November 23, 2018 | Vol. 2 No. 7

Administrator's Blog


Meeting and Exceeding Expectations

As the Christmas break draws near, we have and will continue to take a "business as usual" approach to our remaining school days. I have found in my own personal life, with everything going on at this time of the year, it's very easy to become lax on what I need to do, and I find myself strategizing so that I can trick myself into fulfilling my responsibilities.

Important Reminders


Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement taking place after Black Friday on Tuesday, November 27. Following this global tradition, De La Salle is setting a goal to raise 10,000 in 24 hours towards deserving students' education at the College. Mark your calendar and remind yourself of these words from Brother Domenic: A human and Christian education of excellence to all of our students remains the greatest priority. Further, ensuring that the College is accessible even to those who would otherwise be unable to avail themselves of an independent Catholic and Lasallian education requires of us a moral imperative as Christians. It is with great satisfaction that I can state that De La Salle 'Oaklands' continues to be attractive and accessible to academically-qualified students. To learn more about De La Salle's Annual Fund and how you can support a student's education by donating, click here.

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. 

Inclement Weather and School Closure Policy

As we begin to start experiencing typical winter weather, it is imperative that all families familiarize themselves with De La Salle's School Closure Policy -Emergencies and Inclement Weather Conditions. To view a copy, please 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


In the Spotlight

News From the Del Parents' Association!

Joins us for Christmas Cheer & the Junior School Christmas Skate!

Grade 5 and 6 students and parents will enjoy an afternoon of skating and some Christmas cheer on December 6th, from 12:40 to 2:40 pm at the De La Salle Arena, thanks to our Grade 5 & 6 Reps and Events Committee volunteers. We're excited to announce our Events Committee volunteers are working on a series of events to instill fun, enhance friendships and celebrate school spirit at Del. We look forward to updating you on other events as they come forward on the school calendar.


November 28 – Next Parents' Association meeting

All parents are invited to join us at the next PA meeting on November 28th, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Heritage House (Brother Michael Room). Come 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 by Grade 12 student Layla Haddad and Communications Officer Jessica Minervini. McCarthy Uniforms staff will attend to discuss Del school uniforms. Meagan's Walk Founder Denise Bebenek will be on hand to discuss fundraising for pediatric brain cancer research. Vice-Principal and Director of Student Services John Voutsinos will revisit earlier discussions on the Del Student Survey and wellness initiatives, and PA Treasurer Laurence Gutcher will update the 2018-19 Financial Plan, including a summary of variable funding initiatives recently approved by the PA Executive. We have a fulsome Agenda and hope you are able to attend!

View the Nov. 28th Agenda here.


Read the Oct. 1st PA meeting Minutes here.

School Calendar

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