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Connelly at a Glance January 8-12, 2018
In This Issue
Admissions Information Night
Transportation Shuttle Info
Experienced Videographer Wanted
Meetings This Week
Audition Workshop
Cornelia Connelly Birthday Mass & Celebration
Comedy Sportz Rehearsal
PSAT Scoreback Night
Winter Formal
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline
Save the Date
Grad Ads
Thank You Volunteers!
College Corner
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Social Media Links
Admissions Information Night
admissions info night
Cornelia Connelly School will host an Admissions Information Night on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for prospective families interested in providing their daughter with a Connelly education. While this evening is designed for prospective students, current Connelly families seeking tuition assistance information are welcome to attend the Tuition Assistance portion of the event . After the Tuition Assistance portion of the evening concludes, prospective families will learn more about scholarship opportunities and the admissions process.
Please visit our website for information on Scholarships and Tuition Assistance:
Also, if you know someone who missed Connelly's Open House in November, this is an excellent opportunity for families to become better acquainted with Cornelia Connelly School. Our Admissions Department will be ready to answer any questions about Cornelia Connelly School and the application process!
Please note that this event is for information regarding admissions and tuition assistance for Cornelia Connelly School - NOT for college admission or tuition assistance. 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Ali Aceituno '04, Director of Admissions: (714) 776-1717 Ext. 221 aaceituno@connellyhs.org
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. 
Meetings This Week
meeting
The following meetings will take place this week:
Academic Council Meeting : Tuesday, January 9 @ 3:15 p.m.
Parents Association Meeting: Wednesday, January 10 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Connelly conference room.
Tri-School Theatre Audition Workshop
Into the Woods
Into The Woods Audition Workshop
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Location: Servite High School (Tri-School Studio)
Please come with a PREPARED Audition Song or Monologue.  Callback music will be taught at this workshop.
For more info contact Patty Buehler at (714) 774-7575 x. 1155 or pbuehler@servitehs.org
Cornelia Connelly's Birthday Mass & Celebration
Happy Birthday Connelly
Friday, January 12 , we will be celebrating Cornelia Connelly's birthday with a special birthday Mass at 9:25 a.m. and celebration during the day. Please note this is a formal uniform dress day.   
Comedy Sportz Rehearsal
comedy sportz
Tri-School Theatre's Comedy Sportz will be practicing Friday, January 12, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Servite in the Tri-School Studio (Room 301). 
PSAT Scoreback Night
psat
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.

 
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
Features:
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
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 2nd deadline, as it will arrive very quickly!
Save the Date: 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

Prices:

  • Full Page - $250
  • Half Page - $100
  • Quarter Page - $75
Thank You Volunteers
Thank you volunteers
Thank you to all of our volunteers! We appreciate your time and service in making our school great!

Mailing committee
Liza Abiva, chair
Adriana Gonzalez
Rocio Maldonado
Anamaria Mourani 
Solfia Ordonez

College Corner - Scholarship Information
scholarships
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
www.dellscholars.org 

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.

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

STUDENTS Tab
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.
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGAN  SEPTEMBER 1, 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 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: