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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Ash Wednesday

A meditation of St. John Baptist de La Salle:

This is how we ought to begin this holy season of forty days.  In receiving the ashes, ask God that this spirit of penance may inspire you, accompany your fasting, and sanctify it.


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


Daily Digest

Today is the second day of the Gold 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



Which lunch wave am I in?


In the news…

Because of the federal holiday, we will have four days of learning this week. The Gold Cohort will report to campus today. The Silver Cohort will report to campus on Thursday and Friday. This week, there is no asynchronous learning on Wednesday.

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders can request courses for the 2021-22 school year. Students received an email Friday with the registration link. You should use the Course Request Worksheet that you received last week to help make your selections. You can find more information about course requests on this Canvas page. Course requests must be submitted by Friday, February 26.

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of the season of Lent in the Catholic Church. This is the period of 40 days that prepares Christians for Jesus’ death on the Cross on Good Friday and Resurrection on Easter Sunday. School chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ’78, will celebrate an all-school Ash Wednesday Mass at 10:00am in the Florance Center. At DeLaSalle, we observe the practice of abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. Meatless options will be served in the DeLaSalle Cafe on those days.

Juniors and Seniors who are eligible to apply for National Honor Society received an email this week with an invitation to apply. Applications are due by Friday, February 19 at 8:30am. Please see Ms. Groenke or Br. Dylan, NHS co-moderators, with questions about NHS or the application process.

B.L.K. (Black.Liberated.Knowledgeable) is hosting a talent show this month to show off student talents as part of Black History Month. If you have a talent that you would like to share with the community, please fill out this form. Organizers are looking for such talents as poetry, spoken word, song, and skits. See Ms. McAdams in the Guidance office with any questions.

Help support reading! Riley Thompson ’21 is leading volunteers in the construction, decoration, and installation of Little Free Libraries as his Eagle Scout Service Project and is collecting books to fill the new libraries.

Please drop off any unwanted, extra, or used books (any reading level) at the front office. Donations will be used to fill Little Free Libraries in Ramsey County public parks, any extra books will be donated directly to the nonprofit organization, the Friends of Ramsey County Libraries.

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.