Nov. 06, 2018

In Carondelet classes, students actively use creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills that are vital to each student's future success.  This exciting video shows what learning looks like at Carondelet! Watch the video here.
Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Tuesday, Nov. 6
  • Periods 0-7
  • Corazon Retreat
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Thursday, Nov. 8
Thursday, Nov. 15 
Friday, Nov. 9
Friday, Nov. 16
  • Period 0-7
Monday, Nov. 12
  • No School Veteran's Day (Observed)
Monday, Nov. 19
  • Periods 0-7

Varsity Volleyball in Nor Cal Playoffs Tonight!

The Cougars Varsity Volleyball Team continues their playoff run and will host Branham on  Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carondelet Gym.

Coach Jerry Mix said, "I am excited for our team to compete for a second straight year in the Nor. Cal. playoffs." The team has worked really hard this season and earned a 6th seed in Division 2 after competing in Division 4 only a year ago. "I'm really proud of where are team is currently at," concluded Coach Mix.

Come out tonight and support our sisters as they take on Branham in the Nor. Cal playoffs. 

Golf Team Heads to CIF State Championships

Carissa Wu had a day to remember, Monday, as she helped the Carondelet Golf Team earn a spot in the California Interscholastic State Championships.

Wu, a junior, shot a 1-under 71 - which included a hole-in-one - to finish tied for the lead at the NorCal Regional Championships at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club. Wu's ace came on the 16th hole, a 135 yard par 3.   Wu then won a playoff with Granite Bay's Yena Jang with a par on the first extra hole.

Carondelet's Madison Gamble shot a 73 to finish in a tie for fourth place.

Carondelet had a team score of 393 to qualify for the CIF State Championships.

The top three teams at the Northern and Southern California regionals received bids to the state tournament, which is Wednesday, November 14 at the Victoria Club in Riverside.

Good luck Cougars in your upcoming playoff.  

Library Closure During CSJ Conference

Please see the schedule below for library changes on November 8 and 9. 



Thursday, November 8: Closed All Day 


Friday, November 9: closed from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please note:
There will be no printing available at these times. Please plan accordingly. 
National Letter of Intent Signings - Nov. 14

Carondelet Athletics is hosting National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday, November 14.  

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 
Visions of Christmas Quickly Approaching!

Don't miss your chance to join us at one of our holiday teas! Tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday teas are almost sold out. Click here to purchase your tickets now.  

Gift Donations - There is still time to donate to the Silent Auction. Please visit our gift registries at AmazonCrate & Barrel, Macy's and Target

If you would like to donate items such as vacation homes, sporting event tickets, wine, gift cards to your favorite restaurants and spa service gift cards, please contact Jamie Frick at  

Volunteer -We still need volunteers to help make this event a success. Please check out  CERVIS to see the ways you can volunteer at Visions of Christmas.  contact Lauren Seeno Barbano at 925.686.5353 x173.

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

Join us for Vision's newest event,  Bubbles and Brews, on
Thursday, November 29th. We will be hosting a 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. 
Modern Music Masters Honor Society Recognizes Carondelet Students

18 Carondelet and De La Salle students were inducted into The Modern Music Masters Honor Society (Tri-M),  an organization sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.

Tri-M highlights the importance of music education of future leaders. Chapter members are chosen for their musical experience as well as a strong desire to serve their community through leadership, service, and character. 

Katherine Blobner '20, acting Tri-M President, said, "it's important to recognize the accomplishments of student musicians as artists and active participants in their community through music and how it offers and opportunity for service and leadership."

Front row (L to R): Gabrielle Ong, Maggie Heiskell, Lauren Rivera, Julianna Giammona, Amanda Chloe Manaois, Julia Claire Camilon, Elizabeth Chung. 

Back row (L to R): Amy Way (moderator), Alex Chaffee, Anna Metkowski, Mariel Balandra, Jewelle Segarra, Emmy Dunn, Catherine DeVincenzi, Rachel Gotvald, Cindy Cardenas, Katherine Blobner, Angelo Grajeda, Michael Boushey.

Congratulations to this year's inductees!
Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning - Nov. 7

Carondelet students and parents are invited to attend the presentation of Happy,
Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning by bestselling author Harlan
Cohen on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the DLS Theater. Read more.
Happy Halloween 

We celebrated Halloween last Wednesday with a costume contest during lunch! And the costumes were creative and outstanding!

Happy Halloween from Cher and Dionne, Mary Poppins, Dora the Explorer, Lilo & Stitch, Napoleon Dynamite, Tinkerbell, and much more! 

Check out the full photo gallery.
Open House Welcomes Hundreds of Future Cougars

Faculty, staff, and students, welcomed future Cougars and their families to our campus last Sunday for Open House.  

Families  strolled the campus,  visited classrooms, talked with our caring, brilliant teachers, chatted with our bright student leaders, and visited with talented staff and administration. 

Thank you to all who attended and participated in making Open House a special day for future families looking to experience the Carondelet difference.
Water-Polo Finishes Winning Season and Sees Bright Future!

Walter Polo concluded their 2018 season 16-8 after a tough playoff loss to Miramonte HS in the playoffs.  Head Coach Cat Arroyo said she "was super excited the way the girls played and is looking forward to the bright future of this program and all it can do." 

Congratulations to our athletes, coaches, and staff for a winning season. 
Fall Uniform Sale underway

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!
College and Career Updates

Career Exploration Speaker Series: Construction Management and Design with Nicole Benavente '07 | November 7
Please encourage your daughters to attend the Career Explorations Speaker Series during lunch on November 7 in the College and Career Center.  Nicole Benavente '07 will share her experiences in commercial construction management and design.

Happy, Healthy, Almost Stress-Free College Planning | November 7 
Join author, public speaker, and national advice columnist, Harlan Cohen on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the DLS Theater. He will share his fresh approach to the college search and selection that gives students control over the process and reduces stress. 

Junior Road to College Night, Part 1 | November 14
7:00 p.m.  |  Garaventa Center
What are the five essential things you need to do to prepare for college during junior year? Join us on November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Garaventa Center. Junior students and parents are encouraged to attend this evening program to find out. Part 2 of this series will be held on May 1.

HOWL is Now Hear Late In November

The continued success of HOWL has inspired the college counseling team to stay around after school each day this month for HLIN. Encourage your student to spend her afternoons with us completing her CUS, UC, and Regular Decision applications.

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

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
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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