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Connelly at a Glance October 22-28, 2017
In This Issue
Mother-Daughter Luncheon
Rocket Girl Special Assembly
Grandparents Day
Fall Concert
Comedy Sportz Match
ACT Testing
Apply for Scholarships
College Rep Visits
Financial Aid Information
Connelly Chronicle
Transportation Shuttle Program
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Koala Karpool Karaoke Video
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Social Media Links
Mother-Daughter Luncheon Mother-Daughter Luncheon 
The Mother Daughter Luncheon is this Sunday! This event is always special for the Connelly community. We look forward to seeing all the Mothers and daughters who will be attending. The luncheon is this Sunday, October 22, from  1 - 4 p.m. at the  Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. We look forward to seeing you there!
Rocket Girl book cover All-School Reads Author 
We are pleased to welcome the author of this year's All School Reads' book, Rocket Girl, to Connelly on Tuesday, October 24! George Morgan will speak at a special assembly, answer questions, and visit some classes. Guests from the Connelly Community are welcome to attend the assembly from 9:25-10:25 a.m. to hear the author's presentation.
Grandparents & Special Persons Day
Grandparents Day - Perry
Thanksgiving is the time to express our gratitude for all the people who play such an important role in our lives. Please join us in continuing a family tradition here at Cornelia Connelly School. We would be honored to have your daughter's grandparents, or the special person(s) who fills that role, join her for a day of "thanksgiving" at school.
On Wednesday, November 22, we will begin the day with a small reception, include time in the classrooms, and conclude with Mass in the auditorium. We are looking forward to making this a most memorable way to begin the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Please fill out the information linked below and return the form to the school office by  Monday, October 23 , so a formal invitation can be sent to the grandparents and/or special persons.
Fall Concert
2017 Fall Concert
Come and take your loved one to experience an exciting evening of multicultural and diverse music selections! On Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in Gunther Auditorium, Connelly's Music Department is putting on our Fall Concert that is sure to please everyone's musical taste palate. We will be singing songs from modern interpretations on Latin prayers, African American Spirituals, Creole songs, playing melodic and rhythmic handbell music, and even contemporary radio hits. This will be an event that you won't want to miss! And it's FREE! See you there on Thursday, October 26!

Dress rehearsal is Tuesday, October 24, from 3-5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE! 
Comedy Sportz Match
comedy sportz
Join Tri-School Theatre for Comedy Sportz Match on Friday, October 27, in Connelly's Gunther Auditorium. Fast meets funny in this head-to-head Improvisation Competition! Players from Tri-School Theatre compete against other "actletes" for laughs and points from the audience in this refereed battle of wits. The show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $5 available at the door. This show is open to the public and family-friendly, so bring everyone! See you on the playing field!  

ACT logo ACT Testing  
The 2nd of six ACT tests scheduled for the 2017-18 school year will be held Saturday, October 28. Students must have preregistered to take this test, which colleges and universities look at when applying for admission. Dates for ACT testing, and to register for a test, can be found on the ACT website. If you have questions about various tests that are recommended for college/universities, please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan. Information can also be found on the Connelly website>Academics>Academic Counseling.

Testing Timeline
  • Sophomores will take the PSAT
  • Sophomores should take a diagnostic SAT & ACT
  • Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT
  • Juniors should plan on taking the SAT or ACT w/Writing Jan-June of this year
All testing done by December of senior year. The deadline to register for the December 9 ACT test is November 3. Please register on the ACT website. 
ACT Website 
Apply for Scholarships
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Deadline: Oct 31 2017. Visit http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/#programs for more information.
College Rep Visits
college just ahead
Representatives from various colleges and universities will be on campus throughout the next few months. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about a particular college they are interested in without traveling there! College Rep Visits for the month of October (visits are held in front of the VAC):
10/20/17 @ lunch - Loughborough University
10/20/2017 @ lunch - Marymount California University

10/23/2017 @ lunch - University of Southern California
10/24/2017 @ lunch - Dominican University

For a complete list of college rep visits, please visit the Connelly website:
Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
Financial Aid
financial aid
For valuable college financial aid information, click on the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan.
Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
Connelly Chronicle
Connelly Chronicle
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  The first issue of the school newspaper, the Connelly Chronicle, debuted on September 20 - just in time for Mrs. Wood's installation ceremony! If you weren't able to snag a coveted copy, fret not. It is available for online viewing! Simply go to the Publications section of the Connelly website. We will be posting a link each month for each issue. 
Connelly transportation shuttle Shuttle Program 
Please check out our Student Shuttle Program. It is an affordable service that provides a safe, convenient way for your daughter to attend Connelly. In addition to the round trip and one-way option, we also have a "drop-in" option possibility. For more details, including pricing, please click on the links below.
OC Catholic Features Connelly Athletes
We are pleased that the OC Catholic has featured many of our stellar Connelly athletes in their printed publication and online. So far this school year, they've featured the athletes listed below. Please click on the links below to read more about them.

Koala Karpool Karaoke
Koala Karpool Karaoke!
Koala Karpool Karaoke!
We would like to welcome you to the new school year with a little Koala Karpool Karaoke! Enjoy!

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Parent & Student Password-Protected Sections on Website
In an effort to make specific documents and information readily available to our parents and students throughout the school year, we will be using the Parent and Student tabs located at the top of our website. Please note the passwords below. 
Information currently listed in this section includes:
  • 2017-18 9th Grade Orientation & Retreat
  • 2017-2018 Student-Parent Handbook
  • 2017-2018 Parent Handbook
  • 2017-2018 Curriculum Guide
  • Service Hours Form
  • 2017-2018 Holy Child Exchange Program Application
Password: KoalaParent1718

Password: ConnellyGirl1718
Practically Painless Fundraisers
lets get funraising
There are a variety of practically painless fundraisers to benefit Connelly that you can participate in without even realizing it. Simple weekly shopping trips to Ralphs and/or Target can raise money for Connelly. You can also register various grocery and store cards with eScrip.com to earn a 1-4% return for Connelly. For those who like to shop online, GoodSearch.com and GoodShop.com donate a percentage of their advertising revenue to charities its users designate - so designate Connelly and we will reap the rewards! Please click on the document link below to read how easy it is to fundraise for Connelly.

Ralphs Community Contribution Program - Raise funds for Connelly each time you shop at Ralphs. The school earns 1-4% of your purchase.
Members currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2017. Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com starting September 1, 2017. Step-by-step website registration instructions can be found at www.ralphs.com, click on Community, click on Ralphs Community Contribution Program, click on 'Enroll Now'. If you don't have computer access, please call 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.
connelly social media Come Socialize With Us!
Have you seen us on the social media scene? Connelly is making the social rounds! Our hardworking ASB have been busy with status updates, posting photos from events, tweeting and even making some really cool videos! Come check us out. We'll even give you the links: