February Letter from the Principal
Letter from the Principal
Happy February! We have many upcoming events in the month of February, and I sincerely hope that this letter helps keep you abreast of all that is happening at De La Salle. As always, please continually refer to our website and edline for information and calendar updates, and feel free to contact us via phone or email if you have questions.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
This week, January 30th through February 3rd, is Catholic Schools Week. We ask you to remind your child of the blessing of a specifically Catholic education, and we introduce the school day each day this week with a special prayer to help remind us of this privilege during this special week.
PROGRESS REPORTS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST
Progress grades (a letter grade posted to edline at the mid-point of each quarter) will be posted by the end of this week. Again, although we send no hard copies of grades home, this grade will give you an idea of where your child stands in his or her courses at this point in the third quarter.
PARENT – TEACHER CONFERENCE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Parent-Teacher Conference will take place from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 9th. Teachers will be available during this block for individual conferences. We ask that you limit conferences to no more than eight minutes per teacher as based upon the length of the “line” outside the teacher’s classroom. We thank you in advance for your understanding in this regard.
MALALA PROJECT DAY FOR ALL STUDENTS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
All students are required to complete a project based on our One Book for Justice, which this year was I am Malala. The rubric for this project was handed to students last week, and it is also posted on edline. Please refer any questions regarding this project to our campus minister, Mr. Tony Behan, at [email protected]. (The only students NOT required to complete this project are students who began De La Salle after the semester break in January).
MARDI GRAS HOLIDAYS: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
School is closed all week for the Mardi Gras holidays, beginning on Monday, February 27th, through Friday, March 3rd. School resumes on Monday, March 6th.
DE LA SALLE MARCHING BAND, CAVALETTES, AND CHEERLEADERS
Our Band, our Cavalettes, and our Cheerleaders will proudly represent De La Salle and our storied history in the following Mardi Gras parades: Caesar, Babylon, D’Etat, Thoth, and Rex. Come out and watch the Cavs lead on during these parades!
POTENTIAL ROBOTICS CLASS
We are planning on offering a robotics class as an elective for juniors and seniors in the fall of 2017. A professional robotics instructor will teach the class, and we are very excited about the prospect of offering this class to students. There is a $350.00 cost per student, as the equipment used to build and operate the robots is expensive. Please complete the survey on edline or contact Mr. Mike Rigamer at [email protected] if your child is interested in this class. More information will be forthcoming as we begin the scheduling process in March.
SOPHOMORE PRAYER BREAKFAST, SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH
ALL sophomores are required to attend the Sophomore Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 18th, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. This is a breakfast for every sophomore and his or her mother (or significant, adult female presence). Save-the-Date invitations will be mailed home this week.
Dress is semi-formal for this event: shirt and tie for males, and dresses (or similar semi-formal attire) for females. Please refer any questions regarding this event to me at [email protected].
Boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, the wrestling team, and the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are now moving to the conclusion of their seasons and jockeying for playoff positions. Baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field are quickly nearing their respective openers. Please come out and support the Cavs as they take to the field and the floor!
As always, we thank you for entrusting your children to us, and we look forward to an enjoyable and restful Mardi Gras break. Take care, and may God bless you and yours.
Paul Kelly, ‘83