Mar. 31, 2019
Carondelet students 
interviewed on Spanish television

Cartas Con Amor

When Natalie Ionescu '20 and J ackie Brown '20 created Cartas Con Amor (Letters with Heart), they brought a sense of caring to hundreds of detained immigrants at the U.S. and Mexican border. With the help and guidance of Modern Language teacher Karina Thor and Campus Ministry, Natalie and Jackie learned anxiety may weigh down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.  

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

Sunday, March 31

Choir Anaheim Trip
Monday, April 1
  • Periods 0-7
  • Urban Plunge
Tuesday, April 2
  • Periods 0-7.
Wednesday, April 3
  • 8:50 a.m. Start
  • Sophomore meeting for Junior Rings: 8:30 a.m. in the Garaventa Center
  • Beat Cafe: 11:40a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
  • Pygmalion Production Alumni Preview: 5:00 p.m.
  • College Preview Night: 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 4
  • 8:05 a.m. Start
  • Urban Plunge
  • Elections
  • Pygmalion Production: 7:00 p.m. at the De La Salle Theater
Friday, April 5
  • Periods 0-7
  • Pygmalion Production: 7:00 p.m. at the De La Salle Theater
Sunday, April 7

Last chance to join us at the Cougar Classic

Registration closes this Thursday, April 4 at noon.  
Don't miss a day of fun in the sun at Round Hill Country Club in support of programs and opportunities that benefit every Carondelet student. 

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.   
Pygmalion: presented by Carondelet and De La Salle Theater Arts Company

Bring your family and friends to a contemporary setting of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, performed by the Carondelet and De La Salle Theater Arts Company.

Follow the tale of a poor, young flower girl (Eliza Doolittle) who has been overlooked and disrespected.

Given the opportunity to improve her station in life, Eliza decides to take language lessons in order to gain the respect of others and improve her life.  Enjoy this modern setting and style of Pygmalion.  

Purchase tickets here or at the De La Salle Bookstore.

Alumni Preview:  April 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Performed at the Brother Celestine Cormier, FSC Theater  on the De La Salle campus, 1130 Winton Drive, Concord, CA.   Show times and dates are below.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (Opening Night)
Friday, April 5, 2019
at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6 2019
at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 
at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:  Adults - $12;  Students/Senior Citizens - $6
Winton Arts Festival begins this week

The Winton Arts Festival is a celebration of the Arts by Carondelet and De La Salle students. Join us for a variety of visual and performing arts events over the months of April and May. 

We begin this week with the Beat Café (student, faculty, and staff only) and the performances of Pygmalion (open to the public) by the Carondelet and De La Salle Theater Arts Company.

Beat Café will take place in the Inner Court on Wednesday, April 3 at lunch. 
2019-20 Parking Permit Information

Student parking permit request forms will be available for students at this webpage, starting tomorrow, April 1. Students are required to fill out the form for their designated class by Thursday, April 4 at 4:00 p.m.  

For more information, please contact Mrs. Caitlin Main. 
Jordyn Young, Prep2Prep NCS Sophomore of the Year

"No team on Carondelet's schedule this season was immune to the scoring ability of sophomore Jordyn Young," said Prep2Prep Senior Contributor, Nate Smith. "For her efforts...we are pleased to recognize Jordyn Young as the Prep2Prep North Coast Section Sophomore of the Year."

Congratulations to Jordyn on her accomplishments.
Softball wins 7th straight

Varsity Softball took its 7th straight on Saturday with an 11-4 win over Arroyo. Our hitters were out in force.  Audrey Jullien added a 2 RBI double to the fence and played a strong right field. Alex Schwenger hit a triple and Gabby Williams, Ella Kirkland, Brooke Ventrelle, and Caroline Ghisletta also added doubles to the fence.
Choir hits high note and wins in Anaheim

Carondelet and De La Salle brought their own brand of Disney magic to the stage.

Carondelet and De La Salle Choral won first place and earned a silver rating while Concert Choir earned a silver rating at the WorldStrides Heritage Festival in Anaheim.  
Artistic bus in Inner Court supports Get on the Bus

Nearly 25 students from Mr. Kjera's Art class, various clubs, and volunteers joined to support the Get on the Bus program by building an artistic bus in the Inner Court. 

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.  

Please take the opportunity to contribute to the stay connected bags for each child.  The stay connected bag has the items below in it as well as a small picture frame so each child can have a keepsake picture of child and parent taken during the visit. Other items allow children to write letters to their parents and draw pictures.

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.
Paper straws at Carondelet

I decided to do something to make a change, so I wrote letters to the school administration to inform them about the effects plastic straws have on marine life and encourage them to use paper straws in the Garaventa Center. I am happy that my dream has become a reality and I hope that with more efforts to reduce our school's carbon footprint we can become a completely plastic-free school.  

Article by Haley Brathwaite '20.
Celebrating Earth Day early 

This past week Carondelet celebrated Earth Week a little early because Earth Day will come during our spring break. Carondelet started by hosting a sustainable bake sale and raised $218 dollars for the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). 

Article by Laura Bocek '20. 

Corazon builds relationships

Mary Smith '21 said, "I loved that on Corazon we got to bond with our religion class and get to talk to and receive advice from our peer leaders. Everyone got to share their stories.... I grew closer with my classmates and got to learn more about everyone."
Sophomores extrapolate absolute zero

Absolute zero is the temperature at which all molecular motion stops.  It has never been reached in reality but can be estimated experimentally.  Students in Dr. T's Chemistry class performed a guided-inquiry experiment to test Charles' Law that shows a direct relationship between the volume of a gas and temperature.  In the process, the class pooled its collective data to see if the value of absolute zero (-273 degrees Celsius) can be extrapolated. 
The experiment was a resounding success!
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, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.
JV Lacrosse  vs. Acalanes  at CAC
Saturday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.
JV  Lacrosse  vs. Oak Ridge
at Oak Ridge
Varsity Softball

JV Softball

JV Softball in  Antioch Invitational at Worth Shaw Sports Complex

JV Softball in Antioch Invitational at Worth Shaw Sports Complex

Varsity Swimming

No meets scheduled this week.
JV Swimming

See varsity schedule

No matches scheduled this week.

Schedule Coming Soon
Track and Field

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 
  • April 2, Bucknell University, one of the few liberal arts colleges that offers engineering, has representatives visiting Carondelet on April 2 during 2nd period.  Students should pre-register on Naviance. 
  • April 3, College Preview Night for Junior Parents: College Preview Night is Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hofmann Center at De La Salle. College representatives from the UC's, CSU's, out-of-state public colleges and universities, the Colleges that Change Lives, and the community college system will walk parents and students through the review of the application process. This is an excellent event that should not be missed! 
  • April 5, The University of Nottingham has representatives visiting on April 5 during lunch.  Your daughter will learn what it's like to attend college in the UK and the affordability of a college education abroad. Students should pre-register on Naviance.
  • 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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