by klundstrum | | Source

Monday, January 6, 2020

A Prayer to Begin a Semester · from Xavier University
Lord, as we prepare for the coming of a new semester, make us ready, attentive and available to hear you.
Thank You for the gift of being able to rise each day with the assurance that You walk through it with us.
Thank You for the gifts of creativity and uniqueness, and the energy to put them to good use.
May all that we are today, all that we try to do today, may all our encounters, reflections, even the frustrations and failings all be place in your hands.
May the work we do and the way we do it, bring new hope, new life, and courage to all we come in contact with this semester. We thank you, Lord. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever!

 

Daily Digest

ENTREE: PANCAKES/WAFFLE/FRENCH TOAST, SAUSAGE LINKS, FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE, MILK
A LA CARTE: YOGURT, GRANOLA BARS, ASSORTED BEVERAGES

ENTREE: SWEET N SOUR CHICKEN SERVED OVER BROWN RICE
A LA CARTE: CAESAR SALADS; TURKEY AND CHEESE ON KAISER

 

In the news…

We hope that each of you has enjoyed a restful and restorative break filled with special moments with your friends and family. As we enter the second semester, we want you to take a moment to review the following Uniform Guidelines:

  • Sweaters and Sweatshirts: Only the uniform sweatshirt or sweater can be worn or carried for extra warmth. Students are not permitted to wear or carry out-of-uniform sweatshirts during the day.
  • Outdoor attire such as coats, jackets, gloves, and scarves are not permitted during the school day.
  • Undershirts: Long sleeve shirts may not be worn under short sleeve uniform shirts. If you are wearing a v-neck or cardigan sweater a uniform shirt needs to be worn underneath. Turtlenecks must have the DeLaSalle logo and be solid black or white in color.
  • Pants: Pants must be full length and not rolled at the bottom cuff. Capri pants are not approved uniform attire. Pants must be appropriately sized.
  • Skirts: Skirt length must reach the top of the knee. Tights, leggings, and nylons are strongly recommended during cold weather months. These items may be worn underneath the skirt for warmth, but they must be opaque, not patterned. Tights may be black or white; nylons can be white, black or skin-tone. Black leggings can be worn under the skirt, but they must be ankle length.
  • Shoes: Boots are permitted, but the height should not exceed mid-calf. Slippers or slipper-like shoes are not permitted as well.

For additional guidelines please review pages 8-10 in the Student-Parent Handbook. As a reminder, the uniform loaner closet has moved to the Administration Office (D-200). If you have questions regarding your school uniform please contact Mr. Lemon or Ms. Gillund at deansoffice@delasalle.com.

Students and staff are invited to visit the chapel during the school day for quiet prayer and reflection, especially this week as the Christmas season continues. The chapel is located in Christian Brothers Hall above the Lasallian Ministry office.

We invite prospective students and their families to join us at our Winter Open House to learn more about DeLaSalle’s mission and vision and hear from teachers in each department about our college preparatory curriculum. You can also learn about our Catholic, Lasallian heritage, student activities, financial aid, and more.

Because we will need to set up for the Open House and clean the entire campus earlier in the afternoon, we ask that all students not involved in work service or a previously scheduled, after school activity please leave campus immediately after school on Wednesday. The Library, D104, and the entire B building will be closed at 3:15 p.m on Wednesday. Thank you for understanding this request and making plans now to go home immediately after school on the 8th.

Today from 6:30-8:00pm in the Schulze Learning Lab, we will welcome back members of the DeLaSalle class of 2019 to our young alumni panel! They are fresh from their first semesters of college and full of fascinating perspectives. This meeting is an annual favorite and offers parents the chance to ask questions covering college choices, application processes, first-year surprises, what they might do differently, and how they would advise current De students/parents who are considering their own college options. This meeting is worth attending every year as this journey is always changing, and these students always have something new to share.

DeLaSalle Student Activities is piloting Remind, a messaging app that will help bridge gaps in communication among teams, coaches and moderators, student-athletes, and parents. The app can be used by both parents and guardians as well as students. Remind is grouped in “classes” and you can sign up to receive communications for any team on which your child participates. Some programs have individual teams listed (ex: Varsity, JV, or C), others have individual teams plus a program-wide “class” in order to communicate with all teams at once. Click here for instructions on how to download the app and sign up.

We extended our hoodie collection for Go93.5 DJBonics If you have gently used or new sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters or any extra layer of outerwear, please deliver to the Lasallian Ministry office. We currently have close to 250 items and welcome more through Friday, January 10.

Students can register now for the next driver’s ed class, which will be taught in April. The class is offered by Driver’s Education Incorporated from April 6-9, 13-17, and 20. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here to apply.

DeLaSalle’s athletic trainer, Cindy Schlafmann, is available to meet with and provide training support to student-athletes. She works in the athletic training office in the Main Gym.

Her winter athletic training hours are:

  • Monday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Tuesday – Friday: 3:15-4:15pm

Any students who experience an injury during their sport should connect with Cindy before returning to play. If you need her outside of her scheduled hours, you may email Cindy.

Young women from DeLaSalle are invited to broaden their range of college options by participating in a summer program at one of 11 schools, including several Ivy League institutions, through the Joyce Ivy Foundation. Applications are due March 1 for the Summer Scholars Program, which provides full or partial scholarships based on merit and financial need. ]

Participating schools include Barnard; Brown; Cornell; Emory; Harvard; Johns Hopkins; MIT; Smith; Stanford; Washington University; and Yale.

The Guidance Office encourages students to apply for these college scholarships:

  • The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program. Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school.
  • Graduating seniors in the Class of 2020 with a minimum 3.0-grade point average and a composite ACT score of 18 can apply for a Wallin Education Partners scholarship. The scholarship includes up to $16,000 over four years for students attending a four-year public or private institution in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, or any historically black college or university (HBCU) in the country.