Jan. 26, 2020
Last Chance to Secure Your Tickets to Esther Wojcicki
We are almost sold out 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.
This Thursday, January 30,  7:00 - 8:30 PM
Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation

RSVP required Free admission. Limited seating.
When you register, you can also pre-pay for Esther's book!

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
Wojcicki's methods are the opposite of helicopter parenting. As we face an epidemic of parental anxiety, Wojcicki is here to say: relax. Allow teenagers to pick projects that relate to the real world and their own passions, and let them figure out how to complete them. Above all, let your child lead.

Spread the word to others in our community!
The Week Ahead...
Mon. Jan. 27
0-7  I  8:05 AM start
Alumnae Board Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM  I  Convent - Community Room
Tue. Jan. 28
0-7 I 8:05 AM start
Wed. Jan. 29
0-7  I  8:05 AM start
Thu. Jan. 30
Pancake Breakfast I 7:45-8:45 AM I Garaventa
X/1/3/5/7  I  8:50 AM start
Service Fair 11 : 50 AM-
Esther Wojcicki: How to Raise Successful People I 7:00-8:30 PM I Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation I Free but Must Register to Attend

Fri. Jan. 31
2/4/6/R  I  8:05 AM start
Catholic Schools Week (#CSW20) Rally I -

Sat. Feb. 1
Admissions Interviews  I  -
If you haven't yet, bookmark these pages:
2020-21 Academic Year Calendar
For your planning purposes, here is the 2020-21 Academic Year Calendar.
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!
Carondelet's New Online Store!
The new School Store is launching later this week, and it is entirely online! We now have a wider selection of options selected by our students.

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

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

The Carondelet School Store is proudly brought to you by Proforma.
Please email Angie Hatfield at angie.hatfield@proforma.com with any questions.
Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 26-Feb. 1) Activities

Since its founding in 1965 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, our school has carried on a proud tradition of values-based, young women-centered education, and academic excellence, preparing students for leadership and service in our local and global community.

During Catholic Schools Week : Heart, Faith, Courage Awards from Spiritual Life Council

Battle for the CHS/DLS Winton Cup activities:
  • 1/27 : Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • 1/28 : Basketball Skills Challenge
  • 1/29 : Just Dance Competition
  • 1/30 : Pancake Breakfast (sponsored by Spiritual Life Council) and Community Service Fair
  • 1/30 : Mario Kart Competition
  • 1/31 : Spirit Booths and Catholic Schools Week Rally
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.
Tell us what you think!
Five minute Road to College Night Survey
Last week, the College Counseling team hosted Road to College Night for sophomores and juniors. We would love your feedback. Please take a moment to fill out our  survey  designed for both attendees and non-attendees.  Your input will help us improve our programming moving forward.
Over 90+ million people will be watching Super Bowl 54... Where will you be?
Join us to watch the game on
Carondelet's new 28 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

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.
Carondelet Ventures Hackathon
Friday, February 7 I 8 AM-5 PM I Sign-up Today
On February 7, Carondelet Ventures will host a hackathon in partnership with WIT (Whatever It Takes ). This event will take place at the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation, and it's an opportunity for Carondelet students to come up with solutions (aka "hacks") to problems connected to Teen Stress.

No experience necessary... Teams will form at the event and work together to solve challenges faced by teens: lack of sleep, college pressure, and parent/teen communication. Through a design thinking process, each team will understand the problem, create an original product or service to solve the problem, prototype and test their solution, and pitch it to a panel of real-world experts interested in funding projects.

A few important details:
- The event is open to all Carondelet students, and there is no cost to participate.
- We will accept up to 50 students based on the thoughtfulness of their responses to the questions submitted via the form.
- Every participant will earn a WIT Design Thinking Badge and a certificate of recognition, and t he team with the best pitch will earn $150 and support to launch their product or service!

This is a great experience for students to leverage for their future.
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.
Athletics Updates & Rocco's Fundraiser

Soccer Highlights:
Since our last update the soccer program has been busy. The Freshmen team played three games over the holiday weekend, with a win over Dublin, a tie with Monte Vista and a close loss to Cal High. The JV and Varsity teams had the weekend without games, but were gearing up for their week ahead. On Tuesday, the JV team had a solid victory over Foothill (6-0) and another one on Thursday vs. Livermore (4-0). The Varsity team went 2 and 0 on the week taking down Foothill in a close game (1-0) and Livermore (3-1). The Freshmen team matched up with Foothill on Wednesday winning (1-0). All in all a great week of Cougar Soccer!

Upcoming events for Soccer:
January 24 I Freshmen vs. Livermore 6 PM I @ the CAC
January 28 I Senior Night vs. Granada 6 PM I @ the CAC
January 30 I @ Amador Valley I 4 PM (JV) and 6 PM (V)
January 31I Freshman vs. Amador Valley 6 PM I @ the CAC
February 6I  SOS Game vs. Monte Vista @ Monte Vista HS 4 PM (JV) and 6 PM (V)

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

Basketball Highlights:
Over the holiday weekend the basketball team was busy at work.  On Friday the 17th they played Dublin High School at home.  The Freshman team played tough but came up short at the end of the game.  The JV and Varsity teams both had decisive wins to kick off their long weekend of play.  Saturday the Varsity Team went over to Bishop O'Dowd to play Mark Keppel High who came up from Southern California.  It was a close game from the start and the girls played awesome bringing home the win 44-42!  Monday saw the teams heading down to San Jose to take on powerhouse program Archbishop Middy.  All three teams suffered tough losses, but the girls' played like Cougars with heart and courage!

Upcoming events for Basketball:
January 28 I vs. Granada I 4 PM (Fr), 5:30 PM (JV) and 7 PM (V)
January 31 I @ 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 4:00-7:00PM there will be a radio station, face painting, poster contests, and a food truck for fans!

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 13th Senior Night @ Carondelet 7 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 7PM I Gym
Tryouts the week of February 10. Check the website next week for the tryout schedule!

Follow Carondelet Athletics on social media for updates: Instagram  @carondeletcougars  and Twitter  @Go_Carondelet !
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.

Sports Clinics

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