“Monday Mem” is a weekly expectation of all students at The De La Salle School. The teachers take turns and present the young men with a quote, a prayer, a collection of math formulas, pictures of famous art work or a poem. Each student is to commit the text or image presented to memory and find a time during the week prior to Friday’s Morning Assembly to recite what he had memorized in the presence of the teacher who made the assignment.
March 14 marks Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical sign pi. Founded in 1988 by physicist Larry Shaw, March 14 was selected because the numerical date (3.14) represents the first three digits of pi, and it also happens to be Albert Einstein's birthday. For this week’s Monday Mem, math teacher, Mr. Vilca challenged the student body to recite as many digits of Pi that they were able to identify. A special assembly was held on Tuesday for, what has become tradition here at The De La Salle School, our Annual Pi day competition. The Three students who achieved the highest score in the competion were 1st place- Brian Z. in eighth grade, 2nd place was Matthew M. in sixth grade and 3rd place went to Gary N. in eighth grade. It was great fun and very educational all at the same time.
Continuing with the theme of healthy competition, students recently participated in a series of Spelling Bees. This school event challenged students to stretch their vocabulary and to spell words with which they may not always be familiar. Students in each grade level participated and the person who spelled all the words correctly received a certificate and a small prize. Congratulations to Ethan R. in 5th grade, Daniel R. in 6th grade, Jael P. in 7th grade and Quran B. in 8th grade for successfully completing the Spelling Bee challenge for their grade level. Thank you to our ELA teacher Ms. Zahralban for organizing such a fun and educational program.
Know that this Lenten season we continue to hold you in our prayers. Wishing you many blessings and peace this Lenten season.
Live Jesus in our Hearts ….. FOREVER!!!
William L. Gault