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Connelly at a Glance November 13-30, 2017
In This Issue
All-School Fundraiser
Experienced Videographer Wanted
Poinsettia Fundraiser
Tri-School Theatre Fall Production
Mock Trial
Silent Auction Donations
Academic Council Meeting
Early Dismissal
Comedy Sportz Rehearsal
Service Opportunity
Family Gardening Day
Open House
Thanksgiving Food Drive
US Naval Academy Mishipman Night
Grandparents Day
Thanksgiving Holiday - NO CLASSES
College Corner
Grad Ads
Transportation Shuttle Program
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Social Media Links
All-School Fundraiser
cheesecake PF fundraiser
Connelly's all-school fundraiser is in progress! Cheesecakes, pastries, and other goodies will be available for order through Monday, November 13, with all product being delivered to campus for pick-up on Tuesday, November 21; just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Proceeds from the sale will help the newly formed Journalism course in producing and printing its monthly newspaper, the Connelly Chronicle, as well as to provide other funds to be used for class plays. Please support Connelly in this endeavor and get all of your Holiday sweets through a Connelly Girl!
Top Sellers Will Receive
Top Connelly sellers for each class will win the following: Seniors, Couple Ticket for the prom, Juniors, A single ticket for the Prom, Sophomores and Freshmen, A single ticket to the Winter Formal at Knott's Berry Farm. While orders must be through a Connelly Girl, you may see available products for sale at : https//www.pacificfundraiser.com
Wanted: Experienced Videographer
videographer wanted
Looking for an experienced videographer for a project on/off campus over a period of 2-3 days in April. Final filming on April 19 will require a 24-hour turn around. Please contact Mrs. Jordan x231 or Ms. Ernest x214 for more detailed information. 
Poinsettia Fundraiser
Cornelia Connelly School Presents the  FIRST EVER
PROFIT SHARING Poinsettia Fundraiser Just about everyone buys poinsettias for Christmas.  Sell 5 or more and YOU will share in the profit*  of EVERY poinsettia you sell. 
  • Only $10 for a beautiful 5-7 bloom poinsettia that is 14-16 inches wide
  • Return completed forms and money by Monday, November 27, to office.
  • Poinsettias will be delivered to Connelly for pickup on Wednesday, December 6.
  • You can ask Office for more order forms.
For fundraiser details, please see flyer linked below.
Tri-School Theatre Fall Production
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Tri-School Theatre's Fall production "The Iliad, The Odyssey, and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less" is now through November 12
With the sands running through the Hour Glass in front of everyone's eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek Mythology. It's funny, updated and made easy to understand. The Gods walk the Red Carpet, the Creation of Mankind is a botched subcontractors job, And love stories are a dating show! And don't forget the two greatest stories ever told, The Iliad and The Odyssey. All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies, and the goofy characters are presented lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare.
For the best seats, get your tickets now for this amazing production at www.trischool.org and don't forget to put your favorite cast member's last name in the Promo Code. Or call the box office at (714) 774-7575 ext. 1155.
Mock Trial
mock trial
The Connelly Mock Trial Team cordially invites each of you to witness the trial of the year!  Violent conservative protestor, Alex Thompson, has been found dead in the woods with a head wound.  Local Equality For All activist, Casey Davidson, has been charged with her grisly murder.  Will she be convicted? Will justice be served?
COME SEE starting next week at the Santa Ana courthouse, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, CA 92701.  Park in the lot across the street from the courthouse.  The payment booths are unoccupied by the time we leave, so it's FREE!
Each round starts at 5:00 p.m. , and lasts until approximately 7:30. Courtroom doors are locked at 5:15 , so make sure you're there on time.
Round 1 - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 (Defense)
Round 2 - Thursday, November 16, 2017 (Prosecution)
Round 3 - Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (Defense)
Round 4 - Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Prosecution)
Galaxy of Stars Planning Meeting & Silent Auction Donations
The "Galaxy of Stars: Eat, Drink, and Be Irish" event needs your participation! The
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galaxy of stars dog
next meeting will be held Monday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. We will be serving a special treat to volunteers who attend (Guinness stout and chocolate cupcakes with Bailey's Irish Creme frosting). 
Our current focus is on acquisitions for the live and silent auctions. At the meeting, we will be addressing envelopes and sending out donation request letters. We still need to fill some key positions on the planning team. Please join us! 
We are counting on help from the Connelly community to fill up our silent auction baskets. Here are some ideas for the Man's Best Friend themed basket and the Irish/Green/Rainbow basket.  If you have some items that you would like to make or donate, please bring them to the meeting or drop them off in the office. We are accepting all donations, not just the examples shown here! 
We need donations by early January so we can start assembling the baskets and advertising on the website.
Some ideas for helping with the Galaxy of Stars donations: email friends and family and see if they would like to donate; ask local businesses that you frequent if they would like to support Connelly (we have donation request letters for this); while doing your Christmas shopping, see if there are items that you could buy to add to our auction baskets. 
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Showalter , Galaxy of Stars co-chair.
Academic Council Meeting
There is an Academic Council Meeting Tuesday, November 14, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Early Dismissal
early dismissal
Please note that Wednesday, November 15, is an early dismissal day. Classes end at 12:55 p.m. 
Comedy Sportz Rehearsal
comedy sportz
Tri-School Theatre's Comedy Sportz will be practicing Friday, November 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Servite in the Tri-School Studio (Room 301). 
Service Opportunity - St. Catherine Academy
st. catherine's academy
Yes, we have another service hour opportunity! This is a very fun and festive opportunity and you do not have to miss any school to participate. St. Catherine Academy in Anaheim is looking for volunteers to assist them at their annual Holiday Gala event on Saturday, November 18, from 5-10 p.m. They love Connelly volunteers and treat them VERY well. All the information is listed below. If you have ANY questions, please see Mrs. Townsend.
Event - St Catherine Academy Gala Event
215 North Harbor Boulevard,  Anaheim
Date - Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time - 5-10 p.m.
Duties - Assist with sale of Opportunity Drawing Tickets and set-up for auction and any other needs of the auction
Attire - Formal Uniform Dress Code WITH blazer.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation
Please do not attend Mass, which will start there at 5:00 p.m. They will need you to help direct people during that time.  Many Service Hours will be awarded for your time!
Family Gardening Day
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This month's garden day is Saturday, November 18, from 8-11 a.m. No gardening experience is necessary. Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. If you would like to bring some additional snacks, please feel free. Everyone is welcome to attend. Students will receive Ecology hours and be awarded spirit points, and parents will earn volunteer hours as well. Hope to see you there! 
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jueneman at djueneman@connellyhs.org. We look forward to seeing you!
McKenna & Koalas Open House 
Plans are underway for the biggest Admissions event of the year: Connelly's Open House We want to make this the best Open House yet, so mark your calendars for Sunday, November 19, 2017, from noon-3 p.m. The best recommendation starts with an invitation, so please invite a friend or family member that you think would benefit from the Connelly experience. There will be m ore details in the upcoming weeks, so make sure you keep checking your Connelly at a Glance!
If you have questions about or ideas for, this year's Open House, please contact Ali Aceituno , Director of Admissions.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
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It's that time again to collect our canned and boxed goods for the St Vincent De Paul Society at St. Philip Benizi Church in Fullerton. Like last year we will be collecting these items, by grade, in your daughter's religion classes. Please bring in your food items to donate by Monday, November 20. These items will be blessed at the Thanksgiving Mass. See below for what your specific class is bringing. Faculty and staff canned and boxed goods will be collected in the faculty lunch room. Let's be generous and make a holiday dinner possible for the less fortunate. Please contact the Religion Department for more details.

Freshmen 1
Canned green beans                                                 
Freshmen 2
Canned Cranberry Sauce                       
Sophomores 1
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Sophomores 2
Boxed Stuffing
Canned Corn, spinach or mixed vegetables.
Canned Gravy or packets               
Canned Yams                     
Canned fruit (hard to get, huge demand) & applesauce
US Naval Academy Midshipman Night 2017
US Naval Academy
Tuesday, November 21 @ 6:30-9 p.m.
You are invited to come learn about the USNA application process, the nomination sources, important competitive factors, Plebe Year, academic majors, and the Annapolis Parents Club of Southern California. Get your answers to your questions about life as a Midshipman from the men and women currently living it! RSVP: by Nov. 17 to CDR Steve Shatynski @ stephan.shatynski@wellsfargoadvisors.com. Please indicate the number attending. The meeting will be held at the Argyros Forum located at 386 North Center Street at the Chapman University campus in Orange. Please be punctual by allowing extra time for traffic, parking, etc. 
Grandparents & Grandfriends Day / Thanksgiving Mass
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 "grand" friends who fill 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 no later than Monday, November 13,  so a formal invitation can be sent to the grandparents and/or special persons.
Please note this is an early dismissal day . Classes will end at 12:15 p.m.
Thanksgiving Holiday - NO CLASSES
Happy Thanksgiving
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no classes Thursday-Friday, November 23-24.  We hope you enjoy this special time of thanksgiving with those dearest to you.
College Corner - Scholarship Information
Family Connection/Naviance has new scholarship postings throughout the year. Check the program on a regular basis for new listings. Here are a few of the scholarships below:
Stokes Educational Scholarship
Deadline November 15, 2017
The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. For more information please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nsa/nsastudents.html.  
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline November 27, 2017
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition. The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately.. For more information please visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
  Sixt Rent a Car
Deadline November 30, 2017
Are you a high school student who plans to continue your education in college? Sixt Scholars Program is perfect for you as it offers full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice. The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship. The purpose of scholarship program is to contribute higher education and support the development of exceptional students. Five awards each of $5,000 amount will be given to the winning candidates. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student's choice. Please visit https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/.
National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar
Deadline December 1, 2017
Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking. In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields. Visit: http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/.
GE-Reagan Foundation Program
Deadline January 4, 2018
Each year, the program selects roughly 20 college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship to receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 total per recipient. For more information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit   https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ .  
Grad Ads
Grad ad
Attention Senior Parents and Grandparents!
We would like to give you the opportunity to send special wishes for your Connelly Senior through a Grad Ad. Grad ads are special pages in the yearbook that are entirely dedicated to seniors. Send a special message to your daughter/granddaughter for this milestone in her life. The deadline to purchase a Grad Ad is Monday, February 5, 2018.
If you wish to work with a yearbook designer you may schedule an appointment by contacting:  seser@connellyhs.org .
  • Checks should be made out to Connelly
  • Finished collages can be sent in .jpeg, .png, or .pdf formats


  • Full Page - $250
  • Half Page - $100
  • Quarter Page - $75
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.

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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.
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: