Community e-News l 11.8.20
Seniors took part in a prayer experience during their class spotlight Wednesday. Students marked a rock with a word, phrase, or thought they want to carry with them. It was so good to be face-to-face again as a united class!
The Week Ahead...

Mon. Nov. 9

Tues. Nov. 10
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (A-K on campus)

Wed. Nov. 11
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (A-K on campus)
NLI Signing Day Ceremony | 3:00 PM | CAC (NLI families only)

Thu. Nov. 12
1/2/3/7 l 8:15 AM start (L-Z on campus)

Fri. Nov. 13
4/5/6/0 l 8:15 AM start (L-Z on campus)

Sat. Nov. 14

Sun. Nov. 15
Junior Ring Drive-Thru l 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Junior Ring Virtual Ceremony l 5:00 - 5:30 PM

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Progress Reports and PowerPack

We are six weeks away from the end of the semester! We feel that one important piece of ensuring student success is maintaining a steady flow of communication. As a result, we have decided that progress reports will be sent home on November 18 in advance of the Thanksgiving Break to provide a clearer picture of how students are doing currently.  

We messaged students last Wednesday to inform them of the new progress report on the 18 and inviting them to use these next days to review their classes and make sure they were up to date with all their work. We also let them know that the choice of sending the Progress Report on Wednesday before the break was to ensure that they had a full 48 hours before teachers disconnect for the week to get questions answered and make a realistic to-do list for themselves.

Part of the message included a reminder to use some common email etiquette to employ in all communications to their teachers and of the reality that late assignments are not "graded first" as teachers have to first ensure they too are able to stay on top of providing timely feedback for all students.

Please know, the academic team is committed to providing support for all students and we invite any student that needs support to our PowerPack structure (more info).

Thank you,

VP of Academics and Ed Tech
"12 Angry Jurors" performances this week
We had a great opening week! You can enjoy the classic drama which takes place in our current pandemic setting.

Guests can attend for FREE, and must reserve spots online. All performances will take place outdoors. Bring a comfy chair and warm clothing and blankets for these evening performances.

Upcoming Showtimes
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.
Prescreen App Checkpoints

Morning prescreen checkpoints continue to be smooth! Thank you for filling out your app prior to arriving on campus. In order to keep the drive-through efficient, we are asking the following: 
  • Have your phone/iPad brightness turned up so staff members can easily see your screen. 
  • Hold your device up to the windshield if you are in the front row of your vehicle and roll down the window if you are in the back seat. 
  • Access campus through the crosswalk gate if you are walking on to campus from the neighborhood or from De La Salle. 
Countdown to Virtual Visions of Christmas
Thursday, November 19, 6:30-7:30 PM
Don’t miss this opportunity to take a break and come together as a community to enjoy the Spirit of the season
  • Register today to receive your link to the virtual celebration on Nov. 19. There is no charge to register or attend.
  • Enter the drawing to win one of our fabulous spirit trees. Don’t wait to enter, all entries must be received by November 18 at noon.
  • Last chance to order your Tea for Two gift box. There are fewer than 25 left, so order now!
  • Our online auction and shopping market open on Monday, November 16 at 10 AM.

Visions of Christmas Virtual Event
Thursday, November 19, 6:30-7:30 PM
What exactly is this year's virtual event? It's a fun and unique way for us to come together and celebrate the Spirit of the Season virtually! You are able to watch this hour-long show from the comfort of your home. It is not a Zoom call, but rather a live event, hosted by a professional auctioneer and includes performances by students, highlights from faculty and staff, our annual fashion show, Sisterhood Fund support, and the drawing of our famous Spirit Trees. You won’t be visible to others, but will still be able to chat and engage with friends, family, or fellow alumnae, even those across the country!
Register today to get your link to our virtual event.

Spirit Tree Drawing - ends Nov. 18
Our amazing Spirit Tree tradition continues! When you make a donation to Carondelet you are entered into a drawing to win one of our fabulous Spirit Trees with valuable gifts and getaways.
Taste of our Towns Spirit Tree
Spirit of San Diego
Spirit of Travel and Leisure
Tea for Two - selling out soon!
Take the celebration home and 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!

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.
A special message from Santa on how to stay on the Nice List this year...
Campus Ministry Updates
THANKS for GIVING food Drive
In an effort to build community and unity during this Thanksgiving season, Campus Ministry will be sponsoring a food drive for Monument Crisis Center! Over the course of two weeks, from November 10 through 20, each grade level is asked to bring a different food item. Please see the list below to know which item to bring to campus:

Week 1: Nov 10 - 13
Frosh - Cereal
Soph - Peanut Butter
Juniors - Dry Spaghetti/Mac and Cheese
Seniors - Any Dry Pasta

Week 2: Nov 16 - 20
Frosh- Any Dry Pasta
Soph- Dry Spaghetti/Mac and Cheese
Junior- Peanut Butter
Seniors- Cereal

Reminder: do NOT bring items in glass containers or containers that are damaged. Items also cannot be outside expiration/best by date.

You will be able to drop off your items in bins at these locations: Drop Off Zone, the Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation, and the Inner Court. There will be social distancing markers by the bins and they will be spaced far apart to discourage crowding. 

We hope that you will participate in this drive! Any questions? Contact Ms. Miranda.

Journey Retreat for Seniors
It’s not too late to register to attend Journey - there are still spots available on most retreats, although only a few in January. Use the online Journey Registration form to secure your spot today!

Journey 1: Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2020
If your student is attending Journey in November and you did not receive a confidential email from Campus Ministry with retreat details this week, in addition to the Journey Health and Safety Guidelines sent last week, please reach out to Ms. Payne right away. 

Advent Project - Following the STAR to Racial Justice
Our Advent project this year is called "Following the STAR to Racial Justice!" STAR stands for Speaking and Teaching about Race. During Advent, we celebrate the coming of Jesus and recognize the Three Wise men who followed the North star that led them to Jesus. The day they met him is known as the Epiphany - an “Aha!” moment. Through our Advent project, we hope your “Aha!” moment will be the realization that racial injustice is still avid in our country, and we have to be the change to push for a more loving and empathetic world. With one person advocating for racial justice and education, a STAR is born in the darkness of racial injustice. Even the smallest stars produce a beautiful light, and many stars can come together to enlighten the world. Come follow the STAR to racial justice! Our Advent project will occur over the Exploratory period, where students will learn through different activities and open discussions about racism in the US.
Cougar Athletics Update

This Week's CougarLight

This week's CougarLight is Kylie Williamson. Kylie is a junior who competes on both our Cross Country and Track and Field teams. To find out more about Kylie check out her CougarLight profile on our Instagram @carondeletcougars or Twitter @go_carondelet feeds! Submit your own CougarLight to be featured in a future e-News.
Women of Will Day
Next week on November 18 our partners at Under Armour and BSN Sports will proudly honor all female athletes and the strength they bring to the field, court, and beyond in a virtual Women of Will Day.
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!
Student Life Updates

No Spotlight this Week!
Since we have Monday off for Veteran’s Day, there will be no Flex day or Class Spotlight this Wednesday. Last names A-K come to school on Tuesday and Wednesday. Last names L-Z come to school on Thursday and Friday.

Spotlight Changes while in Hybrid
Now that we are back to school in our hybrid learning, Class Spotlights are in-person and not virtual. All students (hybrid and distance) from a class are invited to come to school to participate in the Spotlight. If a student attends school in the distance model, but wishes to attend her class spotlight, she can after completing an online health and safety orientation. All the health and safety protocols in place for hybrid learning are followed during our Class Spotlights. Please reach out to Jennifer Reinwald, VP of Student Life and Mission, to learn more about the online orientation.

Upcoming Spotlights:
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!
Reminder to 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.
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
  • Interested in studying music in college? Mount Saint Mary’s has generous scholarships available to students who major in music or participate in their music ensembles.
  • Apply for the Elks Scholarship.
  • Miami University (in Ohio) is offering a special program for seniors from underrepresented backgrounds to learn more about the school. Students who attend will be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities! 
  • Learn about the Saint Louis University Medical Scholars Program.
  • Attend one of the many different types of information sessions about the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
  • Juniors, remember to apply for the full-ride Coolidge Scholarship!
  • College rep visits at CHS will be ending soon, but make sure to continue attending virtual information sessions offered by colleges. You can sign up by visiting the admissions websites for individual colleges.
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Daily Prayer: Presence with One Another ~ Today, we focus on how we can be more present in our relationships with people though it can be challenging at times.
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