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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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


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

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



Which lunch wave am I in?

  • 7:00pm: Girls’ varsity hockey vs. Blake @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena


In the news…

Parent-Student-Teacher conferences will be held virtually this spring and are scheduled tomorrow from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-5:00pm. 

Parents may schedule 7-minute conferences with their child’s teachers using the MyConferenceTime software. We recommend you schedule your conferences now to secure your preferred date and time, keeping in mind that teachers will have breaks scheduled throughout conferences. You may sign up individually by teacher or choose the “Register for Multiple Time Slots” option on the MyConferenceTime webpage. Conferences will be conducted via Google Meet and you will receive the meet code in a confirmation email after scheduling the conference.

Juniors, you have a chance to get some useful information for your college planning as part of March College Prep for Juniors Covid-Style Madness. Join us today during WIN session #1 to get help interpreting your PSAT score and figuring out which test to take depending upon your preference and performance on the PSAT and the Pre-ACT. Use this link to sign up under Ms. Braun’s WIN sessions.

The Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling will hold a three-day virtual college exploration March 9-11. Students may choose from over 150 different presentations and information sessions to learn about hundreds of colleges from 29 states and four countries. Students will receive a confirmation email with a unique link to join a Zoom webinar once they register.

Current 11th grade students are invited to apply for scholarships available through the DeLaSalle Alumni Association. The application is available here and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 12. Five scholarships are awarded in honor of alumni who have had a significant impact on DeLaSalle – and recipients will have the scholarships applied to their tuition for the 2021-22 school year.

Tenth graders will participate today in the nationwide “Monitoring the Future” survey during the first WIN session. The 40-minute survey asks about such topics as school experiences, attitudes toward school and education, health and leisure activities, and plans for the future. DeLaSalle is one of 140 schools in the country that have been asked to participate. The aggregate results will be reported later this year. 

The award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program will stage its fourth production this school year – and first production back on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center since last year. Performances of “The Yeti” and “Madame Executioner” are March 12-13 and 19-20, each night at 7:30pm. Limited seating is available. Tickets cost $10 and you may email the theatre box office to arrange tickets. Both plays are written by James Buffington and directed by Farrah and James Buffington.

The Activities Office & Student Council Class of 2021 Executive Board Members & Representatives are trying to gather information in regards to a senior event “prom”  at the end of the year. These are just ideas, NOT guaranteed events due to COVID-19 & MDH guidelines & restrictions we have to follow. Class of 2021 please fill out this questionnaire! Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

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.

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.

Students interested in baseball should register immediately and place an order now for required practice gear so it arrives in time for the start of the season. Baseball players are required to purchase a practice jersey, hat, belt, socks, and game pants here. Players may also purchase optional gear, including practice pants, cage jacket, and hoodie, among other items.

Do you want to learn how to drive? Sign up for the next driver’s education class, which begins on Monday, April 12. The class costs $399 and features 30 hours of classroom instruction over 10 days. The class will be held virtually via Google Meet on Mondays-Thursdays from 4:30-7:30pm. You can find the application here. You must turn in your completed application with a down payment by April 8.

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.