Community e-News l 5.17.20
"Homeward Bound" performed by the Carondelet and De La Salle High School Choir

While we cannot be together, we can still perform together;
and, hopefully, bring you a bit of joy wherever you may be.
The Virtual Week ahead...

Sun. May 17
Cheer tryout interest form due

Mon. May 18
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 1/3/5/7
Office Hours and Check-ins | 3:00-3:30 PM
AP Exam: Biology l 11:00 AM
AP Exam: Environmental Science l 1:00 PM
Tue. May 19
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 2/4/6/0
Clubs, Activities, and Community Group meetings l 1:30-3:30 PM
AP Exam: Psychology l 11:00 AM
AP Exam: Italian Language and Culture l 1:00 PM
Wed. May 20
Flex/Connection Day
AP Exam: English Language and Composition l 11:00 AM
Student Media Showcase Award Show l 12:00-12:30 PM l Livestream via Zoom
Thu. May 21
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 1/3/5/7
Office Hours and Check-ins l 3:00-3:30 PM
AP Exam: French Language and Culture l 9:00 AM
AP Exam: Macroeconomics l 1:00 PM

Fri. May 22
Online Learning I 8:30 AM start l 2/4/6/0
Clubs, Activities, and Community Group meetings l 1:30-3:30 PM
AP Exam: Statistics l 11:00 AM
AP Exam: Spanish Language and Culture l 1:00 PM

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.
Senior Parade

Overwhelmed and joyful doesn't begin to describe it. We were thrilled to see seniors and their families return to campus for our Senior Parade yesterday. The smiles and tears on your faces said it all.

Saturday's drive-thru celebration parade circled the campus parking lot and every grad received a specially-decorated cookie and rose from the Parents Association. And were seniors were serenaded by a mix of songs you selected remixed with words of wisdom from teachers and staff.

Photos in the East Bay Times .
Full wrap-up coming later this week.
Student Media Showcase Awards

Students and families are invited to join a livestream broadcast of the 2020 Student Media Showcase Awards at noon this Wednesday, May 20.

The 30 minute event will celebrate Carondelet and De La Salle student media makers who created original dance videos, photography, and other video shorts. Awards will be presented to outstanding entries for each category, and winning students will give short speeches just like the Oscars.
Spring Sports Senior Slideshow

Carondelet Athletics presents a special tribute to the seniors competing in the spring season. In lieu of a traditional Senior Night celebrated with your family and team, we honor you with this slideshow!
Natalie Ionescu ~ 2020 Women of Will Honoree!

Under Armour and BSN SPORTS are honored to have partnered with Carondelet for their inaugural Women of Will program. Through this program, their goal is to empower female high school student-athletes across the country. As we near the end of the school year, they are pleased to announce Carondelet's 2020 Women of Will Graduation Award an award presented to an outstanding senior-class female who exemplifies what it truly means to be a student-athlete. We are proud to present the 2020 Women of Will award to Natalie Ionescu! She was chosen not only because of her athletic abilities, but also her commitment to sportsmanship, leadership, academic excellence, community service, and more. Thank you for your dedication to your team, coaches, and community.
Student Awards

Over the last two weeks, students were honored for their achievements in and out of the classroom by their teachers and staff. Congratulations to the more than 100 award recipients!
Senior Scholarship Recipients

The Parent Association would like to thank every senior who submitted an essay for the Senior Essay Scholarship. It was a pleasure to read all of the entries. We are so proud of all of you!

We are proud to announce the following five seniors who were each awarded a $1000 scholarship:

Francesca Arrigoni
Eva Eleftheriadis
Sophia Hermelin
Emma Rose Lowery
Caitlin Papalia

Congratulations class of 2020! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
Dear Seniors and Families,
Even though classes are over you will receive at least one more weekly enewsletter and later you will also receive important messages from the school, including about Graduation in August, from this account. Please do not unsubscribe . We ask you to stay subscribed so we can be in touch.
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 this 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.
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 .
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.  Families, students, alumnae, and friends are all welcome to offer their feedback!

Please take 1-2 minutes to fill out this  brief website survey !
Attention Spirit Leaders

Interested in trying out for the Carondelet JV or Varsity Sideline Cheer Team? Tryouts have been moved to video auditions this year! If you are interested in trying out, please submit  this form   before 11:59 PM tonight, May 17th .  Those who have completed the form will receive an email  on May 18  that will include d etailed information about the tryout process, all demo videos for the auditions and program requirements/costs. Video auditions will be due on Thursday, May 21st. We look forward to meeting you!
Follow  @carondeletcougars on Instagram to continue your journey of maintaining your healthy mind, body, and soul!
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 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 .
Staying Connected through Morning Prayers
Hey Carondelet! Friday was International Day of Families. May on this day and every day we appreciate our families and remember to value our loved ones. 

So we pray, 

Loving Creator,

Please shine your light upon my family. Give us the strength to overcome all of the difficulties that we are dealing with now and protect us against any and all problems we may encounter in the future. O Lord, please bring us together as we are meant to be. May the love that binds us only grow stronger as we fulfill the calling you have laid out for us. May we also forgive and love one another Lord, as it is sometimes difficult to do.

In your name, we pray, 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 !
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

Including three helpful webinars

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 July. (S trength and conditioning cub camps also available for incoming 2nd-5th grade girls .)

  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Strength & Conditioning
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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