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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Life and Dignity of the Human Person Prayer

God of all life,
Help us to appreciate the great gift that is human life
formed in your image, a reflection of your holiness.
Help us to recognize you
in all whom you have created:
children not yet born,
families affected by poverty and war,
people of different abilities,
 people from other lands, and
all who are victims of hatred and racism.
Help us to bear witness to the dignity of all whom you have created,
regardless of stage of life,
or wealth,
or ability,
or color, or creed,
for every person is fully equal in your loving eyes.
Share with us your holy knowledge
that we are all your children,
each bestowed with inherent dignity.
May your justice reign forever!


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

Daily Digest

Today is the second day of the Gold Cohort schedule:

  • Period 5: 8:30-9:50
  • Period 6/WIN: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 7: 11:30-1:30
  • Period 8: 1:40-3:00

Students will participate in online learning and there are no formal classes scheduled. Please review these student expectations for online learning days. 



If you wish to order lunch, please complete this form in your first class period of the day so we can get an accurate count of how many lunches to prepare. Please enter your FIRST and LAST NAME on the form.

Which lunch wave am I in?

  • 3:00pm: Cross country all conference championship @ St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park
  • 4:30pm: Girls’ C soccer vs. St. Anthony Village @ Nieman Athletic Complex (Ft. Snelling)
  • 4:30pm: Boys’ B soccer vs. St. Anthony Village @ Nieman Athletic Complex (Ft. Snelling)
  • 5:00pm: Girls’ JV soccer @ Richfield
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity soccer @ Richfield


In the news…

DeLaSalle will administer the ACT exam to registered seniors today. Those 12th graders who are not registered for the exam are excused from classes and should use the time for college planning.

All other students will have classes today. All students NOT testing should be prepared for:

  1. Maintaining a serious and quiet enviroment in the hallways.
  2. Plan accordingly for hallway closures.
    • Hallway outside of B301 and B302
    • Hallway in back of theatre to D117,
    • Hallway in front of D104.
    • Please plan an alternate route to class if you use these hallways. If you have class in any of these rooms during testing your teacher will give you an alternate location for your class that day.

Thank you for working together to create a positive and supportive testing environment for our seniors.

Thanks to our robust partnership between parents, students, and staff, we’ve successfully finished five weeks of the 2020-21 school year with a hybrid model of instruction.  As you know, our model was formed in large part by parent and student feedback throughout the summer.  We thank you for your helpful perspectives, and we have repeatedly witnessed your strong support for our students, staff and other.families. Together, we move forward, and we will continue to look out for each other’s well being. As part of our collaboration, we once again invite all DeLaSalle families to join school leadership in a virtual listening session on Thursday, October 8 at 6:00pm (with a Spanish speaking session at 7:00pm).  We will share several important updates in addition to reviewing some important lessons we have learned from the first weeks of school.  For many of our new Islander families, we will also preview the many useful benefits of setting up a Canvas Observer account to track your child’s academic progress.  Thank you for making time in your busy schedule to join us via Google Meet at 6:00pm on Thursday!  Please note: Our capacity on Google Meet is capped at 250 participants. We will share a recording of the Meet for those unable to participate in the October 9 “Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle.”

Good luck to the girls’ tennis team as they begin playoffs today! The Islanders are on the road at Burnsville at 4:00pm in the opening round of the 16-team tournament.

Wherever you are in the college prep process, enjoy the company of your fellow seniors and your college advisors while you work on your college applications in a lively Google meet – October Madness style. Share what you know with others or just join the community of other seniors as you plug away at this task. The first of these work sessions is scheduled for tomorrow from 3:10-4:10pm via Google Meet.

Join us as we recognize and lift up the dignity and sanctity of life with the following opportunities:

  • Baby Item Drive: New baby items (diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.) can be dropped off in the pack and play located in Albers Atrium. Items will be donated to Abria Pregnancy Life Center
  • Sock Drive: Each grade level will compete together to bring in the most socks to donate to St. Stephen’s Shelter and Sharing and Caring Hands. NEW socks (in their original packaging) can be dropped off in the bins located in the Albers Atrium.

Come join us after school this Tuesday and Thursday.

  • On Tuesday, we’ll have a distanced garden party! Meet in the back vegetable garden by the athletic field. We will be putting our gardens to sleep and harvesting all crops. Bring garden gloves if you have them. We will enjoy  hot chocolate and cookies as well.
  • On Thursday, we will meet at 3:00 in front of school. Kate Clayton from Friends of the Mississippi will be helping us clean out the front gardens and identify invasive plants. Please join us if you can. We will also share in community cocoa and cookies. Dress for outdoor work.

Homecoming Movie Night will happen this Wednesday at 7:00pm on the athletic field. Student Council will provide drinks & snacks, please bring a lawn chair or blankets, and masks are required. If you want to participate, please sign up here.

Meet with admissions representatives from over 600 colleges at the first ever virtual College Fairs. The fairs are scheduled on Monday, October 12, from 1:00-9:00pm, and on Sunday, October 18, from 12:00-8:00pm (click on the date to see which colleges will be participating and how to register).

Parents and students are encouraged to attend and spend some time learning about each school, connect, and ask questions.

Learn all about financial aid at our virtual Financial Aid Planning Night on Monday, October 19, from 7:00-8:00pm. This presentation prepares students, parents and caretakers on the many options for paying for college. Take away tools for navigating the new FAFSA; applying to colleges, researching scholarships, grants and loan options; all in a way that makes sense for your family. Joy Rockwell, associate director of financial aid at Saint Mary’s University, will present. Look for the Google Meet code on the Guidance page of the Islanders course in Canvas, which will also include links to resources from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Ms. Rockwell’s presentation.

This month we are celebrating Latino heritage. Come join us at the following events:

  • Today and Friday: Papel Picado making WIN sessions
  • Friday and Monday, October 12: Dulces and Music in Albers Atrium before school

Male students of color who live in Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center are invited to consider a special mentorship program facilitated by DeLaSalle alumnus Antonio Smith ’88. Please email Ms. Hodapp if you would like to know more.

Please renew your 2020-21 free and reduced lunch applications. If you qualified last year, your benefits will expire on Saturday, October 10. Please apply online.

Because there are no classes October 14-16, distance learning kits will not be offered those days. We will resume our normal schedule on Monday October 19. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Beckman at (612)-676-7658.

School meal boxes are available through Minneapolis Public Schools. School meal boxes contain seven breakfasts and seven lunches each and are available for pickup at any of the 29 school sites. No registration is required and the boxes are available for students who are not enrolled in MPS. Learn more here.

DeLaSalle families may order a supply of healthy breakfast and lunches for the days when their student is not on campus because they are participating via distance learning.

  • Students participating in hybrid learning may purchase a meal kit that contains three breakfasts and three lunches each. Families may use this form to order the meal kits. Orders must be placed by noon on the first day the student attends in-person instruction (Monday or Thursday) and picked up outside the kitchen at the end of the school day on the last day they attend (Tuesday or Friday).
  • Students participating in full distance learning may also purchase a meal kit that contains five breakfasts and five lunches each. Orders should be placed by noon on Thursday for pickup at 3:00pm on Friday. Families may use this form to place the order.