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Welcome to the start of another wonderful school year at De La Salle High School. The Spartan Spotlight is our monthly parent newsletter that provides information from various areas of the school.
We will email you the first week of every month during the school year. The Spartan Spotlight will include information on upcoming events, and additional information we think parents need to know.
At the top of the newsletter, links are provided to take you directly to that information. Throughout the newsletter you will find links back to the school's website for additional information or registration forms. 
All issues will be available on the school website under Quicklinks/Spartan Spotlight. We encourage you to read each issue to learn more about the upcoming activities at De La Salle. 

Inside The Spartan Spotlight Newsletter

From the Administration

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are off and running for a new school year. If you are like me, you are probably starting to ask the question – Where did the summer go? It is hard to imagine that for some of us (those who were born before 1969), was it really 50 years ago that Apollo 11 landed on the moon? Okay, enough said – you get the gist of time flying by. In this light, we need to enjoy each moment and celebrate the blessings God has given us. ... Continue reading.

VP FOR ACADEMIC LIFE LETTER

Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, and Friends of De La Salle,

Welcome back! Summer feels like a distant memory. So much has already transpired at De La Salle High School, from our new teacher orientation at the beginning of August, to our faculty professional days to the welcome Bar-B-Que for all new students, the second year of joint orientations for all classes at De La Salle and Carondelet, the Welcome Rally, Welcome Dance, first athletic games, theater try-outs, lost locker combinations, and the list goes on. ... Continue reading.

Upcoming Events and Activities

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT

On Thursday, September 12, De La Salle High School will host its annual Back-to-School Night, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Gym. 
As part of Back-to-School Night, the Bookstore will hold its Sixth Annual Sidewalk Sale, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Arrive early and get your new De La Salle gear. 
Parents, you can access your son's class schedule through PowerSchool. We encourage you to have a copy of your son's schedule - either printed or downloaded to your smartphone - with you before arriving at Back-to-School Night. You can download the PowerSchool app through the iPhone App Store or Google Play. If you are unable to access your son's schedule through PowerSchool, you can print the Back-To-School Night Form and write in his classes. 

SUPER TICKET

Time is running out on your opportunity to purchase a De La Salle High School Super Ticket!
The De La Salle Super Ticket is available for online purchase through Friday, September 13, leaving you a week to get one ticket to three popular school events. The Super Ticket covers entry fees for one person to A Taste of De La Salle (Thursday, 9/19/19), the Crab Feed (Saturday, 1/25/20), and the 2020 Spring Auction (Saturday, 4/4/20).
By purchasing the $250 Super Ticket, it guarantees your spot for the Crab Feed, which sold out in just five minutes last year. 

SENIOR PARENT COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT

Senior Parent College Planning Night
Wednesday, September 18
7-9 pm • De La Salle Theater

The College Counselors, Mrs. Janet Appel and Ms. Esther Lopez, will provide an overview of all the steps that need to be taken this fall for successful selection, application, and acceptance to colleges and universities. 
Please don’t miss it!
Call Mrs. Appel, Ext. 8128, or Ms. Lopez, Ext. 8103, or email at appelj@dlshs.org or lopeze@dlshs.org if you have questions.

TASTE OF DE LA SALLE

De La Salle High School will host its annual A Taste of De La Salle on Thursday, September 19. This delightful evening, full of food, wine, and community, is an annual benefit that kicks off the school’s fall fund-raising efforts. This event benefits all co-curricular activities at De La Salle including: Athletics, Campus Ministry, Company, Band, Robotics, and more.
A Taste of De La Salle begins at 6 p.m. in the Hofmann Student Center, and the cost for admission is $45 per person. The event features tastings from fine wineries in the Napa, Livermore, and the Central Valley, as well as delicious food samplings from some of the top restaurants in the area.  
If you have any questions about A Taste of De La Salle, please contact Jamie Frick at
(925) 288-8184 or frickj@dlshs.org.

CEREAL DRIVE

The 19th Annual De La Salle Cereal Drive, to benefit the families of the Monument Crisis Center, begins on Monday, September 23 and runs through Friday, October 11.
We are asking that all students bring a minimum of two boxes of cereal and register them at the Parent's Association table in front of the Bookstore before school, through the end of the drive.
Once again there will be a class competition to see which class donates the most boxes. Will the sophomore class claim victory for the second year in a row, or will another class step up to the challenge and win the first place prize? 
Volunteers will also be needed in the mornings at the curbside check-in tables, so please be on the lookout for the Sign Up Genius email from the Parent's Association.

DE LA SALLE HALL OF FAME

Sunday, September 22 at 3 p.m.
De La Salle Hofmann Student Center

De La Salle High School
Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Individuals
Justin Alumbaugh '98
(football, baseball)
Brian Bacharach'02 (water polo, swimming & diving)
Matthew Boelk '00 (volleyball)
Parker Hanks '04 (football, baseball)
Terrance "TK" Kelly '04 (football)
Robert "Bam" Portis '94 (football, baseball)
Supporter
Brother Michael Saggau
Teams
2006 Golf Team
1995 Football Team

SOPHOMORE LITURGY & BRUNCH

Sophomore Liturgy & Brunch
Sunday, September 29 
Mass at 10 a.m. (Theater)
Brunch after Mass (Hofmann Center)

Join us for the Sophomore Family Liturgy & Brunch on Sunday, September 29.
This event it open to all sophomores, their parents, and siblings. Liturgy begins at 10 a.m. in the Theater and brunch will follow in the Hofmann Center.
Sign up now, as registration for this event will close on September 20. 

September Updates

ADMISSIONS

Upcoming events for the De La Salle
Class of 2024 admissions process:
  • Online applications for the Class of 2024 became available on Tuesday, September 3.
  • The 2019-20 Spartan for a Day shadow program begins on Monday, September 16.
  • One Night Only will be Thursday, October 17.  
  • De La Salle will host its annual Open House on Sunday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For more information on the admissions process for the Class of 2024, visit the
De La Salle Admissions web page. 
If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@dlshs.org.

ALUMNI RELATIONS

There are a number of alumni events that take place during the school year. Check out our De La Salle Alumni WebsiteFacebook Page, and Linkedin Group for more information or to get involved. 
For questions regarding De La Salle alumni activities, please contact Director of Alumni Relations, Lloyd Schine ’94 at 925-288-8171 or schinel@dlshs.org.

ATHLETICS

Athletics Website and App
Athletic schedules and general information for all sports are available in the main office, the locker room, and on the De La Salle High School athletic webpage at www.DLSspartans.org. You can also download the DLS Spartans app, through the Apple Store or Google Play, for athletic news, schedules, and rosters.
Follow De La Salle Athletics on Social Media:
Twitter:
@DLSAthletics
Instagram: DLSAthletics
DelasalleTV.com
Once again fans can follow selected De La Salle sporting events through the online streaming website DelasalleTV.com. For the second straight year, the school is partnering with CBS Sports Digital to stream athletic events. The fall schedule includes 11 events, including eight football games, two water polo matches, and the November NLI Signing Day event.  

#BECAUSEDELASALLE DAY


BUSINESS OFFICE

Tuition Payments
As a reminder, tuition payments are due on the 1st of each month and considered late after the 10th of that month.  All tuition accounts should be current at this time.  If you have questions relating to your tuition obligation, call Ms. Kathy Resch in the Business Office at 925-288-8122 or e-mail her at reschk@dlshs.org.

CAMPUS LIFE

We had a great start to the school year with welcoming our transfer student and class of 2023 families at the New Student/Family Liturgy & BBQ and jumped into the school year with our slate of Welcome Week lunchtime activities, culminating with a rally and our Welcome Dance.
Campus Life has some exciting events coming up in September!
  • Junior Ring Ordering (September 4)
  • Back-to-School Night (September 12)
  • Homecoming Week (September 16-21)
  • Club Fair (September 18)
  • Yearbook Picture Retakes (September 26)
  • Sophomore Liturgy & Brunch (September 29)

CAMPUS MINISTRY

“Teach your children joy and teach the child within you joy. Joy leads you out of confusion and into clarity. Joy transforms negative thoughts into positive learning experiences that encourage freedom and creativity.” 
-- 
Shoni Labowitz --
From the entire Campus Ministry team, we welcome you to the 2019-20 Academic Year.
We have prepared a rich program for our students for this year with:
  • 7 Kairos retreats for the Seniors
  • 6 Junior retreats
  • 7 Sophomore Immersion Programs in the San Francisco Tenderloin District
  • 1 Ven A Ver Immersion Program in Salinas
  • 1 Ven A Ver Immersion Program in San Diego
  • A Father/Son Retreat (No more spots available)
  • A Parent/Son Retreat (1 spot left).
Throughout the year we will be celebrating with our entire student body Catholic liturgical prayers.  Our first event of the school year will be on September 29th, when we celebrate our Sophomores with a Family Mass and Brunch. Sophomore Liturgy & Brunch Registration Link

COLLEGE COUNSELING

The college counselors at De La Salle High School are committed to providing comprehensive information, guidance, and support for students and their families in the college exploration, selection, and admissions process. 
There is a lot of information provided by the College Counseling Office, here is some important items to remember for September:
  • ACT Registration (Sept. 6)
  • SAT Registration (Sept. 14)
  • Senior Parents College Night (Sept. 18)
  • Senior College Advisory Program
  • Regional College Fairs (Sept. 10 & Sept. 24)
  • Soph./Junior PSAT and Pre-ACT Exams (Sept. 26)
  • Parent Resources
If you have any questions regarding college counseling, please reach out to Mrs. Appel, ext. 8128 or email at appelj@dlshs.org, or Ms. Lopez, ext. 8103, or email at lopeze@dlshs.org

DE LA SALLE GOLF CLASSIC

New Location, Start Time, On-Course Games. Same De La Salle Tradition!
Monday, Oct. 28 • Round Hill CC • 10 a.m. Shotgun Start • $375 per golfer/$1,500 per foursome
The De La Salle Golf Classic has become the annual opportunity for Spartan friends and family to reunite for a day on the links. Benefiting student financial aid, this event is a wonderful way to experience the Brotherhood, while giving future Spartans the opportunity to benefit from a
De La Salle education.
Tournament entry includes round of golf, tee prize, food and beverages on course, and post reception. Sponsorship opportunities are available with exciting new benefits offered this year. 

HONOR ROLL

De La Salle Honor Roll for 2018-19 - Semester 2
Congratulations to the 434 students that made the De La Salle Honor Roll for the second semester of the 2018-19 school year. High Honors is awarded to students earning a 3.75 grade point average or higher, and Honors is for students with a 3.50-3.74 grade point average. 

LADOUCEUR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CENTER

Construction on the New LAPC is Getting Close to Completion
  • To view photos of the construction process, go to the De La Salle Facebook page LAPC photo gallery.
  • If you are interested in donating to the LAPC project, visit the Perfect Effort webpage.
  • De La Salle is excited to share one final opportunity to make your mark on the LAPC.
    The Hall of Fame Tile Program is a great way to leave your legacy at De La Salle. Hall of Fame Tiles will be prominently displayed within the lobby of the performance center for Spartan families, friends, and fans to reminisce and enjoy.
If you have any questions about donating to the project or want to make a pledge over 1-3 years, contact Mark Chiarucci at (925) 288-8106 or chiaruccim@dlshs.org.

PARENT ASSOCIATION

The Parent Association is a group of current De La Salle parents who work on behalf of students, faculty, and staff to support events and volunteer needs.
Current open positions:
Grad Night Chair - If you are interested in this position, please contact Kris Earle, President of the Parent Association, at kristine.earle2@gmail.com.  

Upcoming Volunteer Needs:
Homecoming Dan
ce (September 21) - Volunteers are needed from 6:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. to assist with coat check. If you are able to help, please email Mr. Michael Aquino at aquinom@dlshs.org.

Cereal Drive (September 23 - October 11) -  Volunteers are needed to collect boxes during morning drop off.  If you are able to help, please sign up on Sign Up Genius coming soon via email.
Please join us for our next Parent Association meeting on Monday, September 9 at 7 pm in the 
De La Salle Library. All are welcome!

SPARTAN STORE

Spartan Store Hours
Monday            7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday           7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday      8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Thursday          7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Friday               7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
**Days and Hours reflect the Student Schedule
Apparel: Many new items are arriving at the Bookstore daily!  The list of items includes football sweatshirts and t-shirts, women’s t-shirts, and more.  Stop by and get your items before we sell out! 

Online Shopping: Visit our Spartan Online Store 24/7!  Send a little something to your recent graduate who has gone off to college.
6th Annual Sidewalk Sale
Back-to-School Night is Thursday, September 12. The Bookstore will be open at 5:30 p.m. We have many great sale items – don’t miss it!
In the Words of 
Saint John Baptist de La Salle
"Children need good teachers, like visible angels."

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