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Friday, April 30, 2021

We give thanks for the example of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and his life. We ask that we, too, can have his strength, resilience, and zeal as we live out each day in the service of others.


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


Daily Digest

Today is the second day of the Silver Cohort:

  • Period 5: 8:30-9:50
  • Period 6/WIN: 10:00-11:20
  • Period 7: 12:00-1:40
    • Wave 1: 12:00-12:30
    • Wave 2: 12:35-1:05
    • Wave 3: 1:10-1:40
  • Period 8: 1:50-3:00



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?

  • 4:00pm: Boys’ JV tennis vs. Mounds Park Academy @ Lake Hiawatha Park
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ Mounds Park Academy
  • 4:15pm: JV softball vs. Visitation @ Bryn Mawr Meadows Park
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. Visitation @ Bryn Mawr Meadows Park
  • 5:00pm: Girls’ varsity lacrosse vs. St. Croix Preparatory Academy @ Columbia Heights


In the news…

Today 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 tomorrow – and we will celebrate students in the Silver Cohort TODAY 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.

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 the end of the day today 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.

Seniors who wish to attend DeLaSalle’s Prom on May 14th must purchase their ticket by this Sunday, May 2nd. In order to meet the threshold requirement for prom at Nicollet Island Pavillion, there must be 100 tickets purchased by Sunday. Prom tickets can be purchased here. Please reach out to either Evie Kaznessis or Bolu Ilelaboye if you have any further questions. Visit the Prom webpage for more information.

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 TODAY 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 before Monday at 11:59pm. 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.