February 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

This Thursday, February 15 is the deadline for returning families to register for the 2018-19 school year. Seats that remain open as of February 16 will be available to new students applying to De LaSalle Academy. Tuition assistance applications to De LaSalle will be reviewed beginning in early March, so be sure to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in qualifying for financial aid.

Time seems to be moving faster every day and the calendar is chock full of events and activities. Your involvement in our campus activities make De LaSalle a better place for everyone! Thanks for all that you do.

Best regards,

Lori Riti

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

TALENT SHOW, SPAGHETTI DINNER AND AUCTION

Our annual Talent Show, Spaghetti Dinner and Auction will be held on March 15. We need your help with auction items to make this event a success. Please help us raise funds for tuition assistance so we can keep a De LaSalle education affordable for all our families. Auction/Basket themes were sent home earlier. Thanks so much for your help!

Of course, we hope everyone will join us for the event on March 15, too. Dinner is at 6:00, provided by wonderful Mario’s Meat Market 😊, followed by the show at 7:00. Tickets for the evening are $20 per family or $7 for a single ticket. Please use the enclosed form to order your tickets. Raffle tickets will be available at the show. Six tickets for $5 or fifteen tickets for $10. PLEASE come support our talented students and help us raise funds for tuition assistance!!

YEARBOOK ADS

This year’s yearbook is shaping up to be really amazing! If you would like to purchase a quarter page or half page ad to celebrate your child’s fabulous accomplishments this school year, please send in the enclosed ad order form and fee by

March 15.

FAMILY WORK DAY

Please join us for our next Family Work Day on March 3 at 8:00 AM when we paint the exterior of our school! Parents, students and siblings ages 7 and up are welcome! Every participant earns volunteer hours. R.S.V.P. to Bonnie Ross by February 15 at bross@delasallefm.org or 239-245-8212.

CASINO NIGHT

The PCA’s Annual Casino Night event will take place on April 7. If you are in need of volunteer hours, please come to our organization meeting in the gym on February 27 at 6:30 PM. We need your help to make this year’s event as amazing as last year!

CROP ‘TIL YOU DROP

Our next Crop is a three-day extravaganza, February 23, 24 & 25th!!! Please come for the weekend or just for a day and invite your friends! As always, there will be a raffle, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and awesome make-n-takes. Please see the enclosed flyer for more information.

AMAZON “ECHO” RAFFLE

The Senior Class of 2018 is raffling off Amazon’s 2nd Generation Echo to raise money for the senior trip to Disney World. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. The drawing will be held on March 1. Please use the form sent home last week or call the office for tickets.

COIN DRIVE

The Parent Community Association is sponsoring a Coin Drive. Cups will be provided today for each family. All your small change can add up to big change for our school! The class that collects the most change will be announced at the Talent Show on March 15. The winning class gets a week of NUT Day Passes!!!

YEARBOOK LEGO BUILDING CONTEST!

The Yearbook Club is holding a contest for photos of the best Lego projects to be pictured in the 2017-18 yearbook. The deadline to enter is March 1.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

The Parent Community Association is still collecting Box Tops! To assist with this fundraiser, please place your Box Tops on the enclosed sheet. Each full sheet brings $5.00 to De LaSalle!

PDQ FUNDRAISER

PDQ gift cards are on sale in the school office. Cards are valued at $10.00 and sell for $7.00.

TUITION, REGISTRATION and TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

Forms for re-registration were sent home at the end of January. The deadline to return the forms and the registration fee is February 15. Admissions applications for new students will be accepted for open seats beginning on February 16. Tuition assistance awards will be announced on a first come basis beginning in mid-March. The re-registration process is not complete until the school receives the signed tuition contract.

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS GARDINER SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL

Families can now re-apply for a Gardiner scholarship for the 2018-19 school year. Families that used a Gardiner scholarship for the 2017-18 school year through Step Up for Students should login to your existing account with the same email address and password that was used last time to begin the process. Gardiner scholarship funds are awarded on a first come basis. Families that did not receive Gardiner funding last year and are planning to apply for the Gardiner scholarship through Step Up for Students for the 2018-19 school year should sign up for the Step Up for Students interest list. You will be notified when Step Up is accepting new applications. The web address is: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/logins/special-needs-login/

CALENDAR UPDATES

Feb. 9 Early dismissal – Teacher In-service Day

Feb. 15 Deadline for returning students to register for the 2018-19 school year

Feb. 19 No School – President’s Day

Feb. 20 No School – Teacher In-service Day

Board of Directors Meeting 7:00 PM

Feb. 23-25 Crop ‘til You Drop

Mar. 3 Family Work Day – Painting the school exterior

Mar. 15 Spaghetti Dinner and Auction (6:00), Talent Show (7:00)

Apr. 7 Casino Night

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