Oct. 9, 2018

Homecoming Week was loud and spirited!
Check out photos from Wednesday's Wellness Expo...

Thursday's PowerPuff game... 

and Friday's Homecoming Rally!

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

Tuesday, Oct. 9 Faculty & Staff Professional DayStudent Holiday
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Dress Code Casual/Friday Uniform

Frosh Day of Service


PSAT College Workshops

Workshop Wednesday for Seniors

Admissions Info Night: 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Periods 0-7
Friday, Oct. 12 Periods 0-7
Monday, Oct. 15 Winter Sports Parent Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

Last Chance for Yearbook Name Changes

Tuesday, Oct 16 Corazon Retreat

Washington D.C. Trip Parent Meeting:
6:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, Oct. 17 Junior Ring Practice 8:00 a.m.

Parent Association Board Mtg. 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18 Special Schedule - Class Meetings - 8:05 a.m. Start

Shalom Retreat
Friday, Oct. 19 Shalom Retreat

Parents Coffee with College Counselors
7:30 a.m.

Tomorrow: Casual/Friday Uniform

The Dress Code for Wednesday, Oct. 10 will be Casual/Friday Uniform!  Please plan to wear jeans, a Carondelet spirit shirt, and closed-toed/closed-heeled shoes. 
Frosh Day of Service - Oct. 10

Tomorrow, October 10 is our 5th annual Frosh Day of Service! This is a special day when the entire freshman class engages in the Carondelet tradition of "serving our dear neighbor." Please note that this is an integral part of our curriculum and is not optional for any student. We have planned for and expect full participation of all 9th grade students on this very important day.
  • Frosh Day of Service is from 8:05 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of the day.
  • All freshman students will report to the Inner Court as soon as they arrive on campus to ensure check-in and attendance process go smoothly.
  • Every student needs to do the following:
    • eat a hearty breakfast
    • bring a reusable water bottle (labeled with their name)
    • bring a hearty, healthy, low-waste lunch
    • wear jeans and a Carondelet shirt, t-shirt, or sweatshirt
    • wear comfortable shoes (no open-toe shoes for safety reasons)
  • After a morning welcome and prayer, all students will board buses and ride to their community service sites. Each bus and community service site will have faculty/staff chaperones to supervise and assist while off campus.
  • Students will eat lunch and reflect on their experience together in a structured format.
  • All students will be dismissed at 1:00 pm.
Read the full letter to parents here.
PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors - Oct. 10

Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 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.
Workshop Wednesday for Seniors - Oct. 10

Parents, tomorrow is Workshop Wednesday.  Students should come prepared with laptop or iPad, school transcript given to them at Early Start on Sept. 26, and drafts 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.
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. Over 600 volunteers are needed and we graciously need your help. Below are ways you can participate:

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.

Ticket Sales - Registration begins October 23 at 10 a.m. Look for information in upcoming E-News and the Website. 

For more information, contact  Lauren Seeno Barbano .

Emergency text message TEST - Oct. 18

On Thursday, October 18, Carondelet will send a test message using the emergency text system. The message will be sent from 67587. You do not need to respond to the test message. 

We will send notices of the test emergency message in next week's e-newsletter and via email the day before the test. 

In order to receive text messages from Carondelet in emergency situations, you must opt-in. 75% of all parents and guardians have opted in. And you can do so now by texting the letter Y to 67587. 

This is a crucial service that we hope to never use beyond a test. In an emergency, text can be the quickest way to communicate critical information. Thank you in advance for opting in to this important service.
⚡ It's Electric!

Go inside one of our science classes as Mrs. Trumbly's freshmen measure amps in a circuit and identifies an unknown resistor in the circuit. Watch video

Last Chance: Yearbook Name Changes - Oct. 15

Monday, October 15 by 3:30 p.m. is the  last day to request a change in how your daughter's name appears in the yearbook. Use this link to request a name change  https://goo.gl/forms/zG6n6a95FoSbD6RQ2 .

Washington D.C. Trip Parent  Meeting - Oct. 16

The parent meeting for the February Washington D.C. Trip will take place on Thursday, Oct. 16 in Room 1 at 6:30 p.m. For questions, email gtodesco@carondeleths.org 

Basketball Open Gym this Week

Athletics announcement: Open gym for basketball this week is  Thursday, October 11 from 3-5 p.m. All students interested in participating in basketball should attend.

Winter Sports Parent Meeting - 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!
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.
 
Athletic Information Night - Postponed
The October 22nd Student-athlete information night at De La Salle High School has been postponed.  We will inform you about a make up date when we learn more.

In the meantime, if you intend to compete in collegiate athletics, you should be proactive in seeking the right college for you by completing a prospective student-athlete online questionnaire on the college's website and/or communicating your interest to the college coach.  Also consider visiting NCSA (Next College Student Athlete) website at www.ncsasports.org, which has links on How to Get Recruited, the NCAA Eligibility Center, Searching for Colleges, and many more free resources. 

Financial Aid Information Night - Follow-Up
Karen Cooper, Stanford's Director of Financial Aid, spoke last week about the definition and components of financial aid.  You may review the presentation slides here.

Parents Coffee with the College Counselors  - Friday, October 19
The College Counselors invite parents to stop by the College & Career Center on Friday, Oct. 19 between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. for coffee and an informal chat. Meet our college counselors and get your questions answered. 

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
STEM Innovation Center Construction Reminders

Construction on our new STEM Innovation Center is underway 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. 

One change goes into effect tomorrow, Wednesday, October 10: a small number of students must begin parking in their reassigned parking spots. Mrs. Main has already reached out to those students.
For the full list of changes, please watch the accompanying video.
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. 
Parent Volunteer opportunities

STUDENT STORE
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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