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Friday, February 4, 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 Wisdom
Throughout this day, help us to recognize Your holy presence.
Enlighten the eyes of our heart
that we might notice how You are at work in our lives.
Give us the wisdom to make the best choices today, this weekend, and always.
Amen.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.
Live, Jesus, in our hearts – Forever!

  • Period 1   8:30am – 9:15am
  • Period 2   9:20am – 10:05am
  • Period 4   10:10am – 10:55am
  • Period 3   11:00am – 12:30pm (Lunch Waves)
    • Wave 1   11:00am – 11:30am
    • Wave 2   11:30am – 12:00pm
    • Wave 3   12:00pm – 12:30pm
  • Period 5   12:35pm – 1:20pm
  • Period 7   1:25pm – 2:10pm
  • Period 8   2:15pm – 3:00pm
Cheese Omelette, Hash Browns, Fruit, Milk
Grab ‘n Go Friday:
Assorted Pizzas
Assorted Entrée Salads
Assorted Deli Sandwiches
CLICK HERE for today’s competition, practice, and meeting events.
Go, Islanders!

HAPPY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS / WINTERFEST WEEK!

FUN FACTS
DeLaSalle became a co-educational school in 1971-72.

Enrollment kept declining through the 1970s and 1980s, as low as 306 total students by 1990. As enrollment started climbing once again in the 1990s, De added the Albers Atrium (2000), the LL Gray gym (2002), the athletic field (2009), and the D building (2016) in addition to several other renovation and technology projects inside the existing A and B buildings.

Many current DeLaSalle faculty and staff are alumni of Catholic schools. Read this week’s “Looking Ahead” newsletter for their reflection and memories of Catholic school experiences.

SPIRIT STICK HUNT
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 Friday’s hunt:

     Clue 1: This famous Islander from 1944, is now world famous and greets you at the door.
     Clue 2: Due your duty and keep campus clean, pick up or drop off is where this might be seen.
     Clue 3: Our whole school is a sacred space, head to this reflective place.
     Clue 4: Fresh ingredients you will find, frozen dirt you will need to grind, you may be Green Team inclined.
If you find a spirit stick, bring it to the Activities Office.

THIS WEEK’S OUT-OF-UNIFORM DRESS THEMES
• 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)
9th GRADERS – RESPECT RETREAT TODAY
All 9th graders will be attending their annual class retreat at Saint Mary’s University Center today. 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 should bring their own bag lunch with beverage or pick up a bag lunch from the school café. 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.
PRE-ORDER YOUR DELASALLE 2022 DELTA YEARBOOK!
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.
SOFTBALL MEETING DURING TUESDAY’S WIN SESSIONS
An info meeting for all those interested in Islander Softball will happen during both WIN sessions next Tuesday, February 8th, in the Thies Creative Lab. The meeting will give basic information about this season’s practices and games. The same meeting info will be repeated in WIN 1 and WIN 2, and will not last the whole session –you’ll have time to do homework or visit a teacher. It is important that ANYONE interested in softball stop in and at least sign up. We are 30 days away from the start of captains’ and 9th grade practices. Only 37 days from tryouts!  See you in the Thies Lab on Tuesday, Coach Tom.
THE INKLINGS BOOK CLUB – NEXT UP: HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
Reminder: the interest meeting is during WIN 1 next Tuesday, February 8 in Mrs. Wojda’s room, B211.  At this first meeting, we will discuss a reading plan and future meeting dates. All are welcome!
TEST DAY FOR 9th AND 10th GRADE STUDENTS – FEBRUARY 11
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.