Jan. 20, 2020

Last week's MLK Prayer Service focused on the six principles of non-violence that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached.  We can rise to the occasion as Dr. King did, and be people of non-violence.

The prayer service was designed by the Black Student Union and the Social Justice Club.
The Week Ahead...
Mon. Jan. 20
No School I Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day
Tue. Jan. 21
0-7 I 8:05 AM start
Wed. Jan. 22
Department Meetings I 8:00 AM
X/1/3/5/7  I 8:50 AM start
Road to College Night (Soph & Jr)  I 6:30 PM  I Garaventa
Thu. Jan. 23
X/6/2/4/X I 8:50 AM start
Community (Frosh & Soph.) I 2:30-3:00 PM
Fathers Club Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM  I Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation
Shalom Retreat I All Day
Fri. Jan. 24
0-7 I 8:05 AM start
Shalom Retreat I All Day
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Road to College Night

Wed., Jan. 22 I 6:30 PM I Garaventa
Sophomore and Junior parents and students Road to College Night consists of a variety of workshops led by our team and admissions officers from UC Berkeley, Santa Clara, Sonoma State, Seton Hall, and Diablo Valley College. There will also be an extended session about the SAT and ACT led by a testing expert from renowned Compass Education Group. Workshops will cover topics like how to build a college list, the basics of applying to college, resources for first generation college students, selective college admissions, and more. We will also be handing out students' detailed printed PSAT score reports.
January Frosh & Soph Community
Thursday, January 23 I 1:55-2:25 PM
Happy new year and welcome back! Our Freshwomen and Sophomores will be using this time to discuss and give feedback on aspects of student life.  

Mrs. Besagno, Ms. Alpert, Mrs. Reinwald, the mentors, and peer counselors are looking forward to spending time with our students!
Important Reminder - 2020-21 Tuition Assistance
Applications are now open for families requesting tuition assistance at Carondelet for the 2020-21 school year. 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.

Deadline for applications is Monday, February 10. Please contact Terri Meehan at tmeehan@carondeleths.org with any questions.
Secure Your Tickets to Esther Wojcicki
Tickets are going fast for this FREE event!

Join us for an engaging presentation and conversation with  Esther Wojcicki, best-selling author of How to Raise Successful People. Her 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

RSVP required Free admission. Limited seating.

Esther Wojcicki is an award-winning educator, journalist, non-profit leader, and best-selling author. Esther will share her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using  Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness  (TRICK), based on her experience as a legendary teacher and mother of three successful daughters:
  • Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe Co-founder & CEO
  • Janet Wojcicki, Fulbright-winning Anthropologist & Pediatrician
  • Susan Wojcicki, YouTube's CEO
Spread the word to others in our community!
California Scholarship Federation
Spring Membership Drive I Applications due Jan. 31
Don't miss this opportunity! Application for California Scholarship Federation, spring semester, will be open from January 20 through January 31. Using fall semester grades, students should use the criteria to fill out their application. Membership is open to Frosh - Senior students who have qualifying grades. Remember that the deadline for application is 3:00 PM on Friday, January 31!
Laps for Life I Saturday, February 1

Come out and support the Foundation for Suicide Prevention at this year's DLS/CHS Laps For Life event. Over the years this event has been able to donate more than $10,000 to the Foundation. More importantly, they have been able to educate the community on mental health issues. This year Ms. Jayne Appel-Marinelli '06 will be the keynote speaker. If you are interested in supporting this amazing event and cause, please check out more information or reach out to  JT Baird , this year's event chair.
Summer Enrichment Opportunities
College & Careers recently learned about Cinch , an excellent new website that allows students to quickly and efficiently search for summer programs by cost, location, interest, and selectivity.

Students may sign up for free until the end of this month. We encourage you to take advantage!

We also have a curated list of summer opportunities on Schoology. Click on the group "Carondelet Announcements" and then click on "Resources." Now is the time to explore these options and apply.
Over 90+ million people will be watching Super Bowl 54... Where will you be?
Join us to watch the game on
Carondelet's new 30 foot media wall

Sunday, February 2
Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation
2:00 - 7:00 PM

Free admission. This event is sponsored by the Carondelet Fathers Club
Food and Beverages available for purchase
21+ Adults Only

Frosh/Soph Dance tickets
Introducing the Frosh/Soph dance, "Here We Glow Again!" This glow-in-the-dark dance will be on Saturday, February 8 from 7-10 PM at Carondelet. Open to Carondelet and DLS frosh and sophomores.

Ticket sales close on January 27 .
$8 online,  $10 in-person.
Parenting Our Girls in a #MeToo World
A 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.
Heart to Heart Retreat I Sunday, Feb. 23
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."

Includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a special handmade gift for the CSJ Sisters.
Mass to immediately follow the retreat. All are welcome!

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).
Registration cost includes retreat program, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Crab Feed I Saturday, February 29

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

Tickets are on sale now! Get yours today before the event is sold out!

Fulfill your PIP hour requirements by donating to or volunteering for the Crab Feed.

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.
"Assassin" game warning
Each spring, many high school seniors from around the Bay Area participate in a highly involved tag game called "Assassin." In past years, this game has been played by seniors at Carondelet and De La Salle although it is not sanctioned, supported, or approved by either school.
The game involves teams of seniors who are assigned "targets" whom they have to "assassinate" using toy Nerf-type guns that fire foam darts. After several rounds, often taking weeks, the winner is the last person or team standing. According to past rules that we are familiar with, the game cannot be played on either campus or during school hours. There are other rules regarding times and locations subjects may be fired at, as well as rules concerning the type of toy weapon used. Each year the details of the game can vary, but the intent remains the same.

We urge our students to consider how their actions and behavior, related to this game, can be interpreted by community members who see students with potentially dangerous weapons, often chasing each other, and surprising their "targets" in public or in their neighborhoods. 

Non-participants can feel frightened or threatened as only participants are aware that the behavior is part of a game. We do not want the safety of our students, or the safety of those in the greater community, to be compromised during this annual tradition.

We encourage parents to speak with their daughter(s) to ensure that they are not compromising common sense and care for the thrill of the game.
Advent Project Thank You!
The Campus Ministry team would like to share a note of thanks for your generosity in contributing to Carondelet's annual Advent Project. We delivered all of the items we collected to A Friendly Manor in Oakland last week.  Everything will be used to support the women who visit their drop-in shelter.
We also collected $1,800 during our Flannels for Finals fundraiser for the Catholic Charities East Bay Adopt-a-Family program, which met an urgent need they had this year to support local families.

All of this is yet another beautiful example of how meaningful and powerful our work can be when we come together as a community and, in the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph, move always towards a profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. Blessings in this new year!
Camp Carondelet
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 in February.
Morning shuttle registration 
Registration for morning rides on the Carondelet Shuttle is still open. Carondelet students and DLS siblings can register for morning transportation. Morning pickups available in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Danville. Registration is $500/semester.

Students must be registered before they can board and ride in the morning.
Athletics Updates & Fundraiser

This week Carondelet Athletics had some down time to focus on practice and gearing up for the last push of the regular season.

All three Soccer teams played Cal High at their field down in San Ramon with all three teams bringing home wins! On Thursday, JV and Varsity played Dublin HS. Both teams played exceptional with decisive wins. The Freshmen team took on Dublin this past Friday. Look for that result in next week's update!

Upcoming Soccer events:
January 28 I Senior Night @CAC vs. Granada I 6PM
February 6 I  SOS Game vs Monte Vista @Monte Vista HS I 4PM (JV) and 6PM (V)

There will be a Fan Bus for students departing Carondelet at 4PM!

Basketball had a quiet week without games, but were focused on their big weekend.

All three teams played on Friday night, and will play on Monday. Saturday Varsity vs.
Bishop O'Dowd at their campus. Check Instagram and Twitter for game updates!

Upcoming Basketball events:
January 20 @ Mitty 12PM (F), 1:30PM (JV), and 3PM (V)
February 4 SOS Game vs. San Ramon Valley  I 4PM (F), 5:30PM (JV), and  7PM (V)
From 4:00-7:00PM there will be a radio station, face painting, poster contests, and a food truck for fans!

February 6 CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN FUNDRAISER dine in or take out at the Walnut Creek Location ( 1325 S. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596)

February 13 Senior Night @ Carondelet I 7PM

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 7PM 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 !
Carondelet Athletes and Teams in the 2010-2019
Decade of Achievements Highlights I  The Pioneer
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