December 7, 2018 | Vol. 2 No. 8

December Reflection from Brother Domenic

It is probably true that Christmas still represents the most anticipated feast or holiday on the calendar. It is also true, I think, that once the school term begins in September that we are increasingly engulfed by one holiday or another that we practically slide into Christmas before we even know it. Labour Day has barely disappeared and we are into Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is now a mere prelude to the national feast of Hallowe'en. Hallowe'en articles are moved off the shelves to make way for Christmas decorations even before we push Santa Claus down University Avenue. These days we even seem to embrace some aspects of American Thanksgiving in order to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


How do we begin to settle down and prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ amidst such frenzy?

Administrator's Blog


Celebrating the Lenten and Christmas Season

With seven instructional days to go until our Christmas Break, it is hard to believe how quickly the school year is moving along. During the season of Advent, it is important to take a step back and be grateful for the many blessings we have and reflect upon the ways we can strengthen our relationships with family, friends and God.

Important Reminders

Complimentary PRESTO Cards from the TTC

The TTC will be providing PRESTO cards to all students free of charge. The purpose of this initiative is to help students make the transition away from TTC passes (which will be discontinued at the end of this month) and tickets (which will be discontinued Summer 2019), to the PRESTO fare card as smooth as possible. Del should be receiving PRESTO cards before the winter break begins so that students in Grades 7-12 who usually purchase a monthly pass to travel to and from school have theirs for the start of the new year. While children up to 12 years old will continue to ride the TTC for free, children 6-12 years of age will be required to tap a PRESTO card every time they enter a subway station and whenever they board a bus or streetcar. For more information on the PRESTO card, click here.


Annual Christmas Food Drive

As many of you know, the Annual Christmas Food Drive is a successful and long-standing tradition at De La Salle College, and an excellent way of living the Advent season. This year, collection days will be on each Day 2 during Period 1 beginning on Friday, November 30 and ending on Friday, December 14. Students should bring any and all items directly to that classroom to be counted and sorted. For more information, click here.


Mid-Term Exam Schedule and Procedures

As a reminder, mid-term examinations will begin on Monday, January 21, 2019. 
Please click here to view the January Exam Schedule as well as the Student Procedures Regarding the Administration of Examinations. Please direct any questions you have regarding the exam schedule to the Student Services Department. Thank you.

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!

Heartfelt Thanks!
A big thank you to De La Salle Librarian Ms. Lenny Di Benedetto and all her delightful student volunteers for hosting a wonderful reception on November 28! The gathering was to thank the Parents' Association members for their library support over the years. We sincerely appreciated your kind gesture, thank you!

Grade 11 Parent Social - January 10th
The Grade 11 Parent Social will take place on Thursday, January 10th, from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm in the Heritage House's Brother Michael Room, immediately following the University Information Night for Grade 11 parents taking place in the Auditorium at 7:00 pm.  Come out and meet new friends and catch up with familiar faces. Drop in for a glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres. Your Grade Reps and staff will be there to welcome you! Please use the following link to register for the Parent Social.


Next Parents' Association Meeting
The next PA meeting will take place on Monday, February 11, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Heritage House (Brother Michael Room). We invite all parents to come and receive updates on school events and activities from Brother Domenic, Principal Robert Lundy and our PA Committee Chairs.


Christmas Greetings
As the calendar year comes to a close, and on behalf of the Parents' Association members, we wish all Del students and their families a very festive and joyous Christmas season and great success in the new year! See you in 2019!

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