Sept. 4, 2018

 We celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit last Thursday. We pray that the gifts of the Holy Spirit will help us live with unifying love as we become women of heart, faith and courage. View photo gallery.
Admissions applications and events now open!

The Admissions webpages have opened for the Class of 2023!  Encourage your friends and family to visit Carondelet so they can see and feel how special our school, students, teachers and The Sisterhood are!

 RSVPs are now available for: 
  • Campus Tours
  • Shadow Visits 
  • HSPT Prep Course
  • Info Night - Wednesday, October 10 
  • Open House - Sunday, November 4
Back to School Night - Thursday at 6 p.m.

Carondelet faculty and staff are looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Night this  Thursday at 6:30 p.m.  We'll begin in the Garaventa Center then you'll visit each of your daughter's classes.

Traffic and parking can prove difficult immediately before the start of the evening, so please plan accordingly.

For full information and handouts, including your schedule for the night, head to the Back to School Night webpage
Alpha Retreat - this Friday

Alpha Retreat, the overnight retreat for freshmen, is coming up on Friday!
Drop off is Friday, Sept. 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Pick up is Saturday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Alpha is an overnight retreat for the entire Frosh class that welcomes students into the Carondelet Sisterhood and CSJ tradition. Students are introduced to the idea of becoming women of Faith, Heart and Courage during their years at Carondelet, are given the opportunity to begin new friendships and develop a sense of community and belonging.

Morning Coffee with President and Principal

Parents of new and returning Carondelet students are encouraged to get to know each other and school leaders at a morning coffee get together. President Bonnie Cotter and Principal Kevin Cushing will be on hand to answer your questions and provide information about the exciting school and campus developments that are currently in the works.

Thursday, September 13
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Carondelet Athletics Complex
3737 Valley Vista Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA

All parents are welcome. We look forward to celebrating the new school year with you. Please  RSVP here.
Close Up in our nation's Capital

Parents, get your Junior/Senior to experience Washington, DC! 

This school year's trip on Feb. 9-15, 2019 is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience our government in action through the Close Up Foundation. Get a front row seat to democracy in the halls of Congress as well as in meetings with Washington insiders and media. This experience is designed to help students make a personal connection to their role as a citizen and the issues that churn debate in Washington, DC.  

Interested? Questions? Want to sign up! Email Ms. Todesco (!
University of Notre Dame Information Night

Students and their parents are invited to an information session about the University of Notre Dame presented by a member of the ND Admissions staff, Maria Fahs. The session will include information on academics, community, and spiritual life at the University of Notre Dame, as well as insights into the admissions and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered.

Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.
DLS Hoffman Center

More details and RSVP here.
College Rep visits this week and next

25 college representatives will visit Carondelet this week and next! Juniors and Seniors may sign up on Naviance to attend a college rep visit. This is a great way for students to learn about colleges and meet the person who may read their applications in the future. 

Here's a snapshot of a few of the 25 colleges that will be visiting: Catholic University of America, Colgate University, Azusa Pacific University, Oregon State University, Chapman University, and the University of Chicago. 

Visit Naviance for the complete list.
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.

Take advantage of Early Bird prices through September 30 and order your family ad here
Community Service opportunities

Students may sign-up for the following service opportunities or to receive more information by going to the Campus Ministry Office or by filling out this online form.

Walnut Festival - The 82nd Walnut Festival will take place at Heather Farm Park from September 20-23. Join the volunteer team to serve at the Information Booth or the Kid Zone!

Tutoring at the Concord Library (Mondays 4-6pm)

Tech Support at the Walnut Creek Library (Various times throughout the year)

Tutoring at the Ygnacio Valley Library (Thursdays 3:30-5pm)
Your outstanding Summer stories

We've heard that many of our students have had outstanding experiences this summer- working, interning, volunteering, and doing other remarkable things. Please share them with us! Fill out this form to let us know and we'll be in touch!
MySchoolBucks accounts 

You can create a My School Bucks account in order to purchase food at the cafe run by Epicurean cafe in the Garaventa Center. Check out the how-to's in the  Getting Started Guide to help with the set up process. Please note, when enrolling in the My School Bucks program, you must use your child's Student ID# when adding a student to your account. You will not be able search for students by birthdate. Visit the Cafe webpage here.

If you have any questions please contact Katie Almonte at with any questions or concerns.
Parent Volunteer opportunities

Parents interested in volunteering in the Carondelet Student Store should contact Kathleen Henggeler at All time volunteered in the Student Store count towards PIP Hour Requirements.

We need more than 600 volunteers throughout the week of Visions. Volunteering opportunities are already available for sign ups through CERVISOr, contact Lauren Seeno Barbano.
Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter

Would you like to add another email address to our E-Newsletter distribution list? If so, you can easily do this on your own by subscribing to our newsletter through this link

As a reminder, this will ONLY add you to our E-Newsletter distribution list, it will not update any of your information in PowerSchool. For PowerSchool updates, please contact Ms. Katie Almonte, Data Analyst.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 5 Ring Payment Due (Juniors) 
Thursday, Sept. 6 Back to School Night
6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7 No Classes - Faculty/Staff Professional Day
Alpha Retreat (Frosh) 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 12 Parent Association Meeting 
6:30 p.m. - Faculty Lounge

Road to College Info Night
Freshmen Parents
7:00 p.m. - Garaventa Center
Thursday, Sept. 13 Welcome Coffee (hosted by Parents Association)
9:00 a.m. - Carondelet Athletics Complex

Club Fair
Lunch - Garaventa Center
Friday, Sept. 14 Jesuit Excellence College Fair
11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - DLS Hoffman Center