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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of time
for growing and learning,
and for the gift of Catholic education.
Inspired by St. John Baptist de La Salle,
we thank you for our teachers and students.


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


Daily Digest

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

  • 4:00pm: Girls’ C basketball @ Visitation
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball @ Visitation
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball @ Visitation


In the news…

Join in our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week/Winterfest!

You may dress out of uniform this week according to the theme for each day. Here are the remaining themes:

  • 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.

Silver Cohort: Play Bingo during lunches on Thursday!

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 tomorrow for the new clue! May the odds be ever in your favor!

The 12th grade will celebrate its Islander Pride Day today from 10:00am-1:00pm. Meanwhile, 11th graders will have their Islander Pride Day on Wednesday, February 10, and registration for juniors closes soon. Juniors, please check your Islander Apps email for a link to the registration form and more details.

The DeLaSalle Ethics Bowl team has won the state championship for the second year in a row! The team took home the title during the second annual Minnesota Ethics Bowl competition on Sunday afternoon. Congratulations to team members (pictured left-right): Sonia Narvaez-Quick ‘23; Nathaniel Chang-Deutsch ‘24; Emmett Whinnery ‘23; Jia Griffiths ‘22; Nyah Massey ‘23; Mira Ho-Chen ‘22; Finn Haarman ‘23; Laila Hewitt ‘22;; Eric Mans ‘22; Fiona Mundy ‘22; and coach Brother Dylan Perry, FSC. The team developed ethical arguments about topics ranging from in-person school during a pandemic to removing historical figures’ names from structures. The Islanders advance to a regional playoff with the winner going to nationals at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The Summer Seminary Immersion Program is for high school men who are considering a vocation to the Roman Catholic priesthood. The two week program, taking place from June 26-July 10, helps young men discern God’s call while living in Old College, the undergraduate seminary of the Congregation of Holy Cross on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Interested? Apply 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 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.