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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Let us remember…that we are in the holy presence of God.
Most loving Creator God,
When I don’t know where to turn or whom to trust,
You are always there to take care of me.
You guide me out of any trouble and fill my soul with renewed hope.
Help me abide by Your Word forever.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever!

Daily Digest

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

Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Milk

Chicken Filet Sandwich, Chipotle Cole Slaw, Fruit

A La Carte:
Chef Salad; Turkey and Cheese on a Kaiser Roll

In the news…

Tomorrow (November 10th) is DeLaSalle’s annual Day of Giving. It is a 24-hour opportunity for the Islander community to come together in support of our students, teachers, and mission. The overall goal is to raise $100,000 and it will take everyone’s participation (students, parents, grandparents, educators, alumni, and friends) to get us there. No gift is too small (or too big)!

There are several challenges in place for the day, including some exciting prizes for students. The Student Council will be collecting money in Albers Atrium before school. Bring your donation to help us meet our two challenges:
(1) If we work together to contribute $500, everyone will get a free ice cream cookie dessert on November 11.
(2) If we can double our goal, collecting $1,000, the administration will give us an Out of Uniform Day on Friday, November 19!

There is also an important challenge for parents: DeLaSalle will earn an extra $10,000 from an anonymous donor if at least 100 current and past families make a gift. So, make sure to tell your parents and grandparents about the easy way to give online in support of your school.

We are excited to recognize scores of Islanders for their academic accomplishments. Students will receive an academic pin if they earned a place on the Honor Roll during both semesters of the 2020-21 school year, and an academic letter if they have earned a place on the Honor Roll for four semesters. The recognition will occur by grade level during WIN sessions this week:

  • The Class of 2024 will be recognized during the first WIN session today.
  • The Class of 2023 will be recognized during the second WIN session today.
  • The Class of 2022 will be recognized during the first WIN session on Thursday.

On Tuesday, November 30, we will recognize those students who are being inducted into the DeLaSalle chapter of the National Honor Society. The NHS Induction Ceremony will be held at 7:00pm in the Florance Center. Students accepted for induction into the chapter will receive an invitation to the event in mid-November.

All students will have their school picture taken and receive their official school identification card this Thursday, November 11. Students are reminded this is a regular school-uniform day.

Coach Fassett will be on campus on Thursday, November 11th, during WIN 1 and WIN 2 in the LL Gray Gym for girls’ basketball information sessions. If you are planning on signing up for girls’ basketball or you already have, please attend one of these sessions to make sure you have all the information needed for the upcoming season which starts on Monday, November 15th.

Our Wrestling Coach, Ernie McNeal, will be at DeLaSalle during lunches tomorrow (Wednesday) to talk about the upcoming wrestling season. Stop by and talk to him to learn more!

This is National Vocations Awareness Week in the Catholic Church. Brother Dylan invites all students who wish to talk about vocations to vowed religious communities, such as the Christian Brothers, to sign up for his WIN sessions this week –either Tuesday or Thursday. Sessions will meet in his classroom, B214.

Are you interested in volunteering and building relationships with adults with developmental disabilities? Join Lasallian Ministry during WIN #2 today to learn more about a new program connecting DeLaSalle students with clients from Workabilities, Inc. – a day program for people with varying abilities. Sign up in SST under Ms. Stecklein.

The Inklings Book Club will have our first meeting of the year during WIN 2 today in Ms. Wojda’s room, B211. Last year, we read Toni Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone and over the summer we read her second book in the series, Children of Virtue and Vengeance. We will discuss the first half of “V and V” and make plans for what we want to read this year. Join us even if you haven’t read these books and we will catch you up!

Just a reminder, loaner iPads are reserved only for students who forget their devices at home. Please refer to the Student Handbook on not having your device at school: “If students fail to bring their device to school, they may check to see if a loaner is available in the IT Office, D217. If not, students are responsible for completing coursework as though they had their device with them. Students who forget to bring their devices to school will be issued a minor violation.”

DeLaSalle Theatre is pleased to announce auditions and tech crew sign-ups for its upcoming spring musical and one-act play. We encourage all interested students to audition, no previous experience is necessary. Please email Mr. Buffington with any questions.

Registration for participation in Islander winter sports at DeLaSalle is now open! We offer boys’ and girls’ basketball; boys’ and girls’ hockey; boys’ swimming; wrestling; winter sideline cheer; and, new this year, nordic skiing. If you want to participate in a sport, you should register here as soon as possible so that you can receive important team and practice information. You must also have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office.