Monday, 2 October is the Feast of the Guardian Angels. Saint John Baptist De La Salle, frequently reminded the teachers in the schools he founded that their role was to act as guardian angels for their students. The Faculty and staff of The De La Salle School are very aware of this vocation and humbly accept this enormous responsibility. My colleagues and I are grateful to the families of our students for the faith they have shown to us in the guidance of the young men that God has entrusted to our care.
It is amazing how fast the first month of school has gone by. In many ways it seems like we just began classes a week ago. Students have enjoyed a month filled with various activities and opportunities. Our students worked with their classmates to set goals for the academic year for their individual grades and for the De La Salle School. Eighth graders have been very diligent helping their fifth grade buddies adjust to life at The De La Salle School and preparing for the Catholic High School Entrance Examination that they will write at the end of October. Art classes are busy preparing wonderful drawings that we will proudly use to design our note cards that will be sold at our annual Christmas Luncheon. This week
we will be administering the IOWA Tests of Basic Skills to all students. These standardized tests will begin next week and continue through the middle of October.
Our Golf Outing and Bocce Tournament, which occurred on 30 September, was a tremendous success. The funds generated by this annual event will benefit our school and assist with tuition for some of our high school students in the Graduate Support program. God blessed us with beautiful weather and all in attendance had a great day On behalf of all the students of The De La Salle School I would like to extend a special thank you to the alumni of La Salle Military Academy for their continued support of this event and our school. Over 105 golfers attended with several then participating in what has developed into the favorite activity of the day, the Bocce Tournament. The 50/50 raffle paid $5,000.00, and the prizewinner was Mrs. J. Becker of Lynbrook.
Join us on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at the beautiful Garden City Country Club for our Annual Christmas Luncheon featuring author of "Saturday's Child" and founder of "Skirting the rules" Deborah Burns.
Invitations will be in the mail shortly.
As always, I ask that you continue to pray for our students, as I promise our prayers for each of you.
LIVE JESUS IN OUR HEARTS...FOREVER!
William L. Gault