by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

 

Looking Ahead at DeLaSalle

Friday, October 23, 2020

In this issue…
  • Remind Your Friends and Neighbors: DeLaSalle Open House Weekend
  • How to Report Student Illness, COVID-19 to DeLaSalle
  • DeLaSalle Celebrates Diversity Week: “We Are all God’s Masterpiece”
  • “The Spitfire Grill” Performances Postponed to October 31, November 1
  • Yearbooks Available; Place a Senior Ad
  • Students May Now Register for Winter Sports
  • Show Off the Newest DeLaSalle Logo
Remind Your Friends and Neighbors: DeLaSalle Open House Weekend

Prospective students and families have the opportunity to experience DeLaSalle through a one-of-a-kind virtual offering not found at any other high school. On Saturday, October 24, between 9:00am-1:00pm, we will host a Drive-Up Open House at the school, where you will receive an informational packet, have the opportunity to tour the school, and participate in the Great Islander Scavenger Hunt! Then, on Monday, October 26, from 7:00-9:00pm, we will host a virtual version of our traditional Open House format, providing curriculum and program information to prospective students and families. Guests can hear form DeLaSalle students, faculty, and staff about what sets our school apart from the rest through a series of livestream sessions. We encourage prospective students and families to register here for these exciting and unique introductions to DeLaSalle.

How to Report Student Illness, COVID-19 to DeLaSalle

Open lines of communication between families and DeLaSalle will ensure that we promote and maintain a healthy community. Thank you for closely reading and following our student illness and COVID-19 notification and clearance procedure. This procedure spells out the steps that families should take to notify the school of a student illness due to a student’s or household member’s symptoms, close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or because the student is awaiting test results. Please review our Pandemic Preparedness Plan for more information and contact Healthcare Coordinator, Caroline Sell, with additional questions.

DeLaSalle Celebrates Diversity Week: “We Are All God’s Masterpiece”

Each year DeLaSalle celebrates the rich diversity that exists within our community. This year’s Diversity Week theme is drawn from a Scripture passage “We are God’s masterpiece” (Ephesians 2:10). A keynote speaker and breakout celebration of culture sessions during the WIN period will help students and staff explore diversity.

  • Cesar Castillejos will speak during an all-school assembly on Tuesday from 10:00-10:35am. He is a motivational youth speaker that will share stories and insights about purpose, growth, and the beauty of our unique identities. Gold Cohort seniors will attend the assembly in the Main Gym. All other students will tune in to a livestream online.
  • Then, during the second half of the WIN period on Tuesday and during both parts of the WIN period on Friday, all students will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of breakout sessions, ranging from a follow up discussion with Cesar, to understanding the art, language, and customs of many cultures. Students may sign up for a session through their Student Support Time dashboard.
  • On Wednesday, all are invited to morning prayer from 8:30-8:50 to pray in response to the injustices happening in our society. From 11:30-12:15, students and staff can bring lunch and meet some new people while playing fun online games. Islanders are also welcome to join the “All Life is Sacred” rosary from 12:30-1:00pm. You can find the Google Meet link on the Lasallan Ministry page in Canvas.
“The Spitfire Grill” Performances Postponed to October 31, November 1

Live performances on the Athletic Field of DeLaSalle Theatre’s fall musical, “The Spitfire Grill”, have been postponed because of the cold weather. Performances originally scheduled for this weekend have been postponed until Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1, each day at 2:00pm. (Please note that we set clocks back one hour before going to bed October 31 as Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov. 1).

This “sing through” musical triumph is an inspiring celebration of fresh starts and the power of what one person can do. It tells the story of Percy Talbot, who seeks to find her way following her release from prison. The show is free, but seating is limited and patrons must reserve tickets here. Freewill offerings are accepted. Those in attendance must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing.

Yearbooks Available: Place a Senior Parent Ad

DeLaSalle distributed 2019-20 yearbooks this week to students who ordered them. Students who were unable to pick up their book during the WIN period may do so either from the Main Office or the IT Office (D217) Monday-Friday during normal business hours, from 8:00am-4:00pm.

Yearbooks are now on sale for the 2020-21 school year! You can order a yearbook online at www.balfour.com or pick up an order form in the Main Office or outside of the IT Office (D217).

Families who are looking for a way to publicly recognize or pay tribute to their senior can also consider buying a Parent Senior Ad in the yearbook. Senior Ads are a huge part of the yearbook that students turn to right away when they receive their book. There are two ways to order senior ads:

You may design the ads yourself on the Balfour website (preferable), design them yourself, or have the yearbook staff design one for you. Parent Senior Ads orders are due by December 15.

Students May Now Register for Winter Sports

DeLaSalle students can now register to participate in one of several winter sports offered. Teams will begin tryouts and the first day of practice in the coming weeks. DeLaSalle offers boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ hockey, wrestling, and boys’ swimming and diving. Before a student can participate in a winter sport, he or she must complete the following requirements:

  1. Read, sign, and return the 2020-2021 MSHSL Eligibility Brochure (completed as part of your Back-to-School forms)
  2. Confirm that you have a valid sports physical from within the last three years on file in the Activities Office (contact activitiesoffice@delasalle.com).
  3. Complete and submit the registration form associated with your winter sport. below.

Students must also read the COVID-19 Winter Sports Directives and return the signed form at the end of the document acknowledging you have reviewed the information.

Show Off the Newest DeLaSalle Logo

You may have lots of DeLaSalle apparel, but do you have something with the NEW logo on it? Update your wardrobe or get an early Christmas gift for others. Through Monday, October 26, you can buy men’s, women’s, and youth clothing with the new logo through BSN Sports. We’re building an inventory of supply for the School Store, but if you want something now, click here and place your order by Saturday.

Around DeLaSalle

Snow fell for the first time this season on Tuesday, blanketing the Twin Cities metro with a record 7.9 inches. Large wet flakes coated the large bronze statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary modeled after DeLaSalle students that now stands in the Baldwin Family Prayer Grotto. (Photo courtesy; Matt Lehman, DeLaSalle staff)
“My eyes have seen your salvation” Luke 2:30
2020-21 Scripture Theme
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