16 November 2020
Thankful for our Veterans and Benefactors
Greetings from Mr. Gault

This past Wednesday, 11 November 2020 school was closed and online classes were cancelled in observance of Veterans Day, a day to honor our service heroes. The young men of The De La Salle School are very aware of the dedication and sacrifice of our military heroes who have served their country in order to protect and preserve the liberties and freedoms that we all enjoy. For several years now, Army veteran, Mr. Bernard Rader and his wife speak to our 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classes sharing his experience as a Prisoner of War in occupied France during WWII. It is a very impactful lesson for the students. We are most grateful to all our American Veterans, but would like to give a special acknowledgement to all of our De La Salle School alumni and our La Salle Military Academy brothers who have faithfully served our nation. May God continue to bless the United States of America and all her sons and daughters who have served her so valiantly.
Last week also marked the end to the first academic quarter for this year. Report cards are being distributed and students eagerly await their grades. Things are very different this year as a result of COVID-19 and Parent/Teacher conferences will also be handled differently than in past. Most conferences will be handled virtually, however families will have an opportunity to meet with their son's teachers if they feel there is a need for a one-on-one meeting. Teachers who feel the need to speak with a particular parent will arrange a virtual appointment time on Thursday, 19 November.  Throughout the quarter our teachers have been in constant communication with families via email and/or telephone to ensure students are keeping up with their assignments and working to improve their grades.  We will happily share our Honor Roll with you shortly.
On 23 and 24 November, the teachers and staff will be cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the students. After meeting with the staff, it was decided that we would go forward with our traditional Thanksgiving feast.  Our dedicated faculty and staff will celebrate this wonderful feast with our students over two days ensuring that all can join in this tradition.  Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize we are blessed and have much to be thankful for.
This is such a special time of the year when we gather together as a family to celebrate all the things that we are thankful for. I am most grateful for the many blessings I receive from my family at The De La Salle School. I am forever grateful and give thanks to God for allowing me to be part of such an incredible family of staff, students, parents, friends and benefactors.
Wishing all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
William L. Gault
Executive Director
The De La Salle School Virtual Christmas Luncheon
Wednesday, 9 December 12:00 noon

Gather with friends and family in the comfort of your home to celebrate a "Season of Success" in support of The De La Salle School on Wednesday, 9 December.  PIX11 journalist Magee Hickey will join us online for an afternoon of celebration.   

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please select this link or email our Director of Development, Petrina Di Gangi (pdigangi@delasalleschool.org) for more information.

A Grand Prize 50/50 Cash Raffle will be drawn during our celebration.  Raffle tickets are $50 per ticket/3 tickets for $100.  To purchase tickets please contact Bill Gault at bgault@delasalleschool.org or Petrina Di Gangi at pdigangi@delasalleschool.org.
We invite you to support our students currently enrolled in
 Catholic High School with a contribution to
The De La Salle School Graduate Support Program.

Please consider a recurring donation supporting our students throughout the school year.

Thank you!

Double your gift with a matching gift from your employer where eligible.
Learning Weights & Measures

5th Grade Science Test

Student Announcements
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our students!

Week of 2 November

Gentleman of The Week - Brian Zavalla, Grade 6
Artist of The Week - Frank Hernandez, Grade 8

Week of 9 November

Gentleman of The Week - Justin Bishop, Grade 8
Artist of The Week - Jordan Casas, Grade 8

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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