Oct. 2, 2018
Monday at lunch, we crowned the 2018 Homecoming Court, honoring students for character, faith, spirit, humanitarianism, leadership, service, and Cougar Pride! Congrats to all of the seniors who were honored!  View the photo gallery.
Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Tuesday, Oct. 2 Corazon Retreat
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Faculty/Staff Meeting

Blood Drive 
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

8:50 a.m.

Wellness Expo Lunch
Thursday, Oct. 4
Power Puff Game Lunch
Friday, Oct. 5.
First Friday Mass

Homecoming Rally

Homecoming Game 7:00 p.m.

Alumnae Homecoming Pre-Game Gathering 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Calicraft
Saturday, Oct. 6 Homecoming Dance

SAT Testing
Monday, Oct. 8 NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Tuesday, Oct. 9 Faculty & Staff Professional Day - Student Holiday

Wednesday, Oct 10 Frosh Day of Service

PSAT College Workshops

Workshop Wednesday for Seniors.

Admissions Information Night: 6:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dance & Homecoming Week

Homecoming is an exciting tradition that culminates with a dance on Saturday, October 6!  Click here  for more information on ticket sales, guest passes, dress code and the new vision of the dances to match age-appropriate groups and ease traffic flow. Tickets to the Frosh/Soph Dance can be purchased here.

Check out the flyer with this week's activities and watch the creative student-produced video!
Frosh / Soph Homecoming Picture Orders

Order your Homecoming pictures in advance of the dance. Pictures will be taken at the dance. Plan ahead. Select the Homecoming Photo Order link. Packages start at $10.
Emergency text message opt-in - Thursday afternoon

In order to receive text messages from Carondelet in emergency situations, you must opt-in. And you can do so immediately by texting the letter Y to 67587.  

60% of parents and guardians have already opted in, but many phone numbers are still "pending approval." For those numbers that are still "pending approval," 
Carondelet will send a text prompt at approx. 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. The text will be sent from the number "67587" and will read:
"Carondelet High School alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt"

When you receive the text message on Thursday, simply reply to that text with the letter "Y", and your phone number will be verified and registered in the system.  If you opt-in prior to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday or already have opted-in, you will not receive Thursday's text message described above.

This is a crucial service that we hope to never use. In an emergency, text can be the quickest way to communicate critical information. Thank you in advance for opting in to this important service.
STEM Innovation Center construction has begun!

Construction on our new STEM Innovation Center began in earnest this week as we add to our campus and better provide for our students' education! As we go forward, we will update you on campus procedures that will change as we make an effort to minimize disruption during construction. Four changes to campus live have already gone into effect. They are explained visually and more fully in the video below.  
  1. Fencing and screening is going up around the construction site to separate construction from campus life. 
  2. For safety and security reasons, the pedestrian gate to the crosswalk to De La Salle has closed. All students now walk out our front gate, down the sidewalk and then cross Winton Dr. at the crosswalk. 
  3. Due to construction parking there is no traffic entry through the garage gate. All traffic must now enter through the main entrance by Treat Blvd. 
  4. The good news is that no one will lose a parking space. There will, however, be some reassignments that Mrs. Caitlin Main has already communicated with those impacted. (Goes into effect Wed. Oct. 10)

Blood Drive tomorrow

C arondelet and De La Salle are hosting a Blood Drive at the Carondelet Gym O n Wednesday, October 3  from  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

There will be two types  of donations, whole blood and double red, which you can look into on the appointment link. All parents, alumni, family, and friends are welcome and encouraged to sign-up and give blood!
Parents, alumni, family, and friends, please join us by signing up through the following link: https://bit.ly/2MUWhQG
Students, please note: Current Carondelet and DLS eligible students will sign up through a different method. Please do not schedule any student appointments through the link above.
Frosh Day of Service - Permission Slips due Friday - Oct. 5

"Frosh Day of Service" is Wednesday, October 10 from 8:05 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is a special day when the entire freshman class will be introduced to the Carondelet tradition of "serving our dear neighbor". Our 200+ frosh students will go out into the community to volunteer in the morning, then gather back at school for reflection and prayer. Please read the full letter for more information and download and complete the permission slip. Completed permission slips are due Friday, October 5.
Basketball Open Gym this week

Athletics announcement: Open gym for basketball is Tuesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 4 from 3-5 p.m. All students interested in participating in basketball should attend.

Winter Sports Parent Meeting: Mon, Oct. 15

Athletics would like to invite all winter sport parents to an Athletics Winter Sports meeting.  Monday,   October 15  |   7:00 p.m. Garaventa Center
Meet your new Athletics Staff and receive important information regarding your daughter's participation in sports at Carondelet High School.
In addition, our head athletic trainer will be doing a live demo of Sportsware to hopefully make filling out your daughter's paperwork less stressful as there have been some changes.
We looking forward to seeing you on October 15!
Yearbook Family Ads for Seniors

Dear Families, help us produce the section most students immediately turn to - the family ad section. This is your opportunity to put in that adorable pictures of your daughter... or that hysterical photo you have threatened to show the world!

T hese messages are traditionally kept secret from your senior until the book is distributed in May. Please keep this tradition and keep your message confidential.

Standard pricing is now in effect.  Order your family ad here
College and Career Updates

Our Calendar is now online!
We update our online College and Career calendar  regularly 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.

I nteractive Exhibits: 10 a.m.  | Fair and Workshops: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Santa Clara Convention Center
Students from all grade levels interested in STEM are encouraged to attend this college fair. Students will have the chance to talk to colleges and universities representatives about their STEM degree programs, and attend a workshop to learn about internship and career opportunities from STEM industry professionals.

Workshop Wednesday for Seniors - Wednesday, October 10
Parents, seniors will attend Workshop Wednesday.  Student should come prepared with a draft of her college essay for social studies and english teachers to review. Additionally, students will choose from multiple workshops including application support for UC, CSU, Common App, and out-of-state colleges.  Mercy Pono from DVC will be presenting information about community college options and the transfer process.

PSAT - Wednesday, October 10
Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 10. Make sure your student gets a good night's sleep and eats a hearty breakfast.  This exam is purely for practice; however, junior students who score well may qualify for scholarships as a result.

East Bay Prep - We are excited to offer test prep classes this Fall on campus. 
The classes are semi-private and rolling admission, so you can start right away. 
There are no group lectures. Customized, individual study plans are prepared for each student.
Class Offerings: Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Attend once or twice per week depending on your goals. 5:1 student teacher ratio. 
What you'll learn
-Key test-taking strategies. Example: Completing the test on time
-Mastery of material: Reading, Writing, Math, and Science
-Metacognitive Study skills
-Critical Thinking: Reasoning and Problem Solving
Parent Meeting - Washington D.C. trip

Parent meeting for the trip to Washington, D.C. with Ms. Todesco will be on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 1. Questions? Contact Ms. Todesco!
Junior Ring Ceremony - Oct. 21

Juniors and Junior families, please join us as we celebrate our Junior Ring Ceremony to honor the Class of 2020.

Sunday, October 21, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Garaventa Center

Please stay after the ceremony for photos, desserts, and refreshments!
St. Marty's Party is Back!   

St. Marty's Party is a student-run Halloween event on Monday, October 29. We invite children to come and trick-or-treat at Carondelet. 

This year, we have invited kids from Monument Crisis Center's after-school program. With the help of many volunteers, we provide them with a pizza dinner, costumes, trick-or-treating, and carnival games. Each child is assigned to a high school buddy who escorts the child to all fun activities. 
Your help for Visions of Christmas

Visions of Christmas is Carondelet's largest fundraising event of the year! We entertain approximately 2,500 guests during five festive events. Here are a few ways to get involved:

Sponsorship Opportunities - Supporting this cherished event is an opportunity to partner with Carondelet in our pursuit of educational excellence. For more information, contact Lauren Seeno Barbano.

Gift Donations - These items benefit the Silent Auction. Please visit our gift registries at AmazonCrate & Barrel, Macy's and Target . If you would like to donate items for the silent auction outside of registries, please contact Jamie Frick at jfrick@carondeleths.org or 925.686.5353 (ext.193) 

Volunteer - Looking to get involved? We are looking for day of event volunteer coordinators and centerpiece coordinators. Sign up through CERVIS or contact Lauren Seeno Barbano at 925.686.5353 x173.

Freshman families - Please remember that you are required to participate in Visions of Christmas with a minimum of eight hours of service or through a gift-in-kind donation. Please click here for specifics.

Parent Volunteer opportunities

Parents interested in volunteering in the Carondelet Student Store should contact Kathleen Henggeler at khenggeler@carondeleths.org. All store volunteer time counts towards PIP Hour Requirements.

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