Nov. 24, 2019

Dear Carondelet Family and Friends,

A cool breeze on a warm day. The unexpected smile of a stranger. A favorite dish prepared with great care. A warm embrace from someone we love. Each and every day, we are surrounded by opportunities to be grateful. Too often, our busy lives or our worries distract us from recognizing these tremendous gifts we are given.

But not today. As we head into this week of Thanksgiving, I pray that you find the space to calm your fears, open your heart and slow down just enough to see the world and the people around you through eyes of gratitude.

Choose to focus on the abundant goodness of our humanity revealed through acts of kindness, both large and small. May we cherish the acts that we receive as well as those we offer to others.

Let us also take a moment to remind those we love - and those we may have overlooked - how grateful we are for having them in our lives. And reflect and give thanks for all our abundant blessings.

With deep gratitude and warmest wishes from our Carondelet family to yours,

Happy Thanksgiving,
Bonnie Cotter
The Holiday Week Ahead...

Mon. Nov. 25 - Thurs. Nov. 28
No School  I  Thanksgiving Break
Fri. Nov. 29
No School  I  Thanksgiving Break
The C-Network Alumnae Coffee & Conversation 10:30 am-12:00 pm I Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation Register

Sat. Nov. 30
2014 Reunion I Skipolini's Pizza, Walnut Creek I 7:30-10:00 pm I Register
The First Week in December...

Mon. Dec. 2
0-7  |  8:05 am start
Garaventa Closed
Tue. Dec. 3
X/6/2/4/7  |  8:50 am start Special Schedule
Garaventa Closed
Wed. Dec. 4
1/3/5/X  I  8:05 am start Special Schedule
Visions of Christmas Tea Party  3:00-5:30 pm  Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation
Garaventa Closed
Thu. Dec. 5
X/6/2/4/7 I 8:50 am start I Special Schedule
Visions of Christmas Bubbles & Brews  I 6 :30-8:30 pm  Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation
Garaventa Closed
Fri. Dec. 6
1/3/5/7  I  8:05 am start
Visions of Christmas High Tea & Fashion Show 3:00-6:00 pm Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation & Garaventa
'24 Applications Due
Garaventa Closed
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Congratulations to this year's Carondelet Jefferson Award recipients left to right Ary Fakouri '21, Natalie Ionescu '20, and Jackie Brown '20, Special Project Award Recipients; and  Taylee Carscadden '20, Continuous Service Award Recipient!

The Jefferson Awards Students in Action Program empowers students to think big, choose their own public service passion, engage their entire school and broader communities, and create maximum impact. Students In Action develops high school students into community leaders. The program encourages teenagers to positively impact their schools, communities, and world.
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 and alumnae are welcome with their father, stepfather, uncle, and/or grandfather.

Cost is $30/person  (includes a small gift for each daughter) Purchase your  tickets

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
Garaventa Center closed Dec. 2-6

The Garaventa Center will be closed 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.
In the nation's capital with Ven a Ver

From November 16-18, nearly 2,000 attendees, including a five student delegation from Carondelet gathered for the 22nd annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, DC.  The 2019 theme,  Radical Hope, Prophetic Action , is rooted in the legacy of the Salvadoran martyrs who "stood with those at the margins of society at the cost of their own lives, taking prophetic action that expressed God's love for all people and all creation." In this 30th anniversary year, this theme affirms that, as people of  Radical Hope , we trust in God's promise of peace and justice - the vision of equality and dignity - and that, as people of  Prophetic Action , we read the signs of the times and join together to care for one another and our common home. 

This was part of the Ven a Ver trip to Washington DC. Our Ven a Ver trips, which mean "come and see" in Spanish, are social justice immersion trips students may elect to attend. 
Black College Expo comes to campus

Reps from  Black College Expo came to campus to talk to students and answer questions about opportunities for scholarships, admissions, and HBCUs. Thanks for a great intro event and discussion for our students!

The Black College Expo is a series of events around the country to educate all students about HBCUs and the college admission process. The overall goal is to encourage and promote the importance of higher education, while providing positive guidance and pathways towards positive post-secondary pursuits for students from underserved and underrepresented communities.
Carondelet's Madison Wu '21 and Madelyn Gamble '21
The 2019 State CIF/CGA Girls Golf Championship  was held at Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, this past Tuesday, November 19. It all began e arly Tuesday morning when fifty-four of the best California high school golfers began their quest to become the 2019 State Champion. Included in the competition were Carondelet's Madelyn Gamble, EBAL MVP, and Madison Wu, an All League Player.  The course conditions at Poppy Hills, were cold and windy, which made scoring extremely difficult! However, our Carondelet Varsity Golfers, Madelyn Gamble and Madison Wu played some the best golf of the championship.

Madelyn Gamble's 2-over par 73 , produced a 3rd place tie with six other players. The USGA's method of breaking ties, by comparing scorecards, awarded Madelyn the 4th Place Medal.  (In the competition amongst the 26 other Northern California golfers, Madelyn's 73, tied for FIRST!)  Madison Wu's 5-over par 76 , produced a tie for 18th in the state with five other players. ( In the competition amongst the 26 other Northern California golfers, Madison's 76, tied for FIFTH!)  Congratulations to both Madelyn and Madison on an amazing finish to a phenomenal season! Go Cougars!
Athletics Update

Basketball tips off next week:
Tuesday Nov. 26 vs James Logan HS
Frosh 4:30 pm I  JV 6:00 pm I  Varsity 7:30 pm

Friday Nov. 29 vs San Leandro HS
JV 6:00 pm I  Varsity 7:30 pm

Saturday, Nov. 30 vs McClatchy
JV 5:00 pm I  Varsity 6:30 pm

Soccer practices and training are underway, with their first games in early December :

Frosh | Dec. 5 - 7 at the Liberty Tournament
JV | Dec. 5 at Castro Valley 5:00 pm
Varsity | Dec. 13-14 at the Madera Showcase in Madera
Angelina Anderson '19 alumna was named both Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year and Freshman of the Year!
Maddie Duncan '16 alumna was named the Big Ten Sportsmanship award recipient!
Secure your Bubbles & Brews tickets
Two of the four 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.
Purchase Tree Raffle p resales now

Would you like a beautifully adorned Christmas tree including gifts valued at $10,000 for each tree? Purchase tree raffle tickets for your chance. The funds we raise from this raffle benefit all Carondelet 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!

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!

Visions of Christmas -  Visit with  Santa I   Tickets Available
Sunday, December 8 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
Jean Hofmann Center for Innovation  Community Open House  on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6:30-8:00 PM I A time when families, along with alumnae and friends, can explore and experience the new space firsthand.

Sports Basement 20% off Holiday shopping days 
On Dec. 3-9, 2019, shop online or at Sports Basement for the holidays and receive 20% off your whole purchase if you are part of the Basementeers program and 11% if you are not (some exclusions apply).

*Please note this special discount is good at all 10 locations and online.

Simply show the flyer at checkout or enter the discount code online to apply the discount.

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