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Friday, November 8, 2019

May God the Father who made us bless us.
May God the Son send his healing among us.
May God the Holy Spirit move within us and
give us eyes to see with, ears to hear with,
and hands that your work might be done.
May we walk and preach the word of God to all.
May the angel of peace watch over us and
lead us at last by God’s grace to the Kingdom.

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


Daily Digest




  • TBD  Varsity Competitive Cheer: Jaguar Jam Competition @ Bloomington Jefferson High School


*For the most up-to-date information about athletic competitions, matches, or games, please refer to the DeLaSalle’s Activities website and calendar.


In the news…

DeLaSalle students who were not present for Picture Day in August or who wish to have their picture retaken may do so today. A photographer from Lifetouch will be on campus and students may have their photo taken during their lunch period. 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.

As the weather gets colder please remember the following uniform policies in order to help you stay warm:

  • For extra warmth students need to wear a DeLaSalle uniform sweater, sweatshirt or quarter-zip sweatshirt. Students are not permitted to wear non-uniform sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets, scarves, gloves, hats or any other outdoor attire during the school day. All non-uniform items should be stored in your locker during the school day.
  • Students may wear black leggings and/or solid black or white tights or nylons underneath a uniform skirt. Students should refrain from wearing sweatpants or jogger style leggings.

LEAP (Lasallians for Equity And Peace) will meet again tomorrow during all lunch periods in room D104 (south side). This week’s topic is a discussion about the Death Penalty. All are welcome. Pick up your lunch and come directly to the commons. Hope to see you there.

So many of us LIVE for music. We use it to get hyped for work-out sessions in the gym. We use it to uplift our feelings when we are feeling down. We use it to just tone out and relax from time to time, taking a break from the pressures of life.

We would like to invite you to channel some energy and create some music with us. We want to create a space for people to collaborate and share their talents with music.

What we envision is a group of people that gets together and writes lyrics on a regular basis. This would eventually blossom into different projects, different collaborations with musicians, and a whole bunch of great songs.

Come meet for a few minutes tomorrow, if you are interested. We’ll meet in A210 at 3:10. The meeting should last about 15 minutes. If you have any questions, ask Mathew Seawood (Student Facilitator) or Mr. Homan (Staff Moderator).

Thanks to everyone who helped bring in books for the Respect for Life Month book drive. Together we were able to bring in 430 books!! Books will be donated to Mary’s Place, People Serving People, Abria Pregnancy Center and Lucy Laney school.

Thanks to everyone who donated!!

Parents—do you have a lot on your plate?  Join the Parent Association on Monday as we welcome anthropologist Dr. Solveig Brown, who will present the latest research on keeping kids safe and healthy; managing screen time and social media; curbing entitlement; the pressure on achievement and so much more.  You will come away with a better understanding of how cultural changes have increased feelings of pressure, guilt, and judgment for parents. The Parent Association meets from 6:30-8:00pm and all DeLaSalle parents are invited.

As always, there will be good food and even better conversation.

Every year, students in each grade participate in an all-day class retreat on Tuesday, November 12 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.

Due to a non-DeLaSalle event, the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot will not be available for parking on Wednesday. In any event where students are not able to park in the Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow lot, students may NOT park in a DeLaSalle parking lot. Students without a valid DeLaSalle parking permit risk a restrictive boot or tow if they choose to park in the main school parking lot. Park Board permit holders are allowed to park at the Boom Island pay lot on days where Nicollet Island Pavilion events prevent them from parking in the overflow pay lot.

Estudiantes y Familias Hispanohablantes (9th-12th), los Consejeros de Universidad están emocionados para presentar una noche de información sobre universidad en Español.

Noche de Información Universitaria para Estudiantes y Familias

  • Hispanohablantes Costo de Universidad- Matrícula, Becas, y Subsidios
  • Applicaciones
  • FAFSA (Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera)
  • Acto de Sueno (DREAM Act)
  • Opciones Universitarias de 4 años, 2 años, y universidades técnicas

Fecha: Miércoles 13 de Noviembre

Hora: 6:30pm-8:00p

Lugar: Sala D104 (Schulze Learning Lab)

Esperamos verte en la reunion. Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor viene a la oficina de consejo y habla con un consejero de universidad.

Spanish-Speaking Students & Families (9th-12th), your college advisors are very excited to host a college planning event in the Spanish language.

College Information Night for Spanish-Speaking Students & Families

  • Cost of College-Tuition, Grants, Scholarships
  • Applications
  • DREAM Act
  • 4-year, 2-year, and technical college options

Date: Wednesday, November 13

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: Room D104 (Schulze Learning Lab)

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the Guidance Office and speak to a College Advisor.

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.

Fireside Catholic Publishing is hosting an essay contest for seniors who “put their faith into action” daily.

Only 1 student per school may enter this national contest for $1,000. Theology Faculty will choose one essay to represent DeLaSalle from the essays submitted. If you are interested please submit a 2-page maximum essay with no mention of your school or location on the following topic: “How is your Religious Education Influencing your Life?”

Submissions are due to Brother Dylan in Room B214 no later than November 25.

Practices for many winter sports start next week! Keep up to date with DeLaSalle’s Winter Sports Practice Information. Contact the Activities Office with questions.

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.