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Faculty Cheer
Connelly at a Glance January 22-26, 2018
In This Issue
Family Gardening Day
Admissions Testing
New Connelly Mobile App
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline
Mock Trial Team Banquet
Honors Assembly
Ticket Purchase Deadline - Father-Daughter Dance
Comedy Sportz
Galaxy of Stars Planning Meeting
Girls Who Code Summer Program
Transportation Shuttle Info
Experienced Videographer Wanted
Grad Ads
Save the Date
College Corner
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Social Media Links
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 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
Download Our New Mobile App
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Dear Connelly Families, we are excited to announce the launch of our school's very own mobile app! Designed specifically for our families, the Connelly app allows you to easily:
  • Stay informed on the latest news and updates
  • Contact the school office, teachers or staff
  • Access the school's calendar, newsletter, block schedule 
  • Submit electronic forms and much more... 
To download the app, search for Cornelia Connelly School in the Google or Apple App Stores. Also, be sure to enable Push Notifications in order to receive pertinent reminders and updates from the school. 
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!
Mock Trial Team Banquet
mock trial
Mock Trial team members and their parents are invited to attend the team banquet on Wednesday, January 24, at 6 p.m. in Gunther Auditorium. Please contact Mrs. Morris for more information.

Honors Assembly
honors assembly
The Honors Assembly will be held Tuesday, January 23, at 9:25 a.m. The assembly features speakers from the sophomore, junior and senior classes, and one faculty speaker. Students who earned a place on the honor roll are acknowledged. There will be performances from the Advanced Women's Ensemble, and Handbell ensembles. Parents are welcome to attend. Please note that this is a formal uniform day. 
Ticket Purchase Deadline for Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance
Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance
The deadline to purchase tickets for the Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance is Friday, January 26. Dads, you won't want to miss this special event for you and your daughter! 
This year's theme is  Breakfast at Tiffany's
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Old Ranch Country Club
Cost: $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
Comedy Sportz
comedy sportz
Tri-School Theatre's Comedy Sportz will be practicing Friday, January 26, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Servite in the Tri-School Studio (Room 301).  

Galaxy of Stars Planning Meeting
Please join in the fun, and help with the "Galaxy of Stars Dinner & Auction." Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 30, at 6:30 p.m.

We have some exciting plans... new ideas for live and silent auctions and the opportunity drawing. We still need to fill some key positions on the planning team. If you have artistic skills, we need help with decorations and basket assembling/wrapping. If you are a great wordsmith, we need help writing descriptions for the auction items. We will also need help the day of the event with transporting items to the venue. So far, we have only had a few volunteers and we need more help! 

We are counting on help from the Connelly community to fill up our silent auction baskets. If you have some items that you would like to make or donate, please label the items "Galaxy" and drop them off in the office. We are accepting all donations! We need donations by early January so we can start assembling the baskets and advertising on the website. To date, we have not seen any donations come into the office except those items donated by a few volunteers on the committee. We need to start receiving donations as soon as possible.

Some ideas for helping with the Galaxy of Stars donations: email friends and family and see if they would like to donate; ask local businesses that you frequent if they would like to support Connelly (we have donation request letters for this).
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Showalter, Galaxy of Stars co-chair.
Girls Who Code - FREE 7-Week Summer Program
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Girls Who Code is offering a FREE 7-week summer program that teaches 10th-11th grade girls (rising juniors or seniors) the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community and be competitive in the job market of the future.
In the Summer Immersion Program, students will learn about:
  • Careers - They'll meet female engineers and role models and get an inside look at technical roles in the world's top companies, like Amazon, AT&T, and Twitter.
  • Skills and Impact - They'll learn to code through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps, and more. Plus, they'll create a final project that solves a real-world problem they care about!
  • Sisterhood - They'll learn in a supportive, all-female environment and make lifelong friendships with a diverse community of thousands of girls.
No experience required!
Free to apply and free to attend!
Stipends to cover transportation and living expenses available to those who qualify!
Programs will be hosted in various cities across the U.S.

Encourage girls you know to apply at  www.girlswhocode.com/sipapply. The early acceptance deadline is  February 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. All applications are due March 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST.   
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. 
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.
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 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: