Monday, January 22, 2018

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Lord, give me the grace to embody love for others in spite of what they say or do, and to express the sacrificial love of Jesus by treating others in the way Jesus treated me. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

PANCAKES, FRUIT TOPPING, MILK AND FRUIT JUICE

MEATLESS MONDAY | ENTREE: GRILLED CHEESE, TOMATO SOUP, FRUIT; A LA CARTE: THAI QUINOA SALAD; EGG SALAD SANDWICH

In today’s news…

It’s baaaaaaack! The second annual Winterfest dodgeball tournament sponsored by YOUR Student Council is back by popular demand. Team sign-ups will be up outside Student Activities from Friday afternoon to Wednesday after school. The dodgeball tournament will happen on Thursday, Jan. 25 in the main gym from 3:15pm to 5:30pm. The winning team will play the staff at the Pepfest on February 2. See Jake Brouillard, Josh Dolezal, Brady Thompson, Calvin Mattson or Evie Kaznessis for more information.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents three shows as part of its Winter One Acts. The shows are: “Violet, or The (Un)sinkable Stewardess”, “The Red Shoes,” and “The Once and Future King.” Showtimes are January 19, 20, 26, and 27, at 7;30pm, in the Florance Center. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

Current 10th and 11th grade students received an email with a link to apply for a Global Advantage Program summer course in Italy or Nicaragua. Continue reading here about the trips, including requested information for the application. Applications are due by February 2. As students and families consider this decision, please note that young women may apply by April 1 for a one-time grant up to $500 through the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s “Dare to Dream” grant program. Click here for more information and the grant application. And, all DeLaSalle students may volunteer through the Islander Foundation and apply those funds to help pay for trip expenses.

Tomorrow, students will meet with their academic mentors to review first semester results and plan second semester goals. DeLaSalle moved these meetings from their originally scheduled date January 19 to minimize the number of schedule disruptions next week.

Today, at 8:30am, the Parent Association sponsored group will meet in the Florance Center to lift up the school community in prayer. All parents are welcome. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom. Prayer requests may remain anonymous.

There will be an out of uniform day on Wednesday, January 24. Please see the out of uniform policies for appropriate dress code. Wristbands will be sold during lunches on Monday and Tuesday, January 22 & 23 for $1 and Wednesday, January 24 for $2.

According to out-of-uniform rules, attire must be modest, clean, and in good condition according to the following:

  • No halter-tops, tank tops, tube tops, crop tops or bare midriffs; 
  • No hats or other head coverings unless they are worn for religious/spiritual or cultural reasons; 
  • No backpacks, purses, or other bags other than the DeLaSalle drawstring bag;
  • No sunglasses; 
  • No ripped or torn clothing of any kind; 
  • Any printing on shirts may not mention or suggest the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, or be profane or offensive;
  • No clothing items that include graphics that discriminate against a person or group based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sex, gender, or gender identity, sexual orientation, age and disability or disease;
  • Shorts and skirts must reach the top of the knee. 
  • Yoga or any similar style pants are not permitted; leggings are permitted as long as the student is wearing a dress, top or skirt that reaches the top of the knee.
  • Sandals are not permitted.

Sophomores will gather on Friday for their class retreat.  This is a full day event where you have the opportunity to meet with your classmates, build class unity and share.  Here are some details regarding your retreat:

  • Attendance is mandatory. If you miss a retreat day, you are required to make up the retreat through the guidance of the Lasallian Ministry office.
  • Service is the theme so you may come out of uniform, however, you must be in clothes in which you can work and must follow out of uniform guidelines. (no exposed bellies, no skirts, no short shorts, etc.)
  • ABSOLUTELY NO open toe or open back shoes or boots are allowed. This is a requirement of the service sites. You MUST wear tennis shoes.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO jewelry may be worn
  • Bring a bag lunch, water or juice will be provided. No microwaves available.
  • Leave all books, iPads, bags, purses, headphones, cell phones, etc. at home or school. These items are not allowed on retreat.
  • The retreat will run during the school day only. You will check in to first hour for attendance and announcements and will move to the Florance Center for the start of the day
  • Please come with an open and positive attitude and you will have fun.
  • Any questions or concerns should be directed to Ms. Hodapp in the Lasallian Ministry office during your lunch period.

Juniors will participate in a full day of college planning on Friday, January 26.  Instead of attending their regular classes, juniors will split into groups and spend each class period learning about a different piece of the college planning process. Presenters will inform students in the following areas; financial aid, college visits, college entrance exam test taking skills, study abroad, NCAA, college selectivity, and more.

Activities leading up to the Super Bowl on February 4 will impact parking near DeLaSalle for the next three weeks. The Nicollet Island Pavilion overflow parking lot, just south of the Hennepin Avenue bridge, will be unavailable for general public pay parking or MPRB permit parking from January 17-February 7.

Starting today, students may purchase a parking permit that will allow them to park in the parking lot at 301 NE Main Street during school days. Permits will be sold for $85 ($1 for each school day). They will be valid for the remainder of the school year.

Students MUST remove their vehicle from the 301 on Main parking lot by 5:00pm each day or risk being towed by building management. DeLaSalle will provide shuttle bus service each school day between the 301 on Main parking lot and the school, starting Wednesday. The morning shuttle will leave the parking lot at approximately 8:15am. The afternoon shuttle will leave from the front of DeLaSalle at 3:15pm.