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Islander Day
    Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Islander sports wear.

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

Are you interested in learning to play chess? Are you interested in improving your chess playing skills? Are you an accomplished chess player looking for good competition? Players of all levels are encouraged to stop by the Chess Club drop-in sessions every Tuesday from 3:00-4:15 in Room A208. See Ms. Kocourek if you have any questions.

Good luck to DeLaSalle’s Mock Trial team as they compete in the final round of the Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial sub-regional competition this Thursday evening! The team has had an amazing year and with a record of 2-1 to date has had the best performance since the team was started 4 years ago! Way to go team and good luck on Thursday!

Thanks to the polar vortex, we have rescheduled the Newsies pit band meeting for Thursday, at 3:30pm in the band room. All interested musicians are welcome. Meet with the Newsies Band Director & Conductor, Elsa Lee, and find out how you can get involved in the biggest theatre production of the year. Please email Mr. Buffington, if you have any questions:

DeLaSalle students participate each year in a grade level retreat that is planned through Lasallian Ministry. The 10th grade retreat is Friday, February 8, and will focus on building community and serving others. This is a full day retreat; students should dress in school uniform, leave their iPad and other belongings at home or school, and bring a bag lunch.

Juniors will participate in a college planning day instead of their regular classes on Friday, February 8. As students rotate among breakout sessions, college admission representatives and others will present on topics including visiting colleges; the application process; financial aid and scholarships; testing skills for the ACT and SAT; the NCAA, arts, and medical careers; and an alumni panel. Students must be dressed in school uniform on this day.

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.