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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Thursday, April 18, 2019

In this issue…
  • Happy Easter from DeLaSalle
  • “Newsies” Cast and Crew Earn 26 Spotlight Awards
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Lasallian Legacy During Founder’s Week April 22-26
  • Parent Association Hosts Staff Appreciation Day April 25
  • Students Complete Required Paperwork April 25 Ahead of AP Exams
  • Parent Volunteers Needed for May 4 Starry Night Prom
  • DeLaSalle Communicates 2019-20 Tuition and Financial Aid
  • Families of Returning Students: Please Make Your 2019-20 Transportation Requests
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Junior/Senior Prom is April 27 at Nicollet Island Pavilion
  • Winter Athletes Earn All Conference, All State Honors
  • DeLaSalle Accepting Registrations for Summer Youth Camps
  • Host An International Student in 2019-20
Happy Easter from DeLaSalle

Happy Easter from all of us at DeLaSalle! As we celebrate this Easter Sunday April 21, we are mindful of the Risen Lord, who literally gave his life for our salvation, and was raised from the dead to bring us to new life – eternal life. We reflect on the ways in which, like Jesus, we are and can be life giving to those around us – as the “Servant Song” that we sang at our Holy Thursday prayer service reminds us, “I will share your joy and sorrow til we’ve seen this journey through.” We wish you and your family a blessed Easter – and will look forward to seeing your daughters and sons when classes resume on Tuesday, April 23.

“Newsies” Cast and Crew Earn 26 Spotlight Awards

Congratulations to the DeLaSalle Theatre program, whose production of “Newsies” earned 26 awards from the Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Education Program.   Running parallel to the draw of playoff basketball and in spite of some tough weather, “Newsies” still attracted large audiences over three weekends in March. The show was one of six different productions (including two musicals) already staged by the DeLaSalle Theatre program in 2018-19. Continue reading

DeLaSalle Celebrates Lasallian Legacy During Founder’s Week April 22-26

The DeLaSalle community will celebrate Founder’s Week April 22-26. This week’s events affirm our Lasallian heritage and connection with the Brothers of the Christian Schools: In a special way this year, DeLaSalle joins Lasallians around the world in celebrating the 300th anniversary of Saint John Baptist de La Salle’s entry into eternal life and honoring the impact of the mission he started. Together, Lasallians give thanks for our common heritage, renew our commitment to respond to the educational needs of today’s youth, and share our hope for the future of the mission.

Students are invited to a movie night at St. Anthony Main at 4:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday. The other highlight of the week is our annual Founder’s Day Mass on Wednesday, DeLaSalle will honor this year’s recipients of the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award and the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award. An ice cream social will follow the Mass. Continue reading

Parent Association Hosts Staff Appreciation Day Thursday, April 25

DeLaSalle parents organizing the annual Staff Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 25 are asking for your help. Volunteers are needed to help set up, greet, serve breakfast or lunch, and clean up. TO VOLUNTEER AND/OR DONATE, click here to access a SignUpGenius form where you can indicate how you may wish to participate in the day. Please contact Laura Paine with questions at 612-865-6396. If you prefer to make a cash donation toward the cost of meals and treats for the staff, please send your donation to Parent Association staff liaison, Mike O’Keefe, at DeLaSalle.

Students Complete Required Paperwork April 25 Ahead of AP Exams
All students taking AP exams are REQUIRED to attend a pre-administration session in the LL Gray during their lunch period on Thursday, April 25. During the session, students will complete important forms and paperwork for the AP exams that begin on Monday, May 6. Students will need a #2 pencil. AP students can bring lunch to the gym and should go through the lunch line first.
Parent Volunteers Needed for May 4 Starry Night Prom

DeLaSalle will host the 19th annual Starry Night Prom, a prom for people with disabilities, on Saturday May 4. Students have already volunteered and begun their training and preparation for the largest service project at the school. Parent chaperones are needed to volunteer for full or half shifts between 5:30-10:00pm. Please contact Nicole Stecklein at 612-676-7608 if you can help.

DeLaSalle Communicates 2019-20 Tuition and Financial Aid

DeLaSalle has communicated 2019-20 tuition and financial aid information to families. Under the Continuous Enrollment model, families with returning students only received an email with 2019-20 tuition and any scholarships or need-based financial aid. If you need to make any changes to payment information or payment options for 2019-20, please contact Ron Rice in the Business Office at 612-676-7601 by April 30.

Families with at least one new student will receive an email with a new tuition agreement (or revised tuition agreement if they have at least one returning and one new student) that includes 2019-20 tuition and any scholarships or need-based financial aid. When the family receives their welcome email from TADS/DeLaSalle, they should click on the link on the bottom left hand side to access their tuition agreement. In order to complete the agreement, TADS will ask families to use an electronic signature before they can see their specific tuition agreement. Families should complete all instructions by the due date listed, including selecting a payment plan and a date each month on which families would like to pay tuition. All payment plans begin in May. A family becomes fully registered once they accept the tuition agreement in TADS. Please contact Ron Rice at 612-676-7601 with questions.

Families of Returning Students: Please Make Your 2019-20 Transportation Requests

Thank you to the many returning families who have made their 2019-20 transportation requests. DeLaSalle emailed the primary contact in each family March 29 with a transportation request form to indicate their transportation preferences for the next school year. Registered incoming ninth grade students  already made their transportation requests at the time they registered.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

Find the most up-to-date school events on the School Calendar webpage

Starry NIght Prom Fundraiser at Chipotle

Tuesday, April 23, 4:00-8:00pm, Chipotle (225 E. Hennepin Ave.)

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Lasallian Ministry’s Starry Night Prom. Come in to the Chipotle by DeLaSalle between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Lasallian Ministry’s Starry Night Prom.

Out of Uniform Day

Tuesday, April 23

Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold during lunches before school Tuesday morning for $2. 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.

Parents in Prayer

Monday, April 29, 12:00-1:00pm, Thies Lab – creative side (D207)

Each month, a group of DeLaSalle parents and family members gather on campus 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.

National College Decision Day

Wednesday, May 1

DeLaSalle will celebrate seniors and their postsecondary plans on National College Decision Day. Seniors may wear a top representing their college or postsecondary decisions. During lunches, seniors may sign a Class of 2019 poster and enter a raffle to win a prize!

Honors Mastery Exams

Saturday, May 4

Accelerated placement exams are offered for students in the Class of 2023 who wish to be placed beyond a first year of a modern language or science sequence. Students must pass the mastery exams in order to be placed in an accelerated level of such courses. The Spanish, French, or Chinese placement exams will be offered from 9:00-10:00am. The Science placement exam will be offered at 10:00-11:00am. Also, we will offer an optional Geometry and/or Algebra II Mastery Exams from 11:00am-12:00pm for students taking those courses in middle school.

Minnesota History Day

Saturday, May 4

DeLaSalle extends best wishes to the 56 students who, as individuals or in groups, are advancing 32 projects to the 2019 Minnesota State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota.  These 56 students earned their trips to the State Competition at the Metro Senior High Regional History Day competition on March 18 at Augsburg College. Continue reading

Around DeLaSalle

Adaire Criner ‘19, a Speech captain and member of the DeLaSalle Mock Trial team, explains the activities to incoming ninth graders during a Student Activities fair at the April 13 Enrollment Orientation. Nearly 200 registered students and their families participated in the orientation. The program gave incoming ninth graders and their families a chance to learn more about how DeLaSalle operates and meet the administrators, managers, and staff, and activity coaches and moderators who will help shepherd them through the next four years.(Photo courtesy: Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)

Junior/Senior Prom is April 27 at Nicollet Island Pavilion

It’s Prom season at DeLaSale – and this year’s Junior/Senior Prom will honor Prince with a “Purple Reign” theme. The Prom is Saturday, April 27, from 7;30pm-12:00am, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. A Grand March will be held in the Florance Center at 6:30pm. Individual tickets cost $85 and must be purchased  before Wednesday, April 24. Tickets include a buffet dinner at the Pavilion. Visit the Prom webpage for more information.

Winter Activities Honors for Several Islanders

DeLaSalle congratulates individuals and teams whose winter seasons have ended – and those who have earned All Conference, All State, or other activities honors. Continue reading 

DeLaSalle Accepting Registrations for Summer Youth Camps

Believe it or not – summer is right around the corner – and now is a perfect time to register your child for one of DeLaSalle’s many summer youth camp offerings. Students are invited to participate in camps for boys’ and girls’ basketball, cheer, football, boys’ and girls’ soccer, tennis, theatre, and volleyball. Hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students participate in Camp Islander each year. Join them today by registering here.

Host An International Student in 2019-20

Islanders are known for their welcoming hospitality. DeLaSalle is looking for families interested in hosting an international student in 2019-20. Hosting a student offers a unique opportunity to build a special connection, explore new customs, and share American culture. Host families receive a housing stipend. Please contact the Office of Admission if you are interested.

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