by DeLaSalle | | Weekly Blast

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March 25, 2022

In this issue…
Praying for Forgiveness and Peace
Online Learning Day – March 28
Early College Awareness Night for 9th and 10th Grade Students and Families
Founder’s Day of Service – April 30
Spring Musical Concludes This Weekend
Please Share Thoughts on Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences
For Your Calendar
Driveway Safety Reminder
2022-23 Transportation Request Forms Due This Monday – March 28
Families To Receive 2022-23 Financial Details in Early April
Registration for Camp Islander Summer Camps
Boys’ Basketball in State Championship Game Saturday

 

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Praying for Forgiveness and Peace
Today, on the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis presided at a Celebration of Penance in Saint Peter’s Basilica in which he also consecrated the current crisis between Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The faithful around the world were invited to pray with the Pope.

For Minnesota, that time was 11:00am – 12:00pm. DeLaSalle students and staff offered a special prayer to Mary before each lunch session today. The community was also invited to the chapel for a time of adoration and to pray the Act of Consecration. The event will be archived on the EWTN app and replayed on EWTN television Saturday, March 26, at 11:00am, Central Time.

ACT OF CONSECRATION to the IMMACULATE HEART of MARY
ACTO DE CONSAGRACIÓNAL CORAZÓN INMACULADO DE MARÍA

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Photos are screenshots of today’s broadcast on EWTN.

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Online Learning Day – March 28

This coming Monday, March 28, is an online learning day for all students. Students do not report to campus but will instead work on coursework as assigned by each teacher. The faculty and staff will be in professional development meetings.

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Early College Awareness Night for 9th and 10th Grade Students and Families

DeLaSalle’s College Planning Department will share simple steps to planning for the college journey. Learn how and why it is never too early to seek college scholarships. Discover NAVIANCE, the online college planning tool. We hope to see you there!
Date: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Room D104, The Schulze Lab

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Founder’s Day of Service – April 30

On Saturday, April 30th, Islanders are invited to celebrate the birthday of St. John Baptist de La Salle in service to others. De will be hosting two amazing events that day.

• Steps for Sleep Charity Walk
DeLaSalle is partnering with My Very Own Bed to organize and host the Steps for Sleep Charity Walk and wellness fair. My Very Own Bed is a Northeast Minneapolis-based non-profit providing new beds and bedding to kids in the Twin Cities metro area. Volunteers are needed to help set up and manage the event, to cheer on participants, or to join in the walk itself. Online registration and contributions can be made here.  Ready to help? Please contact Nicole Stecklein, DLS Lasallian Ministry, nicole.stecklein@delasalle.com or 612-676-7608

• Starry Night Prom
An amazing party and dance for people in our community with disabilities. Students and staff are needed to greet guests, escort them to the dance floor, help with food and the photo booth, and join in the dancing fun! Sign up to help using this form. Friends, sports teams, and clubs are encouraged to sign up together to help with this great day of service! Have questions? Contact Nicole Stecklein, DLS Lasallian Ministry, nicole.stecklein@delasalle.com or 612-676-7608

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student photoSpring Musical Concludes This Weekend
The spring musical, “Catch Me If You Can,” is in the final weekend of shows tonight and tomorrow night,  Friday and Saturday, March 25 & 26.
Performances begin at 7:30pm.
To reserve tickets, please click here.

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Please Share Thoughts on Parent / Student / Teacher Conferences

We’ve had the opportunity to deliver academic conferences online and in-person and looking for your thoughts and comments on the scheduling process, available times, and meeting formats. Whether or not you were able to attend the recent Spring Conferences, your feedback is helpful with planning future conferences. Please complete this five-minute survey before April 1st. Thank you.

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For Your Calendar

DeLaSalle’s Spring Break (no classes) will be Monday – Friday, April 4 – 8. Classes will resume on Monday, April 11. Of note, many office staff choose to take time off during this break. Here is a link to our staff directory.
The school community will gather for Holy Thursday liturgy on April 14, as we begin the Easter Triduum, the three-day period that recognizes Christ’s Passion and leads up to his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
There are no classes on Good Friday, April 15 or on Easter Monday, April 18.

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Driveway Safety Reminder

For the safety of all, drivers are reminded that traffic through the driveway in front of school is one-way during the hour before school and 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Also, after stopping to drop off a student, please continue onward promptly to assure the continued smooth flow of traffic. Thank you.

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2022-23 Transportation Request Forms Due This Monday – March 28

Families of students returning to DeLaSalle for the 2022-23 school year received an email on Monday, March 14, inviting them to make school transportation requests. The email came from communications@delasalle.com and was sent to the primary contact person for each student. The completed request form is due this coming Monday, March 28. Questions may be directed to transportation@delasalle.com. Of note… Registered incoming ninth grade families completed their transportation requests at the time of registration.

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Families To Receive 2022-23 Financial Details in Early April

The DeLaSalle Business Office will soon communicate financial aid information to families who qualify for need-based aid or presidential scholarships as well as those who pay full tuition. As part of our continuous enrollment protocol, returning families who do not have any new students will receive an email with next year’s updated information. New families (and returning families adding a new student who is also coming to De) will receive a new tuition agreement as part of their email communication and will be asked to follow the instructions to electronically sign the agreement and select a payment plan.

The DeLaSalle Business Office will soon communicate financial aid information to If your family has applied for need-based financial assistance, please note that we cannot award financial aid to a student or family whose application is deemed “incomplete.” So, if you receive a request for additional information from Tuition Aid Data Service (TADS), the company we use to process financial aid applications, please respond immediately. TADS is hoping to complete their auditing process in the next 5 days and then release their assessments of completed aid applications to DeLaSalle, so that we may begin communicating new or updated information to registered families. Please contact Ron Rice, Director of Tuition Management, with any questions.

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Registration for Camp Islander Summer Camps

This summer, grade school through high school students can choose from camps in eleven different activities – from developing their theatre stage persona to building their skills on the athletic court or field. Camp instructors, moderators, and coaches are current DeLaSalle staff members, alumni, and friends. Each camp offers great fun, outstanding coaching, and directing, with an emphasis on fundamental skill development for participants. Students may sign up for a single camp or multiple camps. Read more by clicking here.

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Boys’ Basketball in State Championship Game Saturday

The DeLaSalle boys’ basketball team won their 11th consecutive section title (a new Minnesota state record) and seek their 25th state title in school history, potentially the eighth Class AAA state title during this unprecedented run of success over the past 11 years, when they play Totino-Grace High School for the Class AAA Championship, Saturday, March 26, 5:00pm at Williams Arena on the University of Minnesota campus

Free fan shuttle buses will depart from the front of school, 4:00pm to 4:45pm, and will return fans to DE after the game. We encourage all Islander supporters to be loud and proud, and respectful to all.

The Minnesota State High School League has established ticket prices for the state tournament at $17 for adult spectators and $11 for students. Tickets must be purchased online through the U of MN ticket office.

A Welcome Home celebration will take place in the DeLaSalle gym following Saturday’s game.
Go, Islanders! Take State, DeLaSalle!

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