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Friday, March 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, we thank you for this special week of Social Justice focus.
Guide us and inspire us to always be aware of the basic human needs of others
and help us to know how we can work to meet those needs.
Please bless the activists and problem solvers who are currently working to make
food, clothing, shelter, and clean water available to all.
We pray in Jesus’ name,
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)
  • 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 ;  Tuna on Hoagie;   Hummus Tray;
Tossed Salad with Egg;   Bean Burger;   Variety of Fruits and Vegetables
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Go, Islanders!
During this week’s Social Justice Week, we will focus on four basic human needs –food, shelter, water, clothing– to better understand how we can implement components of charity and justice to work for positive change.

Today, Friday, we’ll review what we’ve learned this week with Trivia Games during all lunches.
We are still collecting clothing donations and food items; bring your gift to the boxes in Albers Atrium.
Continue to be mindful of the necessity of clean water for all.
Pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit that we may lessen the burden of those who struggle to have food, shelter, clothing, and safe, usable water.

Thursday’s theme is CLOTHING.
Decent clothing is essential and helps keep kids in school: 30% of homeless children in the U.S. are out of class because they lack access to decent or warm clothing. Please bring in one new or gently-worn clothing item to donate to Sharing and Caring Hands.

The Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya, opened Mwangaza College, formerly Bishop Ndingi Skills Training Centre, in 1992 for post-secondary training with two departments: business, and tailoring and dressmaking. It later expanded to include accounting, fashion and design, hairdressing, information technology, and foodservice. The Christian Brothers assumed direction of the school in 1993 and through the Twinning Program, Mwangaza was matched with DeLaSalle, Minneapolis.
We support our Twin School with prayer and financial assistance. Money raised from the sale of out-of-uniform wrist bands will go directly to Mwangaza which continues to have courses in clothing manufacturing.

Students may be out of uniform today (Thursday) if they are wearing a $2 wristband that supports our Lasallian Twin School, the Mwangaza Center in Kenya.

Wednesday’s focus is WATER.
“Progress on Household Drinking WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 2000 – 2020”
The Joint Monitoring Programme Report (WHO and UNICEF)
In 2020, about 1 in 4 people lacked safely managed drinking water in their homes and nearly half the world’s population lacked safely managed sanitation.
If current trends persist, billions of children and families will be left without critical, life-saving WASH services, stating that by 2030:
• Only 81% of the world’s population will have access to safe drinking water at home, leaving 1.6 billion without;
• Only 67% will have safe sanitation services, leaving 2.8 billion without;
• And only 78% will have basic handwashing facilities, leaving 1.9 billion without.
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Tuesday’s theme is SHELTER. Thanks for making tie blankets for My Very Own Bed.

Monday’s topic is FOOD. As part of our awareness of how many people live with food insecurity, we’re holding a food collection drive. Each grade has been assigned a needed item:
• 9th grade: Fruit (canned fruit, apple sauce, snack packs)
• 10th grade: Veggies (canned vegetables)
• 11th grade: Grains (pasta, rice, tortillas)
• 12th grade: Protein (peanut butter, beans, canned meat)
• Staff: Soups
Thank you for being generous as we pray and work for an end to hunger.  Items are still needed.

Theology teacher and head track coach, Mr. Letcher, invites all Islanders interested in joining the track and field team to be sure to sign up this week. Practices begin Monday, March 14. Questions? Stop by his classroom, B207.
The Environmental Club will meet next Tuesday, March 8, at 3:15pm. Climate Generation will be presenting about Environmental Justice topics in the State of Minnesota. They will also be speaking about the upcoming Youth Climate Summit. Meet at the school kitchen. After school snacks will be provided.
Current 11th grade students are invited to apply for scholarships available through the DeLaSalle Alumni Association. The application is available here and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 18. Six scholarships are awarded in honor of alumni who have made a significant impact on DeLaSalle and recipients will have the scholarships applied to their tuition for the 2022-23 school year.
DeLaSalle Theatre is gearing up for the spring musical “Catch Me If You Can” and we’re looking for energetic, outgoing, and positive students to join our Front of House team. Front of House is the box office (tickets), concessions, ushers and greeters, and are crucial for the performance experience for audiences. If you are interested in joining or want more information, contact Mr. Buffington. Performances begin Friday, March 11.
It’s time to order your DeLeSalle 2022 yearbook. 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.