La Salle Prep Falcon Forum: December 18, 2022

La Salle Prep Falcon Forum

Mission Minute

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23

On behalf of the faculty and staff of La Salle Prep, I wish our La Salle families and extended community a blessed and joyful Christmas. While the holiday spirit was alive and well this past week at La Salle—complete with a holiday concert, dress-up days, and lots of Christmas pajamas—we also know that a little break with some time to rest and rejuvenate is also welcome. 

As we look to 2023 and the end of the semester, please know that final exams take place the week of January 23rd. Our counseling and student support team will work with students, particularly our 9th graders, on the best strategies for final exam preparation. Please know we are on a special schedule for the week of finals.

In addition, if you know of students who may be interested in coming to La Salle, our administrative and admissions teams are hosting “Spotlight on La Salle” at 7:00 PM on January 11 to highlight our excellent academic and co-curricular opportunities. Help us spread the word!

May the peace and blessing of Christmas touch our hearts!

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

12/17-1/2:  Christmas Break; NO SCHOOL

1/3:  First Day after Christmas Break
1/9:  Chapel Day
1/12:  Monthly Morning Mass
1/16: MLK Day; NO SCHOOL
1/20:  Future Falcon Night: Girls Basketball
1/23-26:  Semester 1 Final Exams
1/27:  Teacher Workday; NO SCHOOL
1/30:  Teach Planning Day; NO SCHOOL

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Academic Updates

Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule

It's already nearing the end of the first semester! Semester 1 final exams will begin on January 23. Please see here for the full schedule.

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Co-Curricular Activities

If a student's GPA falls below 1.8, or the student has a failing grade in two or more classes at the end of any semester, the student is ineligible to participate in co-curricular activities for the entire next semester.

Questions? Please contact Kat Coughran.

Admissions Updates

Spotlight on La Salle

We are hosting our Spotlight on La Salle, on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 PM to reach families who 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

Steak & Seafood is BACK

We’re thrilled to host the Booster Club’s Annual Steak & Seafood Dinner and Microbrew Tasting in the Saalfeld Athletic Center on Saturday, January 28. We hope you will join us for an evening celebrating Falcon athletics!

Tickets are on sale now!

Yulefest 2023 Photos

Thanks all for a wonderful Yulefest! Photos are now available on our Flickr account

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

Junior Family College Night

Please join us for an informative night of college planning on February 8 from 5:30-7:00.

We will cover applying to college, building a list, deadlines, admissions process & paying for college.

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:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 5:30 PM Room #507 in the Saalfeld Center.

Other CASE training locations

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

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

Spring Musical - The Sound of Music Auditions

La Salle's Theater Department is proud to present, The Sound of Music, in Spring 2023.

For this show, we are going to pull out all the stops! We are thrilled to be able to bring this story to the La Salle Theater, affectionately known as “The Casciauditorium”, and we would love for you to be a part of it with us!

Please see the audition forms and sheet music prior to auditioning.

Auditions for non-La Salle students are also open! If you know anyone interested, please see the audition invitation letter from Michael Shelton. 

"The hills are alive!"

Questions? Contact Michael Shelton.

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: Sam Johnson
: Ruby Batcheller
Student of the Week: Sayre Albert
: Ashley Hawkins

20 Years of Service:
La Salle Holds Annual Christmas Drive for Families in Need

Lillian Paugh '23 and Seleste Maldonado Ruiz '23

La Salle held its 20th annual Christmas gift drive this month for the families of Lot Whitcomb Elementary School, continuing its tradition of partnership and relationship-building with the school.

Organized by the Director of Service Ms. Sarah Maher, students in La Salle’s homeroom classes took on 37 families this year, gathering gifts for both students and parents of the neighboring school. 

Continue reading on The Falconer.

Falcon Photos of the Week

Photo from Ruby Batcheller of The Falconer
Photo from Jasmine McIntosh of The Falconer
This week's photos:
1. Speech and Debate Team bringing home the hardware.
2. Choir students at the mini Christmas concert given to students and faculty during flex periods.
3. Varsity boys basketball soaring for the score in their win over Putnam.

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