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Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, November 8, 2019

In this issue…
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates National Honor Society Induction, National Scholars, and other Academic Honors
  • DeLaSalle Day of Giving A Huge Success!
  • Parenting Expert Presents at Monday’s Parent Association Meeting
  • Ninth Graders Participate in Class Retreat Tuesday
  • DeLaSalle Theatre Fall Play Opens Thursday
  • DeLaSalle Hosts College Information Night in Spanish; Noche de información universitaria en español
  • DeLaSalle Remembers Longtime Volunteer and Friend Joeffre Kolosky
  • Important Upcoming Dates & Events
  • Dean of Students Shares Winter Uniform Reminders
  • Reminder about Student Drop-off, Pick-up Procedures; No Parking Allowed on West Island Avenue
  • Nicollet Island Pavilion Overflow Parking Lot Unavailable Wednesday
  • How to Fulfill Work Service Hours
DeLaSalle Celebrates National Honor Society Induction, National Scholars, and Other Academic Honors

DeLaSalle congratulates those students who earned academic recognition and induction into the National Honor Society at the November 6 Academic Awards ceremony. The school inducted 66 students into the National Honor Society. In addition to the National Honor Society induction ceremony, DeLaSalle also recognized a total of 370 students in grades 10-11-12 for outstanding academic performance in the past year. Continue reading

DeLaSalle Day of Giving A Huge Success!
Thank you to all who supported DeLaSalle during our Day of Giving on Wednesday, November 6. We are excited to announce that we raised $135,000 for our students, teachers, and mission (up from $115,000 in 2018). The total number of donors, parent donors, student donors, and alumni classes represented all increased from the year before. Continue reading
Parenting Expert Presents at Monday’s Parent Association Meeting

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 – especially moms. The Parent Association meets from 6:30-8:00pm and all DeLaSalle parents are invited. This month’s meeting has been moved to the Thies Lab (D207) because of a previously scheduled event in our regular meeting space, the Schulze Learning Lab. As always, there will be good food and even better conversation.

Ninth Graders Participate in Retreat Tuesday

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.

DeLaSalle Theatre Fall Play Opens Thursday
The award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre presents its fall play “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” Performances are the next two Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center. Find ticket information here. 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. 
DeLaSalle Hosts College Information Night in Spanish / Noche de información universitaria en español

DeLaSalle will host a College Planning Information Night in Spanish on Wednesday, November 13, from 6:30-8:00pm, in the Schulze Lab (D104). Fabiola Diaz, an admissions representative from Anoka Ramsey Community College, will answer questions and present about:

  • The cost of college – tuition, financial aid and scholarships
  • Applications
  • DREAM Act
  • 4-year, 2-year, and technical school options

Los consejeros de universidad en DeLaSalle están emocionados para presentar una noche de información sobre universidad en español. Les invitamos en miercoles, 13 de noviembre, para una presentación de 6:30-8:00pm en D104. Fabiola Diaz, quien trabaja en admisiones en Anoka Ramsey Community College, contestará preguntas y presentará en:

  • Costo de universidad: matrícula, becas, y subsidios
  • Aplicaciones
  • FAFSA (Aplicación para Ayuda Financiera)
  • Acto de Sueno (DREAM Act)
  • Opciones universitarias de 4 años, 2 años, y universidades técnicas

Esperamos verte en la reunion!

DeLaSalle Remembers Longtime Volunteer and Friend Joeffre Kolosky
Please join the DeLaSalle community in remembering Joeffre Kolosky, the home volleyball and basketball scoreboard operator since 2000, who died November 1 in a car accident in North Branch. Joeffre first filled in when DeLaSalle needed someone to run the clock for a volleyball game in which his niece, Erin ‘02, played – and he became a staple at home games. DeLaSalle honored Joeffre as part of its “Dig Cancer” initiative at the October 3 Homecoming volleyball game as he continued to fight non-Hodgkins lymphoma which had progressed into stomach cancer. In addition to his scoreboard duties, Joeffre financially supported DeLaSalle for years as he truly appreciated all of his interactions with athletes and other students and staff. We shared the news of his death with students at the beginning of each lunch period Friday and offered a prayer for Joeffre and his family. Let perpetual light shine upon him…

Important Upcoming Dates & Events

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

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.

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Tuesday, November 26

The DeLaSalle community will gather for a prayer service to reflect and give thanks we enter the Thanksgiving season.

Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASSES

November 27-29

There are no classes as we observe the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish all DeLaSalle students and families a blessed and safe Thanksgiving with loved ones.

Immaculate Conception Mass

Friday, December 6, 9:00am, Florance Center

DeLaSalle students and staff will celebrate Mass in recognition of the Immaculate Conception, in which the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. The Mass will also celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Around DeLaSalle

It takes only six minutes for someone to die of blood loss – and Islanders learned and practiced a lifesaving technique in Health class that will help stop bleeding in a severely injured person. M Health Fairview staff led Islanders in the Stop the Bleed training that taught students how to apply a tourniquet and pack a wound. (Photo courtesy: Kristin Lundstrum, DeLaSalle staff)

Dean of Students Share Winter Uniform Reminders

As the weather gets colder, the Deans of Students remind students and families of the following uniform policies. As always, you can find the uniform policy on pages 9-11 of the Student-Parent Handbook.

  • 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.

Reminder about Student Drop-off, Pick-up Procedures; No Parking Allowed on West Island Avenue

Thank you for partnering with us to provide a safe environment for students, staff, and community members, who travel in, near, and around DeLaSalle. We ask you to note and follow these morning drop-off and afternoon pickup protocols.

  • Two dozen school buses and vehicles arrive at DeLaSalle each morning; these vehicles have the right-of-way on the drive in front of DeLaSalle. Parents/guardians arriving at school with their children should drop off on the curbside closest to school and NOT use the visitor parking spaces. Please note that following drop-off, vehicles should NOT travel back through the school parking lot and should exit via West Island Avenue.
  • In the afternoon, buses are the only vehicles allowed to pick up students on the drive in front of the school. The City of Minneapolis has installed “15-minute loading zone” street signs on West Island Avenue that allow parents/guardians to temporarily wait along the curb closest to the school to pick up their children. Please be courteous to our Island neighbors and others who use the Island by pulling as close to the curb as possible to let other vehicles pass. Parents may not leave their parked vehicle on West Island Avenue as police may issue citations nor may vehicles stage on the curb closest to the Mississippi River.

Nicollet Island Pavilion Overflow Parking Lot Unavailable Wednesday

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.

How to Fulfill Work Service Hours

As a reminder, all students who received need-based financial aid for the 2019-20 school year must complete ten hours of work service this school year. Students or families may contact Kate Goeddeke in the Main Office at 612-676-7600 to schedule their work service. Students can complete their required time in two-hour shifts that are available most days after school, 3:15pm to 5:15pm. During work service, students help DeLaSalle staff with tasks such as general cleaning: emptying trash and recycling, vacuuming, and more.

“I have plans of hope and prosperity for you” Jeremiah 29:11
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