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Friday, January 29, 2021

Father, thank You for this Friday. Thank You for seeing us through another week and bringing us to the weekend. We pray that this weekend will be filled with rest, refreshment, and quiet time with You. Our lives can seem so overwhelming and confusing, but we know that You are there by our side always.

Amen

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

 

Daily Digest

Today is the second day of the Silver Cohort:

  • 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

EGG SANDWICH, FRUIT

CHICKEN FAJITAS, GRILLED PEPPERS AND ONIONS, CILANTRO LIME RICE, BLACK BEANS, FRUIT

Which lunch wave am I in?

  • 5:00pm: Boys’ JV hockey vs. Rochester Lourdes @ Rochester Graham Arena
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ C basketball vs. Columbia Heights @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ C basketball @ Columbia Heights
  • 5:30pm: Boys’ JV basketball @ Columbia Heights
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball vs. Columbia Heights @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity basketball @ Columbia Heights
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey vs. Breck @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena South Campus
  • 7:00pm: Boys’ varsity hockey vs. Rochester Lourdes @ Rochester Graham Arena

 

In the news…

On Monday, we begin our annual Winterfest and Catholic Schools Week celebration. This is an opportunity for us to celebrate who we are as a Catholic school – and to have some fun in the dead of winter!

During Catholic Schools Week / Winterfest, you can dress out of uniform according to the theme for each day. We also invite you to take part in activities with your classmates during lunches and throughout the week.

Here are the out of uniform days for the week:

  • Monday: Pajama Day: Come to school wearing your comfy clothes. Feel free to bring a blanket or stuffed animal too.
  • Tuesday: Jersey Day: Dress in your favorite team’s jersey. 
  • Wednesday: Islander Day: Find that tropical island attire or your favorite black and gold gear.
  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday: Pick a decade. Dress to match.
  • Friday: Mismatch Day: Stripes + plaid = okay! Matching doesn’t matter today. 

Please remember, all out-of-uniform guidelines from the Student-Parent handbook are in effect. This means “No yoga pants, halter tops, tank tops, or bare midriffs; no sunglasses; and only knee length shorts and skits will be permitted” at any time during the week. Students in violation of these guidelines will be required to wear a uniform from the loaner closet.

Students in the Gold Cohort can play Bingo during lunches on Monday. Silver Cohort students will have the chance to play Bingo during lunches on Thursday.

On Tuesday, we will gather as a school community for our Catholic Schools Week Mass with our school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78. Mass will be in the Florance Center at 10:00am – but because we can’t fit everybody in the Florance Center, we will livestream the Mass and you should remain logged in to your 5th period class.

Don’t forget to sign up for the all school dodgeball tournament happening on Wednesday, February 3. You can sign up here.

Student Council is hosting a movie night after the dodgeball tournament. The movie will be shown in the Florance Center from 4:00-6:00pm. Students need to sign up as space is limited. Students must find their own transportation home after the movie.

And keep an eye in “The Source” next week for a Spirit Stick scavenger hunt. We’ll share a clue each day as to where the spirit stick may be on campus. Your goal is to find the spirit stick and win a prize!

COVID-19 has shut down opportunities students previously had for visiting, and connecting with colleges. NACAC is bridging that gap through these special one-day events. At each virtual fair, you can attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest… all without leaving home. The first NACAC Virtual College Fair of the year is this Sunday from 12:00-6:00pm. Other college fair dates are February 28, March 7 (STEM emphasis), Mar. 16 (Visual & Performing Arts Fair), Mar. 21, April 10 (Western US), April 20 (Southeastern US), and May 2. You can register for free here.

Sign up now for the annual DeLaSalle Dodgeball Tournament! The tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 3, from 1:00-3:00pm in the gym. Teams will be compiled of 10 students within your grade level (your class). If you want to participate and represent your class, please fill out this form. Transportation will not be provided. Sign up closes on Sunday, January 31 at 11:59pm.

We had a GREAT Islander Pride Day with 9th graders on Wednesday. 12th graders will celebrate their Islander Pride Day on Wednesday, February 3, but seniors have to sign up by TODAY to participate. Meanwhile, 11th graders will have their Islander Pride Day on Wednesday, February 10, and registration for juniors closes on February 3. Students in both grades should check their Islander Apps email for a link to the registration form and more details.

Looking for something fun to do? Want to get to know your classmates and other students? Join the eSports Club during the second WIN session TOMORROW. Those who attend will register to participate in the club and get signed up for the applications that club members will use to play games. See Mr. Cote with questions.

All boys interested in participating for boys’ tennis this spring should sign up for the Remind App ASAP. Coach Barry will be checking in with all tennis players to prepare for the upcoming season. Remind App instructions can be found on the Office of Activities webpage.

New scholarships are added to Naviance often so check frequently.  This list is not comprehensive so we also recommend you use as many other scholarship databases as possible (as long as they’re free).

How do I find scholarships in Naviance?.  

  1. Go to naviance.com and log in (if you don’t remember your password you can say you forgot it and they will email you a new one)
  2. Go under colleges > Scholarships and Money > Scholarship List > Local & Regional Scholarships

You can sort by scholarship name, deadline, etc.  Each scholarship has a link to more information.

Contact your college counselor if you have questions.

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 order 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 order 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.

The meals are provided at no cost to families through an extension of the federal Summer Food Service Program.