Oct. 13, 2019
Senior Civics & AP Government Students Registering to Vote
More than 125 students registered or pre-registered to vote in their senior Civics and AP Government classes in October. 
The Week Ahead...
Mon. Oct. 14
School Holiday | Columbus Day
Tue. Oct. 15
No Classes | Faculty/Staff Professional Development Day
Wed. Oct. 16
Frosh Day of Service  8:05 am-1:00 pm | Inner Court
Senior College Workshops  | 8:05 am-12:00 pm | Library + Assigned Classrooms
PSATs - Juniors  |  9:00 am-1:00 pm | Gym 
PSATs - Sophomores | 9:00 am-1:00 pm | Garaventa
HOWL (Here on Wednesdays Late) 2:00-5:00 pm | C+C
Admissions Info Night  | 6:30 pm
Thu. Oct. 17
0-7 | 8:05 am start  ---->    View Special Schedule 
Fri. Oct. 18
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Sat. Oct. 19
Rugby SOS Game + Senior Celebration | 9:00 am + 10:30 am | CAC   

If you haven't yet, bookmark these pages:
WASC Parent/Guardian Survey | Deadline Oct. 26th
As a reminder, Carondelet completed a very successful WASC/WCEA accreditation process in the spring of 2017. As part of that process, and to ensure that we are meeting our strategic goals, we want to continuously collect information from all our constituencies. 

The survey below will help us in doing that, and in gathering important information that will lead to providing the best educational experience possible for your daughters. Thanks in advance for helping us with this.

Please fill out the WASC Parent/Guardian Survey HERE. | Deadline Oct. 26th
Invite 6th-8th Grade Families to Info Night | Oct. 16th
Tell prospective families these ways to visit campus - sign up for Info Night  this Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 pm and Open House  on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 1:00-3:00 pm, which are open to all middle school aged girls and their families.
Our shadow visits for eighth grade students have booked up in record time - even with the addition of an extra 30 spots for the fall! Due to the high demand, we have opened two additional dates in February that families can sign up for on our Admissions Inquiry Form, and they can call or email us to be put on the waitlist for a fall shadow date. 
Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation Update
Fathers' Club Tour This Past Week
Young minds will be inspired like never before. Carondelet's new building, the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation, will open next month on our campus.
Watch the I-Center fly through video HERE. Here are some of the highlights:
* 18,000 sq. ft. designed to maximize interaction and facilitate innovative, effective curriculum
* Eight learning studios with movable glass walls and whiteboard walls to allow for collaboration
A student-run cafe for students to gather and relax 
* An interactive media wall to showcase student artwork and presentations
A central common area serves as a gathering space for the entire community  
Visions of Christmas ~ Mark your Calendars
Tickets  Go on Sale October 22nd!
Our new sponsorship benefits include VIP seating, reserved parking, premium champagne, and brand-name exposure to more than 3,000 attendees and the entire Carondelet community. View HERE for more information.
College & Career Updates
Senior parents, here are some important college application reminders:

FAFSA opened on Oct. 1. This is the form that is required to be considered for federal student aid. The CSS Profile is an additional form that is required by many schools. Make sure to pay attention to the financial aid requirements and deadlines for each college on your daughter's list.
Your student is responsible for sending her official test scores to colleges via the College Board or ACT before the application deadline. Some colleges will accept self-reported scores .  
During Workshop Wednesday on October 16, your daughter will have her college essays reviewed by English and Social Studies teachers. We are also offering CSU and UC application workshops, a community college information session, and a tutorial about answering supplemental questions. Your daughter should bring a printed copy of her college essays. 
College Knowledge: How to Pay for College

Paying for college is a complicated and sometimes intimidating topic. In this
10 minute read , trusted expert Mark Kantrowitz clearly explains the different ways families pay for college from financial aid to 529 plans and scholarships.

Which schools are most generous with financial aid? Check out this
podcast from the College Essay Guy that covers:
  • Three myths that students and parents have about college financial planning
  • Why parents should ignore the school's sticker price
  • A tool for figuring out how much money schools offer
Juniors and Seniors: Sign up for College Rep Visits Learn How to Register 
Who's visiting this week?
Thursday St. Lawrence University, Simmons College, New York University, Miami University of Ohio, Seattle University, Menlo College
Friday : Illinois Institute of Technology, FIDM - Fashion Institute of Design & Manufacturing, Azusa Pacific University, Trinity College Dublin, Providence College, Saint Louis University
Mint, Thyme, Parsley, and Cilantro

The garden and sustainability at Carondelet are continuing to grow! The kale has sprouted, the herbs are planted, and Carondelet has never looked so green. This week the Green Team planted mint, thyme, parsley, and cilantro, which will be acclimating to the new soil this week. Currently, the kale is in the process of being thinned, since so many of the seeds sprouted. The garden is providing a great hands-on experience for students to learn about gardening.

In other news, Carondelet students gathered in the Inner Court this Thursday to watch Disney Earth, a documentary detailing the interconnected biomes of the world. Snacks, socializing, and sustainability made for a fun and educational X-block period. Thank you to everyone who came out! Each month, movies like these will be shown to spark conversations about the necessity of protecting the Earth and caring for God's creation.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of Carondelet's future, and we look forward to making more progress at Carondelet.
Winter Sport Registration | Tryout Schedule
Register your student for a winter sport HERE .   Tryouts begin Monday, November 4th. Attend the w inter sports parent meeting November 12th at  7: 00 pm in the Garaventa.

Soccer Tryout Schedule* -  These are closed tryouts and only the soccer staff, student-athletes, and members of the Athletic Department are permitted to attend.

11/4 | 5:30-700 pm Varsity Tryouts | CAC
11/5 5:30-7:00 pm Varsity Tryouts | CAC
11/6 5:30-7:00 pm All Levels | CAC
11/7 5:30-7:00 pm CAC | A ll Levels (Varsity roster announced later that night)
11/8 5:30-7:00 pm | CACJV & Frosh (Varsity off)
* All fall sport athletes must complete fall sport prior to trying out for a winter sport.  The rosters announced are pending until those athletes are able to tryout.

Basketball Tryouts These are closed tryouts and only the basketball staff, student-athletes, and members of the Athletic Department are permitted to attend.

Varsity Tryouts
11/4 | 7:45-9:00 pm | Gym
11/5 | 7:45-9:00 pm | Gym
11/6 | 7:45-9:00 pm | Gym

JV/Frosh Tryouts
11/4 | 3-5:00 pm | Gym
11/5  | 3-5:00 pm | Gym
11/6  | 3-5:00 pm | Gym

* All fall sport athletes must complete fall sport prior to trying out for a winter sport.  The rosters announced are pending until those athletes are able to tryout.

Questions? Please contact Cat Arroyo.
Students Giving Back at the Carondelet + DLS Blood Drive
Twenty nine units of blood were collected | each unit potentially saves three lives
Helping to save the lives of approximately 87 people
Volunteer at  Visions of Christmas
It takes the power of more than 600 volunteers to make Visions a success, which means we NEED you! The greatest number of PIP hours are provided during Visions , so don't miss this opportunity.
Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Create gift baskets
  • Join a committee
  • Work in the kitchen or silent auction
  • Help with set-up or take-down
  • Sell raffle tickets 
Freshman Families 
You are required to participate in Visions of Christmas with a minimum of eight hours of service or through a gift-in-kind donation. Please click here for specifics.  
*Gift donation deadline is Oct. 31, 2019   
For questions, please contact:  Lauren Barbano '99,  lbarbano@carondeleths.org  
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