Community e-News l 2.16.20
RISING UP for Respect * Inclusion * Solidarity * Empowerment
Carondelet's students embraced their power by performing the Break the Chain dance and joining the One Billion Rising movement to end sexual violence against women.
The Week Ahead...

Mon. Feb. 17
School Holiday I Presidents' Day
Tue. Feb. 18
0-7 I 8:05 AM start
Spring Sports parent meeting l 7 PM l Gym
Navigating Admissions in STEM Programs 7-8:30 PM l Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation
Wed. Feb. 19
Dept. meetings l 8:00 AM
X/1/3/5/7 I 8:50 AM start
Spring Sports team store orders due!
Thu. Feb. 20
X/6 /2/4/X I 8:50 AM start
Community Frosh/Soph l 1:55-2:25 PM
Urban Plunge l all day

Fri. Feb. 21
0-7 l 8:05 AM start
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Worthy of Merit ~ Laura Bocek '20
We are excited to announce that Laura Bocek '20 is a 2020 National Merit Scholarship Finalist, and she is eligible for National Merit Scholarships.

"I am so honored and grateful to Carondelet for preparing me for my future academic endeavors. This award attests to the strength of Carondelet's growth mindset curriculum and the value of hard work with learning. I cannot express how thankful I am for this reassurance in the worth of my education."  ~ Laura Bocek '20

Congratulations to Laura and her family!
Frosh/Soph Community reminder
Frosh and Soph Community is on Thursday, Feb. 20, 1:55-2:25 PM.

As we look forward to spring, our freshwomen and sophomores will be using Community time to begin to reflect on their experiences this year.  

Mrs. Besagno, Ms. Alpert, Mrs. Reinwald, the mentors, and peer counselors are looking forward to spending time with our 9th and 10th grade students!
Subscribing to our Calendar
With our new website comes a new calendar. If you previously subscribed to our calendar, you will need to update your subscription. You can add specific types of events or all events to your calendar. 

  1. Visit the Calendar page
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  • “Bell Schedule” shows each day’s classes. 
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  • Or, select any other category or All.
Enjoy an evening of food, dancing to the music of the band,  Fast Times , and lots of fun supporting the programming and scholarships of the Parent Association.

Fulfill your PIP hour requirements by  donating  to or  volunteering  at the Crab Feed. Examples of donations include: restaurant gifts cards, Bay Area experience outings (e.g., theater tickets/restaurant), etc.

The Crab Feed committee would love to include a week at a vacation home, season tickets to a sporting event, and other experiences for the live auction. If you have connections for getaways, sporting events, or any other fun activities, please contact Melissa Jose at .
Secure yours today before they are sold out!
RISE Week Finale

Katie Koestner is an advocate for respect, confidence, and consent. She was the first person to speak openly about being a victim of sexual assault on a college campus. Thursday, she came to campus to talk with all students as a close to our RISE Week.

Camp Carondelet
Registration Open
Camp Carondelet is an enriching, fun, coed summer camp for incoming 3rd-8th graders . Kids explore a balance between creative learning and outdoor play across two campuses.

  • Week 1 - June 15-19
  • Week 2 - June 22-26
  • Week 3 - July 13-17
  • Week 4 - July 20-24

Offerings include: Coding, Drones & Robotics, Entrepreneurship, 3D Printing, Videography, Wacky Science, Escape Room Adventures, Podcasting, Drama & Acting, Sports Broadcasting, and Zumba.
Sports Clinics
Registration Open
Middle school girls are invited to our campuses to train with Carondelet coaches, improve their skills, and have fun playing their favorite sport!

Choose from seven sports this June-July. (S trength and conditioning cub camps also available for incoming 2nd-5th grade girls .)

  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Strength & Conditioning
The soccer program showed just how dominant they are this week. The Frosh/Soph team won a tight game against another top team in the league Monte Vista. The teams had to get back to work on Monday to make sure they were ready to take on another talented program, San Ramon Valley. Tuesday the JV and Varsity teams were fired up and ready. JV played tough and with a tremendous amount of heart but ended in a 1-1 tie. The Varsity game was an out right battle with neither team wanting to give an inch. The Cougars prevailed with the only goal coming in the last two minutes on a free direct kick from Lexi Zandonella.

On Wed. the Frosh/Soph team solidified their League Champion Title with their 1-0 win over SRV. Thurs. 2/13 brought Cal High to the CAC to match up with our JV and Varsity squads. JV won decisively 4-1, securing their title as EBAL Champs! Varsity played a phenomenal game beating Cal 1-0 and taking home the League Title!

 What a season... All three teams won League! Congrats to all!
From the beginning of the year until now the basketball squad has truly become a team, both on and off the court. Fri. Feb. 7, they traveled to Danville to take on Monte Vista. JV set the tone early and had a solid win over the Mustangs, 70-39. The Varsity team showed their grit and determination fighting till the bitter end in a 53-49 win. It was back to work on Monday to ensure the last two games of the season went according to plan. All three teams traveled down to Dougherty Valley on Tuesday and returned with a clean sweep of the Wildcats.

Thursday was bittersweet as we had to say goodbye to six amazing seniors and their families who have given so much to Cougar Basketball over the years.  We wish these ladies all the luck in the world in their future endeavors: Jayme Blackard, Annie Bonderer, Tori Delecroix, Kimani Holloway, Brooke Romeo, & Bella Zumbo.

Back to the final games of the regular season against California HS. The Freshmen team started the night off with a big win. Followed with another win by the JV squad. The game of the night was definitely the Varsity matchup. The Grizzlies were up 34-27 at half, but the Cougars came out of the locker in complete game mode and whittled away at a deficit, which was as much as 12 at one point. Through heart and sheer determination these ladies never game up and fought to a 56-52 victory!

Congrats to all three teams on a stellar season, and we look forward to watching the varsity squad in their NCS games starting next week!
Upcoming Soccer games :
Feb. 19 I NCS Round #1 I 6 PM (V) vs. TBD
Feb. 22 I NCS Round #2 I 6 PM (V) vs. TBD
Feb. 25/26 I NCS Round #3 Semi Finals I 6 PM (V) vs. TBD
Feb. 28/29 I NCS Round #4 Finals I 6 PM (V) vs. TBD
Upcoming Basketball games :
Feb. 18 I NCS Round #1 I 6 PM (V) vs. TBD
Feb. 21 I NCS Round #2 I 6 PM (V) vs TBD
Feb. 25 I NCS Round #3 Semi Finals I 6 PM (V) vs TBD
Feb. 28/29 I NCS Round #4 Finals I 6 PM (V) vs TBD
Spring Sport Reminders:
Register  to ensure your daughter is cleared to participate in spring sports!
Spring Sport Parent Meeting I Tuesday, February 18 at 7 PM I Gym
Have you visited the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation yet?
The Carondelet Parents Association invites you to attend a presentation:

The Dangers of Vaping
Wednesday, March 11 at 7 PM l Garaventa

Students and parents are both invited to attend this event presented by the Youth Development Specialist on Tobacco Use Prevention from the Contra Costa County Office of Education .
Guys and Dolls is a spectacle of a musical running March 25-April 4 . Between the large dance numbers, high stakes gambling and soul-saving missionaries, tender moments of truth seep into the lyrics of the average guy and the average doll.

Ticket Prices
Adults: $12
Students/Sr. Citizens: $6
Tickets available for sale at the door and  online .
Class of 2021, mark your calendars for College Kickstart : June 1-5, 2020 . You don't want to miss out on this Carondelet tradition. Build your college list, write your first draft of your college essay, and start your applications while surrounded by your friends and supported by the college counseling team and college admissions officers from over 15 different universities. Registration opens in mid-February.
Carondelet's Online School Store
The new store is entirely online, and we now have a wider selection of true to size options selected by our students!

Students, families, alumnae, faculty and staff, and friends can buy Carondelet branded spirit wear, bags, drinkware, accessories, EcoSmart, and clearance items.
Carondelet has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for a second year. Only 639 schools were recognized out of 20,000 institutions.
Carondelet Giving Day
Get ready, our third annual giving day is around the corner! We already have $15,000 in matching gifts so your donations make twice the impact. Make moments that matter for our daughters and community on March 19, 2020.
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