Thursday, April 9, 2020
A Holy Thursday Prayer – From Creighton University
you gather me in this upper room with your son,
to be fed by your love.
At that supper, Jesus told us to “love one another”
and I know that is the heart of his gift,
his sacrifice for me.
I ask that I might find the source of my own heart,
the meaning for my own life,
in that Eucharist.
Guide me to the fullness of your love and life.
We ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever
In the news…
Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.” ― Gillian Anderson
To learn more about “Spring into Action” and Young Lasallians in RELAN, visit http://lasallian.info/lasallian-family/young-lasallians/.
Join us April 6-9 for a special version of Islander Spirit Week! Student Council and the Activities Office have teamed up to create several fun theme days to help build community and share our school spirit.
- Monday, April 6: Islander Spirit Day
- Tuesday, April 7: Social Distance Squad Day
- Wednesday, April 8: Jersey/Sports Gear Day
- Thursday, April 9: Purple Pride
Students are encouraged to dress in the theme of the day and share a picture via the Islanders course in Canvas.
At all times – whether on campus or in DeLaSalle Online School – we are a community of faith. Many of you have expressed a desire to gather in prayer as a school community and we will do so with a virtual Holy Thursday prayer service today.
Lasallian Ministry is preparing the prayer service, which will be broadcast to students via Google Meet at the end of their 7th period class today. This particular prayer service will prepare us for the end of Lent and the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
We invite you to submit your prayer intentions here. Intentions will be added to the Book of Prayers, which we continue to maintain in the school chapel and may be included in the prayer service.
We understand that the coronavirus pandemic and transition to Online School has led to missed opportunities to gather, compete and support each other through our robust Student Activities program. In an effort to engage our community virtually, the Student Activities office has created the Islander Cup competition – and we invite you to participate!
Look in the Islanders course in Canvas for a daily challenge that will be posted by 8:00am each weekday from April 6-May 1. Islanders have until 11:00pm to complete and submit the challenge. Challenges include Mindfulness Monday, Transformation Tuesday, Workout Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, and Fitness Friday. Students can earn points for completing the challenge and those who submit photos or videos may be featured on the school’s social media channels or in the yearbook. (Parents – not on Canvas yet? Click here for instructions on how to create an account.)
Are you looking for a way to support your community? Lasallian Ministry is organizing a card writing campaign to provide some cheer for those residents at Catholic Eldercare who are unable to accept visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 150 residents, including several retired Christian Brothers, live at Catholic Eldercare in northeast Minneapolis. We encourage you to send a card with a thoughtful note, signed with your first name or “your friend from DeLaSalle High School.”
Joseph Rogers, a Lasallian Volunteer and Theology teacher, will collect the cards and deliver them after Easter.
Please mail your card to:
Christian Brothers Community
27 Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tech support will be available by emailing email@example.com or by calling 612.676.7678. When leaving a voicemail, please remember to include your name, a number at which you can be reached, and a brief overview of your question. Additionally, the Islanders Course has a new button on its home page, and we will house tips and reminders that will help you during Online School.
Several different applications will be pushed out to your iPad, including but not limited to: Google Meet, Flipgrid, Ed Puzzle, Genius Scan, and Khan Academy. If there is not enough space on your device, you must delete personal apps/photos and videos to make room for these school apps. Students should not delete any of these apps as you will be using them during DeLaSalle Online School.
The Tech Department will address any student issues as soon as possible, but please be patient as we work to support all students in having a successful online school experience.
Take some time to look at the Guidance Department‘s resources in Canvas. From your Canvas dashboard, click the Islanders course. Then, click Guidance. Within this area, you will find 5 buttons that will redirect you. *These resources will have ongoing changes and additions.
- Counselors – school counselor, and /or college advisor, as well as other support staff assignments.
- Naviance – the login page
- College Planning – tasks that will help your student with college planning by grade level
- Family Resources – specific to the stress and anxiety some may be experiencing during this time
- Online Learning – resources to help with the online school transition
We are happy to continue to support those members of our community in need during this difficult time. DeLaSalle will provide meal assistance to those who need it, including students who receive free and reduced meal benefits. Cafe staff will prepare and transportation drivers will deliver meals next week to students. If you need additional assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has suspended participation in all spring activities until May 4. The suspension includes all practices, training, and competitions. Additionally, we are announcing updates to several scheduled school events:
- The Enrollment Orientation for the Class of 2024 scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been postponed. The activities scheduled for that program will still occur with details to be determined.
- The Junior-Senior Prom scheduled for Saturday, April 25 has been postponed.
- The Starry Night Prom scheduled for Saturday, May 2 has been canceled.
- The Advanced Placement (AP) Board has announced that exams will not be held in person as scheduled in May, but they are looking into alternatives for students to still participate. Students who are or have been enrolled in an AP course this year will receive a separate communication with additional information.
- As of now, Commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 remain scheduled for Thursday, May 21, at the Basilica of Saint Mary. We continue evaluating the feasibility of this event and will share additional updates at a later time.
The April Driver’s Education classroom course and behind-the-wheel appointments have been postponed. Students who have registered for that course, which was to begin April 6th, will be automatically enrolled in the replacement session (dates TBD) or request a refund by contacting Ray Kroll at 612.819.9645.