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Monday, February 1, 2021

God, we give you thanks for the gift of DeLaSalle.

During this Catholic Schools Week, we pray in a special way for the many teachers and staff who have so generously given to our school.

We thank you for the Christian Brothers who have dedicated their lives to teaching students.

We extend our blessing upon the benefactors who support our mission and make a DeLaSalle education possible for us.

And we pray for students, that they grow in knowledge and wisdom and a greater appreciation for life during their time on the Island.


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


Daily Digest

Today is the first day of the Gold Cohort:

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:50
  • Period 2: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 3: 11:30-1:30
  • Period 4: 1:40-3:00



Which lunch wave am I in?


In the news…

Our annual Winterfest and Catholic Schools Week celebration begins today! This is an opportunity for us to celebrate who we are as a Catholic school – and to have some fun in winter!

During Catholic Schools Week / Winterfest, you may 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.

Play Bingo during lunches! Gold Cohort students will play today and Silver Cohort students can play on Thursday.

Student Council is hosting a movie night after the dodgeball tournament on Wednesday. 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.

We will gather as a school community tomorrow morning for our Catholic Schools Week Mass with school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78. Mass will be in the Florance Center at 10:00am. Juniors in the Gold Cohort will attend the Mass in person while all others participate via a livestream. If you are not a junior in the Gold Cohort, please remain logged in or present in your 5th period class. 

The spirit stick is up for grabs, whoever can locate it will win a gift card! Once you find it, bring it to the Student Activities Office. The spirit stick is only hiding in general locations within the building, no classrooms, offices, or restrooms. You cannot look for the spirit stick during class hours; only during passing time, lunch, before and after school. 

Check back here each morning for the new clue! May the odds be ever in your favor!

Monday’s Clue: He is the founder of our school, and we have numerous depictions (images/statues/etc.) of him within the building. However, only one of these depictions is hiding the spirit stick.

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.

Congratulations to the top Quiz Bowl team of Kieran Rowe (captain), Bolu Ilelaboye, Shane Zenk and Nat Chang-Deutsch who qualified for the State Playoffs and the NAQT National Tourney. Also having a great Quiz Bowl season were Morgan Bailie, Owen Johnson, Jacqueline Estrada Gomez, Charlie Fisher, Mitch Spack and Bennett Wartner.

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.