La Salle Prep Falcon Forum: November 27, 2022

La Salle Prep Falcon Forum

Mission Minute

“Let us throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
(Romans 13:12)
Today begins the season of Advent. While this can be a season of rushing and sometimes even stress, I hope these weeks leading to Christmas also offer moments of peace and stillness.
The weeks between now and Christmas break are both festive and full of anticipation, and our students will also have the opportunity to think of the needs of others. Our Christmas Drive has begun, and under the direction of our Director of Service, Sarah Maher, we will provide support to dozens of local families over the holidays. Check with your child about their specific assignment and reach out if you have questions.
As we move into winter weather, we would like to remind families to keep sick students at home to keep our community as healthy as possible. Inclement weather updates and potential school closures will always be posted on Schoology and Flash Alert.
Safe travels to all returning from the holiday weekend!
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

12/2:  All-Staff Retreat; NO SCHOOL
12/2-3:  High School Placement Test
12/3:  Yulefest
12/9:  Christmas Gifts Due
12/9:  Night On Broadway
12/14:  Winter Band, Choir, & Guitar Concert
12/15:  Monthly Morning Mass
12/17-1/2:  Christmas Break; NO SCHOOL

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Admissions Updates

Save the Date for these Upcoming Admissions Events!

Hey Falcon community, if you know a friend, neighbor, or co-worker with an 8th grader, be sure and pass this information along! We're gearing up for the Class of 2027.

The High School Placement Test is on December 3 at 9 AM.
Prospective students looking to come to La Salle need to register prior to the HSPT.
Click here to register

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.

Community Events

Help Bring Some Christmas Cheer

La Salle parents, we are still seeking donations to the Yulefest Wine Wall. To donate, please drop off bottles of wine in the Main Office. The retail value of each bottle of wine must be at least $20. Higher-value wines are welcomed as well! Thank you for your participation; it's a fun and easy way to give back.

NOTE: Students may not walk the bottles in—adults 21+ must bring them into the office.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Crimmins.

Yulefest Raffle Still Available

Thanks to your unwavering generosity and excitement, Yulefest & Winetasting is going to be hit! Although tickets are no longer on sale, we still welcome our community to participate in other ways!

Don't miss the Wine Pull or the Wine Basket Raffle, which has two baskets full of wine and wine tastings valued at more than $400 each. You do not have to be present in order to partake in either event. Visit the Yulefest webpage to learn more!

Questions? Contact Michelle Crimmins.

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

CASE Training

All volunteers are required to attend in-person training for Creating a Safe Environment, also known as CASE. CASE training is usually held in the evenings; dates are scheduled periodically during the school year.

(Please note: CASE has replaced Called to Protect so even if you have already taken Called to Protect, you will need to attend an in-person CASE session.)

Upcoming training dates for the 2022-23 school year:
Tomorrow—November 28th at 5:30 PM, Room 507 Saalfeld Center

Other CASE training locations

Email Jennifer Reeves to register or to notify us if you have attended training at a different location.

Assistance Needed: Kitchen Staff

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

Volunteer for Yulefest!—A Fun Event No Matter How You Attend!

Our annual Yulefest celebration is right around the corner. It requires the effort of many in our community - staff, students, alumni, and parent volunteers. It takes a village to set up the gym, hallways and to clean up. We also need assistance on the evening of the event to staff the Wine Wall and sell raffle tickets, work Will Call and, yes, help pour wine for the wineries! We can’t do this without you!

Click here to sign up.

Student Clubs & Activities

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.

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.

Falcon Photos of the Week

Both photos: Seleste Maldonado Ruiz of The Falconer
This week's photos:
1-2. The Falcon Feast returns!
3-4. Falcon Speech & Debate taking home the hardware at the Wells HS and Silverton HS Tournaments!

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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!

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