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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

God, thank you for giving me another morning! I am lucky to be alive on your beautiful planet. Let me remember this one thing: You know what you are doing, whether I can see it or not; so I will try to remember today that you are in charge, that you put me here for a reason and that, by your grace, things will turn out with your will. 

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. 

  • 3:15pm: Track all conference meet @ Brooklyn Center
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis vs. Washburn @ Lynnhurst
  • 4:15pm: JV softball vs. South @ Bryn Mawr – Meadows Park
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. South @ Bryn Mawr – Meadows Park
  • 4:30pm: JV baseball vs. Fridley @ Quilici Field
  • 4:30pm: Varsity baseball @ Fridley

 

In the news…

DeLaSalle encourages all individuals who are eligible to seek a COVID-19 vaccine to get one. You may sign up for a vaccination through Minnesota’s Vaccine Connector, which is available online or by calling the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053. The Vaccine Connector website is available in multiple languages (select language at top right) and translation is available for phone calls. You may also seek vaccination opportunities through local health clinics and pharmacies. Please contact Caroline Sell, Health Services Coordinator, with questions or to receive additional information and resources.

National Honor Society is hosting a combined study session, island cleanup, and game night TODAY from 2:00-5:00pm. All students are invited to attend. There is no formal sign up, so if you’re interested, you should arrive on the Island about 2:00pm. The study session is from 2:00-3:00pm, the island cleanup from 3:00-4:00pm, and a game night from 4:00-5:00pm. See you there!

Ninth graders, your class retreat is today from 12:30-3:00pm. Please eat lunch before your retreat. Transportation will be provided for those students who requested it for the original retreat day (we cannot accommodate any new transportation requests). Students are welcome to dress out of uniform but are encouraged to wear Islander spirit wear (DeLaSalle apparel or Hawaiian shirts). Please follow all out of uniform guidelines (no leggings, ripped jeans, etc.). Please come with an open mind to the retreat and be prepared for a fun afternoon as you reflect and get to better know your classmates.

Seniors – buy your ticket now for the Class of 2021 Prom, which will take place at the Nicollet Island Pavilion on Friday, May 14 from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets are on sale here for $75 through Sunday night. This year’s Prom theme is “”Unmasking the Future: Masquerade Ball.” Unfortunately there won’t be dancing because of COVID-19 restrictions, but you and your classmates can make memories with an evening that includes a plated dinner, the naming of Prom King and Queen, and yard games. Don’t forget – buy your ticket by Sunday and let us know what you want for dinner (complete the form included under the Dinner tab on the Prom webpage). This event is for seniors only and no guests are allowed. Please see Ms. Brinson with any questions.

Here is your opportunity to become a student leader at DeLaSalle! Student Council is accepting nominations for both the Executive Board and Class Representative.

Executive board elections will be held on Friday, May 7 and nomination packets are due on Friday to Ms. Brinson in the Student Activities office. Executive board positions include President/Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer. The President/Vice (or Co-) President ticket must be formed by two students who will be either a senior or a junior in the fall and have served at least one term previously on Student Council. The Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer positions may be filled by any junior or senior.

You may also consider running for Class Representative. Those nomination packets are due by Friday, May 7.

Click or tap here to find the nomination packets and more information in Canvas. Email Ms. Brinson with questions.

On Friday, we will celebrate our Founder’s Day Mass, as we honor the namesake of our school and Founder of the Christian Brothers – St. John Baptist de La Salle. Our school chaplain, Fr. Kevin Kenney ’78, will celebrate Mass in the Florance Center at 10:00am. Following the Mass, we will have a short program to honor several students and staff with awards, including the Liemandt Excellence in Teaching Award and Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award and the student recipients of the DeLaSalle and Islander Awards.

DeLaSalle will celebrate seniors and their post graduation plans as part of the National College Decision Day. This year’s decision day is Saturday, May 1 – and we will celebrate students in the Silver Cohort on Friday, April 30 and the Gold Cohort on Tuesday, May 4. During lunches, graduating seniors are invited to sign the Class of 2021 poster with their name and plan for next year and enjoy a treat. Seniors may wear their college t-shirt or sweatshirt on the day they will be recognized, but must wear their uniform pants, shorts, or skirts. Students in the Blue Cohort will have a chance to sign the Class of 2021 poster at the Baccalaureate Mass on May 19.

BLK (Black.Liberated.Knowledgeable) is accepting applications for its executive board. If you are interested in running, please fill out this form. You may contact Mr. Hallman or Ms. McAdams with questions.

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.