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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Gracious God,
Thank you for the gift of today.
Refresh me. Invite me to discover your presence
In each person that I meet
And every event that I encounter.
Teach me when to speak and when to listen
When to ponder and when to share.
In moments of challenge and decision
Attune my heart to the whisperings of your Wisdom.


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. 



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?

  • 3:30pm: Boys’ varsity golf vs. St. Croix Lutheran @ Columbia Golf Course
  • 4:00pm: Girls’ JV lacrosse @ Academy of Holy Angels
  • 4:00pm: Boys’ varsity tennis @ St. Anthony Village
  • 4:15pm: Varsity softball vs. Fridley @ Bryan Mawr Meadows Park
  • 4:15pm: Track and field meet @ Fridley
  • 5:30pm: Girls’ varsity lacrosse @ Academy of Holy Angels


In the news…

DeLaSalle will celebrate seniors and their post graduation plans as part of the National College Decision Day. During lunches today, we will celebrate students in the Gold Cohort. 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 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.

Good luck to all students taking Advanced Placement exams over the next 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.

Today’s tests – AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC – are from 8:30am-12:30pm in the LL Gray Gym. Test takers will eat lunch after the exam.

Students and families participating in onsite activities are encouraged to seek regular COVID-19 testing as a form of screening for illness. Now that the State has greatly increased testing capacity at free community testing locations (in addition to the free at-home testing kits), getting a COVID-19 test is quick and easy. Students and families who have no symptoms or exposure are encouraged to get tested regularly.

  • Free community testing locations (saliva tests through Vault Health, run by the State)
    Scroll to find your city. Locations include 
    Minnneapolis (Convention Center), St. Paul (Roy Wilkins), MSP Airport (Terminal 1), Anoka (Armory), Bloomington (Creekside Community Center), Brooklyn Park (Starlite Center)
  • Search all testing locations (saliva or nasal swabs, includes pharmacies, clinics, etc.)
    Search by city or zip code
  • Order your free at home testing kit (saliva tests through Vault Health, run by the State)
    Drop off completed tests at a UPS store. Or, take the test the night before and drop off the completed/sealed test kit in the main school office on the same morning as on-site tests for DeLaSalle employee (May 7, May 21, June 4).

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 Class Representative. Nomination packets are due this Friday to Ms. Brinson in the Student Activities office.

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

Sophomores, we are looking forward to spending the day with you tomorrow at your class retreat. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The retreat starts at 10:00am in the Main Gym.  Please be on time so you don’t miss out on the fun!  The entire retreat will take place onsite at DeLaSalle. 
  • Out of uniform event. Students are welcome to be out of uniform but are encouraged to wear Islander spirit wear (DeLaSalle apparel or Hawaiian shirts) and be sure to follow all out of uniform guidelines (no leggings, ripped jeans, etc.)
  • Lunch is provided for students who requested it during registration. 
  • Student’s who requested transportation will receive a message on Tuesday indicating pickup time.
  • The retreat ends at 3:00pm.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday,

DeLaSalle will showcase the talent and hard work of students in the music and fine arts programs during a virtual spring concert and fine arts festival on Friday, May 7. The pre-recorded event will be livestreamed on the DeLaSalle website at 7:00pm. The broadcast will feature performances by the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. The DeLaSalle Gospel Choir, which made its public debut last month, will also perform. Student artwork will also be shown throughout the broadcast, reflecting the creativity of students in the visual arts classes.

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.