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October 14-16, 2020

Jesus, I am tired. My mind is frazzled, my hands are full, and my emotions are reeling with all the things I have to do. Help me to come to you in the middle of the overwhelm. Remind me of your ever-present help in my times of need. Show me how to rest in You. Reveal to me both the beauty in the work and in the rest. Calm my anxious thoughts and encourage my heart with Your nearness. Instruct me in your ways. Bring productivity and contentment out of the peace and comfort I find. Renew my mind, body, and spirit, Lord, and make me whole. Amen.


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

In the news…

Juniors have the opportunity to take the preliminary SAT on Wednesday. The school will open additional testing rooms for students who were not able to register by the October 1 deadline. Test takers should arrive at school no later than 8:15am on Wednesday. Test takers should also check their student Islander Apps email for additional information. Students who arrive late will not be admitted to the test – so please arrive early!

There is no asynchronous learning on Wednesday because juniors will take the PSAT and teachers will prepare for Parent-Student-Teacher conferences. There are no classes on Thursday or Friday. Students should use the time to rest, as well as catch up on any late or missing work or prepare for upcoming tests or projects.

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences are scheduled Wednesday from 3:00-8:00pm and Thursday from 11:00am-7:00pm. Parents may sign up for conferences using the MyConferenceTime software. Conferences will be virtual via Google Meet and will occur in seven minute increments. Click here for more information about conferences.

Meet with admissions representatives from over 600 colleges at the first ever virtual College Fairs. There is a fair scheduled this 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.

Seniors should take advantage of this week’s off days to complete some virtual college visits. Log into Naviance to explore and make appointments to visit colleges you are interested in.

Students in the Gold Cohort will meet with their academic mentor during the second half of the WIN (What I Need) period on Tuesday. The October mentor meeting allows students an opportunity to check in with their mentors about their academic progress at the midpoint of the first semester.

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.

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.