October 18, 2017

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to the beginning of 2nd quarter! We are diligently preparing for conferences and thank everyone who took a moment to fill out the conference topics form provided last week. Report cards will be sent home next Wednesday, plus new families will receive their child’s 2017-18 Student Support Plan. We want this year to be our best ever, so please keep us posted on ways we can strengthen our partnership in order to benefit every child at De LaSalle!

Results from the Box Tops contest are in! Mrs. Amrine’s homeroom collected the most Box Tops and will be treated to a pizza party! School-wide, the students earned a total of $501.80. Well done, everyone! Meanwhile, please keep bringing in Box Tops for our next contest!! Thank you to Mrs. Shucavage for coordinating this great fundraiser 😊.

On April 15, 2018, De LaSalle Academy will hold its first annual Beacon of Hope fundraiser at Marine Max in Fort Myers. The Board of Directors and Event Committee are hard at work planning a fabulous evening to benefit De LaSalle’s tuition assistance fund. You may be able to help with this event by securing sponsors, and Mr. Robinson has enclosed a packet for you to use for that purpose. You might consider asking people you do business with, your employers, or anyone who would be interested in supporting this truly important cause. We hope to eliminate the financial barrier that prevents students in need from attending De LaSalle and achieving success.

Best regards,

Lori Riti

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Your appointment confirmation is enclosed.  Thanks for arriving on time so that the conference schedule runs smoothly and no one is kept waiting. 😊 If you are interested in scheduling a conference with any of the therapists, please follow the instructions provided in last week’s Wednesday Letter, which can be found at http://delasallefm.org/october-11-2017-wednesday-letter/ .

 

SCHOOL PICTURES

Portraits will be taken in the morning on October 24. All students will be photographed. Order forms were sent home earlier this month. STUDENTS MUST BE IN SCHOOL UNIFORM (NO PE SHIRTS PLEASE).

 

HALLOWEEN

It is our tradition to celebrate Halloween at school. It is an option for students to dress in costume or in NUT Day bottoms with a Halloween T-shirt, or just wear the school uniform. Students will “trick or treat” at about 12:45, parading to all of the classrooms and collecting treats. Your donation of wrapped individual candy is greatly appreciated!! Costumes must be approved by the homeroom teacher by October 25.

 

HOMECOMING AND TARPON SPIRIT WEEK

Homecoming and Tarpon Spirit Week will take place November 6-10. Spirit Week events are optional and open to the whole school. The Homecoming Dance is for students in Grades 9-12 only. Events include:

 

Wed., Nov. 8      “WACKY TACKY WEDNESDAY”   All students may wear wacky clothes and accessories

Thurs., Nov. 9     “THEME DAY THURSDAY”             All students may dress in Homeroom Theme   (TBA)

Fri., Nov. 10        “FINALLY FRIDAY SPIRIT DAY”      All students may dress in Spirit Shirts or PE Shirts with NUT bottoms

                                “HOMECOMING DANCE”              Students in Gr. 9-12 only (See separate flyer for info)

 

DE LASALLE ACADEMY UNIFORM PROVIDER RESEARCH

We have heard mixed reviews regarding the service and product quality provided by All Uniform. Mrs. Kris Pica has agreed to head a parent committee to research other available uniform suppliers. If you would like to be on the committee and impact this decision first-hand, please contact Mrs. Pica at kpica1@yahoo.com.

 

OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIPS

Eric Lumpkins is a grassroots outreach intern with the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) and student at Florida Gulf Coast University. He would like to interview some parents of children participating in the Gardiner Scholarship Program. NPRI hopes to gain insight into improvements and flexibility families have gained from the Gardiner program, as well as some of the challenges and difficulties they may have faced before participating in the Scholarship program. The interview would be recorded, but only to quotation purposes. NPRI hopes to see Nevada adopt similar education reforms that Florida has shown to be profoundly beneficial. If you are interested in being interviewed for this research, please contact Eric Lumpkins at eric@npri.org.

 

COW PIE BINGO FUNDRAISER

This year at De LaSalle’s Family Fun Festival on November 18, we will have our annual Cow Pie Bingo fundraiser! This is an awesome, fun, and easy way to raise money for the school. Previously, parents were sent 20 tickets for to sell, along with more information about the fundraiser. Families can earn two volunteer hours for every 20 tickets sold. As a non-profit school, we rely heavily on fundraisers and we hope this one will be an amazing success! Stubs, money and unsold ☹ tickets are due by November 13.

 

LOCALINXS FUNDRAISER

De LaSalle is selling the LOCALINXS coupon book for Southwest Florida. The books are $20 and De LaSalle makes $10 for each book sold. This year’s coupon book has more offerings in general, and especially more for the Fort Myers area. Please buy a book for your family and sell copies to your family and friends! An order form was sent home earlier. You may send in your order form and $$$ anytime between now and December 15. To request more books, please call James Robinson, 239-245-8212.

 

PDQ FUNDRAISER

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

 

CALENDAR UPDATES

Oct. 24                 School Picture Day  (PLEASE WEAR UNIFORM SHIRT – NO PE SHIRTS)

Oct. 25                 Report cards sent home and Student Support Plans sent home for new students

Oct. 26-27           Conferences and early dismissal

Oct. 31                  Halloween Celebration

Nov. 8-10             Spirit Week and Homecoming

Nov. 10                 Homecoming Dance for Grades 9-12

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