3 October 2018
After her presentation, Ms. Yuisa Montañez, Esq. presented each student with a copy of the U.S. Constitution.  Here, Gentleman of the Week Brandon, Grade 8, displays the Constitution and prepares to take Ms. Montañez and Board member Mrs. Joan MacNaughton on a tour of the school.
Greetings from Mr. Gault

What an exciting month September was: the start of the new school year, welcoming new students and staff, the Farm Trip and the Golf Outing just to mention some of the highlights. This year both our fifth and eighth grade students participated in the Farm Trip experiencing the Green Mountains of Vermont at Farms for City Kids, Spring Brook Farm. It has been a most rewarding grace-filled time, punctuated by the amazing young gentleman whom we have the pleasure of encountering and teaching each day. What vibrancy and life these young men bring to The De La Salle School.
In mid-September. Mr. Patrick Aristhene, class of 2006, returned to speak to our Eighth-grade class about the opportunities they have available to them if they think positive, believe in themselves and are willing to work hard. Patrick invited a friend of his, Mr. Drew Brand, founder of Black Diamond Entrepreneurship. Mr. Brand's theme was success psychology with a focus on helping the students to find ways to take control of their life, be responsible for their actions, and to be in charge of their own destiny.
On Friday, 28 September we began a career information program that will happen on a monthly basis. Thanks to the initiative of board member Joan MacNaughton, we began our series with a presentation by Ms. Yuisa Montañez, Esq. Ms. Montañez, a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, is a partner with the firm Loeb Block & Partners LLP. Ms. Montañez's presentation was her story of success and how it was made possible through hard work and support from her family. At the conclusion of her presentation the students were excited to ask her several questions to which she very thoughtfully answered and offered our students encouragement to reach their personal goals. At the end of her talk Ms. Montañez presented each of our students with their own copy of the Constitution of the United States of America.
As we move forward with the school year, we have many plans to invite other professionals to engage our students. Our hope is that these professionals demonstrate that all things are possible when you believe in yourself and have the courage to follow your dreams no matter how difficult that may seem.
Thank you for continuing to believe in our kids and to be part of our story. Your support allows our students to HOPE!
Saint John Baptist de La Salle ... Pray for us!     Live Jesus in our hearts ... Forever!
William L. Gault
Executive Director

Congratulations to our Golf 50/50 Raffle Winner:  Mr. Rocco Abbatiello.

Congratulations to our Golf Tournament Winners: 1st Place Foursome:
Jesse Batthany, Reuben Mindali, Stephen Tomaselli and Brian Zuderma
Longest Drive:  Brian Zuderma
Closest to the Pin:  Paul Brezinski

Congratulations to our Bocce Winners:
John Nies
John Perrotta

Career Information Series:  Attorney
Ms. Yuisa Montañez, Esq. 

Pictures from our Golf Outing and Bocce Tournament
24 September 2018
Lawrence Yacht and Country Club

8th Grade Entrepreneurs
Learn the Road to Success
David Brand spoke to Mr. Donodeo's 8th grade class on entrepreneurial methods and success psychology.  

Graduate Patrick Aristhene, left, and Mr. Donodeo, center, join with the 8th grade to listen to Mr. Brand's insights.
Save the date!

Christmas Luncheon Fundraiser
Featuring Special Guest Speaker 
Geraldo Rivera

    Thursday, 6 December 2018
11:30 am
Engineers Country Club
Roslyn Harbor, NY
$125 per person

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Watch for our invitation!

Week of 17 September

Word of the Week - bovine (adj.) - of or relating to a cow or ox; cowlike, placid, calm, quiet.

Gentleman of the Week - Joshua, 7th Grade
Artist of the Week - Cristian C., 7th Grade

Week of 24 September

Word of the Week - philistine (n.) - a person who is guided by materialism and is usually disdainful of intellectual or artistic value.

Gentleman of the Week - Brandon C., 8th Grade
Writer of the Week - Frank H., 6th Grade
Artist of the Week - Bernie C., 8th Grade

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