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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, August 23, 2019

In this issue…
  • First Day of School Monday, August 26
  • Smile! Picture Day is Thursday, August 29
  • Bishop Cozzens Will Celebrate Opening School Year Mass Friday, August 30
  • Students, Families Invited to Colege Planning Nights for Juniors and Seniors
  • “Kick Cancer” Game Supports Islanders Jeremy Zavitz, Lucy Lyngen ’20
  • Application Deadline Next Week for Jamaica Service Immersion Trip
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Help Fill Items on the Gala Wish List
  • Daytime Student Parking Permits on Sale
  • Cheer On the Islanders All Season!
  • Islanders Gain a Global Perspective on Costa Rica Trip
First Day of School Monday, August 26

DeLaSalle faculty and staff are excited to welcome students for the first day of classes on Monday, August 26. The school will gather in the Main Gym for prayer and an assembly to begin the day. Classes are in session from 8:30am-3:00pm. School bus service will begin this day. Students are in school uniform. Remember to bring your iPad, charged and ready to go! Each teacher will share course expectations with students and distribute course materials. Returning students have received their first semester course schedules via their student Islander Apps email account. New students received their schedules at New Student Orientation.

Students: Check Email for Course Schedule, Locker Assignment

Returning students have received their first semester course schedules via their student Islander Apps email account (new students received their schedules at New Student Orientation). The Student-Parent Handbook explains how DeLaSalle handles requests to change courses. From the Handbook, families are reminded that a $25 fee will be charged for any course change requests initiated by the student or family; a student must follow their current schedule until they receive a revised schedule; and schedule changes will not be made to accommodate requests for specific teachers or lunch hour.

All students should also check their student Islander Apps email for a message with their locker assignment and combination.

Deposit Money Into Student Cafeteria Account

Families should set up their student’s cafeteria account and then deposit money into the account in order for the student to purchase breakfast or lunch items from the DeLaSalle Cafe on Monday.  Families are reminded that DeLaSalle uses an online portal called LunchTime for the student’s account. Click here for instructions on how to create and manage your LunchTime account. You may deposit money electronically through the online LunchTime portal.  Bank account and credit card transactions are subject to a fee,charged by LunchTime. Online deposits will appear in the point of sale system within 30 minutes of completing the transaction. Families may also deposit cash or a check in the Main Office, and the same-day credit will be available if the cash or check is dropped off by 8:30am. Please contact with questions.

Buy uniform apparel

The DeLaSalle School Store will be open on the first day of school for any students who need last minute uniform items. The store will be open from 7:30-9:30am and again from 3:00-6:00pm.

Purchase school supplies

DeLaSalle encourages all students to have these supplies when they begin classes on Monday, August 26

  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • Folders
  • Backpack (for home to school use)
  • DeLaSalle cinch bag (for use during the day)

Learn more about specific supply needs on the Back-to-School webpage.

Smile! Picture Day is Thursday, August 29

Photographers will be on campus to take pictures of all students, including seniors, and staff for the current school ID card. Students must be dressed in school uniform.  Parents may review, select, and pay for a photo package through the Lifetouch website. Parents will have up to 48 hours after Picture Day to complete their online order. Please refer to DeLaSalle’s Picture Day ID EVTSQBGBR.

Bishop Cozzens to Celebrate Opening School Year Mass Friday, August 30

Join us as the DeLaSalle community gathers for the opening school year Mass on Friday, August 30 at 9:00am. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is offered to ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all parts of our life in the new school year. We welcome Bishop Andrew Cozzens as our Mass celebrant. Bishop Cozzens will join us following the Mass as we dedicate our new prayer grotto between the B building and Christian Brothers Hall.

Students, Families Invited to College Planning Nights for Juniors and Seniors
DeLaSalle college counselors will host two highly informative college planning sessions next week. The College Planning Night for Seniors is Tuesday, August 27 and the College Planning Night for Juniors is Thursday, August 29. Each program will be held in D104 from 6:30-7:30pm. Learn important dates and benchmarks to meet in your junior and senior year as you select and apply for admission and financial aid. Though specifically geared toward junior and senior students and families, all DeLaSalle families are welcome.
“Kick Cancer” Game Supports Islanders Jeremy Zavitz, Lucy Lyngen
Fans can help “kick cancer” when the DeLaSalle boys’ and girls’ soccer teams play at Orono on Thursday, August 29. Proceeds from the game will benefit the family of social studies teacher Jeremy Zavitz, an Orono graduate and former Spartan soccer player who is receiving treatment after doctors removed a brain tumor. The game will also honor Lucy Lyngen ‘20, who is receiving treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Application Deadline Next Week for Jamaica Service Immersion Trip

Students have one week left to apply for a service immersion trip to Jamaica over spring break. During the DeLaSalle sponsored trip to the Diocese of Mandeville, students will live in community in a simple and safe setting and participate in daily service, prayer, and reflection. Students will be challenged to explore and discuss a variety of social justice, economic, religious and human rights issues. The trip is available to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Students should check their Islander Apps email for application materials, which are due by August 30. You can learn more about the trip here.

DeLaSalle has also approved two international academic travel courses for the summer of 2020 – one each in Italy and Peru. Details about these Global Advantage courses, including cost and applications, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Theatre Information Meeting

Tuesday, August 27, 3:15pm, D117

Students can learn more about the award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program when theatre holds its annual information meeting the first week of school. Students who are curious about the fall play, spring musical and other shows; how to audition; and joining tech crew are invited to join us. This meeting is also for students who want to be involved or just want to check out what theatre is all about. Contact Mr. Buffington with any questions:

Labor Day

Monday, September 2

DeLaSalle will be closed and there will be no classes in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Class Masses

Tuesday, September 3, 10, 17, 24

In addition to all-school liturgies, students in each grade will gather as a class this fall to celebrate Mass. School chaplain, Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu, will celebrate each Mass at nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Class Masses occur for 12th grade on Tuesday, September 3 ; 11th grade on Sept. 10; 10th grade on Sept. 17; and 9th grade on September 24. Students should report to their first hour class and then will dismiss to the Florance Center for a grade level meeting before departing for Mass.

Academic Mentor Meetings

Wednesday, September 4

All students will meet with their academic mentor to check in and identify academic goals for the year. Students will also sign documents that help DeLaSalle receive assistance for textbooks and other academic support.

Back-to-School Night

Wednesday, September 4, 6:00pm

Meet your child’s academic mentor, follow your child’s class schedule, and discover what they will learn this school year at our annual Back-to-School Night. Please check in between 5:30-6:00pm in Albers Atrium. The evening begins at 6:00pm with a presentation in the Main Gym.

Parking is available in the main school parking lot. Overflow parking is available in the Nicollet Island Pavilion main parking and overflow lots (south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge).

Fall Sports Pictures

Wednesday, September 4

Students participating in a fall sport will have their team photo taken. Coaches will communicate with players how they can order team photos.

Around DeLaSalle

DeLaSalle welcomed the Class of 2023 and new transfer students at New Student Orientation on August 22. Incoming students received their class schedules, toured the school, met their classmates, and prepared themselves for the first day of classes on August 26. Many new students returned with their families in the evening for New Family Orientation with a cookout and program. (Photo courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Help Fill Items on the Gala Wish List!

The DeLaSalle Christian Brothers’ Gala, which is the school’s only and largest student scholarship fundraiser, is Saturday, October 12 – and organizers need YOUR help to gather auction items to make this year’s event the most enchanted in our history! The wish list of items includes gift cards, event tickets, artwork, activities, and themed baskets. Look at the wish list and see what sparks your interest. Please contact Gala coordinator Brenda Irvin with questions.

Daytime Student Parking Permits on Sale

DeLaSalle students can park on Nicollet Island with a parking permit the school is selling on behalf of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. MPRB owns the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge and the $265 permit allows students to park in the lot on school days from 6:00am-4:00pm. Students can stop in the Main Office to learn more and purchase a permit.

Cheer On the Islanders All Season

If you are a regular attendee at our sporting events, buying an all athletic event pass may be right for you! For $50 this pass will get one adult into our home regular season football, volleyball, basketball and wrestling events. Click here to purchase one online or you can buy one at the entry of any home event.

Islanders Gain Global Perspective on Costa Rica Trip

Twenty-two DeLaSalle students studied the culture and explored one of the world’s most unique biological ecosystems this summer during an academic trip through the Global Advantage Program. Science teacher Mary Lenz, Spanish teacher Lucienne Nagel, and Social Studies teacher Paul Sczepanski led the class in Costa Rica in June. Continue reading

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