Oct. 20, 2019
Some of our students traveled to the CSJ Leadership Conference to meet students from our sister CSJ high schools in California.  Full photo album.
The Week Ahead...
Sun. Oct. 20
Junior Ring Ceremony  |  12:30-1:30 pm Garaventa

Mon. Oct. 21
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Tue. Oct. 22
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Grandparent Club Lunch Meeting | 10:30 am-12:00 pm I Fontbonne Room
Corazon Retreat I All Day
Wed. Oct. 23
X/1/3/5/7 I 8:50 am start
HOWL (Here on Wednesdays Late) 2:00-5:00 pm | C+C
Thu. Oct. 24
X/6/2/4/X I 8:50 am start
Fri. Oct. 25
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Coffee with College Counselors 7:30-8:00 am I C+C
Senior Portrait Deadline I 5:00 pm I --> More Info  HERE   

Sat. Oct. 26
WASC Parent/Guardian Survey Deadline I Take the Survey  HERE

If you haven't yet, bookmark these pages:
Update on the President Search Process
Thank you to the Carondelet community members who provided their valuable input to the search process that is underway to recruit the next president of Carondelet. We received more than 200 responses to the community input survey and a wide range of useful input.

An update on the search process is available on the Carondelet website HERE.
Donor Recognition Monuments
Make Your Mark at the I-Center

We are less than a month away from celebrating the opening of Carondelet's new building, the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation. Our community's response to help close the Campaign that enabled this revolutionary space has been inspiring. Thanks to all who have requested information, taken tours, made gift commitments and pledges, and named spaces in and around the I-Center. We are profoundly grateful for your interest, involvement, and vote of confidence in this exciting new chapter for Carondelet students and their families, our faculty and staff, alumnae, and community friends. Thank you.

As we look toward the holiday season and 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. There are still spaces available for naming ($25K+) and there is still space on our donor recognition monuments, which will be prominently featured in front of the building. And - due to popular demand - we are introducing a $1,000 recognition option on our monuments . 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  sstaino@carondeleths.org  or 925.686.5353 x160 for more information or to make your gift/pledge of support .
Frosh and Soph Community is This Week!
This is a reminder that both Frosh and Soph Community meet this Thursday, 10/24 from 1:55-2:25 pm during the afternoon X Block. This Community day focuses on an on campus Community Service project, preparing for St. Marty's Party. St. Marty's Party is a Carondelet tradition, a Halloween party put on for the children of Monument Crisis Center. On Thursday, sophomores will be decorating classroom doors in preparation for trick or treating during St. Marty's. Freshman will be writing a card to a child attending the party. Both projects make this event special for the children who come for a safe, festive Halloween party experience.

Thursday is sure to be a fun, community building day. The Frosh and Soph Community mentors, Mrs. Besagno, Ms. Alpert, and Mrs. Reinwald look forward to seeing all freshman and sophomores on Thursday!
Loma Prieta 30 Years Later
Loma Prieta '89 at Carondelet
Mary Beth Dittrich '79 shows her classes the crack that runs through the Inner Court from the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

" Seamed down the center of the Inner Court, the building did what it was designed to do. While the earth shook, the building separated and then returned to its original position. But, to this day, the school has its own fault line, a crack in the floor near Room 2."  ~  from Valiant Women, by Sr. Eleanor Eagan, CSJ.
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
Visions of Christmas ~ Mark your Calendars
Tickets  Go on Sale Tuesday, 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 sponsorship info. and HERE for tickets.
Visions of Christmas Fashion Show Volunteers Needed
Friday, December 6, 2019

Are you a fashion enthusiast? Love style and design? Come join us on the catwalk! Models in all heights and sizes are encouraged! No experience necessary however you must be available for two meetings and rehearsals, a store fitting, and show night! Outfits and make-up provided. 

Love live shows but feel more comfortable behind the scenes? Come help backstage - assisting models, music and props, and stage set-up! No experience necessary but must attend one meeting, rehearsals, and the live show.

Contact Lily Newton at   lilyc213@hotmail.com  for more information.
2019 Fall CHS/DLS Play I Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets are now available for She Kills Monsters November 7-16. Ticket prices are Adults: $12 and  Students/Senior Citizens: $6
To purchase tickets visit our online
Box Office Tickets can also be purchased at the theatre the day of a performance starting 30 minutes before the show.

Set in the 1990's, the stage-combat filled, comedic play She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes, a senior in high school, who stumbles into a Dungeon and Dragons game written by her deceased little sister. Agnes discovers that her little sister created a fantasy world that mirrored her experiences of her real world. She turned them into a game of D&D. By the end of the play, the audience may wonder who the real monsters are.  Visit HERE for all show dates and times!
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 daughter may submit her application at anytime before the application deadline. She does not need to wait for her teachers and counselors to send their letters of recommendation.
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.


Reminder: College Counselors work off of the "Green Sheet" that lists all colleges a student is applying to and the deadlines. The form must be signed by the student  and parent and turned in to her college counselor. October 1 was the deadline for a student applying Early Action, Early Decision, or Rolling Decision to any institution. November 1st is the deadline to turn in the signed Green Sheet for all Regular Decision Deadlines. Students may add colleges to their list after they have turned in the sheet by meeting with their counselor.

College and Career Events This Week:
Our FAFSA Workshop, originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 pm has been postponed. We will notify senior parents about the new date once it is confirmed.

Coffee with the College Counselors
Friday, October 25:  7:30-8:00 am
CHS College and Career Center (Room 13)
Parents from all grade levels are invited to stop by the College & Career Center for an informal Q&A with the college counseling team. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

University of San Diego Information Session*
Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 pm
Garaventa Center
Students and parents from all grade levels are invited to learn more about the academics, financial aid, and holistic admissions review at the University of San Diego. RSVP  HERE .
*This event is sponsored by USD, not Carondelet, and is open to the public.

Juniors and Seniors: Sign up for College Rep Visits Learn How to Register 
Who's visiting this week?
Monday: The Catholic University of America, University of Hawaii at Manoa, LSU, UC Santa Barbara, Carroll College, Washington University in St. Louis, 
Tuesday: UC San Diego, USC, Chaminade University of Hawaii, Boise State, University of Oklahoma, St. John's University
Wednesday: Pomona College, University of Redlands, DePaul University,
Thursday: University of San Diego, University College Dublin, University of Washington, Marist, University of Arizona
Friday: Baylor University, WIllamette University, University of New Hampshire, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott, Butler University
PowerSchool Update

We want to inform parents that the push notification feature in PowerSchool, where an email is sent anytime a grade is updated in PowerSchool, will be deleted as a function. Grades can still be accessed at any point in time, but because of the high volume of traffic that occurs with this feature, it will no longer be available beginning this week.
The feature was originally turned on after a PowerSchool upgrade. We are noticing, however, that these notifications are counterproductive to fostering student health and to helping them understand what grades represent. Grades represent a student's mastery of course outcomes over time. We recommend that students either independently or with families designate a time once a week to check grade progress.
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.

More than 500 parents and middle school students came to Admissions Info Night on Wednesday, getting some 1-on-1 time with faculty, staff, administration, and coaches, including Basketball Coach Michael Morris.
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