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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Loving God,
You speak to us and nourish us
through the life of this Church

May those who are opening their
hearts and minds to your call be
encouraged and strengthened
through our enthusiasm in your


Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!


Daily Digest




In the news…

DeLaSalle will observe the feast of All Saints Day with a school Mass on Friday, November 1, following the first-period class, in the Florance Center. School chaplain Fr. Bruno Nwachukwu will celebrate the Mass. The Mass will incorporate a traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ritual, as Lasallian Ministry has invited students and community members to bring a framed photo of a loved one who has passed away to be included in an ofrenda table. After the Mass, the photos will be moved to the display case on the second floor of the B building for the month of November.

Students, if you have questions about the ofrenda, please see Mr. Rogers in B215 or in the Lasallian Ministry Office.

Book Drive · Lasallian Ministry is holding a children’s book drive during National Respect for Life Month. During the month of October, 1st-hour classes will collect books for infants through children in 3rd grade.

Baby Drive · The DeLaSalle community is holding a baby drive for Abria, a Minneapolis-based agency that supports expectant and new mothers. Needed items can be donated in the portable crib located in Albers Atrium.

These drives will continue until Friday, November 1. Thank you for your generous support as we bring awareness to issues respecting all life.

Join the Coding Club today from 3-4:30 in A213. We will be programming Spheros through a maze.

See Mr. Pearson if you have any questions.

All are welcome to join Lasallian Ministry for Mass with Father Bruno on Tuesday mornings at 8:00AM in the school chapel. The chapel is located in Christian Brothers Hall through the Lasallian Ministry office.

Twin Cities Lasallian schools are joining together to raise awareness and help fight homelessness as we join in activities and a night spent together sleeping outside!

When: Friday, November 8 – Saturday, November 9
Where: Cretin-Derham Hall
Time: Bus will depart from De at 8:30pm Friday and return at 7:15am Saturday
Participant Donation: $15. Money collected will go to Twin Cities programs that assist area homeless.

Participants, students and adults, will be sleeping outside, so plan accordingly. Warm clothes, tents, sleeping bags will be needed!

Interested students should contact Ms. Stecklein by Tuesday, November 5.

Night to Fight Schedule:

  • 8:30pm Depart from De
  • 9:00 pm Welcome, Set Up Tents, Hospitality (Soup, Bread, Beverage)
  • 9:45 pm Prayer
  • 10:00 pm Homelessness Speaker
  • 11:00 pm Games/Icebreakers
  • 12:30 pm Bedtime
  • 6:00 am Wake Up & Pack Up
  • 6:15 am Breakfast (Hot Chocolate & Donuts)
  • 6:30 am Prayer
  • 6:45 am Students depart
  • 7:15am Bus returns to De

The Activities Office is in the process of creating an Athlete Leadership Team. The purpose of this team is to assist in the efforts of improving and sustaining a culture of positive school pride in our Lasallian Catholic tradition; as well as excellence in servant leadership, team cohesiveness, and perseverance. We will discuss a number of topics regarding team culture, school culture, mental toughness, teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, etc. These topics will be applied through various activities within the DeLaSalle community. We hope that the students involved in this team will learn to become positive role models and overall influential leaders throughout life.

The application for the Athlete Leadership Team is open to 10th-12th grade students. We plan to meet twice a month, during lunch periods. If you are interested in participating in the Athlete Leadership Team we ask that you fill out the following application by Friday, November 1st. We will select the team members within two weeks of the deadline, you will be notified via email if you are selected.

Athlete Leadership Team Application

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Keelie Sorensen or Ms. Kai Brinson in the Activities Office.

Current sophomores and juniors can apply now to study in Italy or Peru next summer through the Global Advantage Program.

DeLaSalle will host a class in Italy from June 7-19 that will explore “Studio Art and European History.” The trip costs $3,500 and students can apply here. Applications are due by Monday, November 25.

A separate class will look at public health through a lens of climate change and its impact on indigenous populations in Peru from June 22-July 5. The trip costs $3,500 and students can apply here.

Please see Mr. Casey with any questions.

Students are invited to consider participating in a weeklong service immersion trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The trip is July 19-24 and costs $450. Students will connect with and better understand the Lakota culture through projects such as home repair, painting, and gardening, hosting a daily children’s program, and partnering with local organizations already serving the Lakota. Students will earn 40 Christian Service hours. You can learn more about the trip here.

Winter sports are just around the corner! DeLaSalle students who wish to participate in a winter sport must register for the sport before it holds its first practice. Students received an email with a registration link and season start dates. As a reminder, DeLaSalle students must have a current physical (current within the last three years) and Minnesota State High School League eligibility statement on file with the Activities Office before they can participate in a sport. DeLaSalle offers winter sports in boys’ and girls’ basketball, JV competition cheer, boys’ and girls’ hockey, sideline cheer, boys’ swimming, and wrestling. Our hockey, wrestling, and swimming teams are co-op programs with other schools.

Learn more about our athletic programs here. Contact the Activities Office with questions.