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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart
for I am gracious and merciful.

Amen

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. 

 

In the news…

The 10th grade Islander Pride Day is today from 12:00-3:00pm for those sophomores have already signed up. Students will receive free lunch at De and participate in fun community building activities with their classmates. Students may dress in black and gold De apparel or Hawaiian spirit wear. Have a great time at your Islander Pride Day, sophomores!

Course requests for the 2021-22 school year are due this Friday. Please check your email for 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.

Each year, the Guidance and College Planning office hosts a College Planning Day for Juniors that provides helpful information as 11th graders continue with their college planning. This year, the sessions will be spread out over a series of days as part of March College Prep Covid-Style Madness. Presentations will be offered during WIN sessions on various topics, including NCAA considerations for athletes, performing arts/theatre colleges, and medical careers.

The first session will be presented in time for the March 2nd ACT test.  ACT Test Prep & Strategies presented by De’s own Christian Glanville will be presented this Friday during the second WIN, starting at 10:40, following the all-school Black History Month assembly and Social Justice week kickoff.

Current DeLaSalle seniors are invited to apply for a $5,000 scholarship, which is renewable for all four years of college. The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation seeks members of the DeLaSalle class of 2021 who have distinguished themselves through school, community and/or church activities while showing strong academic achievement in high school.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA 
  • Have attended a Catholic school for elementary education
  • Show unmet financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Not be receiving need-based federal grant assistance (Pell)
  • Submit all necessary documentation by midnight on March 1, 2021

Learn more here.

As part of DeLaSalle’s celebration of Black History Month, students may dress out of uniform on Friday of this week, provided that the TOP shows the Pan African flag colors (red, black, green). You must still wear your uniform pants or skirt

This Friday, we will have an all-school assembly to both celebrate Black History Month and kick off our Social Justice Week. The assembly will be during the first WIN session and include prayer, music, and guest speakers from the non-profit Sweet Potato Comfort Pie. Founder and president Rose McGee and her daughter, Roslyn Harmon ’94, will speak about their mission to advance racial justice and equity. This year’s Social Justice theme is “Homelessness in Minnesota: Our Call to Charity and Justice.” During the week, students will be invited to help make pies that will be delivered to homeless and unhoused residents of the Twin Cities.  

The DeLaSalle Cafe wants your opinion. Please take a minute to complete this short survey about whether you take free breakfast or hot lunch from the school. (You must be signed in to your Student Apps account to access and complete the survey). Your feedback will help improve the service offered by the Cafe. Thank you.

A reporter for The Islander newspaper is writing a story about what students think about the block versus traditional class schedule. The reporter wants student opinions and is asking for your feedback via this survey. Thank you in advance for your input.

Islanders are invited to attend and even lead a session at the Youth in Education Leadership Summit being held the last weekend in April. The free online event is hosted by the Minnesota Youth Council and showcases the work of young people involved in positions of leadership in their schools and communities, who are working within the same system and toward similar goals regarding education and equity. The summit’s focus on Saturday, April 24 is community action workshops and on Sunday, April 25 is legislative action workshops. If you are interested in attending, you may register here.

If you are interested in leading a half-hour or one-hour session, please fill out this form! We value the time and effort it takes to lead a workshop, so we’re also providing stipends for students facilitating sessions! The priority deadline for presenters is March 8.

Questions? Contact Minnesota Youth Council representative (and Student Council co-president) Bolu Ilelaboye.

All spring sports will begin on March 29th. DeLaSalle offers baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ golf, boys’ tennis, track and field, and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse. If you want to participate in a sport, you should register here as soon as possible so that you can receive important information about practices and the team. You must also have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office. Don’t forget to sign up for your sports Remind Code by following these directions.

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.