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The De La Salle School
Golf and Bocce Outing
Lawrence Yacht and Country Club
Monday, 29 September 2014
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Ladies Luncheon 2014
Save the Date!
2014 Ladies' Luncheon
22 October 2014,
The Garden City Country Club
206 Stewart Avenue, Garden City NY
$80 per person
Featuring special guest speaker
Naomi Schaefer Riley,
author and columnist,
speaking about her book
"Opportunity and Hope,"
about scholarship students like ours at
The De La Salle School.
Graduate Support Program - 20/20 Club
hear the saying hindsight is 20/20?
We all have times in our life we can look back
on and think I wish I could have done that differently. One of the most
influential moments in many lives is the growth we experienced in high
school. If you were able to go back and
change something about your high school life, would you do something different? I think each of us would.
The 20/20 club is a group of individuals who want to be the
“glasses” for the graduates of The De La Salle School to guide them in seeing
how bright their futures can be.
Tidings From Brother Thomas
Eighth grade student Rolando raises the American flag flown at Forward Operating Base Camp Bucca in Iraq on 9/11/09. Colonel Daniel J. Lund, USMC (Ret.), the Commander of the Camp five years ago, presented the flag to The De La Salle School. The Camp was named in honor of first responder Ronald Paul Bucca, FDNY who died in the attacks of 9/11/01. Albert, also an eighth grader, plays The Star Spangled Banner on the trombone as the flag is hoisted up the flag pole in front of our school's entrance.
For baby boomers growing up in the '50s and '60s, family references to the attack on Pearl Harbor were comments on a tragic pivotal day in the past. For those who were old enough to recount where they were on 7 December 1941 the event had a different significance than it did for those who just read about it, were told about it, or saw black and white photos of the devastation. The tragic events of 11 September 2001 likewise are known to some by story and to others by memory. For the students of The De La Salle School, almost all of whom were born after that date and the majority of whom have parents who were not in this country at that time, the attacks of thirteen years ago are as distant as "the day that will live in infamy" from 1941.
In our role as educators we chose to make this aspect of our recent history more clear this year. The eighth graders prepared and led a memorial service for the school community and invited guests. We commemorated the lives lost, the heroism displayed, and the generous service associated with 11 September 2001. And we prayed for peace.
Marine Colonel Daniel J. Lund, Commander of Forward Operating Base Camp Bucca during operation Iraqi Freedom, was a special guest at our school. In the context of a prayer service planned and carried out by the eighth graders he presented the school with an American flag that flew over Base Camp Bucca five years ago, on 11 September 2009. The entire school community assembled around the flag pole as the "Stars and Stripes" which once flew over the Iraq desert was raised in our parking lot. Also in attendance were veterans of various branches of the armed services as well as firefighters and police officers, some of whom had been first responders at the World Trade Center site in 2001.
"Remembering those who passed was a nice thing", said Kenneth, one of the eighth graders leading the commemoration. Fellow eighth grader Orlando, reflecting his hope for the world commented, "It was good to work together on this project."
The De La Salle School
The De La Salle School is a scholarship Catholic Middle School for young men in grades 5 through 8. Most of our students are immigrants or children of immigrants. We provide a quality education, and nurture each student's growth, spiritually, academically, socially and physically in collaboration with their parent(s) or guardian(s). We emphasize respect, responsibility, leadership and service, thereby preparing the young men to be caring citizens of the world.
We share in the LaSallian heritage, and are rooted in 330 years of the De La Salle Christian Brothers tradition of education. We are on the campus of Our Holy Redeemer Parish, in Freeport, N.Y. Established in 2002, we are at capacity with 64 students, and have 104 graduates, who we continue to support through our Graduate Student Program.
Our school depends entirely on the generosity of our benefactors. We are enriched through the dedication of many caring volunteers and our staff. To help in any way, please call the school at 516-379-8660, email us at DeLaSalleLI@hotmail.com, or to make a secure online donation, please click on the "Click Here to Make a Donation" button above, in this column. To make a secure online donation for our Graduate Support Program's 20-20 campaign, please click on the "Click To Give" button in the left column.
Gentleman of the Week
Writer of the Week
Artist of the Week
Word of the Week
Visit from Our
Mr. James Hansen
The De La Salle School received a visit on the second day of classes, Tuesday, 26 August, from the seminarian who was assigned to Our Holy Redeemer Parish for the summer, Mr. James Hansen. Mr. Hansen will be returning to his studies at the North American College in Rome after Labor Day. Thank you Mr. Hansen for helping us welcome our students! Mr. Hansen is pictured above with his fellow Manhattan College alums on staff at The De La Salle School, Executive Director Brother Thomas Casey, left, and Health and Physical Education Teacher Mr. Frank Donodeo, right.
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It's not too late to see The De La Salle School
Brother Thomas and eighth grade student Justin M.
were interviewed by
Francis X. Schroeder of the American Family Association.
Set your DVD and DVR to tape the broadcast!
The interview show will be rebroadcast the following days and times:
Cablevision Channel 20 (Nassau and Western Suffolk):
Saturday 20 September at 8 pm
Cablevision Channel 20 (Central Suffolk)
Monday 22 September at 8 pm