Parent Newsletter, Issue 10

The Pilot Pride Parent Newsletter is produced for the parents and friends of De La Salle Collegiate. The news and notes are compiled by the school’s faculty and staff, and emailed each week during the school year.
1926 SOCIETY BREAKFAST: This Friday, the entire senior class will attend a special breakfast event at the Detroit Athletic Club to learn about the importance of philanthropy. De La Salle alumnus and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan CEO Daniel Loepp, ’75 is the keynote speaker for this fabulous event. Seniors who have not returned permission slips along with $19.26, must do so ASAP, please. Students must wear a dress shirt and tie, sport coat is optional.

SOPHOMORE CLASS RINGS: An informational meeting was held this morning about sophomore class rings. Sophomore ring orders may be placed this Thursday at school from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

IB INFO NIGHT FOR PARENTS: Parents of freshmen and sophomores are invited to attend an  hour-long informational evening about De La Salle’s International Baccalaureate Program on Nov. 12. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and conclude before the College Financial Planning meeting at 7 p.m.

LASALLIAN FUND: All parents were mailed The Lasallian Fund request. We ask all De La Salle alumni, friends, and families to donate to The Lasallian Fund each year to keep tuition as low as possible and to continue to offer a quality Lasallian education to young men. We thank you in advance for your generous donations. 

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jostens will be at school during Advisory on Dec. 2 to present seniors with Graduation Announcement packages. Jostens will then return to the Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 5 for seniors to place orders. An order make-up date is scheduled for Dec. 17.
ACT PREP REGISTRATION: Many students benefit from a structured classroom approach to test preparation. For many years, De La Salle has offered an after-school ACT prep course. The class is taught by Mr. Joe Novak (Science and Math portions) and Mrs. Annmarie Michol (English, Reading and Writing portions). Mrs. Shelley Slusser serves as course coordinator and backup teacher. The $150 registration is due by Nov. 8 for the first session and Nov. 26 for the second session. Information was sent to all juniors and their parents outlining the classes and dates.

PLASTIC BAG RECYCLING: The SAVE Club is beginning its annual plastic bags collection for the 2019-20 Trex Recycling Program, which runs from Nov. 15-Apr. 15. If you have clean and dry plastic bags, please have students bring them to the Trex Plastic Bag bins, which are located in the cafeteria and Commons. If you have any more questions refer to the links below. 
DLS Trex Recycling and Trex Video.

TEEN STREET SKILLS: More than the typical driver's education program, this program teachers teens about how to maximize their car's performance in order to properly react to adverse conditions. The programs include techniques teens need to be safe and responsible drivers on local streets, including: Driving Basics, Defensive Driving Behavior, Skid Control, Emergency Braking, Accident Avoidance, and much more. For more information click HERE.

SWIM & DIVE MEETING:  Any students interested in joining the Swim & Dive Team there is an interest meeting this Thursday during Power Hour B in room 326.

BOWLING MEETING: Parent/Student meeting for all those interested in bowling for the Pilots, please plan to attend an information meeting this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the TARMAC.

WRESTLING MEETINGS: A parents meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the school.

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED: Auditions for the spring musical Nice Work If You Can Get It will take place on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 14 from 4 -6 pm in the cafeteria. Dance Auditions will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13: Girls from 6-7 pm and boys from 7-8 pm. Please contact Mr. Fitzhenry for audition song selections. 

WAMS TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets for the fall production of Clue On Stage are now available for the three performances, Dec. 13-15. Tickets are $15 for Friday and Saturday, and $30 for Sunday’s Dinner Theatre. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. For more information, contact WAMS Executive Director Kevin Fitzhenry. 

ATHLETIC CALENDAR: For everything athletics, please go to the new athletics website:

A complete winter sports tryout and practice schedule can be found on the website.

For the complete school calendar, click HERE.

RECEIVING SACRAMENTS: Are you interested in your son receiving any of the sacraments? Please have him see his Theology teacher or the Campus Ministry office to sign up.

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: To sign up for service hours at this year’s Crafts Show, go to Sign Up Genius online or see Campus Ministry. A variety of time slots are available from Nov. 20-23. This is a great opportunity to help out your school.

CBA/MOMS CLUB: All are welcome to join the CBA this Thursday at 7 p.m. for its general meeting and memorial Mass. The Mass will honor those who have gone before us and giving thanks for our many blessings. The meeting and Thanksgiving-style dinner will follow in the cafeteria. … The CBA Holiday Arts & Crafts Show is Nov 22-23. Tickets for the Sip & Shop are on sale now through the Pilot Hangar. Tickets are presale only. The Crafts Show is open to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Many volunteer opportunities are available at Click the magnifying glass icon and then enter … PIANO PLAYERS NEEDED: If your son plays piano, the CBA would be happy to schedule him for an hour to play Christmas music on Nov. 23 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. He would perform at the school’s front entrance on a $32,000 Yamaha Concert Grand Piano. For further information contact Brother Pat McNally at 586-521-6258.

DADS CLUB: The next Dads Club meeting is this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. RSVP to so enough food and drink is ordered.

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