Dec. 4, 2018
E-Newsletter moving to Sunday publication

We will begin publishing our E-News on Sundays to better help you see the week ahead. Our first publication will be December 9.
Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Wednesday, Dec. 5
  • 8:50 a.m. Start
  • Faculty Staff Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 11 
Thursday, Dec. 6
Wednesday, Dec. 12 
Thursday, Dec. 13
Friday, Dec. 14
Monday, Dec. 10
Saturday, Dec. 15

Weekend wins  in Cougar sports

Girls Freshman Basketball

Freshman basketball won the 2018 Jim Feria JV Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday. Yes, that is correct. Freshman won the JV Tournament. "We won because of good teamwork," said Milan Cox '22, who received MVP honors for the tournament. " It felt really good to win MVP for the tournament and I'm really grateful."


Girls Freshman Soccer

The freshman soccer team won the Liberty Tournament in Brentwood this past weekend. Discussing the victory, Gillian B. '22 said, "w e were able to take our individual skills and work together in a short amount of time" to have success. Gillian also went on to mention "t he thing I like the most about my team are the girls. Everyone gets along really well and has a lot of fun." 
Visions of Christmas 
Online Auction c loses tonight

Here are just a few of the exciting items in our online auction that closes
TONIGHT Tuesday, December 4th at 10:00 p.m.  BID HERE!  for r emaining Visions items.

1. One Parking Spot on campus for remainder of 2018-2019 academic  year!

2. Guaranteed Parking for 2019-2020 academic school year 

3. Reserved Front Row Seating for the Class of 2019 Graduation- Includes a
total of eight (8) reserved (every family gets 4, this ensures you get 4 more for a
total of 8), front row seats for the graduation on Sunday, May 26 and reserved
parking for two vehicles.

4. Carondelet Crab Feed - enjoy a very special evening at a private table for 10
guests. Along with the succulent dungeness crab and tender tri-tip steak, you will
enjoy premium wines, appetizers and dessert, at a beautifully decorated table at
the Crab Feed on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Math teachers present at California conference

Kristina Levesque, Lesley Schooler, and Mary Beth Dittrich. 
Five members of the Carondelet Math Department presented at the 
California Mathematics Council's North Conference  in Pacific Grove.  Presenters and their topics included:
  • Amanda Jain's "Figure It Out! Putting Students in the Drivers Seat"
  • Christy Marin's "Blow It Up!  Facilitating Controversial Sorting Task Debates" 
  • Mary Beth Dittrich, Kristina Levesque, and Lesley Schooler's "Initial Results of New, Innovative Algebra 1 Program"
Congratulations to our Math Department for their work as leaders and models in their field.
Amanda Jain
Christy Marin
Annual Advent Project - Dec. 3

Our annual Advent Project began on Monday, 
Dec 3. Each year we choose local organizations to support during the season of Advent by collecting items they need. This is part of our on-going mission to help the dear neighborhood by assessing and responding to the needs of our community.

This year we will support: 
  • Monument Crisis Center: toiletries to be given out to adults & children at the Holidays 
  • Shelter Inc.: feminine hygiene products for their women's shelter 
  • White Pony Express: children's books for their free, general store 
Students have the opportunity to take a gift tag with a list of 3-4 items to purchase and bring back to school by Friday, December 14.Thanks for your support of the Advent Project. If you have questions, contact Natalie Terry: 
Christmas concert: Carondelet & De La Salle

Join us on
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. for Carondelet and De La Salle's choir and bands Christmas concert. This year's concert will be held in the Hofmann Center at De La Salle. Admission is complimentary, so join us for a festive holiday concert.
Last week: Dogfight at DLS Theater  

DLS's theater production continues through Dec. 8. Come out and see this year's musical, Dogfight.

The production will run during the following dates.
  • Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Sweats Day raises $1700 for fire victims

We would like to thank the staff, faculty, and students for their generosity and contributions to help those affected by the California fires. 

Stay tuned for a second Sweats Day so we can further support those in need.

Again, thank you for your generosity. 

Warm Regards, 
Lacy Matthews
Director of Campus Ministry
Upcoming Cougar 
sporting events


Varsity Basketball JV Basketball
Frosh Basketball
SJND Elite Showcase
Sat., Dec. 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Chabot College


Varsity Soccer
JV Soccer Frosh Soccer
Madera Tournament
Fri., Dec. 7 at 2:20 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 12
6:00 p.m.  at the CAC 
Thur., Nov. 13
6:00 p.m.  at the CAC

Wed., Dec. 12

4:00 p.m. at CAC

Thur., Dec.13

4:00 p.m. at CAC 

Sat., Dec.,15

1:00 p.m. at Berkeley HS 

Wed., Dec. 5
6:00 p.m. at CAC
Fri., Dec., 7
6:00 p.m. at CAC
Textbooks for 2nd semester courses

Important Reminder: Juniors and Seniors with new classes in January can visit the bookstore to purchase any textbooks and pay course fees for their new classes by clicking here.
College and Career Updates

Application Deadline for Seniors
Parents of seniors, we shared the following deadlines with your students
recently and want you to be aware of them too:
  • If your student is applying to a college with a January 1 or January 5 application deadline, she must add the college to her Naviance list, request her transcript, and ask for essay assistance by December 14. College & Career will be closed during Christmas break and will be unable to send transcripts or review essays during that time.
  • The California State University (CSU) System extended their application deadline to December 15 for all California residents due to the fires in Northern and Southern California.
Career Exploration Lunchtime Speaker Series: Biomedical Engineering 
Join alumnae Jenn Alandy Trahan '00 on Wednesday, December 5 during lunch in the College and Career Center (room 13). Jenn is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in the
Department of English at Stanford University. She will share her experiences working
as a writer and novelist. If your daughter is interested in writing or academia, please encourage her to attend. All grade levels are welcome.

College & Career Assignment for Freshmen
Last week during freshmen Big History classes, the College & Career Counselors introduced students to Naviance, our online college and career platform. Counselors guided students through an exploratory personality assessment and career inventory. The results of each student's Career Interest Profiler and corresponding assignment (due December 7) will provide the counselors with valuable information that will be used during the academic advising process next semester. Ask your daughter to share her results and the Holland Code with you.

Our Calendar is now online!
We update our online  College and Career calendar  every week with college events happening on-campus and throughout the Bay Area, like the upcoming NACAC and Performing Arts College Fair and the Coast-to-Coast College Consortium information session. We post annual parent information nights and in-class student programs too.  Bookmark our calendar  and stay in the know. Check out the calendar here

Fall sports photos needed

Yearbook is looking to connect with the parents that take photos at Carondelet sporting events.  

If you have photos that you are willing to share with us, please let us know.

Carondelet yearbook can be reached at

Thank you, Michelle Koski
Parent-Volunteer opportunities

Parents interested in volunteering in the Carondelet Student Store should contact Kathleen Henggeler at All store volunteer time counts towards PIP Hour Requirements.
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