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Student Walkout Day - Strength in Solidarity
Connelly at a Glance March 19-24, 2018
In This Issue
Galaxy of Stars
National School Walkout
Practice SAT and ACT
Early Dismissal
ASB Elections
Comedy Sportz
Spring Fling
Thank You Volunteers
Youth Art Month Show
Cornelia Emergency Prayer Fund
College Corner
Transportation Shuttle Info
OC Catholic Featured Athletes
Parent & Student Sections on Website
Practically Painless Fundraisers
Social Media Links
Galaxy of Stars
Galaxy Fun
The Galaxy of Stars Dinner & Auction, Connelly's largest fundraiser of the year, is this Saturday - St. Patrick's Day! Thank you to those who have supported the event by purchasing dinner tickets, sponsorships, advertisements, and opportunity drawing tickets. Remember, each Connelly family is required to make a $200 monetary donation. 

For more information about this fun event, please go to the Galaxy page on our website. It's going to be a fun evening! See you there! 
National School Walkout Day
writing letters
Students took time to write thoughtful letters
On March 14, Connelly participated in the National School Walkout. It was inspiring to see our students joining together in prayer, writing encouraging notes and letters with much thought, talking about important issues while presenting both sides, and wearing orange ribbons to show solidarity. The 17-minute walkout was filled with a very thoughtful, respectful, and meaningful demonstration led by the students, who truly lived up to Connelly's motto of leading, serving, and inspiring! We are proud of our Connelly girls!
Practice SAT and ACT
The Tri-School Counseling Departments are offering students an opportunity to take a Practice SAT and ACT at Servite High School. Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential to being ready for the official test. A proctored practice exam will help students build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. The Practice SAT will be administered on March 17 and the Practice ACT will be held on April 21. The donation of $25 will support the counseling departments. To register, contact Kristi Orodpour at (949) 264-9151 or register at https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/practice-exams/school/82/. More information is provided on the flyers.
Early Dismissal
early dismissal
Please note that Wednesday, March 21, is an early dismissal day. Classes will end at 12:55 p.m. 
ASB Elections / Class Officer Petitions
vote for me
ASB Campaigns are March 19-20. There will be a special assembly schedule on Thursday, March 22, for elections at 9:25 a.m. We will be on assembly schedule that day. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ernest.

Class Officer election petitions will be available Friday, March 23. 
Comedy Sportz
comedy sportz
Join Tri-School Theatre for Comedy Sportz Match on Friday, March 23, in Connelly's Gunther Auditorium. Fast meets funny in this head-to-head Improvisation Competition! Players from Tri-School Theatre compete for laughs and points from the audience in this refereed battle of wits. The show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $5 available at the door. This show is open to the public and family-friendly, so bring everyone! See you on the playing field!
Spring Fling
Spring Fling
All Connelly, Rosary, and Servite students are invited to the Tri-School Spring Fling: Black Lights White Out (no glow material).

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Location: Rosary Academy, Fullerton
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 per person
Guest Pass: Required for ALL Connelly students (whether you are bringing a guest or not)
Guest passes are available outside the Activities Office
ID: Required for check in for all Tri-School students and their guests
Questions: See Ms. Ernest
The dance pass and dance flyer is linked below and in the Student portal section of the website.
password: ConnellyGirl1718
Thank You Volunteers!
Thank you volunteers
Class Plays Luncheon
Kiesha Scott
Paty Jimenez
Ihda Ibasco
Solfia Ordonez
Leslie Peralta
Lupe Sanft

Food Truck Event
Sandy Masino
Grace Reilly
Socie Menzagopian
Lynn Oravetz
Youth Art Month Show Awards
Theresa Perry - YAM show
Theresa Perry '20 was awarded 3rd place.
The awards ceremony for the Youth Art Month show, which is sponsored by the California Art Education Association at the Orange County Department of Education, was held on March 1, 2018. Two of our students won awards in the high school division. Elise Marshburn '18 was awarded Honorable Mention and Theresa Perry '20 was awarded Third Place. Theresa's artwork will now go on to compete in the Southern Area show held later this month in Riverside, Calif. Congratulations to all of our wonderful artists and a special congratulations to Theresa for going on to the next stage of this rewarding art contest.
Introducing the Cornelia Emergency Prayer Fund
praying hands
Mother Connelly prays that we have "a love full of action."  We have all learned that to be part of this exceptional community is a true blessing. There are times in the lives of our students that a significant family emergency has  profound effects on their school day. We would  like to create a group of prayer and funding angels to cover those expenses that may come for a family in great need. If you would like to join this prayer fund, please email Cheri Wood, the Head of School directly with your contact email. This is how it will work if you choose to join.
When we have a need, Mrs. Wood will launch an email for prayers and donations. These donations would only be to cover extra expenses for our girls like sport fees, uniform needs, retreats, lunches, graduation expenses & dresses, books, and other extra-curricular expenses for activities that enhance the life of our girls. She will keep the name of those in need confidential, but let the Cornelia Emergency Prayer Fund members know that prayers are needed for a family in this community, and the exact monetary amount needed to help that student. Prayer Fund members may choose each time whether or not it is a good time for them to give, and how much they may have at that time to give.
If you would like to receive these emails, please let Cheri Wood know via email. It will be wonderful to have a way to help our own in times of great need and crisis. Thank you for your consideration. 

Cheri L. Wood
Head of School
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:

Award Amount: varies
Deadline: March 30, 2018
The 2018 CAA/ESA Youth Scholarship Program offers $25,000 in funds to children of active duty law enforcement and fire service personnel in the State of California who are graduating from high school in 2018. There are 11 regional awards, one statewide award, and two national awards. This program rewards students who have excelled academically and are active in community service and extracurricular activities at their school. The scholarship program requires each applicant to submit an essay about how their parent or guardian helps secure their community.

Award Amount: Ranging from $1000- $20, 000
Deadline: Varies between Mar 31, 2018 - May 14, 2018
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 9 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program (below), and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible.

Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: Mar 28, 2018 *More info attached below
Grants 20 - $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in Fall of 2018. Eligibility:
  • High school seniors who reside in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County and Clark County - Nevada
  • Plan to attend a U.S. accredited 4-year College/University of California/Nevada Community College as a 1st year full-time student in the Fall of 2018 (if selected, must submit college acceptance letter for verification)
  • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0
  • Have a household income at or below County Low Income Level (Must be able to show 2016 or 2017 tax return should applicant be selected for award.)
This scholarship is open to ALL majors and there is No Ethnicity Requirement Employees of Royal Business Bank and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.
Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: Mar 31, 2018 *Application attached below
The Placentia Linda Hospital Guild offers scholarships for students who are interested in medically oriented careers. Applicants must reside in the Placentia, Yorba Linda, East Fullerton or North Anaheim areas. To be considered, send the attached application, a resume, and transcript with GPA scores to the Placentia Linda Hospital Guild by the deadline below. 1301 N Rose Dr. Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 993-2000
Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: Apr 30, 2018 *Application attached below
High school seniors pursuing a degree in Urban Environmental Studies are eligible to apply for Anaheim Beautiful's Thelma Jordan Scholarship. All applicants must be Anaheim residents. Thelma Jordan was the founder of Anaheim Beautiful and this $1,000 scholarship was established in her name to encourage young people to pursue careers in the protection and beautification of our cities. The award is obtained by completing an application, providing a letter of recommendation and submitting an essay. Winners of the award will be notified and presented at the annual Gala in June.
Award Amount: $1000
Deadline: June 30, 2018
NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. They will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018. This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. They will pick the applicant who best demonstrates:
  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
For detailed information & the official application click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage 
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 are currently looking for a driver for Monday through Friday for the Huntington Beach/Anaheim route. If you know someone who would be interested, please contact the school at 714-776-1717 or Pauline St. Amant at 714-403-2435 for more information. 
Servite Students Welcome to Use Shuttle Service 
There is space on the Irvine/Tustin/Anaheim Shuttle for any Servite student in need of transportation as well as any Connelly student. There is a one-way option to ride.  Please let others know about the shuttle service! 
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: