CABINET LETTER FROM DR. ALUMBAUGH
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,
As you are all aware, we greeted the Lenten season with a beautiful Ash Wednesday prayer service that asked us to contemplate as a community our commitment to God, self, and others during this Holy season. As a reminder, all families received a message on February 25th inviting them to join us every Friday, throughout the season of Lent, for our 7:45 a.m. mass in the De La Salle Chapel.
At this point in our academic calendar, almost every DLS student has met with his academic counselor to enter course registration requests. As always, we encourage students and families to consider both interest and reach during course selection. As you know, we are scheduling across seven academic periods for our rising Sophomores and Freshmen, and all section/course additions are likewise open to Juniors and Seniors.
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Spartan Charity Challenge Launched
Now in its 25th year, the Spartan Charity Challenge is underway. The fundraiser, which runs in conjunction with Lent, calls on De La Salle students to help and hold up those who are in need. De La Salle announced the four worthy causes that it has selected as recipients for this year’s Spartan Charity Challenge, which include relief efforts for the earthquake that hit the Turkey-Syria border earlier this month; Lasallian ministries in Eritrea, Africa; the Monument Crisis Center; and the De La Salle Brotherhood Fund. READ MORE >>
Campus Visitor Reminder for Parents
Parents, we would like to call your attention to the Student-Parent Handbook in regards to campus visits. If you need to meet with a member of the faculty, staff, or coach, you must have an appointment and you must check in with the Main Office.
Please reference section 6.1, items three and four in the Student-Parent Handbook for our visitor policies.
Film Festival (March 10th)
The De La Salle and Carondelet 2023 Winton Arts Film Festival will take place on March 10th in the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation from 6:30-8:30 pm. The Film Festival celebrates the creativity of student filmmakers at De La Salle, Carondelet, and East Bay middle schools. Admission to this Oscars-like event is free. Visit the 2023 Winton Drive Film Festival webpage for complete details.
The De La Salle and Carondelet Junior Prom "Above the City Lights" is Saturday, March 11 at The Overlook at Port Workspaces in Oakland. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and no tickets will be sold after March 6th. Guest Passes are also due to the Dean's Office by March 6th.
Visit the De La Salle Dances webpage for more information and to purchase your tickets for Prom.
Poker Tournament (March 18th)
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 pm. This event is for every level of poker player, from the newcomer to the seasoned enthusiast. 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 De La Salle/Carondelet Theatre Company spring production of Xanadu opens Thursday, March 23 in the Brother Celestine Cormier, FSC Theater. Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach in 1980, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! Visit the DLS/CHS Company webpage for more information or to purchase your tickets.
Upcoming events for the De La Salle Class of 2027 admissions process:
• Admissions notifications will be emailed on March 17th
• Commitment deposits are due March 24th
• Class of 2027 Welcome Night will be May 1st
For more information on the admissions process for the Class of 2027, visit the De La Salle Admissions webpage, or contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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As we enter into the month of March, Christians from all around the world enter into the season of Lent, a 40-day season of preparation for Easter. The three traditional practices we are called to engage in during this season are Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Here at De La Salle we want to give every opportunity to our students to take advantage of this season to become the best versions of themselves, guided by these three pillars. READ MORE >>
Please be sure to check out the College Counseling spotlight page for this month's news. For seniors, the March content includes information about FAFSA, Scholarships, and DVC enrollment steps. For juniors, there is information about College Advisory and SAT and ACT testing, and there are updates for sophomores related to college planning, summer academic and enrichment programs, and the Midwest College Tour. READ MORE >>
The next De La Salle Parent Association (DLSPA) meeting is Monday, March 6 in the Library. Mr. Mark Chiarucci, VP for Advancement, will be the 15-minute speaker. The social begins at 6:30 pm in the Library Courtyard, and the meeting starts at 7 pm. All De La Salle parents are welcome to attend both the Parent Social and the DLSPA meeting.
For more information from the DLSPA for March CLICK HERE >>.
National Honor Society Registration
Attention all De La Salle freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. If you want to become a National Honor Society (NHS) member of the De La Salle Chapter for the 2023-24 school year, you need to complete a mandatory application by Friday, March 10.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP >>
March Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness & Prevention
The month of March ends with National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This year, De La Salle and Carondelet are presenting a Parent Education Night with Debbie Berndt, Director for Parent Movement 2.0 and Substance-Free Athletics.
In her keynote presentation, “Marijuana 101, Fentanyl and Parenting Strategies for the 21st Century” Mrs. Berndt will provide the latest science regarding substance abuse and its impact on adolescent brain development. Substance use disorder is now understood to be a childhood-onset disease that can have profound effects on teenage mental health. This keynote will provide parents with strategies for countering these effects and explain how current research indicates parent influence is one of the most important protective factors when it comes to preventing underage substance use.
Date: March 14th at 6:30 pm in the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation on the Carondelet campus. RSVP to attend the event virtually, or in person.
Summer Camps at De La Salle
Now is the chance for elementary or middle school children to experience the magic of De La Salle through the school's Summer Camp Program. A majority of our sports camps are for boys and girls 3rd-9th grade, but we also offer camps for high school players and advanced athletes, as well as an All-Sports Camp specifically designed for children K-3. Each camp focuses on skill development, having fun, and being competitive and is run by current De La Salle coaching staff and former De La Salle players. For children who are theatrically inclined, we offer a fabulous Youth Performance Training Camp, as well as an Improv Camp.
Visit the De La Salle Camps and Clinics webpage for information about all camps and to register your son/daughter in an exciting summer camp opportunity.
Book Reminder: Does your student have all of his textbooks? Several have been turned into the Bookstore and entered back into our system. If your student is missing a book, he can stop by the Bookstore for assistance.
Online Shopping: Spring sports have begun! Please visit www.dlsbookstore.org for all of your Spring Sport Spiritwear needs and store hours.
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