11 August 2020
Brayan Espinal and Dariel Sanchez


Greetings from Mr. Gault


As I mentioned, I have turned the column over to our recent graduates from the Class of 2020.  Before they graduated, they wrote an essay about their time spent at The De La Salle School.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.  This week we would like to introduce you to Brayan Espinal and Dariel Sanchez.
 
Have a wonderful Summer and please pray for the Class of 2020 as they begin the next phase of their education journey.
 
Live Jesus in our hearts...FOREVER!
 
William L. Gault
Executive Director

"This school was the best school I could have gone to"
"I will miss The De La Salle School and will always come back"
My time at The De La Salle School is definitely a memorable experience. I learned much more than I could have learned in other schools. Throughout my years in The De La Salle School, I realized that this school was the best school I could have gone to in order to increase my knowledge and my faith in God. My time there showed me that there are people who would sacrifice their time in order to help students or other people. This school changed how I was in public schools, not really caring for homework, not trying in school, and other things that I used to do. But when I came to The De La Salle School, I changed and was a better student than I was in public school. I really feel like the teachers and staff want us all to follow the right path to go to Heaven. In the field trips that we went to, we always learned something new and interesting. I made new friends and even met a friend I saw in public school and another friend I had since second grade. We even did this acronym named 'Speak-Up' in order to stop bullying. I developed my conscience to know what's good and what's bad. During the four years, I was in this school, I learned many things, made friends, experienced new things, increased my faith in God, and learned to face challenges in our current society. I really like this school and will miss the teachers, the students/classmates, and all the other people that were in the school.

Thank you everyone,
Brayan Espinal

I remember my first day of 5th grade.  I was very nervous because it was a new school and new classmates.  A week later, we all went on the farm trip and we got to know each other very well.  This was the best trip ever. On the trip to the farm we grew our own crops and took care of cows and chickens. When we got back to school I was very upset because I wanted to stay at the farm. These are things that I will always remember. I will miss The De La Salle School and will always appreciate all the help they gave me and will always come back to see how everyone is doing.

Thank you,
Dariel Sanchez
We invite you to support Brayan, Dariel and their classmates with a contribution to
 The De La Salle School Graduate Support Program.


Brayan Through The Years



Dariel Through The Years



Tax Law Changes Affecting Charitable Gifts
The CARES Act, designed to help the nation recover from the pandemic, contains four important implications for charitable giving.

  1. New Charitable Donation Deduction for Non-Itemizers - Taxpayers taking the standard deduction can now claim up to $300 in cash donations as a charitable deduction.
  2. Higher Deduction Limits - Individuals can deduct cash gifts to the extent of their entire adjusted gross income rather than the cap of 60%.
  3. Increased Deduction Limits for Corporations - The contribution limit for cash donations has been increased to 25%.
  4. Required Minimum Distribution - For 2020, there is no mandatory distribution from retirement accounts allowing retirees to recover losses.  Once they do recover, retirement funds provide a tax-wise option for charitable giving.
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