January 24, 2018 Wednesday Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you to everyone for the time spent with us at parent-teacher conferences. The opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and ways we can work together is such an important part of the program at De LaSalle. As always, we welcome your questions and feedback outside our regular conference times, too!

Recently, Ms. Megan Orbeck had to resign from her position at De LaSalle. We will miss Ms. Orbeck, but we look forward to welcoming our new therapist, Ms. Darcia Bourassa. Ms. Bourassa is one of two speech-language pathologists on staff. De LaSalle’s therapists have the opportunity to blend the best of clinical therapy, in-classroom support, and collaboration with teachers. We are blessed to have such a fabulous team to work with our students! Ms. Bourassa’s email will be in effect on January 29. You may reach her at dbourassa@delasallefm.org or by calling the school at extension 251.

All the best,

Lori Riti



The PCA hosts a meeting each January for administration to review the school’s budget for the upcoming school year, the registration process, tuition, and providing parents with information about scholarships through the State of Florida and De LaSalle. Free childcare is available. Please plan to join us on January 30 at 6:30 PM.



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/



Calling all animals! This Friday, January 26 is Pet Day!  Leashed pets may be brought to school at 1:45. Other pets in crates or cages may spend the day in the classroom. Students who can’t bring their pet may wish to bring a picture!

The Student Government is also collecting pet food, pet treats, and supplies in exchange for a NUT Day pass on the day of the event.



Forms for re-registration will be sent home on January 31. The deadline to return the forms and the registration fee is February 15. Admissions applications from new students will be accepted for open seats beginning on February 16.



The checks will be available for parent signature from February 1-10. Please plan to sign your check during this period.



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 see the enclosed flyer for information and order form.



We will hold our annual Health Fair at De LaSalle on Friday, February 2. This is a fabulous day of learning about our physical and mental health and ways to keep ourselves on the right track in life. Students will also have the opportunity to work together as a class on the annual “Paint Mr. Stoff’s Car” project on this day. After all, having fun is good for the body and soul!!



The Yearbook Club is holding a contest for photos of the best Lego projects to be pictured in the 2017-18 yearbook. See the flyer emailed last week for information on how your child can enter! The deadline to enter is March 1.



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



Middle School Soccer: There will be an informational meeting for parents and students on Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 PM in the gym. Please see the enclosed flyer for more information.

Cooking Club  Cooking Club is open to Elementary students only for this session. The club will meet on Mondays beginning January 29.  Please see the enclosed flyer for more information and sign-up details.

Please refer to the calendar on Edsby for other sports and club information.




Jan. 23-25            MAP Testing

Jan. 26                   Pet Day (1:45)

Jan. 30                   6:30 Parent Community Association Meeting – Including Principal’s Annual Report/Budget

Jan. 31                   Re-registration packets sent home

Feb. 9                    Early dismissal – Teacher In-service Day

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

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