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Connelly at a Glance September 11-16, 2017
In This Issue
Family Gardening Day
ACT Testing
Welcome Back Dance
Lunch Area Under Construction
Senior Writing Workshop
Club Rush
College Rep Visits
Academic Council Meeting
New Trustee Orientation
Peer Court
Tri-School Theatre Fall Production Parent Meeting
All-School Reads Assembly
Holy Child Exchange Program
Service Opportunity
Comedy Sportz
College Case Study Night
FREE Practice SAT Test
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Save the Date!
Senior Parent Info Meeting
Sophomore & Junior Parent Info Meeting
Koala Karpool Karaoke Video
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Transportation Program
Social Media Links
Family Gardening Day
student gardening
This month's garden day is Saturday, September 16, 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!
ACT Testing
ACT logo
Saturday, September 9 , is the first of six ACT test dates scheduled for the 2017-18 school year. Students must have preregistered to take this test, which colleges and universities look at when a student is 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>College 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.

Tri-School Welcome Back Dance
Welcome back dance
All Connelly, Rosary and Servite students are invited to the Welcome Back Dance.  The Welcome Back Dance is from 7-10 pm at Rosary Academy in their gym (Karcher Center). Students should be at the dance by 8 pm. Tickets are $15.00 for Tri-School students or guests and will be sold at the door. All dance attendees must bring a school ID and completed dance pass for entry. All students bringing a non Tri-School  guest should make sure that the appropriate information is completed on the dance pass. Students may leave beginning at 9:45 p.m. and all students must be picked up at 10:15 p.m. The theme is "A Blast from the Past." There will be 2 Kona ice trucks and a photo booth. Any questions can be directed to Miss E. in the Activities Office. Dance passes are available on the Activities Office bulletin board or Edmodo. 
Date: Saturday, September 9
Time: 7-10 p.m.*
Location: Servite (1952 W. La Palma, Anaheim)
Cost: $15 
Theme: A Blast from the Past
Please check guidelines for dress code on passes or in handbook.
*Students must arrive by 8 p.m. and stay until 9:45 p.m.
Go to the Student tab on the website for the Welcome Back Dance Flyer and the Welcome Back Dance Permission Slip. (Student tab password: ConnellyGirl1718)
under construction Lunch Area Under Construction
Starting Monday morning, September 11, the lunch area will be under construction to replace the asphalt. Students will have access only from the field side to the locker rooms first thing in the morning, at the beginning of break/lunch, and at the end of the day on Monday September 11, Tuesday September 12, and Wednesday September 13. Students should take all their books and other supplies needed from their locker for each of their classes during these designated times. 

Lunch sales will take place in the auditorium. Students may eat in the auditorium or at the lunch tables, which will be moved to another area of campus. Please stay away from the red cone and caution tape areas, and check Edmodo for updates. Thank you for your patience while we improve the lunch area!
writing workshop Personal Writing Statement Workshop
There will be a College Essay Writing Workshop on Monday, September 11, from 3-5 p.m. The event will have college representatives at Connelly providing insight on the college application essay. All Seniors are encouraged to attend. Students are to bring two copies of their college application essay, essay prompts responses, or UC personal insight responses that will be reviewed with the college representatives. Sign up through Family Connection/Naviance. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan

Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
join the club Club Rush
Club Rush  will take place on Tuesday, September 12, in Gunther Auditorium at the beginning of lunch. Each club will do a short presentation, and after lunch students will have time to visit each club's table to learn more and decide which one to join. Every student is required to be a member of at least one club on campus. 
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 September (visits are held in front of the VAC):
9/12/2017 @ lunch - American University
9/13/2017 @ lunch - United States Navy
9/19/2017 @ lunch - Grand Canyon University
9/19/2017 @ lunch - FIDM
9/22/2017 @ lunch - Concordia University Irvine
9/25/2017 @ 7:45 a.m. - Boston College
9/25/2017 @ 7:45 a.m. - High Point University
9/25/2017 @ lunch - University of Richmond
9/25/2017 @ lunch - University of Connecticut
9/27/2017 @ 12:55 p.m. - St. Edwards University
9/27/2017 @ 12:55 p.m. - Bradley University

For a complete list of college rep visits, please visit the Connelly website:

Email Mrs. Tran Ryan
meeting Academic Council Meeting

There will be an Academic Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 12, at 3:15 p.m.

board of trustees New Trustee Orientation

New Trustee Orientation at Connelly on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

teen peer court Tri-School 2017 Peer Court 
Ever wonder what it's like to sit on a jury? Want to earn community service hours? Volunteers are needed for Peer Court, hosted by Servite High School, on Tuesday, September 12, from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Servite Theatre (1952 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801)

All Servite, Rosary and Connelly students, are invited to participate in the upcoming Fall Peer Court Session. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the judicial process and have the ability to interact with a sitting judge, attorney's, probation officers and juvenile offenders. Every student that participates will receive three service hours from the Constitutional Rights Foundation. 
For more details, click on the link below. Parents are also welcome to come and observe.

All interested students/parents must complete an electronic registration form in order to participate. Forms are also available on the web page under Academics-Student Resources-Peer Court. If you have further questions, please contact Wyatt Bui, Student Liaison at wyatt.bui@servitehs.org.

For more information and to register, click here
parent meeting Tri-School Theatre Fall Production Parent Meeting
There will be a Tri-School Theatre fall production parent meeting on Tuesday, September 12, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Servite. For parents whose student is cast in Tri-School's fall production, "The Iliad the Odyssey," and "All of Greek Mythology," this is a mandatory meeting, which will be a brief review of what parents and students can expect from the rehearsal process as well as what is expected from each student from the first rehearsal all the way up to the last performance.

If you have any questions, please contact Frank Marrone, Executive Artistic Director, Tri-School Theatre.   

Email Mr. Marrone.
All-School Read All-School Reads Assembly
The annual All School Reads Assembly will be a panel discussion in the auditorium at 9:25 a.m. on Thursday, September 14. We will be on special assembly schedule on this day.  The panel will be made up of three women who chose career paths in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fields. We are excited to welcome Susan Michael, Kimberly Edwards, and Laurie Haack to Connelly. Susan Michael spent 17 years at the Xerox Corporation where she worked on software for their Mid-Range and High End printers. She currently works for her family's property management business creating websites, using various property software programs. Kimberly Edwards is a Professor of Teaching for UC Irvine's Chemistry Department. She is currently Chemistry's Vice Chair for Safety and instructor for the General Chemistry Laboratories. Laurie Haack is a software engineer at Raytheon. Parents are welcome to attend and hear about the fascinating educational and career paths of these successful women.
Emma in Ireland Holy Child Exchange Program
Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors, if you are interested in participating in the Holy Child Exchange Program, please submit a completed application by Monday, September 18, to Ms. Ernest. Each student must meet the criteria established by the Holy Child schools. Schools currently participating in the Exchange Program with Connelly are located in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, England, and Ireland. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ernest.
Service Opportunity
service opportunities
Do you have a desire to do service in our Orange County area? The Sisters of St. Joseph in Orange have a service day coming up on SATURDAY, September 30. It is very similar to our All School Service Day (even has some of the same venues as us!) but it is on a Saturday. Check out the link below. You have to sign up by September 15 and will need to have a guardian with you but these appear to be great opportunities to get knee deep within the community to help out. Check it out. If you do volunteer, just bring a service hour form with you and have them sign it when your commitment is complete. Do it with a friend - could be fun! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Townsend.
comedy sportz Tri-School's Comedy Sportz: HSL Team Orientation & Workshop
Join Tri-School's Comedy Sportz: HSL Team!
An orientation & workshop will be held  Friday, September 15, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Servite High School. A mandatory parent meeting will be held after the workshop from 5-5:30 p.m.

What is Comedy Sportz High School League?  Have you ever seen the show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Well you'll be learning how to play improv games like those, and competing against other 'actletes' in matches, which are performances. The matches are refereed and the audience decides who wins. It's not actually competitive: we don't keep track of who wins or loses, and we switch the teams often.  This is open to anyone who wants to give it a shot: athletes, actors, etc! The greatest thing about Comedy Sportz is that YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE FUNNY. You just have to be positive, enthusiastic and willing to have a good time. We'll teach you the rest. To get a Comedy Sportz Packet visit the Tri-School Office or email Mr. Marrone at fmarrone@servitehs.org.   
College Case Study Night
case study
There will be a Tri-School College Case Study Night on Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. The event is an engaging and effective way to discuss the college application process. College representatives will lead parents and students through a mock admission committee using three example cases. The exercise will point out the intricacies of the process and the importance of assembling a strong application. Guests will gain insight and understanding as to what is valued in the college application. The Case Study program concludes with a mini college fair. All students can sign up for themselves and their parents through Family Connection/Naviance. Please read the three case studies before the event. Click here for the link to the three case studies. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan. 

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FREE Practice SAT Test
SAT practice test
Revolution Prep is offering a FREE practice SAT exam at Cornelia Connelly School on Saturday, September 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Interested students must register in advance through Revolution Prep. Deadline to register is Tuesday, September 19. Space is limited. Please sign up via the link:  https://www.revolutionprep.com/programs/41108/

Bring pencils, a calculator, water and snacks. With your mock practice exam enrollment, you may sign up for a free score report review with Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor. These meetings are conducted live online, using Zoom or by phone. Sign up for a time by using this link:

Questions? Contact Jean at 818-217-0951 or jean.stroud@revolutionprep.com
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.

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.
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.

Sophomore & Junior Parent Meeting Information
sophomore & junior
Please click on the link below for information presented in the Sophomore & Junior Parent Info Meeting held August 24, 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!

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 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

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: