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Connelly at a Glance September 4-9, 2017
In This Issue
From the Head of School
Connelly Communication
Labor Day - NO CLASSES
Hurricane Harvey Fundraisers
Class Ring & Announcement Orders
Class Plays
Parents Association Meeting
Make-Up Pictures
Back-to-School Night
Tri-School Theatre
9th Grade Class Officer Elections
CSF Application Meeting
ACT Testing
Welcome Back Dance
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
Connelly Mobile App
Social Media Links
From the Head of School
Cheri Wood
Cheri L. Wood
Head of School
The school has weathered the heat well and classes are in full swing! We look forward to Back-to-School night this week. I wanted to update you on our facility projects. 
  • The roof and gutter repair is complete and went smoothly over the summer.
  • The IDEAS Center will be getting new signage and outdoor paint to enhance the area and space.
  • The Gunther auditorium will be getting new lighting installed in the next month or two.
  • The Fund-a-Need for the lunch area remains in progress. We have reviewed the need for concrete and permanent shade/rain structure versus a shade only structure. Since the job is a little more complex, it may require two separate phases. The Board of Trustees will be reviewing this in the coming month and I will update you.
Connelly Communication
Dear Connelly Families,
There are several ways we communicate with our Connelly students, parents, and other members of the Connelly community. Two of the most used and relied upon methods of communication are via our weekly e-newsletter (Connelly at a Glance) and our telephone message system (Blackboard Connect). We have published several issues of Connelly at a Glance and have sent several telephone messages since the beginning of the school year. If you are only receiving one but not the other, kindly let us know as it is important for you to be on both lists. Also, if you would like to add more family members to receive Connelly at a Glance, please contact us via the email link below and provide us with their name and email address. We will also be communicating this message via telephone to reach those who currently are not receiving this newsletter. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Email: communications@connellyhs.org
Labor Day - NO CLASSES labor day
Monday, September 4, is Labor Day. There are no classes on this day. Enjoy the long weekend!
Fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey Victims
Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors
Starting Tuesday, September 5, God Squad will be having a fundraiser for the victims and rescue workers of Hurricane Harvey. Please come with your dollar bills so we can make a difference in helping those devastated by this flooding. One donut (one ticket) will be $3.00; two donuts (two tickets) will be $5.00. ANY purchase will automatically put them into a drawing for a bigger prize. When donuts get here only those with tickets will get them, so hold on to those tickets. Of course, we'll also take straight monetary donations if donuts aren't your thing. Also we'll draw a lucky ticket number next week to see who'll get an extra prize as well. Let's show Texas how the Connelly Community bands together to do our part for our Texan brothers and sisters. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Another way we will be helping victims of Hurricane Harvey is by partnering with the non-profit organization, Operation Gratitude  (www.operationgratitude.com). Operation Gratitude will be collecting items that are in dire need, and will be shipping these items to those areas the week of September 10. All items must be delivered to their facility in Chatsworth by September 8, which means we need to collect items quickly. For any questions, please contact Mrs. CeCe Lorthioir at cece12@earthlink.net.

We are asking the following grade levels to bring in specific items.
  • Freshman: towels (any size), travel size body wash
  • Sophomore: snack bars (breakfast/protein), jerky
  • Junior: socks, hands/feet warmer
  • Senior: diapers, wipes
We will have four labeled large boxes for collection on campus. We will collect items until end of day Wednesday, September 6. Mrs. Lorthioir will drive the collected items to Chatsworth on September 7 to Operation Gratitude for shipping.
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.
meeting Class Meetings - Class Plays
Class meetings will take place Wednesday, September 6, during meeting time (1-1:25 p.m.). During this meeting Class Plays information will be distributed and each class can continue their discussion about their class play leaders and ideas for their play. Class Plays will be performed Friday, March 9, 2018.
Connelly Parents Association Logo Parents Association Meeting
Please join us for the first Parents Association meeting of the school year.
Date: Wednesday, September 6
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Conference Room 
say cheese Make-Up Pictures
Reinbold Photography will be on campus to take photos of any student, faculty or staff who did not get photographed on Orientation Day for their ID and Yearbook. This will take place at the beginning of lunch on Thursday, September 7, in Gunther Auditorium.
back to school night Back-to-School Night
Thursday, September 7 , is Back-to-School Night. This is an opportunity for you to meet your daughter's teachers and to learn the expectations for the course. 

Schedules and general information may be picked up at 6:45 p.m. Classes start promptly at 7 p.m. Each Block will meet for ten minutes. We look forward to seeing you there!

Back to School Night Schedule (on website parent tab; password: KoalaParent1718)
Tri-School Theatre new logo Tri-School Theatre Happenings 
Tri-School Conservatory Classes are beginning Thursday, September 7. Offering classes in Acting, Technical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Make-up, Dance, and more, this is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with students from Connelly, Rosary, and Servite in one of our many courses taught by working professionals who have performed from Broadway to the Hollywood Bowl and everywhere in between. Click HERE for a conservatory packet and to get more information on the classes we have to offer or call 714.774.7575 ext. 1155

Auditions for Tri-School's Fall Production
The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less
Tuesday, September 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the Servite Theatre
(Callbacks are Wednesday, September 6, at 3:30 pm BY INVITATION ONLY)
For more information or to get an audition packet stop by the Tri-School Office at Servite or email Mr. Marrone at fmarrone@servitehs.org
Tri-School Movie Club
Friday, September 8, at Servite High School at  4 p.m.
Join us in the Tri-School Studio directly across from the Box Office of the Servite Theatre for the first Movie Club movie of the year. This month's pick is Rob Marshall's Oscar Winning Musical Chicago. Popcorn and soda provided. Feel free to bring your favorite movie candy and other snacks!  
student council 9th Grade Class Officer Elections
9th grade class officer elections will be held Friday, September 8, during lunch time time in Room 9. The candidates will be campaigning on Thursday and Friday, September 7 & 8. Elections will take place on September 8 after the candidates give their speeches. The class will vote for the three offices of President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year.
CSF seal California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Application Meeting
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are required to attend the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) meeting to discuss the application process. The CSF meeting will be held on Friday, September 8, during lunch in Room 1. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan.
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 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  guests 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)
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!

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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 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 Crest Connelly Mobile App
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: