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News Notes: June 14, 2018

From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

Every summer we report our progress toward the objectives outlined in our School Strategic Plan (SSP) to our accrediting agency, the Minnesota Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association (MNSAA). The report includes an executive summary, a narrative on monitoring learner progress (assessment), and an updated version of our SSP, which is linked here.

This summer we will begin working on our Outdoor Classroom at the Upper Campus. Carondelet parent and landscape architect Matt Davis (president of Shaw Design) is working with our committee to plan the best use of the space and help us procure the materials, and Andy Taylor and the Saints Men’s Club will be helping with the installation. We are excited to see this come to fruition and grateful to everyone who gave to the Go-Go fund-a-need to make it happen!

We are excited about the development of a Makerspace Program at our Lower Campus for next fall. This will allow us to build creative thinking and problem solving skills and add more STEAM standards into our curriculum. The Makerspace time will replace our Lower Campus Spanish classes. We will continue to offer Spanish in grades 3-8 with Señora Araceli Pastrana.

This Lower Campus programming change means we said goodbye to Señora Marina Aguirre-Anthony at the end of the school year. She has been a valued member of the Carondelet community for 19 years and we wish her well in her real estate career and all she endeavors. We also say goodbye Mrs. Mary Kelly as our Athletic Director this summer. Carondelet parent Mr. Sean Morrissey has agreed to take this position and will work with Mrs. Kelly on a smooth transition.

We will be hiring a new Club Saint Leader for M-F after school (3:45 to 6:00 PM) and Monday before school (7:30 to 9:30 AM). If you are interested in working with Mrs. Jodi Nilsen and some terrific kids, or have a recommendation for this position, please let me know!

Mrs. Meg Pilsner is in Washington, D.C. chaperoning our recent graduates this week.

It looks like they are enjoying their trip and we pray for fond memories and safe travels home.

Have a wonderful summer full of family fun, God bless your families, and go Saints! ~Principal Sue Kerr

School Calendar:  Click here to view the 2018-2019 Calendar

Report Cards:  Third trimester report cards are now available online in Educate. To access report cards in your Educate account: Click on the School Tab.  From the drop down window select Students. A new window will appear with your child(ren)'s name/s. Select a child by clicking on your child’s name. Click on Report Cards.  Click on the icon under Preview for 3rd trimester.  You'll see a pdf of your child's report card. If you questions about accessing Educate, please contact Mr. Blanda.  

Bussing Update: Over the next few weeks we will be working on invoices for bus ridership based on the information you provided with registration. If you did not indicate an interest in bussing, but would like to be included, please email Stan Blanda to be added to the roster.  We will figure the actual cost per rider based on the final numbers, but as we communicated previously, the approximate amounts will be $150/rider or $300/family for those living within the bussing boundaries provided by the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS); and $500/rider or $1000/family for those living outside the MPS transportation boundaries. (MPS transportation boundaries are not the same as district boundaries.)

We must ask families to commit to bussing for the year, as the fees are based on the actual cost of running the program. The fees must be paid up front and are nonrefundable, as we will pay the bus company monthly and do not receive the subsidy from MPS until the end of the school year. We will send the invoices in early August and routing information will be sent from the bus company before the start of school.

Middle School Newsletter: Attached is the  final edition of the Saints Tribune, our student-produced middle school newsletter. As one of our middle school electives, the students plan content, write the articles, take pictures and help with distribution. Enjoy!

School Supplies Delivered to Your Home!  Carondelet’s Home & School Association is partnering with School Tool Box to offer families the opportunity to order school supplies online and shipped free to your home.  Here’s how to order:

  -- Go to www.schooltoolbox.com and register your student

  -- Shop online (teacher-approved supply list by grade is provided)

  -- Customize your order (only order the supplies you need)

  -- Supplies are delivered to your home with free shipping on all orders over $50

For every order we place, School Tool Box will donate a meal through their One Box, One Meal, Two Kids program in partnership with Feed My Starving Children.  The order link will remain live throughout the summer. Remember to order early to allow plenty of time to receive your school supplies before the first day of school.

Summer Camps: Registration for Carondelet’s two theater camps, run by Heather Dorsey who directs our middle school musical, is now open. The first, Broadway Boot Camp, is in mid July, and the second, All the World’s a Stage is in early August. Information went home earlier this week. Registration for Mrs. Nilsen’s basketball camp is also open. Click here for more information and/or to register for these fabulous summer opportunities.

Kindergarten Family Event: Incoming Kindergartners and their families are invited to join us for a family get-together on August 23rd from 6-8 PM at Rainbow Play Systems in Bloomington. RSVP to Shanna Taylor if your family would like to attend. Cost is $35 per family. (Hosted by Carondelet kindergarten families).

Back-to-School Information: Watch for an email in early August with Back-to-School information along with the student handbook, the lunch order form, volunteer opportunities, etc.  You will also find out your child’s bus stop time and location. Students will meet their teachers and pick up a class list at the Back-to-School Open House on August 29th.

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We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program, teaching Christian values, and preparing students for a life of learning and service.





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News Notes: June 7, 2018

The Week Ahead:

Monday, June 11:

Gr. 8 trip to Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, June 12:

Gr. 8 trip to Washington, D.C.

School Board mtg, 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 13:

Gr. 8 trip to Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 14:

Gr. 8 trip to Washington, D.C.

Flag Day

Friday, June 15:

LC Office closes for the summer

The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Yearbooks

  • Mom & Son Saints game flyer  (blue)

  • MAP Student Progress Report (LC only)

From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

Our Carondelet class of 2018 graduated Tuesday night. Fr. Michael Reding presided over our prayer service and Lily Zeller and Jackson Lagos delivered graduation speeches to their classmates and parents. We will miss this talented group of singers, dancers and artists who really wowed us in Cinderella this year; miss seeing them excel on our sports teams; reading their insightful writing; hearing them debate tough issues in social studies and problem solve in math and science. We will especially miss the way they lived our faith in relationship to one another. This class has welcomed many new students over the years and I complimented them on the fact that you can’t tell who has been here all nine years and who has been with us for only one or two.

We also blessed those parents whose youngest or only Carondelet Saint is graduated this year. With gratitude for the honor of educating your children we say goodbye to the Arana, Binder, Capacchione, Clay, Clemmerson, Conlon, Eikens, Ferrell, Ferris, Gaines, Haase, Hannah, Harrington, Kratky, Lagos, Near, O’Neill, Radam, Schroeder, Slater, Stuart, Taylor, Taylor, Wood, and Zeller families. Thank you for partnering with us in the education of your children and making the Carondelet family your family!

On Wednesday morning Carondelet celebrated our inaugural year hosting a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) by inducting 12 current seventh graders to lead the group in 2018-2019. These students had to meet the strict guidelines of the NJHS and effectively demonstrate the qualities that serve as standards for membership: scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.

Congratulations to National Junior Honor Society inductees Austin Aldridge, Ella Cantwell,

John Dolan, Savannah Guertin, Sylvia Guertin, Reese Hack, Brendan Hainey, Mary Koby,

Owen Nugent, Michaela Runman, Gabe Sullivan, and Ethan Walton.

We look forward to having you as our first group of NJHS scholars next year.

Today at the Lower Campus we celebrated our kindergarten students with a prayer, some comments from our amazing kindergarten teachers, some songs and a certificate of completion suitable for framing! This is a fun Carondelet tradition, and the kids looked so cute and so proud as they were recognized by their teachers, parents, their 8th grade buddies, and what appeared to be many siblings who will be future kindergarten Saints!

God bless your families this summer. Thank you for sharing your children with us, and as always, go Saints!

~Principal Sue Kerr

Fifth graders kicking off the start to summer following Upper Campus Field Day!

MAP Student Progress Reports: The NWEA MAP Student Progress Report, as well as other information regarding MAP testing and results went home in your Lower Campus child’s BGE on Wednesday. Upper Campus reports went home last Friday.

Report Cards:  Third Trimester report cards will be available online in Educate on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:00. If you have forgotten your login credentials or have any questions about accessing Educate, please contact Mr. Blanda.  To access report cards once you are in your Educate account: Click on the School Tab.  From the drop down window select Students. A new window will appear with your child(ren)'s name/s. Select a child by clicking on your child’s name. Click on Report Cards.  Click on the icon under Preview for 3rd trimester.  You'll see a pdf of your child's report card.

School Supplies Delivered to Your Home!  Carondelet’s Home & School Association is pleased to announce that we are once again partnering with School Tool Box to offer families the opportunity to order school supplies online to be shipped free to your home.  Here’s how to take advantage of this convenient option:

  • Go to www.schooltoolbox.com and register your student

  • Shop online (teacher-approved supply list by grade is provided)

  • Customize your order (only order the supplies you need)

  • Supplies are delivered to your home with free shipping on all orders over $50

In addition, for every order we place, School Tool Box will donate a meal through their One Box, One Meal, Two Kids program in partnership with Feed My Starving Children.  The order link will remain live throughout the summer. Remember to order early to allow plenty of time to receive your school supplies before the first day of school.

Art Adventure 2018-2019:  We are already working on Art Adventure for next year and we are looking for a person or two who would like to start training to take over the program. We have reserved the Amazing Animals collection for the coming year and have a really awesome group of parent volunteers who make coordinating Art Adventure easy. If you are interested in joining us in this very rewarding program, please reach out to Julie Hovland or Eileen O’Toole at ccs.artadventure@gmail.com.

Summer Reading: Reading over the summer is a great way to keep reading skills fresh, to learn new things, and to enjoy new stories! The public library has a lot of great programming over the summer. To learn more about what is happening at your library, visit hclib.org or ask in person at your local public library!

     If you are looking for good books for your child to read this summer ask Mrs. Adelman or your child's teacher for some suggestions or check out these great book lists:

Houston Independent Schools Summer Reading Lists

American Library Services for Children Summer Reading Lists

Hennepin County Library Books for Kids

And a summer learning calendar: "Lakeshore Learning" Summer Learning Calendar

Summer Camps: Registration for Carondelet’s two theater camps, run by Heather Dorsey who directs our middle school musical, is now open. The first, Broadway Boot Camp, is in mid July, and the second, All the World’s a Stage is in early August. Information went home earlier this week. Registration for Mrs. Nilsen’s basketball camp and gym games galore is also open.  Click here for more information and/or to register for these fabulous summer opportunities.

Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities

   

  

                               Purchase Mother/Son Event Tickets Here

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs 2017-2018

Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Events:  Please view the St. Thomas the Apostle e-newsletter to read about our upcoming events!  For more information about St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.

Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.

Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.


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News Notes: June 1, 2018

The Week Ahead:

Saturday, June 2:

Steak Fry, STA Gym and Courtyard, 6:00 pm

Monday, June 4:

Gr. 8 Picnic at the Park

LC Field Day, 1:30 pm, Linden Hills Park

Mrs. Torgerson’s Campfire, 6:30 pm, CTK Parking Lot

Tuesday, June 5:

Gr. 8 Parent Brunch & Awards, 9:15 am, Social Hall

Gr. 4 Field Trip to Fort Snelling, 9:45 am

Gr. 8 Graduation, 7:00 pm, Church of Christ the King

Wednesday, June 6:

LC Book Swap, am only

Gr. 7 National Junior Honor Society induction, 9:30 am, CTK

Thursday, June 7:

Last school day for grades K-7

UC Prayer Service, 9:30 am, CTK

Kindergarten Celebration, 9:30 am, LC Gym

UC Field Day in the pm

The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Pre-purchased Cinderella DVD’s

  • June calendar  (blue)

  • NWEA MAP Testing letter and report (Friday)

  • Mom & Sons Saints game sticker

  • School Tool Box school supply flyer

From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

On Tuesday we will celebrate the graduation and accomplishments of our amazing 8th graders with a morning brunch and evening prayer service at the Church of Christ the King. We extend our blessings and best wishes to these fine students and their families as they transition to high school. Check out their billboard on 50th and Xerxes. Congratulations 8th graders!

It is June somehow, and time to look back on the year and celebrate our students and their growth and accomplishments. We concluded our first year with a pre-kindergarten program and 10 of the cutest kids you have ever seen. They became like family as they learned together around the science table, making art, or in the dramatic play area. They are so ready for kindergarten in the fall and we look forward to seeing them in uniform next year.

Our kindergarteners have learned so much about how to be a school community. They are listening, taking turns, cooperating, and functioning together like a little beehive. I was so impressed with them at our last all school Mass this week as they were very well behaved with their buddies!

Our first graders have become excellent readers! They entered first grade as emerging readers and by the time they took the NWEA MAP test this spring, they were in the 94th national percentile.

Our second graders have become confident public speakers. Watching them leading prayer services, presenting their special adult speeches, and putting on their spring play has truly been a delight!

Our third graders have grown so much at the Upper Campus this year. They impressed their teachers with their innovative toy projects which were a fun way to fulfill the engineering standards in their science unit on motion. The kids still love to describe those projects.

Our fourth graders have done so many interesting projects utilizing technology. I have enjoyed seeing their work on Google Slides and Buncee and watching them learn tech standards as part of their core curriculum.

Our fifth graders have made enormous progress in math in this year! Mrs. Sousa loved the rigor in the new edition of our math text this year. They substantially outdistanced their projected growth on the NWEA MAP test, and they are ready for middle school!

Our sixth graders adjusted well to middle school and their first year in the 1:1 iPad program. They loved being part of the advisory with 7th and 8th graders. They made a lot of progress in critically reading and discussing a wide variety of literature in ELA to prepare them well for 7th and 8th grade.

Our seventh graders grew a lot as a class and enjoyed their trip to Widji in January, learned along side 8th graders in science class, and challenged us to keep them challenged in math. We look forward to seeing them as our leaders next year.

Our eighth graders are ready to move on to their high schools, and while we are sad to see them go, we know they are ready. Every year it is hard to look at the list of schools and realize they will not all be together next year. However, we are surrounded by excellent schools and we want each Saint to find their best fit. We have the biggest group heading to Holy Angels for the second year in a row with 19 of our kids off to AHA; 9 are going to DeLaSalle; 8 to Benilde-St.Margaret; 4 to my alma mater Southwest High (go Lakers!), and 1 each to Washburn, Visitation, Blake, Wayzata and Edina. These schools are lucky to be getting our Saints!

On Thursday this week sixth grader, Gabby Lenzmeier, served as principal for the (half) day. She visited the teachers’ lounge, got into a few classrooms, went to the Lower Campus to deliver pop for the teachers and see the dress rehearsal of her sister’s first grade play, delivered refreshments to the Upper Campus teachers, and treated her homeroom to an extra recess with ice cream pops. She also made 2 important announcements: Oliver Foley of Mr. Subialka’s advisory was the champion of the 1st annual All Advisory Cone Flipping Tournament (AACFT)! Rohan Larson was a close second. AND Gabby declared the Minnesota Vikings the official football team of Carondelet Catholic School!

God bless your families this weekend. Thank you for sharing your children with us, and as always, go Saints!

~Principal Sue Kerr

All School End-of-Year Mass: At our last all school Mass on Wednesday we honored the two recipients of our Sabre award, Drew Abbs and Michael Loeffler! The Sabre Scholarship Award is presented to two sixth grade students who are members of Christ the King Parish and demonstrate service to the school and wider community as well as diligence in their school work.  The scholarship was founded by long time Christ the King parishioners, Harold and Lorraine Sabre, and provides $500 toward 7th grade tuition at Carondelet. Congratulations Drew and Michael!

We also recognized middle school teacher, Ms. Megan Schefter, who will be leaving us at the end of the year. Meghan Kelly and Emerson Foley of our Student Council presented Ms. Schefter with a gift and a note of thanks.

We concluded our Mass with an Irish blessing sung over our eighth graders who graduate on Tuesday. The poor teachers were a bit teary throughout!

MAP Student Progress Reports: Today your child is bringing home an envelope containing the NWEA MAP Student Progress Report as well as other information regarding MAP testing and results. Please be sure to ask your child for the white envelope.

Student News: Congratulations to Zdenek Kratky who was one of the winners of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Piano Contest in his category and was invited to perform in the Honors Concert on May 19 at the Mpls Convention Center. It iwa Zdenek’s 4th time playing in this concert, which has been going on since the 1930s.

Pops & Lollies: On May 19 we hosted our sixth annual Pops and Lollies (Paris in Spring) father/daughter dance. A great time was had by all, and we had a wonderful turnout with dads and daughters from 136 families in attendance. A huge thank you to event chairs Frankie Lenzmeier and Megan Hendrickson, Home and School, and the fabulous team of volunteers. These community building events make great memories for our children.

Field Day:

Lower Campus – Monday, June 4, 1:30 at Linden Hills Park. Students will walk to the park for games, relays, and a treat.  This is an out of uniform day, please dress in appropriate athletic attire. Rain date – June 6.

Upper Campus – Thursday, June 7, 1:00 on campus. The games will be supervised by the 7th graders and the mixed grade level teams will be captained by our 6th graders. This is an out of uniform day, please dress in appropriate athletic attire.

iPad Collection: All middle school students need to return their iPads as scheduled below. 6th and 7th graders also need to return the wall plug and sync cable. Charges will be assessed for missing wall plugs and sync cables as well as for damages to cases and iPads. Students needing to use their iPad after the scheduled collection time need to make arrangements with Mr. Main. 8th graders need only turn in their iPad and case (with a few exceptions) because those 8th graders who have been at Carondelet for all three years of middle school will be keeping their iPads. If the family of an 8th grader is interested in donating their student’s iPad, please return the form that went home on Wednesday. And, if any family of a non-returning, current 6th or 7th grader wants to purchase their student’s iPad, please return the form that went home to you on Wednesday. Please contact Mr. Main (techhelp@carondelet-mpls.org) with questions.

iPad Collection Schedule:

  • Monday, June 4 (during Periods 1 & 2 — ELA) — 6th grade iPad collection.

  • Tuesday, June 5 (during Periods 1 & 2 — Social Studies) — 7th grade iPad collection.

Upper Campus Lost & Found Table:  The treasures that you can find on the Lost & Found table this year number in the hundreds!  Please stop by and peruse the many uniform pieces, gloves and mittens, hats and boots, jackets, sweaters, lunchboxes, and water bottles.  All items left after the last day of school will be donated.

2018-2019 School Supplies Delivered to Your Home!  Carondelet’s Home & School Association is pleased to announce that we are once again partnering with School Tool Box to offer families the opportunity to order school supplies online to be shipped free to your home.  Here’s how to take advantage of this convenient option:

  • Go to www.schooltoolbox.com and register your student

  • Shop online (teacher-approved supply list by grade is provided)

  • Customize your order (only order the supplies you need)

  • Supplies are delivered to your home with free shipping on all orders over $50

In addition, for every order we place, School Tool Box will donate a meal through their One Box, One Meal, Two Kids program in partnership with Feed My Starving Children.  The order link will remain live throughout the summer. Remember to order early to allow plenty of time to receive your school supplies before the first day of school.

Art Adventure 2018-2019:  We are already working on Art Adventure for next year and we are looking for a person or two who would like to start training to take over the program. We have reserved the Amazing Animals collection for the coming year and have a really awesome group of parent volunteers who make coordinating Art Adventure easy. If you are interested in joining us in this very rewarding program, please reach out to Julie Hovland or Eileen O’Toole at ccs.artadventure@gmail.com.

Library Books: All library books were due back by May 23rd. Our books have barcodes on them that read "Carondelet Catholic Library," "CTK-STA School" or "Christ the King." Please be sure to check bedrooms and bookshelves for any CCS books.  Thanks.

Summer Reading: Reading over the summer is a great way to keep reading skills fresh, to learn new things, and to enjoy new stories! The public library has a lot of great programming over the summer. To learn more about what is happening at your library, visit hclib.org or ask in person at your local public library!

    If you are looking for good books for your child to read this summer ask Mrs. Adelman or your child's teacher for some suggestions or check out these great book lists:

Houston Independent Schools Summer Reading Lists

American Library Services for Children Summer Reading Lists

Hennepin County Library Books for Kids

And a summer learning calendar: "Lakeshore Learning" Summer Learning Calendar

Summer Camps: Registration for Carondelet’s two theater camps, run by Heather Dorsey who directs our middle school musical, is now open. The first, Broadway Boot Camp, is in mid July, and the second, All the World’s a Stage is in early August. Information went home earlier this week. Registration for Mrs. Nilsen’s basketball camp and gym games galore is also open.  Click here for more information and/or to register for these fabulous summer opportunities.

Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities

      

                               Purchase Mother/Son Event Tickets Here

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs 2017-2018

Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Events:  Please view the St. Thomas the Apostle e-newsletter to read about our upcoming events including the Steak Fry and Commencement for Senior High Students!  For more information about St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.

Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.

Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.


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News Notes: May 25, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Monday, May 28:

No School – Memorial Day

Online Lunch Orders Due by 10:00 am

Tuesday, May 29:


Wednesday, May 30:

All School Year-End Mass, 9:30 am, UC

    All students begin the day at the UC

Gr. 2 visits Gr. 3 after mass

Thursday, May 31:

Last day of Pre-Kindergarten, celebration at 2:00 pm

Friday, June 1:

Gr. 2 Field Trip to the MN Zoo, 9:55 am

Gr. 1 plays, 3:00 pm

Gr. 5 Families Twins Game


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Summer Theater Camp  (buff)


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

There is a lot of buzz right now about the teaching assignments for next year, and while we don’t have actual schedules finalized, we can share what we know so far.


Ms. Thies will continue as the director of our pre-K program, and kindergarten will once again be taught by Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Carney (why mess with a sure thing!).


In first grade Mrs. Lodermeier will be returning to teach one section and Mrs. Berger and Mrs. Colacci will share the second section, each teaching two and half days per week. We see this partnership as a unique opportunity to allow two excellent educators to pursue a passion next year. Mrs. Berger wanted to explore something to honor our children’s creativity and build higher level thinking skills. Two days/week she will be running an art and engineering makerspace for our Lower Campus students. It will be a classroom for exploring, creating, and learning through making art, engineering, and building.  The makerspace enrichment class will replace Spanish at our Lower Campus. We will continue to offer Spanish in grades 3-8. Mrs. Colacci wanted to have more time at home with her new baby daughter (a desire all working parents can relate to).


Mrs. Faber will be returning to teach second grade next year, partnering with Mrs. Pote to ensure a fabulous finish to the Lower Campus experience. Mrs. Faber made a leap of faith to take on our development director position, and found she really missed teaching. We are grateful she was willing to give that a try and happy she will be back with our second graders. The development position will not be filled immediately as the board and administrative team re-examine needs and how we will structure our team moving forward.


Third grade will remain in the very capable hands of Mrs. Torgerson and Ms. Dyrhaug, truly a  dream team!


Ms. Rafferty and Mrs. Harris will continue to teach our fourth grade sections, and you can bet there will some interesting use of educational technology.


Mrs. McSweeney and Mrs. Pilsner will again partner to teach our fifth graders, while Ms. Maeser and Mrs. Sousa will each teach some fifth and sixth grade, with Mrs. Sousa focusing on math (her favorite subject to teach), and Ms. Maeser focusing on science and channeling Miss Frizzle.


The middle school schedule is like a giant sudoku puzzle, and we will work on final touches over the summer. Mrs. Aylward, Mrs. Paine, Mr. Rome, Mrs. Sexe, Mrs. Shields, and Ms. Zastrow will return and this talented group will team up to work with our 6th through 8th graders in the core curricular classes.


We are blessed to have this group of excellent educators working with our children next year!


On that note, this is a tough time of year. The kids are anxious about the transition from school to summer vacation, and that is stressful for them. Even though it is a happy time, it means a change in routine and causes stress. It is also a stressful time for teachers as they try to fit in the last few lessons and projects, and plan end of year celebrations. Let’s have an attitude of gratitude for the excellent school we have built together, pray for one another as we work with a common goal to bring our children closer to Jesus, and help them learn what they need to know to be successful in the future.


Our band concert last night featured our beginning band who did an awesome rendition of the Minnesota rouser (and some other school song from a state that begins with W);  our concert band who performed some very difficult pieces including four movements from the Peer Gynt Suite #1; and our jazz band who really dazzled with Stevie Wonder’s Superstition. A parent of a member of the beginning band summed it up in an email to me this morning, “Many of the songs of concert band sounded like we were listening to high schoolers play. The impact of band starting at 4th instead of 6th grade as many other schools do is positively evident in so many ways.”


God bless your families this long, holiday weekend. Keep cool. Thank you for sharing your children with us, and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


Edric and Sienna Duffy’s grandmother, Katherine Bisong visited the 5th grade today to share her experiences growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas during the Civil Rights Movement.

All School End-of-Year Mass: Please join us for our all-school end-of-year Mass next Wednesday, May 30 at 9:30 am at the Upper Campus/Church of Christ the King. All students will begin the day at the Upper Campus. Students who are parent drop-off, walkers or bikers should report directly to the Upper Campus.


June Lunch Orders: Carondelet is excited to continue our lunch trial with Agra Culture Kitchen for the month of June. The options include a hot lunch entree, a vegetarian entree, or a sandwich option for $4.50 and a smoothie option for $2.00. View a description of the menu items here.  Please note, lunch orders for the month of June are due by 10:00 am on Monday, May 28. PLACE YOUR JUNE LUNCH ORDER HERE.


iPad Collection 2018: All middle school students need to return their iPads as scheduled below. Mr. Main will record that they have been turned in and check them for problems. 6th and 7th graders also need to return the wall plug and sync cable. Charges will be assessed for missing wall plugs and sync cables as well as for damages to cases and iPads. Students needing to use his or her iPad after the scheduled collection day and time, need to make arrangements with Mr. Main before iPad Collection. 8th graders need only turn in their iPad and case (with a few exceptions) because those 8th graders who have been at Carondelet for all three years of middle school will be keeping their iPads. If the family of an 8th grader is interested in donating their student’s iPad, please return the form that went home on Wednesday. And, if any family of a non-returning, current 6th or 7th grader wants to purchase their student’s iPad, please return the form that went home to you on Wednesday.

iPad Collection Schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 30 (during Periods 2 & 5 — Literature) — 8th graders meet with Mr. Main to transfer Google files and convert Apple IDs.

  • Thursday, May 31 (during Periods 1 & 6 — Social Studies) — 8th grade iPad collection. 8th grade iPads will be returned the morning of graduation.

  • Monday, June 4 (during Periods 1 & 2 — ELA) — 6th grade iPad collection.

  • Tuesday, June 5 (during Periods 1 & 2 — Social Studies) — 7th grade iPad collection.

Please contact Mr. Main (techhelp@carondelet-mpls.org) if you have any questions.


A Thank You From Waite House: From all of us Waite House, I want to sincerely thank every student, parent, teacher, and anyone else from Carondelet Catholic School for their hard work and generous donations to the Waite House Food Shelf. With your help, we have been able to stock our shelves with thousands upon thousands of pounds of high quality food. As food shelves, we are limited in the selection of food we are able to purchase from Second Harvest. So having this amazing mix of foods that comes in from your school is always a treat! All of this food is going directly back into the Phillips community. We are now serving over 7,000 unique people every month, so every single contribution helps. Thanks again.  -Ethan Neal, Food and Health Equity Coordinator


Art Adventure 2018-2019:  We are already working on Art Adventure for next year and we are looking for a person or two who would like to start training to take over the program. We have reserved the Amazing Animals collection for the coming year and have a really awesome group of parent volunteers who make coordinating Art Adventure easy. If you are interested in joining us in this very rewarding program, please reach out to Julie Hovland or Eileen O’Toole at ccs.artadventure@gmail.com.


Summer Reading: Reading over the summer is a great way to keep reading skills fresh, to learn new things, and to enjoy new stories! The public library has a lot of great programming over the summer. To learn more about what is happening at your library, visit hclib.org or ask in person at your local public library!

    If you are looking for good books for your child to read this summer ask Mrs. Adelman or your child's teacher for some suggestions or check out these great book lists:

Houston Independent Schools Summer Reading Lists

American Library Services for Children Summer Reading Lists

Hennepin County Library Books for Kids

And a summer learning calendar: "Lakeshore Learning" Summer Learning Calendar


8th Grade Graduation: Carondelet’s 8th grade graduation is Tuesday, June 5th. The festivities include a morning brunch for the eighth graders and parents only, an evening graduation prayer service (all are welcome), followed by a parent-organized reception for the graduates at Calhoun Beach Club. Parents of 8th graders, please click here for details on these events and to RSVP to the graduation party.  We’re looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2018!


Summer Camps: Registration for Carondelet’s two theater camps, run by Heather Dorsey who directs our middle school musical, is now open. The first, Broadway Boot Camp, is in mid July, and the second, All the World’s a Stage is in early August. Information went home earlier this week. Registration for Mrs. Nilsen’s basketball camp and gym games galore is also open.  Click here for more information and/or to register for these fabulous summer opportunities.


Library Books: All library books were due back by May 23rd. Our books have barcodes on them that read "Carondelet Catholic Library," "CTK-STA School" or "Christ the King." Please be sure to check bedrooms and bookshelves for any CCS books.  Thanks.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


      

                               Purchase Mother/Son Event Tickets Here


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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs 2017-2018


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Events:  Please view the St. Thomas the Apostle e-newsletter to read about our upcoming events including the Steak Fry and Commencement for Senior High Students!  For more information about St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: May 18, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Saturday, May 19:

Armed Forces Day

Pops & Lollies Dance, 6:30 pm, LC Gym

Sunday, May 20:

Pentecost Sunday

Blessing of the STA Community Garden between masses

Monday, May 21:

Safety Patrol Picnic, 9:30 am, Mall of America

Middle School Running Club 5K, 7:00 pm, Lake Harriet

Tuesday, May 22:

LC Birthday Lunch w/Mrs. Kerr

Wednesday, May 23:

All library books due today

UC Mass, 9:30 am

Thursday, May 24:

Final Waite House pick up

Holy Angels Robotics Team visits UC, 9:30 am

Zoo Mobile visits Kindergarten, 1:30 pm

Spring Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Stages Theatre, Hopkins

Friday, May 25:

Out-of-Uniform Day

8th Gr. practice Speeches, 9:15 am

Deadline to sign up for 2018 fall sports (Gr. 4-8)

Monday, May 28:

No School – Memorial Day


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Spring Band Concert flyer  (buff)

  • Waite House flyer  (purple)


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

It was a beautiful morning for yesterday’s Volunteer Appreciation Prayer Service and reception. Our third graders did a wonderful job with the prayers and readings. It was a great tribute to all of you who help us in myriad ways for the good of our children. Thank you to the countless volunteers who keep our school running. Whether you were able to join us at the service or not, we are so grateful for your willingness to pitch in and to model for our children the importance of service. From coaching a team, serving on the Board of Directors or Home & School, serving lunch, leading one of our community builders, helping in classrooms, or chaperoning field trips, your gift of time and talent is very much appreciated by all of us at Carondelet Catholic School. God bless our volunteers!


Our kindergarten and eighth grade buddies were also lucky with the weather today for their Fishing Trip to Lake Harriet. The fish were biting and a great time was had by all. They even saw a large muskie swimming off the deep end of the dock. Thank you to Doug Cleary for once again helping equip our students with high tech fishing gear (sticks and fishing line)!

As the year winds down we are also looking to next year and Seeking Event Chairs for our Marathon and Go-Go fundraisers. Both of these events are key fundraisers and community builders. They have also been well organized by past chairs, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The Marathon is right away in the fall and includes a day of service (teachers help with the planning of the service projects) and a night of family fun. The Go-Go is a parent social with live auction, fund-a-need and other games and activities.  Please contact Heather Faber if you are interested in learning more. Grab a friend and do it together!


God bless your families this weekend, blessings on Carondelet graduates who are attending prom this weekend and gearing up for graduation! Thank you for sharing your children with us, and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


June Lunch Orders: Carondelet is excited to continue our lunch trial with Agra Culture Kitchen for the month of June. The options include a hot lunch entree, a vegetarian entree, or a sandwich option for $4.50 and a smoothie option for $2.00. View a description of the menu items here.  Please note, lunch orders for the month of June are due by 10:00 am on Monday, May 28. PLACE YOUR JUNE LUNCH ORDER HERE.

Spring Band Concert:  On Thursday, May 24, Carondelet's Beginning Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band will perform a Spring Concert in the Main Auditorium of the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts. The concert begins at 7:00 pm (band students need to arrive by 6:30 in band attire). We hope you can join us for this special performance! Click here to read the flyer for more information.


Library Books: All library books are due back by May 23rd. Our books have barcodes on them that read "Carondelet Catholic Library," "STA-CTK School" or "Christ the King." Any homeroom that has 100% of their library books returned by the deadline will receive a popsicle party for their class!

Our ‘Girls on the Run’ team completed their first 5K this week  in preparation for their June 3rd race at Mall of America! The nationwide program offered to Carondelet students in grades 3-5 inspires girls to be happy, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum with running.


iPad Collection 2018: All middle school students need to return their iPads as scheduled below. Mr. Main will record that they have been turned in and check them for problems. 6th and 7th graders also need to return the wall plug and sync cable. Charges will be assessed for missing wall plugs and sync cables as well as for damages to cases and iPads. Students needing to use his or her iPad after the scheduled collection day and time, need to make arrangements with Mr. Main before iPad Collection. 8th graders need only turn in their iPad and case (with a few exceptions) because those 8th graders who have been at Carondelet for all three years of middle school will be keeping their iPads. If the family of an 8th grader is interested in donating their student’s iPad, please return the form that went home on Wednesday. And, if any family of a non-returning, current 6th or 7th grader wants to purchase their student’s iPad, please return the form that went home to you on Wednesday.

iPad Collection Schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 30 (during Periods 2 & 5 — Literature) — 8th graders meet with Mr. Main to transfer Google files and convert Apple IDs.

  • Thursday, May 31 (during Periods 1 & 6 — Social Studies) — 8th grade iPad collection. 8th grade iPads will be returned the morning of graduation.

  • Monday, June 4 (during Periods 1 & 2 — ELA) — 6th grade iPad collection.

  • Tuesday, June 5 (during Periods 1 & 2 — Social Studies) — 7th grade iPad collection.

Please contact Mr. Main (techhelp@carondelet-mpls.org) if you have any questions.


Fall Sports Registration:  Registration for Fall Sports (Volleyball and Soccer) for the 2018-2019 school year for students in grades 4-8 is now open.  Click here for the registration form. Please contact Mary Kelly if you have any questions.


8th Grade Graduation: Carondelet’s 8th grade graduation is Tuesday, June 5th. The festivities include a morning brunch for the eighth graders and parents only, an evening graduation prayer service (all are welcome), followed by a parent-organized reception for the graduates at Calhoun Beach Club. Parents of 8th graders, please click here for details on these events and to RSVP to the graduation party.  We’re looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2018!


Summer Camps: Registration for Carondelet’s theater camps, basketball camp and gym games galore is now open. Click here for more information and/or to register.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s ‘Pops & Lollies’ Father/Daughter dance is tomorrow, Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter event will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.


Volunteers Needed – Pops & Lollies: We are still in need of volunteers to work a shift or two at this Saturday’s Pops & Lollies event. Please email Megan Hendrickson if you are interested in helping!


Mother/Son Event:  Carondelet's Mother & Sons event is Sunday, June 24th at 3:30 pm at the Saint Paul Saints' baseball game! Price includes tickets to the game, a private space and dinner for moms and sons, a book reading on the field before the game, running the bases and player autographs after the game, raffle baskets and more!

Tickets are $90 per family and can be purchased here.


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs 2017-2018



Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Events:  Please view the St. Thomas the Apostle e-newsletter to read about our upcoming events:  Steak Fry, Terry Hershey visiting St Thomas and our Commencement for Senior High Students!  Please join us for a blessing of the community garden between the 9:00 and 11:00 masses on Pentecost Sunday (May 20) which also happens to be a donut Sunday! We'd love to have Carondelet families join us.  For more information about St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: May 11, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Friday, May 11:

Cinderella, 7:00 pm, Holy Angels

Saturday, May 12:

Cinderella, 3:00 pm, Holy Angels

Cinderella, 7:00 pm, Holy Angels

Sunday, May 13:

Mother’s Day

Monday, May 14:

Home & School mtg, 7:00 pm, LC Teachers’ Lounge

Tuesday, May 15:


Wednesday, May 16:

Gr. 4-101 & Gr. 5 Field Trip to Stages Theatre, 9:30 am

Girls on the Run practice 5K, 4 pm, Lake Harriet

Thursday, May 17:

UC Prayer Service & Volunteer Appreciation, 9:30 am

Curious Minds visits Pre-Kindergarten, 10:00 am

Gr. 1 Field Trip to MN SeaLife, 10:15 am

Arboretum Plant Mobile visits Kindergarten

Friday, May 18:

Gr. 8 & Kindergarteners Fishing Expedition, Lake Harriet

Saturday, May 19:

Pops & Lollies Dance, 6:30 pm, LC Gym


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • 2018-2019 School Supply List  (pink)

  • 2018-2019 Volleyball & Soccer flyer  (buff)

  • Mom & Sons Saints Game flyer  (blue - only boys!)


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:



Our Middle School Musical, Cinderella, opened last night on the beautiful stage at Holy Angels. Once again I was blown away by the talent of our sixth through eighth grade actors, singers, dancers and visual artists. It is an absolutely beautiful production, with scenery created by our students in their advanced art enrichment class, gorgeous costuming and impressive choreography. This is a chance to see our kids at their best, working together to make a barely off Broadway musical production under the direction of Heather Dorsey (in her tenth year with us). We have performances tonight, at 7:00  and two on Saturday, a 3:00 matinee and an evening show at 7:00. This is a great play for the whole family and you do not want to miss it! Purchase tickets here.


Mrs. Berger has been utilizing the community garden at St. Thomas the Apostle as a chance to connect the First Grade Science Curriculum with a service opportunity for several years. Our students begin growing vegetable seedlings in the first grade classrooms as part of a spring science unit. St. Thomas generously donates a plot in the growing space behind the parish center where the vegetables are transplanted. Over the summer, families volunteer to tend the garden and will donate any produce harvested to food shelves. This past week, our first graders helped STA gardeners spread compost and clean the area to make it ready for planting.


The compost delivered to the church is actually donated from the facility that recycles our organic waste ("composting"). The students who helped were surprised and pleased to see the beautiful black soil that was once their napkins, banana peels and bread crusts. By composting at both campuses, we not only keep tons of waste out of landfills, we nourish the gardens of our parish and close the loop of the waste cycle. This is not only good science, but also a chance to live our mission of service.  STA will host a Blessing of the Garden between the 9:00 and 11:00 masses on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, and they welcome Carondelet families to attend.


We have been hearing great things from our friends who attended our May Crowning and living rosary. One of our former teachers, Diane Wielinski wrote, “I applaud the behavior of our students during the service, and the second graders (and their teachers) are to be commended for their parts in this pageant. It was solemn and beautiful.”


We celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a Zupas luncheon provided by our Home and School Association; tributes from the student council; and donations in their names to the Waite House Food Shelf. Thank you to all who helped recognize our dedicated teachers this week. I am always impressed by the creative and innovative ways they are enhancing our curriculum and instruction and serving as excellent role models for our children.


Happy Mother’s Day to all our CCS moms! God bless your families this weekend as you celebrate and honor your Mothers, thank you for sharing your children with us, and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


SHOWS RUN FRIDAY & SATURDAY! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Library Books: All library books are due back on May 23rd. Please look at home for any overdue items and return them by the 23rd. Our books have barcodes on them that read "Carondelet Catholic Library," "STA-CTK School" or "Christ the King." Any homeroom that has 100% of their library books returned by the deadline will receive a popsicle party for their class!


Volunteer Appreciation Celebration: On Thursday, May 17 we will celebrate the volunteers who partner with us to keep Carondelet humming along. Everyday we see parents and other friends of Carondelet helping in the library, lunchroom, or on the playground; chaperoning field trips; coaching teams and clubs; working on fundraisers; tutoring children; assisting teachers with classroom prep; serving on the board, Home and School or parent committees; and doing thousands of other things to benefit our children. Please join us on May 17 at 9:30 am for a prayer service at the Upper Campus to thank God for you – our cherished volunteers! We will have a reception following.


Fall Sports Registration Now Open:  Registration for Fall Sports (Volleyball and Soccer) for the 2018-2019 school year for students in grades 4-8 is now open.  Click here for the registration form. Please contact Mary Kelly if you have any questions.


8th Grade Graduation:  Carondelet’s 8th grade graduation is Tuesday, June 5th. The festivities include a morning brunch for our parents and eighth graders, an evening graduation prayer service, followed by a parent-organized reception for the graduates at Calhoun Beach Club. Parents of 8th graders, please click here for details on these events and to RSVP to the graduation party.  We’re looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2018!


8th Grade Photo Boards: Eighth grade parents, please send a full-body photo of your 8th grader from their kindergarten years that we will then turn into a life-size, stand-up photo board to be displayed at graduation. Digital photos can be sent to Christine Ward. Photos should be submitted by Wednesday, May 9. Click here for more information.


Basketball Camp for K-6 boys and girls: This fun session of basketball for boys and girls in grades K-6 will be held at the CCS Lower Campus gym June 19th-21st.  Our focus will be on fundamental skill development through games and contests.  Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Gym Games Galore: Gather your friends or come on your own to play your favorite gym games and more. Boys and girls, grades 1st – 4th. Tuesday and Thursday, June 12th and 14th, 12:30-2:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


May Home & School Celebration: The last H&S meeting will be held on Monday, May 14th, at 7:00 pm.  Instead of a formal meeting, all are invited to come for a "Thank You! Happy Hour.”  Drinks and snacks provided, hope to see you there!


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s ‘Pops & Lollies’ Father/Daughter dance is Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter event will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.


Mother/Son Event:  Carondelet's Mother & Sons event is Sunday, June 24th at 3:30 pm at the Saint Paul Saints' baseball game! Price includes tickets to the game, a private space and dinner for moms and sons, a book reading on the field before the game, running the bases and player autographs after the game, raffle baskets and more!

Tickets are $90 per family and can be purchased here.


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs 2017-2018


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Events:  Please view the St. Thomas the Apostle e-newsletter to read about our upcoming events: Steak Fry, Terry Hershey visiting St Thomas and our Commencement for Senior High Students!  Please join us for a blessing of the community garden between the 9:00 and 11:00 masses on Pentecost Sunday (May 20) which also happens to be a donut Sunday! We'd love to have Carondelet families join us.  For more information about St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.

 

CTK Vacation Bible School: Join us this summer for an awesome week of adventure and fun at CTK’s Vacation Bible School, June 25-29 from 9:00 am-Noon. This day camp is for students entering grades K-5, and the cost is $65 per child. Each day kids will interact with God in new and fun ways as they learn scripture verses, explore themes through creative activities, and will dance, sing, and play their way throughout the morning.  Click here to Register


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: May 4, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Sunday, May 6:

Saints Men’s Club Gym Jam, St. Thomas the Apostle

Monday, May 7

National Teacher Appreciation Week

Tech Week for Cinderella at Holy Angels, 4:30 pm

7th Gr. Parent mtg for 2018-2019 Washington DC Trip, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, May 8:

UC Birthday Lunch w/Mrs. Kerr

Tech Week for Cinderella at Holy Angels, 4:30 pm

School Board mtg, 7:00 pm, Social Hall

Wednesday, May 9:

UC Mass, 9:30 am

Gr. 4-102 & 4-108 Field Trip to Stages Theatre, 9:30 am

K Field Trip to Richardson Nature Center, 12:30 pm

Tech Week for Cinderella at Holy Angels, 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 10:

Gr. 3 Field Trip to Stages Theatre, noon

Opening Night for Cinderella, 7:00 pm, Holy Angels

Friday, May 11:

Gr. 4 Parent Lunch

Cinderella, 7:00 pm, Holy Angels

Saturday, May 12:

Cinderella, 3:00 pm, Holy Angels

Cinderella, 7:00 pm, Holy Angels


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Volunteer Celebration flyer


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:


Carondelet's new “Walking Classroom” was featured on KSTP-TV Channel 5 News this Tuesday. Carondelet is just one of four schools in the state piloting this national award-winning educational program that provides an innovative way to get kids moving and into the great outdoors without sacrificing instructional time. The program uses headsets and podcasts loaded with standards-based lessons in science, math and reading, so students can walk, listen, and learn. The program capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive functioning, and the kids are loving it! A special thank you to Miss Rafferty for researching the program and writing the grant to get the Walking Classroom started here at Carondelet. Watch the News Clip here.


On Wednesday we celebrated our 7th annual May Crowning and Living Rosary in the bright and cheery sanctuary at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. Our students served as the beads in the rosary, leading the congregation through the prayers and reflections on the Glorious Mysteries. Our second graders processed in with flowers to adorn our Mary statue and those who recently celebrated their First Communion wore their beautiful outfits one more time. We also honored some Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, former teachers, and generous benefactors with a breakfast before the service. Many thanks to Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Berger who planned and organized the Living Rosary, and practiced with the children so everything went off without a hitch.


This week we started a trial run with Agra Culture catering our lunches. There are always a few kinks to work out with something new, but so far the food seems to be a big hit. The trial will run through the remainder of the school year.


Next week is opening night for the middle school production of our Spring Musical, Cinderella. Students will be on stage at Holy Angels practicing Monday through Wednesday evenings with performances Thursday-Saturday. This is a perfect production for the whole family, so we hope you’ll come and support our middle schoolers. Every year the kids knock it out of the park with a barely off Broadway production. We can’t wait to see it next weekend!


I have been away the second half of the week at another school doing an accreditation visit. While it is always great to learn from the successes and challenges of another school, it is even better to come home to Carondelet! I had to miss the faculty workshop day today, but I trust they are in good hands working for part of the day with Chris Hagedorn of The Culture Piece and with Andrew Stokes of Tierney Brothers on MAP data.


God bless your families this weekend, thank you for sharing your children with us, see you Monday and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


SHOWS OPEN NEXT WEEK! PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


Cinderella Opens Next Week! Carondelet’s Middle School proudly presents this year’s spring musical, Cinderella. Directed by Heather Dorsey, Art directed by Joe Durben and performed by more than 75 Carondelet Middle School students, this production is sure to be a magical experience! Performances run Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12 at the Academy of Holy Angels. We hope you’ll join us!

For tickets and more information, click here.


Gym Jam This Sunday: The Saint’s Men’s Club is hosting their annual Gym Jam this Sunday, May 6, from 1:00-6:00 pm in the St. Thomas Gym and Courtyard. Eight adult teams will be competing in a 5v5 basketball tournament.  Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds raised will support St. Thomas, Christ the King and Carondelet athletics. Over the years the Gym Jam guys have provided funds for gym and sports team equipment, team uniforms, and many special projects around the parishes and school. And they have a great time in the process! Please come out to support the teams and enjoy the weather!


Volunteer Appreciation Celebration: On Thursday, May 17 we will celebrate the volunteers who partner with us to keep Carondelet humming along. Everyday parents and other friends of Carondelet help in the library, lunchroom, or on the playground; chaperone field trips; coach teams and clubs; work on fundraisers; tutor children; assist teachers with classroom prep; serve on the board, Home and School or parent committees; and thousands of other things to benefit our children. Please join us on May 17 at 9:30 am for a prayer service at the Upper Campus to thank God for you – our cherished volunteers! We will have a reception following.


8th Grade Graduation:  Carondelet’s 8th grade graduation is Tuesday, June 5th. The festivities include a morning brunch for our parents and eighth graders, an evening graduation prayer service, followed by a parent-organized reception for the graduates at Calhoun Beach Club. Parents of 8th graders, please click here for details on these events and to RSVP to the graduation party.  We’re looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2018!


8th Grade Photo Boards: Eighth grade parents, please send a full-body photo of your 8th grader from their kindergarten years that we will then turn into a life-size, stand-up photo board to be displayed at graduation. Digital photos can be sent to Christine Ward. Photos should be submitted by Wednesday, May 9. Click here for more information.


Middle School Newsletter: Attached is the latest issue of the Saints Tribune, our student-produced middle school newsletter. As one of our middle school electives, the students plan content, write the articles, take pictures and help with distribution. Enjoy!


Basketball Camp for K-6 boys and girls: This fun session of basketball for boys and girls in grades K-6 will be held at the CCS Lower Campus gym June 19th-21st.  Our focus will be on fundamental skill development through games and contests.  Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Gym Games Galore: Gather your friends or come on your own to play your favorite gym games and more.  Boys and girls, grades 1st – 4th.  Tuesday and Thursday, June 12th and 14th, 12:30-2:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Austrian Pine Tree seedlings available:  In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Upper Campus has Austrian Pine Tree seedlings, ready for you to take home and plant!  These were donated by the Neighborhood Forest, a neighborhood organization that distributes free trees. If you would like a free tree and instructions, please contact Jeanne at the Upper Campus.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


May Home & School Celebration: The last H&S meeting will be held on Monday, May 14th, at 7:00 pm.  Instead of a formal meeting, all are invited to come for a "Thank You! Happy Hour.”  Drinks and snacks provided, hope to see you there!


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s ‘Pops & Lollies’ Father/Daughter dance is Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter event will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.


Mother/Son Event:  Carondelet's Mother & Sons event is Sunday, June 24th at 3:30 pm at the Saint Paul Saints' baseball game! Price includes tickets to the game, a private space and dinner for moms and sons, a book reading on the field before the game, running the bases and player autographs after the game, raffle baskets and more!

Tickets are $90 per family and can be purchased here.


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs 2017-201


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Table Prayer Celebration: All parishioners are invited! Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm in Dillon Hall. It is our annual meal with prayer and song to honor and celebrate another year of faith at St. Thomas the Apostle. Free, but reservations requested by Monday, May 7. Thank you.

 

For more information about at St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.

 

CTK Vacation Bible School: Join us this summer for an awesome week of adventure and fun at CTK’s Vacation Bible School, June 25-29 from 9:00 am-Noon. This day camp is for students entering grades K-5, and the cost is $65 per child. Each day kids will interact with God in new and fun ways as they learn scripture verses, explore themes through creative activities, and will dance, sing, and play their way throughout the morning.  Click here to Register


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: April 27, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Saturday, April 28:

STA’s First Communion

Sunday, April 29:

STA’s First Communion

Monday, April 30:


Tuesday, May 1:

Living Rosary practice, 8:00 am, Lower Campus       (participants in gr. 3-8 will be bused to the Upper after)

Pre-Kindergarten May Day with Moms, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2:

All School Living Rosary & Crowning of Mary Prayer Service,

 9:30 am, St. Thomas the Apostle

ALL students begin their day on the Lower Campus

Thursday, May 3:

Gr. 3 Field Trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 10:00 am

Friday, May 4:

No School – Teacher Inservice Day

Saturday, May 5:


Sunday, May 6:

Saints Men’s Club Gym Jam, St. Thomas the Apostle


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • May calendar  (purple)

  • Minneapolis High School registration flyer (only for 8th grade)


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:


We had some great Earth Day celebrations this week with the entire Lower Campus (Pre-K through second graders) going to the Children’s Theater to see The Lorax. It was a long play and we were a little nervous about it holding the attention of our littles for two hours. But they were held rapt. Some of the second grade boys were leaning forward on their seats through the entire performance. We are blessed to have so many high quality cultural experiences available for our kids around town.  The kindergartners also made their Earthkeeper tee-shirts with the help of some patient parent volunteers, and they made some beautiful art out of discarded found objects.


At the Upper Campus our 7th graders planned a beautiful Earth Day prayer service, and on Wednesday morning they led us through readings and prayers around the theme of thankfulness for creation and being good stewards of the resources God has provided for us.


On Monday night we held our busing information meeting and if you were unable to attend, we have attached the slides from our meeting here. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to be part of our busing transition committee, please feel free to reach out to me or contact board members Bill Igel or Chad Loeffler.  A huge thanks to Bill and Chad for all the work they have put into this effort. It has been like having a second job, and we still have work to do. The next steps include sending the addresses and ages of the children who wish to ride buses next year. This data comes from the registration process, so if you have not yet registered please do so today. On Monday the registration fee goes up to $200 and addresses will not be included on the bus routes.


Congratulations to all our Saints who will be celebrating First Holy Communion at St. Thomas this weekend: Charles Baker, Lucy Certain, Charlie Fanuele, Hadley Gott, Luke Hendrickson, Wyatt Jackson, Julia Kocourek, Sebastian Stricherz, and Kate Szafranski.


From the Desk of Principal-for-a-Day McEwen Lenzmeier: This afternoon as principal, Mickey declared the Green Bay Packers the official team of Carondelet Catholic School, took his class outside for an extra recess with ice cream sandwiches, made a run to deliver dishwasher detergent to the Lower Campus, got a jar of pickles for “Soob” (Mr. Subialka) and visited him for an extra gym period with 4th grade, visited several classes to see how things were running, previewed the middle school newsletter, and brought treats to the third grade teachers (Skittles and Starburst for Ms. Dyrhaug and M & M’s for Mrs. Torgerson). He was not able to honor Mr. Blanda’s request for a steak and lobster lunch. There is only so much a principal can do!


               


God bless your families this weekend, thank you for sharing your children with us and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr and Principal Mickey Lenzmeier


May Crowning & Living Rosary: Students and faculty from both campuses will start their day at the Lower Campus on Wednesday, May 2 for the May Crowning and Living Rosary. All second graders are invited to wear their “Sunday Best” or First Communion attire. The service will begin at 9:30 am in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle. Families are welcome to join us for this special service.


Cinderella Tickets Now On Sale! Carondelet’s Middle School proudly presents this year’s spring musical, Cinderella. Directed by Heather Dorsey, Art Directed by Joe Durben and performed by more than 75 Carondelet Middle School students, this production is sure to be a magical experience! Performances run Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12 at the Academy of Holy Angels. We hope you’ll join us!

For tickets and more information, click here.


8th Grade Graduation:  Carondelet’s 8th grade graduation is Tuesday, June 5th. The festivities include a morning brunch for our parents and eighth graders, an evening graduation prayer service, followed by a parent-organized reception for the graduates at Calhoun Beach Club. Parents of 8th graders, please click here for details on these events and to RSVP to the graduation party.  We’re looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2018!


8th Grade Photo Boards: Eighth grade parents, please send a full-body photo of your 8th grader from their kindergarten years that we will then turn into a life-size, stand-up photo board to be displayed at graduation. Digital photos and questions can be sent to Christine Ward. Photos should be submitted by Wednesday, May 9. Click here for more information.


Destination Imagination Team Qualifies for Globals:  Congratulations to our 4th Grade Destination Imagination Team, Team Sandwich Saints and their coach, Mrs. Hainey!  They have qualified to participate in the Destination Imagination Global event in May at Knoxville, Tennessee.


Austrian Pine Tree seedlings available:  In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Upper Campus has Austrian Pine Tree seedlings, ready for you to take home and plant!  These were donated by the Neighborhood Forest, a neighborhood organization that distributes free trees. If you would like a free tree and instructions, please contact Jeanne at the Upper Campus.


Fall Sports Sign-Up:  Please watch for information on fall sports (volleyball and soccer) in next week’s Newsletter!


Basketball Camp for K-6 boys and girls: This fun session of basketball for boys and girls in grades K-6 will be held at the CCS Lower Campus gym June 19th-21st.  Our focus will be on fundamental skill development through games and contests.  Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Gym Games Galore: Gather your friends or come on your own to play your favorite gym games and more.  Boys and girls, grades 1st – 4th.  Tuesday and Thursday, June 12th and 14th, 12:30-2:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


Home & School 2018-2019 Leadership Team: We are excited to announce the Home & School leadership team for the upcoming school year! Thank you to incoming co-chairs Stephanie Coogan and Marjorie Kennedy, treasurer Susan Krook, and secretary Kelly Zech. We’re looking forward to another great year!


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s ‘Pops & Lollies’ Father/Daughter dance is Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter event will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs 2017-2018


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Mercy in the City Discussion Sessions: Our “One Book, One Parish” offering for Lent/Easter has been Kerry Weber’s, Mercy in the City.  Mark your calendars for the upcoming discussion sessions:

May 4, 10:00-11:30 am in the Parish Center (coffee & cookies)

May 5, 6:15-7:45 pm in the Gathering Space (wine & cheese)

May 6, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Gathering Space (snacks provided)

Choose the time that works best for you. Sign-up will take place this weekend in the Gathering Space, or you can reserve your spot by emailing Bill Nolan or call 612-922-0041. All are welcome!  

 

STA Table Prayer Celebration: All parishioners are invited! Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm in Dillon Hall. It is our annual meal with prayer and song to honor and celebrate another year of faith at St. Thomas the Apostle. Free, but reservations requested by Monday, May 6. Thank you.

 

For more information about at St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.

 

CTK Vacation Bible School: Join us this summer for an awesome week of adventure and fun at CTK’s Vacation Bible School, June 25-29 from 9:00 am-Noon. This day camp is for students entering grades K-5, and the cost is $65 per child. Each day kids will interact with God in new and fun ways as they learn scripture verses, explore themes through creative activities, and will dance, sing, and play their way throughout the morning.  Click here to Register


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: April 20, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Saturday, April 21:

Destination Imagination State Tourney, Jackson Middle School

Monday, April 23:

Bus Information Meeting, 7:00 pm, UC

Tuesday, April 24:


Wednesday, April 25:

UC Prayer Service, 9:30 am

All LC (Pre-K through 2) Field Trip to Children’s Theatre, 10 am

Thursday, April 26:

Waite House pick up day

Gr. 4 Field Trip to the State Capitol, 9:15 am

New Family Orientation, 9:30 am, LC

Pacer Puppet Show, Gr. 3 & 4, 1:15 pm, Social Hall

Friday, April 27:

Kindergarten Parent Lunch

Out-of-Uniform Day

Saturday, April 28:

STA’s First Communion

Sunday, April 29:

STA’s First Communion


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Lunch menu for May (yellow)

  • Waite House flyer (green)

  • CSCOE magazine for spring


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:


Happy Spring! What a beautiful day, and long overdue, but I’m not complaining!


Today we welcomed our new kindergarten students and their parents at the Garden Party. One of the highlights of that event is hearing the current families who are veterans of the Carondelet experience tell the new families about the wonderful community, the great teachers, and the memories they will be making. The kids were so excited to be there to meet the teachers and see the classrooms. Driver Dan even took them for a spin on a school bus. A great time was had by all and we look forward to getting to know the newest members of the Carondelet family. Current parents are the best ambassadors and word of mouth marketers for our fine school, and Megan Hower and I would like to send a big thank you to the Home and School representatives who helped out this morning: Joan Kaminski, Stephanie Coogan, Sarah Schaffer, and Shanna Taylor!


We had a busy week at the  Lower Campus! Besides the Kinder Garden Party, we also had a visit from the PACER puppets. Their show about caring for one another by including all was a great message for our kids. Our second graders gave their “Super Special Adult” speeches today in the church at St. Thomas. It is a great exercise for our kids as they contemplate the special adults in their life, organize their thoughts into a speech, and then deliver it in front of a good sized crowd.


If you haven’t yet registered for the 2018-2019 school year, please do so as soon as possible so we can make staffing decisions and get letters of employment out to the teachers. An email was sent from TADS last Friday with all the information you need to register. To register online go to https://secure.tads.com/ and use the email address and password you created for your TADS account.  If need be, click on "Forgot your password?" to create a new TADS password. You will need your distinct Set-Up Code contained in the instructions emailed from TADS. If you have any questions or need the Registration Instruction email resent, please contact Mr. Blanda.


Due to the very unexpected snow day on Monday, we have rescheduled our bus information meeting for Monday, April 23 at 7:00. Please join us at the Upper Campus  if you are able.


It was not the perfect weekend weather-wise for a First Communion celebration at Christ the King, but everyone arrived safely and the kids looked great! It is always special to see the children celebrate this sacrament of initiation, and come to the table to receive Communion for the first time. They look so proud (and of course a little nervous)! We look forward to celebrating at St. Thomas next weekend.


God bless your families this spring-like weekend, thank you for sharing your children with us and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


May Lunch Order/ Agra Culture Trial:  Carondelet is excited to announce a new trial partnership with Agra Culture Kitchen for the month of May. The May lunch trial will offer the option of a hot lunch entree, a vegetarian entree, or a sandwich option for $4.50 and a smoothie option for $2.00. View a description of the menu items here.  Please note, lunch orders for the month of May are due by Monday, April 23.  

PLACE YOUR MAY LUNCH ORDER HERE.


8th Grade Graduation:  Carondelet’s 8th grade graduation is Tuesday, June 5th. The festivities include a morning brunch for our parents and eighth graders, an evening graduation prayer service, followed by a parent-organized class celebration at Calhoun Beach Club. Parents of 8th graders, please click here for details on these events and to RSVP to the graduation party.  We’re looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2018!


Destination Imagination Team Advances to State: Congratulations to our Destination Imagination Teams. Mrs. Hainey and Team Sandwich Saints will advance to the State Tournament on April 21st.  Ms. Maeser and Team Achoo! placed fifth. Ms. Zastrow and Mrs. Kremenak with Team Mining for Doughnuts placed in the top ten. Way to go Saints!


Basketball camp for K-6 boys and girls: This fun session of basketball for boys and girls in grades K-6 will be held at the CCS Lower Campus gym June 19th-21st.  Our focus will be on fundamental skill development through games and contests.  Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Gym Games Galore: Gather your friends or come on your own to play your favorite gym games and more.  Boys and girls, grades 1st – 4th.  Tuesday and Thursday, June 12th and 14th, 12:30-2:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen (612.920.8711) with any questions or to register.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


Home & School Leadership Needed for 2018-2019 School Year: We are looking for volunteers for the H&S leadership for the next school year (Co-chairs, Secretary and Treasurer).  H&S is responsible for initiatives that support the school/teachers and organize many great community building events. If you are interested, please reach out to Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski.


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s 6th Annual Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter dance is Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter dance will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

STA Mercy in the City Discussion Sessions: Our “One Book, One Parish” offering for Lent/Easter has been Kerry Weber’s, Mercy in the City.  Mark your calendars for the upcoming discussion sessions:

May 4, 10:00-11:30 am in the Parish Center (coffee & cookies)

May 5, 6:15-7:45 pm in the Gathering Space (wine & cheese)

May 6, 1:00-2:30 pm in the Gathering Space (snacks provided)

Choose the time that works best for you. Sign-up will take place this weekend (April 21-22) and next (28-29) in the Gathering Space, or you can reserve your spot at the session of your choice by emailing Bill Nolan or call 612-922-0041. All are welcome!  

 

STA Table Prayer Celebration: All parishioners are invited! Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm in Dillon Hall. It is our annual meal with prayer and song to honor and celebrate another year of faith at St. Thomas the Apostle. Free, but reservations requested by Monday, May 6. Thank you.

 

For more information about at St. Thomas the Apostle spring events click here.

 

CTK Vacation Bible School: Join us this summer for an awesome week of adventure and fun at CTK’s Vacation Bible School, June 25-29 from 9:00 am-Noon. This day camp is for students entering grades K-5, and the cost is $65 per child. Each day kids will interact with God in new and fun ways as they learn scripture verses, explore themes through creative activities, and will dance, sing, and play their way throughout the morning.  Click here to Register


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: April 13, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Saturday, April 14:

CTK’s First Communion

Sunday, April 15:

CTK’s First Communion

Monday, April 16:


Tuesday, April 17:

LC Prayer Service, 9:30 am

LC Birthday Lunch w/Mrs. Kerr

Wednesday, April 18:

UC Mass, 9:30 am

Thursday, April 19:

Pacer Puppet Show, 10:00 am, LC

Gr. 4 Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 10:00 am

Friday, April 20:

Gr. 3 Field Trip to Cahill School, 9:15 am

Gr. 5 Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 10:00 am

New Kinders Garden Party, 9:45 am, LC

Gr. 2 Super Special Adult Speeches, 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 21:

Destination Imagination State Tourney, Jackson Middle School


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Stand Up Paddleboard Summer Camp flyer

  • Tech Summer Camp flyer


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

Happy Easter! It was good to see everyone back this week (some with a bit of sunburn)!

Our children have been visiting the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as the culmination of the Art Adventure program. We have gotten great feedback about our kids from the docents at MIA. They have reported our kids are polite and respectful and prepared to engage about the art they are studying. We know they are awesome kids, but it is nice when other people tell us that too.


Congratulations to these Carondelet students and their families who will be celebrating First Holy Communion at Christ the King this weekend: Finn Abbs, Scout Bottenus, Graham Burbach, Evan Coogan, Ada Coppo, Joseph Hainey, Noah Horesji, Iris Kaminski, Johnny Kahlert, Gabe Kremenak, Liam Krengel, Addie Kuhn, Xereyna Larson, Thomas Marsalek, Genevieve Nelson, Cris and Gabriella Olson, Ewan O’Neill, Madeline Puder, Victory Schaeffer, and Gloria Schaffer.


On April 28th and 29th St. Thomas parishioners will celebrate First Communion at all three Masses.  


On Monday evening we will host an informational meeting on the decision to remain with private busing next year. We will touch on the process used in the decision, the plan to finance transportation, and the next steps to insure a smooth transition with a new busing company. If you are interested in having your children ride the bus next year, please indicate that during online registration. The sooner we have the information, the sooner we can begin working with the bus company to build efficient routes.


The kids were excited to try a new pizza today. Carondelet family Genevieve and Jake Schaffer opened Station Pizzeria in Minnetonka, and we gave them a trial run at lunch today. Many Lower Campus kids told me they had already been to Station and knew they liked it. Next month we will have a trial run with neighborhood restaurant Agra Culture catering our lunches. Thank you to Megan Hower for setting this up so we can try something new!


If you haven’t yet registered for the 2018-2019 school year, please do so as soon as possible so we can make staffing decisions and get letters of employment out to the teachers. The deadline for the lower registration fee is Monday, April 16. An email was sent from TADS this afternoon with all the information you need to register. To register online go to https://secure.tads.com/ and use the email address and password you created for your TADS account.  If need be, click on "Forgot your password?" to create a new TADS password. You will need the distinct Set-Up Code contained in the instructions emailed from TADS. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Blanda.


God bless your families this wintry weekend, thank you for sharing your children with us and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr



Upper Campus Drop-off/Arrival Reminder:  Arrival time for the Upper Campus begins at 8:55 am (unless you have a pre-arranged activity or an appointment with a teacher).  

Please do not drop off your student on either side of York Avenue on the east side of the school building, not only out of respect for our neighbors but also for the safety of your child and the other students at school.  Please pull into the parking lot from the Zenith Ave. side of the building using the driveway farthest from the building and nearest 50th St. Form a one-way line that loops through the horseshoe near the church doors and pull up along the west and north sides of the playground.  Drop students off when you are the front car at the playground. If you need to come into the building, pull into a legal parking spot and walk in with your child.  Emails may be sent as a reminder to follow these very important safety rules.


Destination Imagination Team Advances to State: Congratulations to our Destination Imagination Teams. Mrs. Hainey and Team Sandwich Saints will advance to the State Tournament on April 21st.  Ms. Maeser and Team Achoo! placed fifth. Ms. Zastrow and Mrs. Kremenak with Team Mining for Doughnuts placed in the top ten. Way to go Saints!


Basketball camp for K-6 boys and girls: This fun session of basketball for boys and girls in grades K-6 will be held at the CCS Lower Campus gym June 19th-21st.  Our focus will be on fundamental skill development through games and contests.  Please see the attached flyer or contact Jodi Nilsen with any questions or to register.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


Home & School Leadership Needed for 2018-2019 School Year: We are looking for volunteers for the H&S leadership for the next school year (Co-chairs, Secretary and Treasurer).  H&S is responsible for initiatives that support the school/teachers and organize many great community building events. Leadership is needed to ensure we can continue this great work during the next school year. If you are interested, please reach out to Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski.


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s 6th Annual Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter dance is Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter dance will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

Vacation Bible School This Summer at CTK! June 25th-29th, 9am-Noon

Join us this summer for an awesome week of adventure and fun at CTK’s Vacation Bible School. This day camp is for students entering grades K-5, and the cost is $65 per child. Each day kids will interact with God in new and fun ways as they learn scripture verses, explore themes through creative activities, and will dance, sing, and play their way throughout the morning.  We also NEED VOLUNTEERS to make this camp happen. Please indicate on your registration if you are interested, or email Kelley for more info! Student Volunteers are also welcome!!  Click here to Register Now and Save Your Spot.


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: March 28, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Thursday, March 29:

Holy Thursday – No School

Friday, March 30:

Good Friday – No School

Saturday, March 31:

Holy Saturday

Sunday, April 1:

Easter Sunday

Monday, April 9:

School Resumes

Tuesday, April 10:

UC Birthday Lunch w/Mrs. Kerr

Kinder Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 10:00 am

Gr. 7 Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 11:15 am

School Board meeting, 7:00 pm, Social Hall

Wednesday, April 11:

Gr. 1 Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 10:00 am

Gr. 8 Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 11:15 am

Thursday, April 12:

Gr. 2 Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 10:00 am

Friday, April 13:

Donuts with Dads, 8:30 am, LC Cafeteria

New Pre-Kindergarten Meet & Greet, 9:45 am, LC

Gr. 6 Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Art, 10:00 am

Saturday, April 14:

Destination Imagination State Tourney, Jackson Middle School


The following information went home on Wednesday:

- April calendar  (blue)


        


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

Lent ends on Holy Thursday at sunset as we enter into the holiest time of our Church year, the Easter Triduum. The liturgical celebrations of the Triduum are full of rich traditions, symbols, and imagery. I encourage you to make time to attend the Triduum liturgies. On Holy Thursday we celebrate the Last Supper and the liturgy includes the washing of the feet. On Good Friday, the service includes the very solemn Veneration of the Cross. On Holy Saturday we celebrate the Easter Vigil which begins in darkness and includes a procession into the sanctuary with candles. This is my favorite liturgy of the year as we hear several readings that serve as a salvation history; we sing the Litany of Saints; and we welcome new members into our Church. If you haven’t been to the Easter Vigil, be warned that it is long – usually two hours at least – but it is so beautiful! Easter Sunday Mass is always beautiful of course, but the crowds are much smaller at the vigil.


This is the holiest time for those of us in the pews, and the busiest week for priests, liturgists, church choirs and musicians. Be sure to give them a thank you and a hug after the services!


This year my husband and I will be in Rome for the Triduum.  We will be sure to pray for the Carondelet community!


We are working on our online registration forms for the 2018-2019 school year, and will have them available as soon as possible.


Wishing your family a wonderful and fulfilling Easter Triduum and a great Easter break! Safe travels to all those heading on vacation.  Thank you for sharing your children with us and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


Today the 8th graders met their Kindergarten Buddies for an early Easter celebration!


Upper Campus Drop-off/Arrival Reminder:  Arrival time for the Upper Campus begins at 8:55 am (unless you have a pre-arranged activity or an appointment with a teacher).  

Please do not drop off your student on either side of York Avenue on the east side of the school building, not only out of respect for our neighbors but also for the safety of your child and the other students at school.  Please pull into the parking lot from the Zenith Ave. side of the building using the driveway farthest from the building and nearest 50th St. Form a one-way line that loops through the horseshoe near the church doors and pull up along the west and north sides of the playground.  Drop students off when you are the front car at the playground. If you need to come into the building, pull into a legal parking spot and walk in with your child.  Emails may be sent as a reminder to follow these very important safety rules.


Destination Imagination Team Advances to State: Congratulations to our Destination Imagination Teams. Mrs. Hainey and Team Sandwich Saints will advance to the State Tournament on April 14th!  Ms. Maeser and Team Achoo! placed fifth. Ms. Zastrow and Mrs. Kremenak with Team Mining for Doughnuts placed in the top ten. Way to Go, Saints!


Field Trips to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts:  Each grade will be going to tour the Minneapolis Institute of Arts beginning on our return from Easter Break.  It is important to return permission slips as soon as possible. Middle School students have their permission slips online and received an email with the link.  The kindergarteners and 7th graders go on their trip on Tuesday, April 10th.


Basketball Uniform Return:  Please have your student athlete return their uniform to the UC office, washed and in a Ziploc baggie with their name on the baggie. There is a box in front of Jeanne’s desk for this purpose.  If your uniform is still missing after Easter Break, you may be charged for it. Thank you!


Open Position - Paid Lunch Servers: We are looking to hire backup lunch servers to fill in at both campuses when our regular weekday servers are unavailable. Please contact Megan Hower if you are interested and/or for more information.


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s 6th Annual Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter dance is Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter dance will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.



Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


March Meeting Minutes: Thanks to everyone who attended our March meeting.  For minutes from the March meeting, please click here.


Home & School Leadership Needed for 2018-2019 School Year: We are looking for volunteers for the H&S leadership for the next school year (Co-chairs, Secretary and Treasurer).  H&S is responsible for initiatives that support the school/teachers and organize many great community building events. Leadership is needed to ensure we can continue this great work during the next school year. If you are interested, please reach out to Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski.



More details on tickets coming after Spring Break.  Reach out to Angi Rassi or Kris Ott with any questions or suggestions.


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

March at Saint Thomas the Apostle:  We have lots to offer during Lent this year, be sure to check it out here!

 

HOLY WEEK at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE

 

HOLY THURSDAY, MARCH 29

7:30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper

GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30

3:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

7:30 pm Prayer at the Cross

HOLY SATURDAY, MARCH 31

8:30 pm Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1

9:00 am Mass, 11:00 am Mass

 

HOLY WEEK at CHRIST THE KING

 

March 29—Holy Thursday

9:00 am Morning Prayer

7:00 pm Mass

Washing of the Feet after Homily

March 30 - Good Friday

9:00 am Morning Prayer

3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy

March 31 - Holy Saturday

9:00 am Morning Prayer, blessing of Easter Food

8:00 pm Easter Vigil

April 1 - EASTER SUNDAY

9:30 am Mass

 

Vacation Bible School This Summer at CTK! June 25th-29th, 9am-Noon

Join us this summer for an awesome week of adventure and fun at CTK’s Vacation Bible School. This day camp is for students entering grades K-5, and the cost is $65 per child. Each day kids will interact with God in new and fun ways as they learn scripture verses, explore themes through creative activities, and will dance, sing, and play their way throughout the morning.  We also NEED VOLUNTEERS to make this camp happen. Please indicate on your registration if you are interested, or email Kelley for more info! Student Volunteers are also welcome!!  Click here to Register Now and Save Your Spot.


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: March 23, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Saturday, March 24:

Destination Imagination Regionals, Blaine High School

Sunday, March 25:

Palm Sunday

Monday, March 26:


Tuesday, March 27:

LC Birthday Lunch w/Mrs. Kerr

Wednesday, March 28:

UC Stations, 9:30 am

Kindergarten & 8th Graders Easter Party, 2:30 pm, LC

Thursday, March 29:

Holy Thursday – No School

Friday, March 30:

Good Friday – No School

Saturday, March 31:

Holy Saturday

Sunday, April 1:

Easter Sunday


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Pops & Lollies Invitation Postcard


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

This week we announced our decision to continue with a private busing program again next year. Your input on the survey brought clarity to the decision making process. We could not have carried out a private busing program without a significant majority in favor of doing so.  Over two-thirds of the respondents voted for the private option, and the strongest feelings on the likert scale questions were also greatly skewed in that direction. We heard loud and clear that the earlier start time is a priority for a vast majority of Carondelet families.


Now the real work begins! We will include a checkbox on the registration to indicate interest in bus ridership. Indicating interest is not a binding agreement, and bus fees will only be assessed for those who officially choose to ride. Once we know who is interested we will work with our new bus company (WATS) to build initial routes with the addresses of our families. WATS is a cooperative that works with many bus companies to get the best use out of their buses (and the drivers), so we will have new options available to us in developing routes.


Registration for the 2018-19 school year will open next week. We will once again be doing online registration through TADs this year and would greatly appreciate a quick response. The busing decision has pushed our timeline back a bit and we want to get work agreements out to the teachers in a timely fashion.


On a personal note, my father, Mike Farley, passed away early Wednesday morning. He was a wonderful dad and a devoted grandpa. I will miss his presence and his shared love for our Minnesota Golden Gophers. He took me to a lot of football games over the years! I have been in and out of school a bit lately, so if I am slow to respond, please reach out to Stan Blanda, Jeanne or Lenore. They’ll help me get back on track soon.


Thank you for sharing your children with us and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


Upper Campus Drop-off/Arrival Reminder:  Arrival time for the Upper Campus begins at 8:55 am (unless you have a pre-arranged activity or an appointment with a teacher).  

Please do not drop off your student on either side of York Avenue on the east side of the school building, not only out of respect for our neighbors but also for the safety of your child and the other students at school.  Please pull into the parking lot from the Zenith Ave. side of the building using the driveway farthest from the building and nearest 50th St. Form a one-way line that loops through the horseshoe near the church doors and pull up along the west and north sides of the playground.  Drop students off when you are the front car at the playground. If you need to come into the building, pull into a legal parking spot and walk in with your child. Emails may be sent as a reminder to follow these very important safety rules.


Destination Imagination Teams: Our three Destination Imagination Teams will be participating in a tournament this Saturday, March 24 at Blaine High School.  Good luck to Team Achoo!, Sandwich Saints, and Mining for Doughnuts! Students and managers have used their many creative talents to prepare for their challenges.  Go Saints!


Middle School Running Club:  The middle school running club will take off running after Spring break! Registration closes on Wednesday, March 28. The club is open for boys and girls in grades 6-8. All ability levels are welcome! On running days, runners will meet in Miss Schefter's room after school and depart for Lake Harriet at 4:00. Once at the lake, students will walk or jog at their own pace. We will leave the lake at 5:00 and be back to CCS for parent pick up at 5:15. Questions, please contact Ms. Schefter.  More information and an online Registration Form is available by clicking here.


Basketball Uniform Return:  Please have your student athlete return their uniform to the UC office, washed and in a Ziploc baggie with their name on the baggie. There is a box in front of Jeanne’s desk for this purpose.  If your uniform is still missing after Easter Break, you may be charged for it. Thank you!


Open Position - Paid Lunch Servers: We are looking to hire backup lunch servers to fill in at both campuses when our regular weekday servers are unavailable. Please contact Megan Hower if you are interested and/or for more information.


Middle School Newsletter: You can learn more about what is going on in middle school by reading the student produced Middle School newsletter linked here.


Second Trimester Report Cards:  Report Cards have been posted in Educate.  Accessing Report Cards: Login to your Educate account. / Click on the School Tab. / From the drop down window select Students. / A new window will appear with your child(ren)'s name(s). / Select a child by clicking on his/her name. / Click on Report Cards. / Click on the PDF icon under Preview for 2nd trimester. / You'll see a PDF of your child's report card. If you are having trouble accessing your Educate account, need help with a password, or have any questions, please contact Mr. Blanda.


Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter Dance: Carondelet’s 6th Annual Pops & Lollies Father/Daughter dance is Saturday, May 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Carondelet's Lower Campus gym! The "Paris in the Spring" father/daughter dance will include dinner, desserts, beverages, a craft activity, photos, dancing and more! The price is $60 per family. All Carondelet girls and their fathers or special adults are welcome to attend! Purchase tickets here.


Holy Angels Honor Roll:  Academy of Holy Angels is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Trimester Two Honor Roll.  Students whose grade point average meet one of the following criteria are commended.

Honor Roll—GPA 3.2000 or higher

John Anderson

Thomas Kelley

Francesca Near

Kylie Engel

Ellie Koontz

Lillian Orr

Maxwell Gerstner

Emilia Lacek

Caroline Soderberg

Megan Kelley

Samuel Mellas

Francesca Vascellaro

High Honors—GPA 3.6667 or higher

Eva DeSimone

Bakti Graves

Harrison Mellas

Aaron Engel

Mitch Hendrickson

Carter Murawski

Margaret Forseth

Alexandra Lacek

Ethan Nelson

Peter Forseth

Finn Larson

Sadie Sullivan

Mia Van Der Heide

Scholars of Distinction—GPA 4.000 or higher

Matthew Bitter

Jack Hendrickson

Conor McGarry

Joseph Eiden

Rebecca Little

Lauren McGarry

William Eikens

Madeleine Luskey

Ella Sullivan


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


Home & School Leadership Needed for 2018-2019 School Year: We are looking for volunteers for the H&S leadership for the next school year (Co-chairs, Secretary and Treasurer).  H&S is responsible for initiatives that support the school/teachers and organize many great community building events. Leadership is needed to ensure we can continue this great work during the next school year. If you are interested, please reach out to Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski.



More details on tickets coming after Spring Break.  Reach out to Angi Rassi or Kris Ott with any questions or suggestions.


Recess Volunteers: Volunteers to help teachers monitor recess time is needed at both campuses. Please see the sign up links below and contact Adrienne Leahey for questions regarding Lower Campus volunteering or Marjorie Kennedy with questions regarding Upper Campus volunteering. Thank you!

Lower Campus Recess Volunteer link        Upper Campus Recess Volunteer link


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

March at Saint Thomas the Apostle:  We have lots to offer during Lent this year, be sure to check it out here!

 

HOLY WEEK at ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE

PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 24 & 25

5:00 pm Mass March 24

9:00 am & 11:00 am Mass March 25

HOLY THURSDAY, MARCH 29

7:30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper

GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30

3:00 pm Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

7:30 pm Prayer at the Cross

HOLY SATURDAY, MARCH 31

8:30 pm Easter Vigil

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1

9:00 am Mass, 11:00 am Mass

 

HOLY WEEK at CHRIST THE KING

Saturday/Sunday—March 24/25

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Mass begins in the Gathering Space with the Blessing of Palms

4:30 pm Mass

9:30 am Mass

March 29—Holy Thursday

9:00 am Morning Prayer

7:00 pm Mass

Washing of the Feet after Homily

March 30 - Good Friday

9:00 am Morning Prayer

3:00 pm Solemn Liturgy

March 31 - Holy Saturday

9:00 am Morning Prayer, blessing of Easter Food

8:00 pm Easter Vigil

April 1 - EASTER SUNDAY

9:30 am Mass

 

Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: March 16, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Monday, March 19:

Feast of St. Joseph

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Tuesday, March 20:

First Day of Spring

MN Zooms Challenge – Elementary Day

Wednesday, March 21:

UC Mass, 9:30 am

Thursday, March 22:

MN Zooms Challenge – Middle School Day

Curious Minds visits Pre-Kindergarten, 10 am

Friday, March 23:

Out of Uniform Day

Gr. 3 Parent Lunch, noon, Social Hall

Saturday, March 24:

Destination Imagination Regionals, Blaine High School

Sunday, March 25:

Palm Sunday


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Picture Yourself Reading flyer  (blue)

  • March 23rd Out of Uniform flyer  (bright pink)

  • Middle School Running Club flyer  (golden)


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

On Wednesday we sent an email with a link to a final busing survey. It is a short bus survey (only 4 questions) and briefly outlines the pros and cons of our two options. Please know that the board members and administrative team have done our due diligence to put together the two options after considering many possible scenarios. As of this afternoon 158 parents have responded. We will close the survey at the end of the day Monday, and would love to hear from every Carondelet family. If you did not receive the email, please contact Stan Blanda.


Mrs. Sousa has invited me into her 5th grade math class to observe next week. She has been very impressed with our new math curricular materials. Our fifth graders have already explored fractions and decimals and are now applying their skills to some pre-algebra work. Mrs. Sousa likes the way the new Math Expressions program has ramped up the content and is really challenging the kids to use higher level thinking skills. I look forward to being in there next week.


We sent 11 eighth graders to the National History Day regional competition at the U of M last night. Three of them will be moving on to state! Congratulations to Charly Aylward, Caroline Capacchione, and Ella Conlon! A huge thank you to Mr. Rome for organizing this project that is a wonderful preparation for high school and beyond.

Nearly every day our sixth through eighth graders are rehearsing the spring musical, Cinderella. Heather Dorsey, who has directed our middle school play for 10 years occasionally needs to make some changes to the rehearsal schedule. She asked me to remind parents to check regularly for updates. Her google calendar is linked here. The play will run on the beautiful stage at the Holy Angels from Thursday, May 10 through Saturday, May 12. Watch the News Notes for ticket information; you do not want to miss this production!


You can hear more about what is going on in middle school by reading their student produced Middle School Newsletter, linked here. I am so grateful for our multi talented students, and the way our teachers recognize, encourage and assist the kids in developing their gifts. It is great for parents of the primary students to see the end result of a Carondelet education. We are proud of how well prepared our middle schoolers are, so we can confidently send them off to high school!


We are looking forward to a couple exciting spring sports beginning as soon as the weather begins to cooperate. Mr. Subialka will be coaching a 5th and 6th grade boys’ baseball team, and a Girls on the Run running club will be offered.


Registration for the 2018-19 school year will open next week. We will be doing an online registration through TADs again this year and would greatly appreciate a quick response. The busing decision has pushed our timeline back a bit and we want to get work agreements out to the teachers in a timely fashion.


Thank you for sharing your children with us and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


Lower Campus Talent Show:  This afternoon our Lower Campus students celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by putting on a Talent Show featuring everything from football, hockey and magic tricks, to comedy routines, singing, and dancing. What an abundance of talent we have around here, and a lot of confident stage presence. Thanks Saints for sharing your talents with us!


April Lunch Orders: The April lunch order is now online. In April, we are trying out a new pizza vendor, Station Pizzeria! Station Pizzeria is located in Minnetonka and offers great pizzas using fresh, quality ingredients. Place your April lunch order here.  Online orders are due by 10:00 am on Monday, March 19th.


Basketball Uniform Return:  Please have your student athlete return their uniform to the office, washed and in a Ziploc baggie with their name on the baggie. There is a box in front of Jeanne’s desk for this purpose.  Thank you!


Open Position - Paid Lunch Servers: We are looking to hire backup lunch servers to fill in at both campuses when our regular weekday servers are unavailable. Please contact Megan Hower if you are interested and/or for more information.


Second Trimester Report Cards:  Report Cards will be posted in Educate this Friday, March 16th at 5:00 pm.  Accessing Report Cards: Login to your Educate account. / Click on the School Tab. / From the drop down window select Students. / A new window will appear with your child(ren)'s name(s). / Select a child by clicking on his/her name. / Click on Report Cards. / Click on the PDF icon under Preview for 2nd trimester. / You'll see a PDF of your child's report card. If you are having trouble accessing your Educate account or have any questions, please contact Mr. Blanda.


Home & School Association / Volunteer Opportunities


Home & School Leadership Needed for 2018-2019 School Year: We are looking for volunteers for the H&S leadership for the next school year (Co-chairs, Secretary and Treasurer).  H&S is responsible for initiatives that support the school/teachers and organize many great community building events. Leadership is needed to ensure we can continue this great work during the next school year. If you are interested, please reach out to Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski.


Mother/Son Event: Save the date for Carondelet’s Mother/Son event at the St. Paul Saint’s Game on Sunday, June 24th! This event offers so much to interest Moms and Sons (whether they are a 5 or 14 years old) and includes:

  • Ticket and Private Area for our school to the St. Paul Saint's Game

  • Dinner for Mom and Sons

  • Dads Volunteering at the Event so Moms Can Relax and Enjoy

  • Fun on the Field Activities for Our Saints

    • Author Reading a Book on the Field Before the Game

    • Running the Bases After the Game

    • Player Autographs After the Game, Exciting Raffle Buckets for Moms, Sons & Families

The event starts at 3:30 pm on Sunday June 24th. More details on tickets coming after Spring Break.  Reach out to Angi Rassi or Kris Ott with any questions or suggestions.


Recess Volunteers: Volunteers to help teachers monitor recess time is needed at both campuses. Please see the sign up links below and contact Adrienne Leahey for questions regarding Lower Campus volunteering or Marjorie Kennedy with questions regarding Upper Campus volunteering. Thank you!

Lower Campus Recess Volunteer link        Upper Campus Recess Volunteer link


Volunteer Link: Please click here to see Home & School's volunteer opportunities!

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Questions? Contact Hannah Kuhn or Joan Kaminski,

Home & School Co-Chairs


Parish News from St. Thomas the Apostle (STA) & Christ the King (CTK)

 

March at Saint Thomas the Apostle:  We have lots to offer during Lent this year, be sure to check it out here!


Parish Bulletins: For more news and events, view this week’s bulletins from our sponsoring parishes of St. Thomas the Apostle and Christ the King.


Visit the Carondelet Catholic School website.

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Carondelet Catholic School is the parish school of

Christ the King and St. Thomas the Apostle.

We are a community dedicated to educating the whole child by providing a strong academic program,

teaching Christian values, and

preparing students for a life of learning and service.



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News Notes: March 9, 2018


The Week Ahead:

Sunday, March 11:

Daylight Saving Time, Spring Ahead, 2:00 am

Monday, March 12:

Google Expedition AR (Augmented Reality), UC

Home & School mtg, 7:00 pm, LC Teachers’ Lounge

Tuesday, March 13:

LC Prayer Service, 9:30 am

School Board mtg, 7:00 pm, Social Hall

Wednesday, March 14:

Pi Day!

UC Living Stations of the Cross

Thursday, March 15:

History Day Regionals, U of M

Gr. 4 Field Trip to the MN History Center, 9:15 am

Friday, March 16:

LC Talent Show, 2:00 pm, Gym


The following information went home on Wednesday:

  • Pops & Lollies Save the Date lollipop

  • April Lunch menu  (blue)

  • U of M Reading Skills Programs flyer  (white)


From the Desk of Principal Sue Kerr:

It’s been another productive week at Carondelet! Today is the end of the second trimester, and our middle school students are celebrating with a dance this afternoon. On Wednesday, The Corda Mor Irish dancers performed for students at the Lower Campus as part of their St. Patrick’s Day tour! On Thursday, the first graders visited Orchestra Hall. I have been continuing classroom visits for teacher observations and have seen Mrs. Martin’s kindergarteners doing hands-on science experiments to learn about absorption and beading of water on different types of wood; Ms. Dyrhaug’s third graders creating concept maps on their iPads, mapping the plot, setting and characters of the literature they were reading; Mrs. Pilsner’s 5th graders analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and making political cartoons; and a 7th and 8th grade Algebra I class factoring trinomials with Mrs. Daugherty-Sexe. As always it is so inspiring to see our teachers in action with the kids.


This month is Minnesota FoodShare Month, which means our donations to Waite House are doubled! We needed an extra delivery van again this month for Carondelet’s food donations, which totaled over 2,000 lbs! The donation included leftovers from the Destination Imagination sandwich drive and surplus canned goods from our hot lunch program. In an effort to help minimize waste, our Lower Campus food server, Sheri Koch, also drives leftover produce and canned goods to the Alliance community shelter. It’s wonderful to see our community come together to serve those less fortunate. Way to go, Saints!


On Monday, Carondelet’s Upper Campus students will take a virtual reality field trip with the Google Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program! Teachers and students map the physical classroom and place 3D objects like one of Michelangelo’s statues on the students’ desks so that everyone can examine the statue together at the same time. Anything from a strand of DNA to a whirling tornado can be brought into the classroom. Students will use Google devices to get up close to see detail, or step back to get a sense of scale and point out new discoveries together. Teachers are able to highlight specific points of interest on the object and incorporate it to suit the lesson. We are looking forward to this fabulous opportunity on March 12!  


We were planning a 17 minute “pray-in” for our middle school students on Wednesday, March 14 in response to the national 17 minute walk-out at 10:00 that morning to support an end to gun violence. However, we have been bumped from the church by a funeral. We are re-evaluating and may go ahead with prayer in individual homerooms. If we can find a way to include families we will get the word out as soon as possible. If not, please join us in prayer wherever you are at 10:00 am on Wednesday.


God bless your families this weekend. Don’t forget to “spring forward” and set your clocks ahead on Saturday night. Longer, warm days are ahead! Thank you for sharing your children with us and as always, go Saints!


~Principal Sue Kerr


April Lunch Orders: The April lunch order is now online. In April, we’re trying out a new pizza vendor, Station Pizzeria! Station Pizzeria is located in Minnetonka and offers great pizzas using fresh, quality ingredients. Place your April lunch order here.


Basketball Uniform Return:  Please have your student athlete return their uniform to the office, washed and in a Ziploc baggie with their name on the baggie. There is a box in front of Jeanne’s desk for this purpose.  Thank you!


Middle School Newsletter: Our Saint’s Tribune is linked here. See for yourself (in their own words) the wonderful work our middle school students are doing!


Open Position - Lunch Servers: We are looking to hire backup lunch servers to fill in at both campuses when our regular weekday servers are unavailable. Please contact Megan Hower if you are interested and/or for more information.


Second Trimester:  Today is the last day of the 2nd Trimester.  Report Cards will be released to parents online in Educate next Friday, March 16th at 5:00 pm.  If you are having trouble accessing your Educate account or have any questions, please contact Mr. Blanda.


Lower Campus Talent Show: The Lower Campus Talent Show is next Friday, March 16 at 2:30 pm in the Lower Campus gymnasium. Families are welcome to join us!


Alumni News: Congratulations to the following Carondelet alumni from Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School who made the Honor Roll this past semester:


High Honor Roll:




Hadley Beckstrand