Feb. 9, 2020
RISE Week Ahead...
Sun. Feb. 9
RISE/Respect Week begins
Parenting Our Girls in a #MeToo World I 5-6 PM l Webinar Registration

Mon. Feb. 10
0-7  I  8:05 AM start
RISE Break the Chain Dance and Zumba l Lunchtime l Amp
Scholarship and Tuition Assistance applications due (you must reapply each year)
Spring sports tryouts begin
Tue. Feb. 11
0-7 I 8:05 AM start
Grandparents luncheon and meeting l 10:30 AM-12 PM l Fontbonne
DVC Enrollment Workshop l 1:15-3 PM l DLS Library
Soccer @San Ramon Valley l JV@4 PM l V@6 PM
Basketball @Dougherty Valley I F@4 PM I JV@5:30 PM I V@7 PM
Wed. Feb. 12
X/1/3/5/7  I  8:50 AM start
PAB Meeting l 6:00 PM l Faculty Lounge
Soccer @San Ramon Valley I F@6 PM
Thu. Feb. 13
6/A/2/4/X I 8:05 AM start l Dress Uniform Day
Student RISE Assembly w/Katie Koestner l 8:10-9:30 AM l Garaventa
Soccer vs. California @Carondelet I JV@4 PM I V@6 PM
Basketball vs. California @ Carondelet I F@4 PM l JV@5:30 PM l V@7 PM

Fri. Feb. 14
No Classes!
Faculty/Staff PD Day
Soccer @ California l F@6 PM

Sat. Feb. 15
Last day to get 20% off merchandise at the new online School Store
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Parenting Our Girls in a #MeToo World
Webinar with Katie Koestner 
Katie Koestner
Before she speaks with students at Thursday's assembly, parents are invited to hear from Katie Koestner in a webinar tonight.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 5 PM

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,  one of the nation's most sought-after experts on student safety and healthy relationships , is the first woman in the US to speak out nationally and publicly as the victim of campus "date" rape at age 18. She 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.
Deadline Tomorrow:  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.
DATE Update - DVC Enrollment Workshop

Seniors who are considering enrolling at DVC in the fall should attend this helpful workshop led by DVC admission officers.

Tuesday, February 11
1:15 - 3:00 PM
DLS Library

Get 20% off at Carondelet's New Online Store!
Carondelet Sweatpants
The new School Store launched last 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.
Hackathon: Teen Stress

On Friday, we hosted a Hackaton where students had a chance to not just learn about being an entrepreneur, but actually BE an entrepreneur.   Students tackled a topic that they know well, teen stress, and went through a design think process to create a new product or service and pitched it to a panel judges.   These 25 students volunteered, taking a risk on a new event, and walked away with an amazing experience in design thinking, entrepreneurship, presentations, and collaboration.  
Mock Trial team makes it to the Quarter Finals!
Exciting news! Carondelet's Mock Trial team has qualified for the quarter finals! Their prosecution team will be facing Miramonte's defense team on Tuesday, February 11.

Purchase Your Crab Feed Tickets Today!

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 Carondelet 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 Committee 

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 mdjosu@gmail.com.
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!
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
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.

Parent Education Night I The Dangers of Vaping
According to the CDC, more than one in four high school students vape. Save the date for this important Parent Education Night.

Wednesday, March 11 at 7 PM
Garaventa Center

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

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.
Athletics Updates

Soccer Highlights:
Soccer had a tremendous week! The Freshmen Team kicked it off with a win on Friday January 31 at home vs Amador Valley. After a weekend of rest all three teams came out with a vengeance sweeping Dougherty Valley HS (F: 2-0, JV: 3-1, and V: 6-1). Thursday was soccer's SOS (Support Our Sisters) Game vs Monte Vista! The JV game was a defensive battle ending in a 0-0 tie. The Varsity team came out of the gates on fire scoring two goals to put them up 2-0 at half! The Mustangs were not about to back down and scored two quick goals at the start of the 2nd half to tie it up 2-2. The Cougars answered the call with a 3-2 go lead shortly after.  Then the Mustangs answered back  tying  the score to 3-3.  With under a minute to go the Cougars were awarded a free kick, which led to the winning goal 4-3. Go Cougars!
Carondelet Win over Monte Vista l Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group Coverage
Photo Highlights in the East Bay Times

Upcoming events for Soccer:
February 7 I vs Dougherty Valley I 6 PM (F) I @ the CAC
February 11 I @ San Ramon Valley I 4 PM (JV) and 6 PM (V)
February 12 I vs San Ramon Valley I 6PM (F)
February 13 I vs Cal High School I 4PM (JV) and 6 PM (V) @ the CAC
February 14 I @ Cal High School I 6PM (F) 

Basketball Highlights:
All three basketball teams had a phenomenal week. JV and Varsity closed out January with a set of wins over Livermore. February 4 was the SOS event for Basketball vs. San Ramon Valley HS. To kick it off the students had a chance to get some tacos, listen to some music from Wild 94.9, make some spirit posters, and fire up with some face paint before heading to the gym to cheer on their Cougar sisters. The Freshmen team started the night off with a W playing terrific team defense. JV followed with another great game beating the Wolves 65-55. The final matchup of the night had the number 1 and 2 teams in the league playing one another. The Wolves came out hard and at one point were up on the Cougars by 19. In typical Cougar fashion the team buckled down and came back within three. The Cougars did not come out with the win on the scoreboard, but they truly showed they are a talented group of young women who are going to fight till the bitter end. To round out the week the JV team continued their winning streak beating St. Joseph's 43-29!

Upcoming events for Basketball:
February 7 I @ Monte Vista  I 5:30 PM (JV) and 7 PM (V)
February 8 I vs. Dublin I 10 AM (F)
February 11 I @ Dougherty Valley I 4 PM (F),  5:30 PM (JV), and 7 PM (V)
February 13 I vs. Cal High I 4 PM (F),  5:30 PM (JV), and 7 PM (V) SENIOR NIGHT

Upcoming events for Rugby:
February 8 I Preseason Scrimmage vs. Bishop O'Dowd I 1-3 PM @ the CAC

* Updated Rugby Tryout Times
Monday, Feb 10 l 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 12 l 3:30 - 5:00 PM

*Updated Lacrosse Tryout Times*
Monday, Feb 10 l 6:30-8:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb 11 l 6:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday, Feb 12 l 6:30-8:30 PM
Friday, Feb 14 l 3:30-5:30 PM
Saturday, Feb 15 l 10-12 AM

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
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 !
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