July 28, 2019
Yearbook Excellence

Yearbook students Mia Brofferio '20, Lauren Diaz '20, and Sarah Jennings '22 were at a 4-day workshop with close to 200 students from 45 different schools. The girls worked incredibly hard over the past week on their yearbook project. 

Mia, Lauren and Sarah were nominated by their instructors to receive an award for Yearbook Excellence (only 7 other students received individual awards). They also received an honorable mention (2nd place) for their theme project in their high school group. 

Their work will come to life in the yearbook for all students to keep for decades to come!
Beginning of the Year Info

All information students and families need to start the school year is now online; including Orientation schedules and all required forms.

Monday, August 12

8:55 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Check-in at the Inner Court

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Check-in at the Inner Court

Transfer Junior and Senior Students' Tech Training
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Library 
Tuesday, August 13

Freshmen and Transfer Sophomores' Tech Training
Last Names A-K: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Last Names L-Z: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Library
Bring your iPad case

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Check-in at the Inner Court
Bring a fully charged iPad or laptop for Junior Jumpstart.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Check-in at the Inner Court
Seniors' Car Decorating will take place in the "S Lot" after Orientation

During this time students will take their picture, receive their student ID, get their locker and lock, and more. 
Tech Training

Freshman students will receive their iPads (pre-loaded with their books) as long as they have an appropriate case. Please refer to this information regarding our iPad program
Your daughter will need an Apple ID. Please do NOT use your daughter's Carondelet-issued email for the Apple ID, as this may interfere with other programs. If she does not have one, please follow these  instructions on creating one.

Transfer sophomore students will receive their iPads (pre-loaded with their books) as long as they have an appropriate case.  Please refer to this information regarding our  iPad program.
Your daughter will need an Apple ID. Please do NOT use your daughter's Carondelet-issued email for the Apple ID, as this may interfere with other programs. If she does not have one, please follow these  instructions on creating one.

Transfer juniors and seniors should bring the iPad/laptop they will use at school to this training. They will gain access to wifi network, receive their system logins, and receive basic training on Schoology, our learning management system.


Incoming Freshmen are required to submit a physical form prior to the start of school. Please send a digital copy to Ashley Clemens, at  aclemens@carondeleths.org .  

Make sure to save a digital copy for your records. 

If your daughter plans to try out for a sport, you will need to create an account in our Athletics Registration system, then upload her physical. Parents/Guardians are required to complete this step. 
Photo shoot casting call

We are refreshing our catalog of professional photos and will be hosting photo shoots on campus this Friday, August 2. These photos will be published around campus, on the website, in the lookbook, and other areas. 

If students are interested in being in front of the camera, please contact Mr. Navarro, Director of Digital Media at  bnavarro@carondeleths.org.
Legacy Lunch

The Alumnae Association invites parents who are alumnae and their daughters to join
each other for lunch to celebrate the beginning of the school year.

Monday, August 12
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Inner Court

RSVP to Director of Alumnae Engagement, Ann Bacigalupi Schiffenhaus '86 at aschiffenhaus@carondeleths.org
Frosh Family Social

Sunday, Aug. 18
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

We want to make sure families have a true welcome to campus and the opportunity to get to know one another over a shared meal. This is a wonderful opportunity for freshmen families to have the campus to themselves and start making memories - we hope to see you there! 

RSVP here before Monday, August 5. 
Visions of Christmas Events

Visions of Christmas , Carondelet's flagship annual fundraiser and community engagement event, supports programs and provides opportunities that benefit every Carondelet student. 

See the  newly-released schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities, and more. 

VIP Ticket

Carondelet's new VIP Ticket  guarantees entry to three of our premier and most popular events during the 2019-20 school year, including the event that has sold out in ten minutes the past few years. 
  • Bubbles and Brews - Thu. Dec. 5, 2019
  • High Tea and Fashion Show - Fri. Dec. 6, 2019
  • Crab Feed - Sat. Feb. 29, 2020 
Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Parent Involvement Program (PIP) opportunities are available for families to sign-up on the Parent Volunteer page

Keep in mind that before parents can sign up for a volunteer position, they must first clear all requirements. Details are listed on the page above.

Positions available
- Frosh Family Social on Sun. Aug. 18.
- Visions of Christmas 
Some positions are posted now. Others will be added over the next few weeks.
Graphing calculators

We understand that some families have had trouble finding our recommend graphing calculator, the HP Prime, in stock at online resellers. We recommend purchasing from the Bach Company, an official HP distributer which also tends to have the best pricing. 
Carondelet Shuttle - Fall 2019

Registration for the morning shuttle from the Tri-Valley area is now available!

3 pickup locations each morning: Livermore, Pleasanton, and Danville. 

Semester-long registration is open now for $500 for Carondelet students and DLS siblings. 

Sign up today and we'll get you to school each morning!  

Summer Reading

The Summer Reading list is available online. Please note that students/families must purchase their own summer reading books and may choose  print or a digital books where available. 

Class of 2020
The Class of 2020 will continue to be responsible for the purchase of their textbooks. Students will be able to find their textbooks and links to purchase each item here.
Yearbook family ads for seniors

Yearbook staff will be selling Dedication/Tribute space to senior families in the 2020 yearbook. Sales will start on August 12 and continue until October 25. Sizes, cost, and other information available on this page.
Mills Uniform Summer Sale & Store 

Mills Uniform Summer S tore  
open now
Tue.-Thu. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

5741 Christie Ave., Suite 11
Emeryville, CA
Athletics updates

Fall sports tryouts will run during week of August 12. Sport-specific information including dates, times, locations are posted here and will be updated.

Volleyball Open Gym
Rising 10th-12th grades only
Tues. - Thu. 7/30, 7/31, 8/1 

Tues. - Thu. 8/6, 8/7, 8/8
7-9 p.m.
at Alhambra High School

Physicals & Registration
Athletics Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now available. Upload your physicals documentation before 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10  in order to participate in Fall Sports tryouts.
Fall Theatre production

This fall, Company will produce She Kills Monsters. This comedic and action-packed story is about a high school girl who discovers her dead little sister had a life she knew nothing about. Dungeons and Dragons, the fantasy role-playing game, was the sister's refuge and a place of freedom. By the end of the story, the audience can decide who the real monsters are. 

Auditions will be August 19-23, information posted on Schoology.  Contact Ms. Koski with any questions ( mkoski@carondeleths.org )

PerformancesNovember 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16

Summer service opportunities

Interested in a summer service opportunity? Several community organizations are in need of our help! 

Find out more about all volunteer opportunities and how to sign up. 

There are summer service opportunities available with the following organizations: 
  • Walnut Creek & Ygnacio Valley Libraries 
  • Contra Costa Interfaith Housing Summer Camp 
  • Aegis of Pleasant Hill 
  • White Pony Express 
  • Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center Summer Camps 

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