Parent Newsletter, Issue 18

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 DISCOVERY NIGHT: There’s an opportunity to meet the International Baccalaureate teachers and hear from current students about each class in De La Salle’s diploma program. All freshman and sophomore students, and their families interested in - or curious about - the IB program should plan to attend this event this Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Commons.

MARCH FOR LIFE: There is an informational meeting for the parents of students attending the March for Life. It will take place this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.

POSITIVE YOU FOR PARENTS: Positive You will host a parent presentation on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at De La Salle. This event is designed to educate parents about prevention tools and techniques that can best empower their sons. Please RSVP by noon on Jan. 20.

ACT/SAT TESTS: Juniors and sophomores may soon 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, June or July. They also have the option to take the SAT in March, May or June. For information on test prep courses, click here. Contact Mrs. Shelly Slusser for more information.

HONORS BANKING CLASS: Applications are now available for sophomores and juniors for next year’s Honors Banking Class. Students build their resume through real work experience and leadership opportunities while getting hands-on training with interviewing, time management, finance and marketing, customer service, etc. Interested students should stop by The Union to pick up an application today or get it here. Applications are due Jan. 21 with interviews held on Jan. 22-23.
TUITION ASSISTANCE NIGHT: De La Salle and Regina parents are invited to attend an informative event regarding the tuition assistance application process. This year’s Tuition Assistance Night - for both schools - will be Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in De La Salle’s cafeteria. To pre-register, please click here
AMAZON SMILE: Sign up for an Amazon Smile account, and De La Salle Collegiate will receive a percentage of any purchases you make. When prompted to select a charity enter De La Salle Collegiate and select from the list that appears.
GOLF PARENT MEETING: There will be a parent information meeting on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the Tarmac.

SPRING MUSICAL PARENT HELP: The Wig and Mask Society is looking for parent volunteers to help with Saturday morning set construction (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) and with Sunday afternoon costume help (12-5 p.m.). If you’d like to help build sets or help the moms sew and make costumes, please contact Mr. Kevin Fitzhenry at 586-541-6210. 

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

Tue, Jan. 14 - Day 7;  IB Class Discovery Night, 6-8 p.m., Commons
Wed, Jan. 15 - Purple Day
Thu, Jan. 16 - Career Day; PLC Schedule
Fri, Jan. 17 - Gold Day
Mon, Jan. 20 - MLK Day (no school)
Tue, Jan. 21 - Day 2; Liturgy Schedule; Positive You Parent seminar, 6-7 p.m.
Thu, Jan. 23 - Day 4; Freshmen IB Scheduling Meeting, 6-7 p.m. (Tarmac)
Thu, Jan. 23 - Sophomore IB Commitment Meeting, 7-8 p.m. (Tarmac)
Fri, Jan. 24 - Day 5 - March for Life (Wash., D.C.)
Sat, Jan. 25 - Future Pilots Appreciation Night Hockey
Mon, Jan. 27 - Fri, Jan. 31 - Catholic Schools Week
Mon, Jan. 27 - Day 6; Liturgy Schedule
Tue, Jan. 28 - Day 7; Freshmen Fun Night, 5-9 p.m.
Wed, Jan. 29 - Purple Day
Thu, Jan. 30 - Gold Day; Tuition Assistance Night, 6 p.m.
Fri, Jan. 31 - Assembly Schedule
For the complete school calendar, click here.

THINK SPRING: Is your Pilot interested in going on a mission trip? 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 connections with students around the country. 

MCREST: For the second straight year, De La Salle will be part of Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST). The dates are June 7-13. Please mark your calendars and plan to donate a few hours to help the temporarily homeless in this community.

MORE SERVICE EVENTS: Gianna House cleanup, Eastpointe, Jan. 18 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1-3 p.m.); Timers for swim meet, Grosse Pointe North, Jan. 17-19 (various times); Sweetheart Dance, Fraser Villa, Feb. 13 (6:30-9:30 p.m.); Red Cross Blood Drive, De La Salle, Lenten dates TBD (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.); Young Lasallian Leadership Assembly, Buffalo, N.Y., July dates TBD. … See Ms. Ragona for more information or to sign up for these service opportunities.

CBA/MOMS CLUB: The next general meeting is this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria … The CBA Spring Fantasy 2020 Fashion Show is March 18 at Penna’s of Sterling Heights. Pre-Ticket sales will begin at the January meeting, special pricing before Feb 15 is $65. Look for your invitation soon in your mailbox. 

DADS CLUB: We are looking for volunteers for six home varsity basketball games. The next game is this Tuesday against Rochester Adams. If you’re available to help with any remaining games, please sign up through SignUpGenius.

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