1 February 2023
SPIRIT WEEK at The De La Salle School

Welcome to Catholic Schools Week! The National Catholic Educational Association coordinates this annual event to focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and what this ministry contributes to our church and our society at large. This year the theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith, Excellence, Service”. The De La Salle School strives daily to be such a community here in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

As we usher in Catholic Schools Week, we also are in the process of recruiting for the Class of 2027. This class will start fifth grade in September and when they graduate in June of 2027 they will represent our twenty-second graduating class. We have come a long way since our humble beginnings back in 2002, yet there is still much more that is needed to continue the mission of providing a quality human and Christian education in the Lasallian tradition for young men from economically challenged families here on Long Island.
The beginning of February finds us at the halfway mark in our academic year; a time when we are introducing potential new students to our school just as we are working with our eighth graders to help them find appropriate high school settings for next year.
All of our eighth-grade students took the Catholic High School entrance exam and I am excited to report that in September they will be attending one of the following schools – Chaminade, Holy Trinity or Kellenberg Memorial. We will be working with these students to help them secure financial scholarships and aid, as well as continuing to prepare them academically, socially, and spiritually for the challenges ahead. Thank you to all who contributed to our Christmas Appeal benefiting our Graduate Support Program. Your generosity will help us to ensure some financial assistance to those young men who have choosen to attend one of these Catholic Schools.
Live Jesus in Our Hearts … FOREVER!!
William L. Gault
Executive Director

"Tacky Tuesday" and "Color Day" of Spirit Week

8th graders showing their mis-match day creativity
on "Tacky Tuesday."
5th graders exhibiting their tackiness on "Tacky Tuesday."
6th grade tackiness at its best!
Our 7th graders on "Color Day."
Fifth graders competing on "Color Day."
6th grade getting into it on on "Tacky Tuesday."

Gentleman of the Week

January 16th - Juan Carlos O., 6th Grade
January 23rd - Carlos M., 8th Grade

Upcoming Events

The De La Salle School
Annual Spring Gala
The Fishlinger Family
Friday, June 2, 2023
Crest Hollow Country Club
Woodbury, NY

We invite you to consider a one-time or monthly donation
 to our student programs.

The Brother Thomas P. Casey Scholarship Program - Supporting the students of The De La Salle School as they grow in intellect and spirit.

The Graduate Support Program - Providing a partial scholarship to alumni of The De La Salle School as they attend Catholic High School.

To discuss other giving opportunities such as Matching Gifts, appreciated stock, life insurance, RMD's, bequests or other special donations please feel free to contact
Executive Director, William Gault
Director of Development, Don Holden
at 516-379-8660.

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The De La Salle School
87 Pine Street
Freeport, NY 11520

Voice: 516.379.8660 Fax: 516.379.8806