Feb. 2, 2020
Get 20% off at Carondelet's New Online Store!
The new School Store launched this week, and it is entirely online! We now have a wider selection of true to size options selected by our students.

Save 20% during our launch sale through Saturday, February 15!

S tudents, families, alumnae, faculty and staff, and friends can buy Carondelet branded spirit wear, bags, drinkware, accessories,  EcoSmart, and clearance items.

First faster service, create your own Carondelet Store LOGIN.

If picking up at Carondelet, the pick up location is in the Convent building. There is a basket next to the sign-in table. The bag will be marked with the order name.

Please email Angie Hatfield at angie.hatfield@proforma.com with any questions.
The Week Ahead...
Mon. Feb. 3
0-7  I  8:05 AM start
Spring Sports  registration due!
Tue. Feb. 4
0-7 I 8:05 AM start
Basketball vs. San Ramon Valley @Carondelet I F@4 PM I JV@5:30 PM I V@7 PM
Soccer vs. Dougherty Valley@Carondelet I JV@4 PM I V@6 PM
Wed. Feb. 5
X/1/3/5/7  I  8:50 AM start
Soccer @Dougherty Valley I F@6 PM
Kairos I all day
Thu. Feb. 6
X/6/2/4/X I 8:50 AM start
Soccer @Monte Vista I JV@4 PM I V@6 PM
Basketball @St.Josephs I JV@6 PM
Kairos I all day

Fri. Feb. 7
0-7  I  8:05 AM start
Hackathon Launch Academy I all day I Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation

Sat. Feb. 8
Frosh/Soph Here We Glow Again Dance I 7-10 PM
If you haven't yet, bookmark these pages:
Deadline fast approaching - 2020-21 Tuition Assistance
Applications are now open for families requesting tuition assistance at Carondelet for the 2020-21 school year. Deadline for applications is Monday, February 10. 

All families must apply each year aid is requested. View  details  on the process. The link to the online FACTS application can be found under Important Information #1.

Please contact Terri Meehan at tmeehan@carondeleths.org with any questions.
Camp Carondelet
Registration Open
This summer there are new camp opportunities for younger siblings, family members, and friends of Carondelet!

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

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

Sports Clinics
Registration Open

This summer Carondelet has new sports clinics for incoming girls 6th-9th grade (and strength and conditioning cub camps for incoming girls in 2nd-5th grade).
            • Basketball
            • Lacrosse
            • Rugby
            • Soccer
            • Softball
            • Volleyball
            • Strength & Conditioning
Registration opens this week!

Parenting Our Girls in a #MeToo World
Webinar with Katie Koestner I 
Feb 9 at 5:00 PM
Katie Koestner
Learn about sexual misconduct and fostering healthy relationships for today's girls in a "hook-up" culture. Understand the current climate around sexual misconduct and sexual assault in high schools and colleges. Katie Koestner is a national expert, author, and activist. She has appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine, is the subject of an HBO Movie and has lectured at over 5,000 educational institutions, military bases, and corporations around the world.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Register for this mother-daughter bonding experience!
During the month of love, honor your heart by attending a joyful, prayerful retreat. Through dynamic community-building and activities that engage the mind, body, and spirit, this sacred event will feed your soul and create lifetime memories.

Students, mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, grandmothers, and any other female Carondelet friends or family members (8th grade and above) are invited to celebrate a day dedicated to "Women of Heart."

Heart to Heart Retreat Sunday, February 23 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation
Purchase your tickets online.
 guests ($60), three  guests ($85), four guests ($110).
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a special handmade gift for the CSJ Sisters. Mass to immediately follow the retreat. All are welcome!
Crab Feed I Saturday, February 29

Enjoy an evening of food, live music, and fun supporting the programming and scholarships of the Parent Association.

Tickets on sale now! Get yours today before the event sells out!

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 is also looking for experiences for the live auction. If you have connections for getaways, sporting events, or any other fun activities, please contact Melissa Jose at mdjosu@gmail.com.
Diablo Valley College Enrollment Workshop
Wednesday, March 11 I 1:15 - 3 PM I DLS Library
Seniors who are considering enrolling at DVC in the fall should attend this helpful workshop led by DVC admission officers.

Parent Education Night I The Dangers of Vaping
Wednesday, March 11 I 7:00 PM I Garaventa
According to the CDC, more than one in four high school students vape. Save the date for this important Parent Education Night:

Hear from a Contra Costa County Office of Education Youth Development Specialist on Tobacco Use Education and Prevention.

Athletics Updates & Rocco's Fundraiser

Soccer Highlights:
Cougar Soccer Seniors
Soccer had a terrific week of games and celebrations. On Friday 1/24 the Freshman had a flawless win over Livermore at the CAC. With the weekend off the teams were able to get some much needed rest! On Tuesday 1/28 the JV team had a tight battle with Granada ending in a 1-1 tie. Following the JV game we celebrated a truly amazing group of Seniors before the Varsity team played Granada. The following seniors have given so much to Cougar Soccer and the impact they have had will be felt in many years to come:  Carissa Capinpin, Julia Freeman, Liana Huerta, Ellie Ospeck, Grace Watson, Maddie Winter, and  Lexi Zandonella Following the Senior Night festivities the Cougars took the field and put together a solid game winning 2-0!  On Wednesday 1/29 the Freshmen team traveled down to Livermore to take on Granada and continued to play to their potential winning  2-0!

Upcoming events for Soccer:
January 30 I @ Amador Valley I 4 PM (JV) and 6 PM (V)
January 31 I vs. Amador Valley 6 PM I @ the CAC
February 4 I vs Dougherty Valley I 4 PM (JV) and 6 PM (V) I @ the CAC
February 5 I vs Dougherty Valley I 6 PM (Fr) I @ the CAC
February 6 I SOS Game vs. Monte Vista @ Monte Vista HS 4 PM (JV) and 6 PM (V)
February 7 Ivs Dougherty Valley I 6 PM (Fr) I @ the CAC

There will be a Fan Bus for Students departing Carondelet Campus at 4 PM! Prior to the bus departing there will be a pregame event with pizza, face painting, poster making contests, and music from 3:15-4 PM!

Visit w/Carondelet Hall of Famer Marinelli
Basketball Highlights:
January 22 we had a visit from Carondelet Hall of Famer Jayne Appel Marinelli! She gave the girls some great words of wisdom on the mental side of the game, playing for the girls around you, pregame rituals, and how hard work pays off.  The basketball teams had a busy Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the basketball program headed down the 680 for their match up with Amador Valley. The Freshmen team set the tone with a strong win backed by solid defense. The JV team won their game in typical grind it out style. While the Varsity had an exciting game winning by 1! Saturday saw the Varsity team heading over to Heritage HS to play against St. Mary's of Stockton. They played tough all four quarters but just couldn't finish with a win. On Tuesday, the Freshmen had a break, and the JV and Varsity played excellent games vs. Amador Valley at home solidifying two wins at home!

Upcoming events for Basketball:
January 31 l vs. Livermore I 5:30 PM (JV) and 7 PM (V)
February 4 I SOS Game vs. San Ramon Valley I 4 PM (Fr), 5:30 PM (JV) and 7 PM (V)
From 4:00-5:30 PM there will be a radio station, face painting, poster contests, and a food truck for students!
From 5:30-7 PM there will be a Food Truck (food tickets can be purchased at the ticket table in the gym).
February 6 I @ St. Josephs I 5:30 PM (JV) and 7 PM (V)
February 6 I Rocco's dine in or take out (2909 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598) I 20% goes back to the Basketball program!
February 7 I @ Monte Vista I 6 PM (JV) 
February 13th l Senior Night @ Carondelet l 7 PM

Upcoming events for Rugby:
February 1 I Preseason Scrimmage vs. Bishop O'Dowd I 1-3 PM l @ the CAC
Monday Feb 10 (3:30 - 5:00 PM)
Wednesday Feb 12 (3:30 - 5:00 PM)

Spring Sport reminders:
Register  to ensure your daughter is cleared to participate in spring sports by the deadline on Monday, February 3!
Spring Sport Parent Meeting I  Tuesday, February 18 at 7 PM I Gym
Tryouts the week of February 10. Check the  website for the tryout schedule!

Follow Carondelet Athletics on social media for updates: Instagram  @carondeletcougars  and Twitter  @Go_Carondelet !
Class of 2021 save the date: College Kickstart
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.
Students from the Human Life Club attended the 16th annual Walk for Life in San Francisco on Saturday, January 25.
Catholic Schools Week Community Service Fair

A big thanks to all the organizations that came to our Community Service Fair: Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, the Gardens at Heather Farm, Mindful Littles, Wellspring Education, Aegis Senior Living, La Morita Mexico Youth Mission, Bus Stop After School Program, White Pony Express, local libraries, Sunrise Assisted Living, Camp Okizu, John Muir Mountain Day Camp, Monument Crisis Center, Carlton Senior Living, Shelter Inc., Uplift Family Services, and a special thank you to all the students that signed up to volunteer for these worthwhile organizations!
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