PRESIDENT'S CABINET LETTER
Dear De La Salle Community:
Today I was privileged to join a group of sophomores on their Metanoia Retreat. Metanoia, from Greek, means a transformative change of heart. I witnessed just that. Our young men leaned in and confronted instances when they could make better choices, live with integrity, and ultimately love. It begs a Lasallian Catholic question, “How can I love those around me more deeply?”
So, too, our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, understood that genuine relationships must be formed first before education can begin. He extols us “By the care you take of your students show that you have a real love for them” (Med 80.3) so that, “The more loving you are to the young, the greater will be the effects of God’s grace” (Med 134.2). Therefore, it is all the more significant that the first action word from our Mission Statement is the word LOVE! I, and our talented staff and coaches, don’t take love for granted – which seems fitting in this month of February.
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Nearly 500 Spartans make Honor Roll for Semester 1
Congratulations to the 478 De La Salle students who made the Honor Roll for Semester 1 of the 2022-23 school year. In total, 308 students earned High Honors for achieving a 3.75 grade-point average or higher. There were an additional 170 students who earned a 3.50-3.75 GPA for Honors academic status. Help us congratulate these students on their Honor Roll recognition.
Laps For Life is a powerful, positive event focused on changing the conversation about teenage mental health. We believe that with openness, love, and community support we can have the courage to talk about our struggles and loss and we can become a healthier community together. Part resource fair and part walk/run fundraiser, Laps for Life has the dual purpose of promoting mental health and preventing teen suicide. This year’s event is Saturday, February 4 at 9 a.m. at De La Salle.
Contact Ms. Shelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or visit the De La Salle Laps for Life website.
RISE Parent Education (Feb. 8)
De La Salle and Carondelet are partnering for RISE (Respect, Inclusion, Solidarity, Empowerment) this February. This year’s theme will focus on healthy relationships and ending gender-based violence in line with our Lasallian Core Principle - Respect for All Persons. The RISE events on February 8th include two joint assemblies from violence prevention experts, one for our freshmen and sophomores and another for our juniors and seniors. Ashley Bendiksen, our speaker for the junior and senior classes, will also present to parents at 6:30 p.m. on February 8 in Carondelet's Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation. Parents wanting to attend this evening event should RSVP here.
Spartans' Night (Feb. 16)
The De La Salle Alumni Association will host Spartans' Night at the Colombo Club on Thursday, February 16. Join fellow Spartans for an evening of good food and great company at one of the oldest clubs in the Bay area. This event is a great opportunity to bring your father, brother, son, or an old classmate and share a meal. It is open to all alumni families as well as current families. Tickets are $50 per person. Click here to register.
The De La Salle Ski Club will be traveling to Palisades Tahoe on Saturday, March 4. This teacher-chaperoned trip departs from the De La Salle parking lot at 5:30 a.m. and returns after a fun day on the slopes at 8:30 p.m. All De La Salle and Carondelet students are welcome to join but space is limited. Click here to register.
Tax season is here! If you made a charitable gift to De La Salle in 2022, as long as you itemize your tax return, you will still be able to deduct your gifts. When you meet with your tax specialist be sure to ask them about the benefits you will receive in 2022 and start planning for your charitable giving in 2023!
TOPICS TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR TAX SPECIALIST >>
Winter sports are starting to wrap up, and spring sports are getting ready to begin.
De La Salle Winter Sports Championship schedules are now live. Click here for Basketball, Soccer, and Wrestling.
- Spring sports begin on Monday, February 6. Check the athletics website and the DLS Spartans app for more information.
We also had our second Collegiate Signing Day yesterday. Visit our De La Salle National Signing Page for a list of the student-athletes that were honored during our ceremony.
Financial aid applications for the 2023-24 school year are available through FACTS and are due on February 10th.
As we enter into the month that everyone associates with LOVE, it is important to remember what true love is. This verse from the Gospel of John reminds us that we demonstrate love best when we give of our lives in the service of others. Throughout February, the Campus Ministry team is giving our students an opportunity to demonstrate love through a number of different ways to serve. Visit the Campus Ministry Spotlight page for information about the Junior Retreat, Laps for Life, Ven A Ver, and the Mother/Son Liturgy and Brunch. READ MORE >>
Please be sure to check out the College Counseling spotlight page for this month's news, which includes updates about College Advisory and what seniors should review as the second semester begins. For juniors, there is information about Summer Programs and SAT and ACT testing, and for freshmen and sophomores, there is information about the Frosh/Soph College Night. Our college counselors also included information about upcoming local, regional, and national events that you can attend either in person or virtually. READ MORE >>
The Second Annual Mark Halvorson Takedown Poker Tournament, which is open to the entire De La Salle community, will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. This event is for every level of poker player, from the newcomer to the seasoned enthusiast. We will host a full-blown, professionally-run, poker tournament on campus in the Hofmann Center run by Blue Dog Events.
The entry fee for the poker tournament is $100, which includes poker, dinner from Salsa Verde, and drink tickets. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Mark Halvorson Endowment Fund. PURCHASE TICKETS >>
The next DLSPA Meeting is Monday, February 6 in the Library. Dr. Heather Alumbaugh, Vice President for Academic Life, will be the 15-minute speaker. The Parent Social will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Courtyard, and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. All De La Salle parents are welcome to attend both the Parent Social and the DLSPA Meeting.
Click here for more information from the De La Salle Parent Association for February.
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