August 21, 2018

Welcome week! It's been a fun first five days of school with all the Cougars on campus! We've had a lot of fun activities and important events everyday. If you haven't already done so, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see and hear a daily dose of Carondelet life!
Late release (3 p.m.) next Tuesday Aug. 28

There has been a change to the bell schedule for next Tuesday and 7th period will be dismissed at 3 p.m  in order to review safety procedures with all students. To allow for full 45-minute periods for all classes, we are extending the school day too 3:00 p.m. View the adjusted schedule here.
2018-19 Academic Calendar updated

Please review the Academic Calendar which can be found on the online calendar webpage. An outdated version of the Academic Calendar has been replaced and nows displays the essential dates for the 2018-19 school year.
Morning dropoff and afternoon pickup reminders

After a week of this year's new dropoff system, we've noticed ways it can be improved. Please follow the these recommendations:
  • When dropping off your daughter/carpool in the morning, please do not pull into open parking stalls. Stay in the drop-off lane and pull forward to the drop-off zone.
  • If the drop-off line is backed-up beyond the drop-off zone, students are welcome to exit your stopped vehicle. Please check your surroundings to ensure your student(s) can safely exit.
  • After 2:00 p.m., all visitors parking stalls, and empty parking stalls are open to parents/guardians who are picking up their students.
Complimentary after-school shuttle underway

Complimentary after-school shuttle service to the Carondelet Athletics Complex is now underway! If your daughter would like transportation to the CAC, she should meet in the garage by the white Carondelet vans, no later than 15 minutes after the end of class. Shuttles will leave promptly at 15 minutes after the end of class. Seating priority will be given to in-season student-athletes.
Out of State College Fair - tomorrow evening!

Out of State College Fair
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Garaventa Center

Join us for a presentation from more than 18 colleges outside of California. Students and parents of all grades can learn about the merit-based aid programs that make these schools great values and meet the college recruiters who will share what makes their schools unique.
Senior Swag - buy by tomorrow

It's your last chance to order your Class of 2019 sweatshirt or t-shirt! 
Sales close Wednesday at 12:30 p.m
T's are $15 and Sweatshirts at $35. 

Order your gear here.
Ven a Ver applications due Friday, Aug. 24 

Do you have a desire for new experiences? Do you want to make a positive difference in the world and put your faith into action? Are you looking for a way to respond to the injustice in our world in a concrete way? If so, please consider applying to our 
Ven a Ver Immersion Program for the 2018-2019 school year. All 4 of our immersions focus on getting educated about issues of injustice and responding to these injustices through the lens of faith. 

Ven a Ver Washington D.C. - Focus on Political Advocacy
Nov. 2-5 | Open to juniors & seniors - Cost $800

Ven a Ver San Diego - Focus on Immigration
March 4-8 | Open to juniors & seniors - Cost $350

Ven a Ver Appalachia Region, WV  Focus on Health Care & Environment
April 13-20 | Open to juniors & seniors - Cost $1025

Ven a Ver Salinas - Focus on Homelessness & Migrant Farm Workers
Oct. 31 - Nov. 3 | Open to freshmen & sophomores - Cost $250

For a Ven a Ver Application, please click here. Applications are due to Campus Ministry by Friday, August 24. For more detailed information about these opportunities, you may visit the Carondelet Campus Ministry webpage here.

You may contact Mrs. Lacy Matthews, Director of Campus Ministry with questions at  lmatthews@carondeleths.org.
Back to School Night - Thursday, Sept. 6

Carondelet faculty and staff are looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on  Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. You'll receive more information in the coming weeks about meeting your daughter's teachers and walking the halls (and maybe across Winton Drive) in the same 7-minute passing period she does! Stay tuned for more info.
Your outstanding Summer stories

We've heard that many of our students have had outstanding experiences this summer- working, interning, volunteering, and doing other remarkable things. Please share them with us! Fill out this form to let us know and we'll be in touch!
MySchoolBucks accounts 

You can create a My School Bucks account in order to purchase food at the cafe run by Epicurean cafe in the Garaventa Center. Check out the how-to's in the  Getting Started Guide to help with the set up process. Please note, when enrolling in the My School Bucks program, you must use your child's Student ID# when adding a student to your account. You will not be able search for students by birthdate. Visit the Cafe webpage here.

If you have any questions please contact Katie Almonte at kalmonte@carondeleths.org with any questions or concerns.
Incoming parent/guardian access to PowerSchool

All parents/guardians of incoming students should have received an email on July 17 about how to create a PowerSchool account. For our handy tip sheet, please click here. If you are having trouble logging in or need access to the email with instructions, please contact Katie Almonte ( kalmonte@carondeleths.org). 

Incoming students will receive access to PowerSchool and Schoology at their Tech Training next week.
Parent Volunteer opportunities

STUDENT STORE
Parents interested in volunteering in the Carondelet Student Store should contact Kathleen Henggeler at khenggeler@carondeleths.org. All time volunteered in the Student Store count towards PIP Hour Requirements.

VISIONS OF CHRISTMAS
We need more than 600 volunteers throughout the week of Visions. Volunteering opportunities are already available for sign ups through CERVISOr, contact Lauren Seeno Barbano.
Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

Would you like to add another email address to our E-Newsletter distribution list? If so, you can easily do this on your own by subscribing to our newsletter through this link

As a reminder, this will ONLY add you to our E-Newsletter distribution list, it will not update any of your information in PowerSchool. For PowerSchool updates, please contact Ms. Katie Almonte, Data Analyst.

Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Wednesday, Aug. 22
Out of State College Fair 
6:30 p.m. Garaventa Center
Friday, Aug. 24 Special Schedule 
Welcome Rally
1:05 p.m.
Early Release 1:50 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25 Welcome Dances
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Frosh - Garaventa Center
Soph., Jr., Sr. - DLS Quad
Tuesday, Aug. 28 Late Release - 3:00 p.m.
View Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 30 Mass of the Holy Spirit
View Schedule
Monday, Sept. 3 No School - Labor Day
Thursday, Sept. 6 Back to School Night 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7 No School
Faculty/Staff Professional Day
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