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Monday, March 1, 2021

Compassionate Father, we give thanks for a roof over our heards.
I ask that you provide shelter for all who are homeless.
Protect them from bad weather, from people with bad intentions,
and from all other complications of living outdoors.
Help me to make a difference in their lives as well.
Lead me in my search for how best to be Your hands and feet.


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?

  • 4:15pm: Girls’ C basketball vs. Minneapolis South @ DeLaSalle
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ JV basketball vs. Minneapolis South @ DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity basketball vs. Minneapolis South @ DeLaSalle


In the news…

Social Justice Week is happening this week and our theme is “Homelessness in Minnesota: Our Call to Charity and Justice.” Students will have several opportunities to get involved in the week – including ways to make, share, and gift sweet potato pie. 

  • Tomorrow, you can participate in social justice focused WIN sessions hosted by Lasallian Ministry. Look for the sessions in SST and sign up!
  • After school tomorrow 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 tomorrow, 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.

Show your generosity for Social Justice Week! Students are challenged to show they can raise the most change for change by bringing in change during their lunch period. Proceeds will help local organizations supporting those facing homelessness, including:

  • St. Stephen’s Shelter
  • House of Charity
  • Sharing and Caring Hands/Mary’s Place
  • Bridge for Youth
  • People Serving People

Islanders are encouraged to bring in full size toiletries to donate to people fleeing domestic violence and seeking addiction treatment. These items will be donated to Missions, Inc., a Twin Cities nonprofit that operates shelters for people experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse disorder, and homelessness.

Items Collected:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Lip balm
  • Hair brushes
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Floss

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.

Students will meet with their academic mentors on Wednesday, March 3, between 1:30-3:00pm. During the meeting, mentors will check in with students and review their second semester progress ahead of parent-student-teacher conferences on March 10.

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.

Sophomores, please complete your next activity in Naviance by March 12th.  It’s called “Do What You Are” and it’s a personality assessment combined with career exploration.  Check your email for a message from Ms. Stipkovits with video instructions.

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.