Parent Newsletter, Issue 11

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.
CLEAN OUT THE GARAGE: For the next 10 days, junior Will Smythe is collecting athletic equipment for boys and girls ages 4-17, as well as gently-used workout apparel and shoes to donate to the Sheriff Police Athletic League in Pontiac. PAL provides a safe environment where law enforcement and community partners empower young people to reach their potential through athletics, mentoring, and enrichment programs. Collection bins are set up in De La Salle’s main hallway through Nov. 21. For more information, contact PAL operations coordinator Justin Daniels at 248-761-0622. 

IB INFO NIGHT FOR PARENTS: Tomorrow evening, parents are invited to learn about De La 
Salle’s International Baccalaureate Program. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., and will conclude before the College Financial Planning meeting at 7 p.m.

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED: Auditions for the spring musical Nice Work If You Can Get It will take place this Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Dance Auditions will take place Wednesday (girls 6-7 p.m.; boys 7-8 p.m.). Please contact Mr. Fitzhenry for audition song selections. 

BALGENORTH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Seniors are eligible for a $1,000 award to be used to help defray costs directly associated with their first year of college. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter listing their name, their college options at the time of the application, and specifically how they would utilize the award toward college expenses and submit an essay describing the importance the De La Salle Collegiate experience. Click HERE for complete details. 

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 these links: 
DLS Trex Recycling and Trex Video.

SNOWBOARD/SKI CLUB: The annual meeting of the Snowboard and Ski Club will take place tomorrow immediately after school in the TARMAC. All information and forms related to the weekly trips to Mount Holly will be available as well as order forms for club attire. Student cards for Mount Holly will be available for purchase ($20) at the meeting. Hopefully, the first outing will be Dec. 6. The Boyne Mountain weekend (Feb. 7-9), is almost full. Those still interested should see Mr. Gerardi.

SWIM & DIVE PARENT MEETING: This Thursday, the swim and dive team is hosting its team parent meeting in the cafeteria at 6 p.m.

WRESTLING MEETINGS: Also this Thursday, a parent meeting for student-athletes interested in wrestling this season for the Pilots, will be held at school at 6 p.m.

ROBOTICS PARENT MEETING: For all interested in the Robotics Club, there will be a parent meeting on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in Room 609. The meeting will introduce parents to FIRST Robotics and to De La Salle’s team, the AutoPilots. Moderators will discuss meeting times, build and competition schedules, fundraising, and how to get involved in the program. If your son is interested in joining the AutoPilots, contact Mr. Black as soon as possible.

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. 

MOCK TRIAL: The 2019-20 Mock Trial season begins this month. Look for the interest meeting date that will be announced soon. See Ms. Cook for details. 

SPORTSMEN’S CLUB: The Clay Target Club is always welcoming new athletes. This is a great opportunity to gain new friends, build confidence, and exercise responsibility and leadership in a safe, exciting sport. Interested students should contact coach Mike Jolly for details.

ATHLETIC CALENDAR: For a complete rundown of athletics, including a list of winter sports tryouts and practice schedules, please visit the athletics 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: Families get your ovens ready! The famous Cookie Walk is coming. Each family is requested to bring in three dozen homemade Christmas cookies to be sold during the Crafts Show. Cookie Walk drop off is Nov. 20-21 from 7-8:30 a.m. No chocolate chip, please. … 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 — Holiday Party/Euchre Tournament — is Dec. 11 in the cafeteria. The meal will be catered, so please RSVP by Dec. 2 so enough food and drink is ordered. … Thank you to those who attended the last Dads Club meeting. The turnout was less than the first meeting. Please remember, without your attendance, and support the Dads Club will not grow to be the beneficial community that the school and students need.

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