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Residential Field Day hits highs, send off to LV

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On June 26th, it was a wild and woolly Residential Field Day with both staff and students participating AND protecting each other!! From 10AM to 10PM, flag football, softball, basketball, pie eating and hot dog eating contests, chess, movies are only a few of the activities that will keep youth busy. The only breaks in the day are for a lunch of turkey and ham subs, fresh fruit and all the fixings at noon, and…

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St. LaSalle’s twelve virtues guide school activities

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During the 2016-2017 school year, students and staff at LaSalle learned more about The Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher written by a French priest named John Baptist de La Salle in 1706. It was de La Salle’s intention that the ‘Twelve Virtues’ be used by his teachers in their work with students. A pioneer in training lay teachers, de La Salle dedicated much of his life to educating poor children in France assisted by…

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Virtuous tie-dying = I AM LASALLIAN!

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In May 2017, youth participated in the second consecutive tie-dying activity as part of LaSalle Albany’s Founder’s Week. And, again for the second year, our African twinning school will benefit from all the twists and turns taken during these two activities. Planning for Founder’s Week at LaSalle School in Albany, NY is no small task . Each day of the week is intended to teach youth about the person responsible for LaSalle School’s origins: St….

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Assembly’s Jaffee: ‘Level, consistent pay for direct care workers!’

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On June 13th, at 1PM, the NYS Capitol’s Million Dollar Staircase was the site for a press conference held by Assemblywoman Ellen C. Jaffee (D-Suffern) in support of the MSAR request for pay parity for direct care workers in child welfare agencies represented by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Assemblywoman Jaffee, representative of the 97th District and chair of the Assembly’s Children and Families Committee, held this press conference to make the point that direct…

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Capitol Melts fundraiser = $1,000 donation to LaSalle

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On June 1st, Bob Haggerty from Albany’s Capitol Melts visited LaSalle School to present Executive Director Bill Wolff with $1,000 – proceeds from an April fundraiser at the restaurant’s State Street location. Haggerty was joined by his wife, Terry Crowley (an analyst at Hinman Straub, LLC) for the presentation. Capitol Melts takes the simple idea of a grilled cheese and elevates it for the twenty-first century. Their sandwich mixtures use the freshest cheeses from only the finest cheese…

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Student Senate witness government ‘in action’

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Early this month, the officers of the LaSalle School Student Council had the opportunity to see state government in action. These young men had the chance to not only tour the capital building but meet with Legislators and their staff to learn more about what goes into making government run. The day started with meeting with Kevin Crumb, the Chief of Staff to Senator Rob Ortt (District 62 North Tonawanda) and Amanda Holzer, Legislative Director…

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ACE presentation PDFs now online, videos coming soon

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Available now on our website are PDFs of the May 5th presentations from the 4th Annual Capital District Symposium on Adverse Childhood Experiences held at the Egg in Albany’s Empire State Plaza. You can access the 2017 presentations as well as all other available Capital Region ACE presentations by clicking here. You can also get a quick link to the 2017 presentation slides of your choice (below). Videos will soon be available!! LaSalle School is a…

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Youth recognized for MOST community service hours

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     As the school year winds down at LaSalle Albany boys are being recognized for success and achievement!      Paul W. tallied the MOST community service hours of any other student during the school year. Giving up many hours of free time, Paul helped to volunteer at the Northeast Regional Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, Albany City Mission, Adopt a Highway, Mohawk Animal Shelter and the Sister Maureen Joyce Food Pantry. Paul will receive an…

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LaSalle announces 2017 Youth Rotary winner

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Youth Edwin Martin has been chosen by LaSalle staff to receive the 2017 Rotary Youth Achievement Award from the Rotary Club of Albany. On May 17th, Edwin and his guests will attend a luncheon joining with Rotary Youth Award winners from St. Anne Institute, Northern Rivers, St. Catherine’s Center for Children and Families and Equinox, Inc. to receive the award. The awards luncheon will be held at the American Legion Zaloga Post, 4 Everett Road Extension,…

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Youth baptized, confirmed into Catholic Church

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The entire LaSalle, Albany community congratulates Christopher Dean on receiving the Catholic Church’s Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion during the April 15th Easter Vigil Mass celebrated at Albany’s Church of St. Vincent de Paul. Chris has spent the last year preparing for these three joyful sacraments of initiation into the Catholic church. Highlights included his weekend college Emmaus retreat in Niskayuna and experiencing the sacramental scrutinies by confessing his faith before the…

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