Mar. 17, 2019

Carondelet Choir jams with the Melodores

Carondelet visited by Melodores
Carondelet visited by Melodores
Melodores at Carondelet
Melodores at Carondelet

"I loved seeing the interaction between the Melodores and our students.  It was inspiring seeing them work in conjunction with each other and see the creative juices flowing.  I couldn't stop smiling after hearing them perform their song after the break-out sessions," said Melissa Jose, Carondelet's Parent Association Board President.  Read More.
Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Sunday, March 17

Sisterhood Week
Monday, March 18
  • Periods 0-7
  • Faculty/Staff vs. Varsity Basketball Game during lunch
Tuesday, March 19
  • Periods 0-7
  • St. Joseph's Day
  • Coffee with College Counselors 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 20
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 22
  • No School
  • Admissions letters mailed
  • SOS! Stunt vs. Amador Valley HS 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
  • Look for your E-News at 3:00 p.m.

Blacklight Night Rally and Dance on Thursday
No school on Friday!

Following our Sisterhood Week, we will have a new Blacklight Rally and Dance. 

The theme for the rally and 
dance is Galaxy. So get ready for a glow, blacklight event for the ages!

Click ticket sales to get your tickets. $10 ticket includes a slice of pizza too. 

All sorts of fun activities:
  • Glove in the dark games during the dance; including ping pong, corn-hole, and mini-golf
  • Photo booth
  • Glow in the dark spirit-wear for your class
Enjoy this fun event.
Lenten Project restores families

Get on the Bus - Lenten Project 2019
Get on the Bus - Lenten Project 2019
For our Lenten Project this year we are partnering with Get On The Bus. We  will  sponsor a bus trip for children, from the Oakland area, to visit their parents at High Desert State Prison in May.  

When children visit their parents in prison, the day of traveling and visiting is long and emotional. We know that comfort items and ways to stay connected with parents are important. 

We will provide a stay connected bag for each child.  This bag includes crayons, pens and pencils, stickers, cards, envelopes, and stamps, so each child can write letters and stay in touch with his or her parent. The stay connected bag also has a small picture frame so each child can have a keepsake picture of child and parent taken during the visit. Finally, all children receive a teddy bear to cuddle with on their bus trip home. 

Items needed between March 18 and April 12.

* Seniors are collecting stationary, pens, and pencils.

* Juniors are collecting picture frames and stickers.

* Sophomores are collecting colored pencils, crayons, and pencil pouches. 

* Freshman are collecting teddy bears.

One More Week! 
Carondelet Parent Association  Essay Contest 
for college bound seniors 

Attention all college bound seniors. The Parent Association Essay Contest awards three $1,000 scholarships to college bound seniors. Submit your essay by Sunday, March 24 by 11:30 p.m

This year's prompt is Define Success.  Please select the ESSAY REQUIREMENTS LINK to learn the details and requirements of this exciting opportunity. 

Please submit your essay to Thank you for submitting your essay to the Parent Association Essay Contest for college bound seniors. 
Play hooky on tax day
join us on the golf course

Dear Dads, Moms, and Friends,
Come out to Round Hill Country Club for a day of fun in the sun on the links.  The Cougar Classic supports programs and opportunities that benefit all Carondelet students. 

The Cougar Classic is a fun-filled day on the course. The day includes a scramble-style format at the exclusive Round Hill Country Club; where we will have prizes, awards, a premium hosted bar, and a clubhouse banquet. All proceeds benefit young women's education. 

Cougar Classic
Round Hill Country Club
Monday, April 15 
Single Golfers: $350 each*
Foursomes: $1,300*

Sponsorship Opportunities: 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! 
Upcoming Cougar 
sporting events
Spring sports this week

Varsity Lacrosse 

Varsity Lacrosse  vs.  St. Ignatius  at CAC

JV Lacrosse

Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m.
JV Lacrosse vs. St. Ignatius at CAC
Friday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.
JV Lacrosse vs. San Ramon Valley at San Ramon Valley 
Varsity Softball

Varsity Softball  vs.  San Ramon Valley  
at  San Ramon Valley

JV Softball

JV Softball  vs.  Monte Vista  at

JV Softball  vs.  San Ramon Valley  
at  CAC

JV Softball vs. James Logan Tournament at James Logan 

JV Softball vs. James Logan Tournament at James Logan 
Varsity Swimming

Wednesday, March 20 at 3:45 p.m.
Varsity Swimming vs. California at California HS

Friday, March 22 at TBD
Varsity Swimming vs. DLS Invite at De La Salle High School

Saturday, March 23 at TBD
Varsity Swimming vs. DLS Invite at De La Salle High School
JV Swimming

See varsity schedule

Cheer  vs.  Monte Vista High School  at
San Ramon Valley High School

Cheer  vs.  Amador Valley High School  at Carondelet Gym.

Schedule Coming Soon
Track and Field

Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Track and Field vs. Monte Vista/Cal at Monte Vista

Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 a.m.
Track and Field vs. Serra Top 7 Invitational at Serra High School

Saturday, March 23 at TBD
Track and Field vs. Mt. Carmel Invitational at San Diego, CA

Go! Cougars

The best way to get the most timely updates is to follow us on twitter 
@Go_Carondelet and Facebook   @cougarathletics.
Athletics Recruiting Night - March 20
Is your daughter interested in playing collegiate sports?

Join Tom Williams and Catherine Arroyo on Wednesday, March 20 from 7:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. in the Garaventa Center for an important workshop for student-athletes interested in pursuing athletics at the collegiate level. Our Athletics Program continues to become a national model for high school athletics, routinely drawing the attention from colleges and universities across the country.

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.

Please click here to learn more about the topics of discussion as well as the opportunity to ask your specific questions. Read More!
Senior parents: merit awards and scholarships

Dear Senior Parents, please ask your student to send her counselor copies of her merit awards and scholarships from colleges. Tracking this data helps us advise future students about colleges that are generous with merit aid. 
College and Career Updates

College Kick Start: Junior parents, please  sign your daughter up for our annual college application workshop, College Kick Start, that runs from June 3 to June 7. 

Save the Dates for March and April College and Career Events 
  • March 19, Coffee with the College Counselors: D rop in for a cup of joe and an informal chat with the college counseling team.
  • March 20, Representatives from DePaul University (largest Roman Catholic university in the nation, known for business, film, and performing arts) visit Carondelet. Encourage your junior student to log into Naviance to sign up and get details. 
  • March 26, Representatives from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (excellent for direct-entry Nursing and great school spirit) visit Carondelet. Encourage your junior student to log into Naviance to sign up and get details.
  • April 3, College Preview Night for Juniors: Hear application advice from a panel of college admissions officers representing the UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges, out-of-state public colleges, and private colleges.
  • April 10, Sophomore Road to College Night - Date Change:   In an effort to streamline and maximize your time with us, Sophomore Road to College Night is being moved from March 27 and combined with Testing Information Night.
  • April 10, SAT and ACT Information Night:  A testing expert will cover the basics you need to know for the SAT and ACT.  The program will begin with the critical information sophomore students and parents need now to plan ahead for college. This event is essential for sophomores and open for freshmen and juniors.
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
7th grade HPST practice test

We have a wonderful opportunity available exclusively for 7th-grade students. Carondelet will be hosting a practice HSPT (High School Placement Test) on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Garaventa Center on the Carondelet campus. The HSPT is given to all students applying to any Catholic High School in the Oakland, San Jose, or San Francisco Dioceses.  

Our HSPT practice exam is available for girls and boys at $50 per student. This practice exam will help students familiarize themselves with the HSPT and will give insight into current areas of strength and growth. Please select HPST Practice Exam Registration or visit our Admissions Page to learn more.
Update: Grad Night volunteers needed - May 26

Pay it forward: Grad Night still needs chaperones and volunteers. For the parents/guardians of juniors, this is the perfect opportunity to have a fresh look into Grad Night for your rising seniors. Help us set a new trend that pays it forward and offer to volunteer as a chaperone! 

To learn more, go to  CERVIS  to sign up or text Dorothy Lowery at 530-320-5892.

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. 

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 .  
Update: additional graduation tickets

All extra tickets have been claimed. You will be notified by e-mail from Donna Akridge if you received an extra ticket.  Look for upcoming information in E-News.

Do you have additional family members who want to attend? The Garaventa Center does not require a ticket on the day of graduation. We will also have a live stream for out of town family members to watch. Thank you for supporting the Carondelet additional, graduation ticket process.
Parking lot reminders: 
Drop Off Procedures

In order to keep morning drop-off as safe and efficient as possible, please drop your daughter off in our drop-off zone near the Carondelet Gym. Pulling into numbered parking spaces or pulling over in front of the Main Building is not permitted but, more importantly, it creates traffic congestion and a disruption of traffic flow. 

We know the mornings are hectic, and we just want to create the safest and smoothest process for all families.  Thank you.
Re-enrollment Registration

Carondelet's student Re-enrollment Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will open in April. Look in upcoming E-News for your daughter's Re-enrollment Registration dates.
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, an email from Maggie Lettire went out on Friday morning, March 8, regarding graduation and other details.
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 ( or email
Parent-Volunteer opportunities

Cougar Classic
Join us for a fun day out on the golf course (no golf experience needed) at Round Hill Country Club or volunteer to donate food and beverages for the tournament. Sign up on CERVIS. Thank you for helping!


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