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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Let us remember…that we are in the holy presence of God.
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Lord of All Goodness,
Thank you for the gift of this day.
Help me walk in Your truth and not by my worldly feelings.
Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work
and as an opportunity to share Your grace with others.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever!

  • Period 5    8:30am – 9:50am
  • WIN Sessions    10:00am – 11:20am
  • Period 7    11:30am – 1:30pm (Lunch Waves)
    • Wave 1   11:30am – 12:10pm
    • Wave 2   12:10pm – 12:50pm
    • Wave 3   12:50pm – 1:30pm
  • Period 8   1:40pm – 3:00pm
Breakfast Pizza, Fruit, Milk
Entrée:  Spaghetti with Meat -or- Marinara Sauce, Green Beans

A La Carte Items:  Buffalo Chicken Salad; Tuna Salad on Whole Wheat

CLICK HERE for today’s competition, practice, and meeting events.
Go, Islanders!


There are 14 Catholic high schools and 65 Catholic elementary and middle schools in the Twin Cities.

DeLaSalle was opened by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1900, in response to the emerging need to educate children of European families emigrating to Minneapolis in large numbers in the late-1800s.

After buying the land, the Archdiocese built the original DeLaSalle on the corner of West Island Avenue and Grove Street –where Founder’s Park currently is located.

The spirit stick scavenger hunt competition continues! Each day, four spirit sticks will be hidden around campus. You can look for the spirit sticks before and after school. Those who find the spirit stick will receive a prize. The class who finds the most spirit sticks by the end of the week will be the spirit stick winner for Catholic Schools/Winterfest Week AND will receive a special dessert next week during lunches!
Here are the four clues for Tuesday’s hunt:

     Clue 1: You may head here for a tasty snack, but be careful this may be a hack.
     Clue 2: When you win you might add hardware here, but it is a little chilly somewhere near.
     Clue 3: Standing at the 100-year-old doors, you may find some uniforms.
     Clue 4: This space was founded in ‘09, and the turf turned out to be just fine.
If you find a spirit stick, bring it to the Activities Office.

Today during WIN #1 and part of WIN #2, our DeLaSalle community will celebrate Catholic Schools Week with a school-wide Mass. Due to Covid regulations, all 12th grade students will attend Mass in the Florance Center while 9th-11th grade classes participate via live stream from their classrooms. Happy Catholic Schools Week!
• Monday – Pajama Day
• Tuesday – Black & Gold Gear
• Wednesday – “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”
• Thursday – Stages of Life
(9th grade – babies, 10th grade – college students, 11th grade – middle-aged, 12th grade – senior citizens)
• Friday – Flashback Friday (1990’s and 2000’s)
To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, Lasallian Ministry will be putting together small bags with notes and candy to send out to Catholic grade school teachers at Annunciation, Ascension, Carondelet, Highland Catholic, Holy Spirit, Immaculate Conception, St. John Paul II, Nativity of our Lord, Our Lady of Peace, Risen Christ, Sacred Heart, and St. Thomas More.
If you would like to include a note or card in the care packages for your former teachers, please bring them to the Lasallian Ministry office. Care packages will be assembled during WIN #1 on Thursday, Feb. 3rd. Sign up in SST. Packages will be mailed out on Friday, Feb. 4th.
On Friday, February 11, all Grade 9 students and Grade 10 students will be taking standardized tests. These tests help our students prepare for their college entrance exams and provide information on their academic strengths and area for growth. Please note the following logistical information for test takers:
• Transportation: Busses will run regular routes in the morning, and again at 12:45pm after testing. Parents may also pick up students after testing concludes.
• Tests Start: 8:30am, Tests Conclude: 11:45am – 12:15pm.
• Grade 9 will take the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED)
• Grade 10 will take the PreACT test
• Lunch: “Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch items will be available in the cafe before testing starts. (The school kitchen will be closed after the morning service.)
• Bus Departure for Afternoon Routes: 12:45pm
• Extended-time Test Takers: Ms. Copeland is in communication with students and families concerning transportation options.
• Staying for After-school Activities: There will be supervised study areas available 12:30pm – 3:00pm for students remaining at school for afternoon activities.
Come to an interest meeting on Tuesday, February 8 in Mrs. Wojda’s room, B211, during WIN 1 to find out more about the Inklings Book club and our book for this semester: Howl’s Moving Castle. At this first meeting, we will discuss a reading plan and future meeting dates. If you already know that you would like to participate, please let Mrs. Wojda know or email her at with HOWL in the subject line and we will order a book for you. You can also let Ms. Arens or Mr. Newman know if you are interested because they also are moderators of the Inklings Book Club. Join us for a great read and a fun time this Spring!
Happy Chinese New Year! Today, more than one billion people worldwide are celebrating a new beginning: the first day of the new Lunar Calendar. Chinese New Year, also commonly known as Lunar New Year, originated in 14th century BC Shang (pronounced Shong) Dynasty in China. The holiday has since spread across all of Asia, though each country has its own names, customs, and traditions associated with the celebration. Every Lunar Year is associated with one of twelve animals from the Chinese Zodiac. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Similar to Western astrology, Chinese tradition believes that an individual’s personality is strongly influenced by their birth year’s zodiac sign. The tiger symbolizes strength, courage, leadership, and adventure and is also believed to expel all evil. Thanks to our Asian Student Association for the candy treats before school today!
Chinese New Year Fun Facts
– Wearing red around the new year is believed to bring the wearer good luck and prosperity in the new year.
– The new year is viewed as a new beginning, a blank slate. Around this time, people clean out their homes, get new haircuts, buy new clothes, and forgive old grievances.
– Chinese New Year in Asia is the equivalent of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Gregorian calendar New Year combined. Non-essential businesses close, everyone comes home for a big family dinner, and gifts in the form of red envelopes full of money are exchanged.
– Some people do not celebrate their true birth days. Instead, they count their years/age by lunar new years.
Happy Chinese New Year!