November 9, 2018 | Vol. 2 No. 6

November Reflection from Brother Domenic

Brother Domenic issued this document to all staff at the end of October. The following is the preface to the document which you may find in its entirety by clicking below:

 

I wish to share with you the thinking and wisdom of the Church to assist you in your role as teachers and as witnesses or supporters of the Catholic Faith here at De La Salle.  In addition to what can be found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church; the Archdiocese of Toronto, through the Cardinal Archbishop and the Canadian Conference of Bishops have provided direction and policy directives on all the matters I will be summarising.  In our time Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have reinforced, on behalf of the Universal Church, Her deposit of teaching relating to human sexuality and morals.  It is my recommendation that teachers in the areas of religion, physical education and science become familiar with the masterful work inspired by St. John Paul II, entitled the Theology of the Body.  It, too, is a great resource.

Administrator's Blog

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Bustling Student Life at Del

As we all find ourselves in the busyness of November, we look forward to the promise and excitement that this month will bring as the school community embraces zeal and compassion across campus. Our students in October were as brilliant and vibrant as the changing colours of the Fall season and it's always promising to witness them in action daily. 

Important Reminders

Annual Christmas Concert -Update

Please note that there has been an update to the Calendar and that De La Salle's Annual Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 5, beginning at 7:00 p.m. for ALL music students from Grades 5-12. There will no longer be a separate concert for the Grade 5-6 students on December 6. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

Upcoming November Progress Report Cards

As we continue to take advantage of technological advancements, De La Salle College will move forward with sending the November Progress Report card and the February mid-term report card electronically. The target date to receive the report cards is Monday, November 12th, 2018. For more information on Progress Reports and booking Parent-Teacher Interviews, click here.

 

Support a Student's Education

"Our society needs what, I believe, we have to offer. I invite you to help us along the journey by joining with the entire De La Salle community to assist current and future generations of DEL students, young men and women, who after having benefitted from the totality of the educational experience here, bring hope and service to others with courage and compassion." -Brother Domenic. To learn more about De La Salle's Annual Fund and how you can support a student's education by donating, click here.

 

Del Cards
Please be reminded that you can load money on to your child's Del Card by clicking here. NEW students should have received thier Del Cards over the past few days from their homeroom teachers. For any questions or concerns regarding loading money on to a Del Card, please contact businessoffice@delasalle.ca.

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News From the Del Parents' Association!

November 28: Next Parents Association meeting, 7:00-8:30 p.m in the Heritage House (Brother Michael Room).  All parents are invited to hear important updates on school events and activities from Brother Domenic, Principal Robert Lundy as well as our PA Committee Chairs. There will be a special presentation on the Lasallian Youth Team and the Lasallian Youth Assembly at Del.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

 

2018-19 PA Financial Plan Approved ‒ The Parents' Association Executive and Committee members met in camera on October 1 to approve the PA's 2018-19 Financial Plan.  We are delighted to be supporting a wide range of events and initiatives throughout the year that will appeal to students on so many levels: academic, spiritual, social, athletic, charitable, cultural and artistic.  Thank you to all Del families for the financial support you provide to the PA to make this possible.  And thank you to the many who submitted thoughtful Variable Funding Requests seeking to improve student life at Del. 

 

Junior School Christmas Skate ‒ Thank you to our Grade 5 and 6 parents who responded to a recent survey regarding how best to deliver some pre-break Christmas cheer to our younger students.  Survey results indicated support for Grade 5 and 6 students remaining in the Christmas Concert as in previous years on the evening of December 5th, performing with the other grades. We will also have a daytime Junior School Christmas Skate, as close to the end of school as possible, organized by our PA and parents are invited to skate.  Our Events Committee and Grade 5 and 6 Reps are working to make this happen.  We will have further information on this shortly. 

 

See you soon! 

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