Nov. 17, 2019

On Thursday, November 14, we officially opened the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation! When the ribbon was cut, students rushed in to explore their new home. Our community will discover, learn, and grow in these spaces for generations.  Watch Grand Opening Video

Save the Date for a Community Open House on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30-8:00 PM when families, along with alumnae and friends, can explore the new space firsthand.
The Week Ahead...

Sun. Nov. 17
Open House for Middle School Families I 1:00-3:00 pm I Starting in the Gym
Ven a Ver DC  I All Day

Mon. Nov. 18
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Ven a Ver DC I All Day
Alumnae Board Meeting I 6:00-7:30 pm  I   Convent Community Room
Tue. Nov. 19
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Corazon Retreat I All Day
Wed. Nov. 20
X/1/3/5/7  I  8:50 am start
HOWL (Here on Wednesdays Late) 2:00-5:00 pm  College and Career 
Thu. Nov. 21
6/P/2/4/X I 8:05 am start I  Special Schedule
Thanksgiving Prayer  9:25-10:45 am I  Garaventa
Community - Frosh & Soph I 2:30-3:00 pm
Fri. Nov. 22
0-7  |  8:05 am start

Mon. Nov. 24 - Fri. Nov. 29
No school - Thanksgiving Break
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10 student-athletes sign NLIs

Congratulations to each of these 10 student-athletes who join the hundreds before her to commit to playing sports at the collegiate level! 

Giovanna "Gigi" Baldacci; Boston College - Swimming
Carissa Capinpin; San Francisco State University - Soccer
Kelly Kern; Stanford University - Track & Field
Samantha "Kiki" Mein; University of Indiana - Water Polo
Elizabeth "Ellie" Ospeck; University of Notre Dame - Soccer
Helena Perez; Colorado State University - Volleyball
Isabella Rosa; Baylor University - Equestrian
Gabriella "Gabby" Williams; University of California, San Diego - Softball
Carissa Wu; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Golf
Alexus "Lexi" Zandonella; Sonoma State University - Soccer

Look for video interviews with each student-athlete later this month.
Athletics Updates 

After a win on Wednesday, Water Polo reached the NCS Finals. The Cougars faced Tamalpais for the Division 2 championship, battling into overtime, before falling 17-16. 

Volleyball l ost in a battle with Clovis North in the first round of NorCals in 5 sets.

Golf State Championships take place Tuesday November 19 at Poppy Hills in Pebble Beach. Madelyn Gamble & Maddie Wu will be our Cougars representing!
Frosh and Soph Community on Thursday 

This is a reminder that all freshmen and sophomores have Community this Thursday, Nov. 21 from 2:30-3:00 PM (afternoon X-block). We have fun, community building activities rooted in the theme of gratitude for our many blessings. As always, if your student has an appointment and must leave early, she must have a blue permit to leave as Community is a part of the school day.

The Peer Counselors, Frosh and Soph Mentors, Mrs. Besagno, Ms. Alpert, and Mrs. Reinwald are thankful for your support!
Garaventa Center closed Dec. 2-6

The Garaventa Center will be closed during December 2 - 6, during the week of Visions of Christmas. No food will be sold before school, break, lunch, or after school during this week.

Students should plan on bringing lunch from home or bring money to buy food at De La Salle. Please remember that food delivery from services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats are not permitted.
 Holiday Dinner & Dance for Fathers and Daughters

Save the date for a new tradition, the Carondelet Holiday Dinner & Dance for Fathers and Daughters on Friday, December 13 from 7:00-9:30 PMAll Carondelet students are welcome with their father, stepfather, uncle, and/or grandfather.

Cost is $30/person  (includes a small gift for each daughter)
Tickets on sale Wed., November 20.

Carondelet Holiday Dance for Fathers and Daughters hosted by the Fathers' Club I Dinner and Dancing I Jean Hofmann Center for  Innovation I 7:00-9:30 PM
Order your Letter Jacket

If you have earned and are interested in ordering a Letter Jacket, please contact Athletics Director, Scott Kennedy .
College & Career Updates
Soph, Junior, & Senior Families  
Senior Parents
Multiple college application deadlines fall during the Thanksgiving break including the UC's and CSU's on November 30th, and USC on December 1st. We are encouraging all seniors to submit these applications by Friday, November 22, so we are able to assist them with final reviews or submission hiccups. Our office will be closed during the break. 

Junior Parents
As fall semester draws to a close, we know you and your students are beginning to think about college. We have thoughtfully mapped out a series of events and meetings to guide you along the road to college. It is critical that you attend each event, so please mark your calendars: 

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendar

Junior Road to College Night Wed., Jan. 22 I 6:30 pm
This event will feature workshops led by college admissions officers on topics including building your college list, visiting colleges, and resources for first generation college students.

College Testing Information Night Wed., Jan. 29 I 7:00 pm
This event is intended for sophomore families, however, if you missed it last year, we encourage you to attend and get your questions answered about the SAT vs. ACT, testing timelines, and more.

Planning Ahead to Pay for College I  Tues., March 3 I 7:00 pm
Learn from one of the leading experts in financial aid about how to use grants, loans, scholarships, and 529 plans to pay for college.

College Preview Night I  Wed., April 22 I 6:30 pm
College admissions officers from a UC, CSU, liberal arts college, out-of-state public college, and community college will walk students and families through the process they use to evaluate applications.

College Kickstart June 1-5
During this weeklong application "bootcamp" juniors draft their college essays, explore their college lists, and meet with college admissions officers for feedback about their essays.

Upcoming Meetings

Course Advisement I February Meetings
Juniors and their counselors meet 1:1 to select the best courses for senior year.

Individual Student Meetings I March - April Meetings
Juniors and their counselors meet 1:1 to begin building their college list.

Family Meetings I June - August
Parents/guardians, students, and their counselors meet to finalize students' college lists and review the application process.
College Credit Course
Free online offerings 
Carondelet has partnered with College of the Siskiyous to give students an incredible advantage - for FREE. This spring, as part of the Early College Credit Program, students may enroll in online courses that will fulfill GE requirements for UC and CSU schools. There is no tuition cost for these courses! The only cost is for required textbooks.

View courses that are offered this spring. Registration is now openPlease email Mr. Cushing for more information.

Make Your Mark Today
Donor Recognition Monuments 
On Thursday, Carondelet's students celebrated the opening of the  Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation.  Thanks to all who have requested information, taken tours, made gift commitments and pledges, and named spaces in and around the I-Center.
As we prepare for upcoming I-Center opening events, we invite everyone to make their mark on this transformative new space on our main campus. It is important that our whole Carondelet family has the opportunity to be involved in this way. Recognition options begin at $1,000 and donors will be prominently features in front of the building on our donor recognition monuments.
In addition, there are still spaces available for naming ($25K+). Like all gift levels, this option can be given outright, or pledged up to four years. We are eager for all who wish to be represented to have the opportunity to be part of this exciting moment in Carondelet history.
Visit our website to take a tour of the I-Center and see the full list of naming opportunities.
We welcome a conversation with you. Please reach out to Summer Staino, Executive Director of Development at or 925.686.5353 x160 for more information or to make your  gift/pledge of support .
Secure your Bubbles & Brews tickets
Two of the five Visions events are already sold out!

Join us at Bubbles & Brews, a fun-filled cocktail party featuring hand-crafted beer from local breweries, champagne, wine, and food stations from Scott's Seafood on Thursday, Dec 5 at 6:30 pm. Bubbles & Brews  is the perfect opportunity to spend the evening socializing with fellow alumnae, parents, and the greater Carondelet community.

Tickets are available now, and are open to all that are over 21.
Our new Visions of Christmas sponsorship benefits include VIP seating, reserved parking, premium champagne, and brand-name exposure to more than 3,000 attendees and the entire Carondelet community. Secure sponsorships!
Purchase Tree Raffle p resales now

One honored tradition at  Visions of Christmas events includes a raffle of beautifully adorned Christmas trees including gifts valued at $10,000 for each tree. The funds we raise from this raffle benefit all student programs. 

This year, we are introducing presales for those who are not attending a Visions event and those who want to buy tickets early. Now everyone has a shot at winning one of the fabulous trees!

Visions of Christmas -  Visit with  Santa I   Tickets Available
Sunday, December 8 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
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