Nov. 13, 2018

National Letter of Intent Signing Day tomorrow!

Carondelet Athletics is celebrating the accomplishments of athletes who have signed letters of intent with colleges across the country. 

All families are invited to attend and all students are encouraged to join us as we celebrate student-athletes who will be pursuing their athletic, academic, and personal goals at the intercollegiate level. Please let us know you're coming and RSVP here

Wed. Nov. 14
11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Carondelet Gym 

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

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Tuesday, Nov. 20

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Wednesday, Nov. 21

Thursday, Nov. 15 
Thursday, Nov. 22 
  • Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, Nov. 16
  • Period 0-7
Friday, Nov. 23 
Monday, Nov. 19
  • Periods 0-7
Saturday, November, 24

  • Class of 2013: Five-Year Reunion 
    Skipolini's Pizza - Walnut Creek

Visions of Christmas: Just Two Weeks Away!

Check out new volunteer opportunities on  CERVIS to earn PIP hours through donations. 

If you are interested in attending a tea, we only have a few tickets left for Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here  to purchase your tickets.   Or, join us on Thursday for our new cocktail party - Bubbles and Brews. Details below.

For more information, contact  Lauren Seeno Barbano  at 925.686.5353 x173.
Bubbles and Brews: A Fun New Visions Event

Join us for Visions' newest event,  Bubbles and Brews, on  Thursday, November 29th. We will be hosting a cocktail party with hand-crafted beer from local breweries, champagne, wine, and small bites. Enjoy this perfect opportunity to spend the evening socializing with fellow alumnae, parents, and the greater Carondelet Community.  Feel free to bring a friend!

Click here to purchase your tickets. 
Odyssey of the Mind Applications Due Nov. 16

The Carondelet Math Department is accepting  applications  for the 2018-2019 Odyssey of the Mind Team Odyssey of the Mind  is an international competition that involves creative problem solving.

We are looking for up to 7 Carondelet students to compete as a team on March 2, 2019 at Concord High School.  We will meet for roughly 2 hours per week leading up to the competition.  Please complete the application here .  

Applications are due by Friday, November 16th.  If you have questions, please contact Amanda Jain at  or Lesley Schooler at .

Model United Nations team wins awards at Stanford and Diablo Valley College conferences

Model United Nations is a simulation of the actual United Nations where students step into the shoes of ambassadors from member states. 

"Being able to eloquently defend your position empowers all of our club members and makes conferences like Stanford worth all the hours of preparation," said Laura Bocek, '20.

From left to right: Ariana Carra, Ellen Bezanson, Hayley Hoover, Janessa Torres, 
Yuli Gonzales, Emmy Dunn, Emily Schiffenhaus, Frank Brinkerhoff. (not pictured: Delaney Dunn, 
Nicole McGowan, Mary Siemons, Elizabeth Kresse, Aspen Stoffel, Alli Lowe, Caroline Kemner, 
Chloƫ De Smedt, Audrey Mills, Nicole Abudayeh)

To learn more about our winners and the conferences,
read the article here.

Standford Model UN Awards
  • Christina and Nicole Abudayeh won verbal commendations.
  • Laura Bocek and Alison Worswick received verbal commendations.
  • Eva Eleftheriadis received an honorable mention.
Diablo Valley College Model United Nations  
  • Ellen Bezanson and Allie Lowe won Distinguished Delegate Awards.
  • Nicole Abudayeh won the Exceptional Delegate Award.
Nicely done by our Model United Nations Team and a special thank you to Phil Miller, our moderator and Social Studies Chair, for his work with our students and the competitions.  
Ven a Ver Salinas: An Intersection of Christ's Love

Students travelled to Dorothy's Place in Salinas, a daytime kitchen and drop in shelter, to provide the type of assistance often called upon in the Gospels and at the core of Carondelet's commitment to serve the dear neighbor.  

"Salinas reinforced the sisterhood vision for me and this was the first time I saw Jesus this clearly," said Athena L. '21.  

Religious Studies teacher Adam Chaffey expressed, "There is an intersection of Christ's love when joy crosses with sorrow. Our students willingly gave the love of Christ in the form of warm meals and warmer smiles." 

Thank you to all students, faculty, and staff for participating in Ven a Ver Salinas.   
Varsity Volleyball: 5 Game Playoff Battle!

The Cougars Varsity Volleyball Team battled against Aragon but came up just short in game 5 of the Northern California CIF Playoffs. The Carondelet defense was strong all night and the team rallied in game 4 before dropping the close 5th game 15-12.   

The Cougars finished the season 25-11. Coach Mix said, it was "such a great match to close out the year. I'm so proud of every one of these girls."  Congratulations, Cougars!

Author visit inspires students

Author Gregory Crouch spoke to student in Ms. Woo's English class on what it takes to be a published writer, with emphasis on the revision process, which can take from months to years.

Students asked questions that drew positive and frank remarks about the life of a writer and the writing process. Sarah P. '21 appreciated the emphasis Mr. Crouch placed on verbs as "the muscles of writing," she said.
Construction Update

De La Salle begins construction on its new athletic complex on Tuesday, November 13th. (The project will take several months).  The details below will help you with your morning commute and drop-off routines. Please allow yourself some extra time when coming to school in the mornings.
  • All Carondelet drop-off/pick-up should happen on our campus.
  • The DLS driveway on Treat Blvd. will become exit only, so all incoming traffic will flow through Winton Drive.
  • Traffic Directors will be on site in the mornings to assist with traffic flow. 
College and Career Updates

Girls  State
Juniors - Girls State nominations are due in the College and Career Office by November 16. The delegate will be selected based on character, participation in community service, clubs, leadership, and in the top 30% of the class. Come to the College and Career Center for more information or to submit the nomination form.

Junior Road to College Night, Part 1 | November 14
7:00 p.m.  |  Garaventa Center
As a reminder, last week the college counselors emailed students and parents links to resources that will be helpful to review before the presentation. We look  forward to seeing you and answering your questions tomorrow evening.  

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

Class of 2013: Five Year Reunion 
Saturday, Nov. 24

Register here to reconnect with friends and bring a new friend along.

Join the Class of 2013 for a 5 Year Reunion at  Skipolini's Pizza (Walnut Creek) on Saturday, November, 24 | 

Adjustment to School Days During Visions of Christmas

From Tuesday, November 27 - Friday, November 30, please note the following changes to the regular school day as we host Visions of Christmas, our signature fundraising event.

Lunch Closure: The cafeteria will be closed all week, please have your daughter plan her lunch accordingly.

Special Schedule: Please take a look at the special schedules for the week and note our 1:55 p.m. dismissal times. 

Parking Needs: Due to parking requirements, we highly encourage all students to leave campus directly after 7th period.

Daily Schedules:
Tuesday, November 27 Schedule
Wednesday, November 28 Schedule
Thursday, November 29 Schedule
Friday, November 30 Schedule
Fall Uniform Sale closes Saturday

Parents, get discounted prices on Mills Uniform apparel during the Fall Sale! 

November 3 - 17
10% off all in-stock items
25% (or more) off Clearance items 
$5 shipping on orders of at least $100  during the sale

Offers online and in-store.

Mark your calendar for the sale in Early November!
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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