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Connelly at a Glance January 15-20, 2018
In This Issue
Connelly Visits India
Transportation Shuttle Info
Experienced Videographer Wanted
PSAT Scoreback Night
Spring Musical Auditions
Early Dismissal Day
Family Gardening Day
Admissions & Scholarship Application Deadline
Admissions Testing
Winter Formal
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline
Father-Daughter Dance
Grad Ads
Save the Date
Thank You Volunteers!
College Corner
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Social Media Links
Connelly Girls Visit India
school girls India
The Pravaham students were happy to meet our Connelly girls.
The Human Rights Club has been supporting a school in India which caters to marginalized girls who are high school drop outs. They are extremely poor and have no means to get a good education. Four members of the Human Rights Club, along with a Connelly alumna, a few parents, faculty, and friends, traveled to India over Christmas break to visit the school.  
The Connelly students and faculty planned some activities that they did with the girls at Pravaham. This included dance, drama, music, book-making, storytelling, and just spending time with them listening to their stories. Joanna Juarez '18 helped interview the girls at Pravaham to create an audio recording of the story of their lives and what it means to them to be able to get an education at Pravaham. It was a very moving experience. In addition to visiting the school, the Connelly group visited sites across the country. To learn more about the school in Pravaham that the Human Rights Club supports, click on the link below. It's a wonderful program.

Connelly Transportation Shuttle News
Connelly transportation shuttle
Our Student Shuttle Program 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.
Wanted Shuttle Driver
We currently looking for a driver for Monday and Friday for the Irvine/Tustin/Anaheim route. 
Please contact the school at 714-776-1717 or Pauline St. Amant at 714-403-2435 for more information.  Also, there  is space available on this shuttle.
Servite Students Welcome to Use Shuttle Service 

If you have a son or sibling who attends Servite, or know of a Servite student who is need of transportation, please let them know about our shuttle service!

Transportation Program

Wanted: Experienced Videographer
videographer wanted
We are 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. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No Classes
MLK holiday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 15. There are NO CLASSES on this day in observance of the holiday! Enjoy the long weekend!
PSAT Scoreback Night
The PSAT scores are available for students who have taken the test this October. Parents will be receiving a letter that provides information on the PSAT scores. Connelly will be hosting a Tri-School PSAT Scores Back Night for our freshman, sophomores, juniors, and their parents on Tuesday, January 16 @ 7 p.m. We will focus on the PSAT score interpretations and next steps for preparing for college entrance exams such as SAT and ACT. Please bring a laptop or tablet to access the full online PSAT score report as part of the discussion at the meeting. The access code is on the paper PSAT score report. If you plan to attend, students are to sign up on Family Connection/Naviance or sign up with Mrs. Tran Ryan by January 12.

Tri-School Theatre Spring Musical Auditions
Into the Woods
Auditions for Tri-School's Fall Production "Into the Woods"  will be held Tuesday, January 16, from 3:30-10 p.m. at the Servite Theatre.  (Callbacks are Wednesday, January 17, at 3:30 pm BY INVITATION ONLY)
"Into the Woods" is a modern classic take on everyone's favorite storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece. The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the spell. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
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.
Early Dismissal Day
early dismissal
Please note that Wednesday, January 17, is an early dismissal day. Classes end at 12:55 p.m. on this day.

Family Gardening Day
student gardening
This month's Family Gardening Day is Saturday, January 20, 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 our Garden Beautification Coordinator, Mr. Jueneman, at djueneman@connellyhs.org.
Connelly Regular Admissions & Scholarship Application Deadline
Admissions Regular Decision Deadline-Friday January 19
Have you submitted the following 4 items to complete your application? Apply now on our website
  • Submit an Application
  • Submit an Academic Reference
  • Submit 7th grade and 8th grade Official Transcripts
  • Submit Application Fee. You can also submit payment for the HSPT Entrance Exam at this time.
Scholarship Application Deadline - Friday January 19
To qualify for Connelly Scholarships, students must complete the Scholarship Application Form as well as complete the HSPT Entrance Exam at Cornelia Connelly on January 20. Please click on the link below for more information on our website.
Scholarship & Tuition Assistance

If you have any questions please contact Ali Aceituno, Director of Admissions, via email or telephone at (714) 776-1717 Ext. 221
Connelly Admissions Testing
Dear Connelly Families, please help to spread the word about our upcoming High School Entrance Exam! Encourage families you know with 8th graders to sign up to take the HSPT at Cornelia Connelly School on Saturday, January 20.
Entrance Exam Registration for Incoming 9th Grade Students, 2018-2019
Event Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Event Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 p.m.
Exam Fee (Price): $65
Event Location: Cornelia Connelly School
Please bring 2-3 #2 Sharpened Pencils

If you have any questions please contact Ali Aceituno, Director of Admissions, via email or telephone at (714) 776-1717 Ext. 221
Winter Formal
winter formal
Servite High School presents:  Winter Formal
Date: January 19, 2018
Location: Knott's Berry Farm
Time: 7-11:00 p.m.
Students must arrive by 8:30 p.m. and stay until 10:30 p.m.
Price: $70 per person everyone must have a dance pass filled out to buy tickets in the activites office before 1/19/2018
Dinner: full size taco bar and desserts
Rides include: Silver Bullet, Boomerang, Supreme Scream, Log Ride, Xcelerator & Wipeout
  • Dancing in the Boardwalk Ballroom
  • Picture packages available
  • Dress casual or formal!
For Winter Formal Info flyer and Dance Pass, go to the Student portal on the website: https://connellyschoolanaheim.org/students/
password: ConnellyGirl1718

Please note this is an early dismissal day. Classes will end at 12:55 p.m.
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline
tuition piggy bank
The Application Deadline for Tuition Assistance for the 2018-2019 school year, is Friday, February 2, 2018. Please remember that each family who is interested in applying for Tuition Assistance needs to reapply each year. Late applications will not be considered, so please be mindful of the February 2 deadline, as it will arrive very quickly!
Purchase Your Tickets: Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance
Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance
Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance  (theme: Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Friday, February 2, 2018
6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Old Ranch Country Club
$65 per person
Semi-formal attire
If you choose, a special father figure is welcome to attend.
Please go to our website to register for this fun event! 
Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance Registration
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
Save the Date: Galaxy of Stars
2018 Galaxy save-the-date
Saturday, March 17, 2018
6 p.m.
Los Coyotes Country Club
Buena Park
For more information, please go to the Galaxy page on our website.
Thank You Volunteers
Thank you volunteers
Thank you to all of our volunteers! We appreciate your time and service in making our school great!

Faculty/Staff Christmas Luncheon
Trinh Diep, chair
Mayra Dimas, vice chair
Joy Cabero
Celeste Clary-Hobbs '84
Sandra Flores
Ihda Ibasco

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:

The Dell Scholars Program 
Award Amount: $20,000 plus laptop and school supplies 
Deadline: 1/15/2018 
Dell Scholars are students who demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals. Your application will be evaluated on your: individual determination to succeed; future goals and plans to achieve them; ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face; self-motivation in completing challenging coursework; demonstrated need for financial assistance. Minimum 2.4 GPA

CIF Spirit of the Sport Scholarship (one available for each sport season fall, winter and spring) 
Award amount $1,000 
Deadlines: 1/22/18 (for winter sports), 2/26/18 (for spring sports) 
Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership. Each winner receives a patch, award, a $1,000 scholarship, and will be recognized at the year-end CIF Federated Council dinner in April. www.cifstate.org 

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Award Amount: $28,000 (spread over 4 years) 
Deadline: 2/01/2018 
Applicants must be a graduating minority high school senior with plans to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States. Must show leadership potential and demonstrate a dedication to community service. Must be able to present evidence of financial need and be a United States citizen. It is required to have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. Must not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship *Award is spread out over 4 years. www.jackierobinson.org

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: