Feb. 17, 2019
Carondelet students win in court

Left to right: Nicole Abudayeh, Jazzy Maestro, Mitch Ward, Marjan Labib, Laura Bocek, Ashmin Sidhu, Sophia Vizinau, Grace Baer, Alli Lowe, Jessica Pulver

"I have discovered my passion for debate and law.... Having the opportunity to analyze a situation through two completely opposite perspectives has opened my eyes to the depth of people's choices and actions," Nicole Abudayeh '22.  Read more.
Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Sunday, Feb. 17
Monday, Feb. 18
Tuesday, Feb. 19
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Wednesday, Feb. 20
Thursday, Feb. 21
Sunday, Feb. 24

Over 300 students accepted into California Scholarship Federation for spring 2019

CSF Spring 2019

We will recognize over 300 students who were accepted into the California Scholarship Federation for spring 2019.  

The California Scholarship Federation group photo will take place this  Thurs., February 21 at 1:55 p.m. (start of X-Block) in the inner court.

Congratulations and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
AP Exam registration

AP Exam registration is due to Mrs. Valdez by 3:00 p.m. on Fri., February 22. Please make sure to bring your completed registration form to the Main Office.  Download your registration form here or pick up a form at the Main Office.  Thank you, Mrs. Margaret Valdez. 
Jefferson Awards nominations due March 1

The Jefferson Awards' Students in Action Program seeks to empower students to think big, choose their own public service passion, and engage their entire school and broader communities.

Nominate any Carondelet student, parent, teacher, or staff member who demonstrates extra-ordinary service. The nominee may qualify in one of two ways.

1. Continuous Service Award
The nominee has given and extra-ordinary amount of time to community service.

2. The Special Projects Award 
The nominee created a service opportunity to fulfill a neglected need in the community and fulfilled that need. 

To nominate a Carondelet community member, click nominate.   For questions, please email Natalie Terry   or contact her at 925-686-5353 ext 141.

Nominations are due by Friday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. 
Chemical reactions with Dr. T.

There was a whiff of yeast in the air last week in Room 34.  Students in Dr. Caroline Tsuyuki's Chemistry class studied the chemical reactions that make ethanol from sugar.  The protocol was designed to teach students about Stoichiometry, the study of chemical quantities, and introduce them to a number of techniques; including distillation and measurement of percent composition using density.  

The science of vaping and nicotine

On Tuesday, February 20, the Carondelet Science Department will spend time with classes discussing the risk associated with vaping and nicotine and the science behind its unhealthy affects. Your child may come home with some questions, so we provided a link to  FCD Prevention Works with Stanford Medicine: Vaping 101 for Parents and Caretakers. The site provides a power-point presentation as well as a webinar.
Senior Ball and Junior Prom

Senior Ball and Junior Prom are special nights for Carondelet and De La Salle students. Appropriate formal attire is required at both dances and we've include the information you need to enjoy these wonderful events.  Please download the guidelines here or select the image to the right to understand the essentials for appropriate dress and other information. 

When in doubt, or if you have any questions, please check with Ms. Main, Ms. Lettire, or your class moderators. 
Carondelet live auction Crab Feed - Sat. March 2 Volunteers and donations still needed

Hot Auction Item: Would your daughter love to pick her parking spot for the 2019-2020 school year. Buy your crab feed tickets today and bid on this exclusive opportunity at the live auction.

Crab Feed Tickets are on sale here.

The committee needs your help. There are two types of donations needed. 

1. Live Auction Donations: Select the donation form (and forward to or contact Melissa Jose at melgreenejose@yahoo.com) to donate your live auction items.

The Crab Feed is the biggest fundraiser for the Carondelet Parent Association and supports students with programming and scholarships throughout the year as well as parent education. Thank you, from your Carondelet Parents Association.
Become a Cougar Classic Sponsor

Thank you for considering a Cougar Classic sponsorship. Proceeds from our annual Carondelet golf tournament support programs and provide opportunities that benefit every Carondelet student. Your partnership helps Carondelet in our pursuit of educational excellence.  

Please click here to review the sponsorships packages.

Please contact Lauren Barbano '99, Director of Special Events, for assistance.  Thank you for your support of the Cougar Classic! 
NCS Playoffs: Carondelet hosts Basketball and Soccer on Wed., February 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Basketball defeated James Logan on Friday night and Soccer followed up with a win on Saturday night against Clayton Valley Charter. Carondelet will host basketball and soccer semi-final games on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Basketball will host Amador Valley at the Carondelet Gym on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Soccer will host Liberty on Wednesday, February 20 at the Carondelet Athletics Complex, Jeffery Field, at 7:00 p.m.  
Come support your Cougars on Wednesday night!
Upcoming Cougar 
sporting events


Carondelet Basketball takes on Amador Valley in the NCS semi-final game on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carondelet Gym. Join us for this exciting road to the NCS Championship. 

The best way to get the most timely updates is to follow us on twitter @Go_Carondelet and Facebook @cougarathletics.


Carondelet Soccer takes on Liberty in the NCS semi-final game on  Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carondelet Athletics Complex, Jeffery Field.  Join us for this exciting road to the NCS Championship. 

The best way to get the most timely updates is to follow us on twitter  @Go_Carondelet and Facebook   @cougarathletics.

Track and Field parent meeting
Mon., February. 18

There will be a Parent Meeting on Monday, February 18  at 5:00 p.m in the Hofmann Student Center at De La Salle.  
College and Career Sports Update:
Athletics Recruiting Night 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Athletics Recruiting Night originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 will be postponed due to recent scheduling changes and the continued success of our basketball and soccer teams in the NCS playoffs. 

Who will this workshop be for? 
This unique workshop will be open to all levels of student-athletes who want to pursue athletics scholarships and play sports at Division I, Division II, and Division III colleges and universities across the country.

We look forward to this special workshop, and we will inform you once a new date has been set. Thank you.
College and Career Updates

What is a Gap Year, and has your student ever considered it? 
A Gap year is a semester or year of experiential learning, a time for young students to explore the world, find their interests, and gain greater understanding of themselves and the areas of study they may want to pursue in college and life. Gap Years are a real fit for some students and many colleges and universities support these decisions. 

To learn more about Gap Years, attend the Bay Area USA Gap Year Fair hosted at the Athenian School on Sunday, February 24 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. To RSVP and learn more, select USA Gap Year.

Career Exploration Lunchtime Speaker Series: Nursing
Alumnae Christina Garner '11 from Alta Bates Summit Health, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, will visit Carondelet to talk with students about her career in nursing.  If your daughter thinks she may be interested in a career in health care, we hope you will encourage her to attend this lunchtime speaker series on Wednesday, February 20 during lunch.

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.  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
Incoming Class of 2023

Thank you for applying to the Carondelet Class of 2023. We've already started reviewing applications, and we will contact you if any documents are missing. To ensure your application is complete, please check the application portal.

Our faculty, staff, and coaches have truly enjoyed getting to know your daughter and family through the application process and look forward to sending out admissions decisions on March 22.

Needs-Based Financial Aid and Merit-Based Scholarship applications are due by Monday, February 18. Meeting this deadline is critical to have all aid information available when you are making enrollment decisions. For additional information, please visit our Financial Aid and Scholarship page or email Terri Meehan for aid and scholarship information.
Grad Night volunteers needed

The Parent Association needs volunteers for  Grad  Night. Some of the volunteer opportunities are tasks people can complete from home and other tasks require chaperones, food items, set up, and other needs. To learn more, go to CERVIS to sign up or text Dorothy Lowery at 530-320-5892 for the volunteers hours that can be completed at home.

Thank you for helping our students make safe choices. Click the Grad Night link to learn more about our  all-night, drug and alcohol-free celebration for Carondelet and De La Salle High School's graduating seniors .  
2019 graduation page is live!

The Graduation and End of the Year Activities page is live on our website under the Parent tab. Here you can find all information pertaining to the end of the year for your senior. From Senior Ball to Grad Night and everything in between, we have you covered on this page. Senior Parents, please make sure to look out for an e-mail from Maggie Lettire as it has important details about the next few months.
2019-20 Tuition Assistance Applications 
due Mon., February 18, 2019

Tuition Assistance applications for the 2019-20 school year are available on our website and due February 18.  You must reapply each year aid is needed.  Please see the website here for all pertinent information, due dates, and required documentation.  

Contact Terri Meehan at  tmeehan@carondeleths.org  or 925.686.5353 x152 with any questions you may have.
Carondelet Shuttle Service

Some seats are still available for reservation for the Spring Semester Shuttle.  Reservation requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are available for the full length of the spring semester ($500) or on a monthly basis ($160/month).  
Reservations are available to: 
  • Carondelet students
  • DLS siblings of current Carondelet students 
For more information and to make a reservation, visit the  Carondelet Shuttle webpage ( https://www.carondeleths.org/students/transportation) or email
Reminder: Heart to Heart Retreat one week away.
Parent-Volunteer opportunities

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