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Friday, February 26, 2021

Renew us and prepare us.
Our lesson today is about reconciliation
Our Lord forgives us all our sins –
nothing can sep
arate us from the love of God for us in Jesus
And we are called to forgive others
with the same compassion, mercy, patience, and love given to us.


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



Which lunch wave am I in?

  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball @ Benilde-St. Margaret’s


In the news…

If you have not submitted your course requests for the 2021-22 school, you MUST DO SO TODAY. Please check your email for the registration link. You can find more information about course requests on this Canvas page. Course requests must be submitted by Friday, February 26.

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

We will have an all-school assembly today 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.  

Next week is Social Justice Week and our theme is “Homelessness in Minnesota: Our Call to Charity and Justice.” As you heard during the assembly today, students will have the opportunity to make, share, and gift sweet potato pie. There are several ways you can get involved!

  • On Tuesday, you can participate in social justice focused WIN sessions hosted by Lasallian Ministry. Look for the sessions in SST on Monday and sign up!
  • After school on Tuesday and again on Thursday, students will have the opportunity to help make sweet potato comfort pies, tie blankets, write letters, package laundry supplies, and more. If you want to help on Tuesday, sign up here. If you want to help on Thursday, sign up here. Space is limited and we can only accept 30 students to help each day. You can only sign up for one day to give other students a chance to participate.
  • On Friday, you will have the chance to participate in sweet potato story sharing circles during the WIN period. Story sharing circles are a way to engage in dialogue regarding identity, community, and bridge-building and discuss ways to work for charity and justice for all. You can sign up for a story sharing circle here.

Check “The Source” next week for more ways to get involved!

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 Mr. Glanville will be presented today during the second WIN, starting at 10:40, following the all-school Black History Month assembly and Social Justice week kickoff. Please sign up for the WIN session through SST by 9am.

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.

DeLaSalle is offering the ACT exam on campus on Tuesday for 11th and 12th graders who have registered for it. This opportunity will benefit students who have been unable to take the exam elsewhere because testing centers have closed due to the pandemic. Tuesday will be an asynchronous learning day for all 11th and 12th grade students and those 11th and 12th graders not taking the ACT do not need to report to campus. Students can check their course page in Canvas for additional directives from their teachers.

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.

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. Attend a virtual college fair this Sunday from 12:00-6:00pm. Virtual college fairs will also be held March 7 (STEM emphasis), March 16 (visual and performing arts fair), March 21, April 10, April 20, and May 2. You can register for the other fairs here

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.