Dec. 15, 2019

It was a pleasure to spend this 30th anniversary of Visions of Christmas with all our guests. Thank you to all for your generosity, spirit, and good cheer.  Photo galleries coming to social media this week.
The Week Ahead...
Mon. Dec. 16
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Alumnae Board Meeting 6:00-7:30 pm I Convent Community Room
Tue. Dec. 17
1/3/7 Finals  |  8:05 am start  I Special Schedule
Grandparents Holiday Luncheon & Meeting  I 10    I Convent Fontbonne Room
Wed. Dec. 18
2/6/0 Finals I 8:05 am start I Special Schedule
Thu. Dec. 19
4/5 Finals I 8:05 am start I Special Schedule
MAP Exam extended time - Frosh & Soph  I -
Fri. Dec. 20
7 Finals (optional)  I  Special Schedule
Sat. Dec. 21
Alumnae Tennis Reunion - CHS & DLS     I  Carondelet Athletic Complex
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Who is This Child / What Child is This?

Ease into the holiday spirit with this seasonal performance by the Carondelet and De La Salle Choir.  "Who is This Child / What Child is This?" performed at the Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. 
PowerSchool Closes on December 17

Access to PowerSchool will be closed starting Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM. Student grades and records will not be available for viewing until the portal open agains on Tuesday, January 7, 2019 at approximately 10:00 am. Having a closed PowerSchool allows for students to concentrate on Finals and have a more relaxing break. 

Please make sure to check PowerSchool to see if there are any outstanding assignments that need to be completed before the end of the semester. Please email  with any questions or concerns about your PowerSchool account.
PIP opportunities 2019/2020

PIP hours are now open for Final Snacks  on Dec. 17, 18, and 19.

Please log on to  CERVIS   to register!
Annual Advent Project - collecting through Tuesday

Our annual Advent Project has begun. Each year we choose local organizations to support during the season of Advent by collecting items they need. This is part of our on-going mission to help the dear neighborhood by assessing and responding to the needs of our community.

This year we are supporting Friendly Manor in Oakland. This drop-in center for homeless women was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph and offers a safe and supportive environment where women experiencing homelessness can eat, do laundry, and shower. 

Each class will be collecting different items for Friendly Manor:

Freshmen - Sports bras and deodorant
Sophomores - socks and twin bed sheets
Juniors - pillowcases and pillows
Seniors - washcloths or hand towels and pads and tampons

All items can be delivered in the Inner Court by Tuesday, December 17. Thanks for your support of the Advent Project and contact  Natalie Terry  if you have any questions. 
Spring Sport Registrations
If you have not already done so, please visit and register your daughter for spring sports. Each student wanting to try out for a spring sport must complete registration as soon as possible. Keep in mind you will need to upload a copy of a current physical during the registration process. Sports physicals are valid for one calendar year. Please verify the date to make sure your daughter's physical complies.  
If you think you have already registered, please log on to to confirm and make sure everything is completed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the athletic trainers, Emily and Jessica.  
Spring sports eligible for try-outs: Softball, Lacrosse, Swimming, Diving, Competitive Sport Cheer, Rugby, and Sand Volleyball.
Athletics Update
Basketball -  After their three wins on Monday, the Cougars were back at it on Thursday (12/5). The Freshmen team kicked it off with a win over Dougherty Valley, 41-21. Followed by JV with a win over St. Mary's, 49-44. The games continued into the weekend with the Freshman team falling to Cal High and the JV team losing a close one to Bishop-O'Dowd on Friday (12/6). Saturday proved to be a great day for the JV team with a tremendous win over powerhouse program Miramonte. The Frosh team played a tough game against a strong James Logan team, but came up just short. While the JV and Frosh teams were crushing it on the courts the Varsity girls were training hard getting ready to play in the Miramonte Classic this weekend. The tournament started with a nail bitter against St. Vincents. Although they came out with a loss, the girls fought with heart and courage throughout the game.

Soccer -  Freshmen and JV Soccer were in full swing this week with Freshmen kicking it off with a tie (1-1) against Cal High on Thursday (12/5). JV brought home a 2-0 win against Castro Valley HS. Friday (12/6) was a terrific day for Cougar Soccer with both the Freshmen and JV teams beating Heritage HS. Saturday proved to be a tough day for both teams with the Freshmen and JV teams suffering their first losses of the season to Monte Vista HS.
Speaker Series: Esther Wojcicki
Join us for an engaging presentation and conversation with Esther Wojcicki, best-selling author of How to Raise Successful PeopleHer presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A and a book signing, with books available to purchase.

Thursday, January 30  *   7:00 - 8:30 PM
Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation
Free admission, limited seating

Carondelet families, students, and faculty/staff get the first opportunity to register for the free event. RSVP here

Esther Wojcicki is an award-winning educator, journalist, non-profit leader, and best-selling author. Based on her experience as a legendary teacher and mother of three very successfully daughters, Esther will share her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness.

The season of Advent is the season of waiting. During Advent, we notice that each day is growing shorter as we approach the winter solstice. We are experiencing the darkest days of the year.

Once the solstice occurs, Earth begins its journey back toward the sun. Even as we face the barren, cold days of winter, little by little, the days become longer.

Advent calls us to be patient in the darkness. Until light returns.

-from this week's Advent / Our Lady of Guadalupe liturgy

Schedule change fees
Schedule change fees from 1st semester will be added to your Smart Tuition accounts in January.

2nd semester schedule change fees will be added to your Smart Tuition accounts in February.

Survey says... this was a blast! 
Teachers/staff vs Students for the first Family Feud matchup with the media wall in the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation!
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