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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Let me be the change I want to see
To do with strength and wisdom
All that needs to be done..
And become the hope that I can be.

Set me free from my fears and hesitations
Grant me courage and humility
Fill me with spirit to face the challenge
And start the change I long to see.

Today I start the change I want to see.
Even if I’m not the light
I can be the spark
In faith, service, and communion.
Let us start the change we want to see.
The change that begins in me.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever


Daily Digest

Today is the first day of the Silver 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



If you wish to order lunch, please complete this form in your first class period of the day so we can get an accurate count of how many lunches to prepare. Please enter your FIRST and LAST NAME on the form.

Which lunch wave am I in?

  • 2:56pm: Girls’ JV golf vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 2:56pm: Girls’ varsity golf vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis @ Richfield
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ Richfield
  • 4:15pm: JV track and field @ Columbia Heights


In the news…

This week, as we do each year, we invite all in our community to show their personal gratitude for teachers, administrators and staff members at DeLaSalle.  Please take time before tomorrow to acknowledge those adults who have made a difference in your life this year or at any time you have been enrolled at De. You can submit your thank you note here (requires you be logged in to Canvas). You can submit a thank you note for as many staff members as you would like. Please don’t forget to sign your name to the digital note. We will deliver the notes electronically on Monday.

Tomorrow 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 TOMORROW and the Gold Cohort on Tuesday. 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.

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.

Advanced Placement exams begin Monday, May 3 and will take place over the following two weeks. You can find information here about AP exams, including a calendar of when tests are scheduled. Test takers should bring two sharpened #2 pencils and two pens to each exam.

The first test – AP US Government and Politics – is Monday, May 3 from 8:30am-12:00pm in the LL Gray Gym. Test takers will eat lunch after the exam.

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.

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.

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.