La Salle Prep Falcon Forum: December 11, 2022

La Salle Prep Falcon Forum

Mission Minute

As we enter the third week of Advent and celebrate Gaudete Sunday (rejoice!), we reflect on the many ways we see joy and anticipation in our lives and at La Salle. 

This past week we celebrated The Feast of the Immaculate Conception with Mass in our gym. We welcomed our celebrants Father Matt Libra from St. Rose Parish and Father John Marshall from St. John the Baptist. This past week was also the final week of our Christmas Drive as students flooded our main entrance with wrapped gifts for local families in our community. Thank you to our community for engaging in this vital project. Finally, we witnessed joy in the little things: candy grams for friends, Elf on a Shelf contests, the early weeks of winter competition, and preparation for our holiday dodgeball tournament.

As we look to this last week before Christmas break, we anticipate much joy: a spirit week with dress-up days for students, hot chocolate and cider sales at lunch, a holiday concert on Wednesday, a screening of The Grinch on Thursday, and an early release (1:05 PM) on Friday.

During Mass, Father Libra reminded our students of their amazing potential to transform the world. In the joy of this season, we aspire to keep this true message of Christmas in our hearts and actions.

Live Jesus in Our Hearts,

Alanna O’Brien

**If you know someone who is a parent or guardian of a current student who did not receive this email, please forward it to them or encourage them to sign up for this email list online.

Upcoming Dates

12/14:  Winter Band, Choir, & Guitar Concert
12/16:  Early Release (1:05 PM)
12/15:  Monthly Morning Mass
12/17-1/2:  Christmas Break; NO SCHOOL

Click on calendar for larger view

Admissions Updates

Spotlight on La Salle

We are hosting our Spotlight on La Salle, January 11 to reach families that may have missed Open House or are unaware of our admissions deadlines. If YOU are part of any local community FB groups (like Happy Valley moms group, or Milwaukie chit chat, etc ) and have the ability to share/post events, would you consider posting this Spotlight flyer

Just select the image, save it to your device, then share it to your group.

Please help us spread the word, Falcon Families!

La Salle Prep's Application Deadline

For priority consideration, applications for admission, financial aid, and scholarships are due by January 13, 2023. Apply now!

Questions? Contact Sherri Keepes.

Important Notice Regarding 2023-24 Financial Aid Program

All families that would like to be considered for financial assistance for the 2023-24 school year must submit an updated financial aid application through FACTS by Friday, January 13, 2023. This includes families that currently receive renewable grants as part of the renewal terms. To get started, go to the FACTS Application.

Questions? Contact Director of Finance Alex Slater.

Community Events

Christmas Drive!

By now, we have received almost all of our gifts for our neighbors at Lot Whitcomb. THANK YOU! If you still have a gift to return, please connect with our Director of Service Sarah Maher who will make sure the family receives it. Additionally, there are still needs on the Christmas tree in the main entrance. Please email Sarah Maher about how you can still help.

Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards

As the holidays near, we want to let you know that La Salle has accounts with AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer community Rewards!

If you shop via this link, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your purchase to La Salle. 
Sign up for Community Rewards and link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to La Salle. Search for La Salle by name or by our non-profit number, VK119.

Questions? Contact Andrea Burns.

Counseling Department Updates

Seniors: SCOIR & Common App Checklist

Want to make sure your student's college process is going smoothly? Use this checklist to keep up with all the events and deadlines!

Volunteer Opportunities

Kitchen Needs Volunteers - Consider Helping

The kitchen staff would really appreciate a volunteer for Mondays and Wednesdays. Adult family members of students can earn $6 in credit plus a free lunch for each shift they volunteer to prep food or clean in the kitchen 11:30 am - 2 pm on school days. The free lunch must be consumed the same day of the shift; the credit will be applied to a student's account. If interested in volunteering in the cafeteria, please visit our Volunteer Page or contact Jennifer Reeves.

The following days and times are needed:
Mondays 11:45AM-1:30PM
Wednesday 11:15AM-1:30PM

Student Clubs & Activities

OSU School of Engineering Visit, Dec. 15

Oregon State University’s College of Engineering (COE) is excited to announce the annual Winter High School Visits. The Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate students representing the college and connecting with prospective students to share their experiences at OSU. The engineering students will talk about life as an engineering student, research opportunities, extra-curricular involvement, and provide an overview of OSU's engineering programs.

The event will take place on Dec. 15 in La Salle's Library from 3:15 PM-4:15 PM. There will be a Q&A session following the Ambassador's presentations.

Students can RSVP via the Google form, using their email.

Questions? Contact Carie Coleman.

Internship Opportunities

OHSU has an internship program for Sophomore, Junior, and Senior high school students interested in pursuing careers in medicine or biomedical research through a 16-week course starting February 1 through May 17, 2023 from 6-8 PM. Students are introduced to the scientific process and gain access to research scientists from OHSU and other Portland research initiatives. Students will meet for two hours on Wednesdays for a lecture series and learn about ongoing research projects. A researcher will mentor each student. Each student gains first-hand knowledge of research methods, and, with their mentor's help, will present a published research article in a journal club format and develop their own research proposal.

You can find more information here. Applications for the 2023 program are open now and close on Friday, December 16.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Coughran.

Senior Graduation Party Donations

Senior parents: Planning is underway for the Senior Grad Party! Help make it an epic celebration for our hard-working kids with a tax-deductible donation. Please consider making a year-end gift toward the Senior Grad Party. When filling out the online donation form, select “Other” in the Gift Designation field and type “Senior Grad Party” in the Notes field. Thank you for your support!

Senior Pictures Reminder

Attention parents of seniors—please remember that the deadline to turn in your Senior Pictures is January 2. Please see the flyer attached for detailed instructions on how to submit the picture.

Questions? Contact Adriana Noesi.

Highlights from The Falconer

The Falconer is the student-run school newspaper published online each Wednesday by the students in the Journalism and Advanced Journalism classes. Each week, they select a Student of the Week and Athlete of the Week to highlight.
(Click on photos to read more.)
Athlete of the Week: Luke Martin
: Ashley Hawkins
Student of the Week: Jenny Le
: Ashley Hawkins

Falcon Photos of the Week

Photo from Haley Golden of The Falconer
This week's photos:
1. Choir performing at The Grotto during the Festival of Lights.
2. Fr. Matt Libra celebrating Mass for the Immaculate Conception.
3. Students helping with our Christmas Drive.
4. Students celebrating after winning the Dodgeball Tournament.

Want to represent your Falcons in style?

Check out the new gear in our

Falcon Fan Store!

Now Hiring!

Do you like working in a young and vibrant environment? Looking for a way to get more involved? Are you an energetic and engaging person? La Salle Prep is hiring!

Click here for our current job openings.
Copyright © 2022 La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp