Mar. 24, 2019

St. Joseph's Day Liturgy:
The soul of human possibility lives in each and every one of us

Infant hand of the granddaughter of Mary Fichtenkort McFarland. Also named Mary.

"There are opportunities all around us, in our daily lives, to serve and to be the light. I think it starts with just showing up, with taking the time to be there for your family, your friends, or the stranger in need," said 2019 A lumna of the Year, Mary Fichtenkort McFarland '77. Read More
Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Sunday, March 24

Sisterhood Week
Monday, March 25
  • Periods 0-7
Tuesday, March 26
  • Periods 0-7
  • SOS! Softball Game vs. Cal High at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27
  • 8:50 a.m. Start
Thursday, March 28
Friday, March 29
  • Periods 0-7
  • Deadline to enroll for class of 2023
  • Choir Anaheim Retreat
  • Shalom Retreat
Sunday, March 31
  • Choir Anaheim Trip
  • Look for your E-News at 3:00 p.m.

Student art explores 
the psycho-social meaning of words 

"The thought of life coming from death intrigued me and I wanted to represent that in my sculpture," Maxine Galvan '21.  Read More.

Cougars Softball finds its swing and de-fenses

Left to right, Gabby Williams, Alex Schwenger, Jesse Juinio
If you haven't noticed, Softball is finding its swing and its defense. 

They have experienced some exceptional bats and strong defense, outscoring their opponents 31-7 in their last 4 games.  Alex Schwenger hit the first ever home run at the new Carondelet Athletics ComplexJesse Juinio, Gabby Williams, and Julianna Bridges would soon follow up with home runs of their own to drive the Cougar offense. 

The defense has helped out as well, pitching two shutouts in its last three games and an error free performance against San Ramon in a 4-0 victory.
Students invite you to the Cougar Classic!

Students had fun playing Glow Golf, and they invite you to have fun golfing at the Cougar Classic! 

Our annual golf tournament is April 15, and registration closes next week. 

The Cougar Classic is a fun-filled day on the course which 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. The Cougar Classic supports programs and opportunities that benefit all Carondelet students. 

Cougar Classic
Round Hill Country Club
Monday, April 15 

Single Golfers: $375 each*
Foursomes: $1,400*

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.   
Students visit Lawrence Livermore Labs

Eight of our students with a talent and passion for computer science visited the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Along with other high school students, our students toured the National Ignition Facility, visited the High Performance Computing Facility, played IT Family Feud, learned how to take apart a computer, and met "Cyber Warriors" who protect the Lab against cyber attacks. This visit inspired our future scientists to dream big. 
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.  The stay connected bag has the items below and a small picture frame so each child can have a keepsake picture of child and parent taken during the visit. 

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.

Submit by 11:30 p.m. tonight
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. 
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.
2019-20 Parking Permit Information

On-campus parking is a privilege we try to extend to as many students as possible. To accommodate our students for the 2019-20 school year, we will give consideration to our senior students with carpools, followed in order by single-rider seniors, juniors with carpools, and single-rider juniors. This system allows us to accommodate as many students as possible in our parking lot. Please note that we are unable to accommodate all of our driving students. Thank you for understanding. 

Our permit request portal on the Carondelet website will be open for students to access on Monday, April 1. Students are required to fill out the form for their designated graduation class by Thursday, April 4. 

For more information, please contact Caitlin Main.
Want to earn TRIPLE PIP Hours?
Come help out at the Cougar Classic 

We are looking for volunteers for the following jobs. 

Set up - 2 Volunteers Needed
8:15 - 11:00 a.m.; Earn 9 PIP Hours
On Course Help - 25 Volunteers needed
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; earn 21 PIP Hours
(no golf experience needed)
Event Clean-up - 3 Volunteers Needed
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; earn 12 PIP Hou

Please sign-up on CERVIS.
Upcoming Cougar 
sporting events
Spring sports this week

Varsity Lacrosse 

JV Lacrosse

Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m.
JV Lacrosse  vs. Acalanes  at CAC
Friday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m.
JV  Lacrosse  vs. Dublin
at  Dublin HS
Varsity Softball

JV Softball

JV Softball  vs. California  at California HS

JV Softball  vs. Dublin HS at Dublin

Varsity Swimming

No Matches scheduled.
JV Swimming

See varsity schedule

Cheer  vs. San Ramon Valley HS at California HS

Schedule Coming Soon
Track and Field

Friday, March 29 at TBD
Track and Field vs. Stanford Invitational at Stanford, CA

Saturday, March 30 at TBD
Track and Field vs. Stanford Invitational at Stanford, CA

Go! Cougars

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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 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 .  
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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