January 2013 Volume Twenty-Two Number 5s
Dear Parents and Guardians, Happy New Year! I thought for my first message of the New Year, I would share with our parent community the last words of the old year, the Christmas message I offered your sons at the Mass we celebrated before recess: You’ll encounter this tidbit sooner or later, whether in History class here at La Salle or in a college Philosophy class on logic. On June 28th, 1914, the chauffeur of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand takes a wrong turn into a Sarajevo side street, realizes his mistake, and backs up. Right into the sights of the Bosnian assassin Gavrilo Princip. The Archduke dies, and World War One soon begins. Did a driver with a bad sense of direction cause 17 million military and civilian deaths? When you think of it, the whole course of history sometimes seems a casual collection of unplanned causes and unforeseen effects. For example: without a random encounter on the steps of a convent in Rheims between someone named Adrien Nyel and the young priest John Baptist de La Salle back in March 1679, none of us would be here at La Salle in this gym today, December 21, 2012. Randomness affects all of our lives, not always with the best outcomes. A random series of cardio-vascular events in an unfortunate location on November 11th plunges our school into mourning for a lost Brother, mentor, colleague, and friend. A random December morning in a stereotypical New England village. Kindergarten children doing what they do at that time of day, reciting things like “Today is Friday. The weather is cold. Christmas is in eleven days.” A random kid, only a few years older than you, suffers a psychotic break, has access to weapons, and goes on a rampage in that classroom, plunging our nation into mourning for lost innocence, squandered potential, and extinguished joy. Nazareth in Palestine over 2,000 years ago, a dump of a town in a dump of a country, Bethlehem scoring only marginally higher on the “world’s most livable cities” rubric. Never could one imagine a more random stage for God to set a key scene in the drama of salvation: 50 cave dwellings huddled on four acres, home to a semi-skilled carpenter and his 15 year-old fiancée. Court magicians from Persia, a cushy job if ever there was one, get inspired to leave a lush oasis and set off across the Arabian Desert in search of a subtle hope that might possibly have been planted in one of those random dusty towns.
How does this all connect? Faced with randomness, the normal human reaction is to ask why…to feel insignificant…vulnerable. Anything, particularly bad stuff, could happen to me at any time. The Christmas story suggests to a scared and scarred world that alternative reactions are possible: Mary’s yes, faith, and trust; Joseph’s adaptability, generosity, and protectiveness; the Magi’s confidence that if we just don’t lose sight of that star, something good may appear right over the next sandy hill. What is faith, after all? It’s nothing more than this: the passionate conviction, sometimes contrary to all evidence, that nothing is random, that every experience, however unwelcome, can be transformed by Grace, that God has a plan for you. In the first Christmas, God revealed that He had a plan for the world. Let this Christmas be the one where you accept that God has a plan for you. You didn’t need the Swedish House Mafia to tell you that. God makes plans for you with the exact same care that He planned for His own Son. Whether you are going home to a picture perfect Christmas, where every gift you want sits meticulously wrapped under the tree and a perfectly roasted turkey appears on the table, or whether you are going home to a household preoccupied by illness, worried about money, troubled by alcohol, led by parents who don’t love each other anymore, with a rejection letter from your number one college on the table: keep faith, believe that God has a plan for you, a plan that has brought you to La Salle today as 2012 comes to an end, a plan that will bring you where you’re meant to be as your journey unfolds. May God bless you as you follow your star, gentlemen, this Christmas, throughout your time at La Salle, and always. A blessed and healthy New Year to you and your families (feel free to Google the Swedish House Mafia if that allusion puzzles you!). Fraternally,
Brother James L. Butler, FSC President
U LT I M AT E S U M M E R E X P E R I E N C E S
La Salle College High School 8605 Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038 215 233 2911 phone 215 233 1418 fax www.lschs.org
Academic Enrichment Programs Pre-7th Grade, Pre-8th, and Pre-9th Grades June 24, 2013 to July 26, 2013
Jazz Camp Boys and Girls Entering Grades 5 to 9 June 17, 2013 to June 21, 2013
SAT Preparation Courses Math, Critical Reading, and Writing Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays June 25, 2013 to July 25, 2013
Writing Enrichment Meets Mondays and Wednesdays June 24, 2013 to July 24, 2013
Positional July 8, 2013 to July 12, 2013
Rocket Camps Boys and Girls Grades 5 to 9 June 24, 2013 to June 28, 2013 July 8, 2013 to July 12, 2013
Basketball Camps Boys Ages 9 to 15 June 24, 2013 through June 28, 2013 July 8, 2013 to July 12, 2013
Microsoft IT Academy Boys and Girls Grades 13 to 18 June 10, 2013 to June 21, 2013 July 8, 2013 to July 19, 2013
Football Camp Boys Ages 8 to 16 July 22, 2013 to July 25, 2013
Lacrosse Camps DIGITAL DESIGN Boys Ages 11 to 16 Digital Images with June 24, 2013 to June 28, 2013 Adobe Photoshop Boys Ages 5 to 16 and Boys and Girls Grades 7 to 12 Girls Ages 5 to 13 Monday to Thursday June 17, 2013 to June 21, 2013 June 24, 2013 to June 27, 2013 Peak Performance Camps Boys Entering Grades 6 to 10 June 24, 2013 to June 27, 2013
Baseball Camps Boys Ages 8 to 15 Hitting Instruction July 1, 2013 to July 3, 2013
Enter to Learn
Running Camp Boys and Girls Grades 5 to 9 August 5, 2013 to August 8, 2013
Advanced Image Editing with Adobe Photoshop Boys and Girls Grades 7 to 12 Monday to Thursday July 1, 2013 to July 11, 2013
Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro Soccer Camp Boys and Girls Grades 7 to 12 Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 16 Monday to Thursday July 29, 2013 to August 2, 2013 July 15, 2013 to July 25, 2013
DAY CAMP Future Stars Day Camp Boys and Girls Ages 4 to 13 June 17, 2013 to August 16, 2013
Web Design with Adobe Dreamweaver Boys and Girls Grades 7 to 12 Monday to Thursday July 15, 2013 to July 25, 2013
Leave to Serve
La Salle College High School 8605 Cheltenham Avenue, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038 215 233 2911 phone 215 233 1418 fax www.lschs.org
All camps are held on the campus of La Salle College High School. For a camp application or additional information, please call (215) 233-2911 or visit www.lschs.org/summer
Office of Academic Affairs THOMAS R. BARNA ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Semester Examinations and Schedule
As identified on the school calendar, examinations for the first semester will begin on Monday, January 14th and finish on Friday, January 18th. The midterm exam schedule will be posted during the second week of January both in school and on the website under the Academic Life tab. Please encourage your son to begin preparing for exams as soon as possible.
Classes on Thursday, January 3, 2013. The first semester ends at the end of the day on Friday, January 11, 2013. Midterm exams will start on Monday, January 14, 2013 and end on Friday, January 18, 2103. There are no classes on January 21 – 22, 2013.
A Note Regarding Weather In the event that inclement weather forces a school closing on an examination day, students will take the previously untaken exams in sequence the next day that school is open. For example, if the exams scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th should be cancelled due to snow, these exams would be given on January 16th, and the January 16th exams would move to the next school day. Changes such as these that alter the exam schedule while it is going on will be posted on the website. Examination attendance is compulsory.
Attendance Reminder With cold and flu season arriving 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 215-233-4140 before 9:00AM. A note is required upon returning to school. Thank you for your help in supporting La Salle’s protocols and policies related to attendance.
The second semester begins on Wednesday, January 23rd with an “A” day schedule. New schedules for the second semester will be issued to all students in homeroom on that day. Remember that both semester rosters are always viewable through a student’s MyBackPack account. As a reminder, Academic Affairs does not entertain roster changes at the midyear mark. Please note: freshmen who had gym in semester one, will have pool (aquatics) in semester two; students who had pool in semester one, will have gym in semester two.
Report Cards Report cards for the second semester will be handed out in homeroom on Friday, January 25, 2013. At that time, grading information will also be available digitally through a family’s MyBackPack account.
Final Failures Students who fail a semester course must remove the failure in order to return to La Salle in the fall. Seniors who earn a final failure in a semester course are ineligible for graduation unless the failure is made up. First semester grades of seniors will be sent to the colleges to which they have applied in the first week of February.
Approaching Upperclass Registration La Salle families can expect to receive a letter and return envelope announcing upcoming registration. This letter will be mailed during the week of our return from the Christmas break. As it has been in the past, there will continue to be a non-refundable registration fee. The deadline for registration fees is Friday, February 15, 2013. Please return the registration envelope even if your son does not plan to continue at La Salle. Enrollment confirmation for 2013-14 is the first step toward a successful course selection process. It is extremely important that Academic Affairs receive this information so that educational resources can be secured as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and expect to read more about course registration in next month’s issue of The Belcroft.
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College Counseling Center GERARD M. BRETT DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING
College Counseling Website of the Month www.studentaid.ed.gov
SENIORS Financial Aid Be aware of the deadlines for filing the FAFSA, CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and colleges’ own financial aid forms. Each college will have its own deadline for filing these forms. Since the forms are sent to a central site to be processed you must meet the earliest deadline from the student’s list of schools. Keep in mind that the demand for financial aid is increased because of the increased cost of a college education and the state of the economy. Meeting deadlines is imperative. Check our website site for financial aid and scholarship information and links.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) latest survey regarding the state of college admission again measured the top factors in admission decisions. The top three are: • grades in college preparatory courses • scores in standardized admission tests • grades in all courses The application, essay, counselor and teacher recommendations, and extracurricular activities were reported as “tip factors” – factors not considered as baselines for admission, but could figure prominently in differentiating similarly qualified candidates. Please keep these factors in mind as the students prepare to take their first semester exams, begin second semester courses, and register in March for courses for senior year.
First Semester GPA Study for semester exams. College admissions will look very closely at these senior grades and interim GPA. Mid-year grades for seniors will be automatically sent after the end of the first semester to all of the colleges to which the seniors have applied.
Acceptances and Financial Awards Seniors are reminded to inform Mrs. O’Connell in the College Counseling Center about any acceptances and scholarships or grants by bringing in the letters/printed emails of acceptances and awards. Keep in mind the importance of informing teachers who have taken the time to write letters of recommendation on the student’s behalf about these outcomes.
JUNIORS College Counseling Website In preparing for the college search and application process we invite you to become familiar with our website – www.lschs.org/college. You will find general and specific information and links to many useful sites.
During first semester advisory class, juniors were introduced to the ‘Prep Me’ Test Preparation component in Naviance, available through the student portal. This free program contains a sample electronic SAT and ACT that allows the students to experience both formats. Electronic 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 tests 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 www.collegeboard.org (SAT) and www. actstudent.org (ACT). Students are responsible for reporting their scores from the testing services to the colleges to which they are going to apply.
College Information Night
January 26, 2013
December 28, 2012
A College Information Night for parents of juniors will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm in the auditorium. These College Information Nights are for parents only. Students will receive this information and more in their advisory classes.
March 9, 2013
February 8, 2013
May 4, 2013
April 5, 2013
June 1, 2013
May 2, 2013
February 9, 2013
January 11, 2013
April 13, 2013
March 8, 2013
June 8, 2013
May 3, 2013
The information given those nights will explain the college search and application process in general and specifically here at La Salle College High School. It will include the step-by-step processes covered in your sons’ advisory classes and the required homework assignments. We strongly encourage you to attend this evening given the ever changing college admissions landscape. The College Counseling Department will begin to meet with the juniors once a cycle in advisory classes beginning second semester. The purpose of the advisories is to prepare the students for the college search and application process. Students and parents are encouraged to visit the Junior Monthly Planning Calendar to help them see where they should be at this time in the process.
For a list of late registration deadlines and additional late fees see College Board and ACT websites listed above. When registering for the SAT or ACT, the student is reminded to use his legal name, the name that is on his transcript, to avoid confusion in the college application process. We also recommend that students use suitable email addresses (preferably their La Salle school email) when corresponding with colleges keeping in mind the impressions they are creating. The school code – 393370 – should be entered on the registration so the college counselors receive the test scores.
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Fine Arts Department MICHAEL HEARN BARBARA MILLER
“Jazz in Blues”
We would like to extend a hearty welcome and our thanks to Sean Montgomery, who is working this year as a Lasallian Volunteer. He graduated in May 2012 with a dual major in Ceramics and Sculpture from the University of Dayton. His fine arts background has made him a valuable contributing member of our Fine Arts Department. From pitching in when students need help, a demonstration, and even leading in instruction for an assignment, Mr. Montgomery lends his energy and zeal for creating works of art. During his time here, Mr. Montgomery along with Mrs. Miller also attended a workshop sponsored by Chesapeake Ceramics on Fusible Glass at Villa Marie.
Additionally, a great thank you is extended to Nick Daly ’12, for his wonderful work on two new murals created to enhance the halls and entranceways to the music department music classrooms. His larger work entitled “Jazz in Blues” is an acrylic painting on canvas mounted on a panel. In this painting, Nick pictures the artists/musicians, Charlie Parker (sax), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bill Evans (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), and Art Blakey (drums), in an imaginary night club scene in an atmospheric blue and grey palette. It measures 120” x 72”. Nick then volunteered his energy and talent during the summer months to complete an additional mural entitled “Frieze of Musicians”, also an acrylic painting on canvas mounted on a boards measuring 222” x 35”. We would like to acknowledge and to thank Nick for creating a visually exciting conceptual bridge for LaSalle’s Fine Arts Department (our Visual Arts and our Music programs).
Fine Arts Club Christmas is upon us and calls us to be moved by the spirit of giving. Our Fine Arts Club decided to organize a visit to Visitation BVM, in tandem with the group of students who make the weekly trip on Tuesday afternoons to tutor and mentor the students of Visitation. The Art Club volunteers visited on December 11, and brought art materials to create Christmas decorations with some of the 6th and 7th grade students of the afterschool program of visitation.
Collection for Face to Face The Art Club is also sponsoring a collections drive for toiletries and small gifts to benefit Face to Face www. facetofacegermantown.org, to be delivered the Friday before Christmas break.
Poor Man’s Supper February 28, 2013 6:00 pm Cafeteria The Studio Arts Program and the Art Club will be hosting the annual Poor Man’s Supper. With a $10.00 donation, guests will be served a simple dinner of homemade soups, fresh baked bread, beverage and a dessert. This is a communal meal and a chance to break bread with La Salle family and friends. Participants are invited to select and keep a one of a kind handmade ceramic bowl, made by our students. Children under ten are admitted for free. All proceeds benefit the organization Face to Face.
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Ministry and Service LEWIS CLARK DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY
Freshmen Retreats (Theme: Lasallian Identity) September 26, 2012 (1A-5A) September 26, 2012 (6A-10A) Sophomore Retreats (Theme: The Road to Emmaus) April 10, 2013 (1B, 2B, ½ 3B) April 11, 2013 (½ 3B, 4B, 5B) April 23, 2013 (6B, 7B, ½ 8B) April 24, 2013 (½ 8B, 9B, 10B) Junior Retreats (Theme: Choices) February 5, 2013 (1C/2C) February 11, 2013 (3C/4C) February 12, 2013 (5C/6C) February 26, 2013 (7C/8C) February 27, 2013 (9C/10C) Senior Retreats Kairos 37-87 Kairos 37-88 Kairos 37-89 Kairos 37-90 Kairos 37-91 Kairos 37-92 One-Day Retreat
Grade Level Opportunities Freshmen Branch Out-Day Junior Urban Challenge
November 2 – 5, 2012 November 6 – 9, 2012 December 11– 14, 2012 January 29 – February 1, 2013 March 5 – March 8, 2013 April 16 – 19, 2013 December 4, 2012
School Wide Liturgies and Prayer Services Opening of School Liturgy September 14, 2012 All Saints Day Liturgy November 1, 2012 Thanksgiving Prayer Service November 20, 2012 Immaculate Conception Liturgy N/A (Saturday) Christmas Liturgy December 21, 2012 Ash Wednesday Prayer Service February 13, 2013 Lenten Liturgy March 26, 2013 Founder’s Day Prayer Service May 9, 2013 Ascension Thursday Liturgy May 9, 2013 Student Led Prayer Services (7:35 am in Marian Chapel) Peace. Light. Hope. in HIS footsteps
Monthly/Seasonal Drives Casseroles for the Homeless Magazine Drive for Grade Schools Thanksgiving Food Drive Operation Santa Claus Secret Santa La Salle Responds Initiative
Fridays During Advent Fridays During Lent
Sacrament of Reconciliation November 13, 2012 and February 19-20, 2013
September 19-28, 2012 November 13-20, 2012 November 26, 2012 – December 21, 2012 November 26, 2012 – December 24, 2012 Ongoing November 18, 2012 December 4-5, 2012 and February 12-13, 2013
Summer Service Opportunities Junior Urban Immersion May 26-31, 2013 (Philadelphia) June 2-7, 2013 and July 21-26, 2013 Project Appalachia June 2-8, 2013 (West Virginia) Migrant Worker Immersion June 22-29, 2013 (Coachella Valley, CA) Saint Lucia June 13-21, 2013 Navajo Experience June 23-29, 2013 (Arizona/New Mexico) Blackfeet Immersion July 28-August 3, 2013 and (Montana) August 4-10, 2013 Gulf Coast Immersion August 4-10, 2013 (Louisiana) Building Bridges of Solidarity June 16-29, 2013 (Bolivia)
For additional information, please contact Campus Ministry: www.lschs.org/ministry Mark Chesnik Lew Clark Assistant Director of Director of Campus Campus Ministry Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Eucharistic Adoration and Daily Mass Varies On- Going Service Projects Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Elder Share, Cooking for Outreach La Salle Academy Tutoring, Triest House, and Street Outreach Visitation BVM Tutoring, Human Rights Forum Sarnelli House, Kids Helping Kids Lasallian Service Corps Face-To-Face Dining Room Face-To-Face Dining Room
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Micky Dominick Assistant Director of Campus Ministry firstname.lastname@example.org
Night of Wonder Secret Santa Provides Christmas to Patients of Saint Christopher’s Hospital Record Numbers in Funds Raised, Gifts Purchased, Families Served, and Students Delivering on Christmas Eve For the tenth consecutive year, La Salle College High School brought Christmas to patients of Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children. In excess of $16,000 was raised from the Alumni Association (donation from the organization as well as a collection at the La Salle/Parkland Football Game), Men of La Salle, Mothers’ Club, La Salle Responds, several corporations (notably Masterson Development Corporation), and two foundations (Committee to Benefit the Children and the Clarence Venne Foundation). The funds were used to purchase gifts for 69 patients in the Oncology and/or Hematology Departments at Saint Christopher’s Hospital. All of these children are currently undergoing treatment for either cancer, leukemia, or a chronic blood disorder. In addition, gifts were purchased for all of their siblings, which brought the total number of boys and girls served by the project to 176 children. Almost 900 gifts (897 in total) were wrapped, tagged, bagged, and sorted into routes for delivery on Christmas Eve by 61 students, including nine Student Santa’s. A number of fathers and alums assisted in the delivery. In cooperation with Committee to Benefit the Children at Saint Christopher’s Hospital and through the generosity of several organizations outside the La Salle community, each family was also provided with a turkey and a bag of food along with Shop Rite and Target Gift cards.
Special thanks to several individuals and organizations for their support and assistance: • Seniors Steven Hladczuk, Connor Masterson, and Will Mischler for their assistance in shopping for the gifts and sorting them by family, • Men of La Salle for providing logistics support in the days prior to delivery, and • Mothers’ Club for wrapping and tagging – their personal touch to each gift will not go unnoticed. Special recognition to the efforts of the Golf Team and Swim Team for each independently adopting a family from Saint Christopher’s Hospital and providing “Christmas In A Box,” which included decorating the patient’s home, buying, wrapping, and delivering presents for the entire family, and providing a complete Christmas Dinner. Without the efforts of these athletic teams, Christmas would not have been possible for the two families.
La Salle College High School once again lived up to its reputation as a “caring community.” La Salle College High School – The Belcroft January 2013 7
Pa re n t s St i l l Ma k e T h e Di f f e re n c e P R A C T I C A L I D E A S F O R P A R E N T S T O H E L P T H E I R C H I L D R E N .
Review your son’s schedule to make sure it’s reasonable.
Three New Year’s resolutions that will lead to success in school.
Colleges and employers look for “well-rounded” students. So it’s important that your son be involved in some extracurricular activities; however, if he’s running from club meetings to basketball practice to a debate tournament, without any time for dinner (let alone homework!), your son may have too many commitments. To determine if your son may be overscheduled:
It’s the start of a new year, and that’s a good time to take stock. Are your son’s grades where he – and you – would like them to be? If not, it may be time to make some learning resolutions. Here are a few:
• Look for signs of stress. Is your son more irritable or tired than usual? Has he lost his appetite? Does he seem to have trouble concentrating? • Review his habits. Does he constantly stay up late to finish homework? Does he often forget where he’s supposed to be? • Discuss his schedule. Does he feel like he has too much going on? Does he have any “free time” during the week to relax? If you and your son agree that he’s overscheduled, it’s time to take action: • Help your son set priorities. Ask him to rank his activities in order of “most important” to “least important.” Remember that “homework” should be at the top of that list! • Have a discussion about which of the “least important” activities he’d be willing to take a break from or drop completely.
• Get to class, on time, every day. Teachers can’t teach students who aren’t in class. And if teens consistently miss a class, or if they arrive late, they’re going to miss something important. • Read. A study by the National Endowment for the Arts found that on average teens spent exactly seven minutes a day reading outside of school. Not surprisingly, reading scores also fell. So encourage your son to spend time reading something he likes – a story about sports, a thriller or a magazine. It doesn’t matter what he reads, just that he reads. • Cut down on screen time. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that most teens spend seven or more hours a day on media use. Not surprisingly, those with the highest media usage had the lowest grades. So get your son to turn off the TV and put the phone on a shelf for an hour or two. Instead, use that time to read, be active or just daydream. Reprinted with permission from the January issue of Parents Still Make The Difference! ® (High School Edition). Copyright © 2013 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.
• Remind your son that his health – and school – come first. Reprinted with permission from the January issue of Parents Still Make The Difference!® (High School Edition). Copyright ©2013 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.
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Pa re n t s St i l l Ma k e T h e Di f f e re n c e P R A C T I C A L I D E A S F O R P A R E N T S T O H E L P T H E I R C H I L D R E N .
Help your son make a world of difference right at home.
Ask your son questions to build his critical thinking skills.
Many teens seem to think that they have to be famous in order to make a difference in today’s world. However, the small actions teens take every day can change the world – by affecting one person at a time. To help your son make a difference, encourage him to:
To survive today’s world, teens need to have and use critical thinking skills. Teens need to make important decisions about drinking, driving and their relationships with other teens. They need to consider the effects of what they do.
• Volunteer. Giving back to the community will help your son feel like he’s making a difference. Your son can check with Campus Ministry for opportunities in the community.
The only way for teens to gain those important critical thinking skills is to practice thinking critically. You encourage your son to think critically when you:
• Be kind. If your son treats others politely, he will feel better about himself. Something as simple as a smile could brighten someone else’s day. • Become politically active. Even if your son isn’t old enough to vote, he can stay informed on issues that affect teens. He can even write letters to government officials about ideas he has to improve the community. Reprinted with permission from the January issue of Parents Still Make The Difference!® (High School Edition). Copyright ©2013 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.
Your teen’s motivation starts with you. Whether he acts like it or not, your son wants to know that you love him and that you think he is important. Knowing this will motivate your teen to succeed in school and in life. To show that you care: • Talk to him. Simply asking your son about his day tells him that he matters to you. Ask what the most interesting thing he learned was, or who he sat with at lunch, or even just what he thinks about the TV show you’re both watching. • Spend time with him. Try to carve out a little bit of one-on-one time with your teen – just you and him. Avoid distractions. Don’t allow phone calls, email, or text messages to interrupt your time together. Consider turning something you already do into “together time” – like exercising or preparing dinner.
• Ask questions. Talk about hypothetical situations or things you see on television. What would your son do in that situation? Why? What other plans of action can he think of? Discuss the pros and cons of each. This helps your son learn to think critically about his actions and the consequences of those actions. • Ask for advice. Planning to plant a garden this spring? Ask your son what plants he thinks you should choose. Having a problem with a coworker at work? Tell your teen about it, and ask him what he would do in your shoes. And keep in mind that you’re still the parent – you don’t have to do what your son suggests. Asking his advice just gets his mind working, and encourages him to contribute to your life. • Ask about his political ideas and spiritual beliefs. This can be a sensitive topic in some families. If you choose to discuss these issues, remember that your son is trying to form his own ideas. Avoid attacking his thoughts or telling him why you think he’s wrong. Question calmly why he chooses to hold those beliefs. Reprinted with permission from the January issue of Parents Still Make The Difference!® (High School Edition). Copyright ©2013 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.
• Say “I love you” or “I’m proud of you.” Just try not to embarrass him in front of his friends! Reprinted with permission from the January issue of Parents Still Make The Difference!® (High School Edition). Copyright ©2013 The Parent Institute ®, a Division of NIS, Inc.
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Mothers’ Club LISA DENTON PRESIDENT
Upcoming Calendar of Events January 10, 2013
Winter Blues Social
Mothers’ Club Meeting Auditorium – All Welcome
January 31, 2013 Winter Blues Social Auditorium
February 7, 2013
Mothers’ Club Meeting Auditorium – All Welcome
February 24, 2013 Mother/Son Communion Brunch Williamson’s
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer help is welcome and appreciated at upcoming Mothers’ Club events. Volunteers are needed to assist with set up for the upcoming Fashion Show on March 12-13, 2013. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are available to help: Beth Napolitano email@example.com
Senior Mother Tree Trimming A special time was had by all at the Senior Mother Tree Trim event. The mothers and special persons laughed, cried, and shared memories about their graduating boys. The special Christmas ornaments were given to the boys to take home before the Christmas holidays. If you haven’t seen them yet, make sure you check their backpacks!
Christmas Shopping Spectacular A wonderful group of shoppers were on hand for the 7th Annual Christmas Shopping Spectacular. It was once again a wonderful day for all of those who attended. We had fabulous vendors offering a wide variety of products and wonderful food and friendship. The day was a great way to start the holiday season. Special congratulations go to Bonnie Quinn, this year’s lucky raffle winner of a $500 Visa Card. Thanks to all our volunteers and those who brought their friends and family, purchased raffle tickets, and supported the vendors. All of you helped to make the day a huge success! Many thanks to this year’s Christmas Shopping Spectacular Committee: Donna Marzullo, Diana Driscoll, Elizabeth Dessen, Eileen Fabiszewski, Liz Podraza, Anne Santilli, Sharon Smart, Cate Stefanski, and Lucia Venneri.
January 31, 2013 7:00 - 10:00 pm Auditorium All Mothers and Guardians, past and present, are invited to a fun, casual night out with friends, food and cheer. The event is $20 per person and promises a great night to catch up with friends, old and new! Please check the school’s website for details. Click on the “Winter Blues” event on the January calendar to register on-line. For more information, contact the committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mother/Son Communion Brunch February 24, 2013 Registration 9:30 am Mass 10:00 am The Mother/Son Communion Brunch will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 10:00 am at Williamson Restaurant in Horsham. Please see the flyer included in this issue of The Belcroft or check the school’s website for additional details.
Fashion Show and Dinner March 13, 2013 Spring Mill Manor Ivyland, PA Cocktails and Tombola 5:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner and Fashion Show 7:00 – 9:30 pm Save the date for this year’s event “Springtime in Paris”. Call your family and girlfriends and get ready to enjoy a night of fabulous tombola gifts, beautiful fashions, and exciting entertainment. Invitations will be mailed in February, but in the meantime mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Tickets are limited, so buy them early. As always, your financial support is sincerely appreciated and donations are welcome. If you have any questions, are interested in volunteering, or would like to donate an item, please contact: Rosanne Campanella Helene Crozier email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (610) 322-8513 (215) 499-3463
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Mothers’ Club (CONTINUED)
Mothers’ Club New York Trip
Mothers’ Club Alumnae Committee
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Kathy Caramenico, Donnamaria Dolan, Roseanne Duzinski, Lynn Gates, Pam Grady, Karen Guerra, Barbara Houldin, Janet McBride, and Terry Millet
Spend a fantastic day in the Big Apple and see the newest show on Broadway, “Motown the Musical”. Invite your mothers, sisters, friends, and neighbors for a day of nonstop fun. Tickets are $185/person. For more information or questions, please contact: Mary Chandler email@example.com (610) 287-3264
Shared Treasures Thanks to all of those who have supported Shared Treasures with their donations and purchases, sales for the first three months of the school year total almost $3,000. One hundred percent of all proceeds are used to help financially needy La Salle students with items such as text books and meal tickets. If you have not visited Shared Treasures recently (or ever!), you want to stop by this month because January is “bag sale” month when our already fantastic values get even better. Customers can fill a bag with gently used (and even some new!) men’s, women’s and children’s clothing for only $5.00. We have also restocked our shelves with beautiful home décor items, so be sure to stop by often. 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. Tax-deductible donations 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, too, if you have a few free hours during the month; volunteers work either 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Please e-mail Kathy Caramenico at kcaram@ yahoo.com if you would like to be included as a volunteer.
Upcoming Events January 5, 9, 16, 23, 30 Shared Treasures OPEN January 2 Shared Treasures CLOSED
Ink Cartridge Recycling Don’t throw those used ink cartridges away; the Alumnae Committee will earn cash for its support of students by recycling them. You can drop off cartridges in the recycling bins, which are located in the Main Office at school, as well as at Dunleavy Center. Please call Kathy Caramenico at (610) 608-2950 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this program. 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 email@example.com. She will make sure you are added to the distribution list.
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Mother/Son Communion Brunch Sunday, February 24, 2013 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 Steve Javie ‘72 Former NBA Referee
$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 cancelled check or credit card statement is your receipt. Given the large number of expected guests, all reservations must be received by February 15, 2013. 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: Mary Frances Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
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Steve Javie ‘72
Former NBA Referee Steve Javie is a member of the Class of 1972 and played baseball, football, and basketball, earning All-Catholic honors in both baseball and basketball. Upon graduation from La Salle, he continued a baseball career at Temple University and graduated in 1976. He signed with the Baltimore Orioles’ minor league organization, but was released after one year due to an arm injury. After his baseball playing career was over at age 22, Javie began working at Johnson & Johnson in their baby products line. Becoming uninterested in his job, he decided to pursue an occupation within sports, and became a baseball umpire in 1978. Upon completion of training, he was selected to work in the Florida State League. Looking to be promoted to the Class-AA Eastern League, he was denied entrance into the league due to scheduling conflicts and later a players’ strike. In June 1981, he left the organization over disagreements with executives due to the lack of promotion opportunities.
Steve’ father, Stan, was an NFL official from 1951 to 1980 and was assigned to officiate four Super Bowls. Steve had officiated basketball games at the high school level during the baseball off-season and used some of his father’s connections to land a job as an official in the CBA, where he worked for five years before being hired by the NBA in 1986. Upon arriving in the NBA, Javie developed a reputation early for having a “quick trigger finger”, and was believed to be one of the league leaders in calling technical fouls during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. In April 2003, Javie was the referee in Michael Jordan’s final game of his fifteen year NBA career. He spent twenty-six seasons as an NBA official and retired following the 2011-12 season. Steve and his wife, Mary Ellen, were married in 1991. Together, they started the Javie Foundation for Charity to raise money for homeless, disabled, abused, and neglected children. Their annual golf tournament has raised over $1 million and supports a variety of causes in the Philadelphia Area.
CUT HERE Please return with your check payable to the La Salle Mothers’ Club
Payment must be made prior to the event. Please mail your check and form or register online via a secure server at
and mail no later than February 15, 2013 to: No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Mary Chandler February 15, 2013. 970 Turnberry Circle Schwenksville, PA 19473 RESERVATION CONTACT PHONE NUMBER E-MAIL TOTAL ENCLOSED $
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. NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR NAME CIRCLE ONE Mother/Son YEAR
FOR INTERNAL USE RESERVATION NUMBER TABLE NUMBER
Mothers’ Club New York Trip Wednesday, April 17, 2013 2:00 pm (Matinee) Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 205 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036 $ 185 per person Includes: • Bus Transportation • Ticket to the Show • Box Lunch • Refreshments/Goodies on the Bus Make checks payable to: La Salle College High School
Seating is limited! Tickets are first come, first serve! Buses will depart from Montgomery Mall, Montgomeryville, PA promptly at 8:30 am. Box lunches will be provided. Dinner will be on your own. Buses will depart New York City at 8:00 pm and return to Montgomery Mall at approximately 10:30. Everyone will be assigned to buses. We will do our best to accommodate your party (seating on the bus and in the theatre). Reservations accepted with payment only. Your canceled check is your receipt. Please fill out the response form completely, detach, and return with payment (photocopies accepted). In the event you have any questions, please contact Mary Chandler at (610) 287-3264 or email@example.com
Mothers’ Club New York Trip Response Form Please mail this form along with payment in full to: Mary Chandler New York City Trip 970 Turnberry Circle Schwenksville, PA 19473
Name Address City State Zip Telephone E-mail Number Of Tickets At $185.00 Each
Names Of Others In Your Party
O Yes, I Will Serve As A Bus Captain O I want to be on the bus that will drop-off at Canal Street and understand that I will be responsible
for my own transportation to the Broadway Theatre.
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Men of La Salle MICHAEL HAPP PRESIDENT
Upcoming Calendar of Events
Happy New Year!
Thursday, January 3, 2013 Monthly Meeting Study Commons 6:30 pm
On behalf of the Men of La Salle, I would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Fall events successful. We opened the year with the New Father’s Welcome BBQ. Our other events included Freshman Branch-Out Day, Father/Son Golf Outing at LuLu Country Club, the La Salle Auction, and the Father/Son Banquet. As we turn the calendar to a new year, I would like to remind everyone that we have much to look forward to in the coming months. For senior families, they will be finalizing college selections and graduation plans. For junior families, the college selection process shifts into high gear as the boys become the student leaders of the school community. For the underclassmen, they will continue to solidify their place in the academic, athletic, and social aspects of the school. During the next several weeks on those cold and snowy mornings, we all will be watching and listening with great anticipation for our favorite number, 333, or that phone to ring with the early morning announcement.
Guest Speaker: Lew Clark, Campus Ministry Thursday, February 7, 2013 Monthly Meeting Study Commons 6:30 pm Guest Speaker: Gerard Brett, College Counseling Center Thursday, March 7, 2013 Monthly Meeting Study Commons 6:30 pm Guest Speaker: Mary Kay Weeks, Face to Face Sunday, February 10, 2013 Comedy Night Cafeteria/Auditorium 5:30 pm Sunday, March 10, 2013 Father/Son Bowling Facenda-Whitaker Lanes 2:30 pm
If you have not had a chance to attend a Men of La Salle event, I encourage you to come out to one of our remaining events with your son. It is not only a great opportunity to spend time with your son, but you will definitely have a great time connecting with the other dads that are part of the La Salle family. I look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comedy Night “Laughing Matters” Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:30 pm
Michael Happ President.
We look forward to hosting our 2nd Annual Comedy Night this year. We gather three professional comedians and open the doors to the entire La Salle community to enjoy some Philly favorite foods and comedy. More information will be published in an upcoming edition of The Belcroft and on the school website.
Father/Son Bowling Sunday, March 10 2:30 pm Come and join other La Salle dads with your son for an afternoon of fun and camaraderie at Facenda-Whitaker Lanes in East Norriton. The event includes bowling, food/ drink, and prizes. More information will be published in an upcoming edition of The Belcroft and on the school’s website
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L I G H T S La Salle Intervention: Giving Help To Students
The LIGHTS Team The Student Assistance Program of La Salle College High School Ms. Tina Shustack Program Coordinator Mathematics Department Ms. Lisa Agnew David Program Mr. Greg Bielecki Social Studies Department
Families and LIGHTS: Partnership in Assistance The LIGHTS Team works together with the parents of academically or behaviorally troubled students. To that end, the LIGHTS Team contacts parents of referred students early in the process. In some cases, a student will require assistance which La Salle cannot provide. In these cases, the LIGHTS Team will work with parents to facilitate the process of accessing resources in the community.
Help Us Help Your Son The goal of LIGHTS is to help referred students overcome their academic and behavioral difficulties. Ideally, parents and LIGHTS work together toward this goal by offering mutual respect and support, open channels of communication, awareness of the student’s strengths, and shared responsibility.
Mr. Lew Clark Campus Ministry Mr. Matthew Derrick English Department Mrs. Rosemary Gedeik World Languages Department
Mrs. Jeanne Holt-Brabson Guidance Department
A student may be referred to the LIGHTS Team in a number of ways.
Mrs. Julia Maher Assistant Principal for Student Affairs
A faculty or staff member may express his or her concerns regarding a student’s academic performance or behavior to a member of the LIGHTS Team. A parent with similar concerns may refer his or her son to the LIGHTS Team. A friend or classmate who is worried about a certain student may refer him to the LIGHTS Team for assistance. A student may refer himself to the LIGHTS Team for assistance.
The LIGHTS Team The LIGHTS Team, a Student Assistance Program (SAP), assists La Salle students as well as the families of those students, who face behavioral and/or academic difficulties. The team is comprised of specially-trained school faculty and staff, who meet weekly to discuss the needs of referred students.
All information about referred students is kept strictly confidential.
The LIGHTS Team works to identify problems and seek out solutions. The LIGHTS Team does not diagnose or treat students. The LIGHTS team seeks out and collates information about referred students from a variety of sources, including parents, teachers, coaches, and the school nurse, and uses the information to determine suitable strategies for helping the students.
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WITH THE CHILDREN
BY JO ANN COHEN, PHD
ne day I was running late getting to my psychology office. I pulled into the back parking lot just as one of the residents from upstairs arrived with her just-turned-three-year-old daughter, Layla. “Dr. Cohens! I haven’t seen you in ages,” the little girl squealed in her tiny, high voice. She ran toward me, grabbed my leg and hugged it. I had rushed around to the passenger side of my car and was busy trying to extract my computer and other material. “Look! She said gripping the iPad lying on the passenger seat while her little legs went up and down with excitment, “you have an iPad!” She held it up in the air. My arms were filled with materials. My pupils dilated and I looked toward her mom for assistance. Her mother was laughing. “Let’s help Dr. Cohen carry her stuff into her office,” she said. Layla was already walking toward the office door, the iPad clutched in her tiny hands. I moved after her as quickly as I could. I didn’t want to appear hysterical, but there was a tiny child holding hundreds of dollars of technology. I was preoccupied with one thought: I need to get the door open so I can get my iPad back. As I unlocked the outside door, Layla slithered in. Before I could empty what was in my arms, she was heading toward my therapy office. I followed her turning on lights as I went. As I got to the door of my room, I watched her use her trembling arms to raise the iPad high above her head. She placed it gently on the couch and then climbed up next to it. “Let me show you what to do,” she told me, pulling the iPad on to her lap and yanking off the cover. She oriented the machine, typed an address into the tool bar and giggled gleefully. “There’s Elmo!” she said pointing at the screen. “Hi Elmo!” She waved her little hand. I mentally reviewed the research I learned while studying for my doctorate. According to Vyzgotsky, a highly respected researcher on children’s speech development, three year-olds have a speech recognition vocabulary comprised of almost 2,500 words. Vyzgotsky believed the central role of language was to allow the child to
perceive the world not only through his or her eyes but also through speech. The advent of the technological age modified the perception of the role of speech in learning. My vocabulary is at least three times as large as this child’s is. How did she get so facile on a computer while leaving me in the dust? Obviously, words do not play the central role once thought essential for learning. Layla’s mother joined me in the doorway. “Where did she learn this stuff? Was she just born cable ready?” I demanded. “I’m not sure,” her mother said. “Whata ya mean you’re not sure?” Her mother looked at me with twinkling eyes. “All I can tell you is that she uses an iPad with greater facility than I do. She can also use a Kindle Fire and when I let her, she is able to find games and puzzles on my computer, although she is confused about why the laptop doesn’t have a touch screen. There’s a lot of technology in her preschool. ” I looked askance at her daughter and then back at her, “What’s this world coming to?”
he dawning of a new year is a reminder the world is a changing place. Computers are engaging tools which allows students to experiment with creative programs at their own pace without pressure. With the help of computers, students can work exclusively from their own worlds without a teacher. Computers increase motivation and allow individuals to question specific subject matter. They offer a variety of programs on different levels reducing boredom. From the moment they flick on the computer screen, students start to learn. At one faculty meeting, we were reminded that today’s sixth graders have never known a time when computers were not part of their lives. We were told to hone our technology skills.
Watching Layla, I realize catching up technologically isn’t going to be easy.
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Varsity Sports Schedules JOSEPH A. PARISI ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Joe Dempsey Head Coach 4 Father Judge 7 Neumann-Goretti 11 Roman Catholic 14 West Catholic 16 Conwell-Egan 18 Archbishop Wood 21 Bonner-Prendergast 25 Bishop McDevitt 28 Cardinal O’Hara
Wally Muehlbronner Head Coach 2 Cardinal O’Hara 7:20 pm 4 Malvern Prep 5:45 pm 9 Archbishop Carroll 7:20 pm 11 Princeton Day School 6:15 pm 23 Hill School TBD 25 Lawrenceville School 6:45 pm 28 Saint Joseph’s Prep 8:00 pm 30 Malvern Prep 7:20 pm
7:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
Away Home Home Away Home Home Away Home Away
Bowling Rodrick McDowell Head Coach 3 Bonner-Prendergast 3:30 pm 8 Archbishop Wood 3:30 pm 10 Cardinal O’Hara 3:30 pm 15 Roman Catholic 3:30 pm 17 Father Judge 3:30 pm 22 Neumann-Goretti 3:30 pm 24 Saint Joseph’s Prep 3:30 pm 29 Conwell-Egan 3:30 pm 31 Archbishop Ryan 3:30 pm
MacDade Bowl Thunderbird Lanes Facenda- Whitaker Lanes FacendaWhitaker Lanes FacendaWhitaker Lanes Saint Monica Lanes FacendaWhitaker Lanes Bristol Pike Lanes FacendaWhitaker Lanes
Hatfield Ice World Ice Line Quad Rinks Hatfield Ice World Away Away Away Skatium Hatfield Ice World
Swimming Frank Lichtner Head Coach 8 Father Judge 3:30 pm Home 12 Wilson Relays 10:00 am Wilson West Lawn 25 Salesianum 6:00 pm La Salle University 30 Archbishop Carroll 4:00 pm Home
Wrestling Rich Gebauer Head Coach 3 Conwell-Egan 5 Zephyr Duals 10 Archbishop Wood 19 Council Rock 23 Roman Catholic 26 Saint Joseph’s Prep
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6:00 pm TBD 6:00 pm TBD TBD TBD
Away Whitehall Home Away Home Away
The Memorial Enrichment Fund of the Mother’s Club and Geppert Recycling, Inc. proudly present:
Evening with Joe Ehrmann Founder, Coach for America Author of “InsideOut Coaching”
Joe is the most inspirational and dynamic speaker in the country today. His message is vibrant and it is real. Many may remember him as a star player for the Baltimore Colts
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 - 9:00 pm Auditorium This event is free and open to all parents and guardians. Students will be addressed the following day at a separate assembly. Refreshments provided by the Men of La Salle. Joe will be signing books after event and books will be available for purchase for $20.
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Volume Twenty-Two Number 5
The Belcroft is named in honor of the mansion that first occupied the campus of La Salle College High School. Built in 1927, the home of Clarence M. Brown now serves as the residence of the Christian Brothers Community.
The Official Newsletter of La Salle College High School President Brother James L. Butler, FSC Principal Michael A. O’Toole ‘68 Vice President of Institutional Advancement Daniel L. McGowan Director of Communications and Public Relations Christopher M. Carabello ’82 The Belcroft La Salle College High School 8605 Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor , PA 19038 215 233 2911 phone 215 233 1418 fax www.lschs.org
Calendar of Events
The Belcroft is published by La Salle College High School during the months of September through May.
First Class Mail The Belcroft welcomes articles and submissions from the entire La Salle Community. The deadline for submissions is the fifteenth day of the month prior to the date of publication. All submissions received after the fifteenth of the month will not be included in the upcoming issue; rather, will be considered for inclusion in a future issue. The Editor of the The Belcroft reserves the right to make all decisions regarding the content and layout of the newsletter.
New Year’s Day
Men of La Salle Meeting
Alumni Board Meeting
Mothers’ Club Meeting
End of Second Marking Period
14-18 First Semester Exams 21
Martin Luther King Day
Faculty In-Service Day
Second Semester Begins
Report Cards Issued
SAT I and II
Jazz Band Assembly
Winter Blues Social
La Salle College High School
Dinner Dance 2013 Mardi Gras Festival
Saturday, February 9, 2013
No r m a n d y Fa r m s
Cocktails begin at 6:00 pm Dinner and Dancing at 7:00 pm K I N D LY R S V P B Y J A N U A R Y 3 1 , 2 0 1 3
A block of rooms has been reserved at: Normandy Farms Hotel and Conference Center (215) 616-8500
Published on Jan 2, 2013
Published on Jan 2, 2013
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