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Monday, February 25, 2019

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

Dear Father in heaven, grant that we may stand in Your grace. Grant that the light of Your grace may come to us through Your Word. Keep us firm in faith until the promised time when Your redemption shall come to all the nations on earth. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

PANCAKES, SAUSAGE LINKS, FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE, MILK

MEATLESS MONDAY | ENTREE: TRIPLE DECKER GRILLED CHEESE TOMATO SOUP, FRUIT CUP; A LA CARTE: ITALIAN TOSSED SALAD; TUNA ON WHOLE WHEAT

We will follow this adjusted schedule today.

Period 1: 8:30-9:08
Assembly: 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

In today’s news…

This week, our school community is commemorating our annual Social Justice Week.  Our theme this year is Immigration: Seeing God Through Every Person. The activities this week will explore our role in society and our call to treat all people with dignity and respect. The activities and programs planned this week are based on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and additional resources about this topic can be found on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Today, we will gather as a school community in the Florance Center to kick off Social Justice Week with guest speaker, Wilson Kubwayo. Wilson was born in the country of Burundi and later moved with his family to Tanzania where they lived in a refugee camp. Although Wilson grew up in a difficult and impoverished environment, and often felt like giving up, he did not let those struggles overcome his potential and dreams.

We all come from many different walks of life, but each of us brings a dignified story to this community that is to be appreciated and respected. During lunches on Tuesday, students and staff are invited to share part of their story by marking off the country of their ancestors’ origin. We will see that while we are many parts, we form one strong community.

Lasallian Ministry is hosting an after school movie on Wednesday at 3:15PM in Room D117. We will be watching the movie Under the Same Moon, and all are welcome to attend. Beverages and popcorn will be provided by Student Council.

Congratulations to the 65 DeLaSalle students who, as individuals or groups, advanced 34 History Day projects to the regional competition March 18 at Augsburg College. Students presented their projects at an open house last week. History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that lets juniors become expert historians by researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Continue reading
Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform on Wednesday. Wristbands will be sold during lunches on Tuesday and before school on Wednesday. Students must follow the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook. DeLaSalle shares a portion of out of uniform wristband sales proceeds with Mwangaza College, our twin school in Kenya.

DeLaSalle will host the Tri-Metro Conference Speech tournament on Thursday, welcoming between 100-120 students from nine different conference schools. The visiting students will arrive before the DeLaSalle school day ends. Starting at 3:15pm, the B building will be off limits to DeLaSalle students. Students with lockers in the B building should gather all belongings immediately after school as they will not be able to enter the building or access their locker during the speech tournament. Thank you.

On Thursday and Friday, during the last 20 minutes of lunch time students who stop by the supervisors table to pick up a pass may come to the gym to play badminton. It will be limited to 20 students per lunch period.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its spring musical – the popular Broadway hit “Newsies” – on the Friendshuh Stage of the Florance Center over three weekends in March. Performances are at 7:30pm on March 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23. The production, which is inspired by the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. DeLaSalle students can get into the play free with their school ID. General admission tickets are available at the door; you may purchase reserved tickets now by clicking here.