Oct. 23, 2018
Registration is now open!  
Celebrate the Season with us!  Visit the Visions webpage.
Upcoming Events & Special Schedules
(be sure to check Carondelet's online calendar for updates and full information)

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Corazon Retreat

Periods 0-7
Wednesday, Oct. 24
8:50 a.m. Start

FAFSA Workshop for Senior Parents 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25
8:05 a.m. Start View Special Schedule

Sr. Clare Dunn Forum: 9:25 - 10:45 a.m.

Dress Uniform

Frosh Advisory (X-Block): 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. 
Friday, Oct. 26
Period 0-7

Winter Sports Athletic Registration Due 
Monday, Oct. 29
Winter Sports Tryouts:  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

St. Marty's Party:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Corazon Retreat

Winter Sports Tryouts:  3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
8:50 a.m. Start

Ven a Var Salinas
Thursday, Nov. 1
8:05 a.m. Start View Special Schedule

All Saints Day Liturgy 9:25 - 10:45 a.m.

Winter Sports Tryouts 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Ven a Ver Salinas
Friday, Nov. 2
First Friday Mass 7:20 - 8:00 a.m.

Winter Sports Tryouts 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Ven a Ver Salinas

Ven a Ver DC
Sunday, Nov. 4
Open House 2 - 4 p.m.
Sr. Clare Dunn Political Forum - Oct. 25
Prison: To Punish or to Reform

The biennial Sr. Clare Dunn Political Forum is this Thursday, October 25. This year's topic, Prison: To Punish or to Reform, serves to educate students and enhance the civil discourse on an important national issue. Four expert panelists from different backgrounds will share diverse perspectives on America's criminal justice system. Look for more on this riveting forum and its engaging dialogue with  Vikrant Reddy,  Senior Research Fellow at the  Charles Koch Institute; Dr. Nikki JonesAfrican American Studies, UC Berkeley; Mark Drevno, Jails to Jobs, and Danny Thongsy.

To learn more about Sister Clare Dunn, read about  Sister Clare Dunn and enjoy the 7-minute video

Students: Dress Uniform for Thursday's Sr. Clare Dunn Forum. Please review the Uniform Policy  to ensure that your daughter is properly dressed.

Angelina Anderson '19 Selected for FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup 

U.S. Soccer announced Angelina Anderson '18 was selected to the 2018 U-17 Women's World Cup Team.  

Angelina has been an outstanding player for the Cougars and a standout on the international stage, too. This summer she won the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper in the CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship as her U.S. team won the championship.

Angie  committed to UC Berkeley to play for the Golden Bears following her Carondelet graduation. 

The U-17 Women's World Cup will be played in Uruguay beginning in mid-November. Congratulations, Angie! 
Registration Opens Today! 
Your help for Visions of Christmas

Ticket Sales -  Registration is now open! Go to the Visions webpage link to register.

Visions of Christmas is Carondelet's largest fundraising event of the year! We entertain approximately 2,500 guests during five festive events. Over 600 volunteers are needed and we graciously need your help. Below are ways you can participate:

Our Newly Updated Sponsorship Opportunities - Supporting this cherished event is an opportunity to partner with Carondelet in our pursuit of educational excellence. To become a sponsor, click here to Select Sponsorship Level to see the ways you can contribute. Thank you!

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  

Volunteer - Looking to get involved? We are looking for volunteer coordinators to assist with logistics the day of the event and silent auction gift basket assemblers. Sign up through CERVIS or contact Lauren Seeno Barbano at 925.686.5353 x173.

Freshman families - Please remember freshmen families 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.  We truly appreciate all you do.

For more information, contact  Lauren Seeno Barbano .

STEM Trip to Switzerland & Germany
Student / Parent Meeting - Wed. Oct. 24

Our student/parent meeting for the STEM Trip to Switzerland and Germany takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in room 8.  This meeting is for all registered participants as well as anyone interested in joining us in March 2019.
Jefferson Awards: Nominations Due by Oct. 26

The Jefferson Awards' Students in Action Program seeks to empower students to think big, choose their own public service passion, engage their entire school and broader communities, and create maximum impact.

Through celebration, Jefferson Awards inspire action with the hope that people will create positive change with their communities and the world. 

Nominate any Carondelet student, parent, teacher, or staff member who demonstrates extra-ordinary service.  The nominee may qualify in one of two ways.

1. Continuous Service Award
The nominee has given and extra-ordinary amount of time to community service.

2. The Special Projects Award
The nominee created a service opportunity to fulfill a neglected need in the community and fulfill that need. 

Nominations are due by Friday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m. 

To nominate a Carondelet Community Member, click nominate.  

For questions, please contact Ms. Natalie Terry at nterry@carondeleths.org or 925-686-5353 ext 141. 
Invite your friends to Open House - Sun. Nov. 4

Open House is the best way for future families to  feel the excitement and get a sense of The Sisterhood! After a rally in the gym, stroll around campus for classroom visits with our caring, brilliant teachers, talk with our bright student leaders, and visit with talented staff and administration. 

Please encourage families of 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls to visit our Open House on Sunday, November 4 from 2-4 p.m.

More info and RSVP here
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.
Last week to order!  Yearbook Family Ads for Seniors

Deadline is one week away! 
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

Seniors with Early Application  Deadlines
Parents of seniors, as the November 1 Early Application deadline approaches, here's what you need to know:
  • The college counselors will send transcripts, counselor letters of recommendation, and teacher letters of recommendation by the Nov. 1 deadline. Your student may submit her application at any time. She does not need to wait for us to send these components.
  • Remind your student to make sure her list is accurate in Naviance. This will ensure smooth delivery of transcripts and letters.
  • Your student is responsible for sending her official test scores to colleges. She can do this by logging into her ACT or College Board account. Some schools do not need official scores. See the list here.
  • If your student is eligible for an ACT or SAT Fee Waiver, she is also eligible for a Common Application Fee Waiver. Advise her to talk with her college counselor about this.
  • Parents can help their students by tracking financial aid deadlines and completing the FAFSA and/or CSS Profile by those dates. Need help with the FAFSA? Attend our workshop on October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
FAFSA Workshop - Wed. Oct. 24  
Seniors and their parents are invited to attend this step-by-step workshop to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carondelet Library. 

Here on Wednesdays Late (HOWL)
Parents of seniors, encourage your students to drop by the College and Career Center on Wednesday afternoons for HOWL.  Every week, many students attend HOWL and make significant progress on their college applications in this supportive, collaborative environment.

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.

College & Career Hidden College Gem

Occasionally  during the year, the College & Career Office will highlight colleges that might be of particular interest to parents and students. 

Our first Hidden Gem is Ohio Wesleyan! Ohio Wesleyan's idyllic setting, focus on community service, and excellent value make it a great fit for Carondelet students. We encourage you to
check it out !
  • The Branch Rickey $30,000 merit scholarship is automatically awarded to students with a 3.4 GPA and an 1150 SAT/23 ACT.  
  • Zoology, Social Justice, Data Analytics and Environmental Sustainability are some of their most popular programs.
  • Travel-learning courses include short travel experiences. In recent courses, students and faculty studied Shakespeare in England, medieval castles in France, biology in the Galapagos Islands, and geo-politics in South Korea.  
  • Students are active and involved. 70% study abroad, 80% give back through community service, and 43% of the student body participate in DIII sports.
Basketball Open Gym and Optional Weight Training

Open Gym Schedule Tuesday, Oct. 23: 7 - 9 p.m. All Grade Levels
Thursday, Oct. 25: 7 - 9 p.m. All Grade Levels

Saturday, Oct. 27:
Juniors & Seniors 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Freshmen & Sophomores 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Optional Weight Training Mondays and Fridays 
October 22 to November 16
Power Endurance, 408 Sunrise Dr., Martinez

All medical forms must be completed through SportsWare
Basketball Tryouts!

Medical Forms 
Medical Forms must be completed by Fri. Oct. 27 in order to participate in tryouts. Select the  SportsWare link and complete the necessary forms. Thank you!

For questions, contact Emily Silva at esilva@carondeleths.org
Basketball Tryouts for Freshman, JV, and Varsity
BASKETBALL: Please notice schedule 1 and schedule 2. Volleyballs playoff schedule through NCS will determine our basketball tryouts. 

Schedule 1: If Carondelet Volleyball continues into NCS, use the schedule below.
Monday October 29
Frosh/JV 3-5pm
Varsity 7-9pm

Tuesday October 30
Frosh/JV 3-5 p.m.
Varsity 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, October 31
Frosh/JV 3-5 p.m.

Schedule 2: If Carondelet Volleyball does not continue into NCS, use the schedule below.


Monday October, 29

Frosh/JV 3-5pm

Varsity 5.15-7.15 p.m.


Tuesday, October 30

Frosh/JV 3-5pm

Varsity 5.15-7.15 p.m.


Wednesday, October 31

Frosh/JV 3-5 p.m.




Contact coaches if you need for more information. 

Soccer Tryouts!

Medical Forms 
Medical Forms must be completed by Friday, Oct. 27 in order to participate in Tryouts. Select the  SportsWare link and complete the necessary forms. Thank you!

For questions, contact Emily Silva at esilva@carondeleths.org
Soccer Tryouts for Freshman, JV, and Varsity

Monday, October 29

All Potential Varsity Athletes (All Athletes who would like to tryout for the Varsity Team) 

3.30-5pm @ CAC


Tuesday, October 30

ALL Athletes Trying Out for Varsity, JV & Frosh 

3.30-5pm @ CAC

Varsity call backs will be posted online (if a player does not get called back for Varsity, the player is still eligible to tryout for JV and Frosh Teams).


Wednesday, October 31

ALL Athletes Trying Out for Varsity, JV & Frosh

3.30-5pm @ CAC

Varsity call backs will be posted online (if you do not get called back for Varsity you are still eligible to tryout for JV and Frosh Teams)


Thursday, November 1

ALL Athletes Trying Out for Varsity, JV & Frosh

3.30-5pm @ CAC

Varsity Roster Set & will be posted online (with the exception of those Fall Athletes still in Season)


Friday, November 2

JV & Frosh Only

3.30-5pm @ CAC

JV & Frosh Rosters Set & will be posted online (with the exception of those Fall Athletes still in Season)

Varsity Day Off!

Fall Uniform Sale

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!
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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