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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

In this Easter Season, my wish is that everyone might have the same spiritual experience, welcoming in our hearts, in our homes and in our families the joyful proclamation of Easter: “Christ, having risen from the dead dies now no more; death will no longer have dominion over him”

-Message of Pope Francis

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…

We will celebrate the Resurrection with an all-school Easter Mass today at 10:00am in the Florance Center. School chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ‘78, will celebrate the Mass.

Good luck to the boys’ basketball team as they face Minnehaha Academy in the semifinal of the state tournament on Thursday at 3pm. The game is played at Target Center. DeLaSalle received 250 tickets to Thursday’s game and tickets are sold out. There are no tickets available for purchase at the door. 

Because of the limited number of tickets, we will have a full day of classes on Thursday, April 8. Students who purchase a ticket for the game and wish to be dismissed from school early must have parent permission to do so. The student’s parent or guardian must contact the school in advance to authorize the early dismissal by emailing the Main Office or calling 612-676-7600. The student is responsible for making up any work they miss in class. Fans unable to attend the game in person may watch the game broadcast on 45TV or stream online at

Reserve your tickets now to see the spring musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” The cast and crew of the award-winning DeLaSalle Theatre program will stage their fifth production this school year this weekend and next. Shows are at 7:30pm on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center both this and the following Friday and Saturday. The musical features an eclectic group of sixth graders who are each eager to win the spelling bee for different reasons. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. Send an email to the theatre box office to reserve your tickets. Tickets cost $15 for reserved seating; $10 for general admission; $7 for students and seniors; and free for DeLaSalle students with their school ID.

The Inklings book club will be moving on to the second book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, in Tomi Adeyemi’s fantastic trilogy. Our first meeting on the second book will be Friday, April 16 from 3:10-4:00pm. Our book club is both in-person and online. We have room for a few new members, so if you would like to join us, please email Mrs. Wojda or talk to Mrs. Arens, Mr. Newman or Mrs. Wojda. We will get you a book and bring you up to speed on the first book. Join us!

If you have signed up to take the ACT this spring, here is a resource that will help you prepare for the test. Mr. Glanville shared his tips to help you do your best on the ACT in this video that was recorded during a WIN session presentation from late February.

Many colleges may give you an option of submitting your test score or not, in considering your application in the fall.  At this point, you may not know which colleges will have this option.  It’s best to have a test score “in your back pocket” if you need it.  Depending on your score, it may also help with scholarship money.

Good luck and remember  – YOU are way more than your test score!!  So relax, prepare, and do the best you can do.  You can always take it again in the fall if you want. Students who financially qualify, please see one of the college advisors to request a fee waiver for the test.

Interested parents are invited to attend a live virtual webinar on Tuesday, April 13 about navigating college admissions. The free webinar, which is hosted by the Minnesota Independent School Forum, is from 6:30-7:30pm. You may register here.

The webinar will be facilitated by Jon McGee, the head of school at St. John’s Preparatory School in Minnesota. McGee is the author of “Dear Parents”, in which he offers parents of college-bound students a road map for navigating the complex and often emotional challenge of preparing themselves and their children for college. The parent of four children (one college graduate, two currently in college, and one still in high school), McGee will offer insights and guidance drawn from years of personal and professional experience about college, college preparation, and college choice at the various stages of our children’s lives.

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.