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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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

Lord our God, keep us in Your Spirit. Surround us with Your protection, so that in body and soul we may praise Your might and be joyful even in a world full of evil. Shine into our hearts, that we may discern what is right and good and eternal. May You do more than we can ask or understand for those who still walk in darkness far away from You.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • Period 1: 8:30 – 9:08
  • Mass: 9:13 – 10:17
  • Period 2: 10:25 – 11:00
  • Period 3: 11:05 – 11:40
  • Period 4: 11:45 – 12:20
  • Period 5: 12:25 – 1:00
  • Period 6: 1:05 – 1:40
  • Period 7: 1:45 – 2:20
  • Period 8: 2:25 – 3:00

  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs. Hopkins @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Hopkins @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Hopkins @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Hopkins @ DeLaSalle High School

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: Islander Day
    Students may wear any DeLaSalle apparel, black and gold/yellow, or Islander sports wear.
  • Catholic Schools Week Mass, 9:15am, Florance Center
    The DeLaSalle school community will gather for a Mass as Islanders celebrate how Catholic schools are communities where students learn, serve, lead, and succeed.  Fr. Peter Ly, the parochial vicar at the Church of St. John Neumann in Eagan, will celebrate the Mass.
  • Tomorrow’s Out of Uniform: Pajama Day
    Come to school looking like you just rolled out of bed, bring a blanket or your favorite stuffed animal.

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

This year’s Social Justice Week theme is Immigration. Do you or your family have a story or personal immigration experience? Would you be willing to share it with others? Do you have favorite music, food or cultural traditions from your country of origin? Are you interested in helping with Social Justice week? Please complete this form and let us know more about your story. Thanks!

DeLaSalle’s competition cheer team finished first at the Minnesota State Class A Cheerleading Championships on February 2.  The Islanders earned their third state title in a row and the eleventh Competition Cheerleading state championship since De started the program in 1997.  This weekend, the 2018-19 Islanders head to Orlando, Florida for the prestigious UCA National Championships.  Best of luck to the Islanders in their seventh trip to UCA Nationals!

Congratulations to the State Champions and Nationals Qualifier!  Dana Corbin `19, Iyana Ford-Pettis `19 (captain), Lisa Nyenie-Wea `19, Tatianna Karkoc `20, An Nguyen-Trinh `20, Kennedi Roberts `20, Sarah Ruckett `20, Maddie Maher `21, Eleanor Sherman `21, Anna Spack `21, Carmen Thomas `21, and Kate Harris `22 make up the varsity team.

Punxsutawney Phil just told us that Spring is right around the corner, so it is time to sign up for softball! Please fill out this form if you are interested and look for more information later next week.

No Science Club this week due to Winterfest activities!

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 may dress in the Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest “Fan Friday” theme. Students should 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.