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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, November 1, 2019

In this issue…
  • Huge Crowd Attends First Open House; Student Visits and Parent Tours Filling Daily
  • DeLaSalle Hosts Day of Giving Wednesday
  • Students Honored with Academic Awards, National Honor Society Induction
  • Classes Start Two Hours Late Thursday
  • Students May Have Pictures Retaken Friday
  • Islanders Join Lasallian Night to Fight Homelessness
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
Huge Crowd Attends First Open House; Student Visits and Parent Tours Filling Daily
This week, DeLaSalle welcomed 260 prospective students, accompanied by their families, to our first Open House for the year.  This was an incredible turnout and right in line with the large attendance in recent years. These families came to look at De from 78 different middle school backgrounds across the Twin Cities. The entire De teaching staff and over 80 student ambassadors were proud to share the mission, community, programming, curriculum, and goals of the school with future Islanders.  

We also began our “Islander for a Day” student visit program this week, in which prospective students spend a day paired with a current student at DeLaSalle.  Over 110 students have signed up for visits in the first six days of the program, and over 175 families have already scheduled visits through the month of November.  Continue reading

DeLaSalle Hosts Day of Giving Wednesday
The Day of Giving is 24 hours to make a big impact for our students. If at least 100 families give, an anonymous parent will contribute an additional $6,000 to the Brother Michael Collins Fund for student scholarships. We are asking students to bring a dollar (or more) to help contribute; if students can raise $500, then all students will earn a free dessert on Thursday, November 7. Continue reading
Students Honored with Academic Awards, National Honor Society Induction Wednesday
DeLaSalle celebrates student academic achievement at the annual Academic Awards reception and National Honor Society induction on Wednesday, November 6. DeLaSalle will induct 66 students into the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. At the same time, students will receive an academic pin if they earned a place on the Honor Roll during both semesters of the 2018-19 school year, and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters. The school community will gather for a Pepfest at the end of the school day November 6 to recognize students for their academic accomplishment.
Classes Start Two Hours Late Thursday

Classes on Thursday, November 7, will begin at 10:30am, two hours later than scheduled, as staff participate in professional development. Morning transportation routes will also run two hours later than normal.

Students May Have Pictures Retaken Friday

Picture Retake Day will be held on Friday, November 8. Picture Retake Day is for DeLaSalle students who were not present for Picture Day in August or who wish to have their picture retaken. Students who wish to have their picture retaken must bring their original photo package. Print order forms are available in the Main Office or families may order pictures on the Lifetouch website using the DeLaSalle PIcture ID EVTHG7Q3H.  

Islanders Join Lasallian Night to Fight Homelessness

DeLaSalle students will join their peers from other Twin Cities Lasallian schools in sleeping outside at Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday, November 8 to raise awareness and help fight homelessness in our community. Interested students should contact Nicole Stecklein in the Lasallian Ministry office by Tuesday to sign up. The evening includes presentations about homelessness in the Twin Cities, prayer, and sleeping outside. A bus will take students from DeLaSalle to the event Friday night and return to the school Saturday morning.

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

Parent Association Meeting

Monday, November 11, 6:30-8:00pm, Schulze Lab (D104)

All DeLaSalle parents are invited to join us for the monthly Parent Association meeting as we welcome anthropologist and author Dr. Solveig Brown, who presents “The Parent Pressure Load.” Dr. Brown is the author of “All On One Plate” and has given keynotes and workshops to Fortune 500 companies, leadership and academic conferences, as well as community organizations. Her presentation will provide effective parenting strategies. As always, there will be good food and even better conversation.

Ninth Grade Retreat

Tuesday, November 12

Every year, students in each grade participate in an all-day class retreat as part of their DeLaSalle education. These retreats, which are organized through Lasallian Ministry, help build class unity and allow students to deepen their faith and knowledge of their place in the world. The 9th grade retreat will help students reflect on the value of respect. Students must pack their own lunch for the day.

Fall Play – Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

November 14-16, 21-23, 7:30pm, Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center

The award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre presents its fall play. In this original adaptation from the novel by Jules Verne Professor Aronnax, Helena Conseil, and Ned Land, are tasked with discovering what is attacking ships across the oceans in 1866. What they find is the uncanny submarine, Nautilus, and its captain, the mysterious Nemo. Their undersea journey shows our heroes the possibilities of science and the dark depths of the human mind. Combining music, song and unique staging, this is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Reserved tickets cost $15; general admission costs $10, and non-DeLaSalle students and senior citizens pay $7. DeLaSalle students earn free admission with their school ID. (Purchase reserved tickets here)

Academic Mentor Meeting

Tuesday, November 19

All students will meet with their academic mentor following their first period class to check in on their academic progress.

Parents in Prayer

Tuesday, November 19, 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.

Out of Uniform Day

Wednesday, November 20

Students may purchase a wristband for the privilege to dress out of uniform. Wristbands will be sold during lunches before the out of uniform day and before school that morning. Students must follow the out of uniform guidelines in the Student-Parent Handbook. DeLaSalle shares a third of all out of uniform wristband sales with Mwangaaza College, a postsecondary Lasallian trade school in Kenya.

Around DeLaSalle

Matthew Seawood ‘20 recently collected nearly 600 pounds of clothing that he donated to Turning Leaf Thrift Store, a service of the Brooklyn Center-based nonprofit CEAP, Community Emergency Assistance Programs. CCX Media, which reports on community news in the northwest suburbs, reported Matthew’s story this week – watch it here. (Screengrab courtesy: CCX Media)
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