October 4, 2017 Wednesday Letter

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Parent-Teacher conferences for 1st Quarter will take place on October 26-27. We know that one of the critical components of De LaSalle student success is the strong partnership between teachers and parents. For this reason, conferences are a requirement for all families. Please complete the enclosed scheduling preference form and return it to school by October 5. Your confirmed conference time will be sent home on October 11.

We are happy to be celebrating a wonderful accomplishment of our own Kristina Kaye. Mrs. Kaye has officially earned her Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University! Her areas of concentration were Special Education and Reading. Although she worked incredibly hard on her degree, Mrs. Kaye has asked us to call her Mrs. Kaye, rather than Dr. Kaye. Either way, we are very proud of her!

Thank you for your patience while we were replacing our damaged phone system and getting up to speed after Hurricane Irma. We are working diligently to follow up on all calls and emails, but don’t hesitate to send a reminder if you have been waiting for a reply from a staff member. The system is back in place as of today.

This week’s Wednesday Envelope is absolutely stuffed with information, so please take a few minutes to read everything so you don’t miss out.

Best Regards,
Lori Riti


Checks are available for parent signature until October 13. Checks that are not signed must be returned to the State of Florida and parents are billed for that amount of tuition.

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. Enclosed in last week’s Wednesday envelope were 20 tickets for you 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.

Due to Hurricane Irma, school picture day is rescheduled. Portraits will be taken in the morning on October 24. All students will be photographed. Order forms are enclosed. One form is for individual portraits and the other is for the school-wide panoramic picture. STUDENTS MUST BE IN SCHOOL UNIFORM (NO PE SHIRTS PLEASE).

Enclosed in today’s envelope you will find an information sheet and order form for 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! 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.

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. Please see the enclosed flyer for more information.

PDQ gift cards are on sale in the school office. Cards are valued at $10.00 and sell for $7.00. Please see the enclosed order form for more information.

Chess Club: Students have expressed an interest in having a Chess Club. We are in need of someone to teach all levels of chess to club participants. The commitment would be at least one club meeting per week, preferably on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00. The club would run for about six weeks. If this is a talent you have, please call the office at 239-245-8212 and ask for Bonnie Ross.

• All-school Cheerleading: Please fill out the attached sheet and come to the meeting on October 17th at 6:30.
• Middle and High School Boys Basketball: Please fill out the attached sheet and come to the meeting on October 17th at 6:30.
• New clubs starting! See the enclosed flyers for Yearbook Club and E-Sports Club.

Come and join the Special Olympic Basketball team: The Lee County Lions are looking for dedicated basketball players who want to have fun. The Special Olympics basketball team practices Saturday mornings at 10 AM at De La Salle Academy starting on October 21st. All ages are welcome to join the team, which is entering its second season. Players will learn basketball skills from a dedicated group of volunteer coaches while having fun playing with their teammates. If you are interested please call Bill Halter at 239-672-7974.

Oct. 13 End Quarter 1
Oct. 16 No School – Teacher In-service Day
Oct. 18 Student Support Plans sent home for new students
Oct. 24 School Picture Day
Oct. 25 Report cards sent home
Oct. 26-27 Conferences and early dismissal

A revised 2017/18 academic calendar is enclosed. Please discard the old version. The following changes were made:
• October 24 is now school picture day
• November 29 is now Picture make up day
• December 19 and 20 are now full days instead of ½ days
• December 22 is “No School” instead of “Hurricane Make Up Day”
• January 30 is PCA meeting @ 6:30
• March 14 is Spring pictures

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