Community e-News l 5.10.20
Carondelet students show their appreciation and gratitude for our stellar, dedicated faculty during this Teacher Appreciation Week video message.
The Virtual Week ahead...

Mon. May 11
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 1/3/5/7
Office Hours and Check-ins | 3:00-3:30 PM
Tue. May 12
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 2/4/6/0
Clubs, Activities, and Community Group meetings l 1:30-3:30 PM
Wed. May 13
Flex/Connection Day
Sophomores meet with College Counselors | 1:00-2:00 PM
Thu. May 14
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 1/3/5/7
Office Hours and Check-ins l 3:00-3:30 PM
Virtual Panel: College insight from recent grads | 5:00 PM

Fri. May 15
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 2/4/6/0
Clubs, Activities, and Community Group meetings l 1:30-3:30 PM

Sat. May 16
Senior Parade l 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM l Carondelet Parking Lot

If you haven't yet, bookmark these pages:
You can also view the week-by-week view on the Online Learning webpage and as a Printable PDF.
Photo Request: Your daughter "in class" at home

What does your daughter’s online learning setup at home look like? We’re collecting photos of students with their computer or iPad during this phase of Online Learning.

Please send a photo of your daughter in her workspace to Bryan Navarro , Director of Digital Media, or as a message on Carondelet's Instagram or Facebook. 

Submitted photos may be published in stories on our website, social media, and in the Carondeletter.
Growing Assets and Confidence

Stock market simulations and investment exercises helps students get familiarity with their future personal finances. In Financial Algebra classes, Ms. Levesque’s students are using fake money in simulations now so that they can make sound choices with real money in the future . It’s one of our classes with curriculum that focuses on real-world application, giving students a basic foundation in personal finances. Read the full story
Website Survey

Earlier this year we redesigned our school website, To help us understand what you think of the new website and how it's working for you now,  please take 1-2 minutes to fill out this  brief survey

Families, students, alumnae, and friends are all welcome to offer their feedback!
 Announcement for Coug Nation's Seniors & their families!
The Drive-Thru Parade has been approved by the Contra Costa Health Services. Only seniors and their family members may participate.
Seniors ~ Donate Your Uniform during the Parade
Chance to win one of two $25 gift cards!

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! The Parent Association would like you to donate your used or new uniform items and other Carondelet apparel that you don’t need anymore. Please bring your donations to the Carondelet Senior Parade on Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Volunteer parents will unload your bags as you drive through the school parking lot. If you put your name and student ID number on the bags, we will enter your name in two $25 gift card drawings. The proceeds of our Used Uniform Sale benefit the programs of the Carondelet Parent Association. Thank you!

Questions: please email Susan Smith or call 925.787.7989.
Free online classes to earn college credit this summer ~ Deadline to turn in registration form is this Friday!

Carondelet has partnered with College of the Siskiyous to give students an incredible advantage for FREE.

This summer, as part of the Early College Credit program, students may enroll in online courses that will fulfill GE requirements for UC and CSU schools. There is no tuition cost for these courses ! The only cost is for required textbooks.

View  courses  that are offered this summer.  Registration closes Friday, May 15.  Please email  Mr. Cushing  for more information.
College & Career Updates

Important To-Do Items for Seniors  - Your student must complete the following prior to graduating and receiving her final transcript! Your student can find details in Schoology.
  1. Submit the Grad Questionnaire and Final Transcript Request in Naviance
  2. Submit the Merit Aid Form for all colleges.

Please refer to our COVID-19 FAQs document for questions about financial aid, deferring admission, and more.  
Please review our list of FAQs that will help juniors navigate the many changes to the college admissions landscape, including testing, during this unprecedented time.  

College Kickstart
Juniors, don’t forget to register for College Kickstart by May 15!

College Admission Webinars
Our series of college admissions webinars, including a Carondelet Alumnae Panel, continues this week. Check Schoology for dates and registration information.  
Morning Shuttle RSVP for Fall 2020

The morning shuttle RSVP for Fall 2020 is now available on the Shuttle page on our website. Bus reservations are first come, first serve, and if families are interested in the bus for this fall they should sign up now . The complete registration and payment for the services will come closer to the start of the fall semester. If there are any questions, please take a look at the Shuttle page or contact Kayla Duffey .
Attention Spirit Leaders

I nterested in trying out for the Carondelet JV or Varsity Sideline Cheer Team? We will be moving our tryouts to video auditions this year! If you are interested in trying out, please submit  this form  by  Sunday, May 17 . Those who have completed the form will receive an email on May 18 that will include detailed information about the tryout process, all demo videos for the auditions and program requirements/costs. Video auditions will be due on Thursday, May 21 . We look forward to meeting you!
Dance Team Senior Tribute

Shouts to the graduating seniors who make Dance Team so special! Watch video by the team
Follow  @carondeletcougars on Instagram to continue your journey of maintaining your healthy mind, body, and soul!
Parking Permits

Parking permit requests are now being accepted. Rising juniors and seniors will be able to access the permit request link via our Parking Permit webpage .

Please note this is not a first-come, first-served application process. All applications before the deadline will be considered.

Please send any parking questions to Caitlin Main , Dean of Students.
Soph Wellness Scavenger Hunt
Students enrolled in Soph Wellness this week learned how regular exercise can create better learners and decrease stress!  As one of their activities, students participated in a scavenger hunt and earned points for each mission completed. Missions included demonstrating exercises, searching for items outdoors, and creating a message of gratitude for their quarantined Carondelet sisters.

Olivia Brown '22, Cougar Love ~ "Hi fellow Cougar sisters. I am so glad to have you in my life because you guys have so much energy, and you are so kind to everybody, and you are so welcoming to fellow sisters, and you create such a good family."
Olivia came in 1st place in the GooseChase scavenger hunt racking up 5,500 points while exercising outdoors!
Staying Connected through Morning Prayers
Good Morning Carondelet Community,

For prayer this morning, we invite you all to click the link for a 30-second breathing exercise. As you focus on your breath, be sure to invite God into your heart and day.

Let us pray:

Loving Creator, 

Teach me to not worry about the things that are beyond my control. I know that You have already put those things into perspective for me because You are a God of hope, love, and peace. Envelope me, with Your loving arms and open my heart to the new possibilities this day can bring! Amen.

St. Joseph: Pray for us, God is my light.

In the name of the Creator, the Redeemer, and of the Sustainer. Amen.

Have a great morning and be love in someone’s life today!
Technology Support - Students may submit a ticket and request support with resources such as their iPads, software systems like Schoology, Google Suite, etc.  Request tech help.
We have an exciting reading service available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks . What better way to engage your student’s mind than through reading? Get access to Sora's online books !
The storms of life are inevitable. How we navigate them determines how we live and lead through the crashing waves. COVID-19 is creating a life storm on a scale like nothing we’ve experienced, both personally and professionally.

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 PM led by Kim Lisiak ‘09 with the Lippert Academy of Leadership as she shares tips on how to navigate the storms of life, including:
  • Attentional control
  • The power of the positive mind
  • The change cycle
  • Ways to manage change/crisis fatigue, etc.

Wellness Resources, May 2020

We have added the following resources to support the health and wellbeing of our community as we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 together. 

The Wellness Counselors are available throughout the school day to support students and families through phone or Zoom meetings. Please don’t hesitate to reach out by email if you have any questions, concerns, need referral information, or would like to schedule a meeting. 

Stacie Besagno, x158,
Sarah Alpert, x156,

Christy Tadros '09, Founder, WestCoast Therapy and Wellness

Helping Teens Cope with ​Grief & Loss During COVID-19, ​April 28

Comprehensive Guide from National Alliance on Mental Illness
Lisa Damour, NY Times
Tara Parker-Pope & Lisa Damour (pre-recorded audio call), NY Times

Jill Suttie, Greater Good Science Center

Christine Carter, Greater Good Science Center
Camp Carondelet & Sports Clinics Update

At this time, we are still planning to run all four sessions of Camp Carondelet throughout the months of June and July and are still accepting registrations. Our no-risk policy also guarantees families a full refund if a camp session is canceled for any reason. We look forward to seeing your family this summer! 
Camp Carondelet
Registration Still 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 Still Open
Middle school girls (including incoming freshman) 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
Athlete Profile: Lexi Zandanella '20
Lexi Zandanella will keep the ball rolling while play soccer at Sonoma State after graduating. Congrats, Lexi!
School Store - Deliver Directly to Your Home
Shop for home delivery for your student or yourself at the Carondelet online school store. Lots of new spirit wear and accessories available for your family!

Additional Alumnae Category Items
Additional Cougar Cubs Items
Additional Sweatshirts on Clearance
Tech items 

Special April Online Learning bundle sale extended thru May!
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