Community e-News l 11.1.20
Thursday we celebrated All Saints' and All Souls' Day with a livestreamed liturgy.
Students performed the liturgy live in the Inner Court, where it was streamed to classrooms around campus where small groups of students watched and participated from a distance. The liturgy highlighted images, poems, prayers, and music from different religions and cultures around the world to highlight the diverse way that families honor loved ones who have died.
The Week Ahead...

Mon. Nov. 2
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (A-K on campus)

Tues. Nov. 3
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (A-K on campus)

Wed. Nov. 4

Thu. Nov. 5
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (L-Z on campus)
Fathers Club Meeting l 5:00-6:30 PM l Email for Info.

Fri. Nov. 6
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (L-Z on campus)

Sat. Nov. 7

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Pre-order Lunches by Thursday!

This year, we are pleased to offer boxed lunches for those who pre-order through our online system.
Any student who would like a boxed lunch will need to pre-order by Thursday of the week before. To order learn more about the program, creating or updating your account, and ordering lunch, please visit the Cafeteria webpage.
Evacuation Drills Scheduled for Nov. 3 and 6 at 1:20 PM

We will be running two evacuation drills this week - one for each hybrid group. The drill will be held at the very end of 6th period and will extend into the 15-minute break between period 6 and 0. If your student doesn’t have a 0 period, her school day will end at 1:35 PM. Note that cars will not be able to access our parking lot from 1:20-1:35 PM. Please plan your afternoon pick up accordingly.
Secure Your Tickets to 12 Angry Jurors
Enjoy the classic drama which takes place in our current pandemic setting. Performed outdoors.

Adults: $12
Students/Senior Citizens: $6
Tickets available online and at the door
All performance will take place in an outdoor venue.

Thursday, Nov. 5 - 7:15 PM
Friday, Nov. 6 - 7:15 PM
Saturday, Nov. 7 - 7:15 PM
Thursday, Nov. 12 - 7:15 PM
Friday, Nov. 13 - 7:15 PM
Saturday, Nov. 14 - 7:15 PM
(Seating opens each night at 6:30 PM.)
Civility and Unity

On another note, as election day approaches, know that as a school we do not take a stand on the election from a political perspective, but as always, we focus on the charism of our Sisters of St. Joseph, to move always toward the profound love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. We live in a very polarized time and our expectation for our students is that they are respectful to others and that in the face of difference, they strive for civility and unity as part of our mission for them, to be young women of heart, faith, courage, and excellence to help make our world a better place. Creating an environment of respectful dialogue and exchange of ideas is a step in that direction.
Cougar Athletics Update

Basketball Cohorts began in the gym this week with new Varsity Head Coach, Kelly Sopak. Volleyball will be starting next week. We are thrilled to get both teams safely back in the gym!

The afternoon shuttle to the CAC is up and running. If you registered for a spot make sure you are using the service. If not we will have to place someone else in your spot. Please reach out to Ms. Milano or Ms. Arroyo.  

This Week's CougarLight
This week we are spotlighting freshman dual sport athlete Madelynn Gomez! Madelyn is a swimmer and a water polo player. We have enjoyed having her vibrant personality around the CAC and look forward to four years with Madelyn! Check out her CougarLight profile on our Instagram @carondeletcougars or Twitter @go_carondelet feeds!

Follow @Go_Carondelet on Twitter l @CarondeletCougars on Instagram l @CougarAthletics on Facebook for the latest Cougar Athletics news!
Junior Ring Drive-Thru and Virtual Ceremony
We are excited to announce that a Junior Ring Drive-Thru and Virtual Ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 15! The Drive-Thru will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Select your appointment slot using SignUpGenius. Please sign up for your slot by Wednesday, November 11.

Remember to arrive on time for your appointment slot and feel free to dress in formal attire. Yearbook will be taking your photo!

The Virtual Ceremony will be held the same day from 5:00 to 5:30 PM. A Zoom link to the ceremony will be posted closer to the date as well as what to expect for the Drive-Thru.

All Juniors are invited to this event! If you did not order a ring, feel free to drop off (at the Main Office) another chosen/special ring to be blessed and distributed on this day! Please do so the week before the ceremony.

We are very excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with our juniors!
Visions of Christmas
Events coming to you virtually this year!

Get into the "Spirit of the Season" and join us for many events and opportunities during Visions of Christmas this year! Registration for the virtual event, Tea Box Orders, and Spirit Tree drawing are open now! Please visit our website for more information:

Visions of Christmas
Thursday, November 19, 6:30-7:30 PM
Virtual Event including performances by students, highlights from faculty and staff, fashion show, Sisterhood Fund support, and the drawing of our famous Spirit Trees.

Register today and be one of the first 300 people to be entered to win an iPad!

Tea for Two ~ Selling out fast, don't miss out!
Oct. 21 - Nov. 9
Pre-order your Carondelet gift box including scone mix, tea and strainer, lemon curd, cookies, jam, honey, candy, and a Visions recipe book for all you need to have your own tea party at home for our virtual event!

Spirit Christmas Tree Drawing
Oct. 21 - Nov. 18
When you make a donation to Carondelet you are entered into an overall drawing to win one of our fabulous Spirit Trees!

Coming Soon...

Online Auction
Nov. 16-23
Bid on exclusive Carondelet packages, vacation getaways and much more.

Online Christmas Market
Nov. 16-23
Shop from home with more than 17 local and national vendors. A portion of the proceeds are donated back to Carondelet.
Campus Ministry Updates

Frosh Virtual Day of Service - Make Up on Nov 4

We will be hosting a make-up Frosh Virtual Day of Service for students who missed a significant part of or were absent from Frosh Virtual Day of Service. Students were considered absent if they did not attend the small group portion of the day. Ms. Miranda sent an email this past week to students who missed this event. The make up will take place on Nov 4 from 8:15-10:00 AM.
Jefferson Awards Nominations - Open through this Friday, Nov. 6

The Multiplying Good, Students In Action Program seeks to empower students to think big, choose their own public service passion, engage their entire school and broader communities, and create maximum impact. 

Through celebration, Multiplying Good grants Jefferson Awards that are meant to honor a person's commitment to service and inspire action in others to create positive change within their communities and the world.

Please nominate any Carondelet student, parent, teacher, or staff member who demonstrates extraordinary service. The nominee may qualify in one of two ways:
The Continuous Service Award - They have given an extraordinary amount of time to community service. 
The Special Projects Award - They have seen a need that was being neglected and created a service opportunity to take care of that need. 

Nominations are due by the end of the day this Friday, November 6. 
Nominate a Carondelet Community Member. 

Questions? Email Ms. Miranda at

THANKS for GIVING food Drive - Save the Date!
From November 10-20, Campus Ministry will be holding a food drive for Monument Crisis Center. We are seeking donations of cereal, peanut butter, and dry pasta items. More details will follow in next week’s newsletter.

Journey Retreat - Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2020
Our first Journey retreat is coming up very soon and we can’t wait to accompany our first group of seniors on this experience. Students who are attending on Nov. 29 and their parents received some important information on Friday, Oct. 30. Please be sure you’ve read through it together. If you have any allergies, medications, or dietary restrictions, especially celiac, please send an email to Ms. Payne by Wed. Nov. 4, so that we can plan accordingly. Feel free to reach out to Ms. Payne with other questions as well.
Student Life Updates

Senior Spotlight this Week!
The day will begin with a mindfulness focused prayer opportunity and continue with activities organized by Senior Council and the Student Life Team. You will receive information about which location you’ll be in for liturgy. Aslo, keep an eye out for a Signup Genius where you can choose which activity you’d like to participate in with your friends for the second half of the morning.

*Please note: Seniors, you can sleep in a little! Spotlight activities will begin at 9:00 AM on Wednesday!  

Upcoming Spotlight
11/18 Frosh Spotlight
Frosh Council and the Student Life Team with the help of the senior peer counselors are working on creating a fun, interactive on campus Spotlight for the Class of 2024. Details soon!
College & Career Updates

Each week, your College & Career counselors will share updates for students and families about upcoming opportunities for your road to college. In this week's edition, here are some of the highlights:
College & Career Weekly Updates
  • The final Jesuit Excellence College Fair (JET) will be held on Thursday, November 4. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about colleges such as Santa Clara University, Gonzaga, Fordham, LMU, University of San Francisco, Seattle University, and many more!
  • The Soroptimist Violet Richardson Scholarship is for students who have volunteered in a community non-profit activity. 
  • If you were unable to attend the Student-Athlete College Information Night, here is a recording of the presentation.
  • Juniors! Apply for the Coolidge Scholarship, a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Participate in an Ask Black Stanford! session, a monthly panel discussions in which Black high school students throughout the nation will have the opportunity to engage with the Black students at Stanford.
  • Sign up to attend the Mount Saint Mary’s Applicant Day. Students will receive an on-the-spot admission decision! 
  • Register to attend the CSU East Bay Virtual Fall Preview Days to learn more about this university.
  • Learn more about the Saint Mary’s Integral Program, a 4-year cohort-based major in which students discover the interconnected nature of a broad spectrum of fields. All classes are discussion based and no textbooks are used!
  • Participate in AI Scholars Live Online enrichment program to learn more about Artificial Intelligence concepts and develop your own AI project.
  • Attend (virtually) the Girls with Impact social impact and business academy.
  • College Rep Visits at CHS are wrapping up for the fall. We have a handful left: Cal Maritime, California Lutheran University, Nova Southeastern, Penn State, University of Maine, University of Missouri, and Western Oregon. If you missed your colleges' presentations, you can sign up for a virtual session on the individual college's website.

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Students channeled their Halloween Spirit using fantastical filters during this week's Flex Day Photo Walk with Chris Walsh, Director of Innovation.
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