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Connelly at a Glance Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2017
In This Issue
From the Head of School
Tri-School Frosh Picnic & Dance
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
SAT Testing
Ambassador Applications
Galaxy of Stars Planning Meeting
Class Officer Petitions Due
Join the Yearbook Committee
Tri-School Theatre FREE Audition Workshop
Early Dismissal
Class Ring & Announcement Orders
Save the Date!
Thank You Volunteers!
Senior Parent Info Meeting
Koala Karpool Karaoke Video
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Transportation Program
Connelly Mobile App
Social Media Links
From the Head of School
Cheri Wood
Cheri L. Wood
Head of School
We have had a wonderful, blessed start of school. I would like to thank all of the faculty and staff who prepared for our welcome meetings for the parents. Each grade level parent meeting was well attended and had a great deal of pertinent information. We are particularly grateful to each parent that pledged to the Annual Fund at the meetings! Our percent pledge rate by class was fantastic! Thank you!
On the news from the school front, we have some staff change announcements to make. 
First, as you know, Mr. Olsyk was able to return to his alma mater as a teacher and is currently moving back to Oregon.  We are happy to announce that Mrs. Leslee will be coordinating the sophomore retreat and teaching the freshman and sophomore religion courses. We have a new staff member, Mrs. Perez, to coordinate the senior retreat and teach the senior religion courses. Mrs. Perez has a BA in Child Development from Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, an MA in Counseling and Psychology from Trinity College of Graduate Studies, Anaheim, CA and an MA in Pastoral Theology from LMU. Her resume includes work as a Catholic school teacher, a faith formation coordinator, an adjunct professor and a school counselor. Please welcome her next week!
Also, we would also like to let you know that due to health reasons, Miss Eser has decided to tailor back and move to more classroom responsibilities. At the end of September, she will no longer be the Director of Student Activities, and Ms. Ernest will take over her duties. We have greatly appreciated all her hard work and know that she will be missed, but she will keep the yearbook, and NHS responsibilities and have two Latin Classes! More on this front will change in the 2nd semester! Mrs. Sienkowski will begin as the Assistant Director of Student Activities and work with Ms. Ernest. Also, as Dr. Rauterkus assumes her role as Assistant Head of School, Miss Eser will take a social studies class. We will be advertising soon for a social studies teacher to fill out the courses, as well.
Next week, look for a facility project update!
Cheri L. Wood
Head of School
Tri-School Frosh Picnic & Dance (Connelly, Rosary, Servite)
The Tri-School Frosh Picnic & Dance will be held at Connelly on Saturday, August 26, from 3:30-9 p.m. The cost is $20, which must be turned in with the permission form (available in the Activities Office or on the Student tab of the Connelly website, see link below). The picnic is only for Tri-School freshmen. However, freshmen may bring a guest to the dance. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Eser.

"Out of This World"

Date:  Saturday, August 26
Location: Cornelia Connelly School
Picnic: 3:30-7 p.m.
Dance: 7-9 p.m. (You may bring a guest to the dance ONLY. NO guests allowed at the picnic)
Please be picked up by 9:15 p.m.
ID required @ check-in
Price: $20 for picnic, dinner, and dance
$10 for guests at dance
Connelly Student Tab on Website  (password: ConnellyGirl1718)
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.

SAT Testing
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Saturday, August 26 , is the first of seven SAT test dates scheduled for the 2017-18 school year. The SAT is offered at least seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in August, October, November, December, March, May and June. 

Please note that Friday, September 8, is the deadline to register for the October 7 SAT. 

Students must have preregistered to take this test, which colleges and universities look at when applying for admission. Dates for SAT testing, and to register for a test, can be found on the SAT 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>College Counseling.

Testing Timeline
  • Sophomores will take the PSAT
  • Sophomores should take a diagnostic SAT & ACT
  • Juniors will take the PSAT
  • Juniors should plan on taking the SAT or ACT w/Writing Jan-June of this year
  • All testing done by Dec of senior year
Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
Ambassador Applications
ambassadors Theresa and Rebecca
Hey all of you future Ambassadors! Ambassador applications will be available for one week only, starting Monday, August 28. Don't forget to fill it out, get a parent signature, and turn it in to Mrs. Aceituno by Friday, September 1!  
Ambassador Applications Link on Student Portal  (password: ConnellyGirl1718)
Galaxy of Stars Dinner & Auction Planning Meeting
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Please join us for a volunteer planning meeting on Monday, August 28, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room.  The Galaxy of Stars Dinner & Auction is Connelly's largest fundraising event. We need your help to make this event a success. 
student council 9th Grade Class Officer Petitions Deadline
Completed class officer petitions must be turned in to Miss Eser by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 30. Interviews will begin August 31 and continue September 5-6 as needed in the Activities Office. Miss Eser will provide all candidates with an interview schedule. 
yearbook Join the Yearbook Committee
Freshman who are interested in joining the yearbook committee, the application packet is available on the Student portal on the website, Edmodo, and the bulletin board outside the Activities Office. It is due no later than Monday, August 28, to Miss E. in the Activities Office by 1:00 p.m. See Miss E., Anna De La Rosa, or Joanna Juarez with questions.
Yearbook Application on Student Portal (password: ConnellyGirl1718)
Tri-School Theatre FREE Audition Workshop
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Have you never auditioned for a Play before? Or maybe you haven't auditioned in a while and you're a little rusty? Join us in the Tri-School Studio directly across from the box office of the Servite Theatre Thursday, August 31, from 3:30-5 p.m. We'll go over what you can expect at an audition and how to prepare for one. You'll even get your own monologue assigned to you. For more information contact Mr. Marrone at fmarrone@servitehs.org.
Early Dismissal
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Please note that Friday, September 1, is an early dismissal day. Classes will end at 12:55 p.m.

Monday, September 4, is Labor Day. There are no classes on this day. Enjoy the long weekend!
jostens rings Class Ring & Graduation Announcement Orders
Jostens will be on campus throughout the beginning of the school year  to take junior class ring orders and senior graduation announcements, and to answer any questions about either. 
Important Dates to Remember:
  • JUNIOR RING Order Day - Tuesday, September 5
  • SENIOR CLASS MEETING (Grad Presentation) - Wednesday, October 11, 10:30 a.m.
  • SENIOR GRAD Order Days - Thursday, October 12 & Tuesday, December 5
  • ANNOUNCEMENT Delivery - Monday, April 9
Place your order online at jostens.com or by calling 1-800-JOSTENS.
Mother-Daughter Luncheon Save the Date! Mother-Daughter Luncheon 
Mothers and daughters, please join us Sunday, October 22, 2017 from  1 - 4 p.m. at the  Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach for a special Mother-Daughter Luncheon.
Thank you volunteers Thank You, Volunteers! 
New Parent Orientation
Laura Perez
Greg Perez
Valentina Perez '20
Family Day
James Juarez, co-chair
Susan Michael, co-chair
Michelle Adams
Sarah Alswairki '18
Angie Arendt
Esther Conser
Ron Conser
Lauren Conser '18
Christopher Edwards
Grace Edwards '20
Kimberly Edwards
Bill Hyndman
Teresa Jojola
Rosanna Juarez
Vicki Kerwitz
Savannah Kerwitz '19
Catherine Laton
Helen Laton
Maggie Laton '18
Grace Michael '19
Sarah Michael '17
Steve Michael
Noelle Mourani '20
Carla Patin
Christina Perry '13
Louise Perry
Maria Roque
Lupe Sanft
John Showalter
Julie Showalter
Melinda Taylor
Damian Zavala
Thank you to all the families that provided a pop up canopy for use during the event!
Senior Parent Meeting Information
Connelly Seniors
Please click on the link below for information presented in the Senior Parent Info Meeting held August 22, 2017.

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
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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 Student Shuttle Program

Connelly transportation shuttle

Did you know Connelly has a Student Shuttle Program? For a very reasonable cost, we offer a convenient shuttle that travels both in the morning and in the afternoon to transport girls to Connelly. We also have a "drop in" program! We hope that through our shuttle program we can show just how accessible and easy it is for students in Orange and Los Angeles counties to attend Connelly. If you would like further information about our Student Shuttle program, please contact Margaret Meland.

Email Margaret Meland

Connelly Student Shuttle Program Brochure

TEL: 714-776-1717 Ext. 234

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Did you know we have a mobile app? For your convenience, we are pleased to offer a mobile app at your fingertips for use on your mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets. Please click on the logo to the right or on the link below to access it. Try it out today! 
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: