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Thursday, February 3, 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 Creation,
We thank You for the design for our earth and all its creatures,
from the smallest bird to the tallest tree to the deepest ocean.
May we show our love for You by preserving and caring for these great gifts.
In Jesus’ name we pray,
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever!

  • Period 5   8:30am – 9:55am
  • WIN Sessions   10:00am – 11:20am
  • Period 7   11:25am – 1:35pm (Lunch Waves)
    • Wave 1   11:25am – 12:05pm
    • Wave 2   12:10pm – 12:50pm
    • Wave 3   12:55pm – 1:35pm
  • Period 8   1:40pm – 3:00pm
French Toast Sticks, Sausage, Fruit, Milk
Entrée:  Sweet and Sour Chicken over Rice, Mixed Vegetables

A La Carte Items:  Turkey Cheddar Wrap Sandwich

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


As enrollment grew at DeLaSalle in the 1940s and 1950s, the school did not have enough space for all four grade levels; ninth graders “attended” De in a school building five miles away in south Minneapolis. The Archdiocese then opened what is now known as the A building and the ninth graders were able to join older students on the island at one single location.

In the 1960s, DeLaSalle reached its peak enrollment with more than 1600 boys each year.

Because there was not enough enrollment space at DeLaSalle in the 1950s, a group of Brothers was asked to help open a new Archdiocesan school in St. Louis Park in 1955 — Benilde (now known as Benilde-St. Margaret’s).

A decade later, because there still was not enough enrollment space at DeLaSalle in the 1960s, another group of Brothers was asked to help open a new Archdiocesan school in Fridley in 1965 — Grace High School (now known as Totino-Grace).

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 Thursday’s hunt:

     Clue 1: One by one these items stack, yet when you need one they’re sure to have your back.
     Clue 2: In this space made by brick, chart 2 by 4 to find the stick.
     Clue 3: Waiting for a ride, nowhere to go, be careful don’t stub your toe.
     Clue 4: There once was a fire that burnt a building down, and that’s where the spirit stick can be found.
If you find a spirit stick, bring it to the Activities Office.

• 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)
Tomorrow (Friday), all 9th graders will be attending their annual class retreat at Saint Mary’s University Center. Complete information was emailed to all students and families on Tuesday. Here are a few reminders:
• Upon arrival at school, 9th graders should gather in the Florance Center.
• Students may either bring their own bag lunch with beverage from home or pick up a peanut butter/sunbutter and jelly sandwich bag lunch from the school café before departing for the retreat. Dropping off or delivering of meals to the retreat site is not allowed.
• Students may dress in the Winterfest theme of 90s and 00s attire. Pandemic masks will be worn except during lunch.
• iPads and book bags are not needed this day and must be left at home or in school lockers.
• This fun retreat is the full school day. Buses will bring students back to school before 3:00pm.
It’s time! You can now pre-order your DeLeSalle 2022 yearbook. The yearbook team is hard at work capturing the events and people of the year. Order now to guarantee your copy at delivery time! Orders can be made on our online store. Pick your options and follow the ordering instructions. Save $10 by ordering before February 13th.
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!
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.