Principal’s March Letter
Letter from the Principal
I sincerely hope that you and your family have enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable Mardi Gras break! We resume classes at our regular time on Monday, March 6th, and our third quarter exams are just two weeks away. Many important events are happening this month, and I have highlighted several of these.
BASKETBALL TEAM HEADS TO LAKE CHARLES, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th
Congratulations to our boys’ basketball team for reaching the state semi-finals in the Division II state basketball tournament. The team plays this Wednesday at 4:45 pm in Lake Charles. All students are invited to attend, and we are organizing fan buses for transportation. It will cost students $12.00 to ride the bus and $10.00 to buy a ticket into the game. Permission slips were sent out via text and are available on edline and on the website. We hope many of you are able to make the trip and support the team! Please contact our front desk at 504.895.5717 if you have questions.
JUNIOR RETREAT, FRIDAY, MARCH 10th
Our next junior retreat of the year will again take place on Loyola’s campus. Students have been alerted as to their groups, and permission slips are located on the website and on edline. Any questions should be directed to Mr. Tony Behan, our Campus Minister, at [email protected], or Mr. Justin Martineau, at [email protected].
STANDARDIZED TESTING DAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th / EARLY DISMISSALS
This day is a mandatory day of school for all 8th-11th graders. Standardized testing will take place, and these tests are important to both the students and to De La Salle. The day will start at the normal time (7:40 am), and dismissals will occur as follows:
9th grades: 10:00 am dismissal (approx.); all pick-ups from school parking lot
8th, 10th and 11th grades: 12:00 pm dismissal (approx.)
12th grade: NO SCHOOL
The buses will pick up at 12:30 pm on this day. Please direct any questions to Ms. Kate Massey at [email protected].
THIRD QUARTER EXAMS / EARLY DISMISSALS
Thursday, March 16th: A and B Period Exams / 11:00 am dismissal
Friday, March 17th: C and D Period Exams / 11:00 am dismissal
SOPHOMORE PRAYER BREAKFAST, SATURDAY, MARCH 18th
Friendly reminder that 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). Dress is semi-formal for this event: shirt and tie for males and dresses (or similar semi-formal attire) for females. No tennis shoes or jeans are allowed.
JOSEPH’S ALTAR, MONDAY, MARCH 20th
Once again, De La Salle will host a St. Joseph’s Altar on Monday, March 20th. The altar will open at 9:00 am, and some of our 8th grade students will perform the Tupa Tupa and say the Rosary at 11:30 am. Please stop by school any time during this day to visit the altar.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
Friendly reminder that all returning students must register for the 2017-18 school year on the following dates, according to the first letter of the student’s last name:
A – L last names: Wednesday, March 29th 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm in cafeteria
M –Z last names: Thursday, March 30th 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm in cafeteria
Please direct any questions to the finance office at [email protected].
LA TROUPE DE LA SALLE’S AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THURSDAY, MARCH 30th, 7:30 PM
Our drama club, La Troupe de La Salle, will put on its next play, Agatha Christie’s murder mystery And Then There Were None, on Thursday, March 30th, through Monday, April 3rd, at 7:30 pm in the theater (there is no Sunday performance). Please come out and enjoy this wonderful production and support its talented cast and crew.
SCHOOL-WIDE DAY OF RECONCILIATION, FRIDAY, MARCH 31st
Friday, March 31st, we will be offering the sacrament of Reconciliation to our entire student body. Under the direction of our Campus Minister, Mr. Tony Behan, we have arranged for eight priests to be on campus on Friday morning to hear confessions. We are extremely excited to offer this sacrament to our entire school, and we ask that you please encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity.
Baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field are now in full swing! Please come out and support the Cavs as they take to the field and the floor! We wish them the best of luck!
Take care, and may God bless you and yours
Paul Kelly, ‘83