Parent Newsletter, Issue 15

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.
CLUE ON STAGE: Tickets for the fall production of Clue On Stage are still available for this week’s performances. 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.

ACT/SAT Juniors and Sophomores may take the ACT/SAT test, one of the most important components in their college application process. Students may take the ACT exam in February, April or June/July 2020. They also have the option to take the SAT in March, May or June 2020 For more information, click here. For questions, please contact Mrs. Shelly Slusser

PILOT HANGAR HOLIDAY HOURS: During Exam Week, the Pilot Hangar will be open with special hours for holiday shoppers. The store hours are: Dec. 16-17 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.); and Dec. 18-20 (7:30-11:30 a.m.). … This week, the Pilot Hangar will be open during its normal business hours (12-3 p.m.), in addition to 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Dec. 12. … Check out our website for details on Special Holiday Sales. 

MIDTERMS ARE NEXT WEEK: 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.

AP FEES COLLECTION BEGINS: All families of students who take Advanced Placement classes will be invoiced for the test fee via their FACTS tuition account. The fee this year is $94 per exam. Payment for the AP test fee is due March 6. Late payments will incur a $35 fee. Please refer to your FACTS account for more details. Contact Assistant Principal Christopher Dean with questions.
CAREER DAY: Parents are invited to volunteer at our first Career Day since 2010. This all-day event, scheduled for Jan. 16,  is open to the entire student body. This event will provide students with an opportunity to learn about a profession or field of study at a young age, and a chance to network with some successful parents and alumni. There are a limited number of volunteer spots available, so contact Alumni Director Dennis Koch if you would like to participate. 
ATTENTION FOOTBALL PARENTS: For those who have not returned all of their son’s equipment a charge for missing gear will be applied to their FACTS tuition accounts this Tuesday. Late equipment will still be accepted.

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD MEETING: For those not playing a winter sport and wanting to keep fit, there is a student-athlete interest meeting this Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the TARMAC. (No parent meeting scheduled as previously reported)

BASEBALL INTEREST MEETING: For those interested in playing baseball this spring, there is a player interest meeting this Wednesday during Power Hour A in the Bill Fox Gymnasium.

GOLF PARENT MEETING: There will be a parent information meeting on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the TARMAC.

ATHLETIC CALENDAR: For a complete rundown of athletic events please visit the website.

Sun., Dec. 8 - Xtravabandza - 12 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 12 - Liturgy Schedule
Fri., Dec. 13 - Assembly Schedule - Positive You
Fri., Dec. 13 - Adopt-A-Family Delivery Day
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.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECT: Students at the Collegiate are in the thick of shopping and wrapping Christmas presents for  needy families through our Adopt-a-Family service project, but we are still short on funds. Please be generous in providing a $15-$20 donation to brighten a family’s Christmas with dinner and presents. Support your Pilot as he learns to change the world through acts of Christian service and kindness.

THINK SPRING: Is your Pilot interested in spending part of his Spring break in Appalachia? This year’s Alternative Spring Break is April 13-18. It’s open to all students 16 years or older. Last year’s trip was amazing: meeting locals, living simply, working hard and making new connections with students around the country. 

CBA/MOMS CLUB: CBA would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Looking to 2020, our general meeting will be on January 16th, 7pm in the cafeteria.  The CBA Spring Fantasy 2020 Fashion Show will be held on March 18th at Penna’s, Sterling Heights. Pre-Ticket sales will begin at the January general meeting. 

DADS CLUB: The next Dads Club meeting/holiday party/euchre tournament is this Wednesday in the cafeteria at 7 p.m. The meal will be catered, so please RSVP by the end of today to ensure there is enough food. The Dads Club would like to help those less fortunate during the holidays by requesting that you each bring four cans or boxes of non-perishables, to the holiday party, for distribution to local food pantries. Your generosity will go far in making things a little easier for others in need.

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