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February 2011 Volume Twenty Number 6

Dear Parents and Guardians, Welcome to the second month of the New Year. Certainly January proved to be a challenge in terms of weather between bouts of extreme cold, snow and ice. February, the shortest month, brings us one month closer to the promise of spring. This month also kicks off a new semester and new opportunities as well as gives us the occasion to celebrate the contributions of the black community to the American way of life. During this month, we see beginnings and endings all mixed together as the Class of 2015 will register and the Class of 2011 will celebrate their 100 Day Celebration, marking just 100 days until their graduation. February is a month filled with opportunities for enjoying La Salle’s indoor sport events. As of this moment, our teams are all celebrating early success. All our teams are showing their metal and looking forward to spots in post season play. Members of the Junior Class will be invited to turn their attention to the college planning process with special evening programs for their parents on February 8-9, 2011. I always hear wonderful things about how fortunate La Salle is to have such a dedicated and talented College Counseling staff. I invite all parents of juniors to come to one of these evenings to experience the level of professionalism La Salle brings to the college placement process and to learn a few tricks to help you and your son in this process. The month will conclude with the Mother/ Son Communion Brunch, which will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Williamson’s Catering in Horsham. We expect close to 1,000 mothers and their sons to be present this day. Please take a moment to review the Mothers’ Club portion of this publication for more specifics. It has been some time since I last brought you up to speed on our Capital Campaign, Fulfilling the Promise. We are at the $22, 000,000 level having received almost 750 gifts. With your continued support and prayer, we are confident our goal of $25 million will be reached by June, 2011. I am thankful to many of our alums who are contacting their classmates to seek support and involvement at the class level. During the month of February, a $300 deposit for registration ($50 for roster and $250 deposit) is due for the 2011-2012 academic year. This increase was explained in my tuition announcement. The reason for this policy is to give us a stronger picture of commitment to the upcoming academic year. Please contact our Finance Office if you need an extension or an explanation of how this credit is applied towards next year. When you visit the Main Office, be certain to view some of the trophies that have been won this year as they represent the accomplishments of your sons. Quoting today’s slang, it is “an impressive set of hardware”. Happy Wintering,

Brother Richard Kestler, FSC ‘60 President

The presentation is for parents and adults as Josh will be speaking to the students during the school day. Josh is the host of the television show Jump Shipp, author of "The Teen's Guide to World Domination", named a “CNN Young Person Who Rocks”, and was listed on INC. Magazine's 30 Under 30 List. Josh has established an international reputation as a teen communication expert who can get through to any teen. He's spoken at dozens of colleges and universities and to over 1.5 million teenagers live. He is a recognized teen expert for such media outlets as MTV, CNN, and FOX. Josh offers up a healthy dose of advice that he calls "in your face, but on your side." He counsels teenagers on everything they care about and it’s all done in a youth-friendly, humorous tone that is more of a hilarious survival guide than a preachy sermon. Josh certainly knows a thing or two about survival. Abandoned and abused as a child, he was able to triumph over the tragedy. He attributes his personal growth to the support of a great foster family, dynamic teachers, and enriching school programs that opened his eyes to his true potential.   "Josh Shipp has the ability to get through to ANY teen and point them in the right direction. It's an incredible thing to witness." Harvard University

The event is made possible through funding provided by: Mothers’ Club and the Fran Johnson Enrichment Program Men of La Salle David Geppert Recycling, Inc.

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Business Office Mark A. Gibbons ’92 Chief Financial Officer

2011-2012 Tuition Policies La Salle College High School is a private independent Catholic educational institution that emphasizes religious values and academic excellence. We depend on full and timely payment of tuition, rather than Church or government subsidies. La Salle makes every effort to minimize tuition, fees, and tuition increases, while providing the very best quality education consistent with Catholic values. When a student registers at La Salle we hold a place for that student. Furthermore, we commit resources to optimize the educational experience of that student and design staffing, supplies, and programs based on the number of registered students. Each year we forgo potential income by limiting the number of incoming students when we commit a place for your son. Thus, once a semester begins, no tuition will be refunded for that semester for any reason. 1. Tuition for the 2011-12 academic year is $ 17,900. In addition, the following fees where applicable: • $430 for grade 12 senior fee (includes retreat, yearbook, and graduation expenses) • $7,300 for David program tuition • $300 for all those in the instrumental or choral music programs • $1,000 - $1,800 for those on private bus routes sponsored by La Salle College High School a. The non-refundable $1,000 payment made at initial enrollment acceptance is a tuition credit b. Registration for grades 10-12 occurs each spring and includes a non-refundable $300 fee collected separately along with a $50 rostering fee - $250 is a credit towards 2011-12 tuition. c. Application fees collected from prospective students are non-refundable and are not tuition credits. d. Scholarship and financial aid credits are divided evenly by semester. e. Returned checks generate a $15 bank fee, which we pass along. f. Overdue balances cause monthly fees equal to the greater of $20 or 1% of the balance. g. Financial aid is available and must be applied for annually. 2. Payment Options (available to all students) a. Semester Invoices: If you do not enroll in the monthly plan, you will automatically receive semester st invoices from La Salle due in full July 1 and

th November 15 . Late fee assessments begin on these dates. La Salle does NOT accept credit card payments for tuition, but HES, our monthly vendor will accept credit card payments for BOTH semester and monthly invoices (with a convenience fee).

b. Monthly Installments: We urge all families who cannot respond fully and on time to semester invoices to please enroll in the April to January monthly payment plan offered through Higher Education Services (HES), who can be contacted at (800) 422-0010. There is a $40 per family membership fee. 3. All students must meet each semester's obligation on time or must be on time in the monthly HES program in order to attend La Salle. There are no other special payment plans. Please enroll in HES and stay current to avoid loss of student participation privileges. Should an unpaid balance still result, it will lead to late fees and loss of both curricular and extracurricular participation, including reception of grades, transcripts, and graduation. If membership in HES is lost, full payment is due immediately to La Salle. 4. Contact Information Mark Gibbons Chief Financial Officer (215) 233-0296, ext. 4841 Kathy Curley Controller (215) 233-0296, ext. 4842 Connie Gill Assistant Controller (215) 233-0296, extension 4843

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Office of Academic Affairs Thomas R. Barna Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs

Upperclass Registration Registration and course selection for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors for the 2011-2012 school year will soon begin. This process traditionally takes place between early February and mid April. Selecting courses over a period of weeks has a number of benefits. Primarily, it will allow the student body to get personally involved in the selection process while exploring options related to their ‘wants’ and ‘needs’. As is customary, current juniors will be the first to select their courses. th Our 11 graders will begin the process during February in their Group Advisory class. Sophomore and freshmen students will follow in early March using the same means. Course selection for upperclassmen is expected to end prior to the Easter Break on April 15, 2011. Motivated by the spirit of “going green”, La Salle’s curricular guide will once again be provided in a digital format. It should be noted that students have already been using this registration resource located on the school’s website and in the Naviance scheduling software. Like last year, the updated Program of Studies will be introduced in advisory classes. Students will be reintroduced to La Salle’s course requirements and the curricular options at this time. These class meetings will be followed by additional and more personal interactions with counselors, teachers, and students. Parental involvement has been, and will continue to be, an important part in the development and oversight of the course selection process. Eventually, parents can expect to “sign off” on the list of approved courses their sons have selected. As noted, the selection protocol presents each student with meaningful opportunities to discuss their personal curricular plan. This is intentional. If done properly, it will minimize surprises while producing predictable outcomes when schedules are received in August. Finally, the preregistration fee of $300 will be due on Monday, February 7, 2011. The registration and course selection process is described as follows: Mr. Barna, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, addresses the student body through a WEXP broadcast in late January. This broadcast outlines La Salle’s registration procedures and timeline. Additionally, students are reminded of their registration fee obligation – without it the process does not move forward. It is assumed that students who do not pay their fee are not intending to return for the next academic year. Students review the updated Program of Studies with help from their counselors in Group Advisory classes. Additional guidance is dispensed in this small group setting. The process is managed weekly by counselors

through advisory class. During this “What can I take?” and/or”What should I take?” segment, students consult their parents, teachers, and counselors. Mr. Barna and Mr. Coggins visit all Group Advisory classes to provide appropriate information specific to the administration of the curriculum. Meanwhile, counselors, teachers, administrators, students, and parents continue to discuss options associated with course selection. Completion depends on a variety of mitigating factors. One reason may include sorting out general, regular, and advanced placements. This slows the process and should not be viewed as a problem. By late March students and their parents are expected to review a “Course Selection Validation” form. A parent signature, approving the selected courses, finalizes the process. The selection process ends school wide in late March. Students and/or parents have until Friday, April 15, 2011, to request changes by working through the appropriate teacher and/or counselor. During the month of April and May, resources are determined and secured for the new academic year. The office of Academic Affairs officially begins scheduling the courses requested at this time. The success of this labor-intensive process is directly related to the timeliness of meeting deadlines and completeness of information. Please encourage your son to take the entire process seriously. May, June, and July are not the time for students to reopen the course selection process. Students experiencing scheduling conflicts are contacted personally throughout the summer to resolve them. Once the school year begins there are NO course changes without compelling educational reasons such as a medical issue or diagnosed and documented learning difference. th Changes made after the April 15 deadline are strongly discouraged.

A Note Regarding Academic Honors The grade point averages of La Salle students are determined twice a year at the end of each semester. It is at these times when our Honors lists are compiled. Please be aware that semester exams have not been completed with the submission of this article. La Salle will continue to include its Honor Roll in publications like The Belcroft as soon as grade point averages are made available. Additionally, you should know that La Salle notifies each Honor student’s appropriate parish. Please recognize that La Salle has no control over how each parish responds to our request to publicize your son’s academic success.

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Office of Student Affairs Julia K. Maher Assistant Principal for Student Affairs

School Closings for Inclement Weather

Winter Dance

School closings will be communicated via the Alert Now messaging. We will also notify KYW (1060AM) radio as early as possible. Our school closing number is 333. La Salle’s website is also a source for such announcements. Two television stations will also carry information for La Salle – 6ABC and NBC10.

The annual dance was held on Friday, January 21, 2011 with over 900 young people attending. Music was provided by DJ Miro Productions (James Mirynowski ’08). A good time was had by all.

In case of snow during a school day, parents will be notified via an Alert Now message, KYW radio, and the television stations as soon as a decision has been reached for an early dismissal. We would appreciate your cooperation in NOT calling the school on these days.

La Salle Responds With three “dress down days” so far this year (October, November, January), we have been able to honor the requests from groups and organizations with monetary distributions totaling almost $8,000. The funds were used to support our Thanksgiving Food Drive (turkeys), Secret Santa (toys for critically ill children), Hustle for Muscle (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research),Three Day Run for the Cure, Kelly Rooney Foundation (cancer research), Breathing Room Foundation (support of families of terminally ill cancer patients), Inn Dwelling (Christmas Gift cards for needy families), Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart (money to Haiti and Dominican Republic), Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic Connection for PKU (improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by PKU and related metabolic disorders), De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, MT, Saint Francis of Assisi School in Gallup, NM (both of these are schools where our students did summer service projects last July). Three more dress down days will be held during the second semester. Applications for funds are being submitted by students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Store The school store has all of the necessities to start the second semester – all required paperbacks and stationery supplies. The store is open on Monday and Wednesday from 7:45 am to 2:00 pm and Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm. The store will be open the evenings of Freshmen Registration on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Thursday, February 17, 2011, and Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Any questions, please call (215) 402-4859.

Senior 100 Day Celebration On Thursday, February 24, 2011, the annual event will be held to mark 100 Days Until Graduation for the Class of 2011. The seniors will be treated to dinner and a show with hypnotist, Kevin Hurley. This event has proven to be a great night for the seniors and the faculty and staff who join them.

Attendance Reminder With cold and flu season already here, there may be days when your son in unable to attend school. La Salle understands this. Please remember an excused absence is one that is due to illness or family emergency. If your son is absent he should be proactive. Contacting a reliable classmate the night of the absence and/or communicating with the teacher at the earliest convenient time is expected. Absent students are responsible for missed work. On a related note, it is important to clarify that outside of illness or emergency, school attendance is compulsory. A family vacation does not qualify as an excused absence. School holidays and breaks are published well in advance so as to offer parents an opportunity to plan their vacations at a time that does not interfere with attendance policies. Families and their sons cannot expect teachers to accommodate missed work/opportunities for any unexcused absence. Unexcused absences during midterm or final examinations are strictly prohibited. Please keep in mind that attendance throughout the school year is vital to a student’s academic success. There is no doubt that the correlation between absences and grades is extraordinary. As a rule of thumb, students who miss school have grades that reflect their gaps in learning. Please support our efforts to have your son in school daily and on time. Remember, the school’s main number should NOT be used to report any student absence. All attendance matters are expected to be reported to the Attendance Line at (215) 402-4140 before 8:00 am. A note is required upon returning to school. Thank you for your help in this area.

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College Counseling Center Mary Kay Mullen Director of College Counseling


Financial Aid Our college website, has links to numerous scholarship search sites as well as a variety of posted scholarship opportunities. There’s money out there – don’t miss out!

package. Deadlines are usually within two weeks after receiving the award letter. If he misses a deadline, he may risk losing a scholarship, grant, or loan assistance.

Be sure to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Many th colleges have priority deadlines of February 15 or st March 1 . This application must be completed in order to apply for state, federal, and institutional financial aid and deadlines must be met. Before filling out the FAFSA, register for a PIN at will serve as your electronic signature. It is important to fill out the form completely and to estimate if necessary. It is better to meet the deadline and make changes later than to miss the deadline and potentially miss out on financial aid. You can file the FAFSA online at We strongly encourage everyone to fill out the FAFSA. At the very least it will make your son eligible for several low interest loans such as the Federal Stafford Loan ( If there are extenuating circumstances that a college financial aid officer at a college where your son has been admitted should know, do not hesitate to report these changes or circumstances to the colleges.

College Admissions Process

Certain colleges may also require either their own institutional financial aid form or the College Scholarship Services (CSS) Profile Be aware of colleges’ requirements and meet the deadlines.

Keep Grades Up Admissions decisions are contingent on the successful completion of all course work. Admissions officers reserve the right to question poor second semester performance and, in some cases, to reverse an admissions decision that has already been made. We have examples of students whose grades dropped second semester resulting in their receiving letters from the college or university they planned to attend informing them their acceptance will now be reconsidered.

Acceptances and Awards In March or April, your son should begin receiving merit and need based grant awards from the colleges to which he applied. After he compares award letters, he should pick which college he wants to attend and return the signed award letter to the chosen college. Pay close attention to deadlines for accepting the award

Communicate with the faculty and the College Counseling Department. Please encourage your son to thank the teachers who may have written letters of recommendation on his behalf. Also, please remember to bring copies of all college acceptance and scholarship letters to Mrs. O’Connell in the College Counseling Center. Decline admission offers to other colleges. After he has chosen and committed to a college, your son should write a note declining admission to colleges where he has been accepted but will not be attending. This will allow students on a wait list to be accepted and awarded the aid previously held for your son. Submit deposit and housing application. Once your son knows which college he wants to attend, he can submit a housing application and deposit if he will be living on campus. He needs to do this as soon as possible because most rooms are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. The National st Reply Date is May 1 . Do not double deposit. Each year some seniors have a difficult time making up their minds about which college to enroll after they have been accepted. Students may not send deposits st to more than one college on or after May 1 . This is called “double depositing” and is an unethical practice. Should the colleges involved determine that a student has “double deposited” your son’s admission may be jeopardized. This practice is unfair to other applicants. The “double depositor” is taking up a spot that could go to another student, who will instead be wait-listed or turned down. It is an acceptable practice to deposit at one college and maintain your name on a wait list at another; however, indicating to two colleges that you will be attending by sending deposits to both should not be considered.

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College Counseling Center (continued)

February 8, 2011 Parents of Students whose Last Name Begins with A through K February 9, 2011 Parents of Students whose Last Name Begins with L through Z If you are not able to attend on the designated night and prefer the alternate night, please notify Mrs. Kathleen O’Connell in the College Counseling Center at (215) 402-4849. These information nights are for parents only. Students will receive this information and more in their advisory classes.

College Admissions Process A wealth of information is available on the Internet about the College Search process. A good starting site is our comprehensive webpage: In addition, each college and university has its own website. According to our current seniors and recent graduates, visiting college campuses is most important in making a good decision. It is most informative if the visits occur while students are on campus so we strongly encourage visits during this second semester. Information about questions to ask on a college visit is available at Students should send a follow-up email to the college admissions office after the visit. Information about making successful visits is also available in the College Match workbook that is required for Junior Advisory Class. Since many admission decisions will be based on the junior year GPA in college preparatory courses we suggest that students take their academic responsibilities most seriously. While participation in activities is a factor used to tip the scales in the admission process, primary focus is on the student’s GPA.

College Counseling Staff Encourage your son to make an appointment with his college counselor. The class is divided alphabetically by student’s last name: Brother William DiPasquale, FSC Mr. Gerard Brett Mrs. Mary Kay Mullen


The College Counselors look forward to working with you and your sons during this important transition time in their lives.

Standardized Testing During first semester advisory class, juniors were introduced to the Test Preparation component in Naviance, available at our website. It contains a sample SAT and ACT that allows the students to experience both formats. Test prep packets are available for each type of test along with practice tests and tutorials for each section of the tests. Having experience with both types of standardized testing (SAT and ACT) will allow the students to determine the format where they will be most successful in follow-up testing. Each junior should have taken two of the same test – either the ACT with writing component or SAT – by the end of second semester junior year. Create a timeline for registering and taking standardized test keeping in mind any academic, extracurricular, or personal commitments, e.g. athletic schedules. The complete schedule of test and registration dates and information about the tests is available at our website:,, and TEST DATE


March 12, 2011 May 7, 2011 June 4, 2011

February 11, 2011 April 8, 2011 May 6, 2011


College Information Nights for parents of juniors conducted by the college counselors will be held on February 8th and 9th at 7:15 pm in the auditorium.

February 12, 2011 April 9, 2011 June 11, 2011

January 7, 2011 March 4, 2011 May 6, 2011



College Information Nights

For a list of late registration deadlines and additional late fees see College Board and ACT websites listed above.

Athletes Students who are planning to participate in Division I or II athletics in college must complete the NCAA Clearinghouse Eligibility form available online at and request that a transcript be sent. See Mrs. O’Connell in the College Counseling Office. Transcripts will be sent to the NCAA upon request and again after graduation. Search “Academics and Athletes” and “Information for College Bound StudentAthletes and Parents” on the NCAA site. NCAA requirements for eligibility are printed at this site and in our school calendar.

Learn what will happen to your application behind closed doors! • • • •

Become a member of an admissions committee Review four candidates credentials Debate their strengths and weaknesses Vote to determine who gets in

Play The Admission Game – an interactive presentation on the College Admissions process.

The College Counseling Center and Fran Johnson Enrichment Program present

The Admission Game Featuring Peter Van Buskirk Author, Motivational Speaker, and Former Dean of Admissions ® Creator of the Best College Fit Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Family Circle

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:15 pm Auditorium All sophomores, juniors, and their parents are invited to this unique opportunity inside the admissions process for answers to who “gets in” and “why”. ®

The Admission Game is a high energy, high impact, interactive, case study exercise for students and parents in which the audience is transformed into an admission committee. In a manner that is more theatre than lecture, Peter engages audiences immediately in a "conversation" by talking with them in relevant terms that help ease the stress of an otherwise frenzied process. This signature program reveals the "hidden agendas" of colleges and provides insight into how decisions are made. Students learn to find the colleges that fit them best and to make decisions that help them compete for admission.

Questions regarding this event can be directed to: Brother Bill DiPasquale, FSC (215) 402-4852

For more information about The Admission Game, visit their website:

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The Physiology of Love by Jo Ann Cohen, Ph.D. “When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, ‘Yes, this is how I ought to feel.’” Rabbi Harold Kushner As a graduate student, one of my required courses was psychopharmacology. I studied the chemical basis of psychotropic drugs – basically, those drugs prescribed for mental illness. What’s the difference between anti-anxiety medication and an antidepressant? Do medications affect a male differently than a female? I learned that physiology can be changed by a mind boggling number of experiences. When it came time for the final, the class formed study groups. Our professor was from the medical school, and he had a reputation for creating untraditional assessments. We spent hours anticipating what might be covered on the three hour exam that would determine whether we passed or failed the course. We reviewed a slew of possibilities that might affect physiology in addition to chemical reactions that occur in response to specific types of medication. Which drugs might comprise the essence of what we needed to know? How does mental illness affect body chemistry? What life experience might we be examining for its chemical effect on our body? The day of the exam came, and we sat in silent anxiety, pens poised, as the professor wrote the question on the board in large cursive letters: “How come only fools fall in love?” Turns out the 1940 Frank Sinatra hit was the basis of my final grade. The idea that love is for fools is not new. In 1854, Abraham Lincoln used the same line in a speech in Peoria. Today, medical scientists continue to study the chemical repercussions of love. It turns out that the human body generates Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin during the attraction phase of a relationship. These neurotransmitters produce the equivalent of a “runner’s high.” The break-up of a love affair is similar to what a runner feels when he suddenly stops exercising. So, if being in love makes you feel like you are not in your “right mind” you may be making an accurate assessment. Neuroscience continues to examine how the body reacts to emotion. Strong emotions cause significant, specific cortical and physiological reactions affecting everything from mood to resistance to disease. Even thinking of someone you love or appreciate, causes chemical reactions affecting every cell. Here are some urprising findings investigators uncovered: You can increase levels of Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin by focusing on the positive aspects of situations. Persistent positive focus can reduce the level and length of depression. People who are in stable, caring relationships are less likely to suffer from clinical depression and are more likely to “roll with the punches.” As it turns out, a number of things increase Dopamine. These include exercise, fresh air, feeling appreciation, and happiness. No wonder psychologists prescribe exercise, time in the sun, laughing, and being with friends to treat negative emotion! So, on Valentine’s Day, when you see Cupid aiming his arrow, forget that medical science has determined he has dipped it in Dopamine, Norepinephrine, and Serotonin. Just remember that as Cupid pierces hearts, he provides an opportunity for love, the basic element for long lasting joy.

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Lasallian Service Corps Lew Clark and Thomas Devlin ‘00 LSC Coordinators

Sunday St. Francis Inn Sunday Before the First Monday of the Month 10:00 am Prepare sandwiches to be delivered to a soup kitchen in inner city Philadelphia. Contact: Mr. Chuck Cirelli Monday Elder Share 2:45 to 5:00 pm Provide companionship to residents of a local nursing home. Contact: Mr. Mike Ponisciak, Mrs. Dorothy Ponisciak, and Mr. Joe Radvansky Tuesday La Salle Academy Tutoring 3:00 to 6:00 pm Tutor inner city children at La Salle Academy, the original site of La Salle College High School. Contact: Mr. Dan Cipolla, Ms. Pam DeRose, Dr. Rosina Ryan, or Mr. Dan Williams Human Rights Forum 2:30 pm Meet and discuss justice issues, the release of political prisoners, and reconciliation among people. Contact: Mrs. Betty Field Triest House 4:30 to 5:30 pm Assist mentally-challenged adults with physical therapy. Contact: Mr. Al Puntel Wednesday Providence Center 3:00 to 6:00 pm Tutor children in a center in Kensington run by the Sisters of the Holy Child. Contact: Mr. Tom Barna or Mrs. Cathy Winning Thursday Homeless Outreach Serve a meal and provide friendship to the poor in Philadelphia. 5:00 to 9:00 pm Contact: Mr. Joe Parisi and Mrs. Carol Haggerty

Saturday and Sunday Saint Vincent’s Soup Kitchen Saturday and Sunday Morning 9:00 to 11:30 am Last Sunday of the Month 12:30 to 2:30 pm Prepare and serve meals to the poor of Germantown. Contact: Men of La Salle --- visit Summer Immersion Opportunities Project Appalachia (Kentucky) Contact Mr. Tom Devlin Building Bridges of Solidarity International Service in Bolivia Contact: Senora Lastenia Breen Navajo American Experience (Arizona) Contact: Mr. Micky Dominick Lasallian Youth Assembly Contact: Mr. Lew Clarke or Mr. Tom Devlin De La Salle Blackfeet (Montana) Contact: Mr. Tom Devlin Philadelphia Urban Immersion Contact: Mr. Lew Clark Seasonal Opportunities Magazine Drive Thanksgiving Food Drive for St. Vincent’s Parish Mission Drive Secret Santa Operation Santa Claus Respect Life Events Grade Level Opportunities Freshman and Sophomore Branch-Out Days Junior Urban Challenge

Touching Hearts 1st - 4th 1st - 4th 10th 10th 11th 14th 15th 15th - 16th 22nd

Kairos 37—79 Catholic Schools Week Junior Retreat (1C, 2C) Summer Service Parent Meeting (Juniors) Junior Retreat (3C, 4C) Junior Retreat (5C, 6C) Junior Retreat (7C, 8C) Urban Challenge Junior Retreat (9C, 10C)

Lasallian Ministry & Service: February 2011


Catholic Schools Week:

Catholic Schools Week 2011 is celebrating the fact that “Catholic Schools are A+ for the nation”. This theme was chosen “because these schools traditionally have high academic standards and high graduation rates, all supported by strong moral values. Catholic schools and their graduates make a definite contribution to American society.” La Salle’s graduate profile highlights the qualities we hope our young men will leave here with - qualities that certainly fit in with this theme. A special “thank you” goes to our faculty and staff who give of themselves unselfishly to develop our young men academically, physically and spiritually. Join in the celebration! La Salle College High School Host's Leadership Day and Gathering with Lasallian Volunteers On Saturday, January 15, 2011, Lasallian Youth from five schools in the Christian Brothers District of Eastern North America (DENA) gathered at La Salle College High School for a day of faith, service, and community. The Leadership Day was planned and led by Lasallian Service Corps leaders Rich Brazukas '11, Chris Catalino '11, Alex Hicks '11, Pat Kerr '11, Dom Mirabile '11, and Brendan Stone '11. The participating schools were Bishop Loughlin (NY), Saint John's College High School (DC), West Catholic (PA), and La Salle Academy (NY), and La Salle College High School. In the morning, the approximately 45 Lasallian Youth and their moderators from the Lasallian Schools participated in a day of prayer, service, reflection, and community building. In the mid-afternoon, the Lasallian Volunteers who were making their midyear retreat in Jamison, PA, Christian Brothers, and guests joined the Lasallain Youth (over 130 total Lasallians!) for liturgy, dinner, and closing talk. The inspiring closing talk, "Living the Lasallian Misson," was given by our own Dominic Mirabile. The event was featured on both the DENA website ( and the Christian Brothers Conference (representing the entire United States and Canada!) website (

Thursday, March 3, 2011 Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Registration from 6:00 to 6:30 pm Program Begins Promptly at 6:40 pm

Speak Up! is a unique and effective educational program that brings together youth, educators, and parents/guardians to explore and discuss the issues that affect our lives and our communities today.

La Salle College High School

2011 La Salle College High School Baseball Camp

La Salle College High School Wrestling Camp

La Salle College High School Lacrosse Camp

La Salle College High School Running Camp

Session One – Hitting Instruction Only July 6, 2011 to July 8, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm $160 per player

June 20, 2011 to June 23, 2011 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Evening Camp June 13, 2011 to June 17, 2011 5:00 to 8:30 pm Boys Ages 11 to 16 $200

August 1, 2011 to August 4, 2011 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Session Two – Positional July 11, 2011 to July 15, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm $210 per player Attend Both Sessions for $315 Open to players ten years old to players entering the 9th Grade. For a camp application or additional information, please contact Coach Joe Parisi at (215) 402-4182 or

La Salle College High School Basketball Camp Session One June 27, 2011 to July 1, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Session Two July 11, 2011 to July 15, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Boy Ages 9 to 15 $230 per session Attend Both Sessions for $430 For a camp application or additional information, please contact Joe Dempsey at (215) 402-4153 or

Boys Ages 9 to 16 $175 per player For a camp application or additional information, please contact Vic Stanley at (215) 233-2911 or

La Salle College High School Football Camp July 25, 2011 to July 28, 2011 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Day Camp June 20, 2011 to June 24, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Boys Ages 5 to 16 and Girls Ages 5 to 13 $250 For a camp application or additional information, please contact,, or (215) 402-4850.

Boys Ages 8 to 16 $200 per player

Peak Performance Camp

Discounts $175 for early registration (payment in full by June 1, 2011)

All-Athlete Speed, Strength, and Agility Camp June 20, 2011 to June 24, 2011 5:00 to 8:00 pm

For a camp application or additional information, please call Paul Colistra at (215) 402-4811 or

Boy Entering Grades 6 to 10 $200 per player

La Salle College High School Jazz Camp June 20, 2011 to June 24, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Boys and Girls Entering Grades 5 to 9 $250 For a camp application or additional information, please call Joe Ciccimaro at (215) 402-4904 or

Discounts $175 for early registration (payment in full by May 1, 2011) For a camp application or additional information, please contact,, or (215) 402-4811.

Boys and Girls Entering Grades 5 to 9 $125 per runner For camp application or additional information, please contact Greg Bielecki at (215) 402-4140 or

La Salle College High School Soccer Camp Session One July 25, 2011 to July 29, 2011 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Session Two August 1, 2011 to August 5, 2011 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 16 $200 per player For camp application or additional information, please contact Tom Turner at (215) 402-4821 or

Aftercare is available for all camps until 5:00 pm.

La Salle College High School

2011 La Salle College High School Baseball Camp

La Salle College High School Wrestling Camp

La Salle College High School Lacrosse Camp

La Salle College High School Running Camp

Session One – Hitting Instruction Only July 6, 2011 to July 8, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm $160 per player

June 20, 2011 to June 23, 2011 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Evening Camp June 13, 2011 to June 17, 2011 5:00 to 8:30 pm Boys Ages 11 to 16 $200

August 1, 2011 to August 4, 2011 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Session Two – Positional July 11, 2011 to July 15, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm $210 per player Attend Both Sessions for $315 Open to players ten years old to players entering the 9th Grade. For a camp application or additional information, please contact Coach Joe Parisi at (215) 402-4182 or

La Salle College High School Basketball Camp Session One June 27, 2011 to July 1, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Session Two July 11, 2011 to July 15, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Boy Ages 9 to 15 $230 per session Attend Both Sessions for $430 For a camp application or additional information, please contact Joe Dempsey at (215) 402-4153 or

Boys Ages 9 to 16 $175 per player For a camp application or additional information, please contact Vic Stanley at (215) 233-2911 or

La Salle College High School Football Camp July 25, 2011 to July 28, 2011 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Day Camp June 20, 2011 to June 24, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Boys Ages 5 to 16 and Girls Ages 5 to 13 $250 For a camp application or additional information, please contact,, or (215) 402-4850.

Boys Ages 8 to 16 $200 per player

Peak Performance Camp

Discounts $175 for early registration (payment in full by June 1, 2011)

All-Athlete Speed, Strength, and Agility Camp June 20, 2011 to June 24, 2011 5:00 to 8:00 pm

For a camp application or additional information, please call Paul Colistra at (215) 402-4811 or

Boy Entering Grades 6 to 10 $200 per player

La Salle College High School Jazz Camp June 20, 2011 to June 24, 2011 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Boys and Girls Entering Grades 5 to 9 $250 For a camp application or additional information, please call Joe Ciccimaro at (215) 402-4904 or

Discounts $175 for early registration (payment in full by May 1, 2011) For a camp application or additional information, please contact,, or (215) 402-4811.

Boys and Girls Entering Grades 5 to 9 $125 per runner For camp application or additional information, please contact Greg Bielecki at (215) 402-4140 or

La Salle College High School Soccer Camp Session One July 25, 2011 to July 29, 2011 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Session Two August 1, 2011 to August 5, 2011 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 16 $200 per player For camp application or additional information, please contact Tom Turner at (215) 402-4821 or

Aftercare is available for all camps until 5:00 pm.

Academic Enrichment Programs

SAT Preparation Course

June 20, 2011 to July 22, 2011 8:30 am to 1:00 pm $995 (Tuition) $300 (Transportation)

(Meets Tuesdays and Thursday) June 21, 2011 to July 21, 2011

Pre-7th Grade Open to Boys and Girls Entering the 7th Grade Pre-8th Grade Open to Boys and Girls Entering the 8th Grade Pre-9th Grade Open to Boys and Girls Entering the 9th Grade A program centering on reading and writing, math, art, science and computer skills and preparation for high school entrance examinations. Students prepare for high school entrance test to one full-scale practice test and through shorter, weekly practice units. For an application or additional information, please contact (215) 402 4165 or

SAT Math 8:30 to 10:30 am $350 SAT Critical Reading (Verbal) 10:30 to 11:30 am $200 SAT Writing (Verbal) 11:30 am to 1:00 pm $275 Enroll in All Three Courses for $675 All courses are open to students – male or female – from any area school. Please register for any course(s) by visiting our website,, and click on the Summer Program tab and print out the registration form.

Writing Enrichment (Meets Mondays and Wednesdays) June 20, 2011 to July 20, 2011 9:00 am to 12:00 pm $500.00 This course is open to any high school student (male or female) looking to improve their writing skills (not just current La Salle students). Classes will be in groups of 5 to 8 and will work specifically on writing persuasively in all subject areas.

La Salle College High School 8605 Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038 215 233 2911 phone 215 233 1418 fax

La Salle College High School

summer 2011 P R OG R A M S

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Practical ideas for parents to help their children. Promote responsibility with clear expectations and consequences.

Have a meaningful discussion about your son’s report card.

Your responsibility as a parent is to clearly share your expectations with your son. Your son’s responsibility is to live up to those expectations. Your son is much more likely to remember and follow rules if he plays a role in setting them. Consider these areas of your son’s life:

It can be difficult to get teens to open up – especially when it comes to school-related subjects. But with the right attitude, you can have a meaningful discussion with your son about his report card – no matter what his grades are. Be sure to:

Homework. Perhaps you agree that your son can decide when he wants to do his homework. His part of the deal is to complete his homework. If he doesn't finish his assignments, he'll have to take the bad grade and deal with the consequences. Chores. Maybe you agree that he needs to do the laundry before he can borrow the car on Saturday nights. If those towels aren't stacked and folded, the car keys stay in your possession. Social events. Say you agree that he can spend the night at a friend's house after a party. His part of the deal is that he must call you when he gets there. If he doesn't call, you both agree he will have to come home early from the next party.

Having clear expectations means that your son knows the house rules and the consequences he will face if he breaks them. And your son will have no one to blame for a poor decision, but himself. Reprinted with permission from the February issue of Parents Still Make The Difference! ® (High School Edition). Copyright © 2011 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.

Stay calm. Studies show that a parent's bad reaction can lead to worse grades in the future. If you're having trouble keeping your cool, say, "Let's talk about this after dinner." Have realistic expectations. Some parents believe that anything less than all A's is a "bad report card." Yet even the most gifted students will not necessarily do well in every subject. Ask questions. Rather than lecturing your son about his grades, let him talk. "How do you feel about these grades?" "Were you surprised by your English grade?" "What is your goal for your next report card?" Use positive reinforcement. Shocked that your son brought his D up to a B in geometry? Hide your surprise and say "I knew you had it in you!" Disappointed in a grade? Ask, "What did you learn that will help you raise that grade?" Ask what you can do. Do you need to enforce a regular study time?

Reprinted with permission from the February issue of Parents Still Make The Difference! ® (High School Edition). Copyright © 2011 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.

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Studies challenge commonly held beliefs about studying. Today, research can help answer three key questions. It can tell students where, what, and when to study. 1.



Where is the best place to study? Most students have a single favorite study spot. But research shows that may not be the most effective for learning. Researchers gave college students a list of vocabulary words. Half the students memorized the words while sitting in a single spot on each of two days. The other half studied in a different room each day. The second group did far better. What should you study? Most students tend to concentrate on one thing – vocabulary today, verb forms tomorrow. However, it actually helps to mix things up. This variety seems to leave a deeper impression on the brain. When's the best time to study? Brain research says that students remember more if their studying is spaced out. That will give students a better result, without spending any more total time studying.

Reprinted with permission from the February issue of Parents Still Make The Difference! ® (High School Edition). Copyright © 2011 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.

Studies show that your teen can become happier with kindness. Research shows that people who are actively kind to others actually score higher on measures of happiness than people who don't go out of their way to be kind. And happier people are found to be more motivated in general, which will help your son in school. To instill a sense of kindness in your son, encourage him to be: • Compassionate. Kind people feel for others, even when they are not directly affected by a situation. Your son can do this by putting himself in others' shoes. • Grateful. Kind people thank others. Your son should also use his manners regularly.

Considerate. Kind people think of others' feelings, needs and wants. If your son is getting a snack, he should ask if you'd like one, too. Forgiving. Kind people realize that holding a grudge isn't effective. Your son will be happier if he isn't dwelling on the past.

Remind your son: • Not to be mean or cruel. Suggest that he think before he speaks about others. • Not to be insensitive. If a classmate says, "My binder broke!" your son's reply should not be, "And?" He should take the feelings of others into consideration. Reprinted with permission from the February issue of Parents Still Make The Difference! ® (High School Edition). Copyright © 2011 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.

Ten Resolutions That Show Your Kids You Care 1. Teach your children to trust you by seeing you as a role model. 2. Be patient, not just tolerant. Apologize when you make a mistake or do something you regret. 3. Ask teens what they need from you - and do whatever you can to meet those needs. 4. Listen to your teens, a lot. Avoid interrupting. 5. Teach your children about ethics, values and principles they can apply in choices and decision making. 6. Help them discover the feeling of gratitude, not just to say thank you. 7. Keep the promises you make. If you do not keep your word, acknowledge that. Help your teen understand the circumstances or choices that precipitated the change in your plans. 8. Answer your teen's questions and be consistent. When you notice behavioral changes in them, make yourself available and encourage them to talk about what is going on in their life. 9. Be understanding when they have a difficult time and let them know you will love them no matter what. 10. Be diligent. Have ongoing conversations with your kids about the risks of drugs and alcohol.

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Mothers’ Club Susan T. Gillespie President

Upcoming Calendar of Events February 3, 2011

February 6, 2011

February 17, 2011

February 27, 2011

Mothers’ Club Meeting 9:15 am Auditorium Mother/Son Service Project 10:00 am Cafeteria Josh Shipp Presentation 7:30 pm Auditorium Mother/Son Communion Brunch 10:00 am Williamson Restaurant

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer help is welcome and appreciated at all Mothers’ Club events. Please e-mail the contact listed for each event with your availability. Mother/Son Communion Brunch Set-Up at Williamson’s February 27, 2011 8:00 am Contact: Randie Bishof

Mother/Son Service Project February 6, 2011 10:00 am Cafeteria The Mothers’ Club is partnering with Mr. Chuck Cirelli on a service project for mothers and their sons to make sandwiches for the homeless and poor served by Saint Francis Inn. We meet on Sundays before the first Monday of the month to prepare the bagged meals. If you and your son would like to participate in this project, please contact: Therese Rose (215) 654-8989

Senior Mother/Son Liturgy Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:00 pm Auditorium Please mark your calendar for this special evening for both seniors and their mothers as they prepare for graduation. There is no cost for the event.

Fashion Show and Dinner In Celebration of Timeless Style Thursday, March 31, 2011 Spring Mill Manor Save the date for a night of fun, friendship, and fashion as we celebrate “Timeless Style “at the Annual Fashion Show and Dinner. Spring Mill Manor will shimmer with style, tombola tables will tantalize with delightful gifts, and the runway will reverberate with fantastic fashions for the upcoming season! A Chance To Win Big! Bring along any donation (cash or gift item) for the Fashion Show Tombola to the Mothers’ Club Board Meeting on February 3, 2011 or arrange for pickup or drop-off with Patrice Lynch or Melanie May by February 18, 2011 to receive five complimentary tombola tickets! The tickets can be used for chances to win fabulous tombola items at the Spring Fashion Show. If you have questions regarding donations, please contact: Patrice Lynch

Melanie May

Invitations will be mailed and online registration will become available later in February. Stay tuned for upcoming volunteer opportunities to support the Fashion Show. If you have any questions, are interested in volunteering, or would like to donate an item, please contact: Ellen Cericola (215) 343-3275

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Mothers’ Club (Continued)

Mothers' Club New York Trip Wednesday, April 13, 2011 SOLD OUT! There is a waiting list for this fabulous day in New York. If you are interested in being placed on the waiting list for tickets that may become available, please contact: Celeste LePrevost (215) 248-1153


The Lecture Series continues on Thursday, February 17, 2011 with student and parent presentations by Josh Shipp, nationally recognized teen communication expert, and again on March 29, 2011 when Peter Van Buskirk presents The Admissions Game. The Fran Johnson Lecture Series is funded through the grant program founded by the Mothers' Club to honor and remember beloved faculty member, Fran Johnson. Anyone wishing to recommend a speaker for the Fran Johnson Lecture Series should send an email to

Alumnae Mothers Spring Renewal eScrip (The Year of eScrip) Help La Salle earn thousands of dollars! Please log onto and register to do your on-line shopping with hundreds of merchants at the new “Online Mall”. The La Salle code is 6525176. In addition to regular shopping, you can even make purchases for travel, airlines and online services. In the event that you are already supporting another institution with eScrip, your contributions can be split. Local eScrip merchants will contribute up to 8% of the purchases you make to La Salle College High School.

Sister Marie Michelle will be leading the Alumnae Mothers in a spiritual renewal on March 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm in Dunleavy Center. Those of you who know Sister know that time with her is well spent. If you have not had the pleasure of meeting her, be sure to come. There is no cost for this event, but a $20 donation would be greatly appreciated to cover Sister’s time. Please contact Kathy Caramenico at if you are interested in attending. We welcome all mothers of alumni to join us as we work together in support of the Mothers’ Club and of La Salle. Our events are a great way of staying in touch with all of the friends you have made during your years at La Salle.

Register for Genuardi’s Cash Back Program with your Genuardi’s shopping card number. When you shop at any Genuardi’s store, a percentage of your bill will automatically be credited to La Salle. Please register soon, so La Salle can be a winner all year long.

All mothers of alumni should be receiving our monthly newsletter. If you are not seeing it in your inbox, please e-mail Kathy Caramenico at and she will make sure you are added to the distribution list.

For more information, please contact:

Sweet Deals For Your Sweetheart This Month At Shared Treasures

Jeanette Baldini

Fran Johnson Enrichment Program On Thursday, December 16, 2010, the Mothers' Club launched the Fran Johnson Lecture Series with a presentation to freshman by The Travis Manion Foundation. The presentation, "Character Does Matter", featured Ryan Manion Borek (sister of 1LT Travis Manion, USMC '99) and emphasized that Travis was an ordinary boy who faced the same choices and challenges during his time at La Salle as the audience does now. She went on to explain that Travis ultimately emerged as a Naval Academy graduate and dedicated Marine who stated, "If not me, then who?', when someone suggested he find a way to avoid a second tour of duty in Iraq, where he lost his life in 2007.

Cupid is in residence at Shared Treasures! Every shopper will receive a Valentine when they come to Shared Treasures this month and each Valentine will be good for a discount of 15, 20 or 30% off of all purchases that day. Who needs chocolate when you have Shared Treasures? Shared Treasures, your source for fabulous finds and fantastic values is open each Wednesday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Dunleavy Center, as well as the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to Noon. Taxdeductible items of gently used items are also gratefully accepted and can be left on the covered porch on the side of Dunleavy Center. Please consider helping out in the shop if you have a few free hours during the month. Volunteers work either 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. For information, contact Barbara Houldin (215) 990-2843

Mother/Son Communion Brunch Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:30 am – Check-In 10:00 am – Mass and Brunch Williamson Restaurant Easton Road (Route 611) and Blair Mill Road Horsham, PA 19044 Guest Speaker Neil Hartman Anchor and Reporter for Comcast SportsNet $25 per person $60 per family (for those with two or more sons attending La Salle) Reservations are required. No tickets will be issued. Your canceled check or credit card statement is your receipt. Given the large number of expected guests, all reservations must be received by February 18, 2011. To make your reservation, please complete the reservation form and mail with a check. You may indicate a seating preference or your son’s graduation year, and we will do our best to seat you with his fellow classmates. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis as reservations are received. Please be advised that the Mass will be offered and our speaker will present in the Elkins dining room. If we reach full capacity in that room, subsequent responding guests will enjoy Mass, breakfast, and a full audio-visual feed in the Adams room. This event could sell out completely, so please respond promptly. If you would like to sit with a specific group of friends, please enclose one check for the total amount and list names of all guests on the reservation form. Tables seat a maximum of ten guests. Please arrive by 9:45 am to allow time for seating before Mass. In the event that you have any questions, please contact: Eileen Smith (215) 313-3196

Neil Hartman Anchor and Reporter for Comcast SportsNet Sports fans throughout the Greater Philadelphia region have known Neil Hartman well for many years. With a career spanning nearly three decades, the veteran sportscaster was one of the original anchors hired by Comcast SportsNet in 1997. A multiple Emmy Award nominee, he is a two-time regional winner for best sports host. Neil has also been recognized as a Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” sports host as well as “Sportscaster of the Year” by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Prior to Comcast SportsNet, he was a TV sportscaster in Springfield, MA and Toledo, OH. Making the major media market jump to Philadelphia, he worked as a sports anchor and host at WPHL-TV and KYW-TV as well as at WIP and WPHT radio. A special moment for Hartman was working in production for ABC Sports covering the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. He’ll never forget sitting next to Al Michaels when the famous quote “Do you believe in miracles?” was born as Michaels commented on the U.S. hockey team’s historic gold medal win. Growing up in Connecticut, Neil played high school baseball and basketball. He went on to Ithaca College and majored in television-radio with a minor in speech. When not in front of the camera, Neil donates his time and emcee skills to many non-profit organizations including the Coaches vs. Cancer program of the American Cancer Society. He enjoys running, golf and time with his wife and two children. Favorite Book “A Prayer for the City” by Buzz Bissinger, about then-Mayor Ed Rendell helping turn around Philadelphia Favorite Musician Bruce Springsteen (great concerts!)

Best Sports Vacation Wrigley Field with my family to watch the Phillies.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CUT HERE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please return with your check made payable to the La Salle Mothers’ Club and mail no later than February 18, 2011 to:

Payment must be made prior to the event. Please mail your check and form or register online via a secure server at

Sandy Muggler 38 Stardust Drive Holland, PA 18966

No refunds will be given for cancellations received after February 23, 2011.








Please list the names of all parties attending and the graduation year of the son(s) attending. All names must be listed on a single reservation form and payment for all must accompany the reservation in order to reserve a table for ten.































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Men of La Salle John P. Toner ’82 President

Upcoming Calendar of Events

Night At The Sixers

February 3, 2011

February 25, 2011 7:00 pm Well Fargo Center

February 4, 2011

February 17, 2011

February 25, 2011

March 10, 2011

March 13, 2011

March 30, 2011 April 7, 2011

April 10, 2011 May 5, 2011

May 19, 2011

Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm Study Commons Guest Speakers: College Counseling Basketball Night 6:00 pm Cafeteria/Gym Josh Shipp Presentation 7:30 pm Auditorium Father/Son Night at the Philadelphia 76’ers 7:00 pm Well’s Fargo Center Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm Study Commons Father/Son Bowling 2:30 pm Facenda-Whitaker Lanes Sophomore Branch-Out Day Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm Study Commons Nominations Meeting Father/Son Baseball Outing Baltimore Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm Study Commons Installation of New Officers End-Of-Year BBQ 6:30 pm The Pit

La Salle Basketball February 4, 2011 6:00 pm Cafeteria and Gym Now that another successful football season has come to an end, it is time to support the defending PIAA District 12 Champion basketball team. You can find their complete schedule on the school website. The Men of La Salle will be hosting a “tailgate” prior to the home game on February 4, 2011. Come early to school and make your way to the cafeteria starting at 6:00 pm for some pre-game food, drink, and 50/50 chances. We will all then cheer the Explorers onto victory over Father Judge.

Bring your son and join the Men of La Salle to watch the exciting 76’ers compete against league rivals, the Detroit Pistons. The admission includes an all-you-caneat pass. Seating is limited, so reply quickly.

Father/Son Bowling March 13, 2011 2:30 pm Facenda-Whitaker Lanes Come and join other La Salle dads with your son for an afternoon of fun and camaraderie. The event includes bowling, food/drink, and prizes.

Eagle Scout Michael Sanders ’12 first joined Cub Pack 107 while attending Saint Philip Neri School. In 2004, he crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 140 in Conshohocken, PA. While a member of Troop 140, Mike served as Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, and is currently an Instructor for the Troop. He was also inducted into the Order of the Arrow. Mike has earned twenty-five merit badges and completed a Mile Open-Water Swim. In 2009, Michael completed a 10-day high adventure hiking trek at Philmont Scout Reservation in Cimmaron, NM as well as completed his Eagle Scout Project. He and his team of fellow scouts refurbished the bleachers, benches, and handrails at the St. Philip Neri School soccer fields. Michael received his Eagle Scout medal at his Eagle Court of Honor on Sunday January 16, 2011 at St. Marks's Lutheran Church. At his Court of Honor, he received citations from State Senator Daylin Leach and State Representative Kate Harper. Michael was also presented with an American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol in his name on December 20, 2010.

BRAND NEW FATHER & SON ADVENTURE Another event has been created by the Men of La Salle to bring the fathers and sons together to share a wonderful evening as the high school years quickly pass by. This is a brand new event never tried before so we are looking for all you Dads out there to grab your sons for an exciting night together. This event is also meant to include grandfathers, uncles, cousins and those boys who may not have a father (we will not exclude any mothers that may be interested).

Men of La Salle

Friday, February 25th The Sixers will be hosting the Detroit Pistons!  $30.00 per person

The Sixers will be hosting the Detroit Pistons at 7:00 PM. We have reserved ONLY 50 tickets for the game as this is the first time for this event. Each ticket will include a bar code that provides them with all the food they can eat at the concessions stands in our area. How can you beat that?! Please contact Dave Lagner as soon as possible to include you and your son on this exciting trip. AND, there are no other school functions on that night.

We’ve reserved only 50 tickets and expect them to go fast—12 have already been sold! Registration Form

Form submitted by: Name _________________________________________________________________________________

1. Name________________________________________________________________________ 2. Name________________________________________________________________________ 3. Name________________________________________________________________________ 4. Name________________________________________________________________________ 5. Name________________________________________________________________________ 6. Name________________________________________________________________________

Phone _________________________________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________________ Number of Attendees x $30.00 = Total Enclosed $ _________________________________________________________________________________

Please return payment to “Men of La Salle” to be received no later than Feb. 11th. Please return payment and Registration Form to: Men of La Salle “Night at the Sixers” c/o Dave Lagner 509 Hamilton Rd.. Lower Gwynned,PA 19002 215-646-2143 Email:

Attention All La Salle Fathers and Sons

Challenge your Father or Son to a game! Whether you can bowl or not, it’s a great way to spend time together!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Registration 2:00 p.m. • Bowling 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.   $25.00 per person includes shoe rental and sumptuous buffet. Please register and pay in advance (see below).  

Prizes for high game(s), strike on Red Pin, 50/50 Drawing and more!


Facenda-Whitaker Lanes <NEW LOCATION

2912 Swede Road • East Norriton, PA 19401 610-272-6547 Father/Son Registration Form Sunday, March 13, 2011

1. Name____________________________________________________Circle One Father/Son/Other 2. Name____________________________________________________Circle One Father/Son/Other 3. Name____________________________________________________Circle One Father/Son/Other

Form submitted by: Name _________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _________________________________________________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________________ Number of Bowlers x $25.00 = Total Enclosed $ _________________________________________________________________________________


Please return payment to Men of La Salle to be received no later than March 7th. You may pay at the door, but please email mschluth@alstin with a “heads up” ASAP. Thanks.

4. Name____________________________________________________Circle One Father/Son/Other 5. Name____________________________________________________Circle One Father/Son/Other 6. Name____________________________________________________Circle One Father/Son/Other

Please return payment and Registration Form to: Men of La Salle Father/Son Bowling Mike Schluth Alstin Communications, Inc. 121 S. Broad St., STE 1600 Email: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Cell: 215-620-2825

SPEND A MEMORABLE DAY THAT BONDS A FATHER AND SON FOR A LIFETIME! Spring training for major league baseball is upon us and the Men of La Salle have already secured our date for the annual Father & Son baseball trip to Camden Yards in Baltimore. This annual event is one of the most popular events on the school calendar as it provides you with the opportunity to spend a unique day with your son regardless of whether you are a baseball fan or not. This event is also meant to include grandfathers, uncles, cousins and those boys who may not have a father (we will not exclude any mothers that may be interested).

Men of La Salle

Sunday, April 10, 2011 The Orioles will be hosting the Texas Rangers!

 $70.00 per person (considered a premium game), includes ticket and transportation.

Game time is 1:30pm and the day will begin at LaSalle with a Mass in the gym at 9:00am.  Buses will leave the school parking lot at 10:00am sharp to provide enough time before the game to explore the stadium and collect batting practice balls hit into our section. Seats are in the sunny lower boxes along the left field foul line. After the game, time will be allotted to venture over to the Inner Harbor for a bite to eat and other entertainment. Buses will leave from the Aquarium exactly at 7:00pm. 

125 tickets reserved — first come, first served!

Registration Form Sunday, April 10, 2011

Form submitted by: Name _________________________________________________________________________________

1. Name________________________________________________________________________

Phone _________________________________________________________________________________

2. Name________________________________________________________________________

Email _________________________________________________________________________________

3. Name________________________________________________________________________

Number of Attendees x $70.00 = Total Enclosed $ _________________________________________________________________________________

4. Name________________________________________________________________________ 5. Name________________________________________________________________________ 6. Name________________________________________________________________________

Please return payment to “Men of La Salle” to be received no later than April 3, 2011. Please return payment and Registration Form to: Men of La Salle Annual Baseball Outing c/o Dave Lagner 509 Hamilton Rd.. Lower Gwynned,PA 19002 215-646-2143 Email:

La Salle’s Music Program Hosts… El departamento de música de La Salle acoge…

outh of the Border Annual Parents Social and Fundraiser Saturday, February 5, 2011 7:30pm to 11:00pm Auditorium $35.00 Casual Attire Food, Soft Drinks, Beer and Set-Ups are Included Wine and Spirits are BYOB We ask that you bring a dessert! Entertainment by the LaSalle Music Department Raffles and Theme Baskets Make all checks payable to: LaSalle College High School Music Department c/o Myriam Weiler 68 Harrison Avenue Glenside PA 19038






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Varsity Sports Schedules Tony Resch Athletic Director


Indoor Track

Joe Dempsey Head Coach

Greg Bielecki ‘99 Head Coach

February 4 6 11 13

Father Judge Archbishop Wood Monsignor Bonner Conwell-Egan Catholic

7:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 2:30 pm

Home Away Home Away

February 3 11 13 19



Steve Faunce Head Coach February 1 2 3 10 15 17 22 24

Conwell-Egan Catholic Roman Catholic Lansdale Catholic St. Joseph’s Prep Bonner-Prendergast Neumann-Goretti Father Judge Archbishop Wood

Home Away Away Home Home Away Home Away

3:30 pm 3:30 pm 3:30 pm 3:30 pm 3:30 pm 3:30 pm 3:30 pm 3:30 pm

Glen Mills Invitational

4:00 pm Glen Mills School TFCA of GP Novice Meet 6:30 pm Lehigh University Philadelphia Catholic League Championships Lehigh University TFCA of GP Meet of Champions 8:00 am Lehigh University Pennsylvania State Championships Penn State University

Swimming Frank Lichtner Head Coach February 5-6 9 18-19

Philadelphia Catholic League Championships Widener University St. Joseph’s Prep Away 4:00 pm District 12 (City) Championships La Salle University

Hockey Wally Muehlbronner Head Coach

Record Breaker

February 3

St. Augustine Prep


Wyoming Seminary


Father Judge


Delbarton School


Archbishop Ryan


Malvern Prep


St. Joseph’s Prep

4:00 pm Vineland Ice Arena 4:00 pm Hatfield Ice World 7:30 pm Hatfield Ice World 4:45 pm Aspen Ice Arena 7:20 pm Hatfield Ice World 7:15 pm Ice Line Quad Rinks 7:20 pm Hatfield Ice World

Tennis Camp Sharpen Tennis Skills Series of One Week Camps July 11, 2011 through August 11, 2011 Monday through Thursday (Friday is the Rain Day) 9:00 am to 12:00 pm th For Girls Entering 8 Grade through High School $150/week

Congratulations to David Speese '12, who set a new La Salle Pool Record for the 100 Breaststroke on Senior Night – January 11, 2011 – in a dual-meet against Father Judge High School. Dave's time of 59:27 broke the record set in 2009 by Blase Szyszko '09.

February 2011 Volume Twenty Number 6

Calendar of Events February 2011 1-4 2 3 5 8 9 12 15-16 16-17 17 18 21 22 24 25 27

Kairos 37-78 Early Dismissal Mothers’ Club Meeting Men of La Salle Meeting Band Social College Information Night Alumni Board Meeting Board of Trustees Meeting College Information Night ACT Junior Urban Challenge Registration – Class of 2015 Presentation by Josh Shipp Faculty In-Service Day President’s Day Registration – Class of 2015 100 Day Celebration Night At The Sixers Mother/Son Communion Brunch

1:35 pm 9:15 am 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:15 pm 7:30 pm 2:30 pm 7:15 pm

7:30 pm No Classes No Classes

10:00 am



February 2011 Belcroft Newsletter  

The Belcroft is the official newsletter of La Salle College High School and is publishedduring the months of September through May.