Parent Newsletter, Issue 13

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.
 
IB INFORMATION NIGHT: Parents of current freshmen and sophomores are invited to learn about De La Salle’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This event, which is scheduled for Dec. 4 from 6-7 p.m. in the TARMAC, will detail elements and advantages of enrolling in the IB programme. Parents who are unable to attend this event, but still have an interest in IB for their son, can reach out to IB Director Eric Wynn at 586-778-2207, ext. 447. 

COLLEGE FINANCIAL PLANNING NIGHT: De La Salle is hosting College Financial Planning Night on Dec. 4 from 7-9 p.m. in the school cafeteria. This presentation by Education Planning Resources is open to all parents because it’s never too early to financially plan for college. 

MIDTERMS ARE THREE WEEKS AWAY: First semester examinations for the 2019-20 academic year are Dec. 18-20. Exams will be given according to the following schedule:

Wed., Dec. 18: Period 1 Exam (8-9:30) and Period 2 Exam (9:40-11:10). 
Thu., Dec. 19: Period 3 Exam (8-9:30); Period 4 Day 1 Exam (9:40-11:10); and Period 4 Day 2 Exam (11:20-12:50).
Fri., Dec. 20: Period 5 Exam (8-9:30) and Period 6 Exam (9:40-11:10).

Please note that the third exam on Dec. 19 is Period 4 on a Day 2 schedule. This is the class that does not meet on Day 1.

OTHER EXAM NOTES: Click here to view full final exam information for students and parents beyond just the schedule. This Google Doc has information about the cafeteria food service, student conduct expectations, potential snow plans and more.

EXTRACURRICULAR NEWS
MOCK TRIAL: An interest meeting will be held this Tuesday during Power Hour A in Ms. Cook’s classroom (Rm. 213).

CHRISTMAS CONCERT/DINNER: The third annual Christmas ExtravaBANDza is Dec. 8, from 3-7 p.m. in the Bill Fox Gymnasium. Get into the Christmas spirit with this fantastic performance from our fine musical ensembles. Also enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Polish Village of Hamtramck. Tickets are now available here ($15 in advance; $17 at the door), and all proceeds go directly to the De La Salle Music Department.

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 a complete rundown of athletic events, including a list of winter sports tryouts and practice schedules, please visit the website.

SCHOOL CALENDARS AT A GLANCE
Wed, Nov. 27 - No School
Thu, Nov. 28 - Happy Thanksgiving
Fri, Nov. 29 - No School
Mon, Dec. 2 - Return to School, Day 6
Wed, Dec. 4 - Purple Day 
Wed, Dec. 4 - IB Information Night, 6 p.m.
Wed, Dec. 4 - College Financial Planning Night, 7 p.m.
Thu, Dec. 5 - Gold Day
Thu, Dec. 5 - Coffee Talk, 9 a.m.
Fri, Dec. 6 - Paid Dress Down
Sun, Dec. 8 - Extravabandza, 12 p.m.
Thu, Dec. 12 - Liturgy Schedule
Fri, Dec. 13 - School Play: Clue on Stage, 7 p.m.
Sat, Dec. 14 - School Play: Clue on Stage, 7 p.m.
Sun, Dec. 15 - School Play: Clue on Stage, 4 p.m.
Mon, Dec. 16 - Purple Day
Tue, Dec. 17 - Gold Day
For the complete school calendar, click HERE.

CHRISTIAN SERVICE
CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECT: De La Salle is taking the opportunity to make the light of Christ known to people of our local community through an Adopt-a-Family service event. Thirty-seven needy families who have children attending Warren Consolidated Schools will receive groceries and Christmas gifts. Each advisory will Adopt-a-Family for Christmas, donating money, doing the shopping for groceries and Christmas gifts for the children, wrapping the gifts and welcoming the families when they pick it all up. The juniors are leading this enormous undertaking as a service project. Please be generous in providing a $15-$20 donation to brighten a families’ Christmas with dinner and presents. 

MARCH FOR LIFE:  Please return permission slips to Ms. Ragona immediately and give your $295 payment to the business office as soon as you can if you would like to attend this event. We will travel to Washington D.C. from Jan. 23-25.

PARENT GROUP NEWS
CBA/MOMS CLUB: What a weekend! The Christian Brothers Auxiliary would like to extend a 
sincere thank you to all those involved with the 2019 Arts & Crafts Show. Committee organizers, parent and student volunteers, bakers, crafters, to name a few. You rocked it! … Next up is the CBA general meeting & Christmas party on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Dinner and Christmas cheer will be served. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater or holiday outfit and share the season’s merriment. New faces joyously welcome. 

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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