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Halloween 2017
Connelly at a Glance November 6-11, 2017
In This Issue
All-School Fundraiser
Daylight Saving Time
Ring Ceremony
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences
Tri-School Theatre's Fall Production
Veterans Day Service
Silent Auction Donations
Service Opportunity
Open House
Grandparents Day
Grad Ads
Thank You Volunteers!
Connelly Chronicle
Congrats Athletes!
Financial Aid Information
Transportation Shuttle Program
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Koala Karpool Karaoke Video
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
Daylight Saving Time Ends
DST Fall Back
Are you ready for that extra hour of sleep? Daylight Saving Time (DST) comes to an end on the morning of Sunday, November 5, when you move the clocks back one hour. So, before you go to bed Saturday night, make sure you adjust your clocks!
Ring Day hands Ring Ceremony 
One of Connelly's most treasured traditions, the Ring Ceremony, is a very special event for all junior year students. In a beautiful ceremony, the senior class members present the juniors with their class rings. This year's Ring Ceremony is on Wednesday, November 8, at 9:25 a.m. 

A rehearsal will take place during lunch on Tuesday, November 7, in the auditorium. Juniors and seniors must bring a sack lunch as they will be eating in the auditorium. Purchasing lunch on campus is OK.

Please note this is a formal free dress day for grades 11 & 12. It is a formal uniform dress day for grades 9 & 10.
parent-teacher conference Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences 
Parent-Student-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 9, beginning at 1:45 p.m. No appointment is necessary. You and your daughter are invited to meet with her teachers to review or discuss any concerns or clarification regarding the most recent progress reports posted on November 1, 2017 on the Parent/Student Portal. Please note that this is an early dismissal day, with classes ending at 12:55 p.m.
All are welcome. We do strongly urge you to make this conference a priority if your daughter is earning a "D" or an "F" in any course. With early intervention, there is time for improvement.
Progress reports continue to be posted on on the Parent/Student Portal every three weeks, as noted on the school calendar. If you have not yet activated your account, please do so, since this is our primary means for communicating to you the academic progress of your daughter on an ongoing basis. Report cards will continue to be mailed home at the semester.
Do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Tran Ryan (Grades 10, 11, 12), or Mrs. Jordan (grade 9) with any academic concerns or to set up conferences. They are always happy to meet with you. We strongly urge you to first contact your daughter's teachers to follow up on any academic issue. Email addresses are listed on the Cornelia Connelly School website, under "Discover Us", then "Faculty & Staff."

Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
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 November 9-12

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.
Veterans Day Prayer Service
Connelly Veterans Day
Do you know any veterans from any of the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, 911, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria and Israel, etc. Or how about any veterans who served in non-combative posts? If so please invite them to our annual Veteran's Day Prayer Service on Friday, November 10. Of course we will also honor those who have fallen and given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

This prayer service will take place first thing in the morning at 8:15 a.m. during our adjusted schedule that day and will last for 45 minutes. If you would like to invite a veteran please do so and then send Mrs. Townsend their full name, title/rank, what armed forces served and the year(s) served. If you, yourself, are a veteran please join us on that day so we may honor you at this service. If you do attend, please let Mrs. Townsend know of your attendance and supply her with the same information just requested.

Thank you in advance in joining us for this wonderful prayer service where we can honor all of our veterans. Please see Mrs. Townsend or a God Squad member near you if you have any questions.  
Email Mrs. Townsend
Galaxy of Stars Planning Meeting & Silent Auction Donations
The "Galaxy of Stars: Eat, Drink, and Be Irish" event needs your participation! The
Angels Baseball donation items
Pot of Gold donation items
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 Gardening themed basket and the Dia de Los Muertos 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! 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Showalter, Galaxy of Stars co-chair.
Service Opportunity - St. Catherine Academy
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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.

- 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!
McKenna & Koalas Save the Date: 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.
Grandparents & Grandfriends 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 "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 office ASAP  so a formal invitation can be sent to the grandparents and/or special persons.
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
Thank You, Volunteers!
Thank you volunteers
Thank you to our volunteers! We appreciate you!
Hospitality for Teacher/Mentor Recognition Reception
Eileen "Joy" Cabero
Yvonne Alarcon
Connelly Chronicle
Connelly Chronicle
Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  The October issue of the school newspaper, the Connelly Chronicle, is out! 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. 
Congrats Athletes!
Leeyen CIF
Congratulations to varsity volleyball for finishing 2nd in league play and making it to CIF playoffs!

Congratulations to the following golf players named to Del Rey's All-League team: Leeyen Peralta 1st Team All-League and CIF qualifier (this is Leeyen's 3rd consecutive year being named 1st Team All-League!). At the time of this writing, Leeyen has made it to the 2nd round of CIF! Congratulations also to Taryn Diep and Anya Ibasco, who made 2nd Team All-League.

Congratulations to the following tennis athletes who made the 2017-18 All-League team: Coral Chen -1st team; Jennifer Hodel and Angela Du - 2nd team.

Congratulations to the following cross country athletes who made the 2017-18 All-League team: Daisy Ibarra - 2nd team; and Jessica Ortiz - honorable mention.
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 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!

Connelly Crest
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: