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2016 Spring Concert
Connelly at a Glance
May 1-7, 2016
In This Issue
Tri-School Theatre's Spring Musical
AP Exams
Dine-In Fundraiser
Parents Association Meeting
SAT Registration Deadline
ACT Registration Deadline
Mother-Daughter Tea
Fine Arts Banquet
Parents Appreciate Teachers and Staff
Thank You Volunteers!
Channing Lee
Connelly Coders
Connelly Decathletes
Kathryn Krebs
Class Officer Election Results
Kudos Connelly Students
Summer Courses
Family Service Requirement
College Corner
Rosary Wednesday & Faith Fridays
Connelly Mobile App
Painless Fundraising
Spiritwear Merchandise
Transportation Program
Social Media Links
Tri-School Theatre's Spring Musical
Addams Family
Get your tickets now for Tri-School Theatre's Spring Musical "The Addams Family."  This creepy, kooky, very entertaining show is wonderful for the whole family.  Purchase your tickets and choose your seats on line at www.trischool.org or call the box office at (714) 774-7575, Ext. 1155. Be sure to put your favorite cast member's name in the Promo Code! Show dates and times are Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m., Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.
AP Exams
AP Exams
Attention AP Students! Please make sure to check the AP exam schedule below.
Reminders For Your Exam
All morning exams will begin at 8 a.m.; afternoon exams will begin at noon. If you are not in the classroom when the exam begins, you will not be permitted to enter.
Check the calculator requirements for your exam. It is your responsibility to bring your own calculator. Calculators WILL NOT be provided.

If you have additional questions please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan.
Please make sure you good a good night's sleep and you eat breakfast prior to the test. You may not eat during the exam.

Week 1

Morning Session - 8:15 a.m. Afternoon Session - 12:45 p.m.
Monday, May 2Chemistry
Tuesday, May 3Spanish Language
Wednesday, May 4English Lit.
Thursday, May 5Calculus AB & BC
Chinese Language
Friday, May 6US HistoryEuropean History

Studio Art - Digital Portfolio Submission
Week 2

Monday, May 9Biology
Tuesday, May 10US Government
Wed., May 11English Language
Friday, May 13

Connelly Dine-In Fundraiser
Papa Pilo's logo
Dine in or take out at Papa Pilo's Pizza on Wednesday, May 4, from 4-8 p.m. and 50% of your purchase will be donated back to Connelly!

Live entertainment from 6 - 8 p.m.

Papa Pilo's Pizza
3414 W. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804
Parents Association Meeting
Connelly Parents Association Logo
There will be a Parents Association Meeting on Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. 
SAT Registration Deadline
SAT logo
The deadline to register for the June 4, 2016 SAT test is Thursday, May 6. The SAT is offered at least seven times each year in the U.S. and six times internationally. It is offered in October, November, December, January, March (U.S. only; SAT only), May and June. Learn more about the SAT. 

Students must have preregistered to take this test, which colleges and universities look at when applying for admission. Dates for SAT testing, and to register for a test, can be found on the SAT website. Information can also be found on the Connelly website>Academics>College Counseling.

Testing Timeline
  • Sophomores will take the PSAT
  • Sophomores should take a diagnostic SAT & ACT
  • Juniors will take the PSAT
  • Juniors should plan on taking the SAT or ACT w/Writing Jan-June of this year
  • All testing done by Dec of senior year
ACT Registration Deadline
ACT logo
The deadline to register for the June 11, 2016 ACT test is Friday, May 6Please register on the ACT website. Colleges and universities look at these test results when applying for admission. Dates for ACT testing, and to register for a test, can be found on the ACT website. If you have questions about various tests that are recommended for college/universities, please contact Mrs. Tran Ryan. Information can also be found on the Connelly website>Academics>College Counseling.

ACT Website
MORP - Underclass Prom
MORP 2016
MORP will be held Saturday, May 7, at Servite. The dance is open to all grades, not just underclassmen. Purchase tickets at the door. 

Event: MORP 
Cost: $15 per student
Date: May 7, 2016 
Time: 7-11 p.m. 
Location: Servite High School - 1952 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
Must arrive by 8:30 p.m. and stay until 10:30 p.m. 
Mother-Daughter Tea
mother-daughter tea
Join us Sunday, May 15, for the Royal Tea for all Connelly Mothers, Daughters, and Others! The tea will be held at Los Coyotes Country Club in Buena Park and will be a special day to bring all the Connelly royalty together.

We are currently seeking donations to create some wonderful opportunity baskets. If you can donate any gift cards or items to be used in themed baskets for the event, please drop them off to the office labeled "Mother Daughter Tea." We would love items that could be used in beauty, date night, tea or coffee, spa or relaxation, etc. baskets. Restaurant and any store gift cards are appreciated as well! If you can help, please contact Aykesha Walker at awalker@connellyhs.org.
Prom: Let the Good Times Roll
Hwy 39
Attention juniors and seniors, join us on Saturday May 21, for Prom: Let the Good Times Roll!
Location: Highway 39 Event Center- 1563 South State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92806.
Time: 7-11 p.m.
Students must arrive by 8:30 p.m. and leave by 11:15 p.m.
Dress: Formal. 
See dance pass attached for dress code guidelines.
Students can soak in the retro atmosphere at Highway 39 while they enjoy dancing, soda floats, a delicious selection of desserts, a photo booth and caricature artists!
Tickets are $60 per person. Students may purchase tickets in the Activities Office from May 9-May 18, 2016.
Students may also purchase a photo package. 
Fine Arts Banquet
2016 Fine Arts Banquet Invitation
Invitation designed by Amanda Joseph '16.
Please join us as we celebrate and recognize the visual and performing artists in our community at the 10th Annual Fine Arts Banquet and Art Show. 

Date: Tuesday, May 17
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Gunther Auditorium
Cost: $15
RSVP: by May 6

Parents Appreciate Teachers and Staff
teacher appreciation month
May Is the Month For Connelly P.A.T.S. - Parents Appreciate Teachers and Staff
Each year, as our daughters mature and become charming, poised, and intelligent young women, we take the time to applaud those who are there to educate and nurture them spiritually and emotionally. This time has arrived!
As parents of young Connelly women, let's show our appreciation with generous P.A.T.S. for our faculty and staff.
All financial gifts donated will comprise the 2015-2016 P.A.T.S. Fund.  This fund allows teachers and staff the opportunity to enrich their professional skills by providing the financial means to attend workshops, seminars or classes or to purchase educational enriching tools for the classroom. No matter how you look at it, our girls are the winners.
P.A.T.S. gifts may be given in honor of a special teacher or staff member.  You say there are several you admire? Why not give recognition to each one?
How to give:
   Complete one or more of the forms provided on the form linked below and on the back.
   Attach your gift of appreciation - a minimum of $5 per honored person, please.
  • Make checks payable to Cornelia Connelly School
   Return this form and your check to the school in a sealed envelope marked P.A.T.S.  The deadline is May 1st.
Questions?  Please call Aykesha Walker at (714) 776-1717, ext. 248.
Thank You, Volunteers!
thank you
Thank you to the volunteers who came out on April 23 for Gardening Day - Aguilar family; Alswairki family; Codjia family; Cornell family; Diep family; Joseph family; Larkin family; Lubrino family; Maldonado family; Orate family; Pham family; Rodriguez family; Tinio family; Vu family
Congratulations, Channing Lee!
Channing Lee
Channing Lee takes 2nd Place at the OC Science Fair
Congratulations to Channing Lee '19, for taking 2nd place in the category of Biological Product Science at the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair on April 17. Her project was titled: Battle of the Beverages: Sports Drinks vs. fruit juices. Which has a higher conductance, meaning the most electrolytes? Great job, Channing!
Connelly Coders Take 2nd Place!
Juliana and Maggie
Juliana Resong and Maggie Laton take 2nd place at robotics competition.
Connelly students, Juliana Resong '17 and Maggie Laton '18, participated in an All Girls Robotics Showcase in Thousand Oaks on April 9, 2106. 32 teams competed, including teams from Mexico City, Great Britain, and Puerto Rico, as well as teams from Northern and Southern California. Representing the Connelly Coders, Juliana and Maggie placed 2nd! Congratulations!
OC Register Features Connelly Decathletes
Connelly Decathletes
Connelly Decathletes
We are pleased to share The OC Register's link to an article about Connelly's decathletes and their success competing in their first decathlon! 
OC Catholic Features Kathryn Krebs
kathryn krebs
Kathryn Krebs - Connelly soccer player and cheerleader
The OC Catholic has done an athlete feature on Connelly junior, Kathryn Krebs. Please click on the link below to read the article and to watch a short video.
Class Officer Election Results
Connelly Crest
Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Class Officers:
Senior Class:
President: Sophia Albanese
Vice President: Danielle Lee
Secretary/Treasurer: Paige Edwards Van Muijen
Junior Class:
President: Christina Tomas
Vice President: Sarah Alswairki
Secretary/Treasurer: Emily Lee
Sophomore Class:
President: Isabelle Lorthioir
Vice President: Sara Moradi
Secretary/Treasurer: Isabelle Kunzmann 

Kudos Connelly Students!
great job
We receive many kind words and letters from the venues we volunteer at for All-School Service Day. This is just one that we received, but it really represents all the students at all of the venues. 

"I just wanted to thank you for coordinating the visit of Connelly students here at John Marshall Elementary.

WOW! They were incredible! They listened to many of my students read, and asked the most intelligent, thoughtful comprehension questions afterward. They helped the kids organize their thoughts into great written answers also. My students enjoyed their attention tremendously, and had a great time with them.
Connelly students had fun playing tetherball with the elementary students

I want to compliment their maturity, poise, and enthusiasm. They are clearly the cream of the crop, so any time they would like to come and help out (service hours??), please send them here to my classroom. They truly did a great community service here yesterday."

Education Specialist
John Marshall Elementary School
Anaheim Elementary School District
Summer Courses
summer school
Summer school registration is now in progress. For more information please refer to the Servite website at  www.servitehs.org under Academics/Events or call Ms. Barrera at 714-774-7575 ext. 1110. For a list of the classes, click on the link below. Other classes may be added at a later date.
Family Service Requirement
Each Connelly family is required to serve on at least one committee, school event or school activity annually. We are not counting hours. Please fulfill your annual service obligation by May 1. If you do not meet the requirement, your family will be billed $250. This is not a tax-deductible item. Please read the information below. If you have any questions, contact Aykesha Walker at awalker@connellyhs.org.
Your service has already been recorded if you have already participated ON AT LEAST ONE of the following school committees, school events and/or school activities LISTED BELOW:
  • Board of Trustees Member
  • Parents Association Board Member
  • School Committees (Buildings & Grounds; Development; Education; Marketing, MEC)
  • A member of one of the following committees:
    • Annual Giving Class Captain
    • Board Committees
    • Chaperone
    • Class Plays Luncheon
    • Faculty Christmas Luncheon
    • Family Day
    • Father-Daughter Dinner & Dance
    • Galaxy of Stars Dinner & Auction
    • Gardening
    • Grandparents Day
    • Hospitality
    • Mailings
    • Spirit Wear
    • Tri-School Representative
Upcoming Events for those that have not fulfilled their service obligation:

collegecornerCollege Corner
college just ahead
Apply to the Girls Who Code Summer Program.  Learn more and apply at www.girlswhocode.com/apply

Pre-college summer programs at Boston University in June, July, and August.  Learn more at bu.edu/summer/highschool

Apply for Seton Hall's Sustainable Development Challenge for high school students where you can win over $50,000 in prizes and college scholarships! Learn more at

Washington University in St. Louis Summer Programs - Learn more at hscollegeaccess.wustl.edu   
Wellesley College Summer Term & Pre-College Program - Learn more at www.wellesley.edu/summer
Barnard College Summer 2016 Programs - Learn more at www.barnard.edu/summer
American University's Community of Scholars Summer Program at the School of International Service - learn more at www.american.edu/sis/communityofscholars

Learn without limits and test drive a college major through Harvard Summer School programs. Two-week and seven-week program options. Learn more at summer.harvard.edu/pre-college and summer.harvard.edu/secondaryschool.
Be a part of summer field study programs through Duke University. Destinations range from Germany and Costa Rica to on-campus at Duke.  Learn more at www.tip.duke.edu/fs.

UC Irvine School of Law and UCI Extension are excited to share with you a one-of-a-kind summer program that will engage and inspire students with a possible interest in law, while boosting academic and professional skills valuable in any career path.  The High School Summer Institute in Law program is designed for high-achieving students who have at least completed their sophomore year and want to enhance their college applications, aspire to work in law, or want to learn valuable professional skills. Taught by renowned UCI Law faculty, students will be introduced to the U.S. legal system and major areas of law, such as First Amendment rights and crime and punishment. Through participation in mock debates, hearings and workshop-style sessions, they will also gain valuable skills in public speaking, writing, persuasion, and negotiation. For more information, please click on the information flyer.

Smith College Summer Precollege Programs
offer intellectually stimulating and unique opportunities for high school girls who wish to pursue their academic interests in the classroom and beyond.  Session topics include Science and Engineering, Writing, History, and Sustainability. Visit www.smith.edu/summer for more information.
Global Works Summer Community Service, Language Learning, and Adventure Programs - For more than 26 years, Global Works international trips are the bridge for meaningful cultural exchange with people around the world. Choose from international travel that focus on Spanish, French, surfing, soccer, pre-med & public health, sustainable business, marine biology, or adventure! Destinations include Costa Rica, Fiji Islands, France, Galapagos, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Spain. Learn more at www.globalworkstravel.com.

The Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Summer Program is taking place June 25-August 6, 2016. For six weeks you will live like a college student in RISD residence halls and follow a college-level studio curriculum. Not only will you build confidence in yourself as an artist and as an individual, but you'll master a range of tools, materials, and techniques, and  study with award-winning faculty in RISD art studios. Apply today at

USC Summer Programs
offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. Programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities.  USC Summer Programs offers 2 & 4 week courses in a variety of subjects from which students choose one course for intense study.  Students receive 3 units of transferrable USC elective credit upon successful completion of the 4-week program. Visit summer.usc.edu for more information and to apply. Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston offers a rigorous summer program for high school students interested in the visual arts. 4-week program July 10-August 5, 2016. Learn more at www.smfa.edu/precollege

Need a Tutor? One-on-one tutoring in your home! All subjects and SAT/ACT Prep.  Reserve your tutor day or www.clubz.com/anaheim or 714-921-8080

Oxbridge Academic Programs offers students the opportunity for summer studies in England, Spain, France, New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Visit www.oxbridgeprograms.com for more info!
Check out the Washington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences -

Sylvan Learning Center of Fullerton is offering specials to Connelly students for ACT and SAT test prep. Click [here] to see the flyer for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities:
Scholarship applications can be found at http://www.studentscholarships.org
Weekly Ongoing 
Rosary Wednesdays & Faith Fridays
faith friday

We meet every Friday at 7:50 a.m. to share our faith.
We meet every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. to say the Rosary. 
Our Rosaries on Wednesday mornings and faith sharing on Faith Fridays are going extremely well this year so far! We LOVE having parents pray with us so if you are dropping off your student in the morning, feel free to pop in to pray at either or BOTH ministries. 

For the Rosary, it is every Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the Chapel (next door to Room 6). Rosaries and rosary guides are always provided if you do not have your own. Faith Fridays is every Friday in the Chapel at 7:50 a.m.  On Fridays, we do short faith sharings on the upcoming Sunday Gospel, share and listen to each other on how it applies to our daily lives. It is really beautiful witnessing students, parents and Faculty share together in a very comfortable, relaxed setting. And who can resist the tasty donuts afterwards!? It is a great way to start the day and weekend. The entire Connelly Community is invited to both ministries Wednesdays and Fridays. See Mrs. Townsend or a God Squad Member near you for any questions. See you there. Mother Connelly! Pray for us....
Connelly Mobile App
Connelly Crest
We recently unveiled to parents that we have a new mobile app. We understand that most people use their mobile devices to check email and websites, so we think you will find Connelly's mobile app convenient. Please click on the logo to the right or on the link below to access it. Please note that it is best viewed from mobile devices. The mobile app has many great Connelly website sections available at your fingertips:
  •          Home
  •          Admissions
  •          Books & Uniforms
  •          Calendar
  •          About
  •          Directory
  •          Travel Time to Connelly
  •          Full Site
  •          Contact
  •          Call Connelly
However, please keep in mind that the mobile app is still in the process of being designed, so there are still areas, including current news/events that are only available by going to our full website (www.connellyhs.org/).
Practically Painless Fundraising
school fundraising
For those who have assigned their Ralph's, Vons, Albertsons, &/or Bristol Farms/Lazy Acres Market rewards card to past schools, please update them so that Cornelia Connelly School will be the beneficiary of the donations your favorite store makes to education based on your grocery shopping. 

Register your Ralph's Rewards Club card to Connelly. Raise funds for Connelly each time you shop at Ralphs. The school earns 1 to 4% or more of your purchase. Register online at https://www.ralphs.com/topic/community/#/community-contribution. Scroll down to "Participant" to enter your information. Our NPO number is 81808. 

Sign up with eScrip.com. Register your various grocery and store cards with eScrip.com and Connelly will earn 1-4% of more of your purchases. Click here to go to eScrip.com! Our eScrip ID number is 6491552. 

Surf the Web or Shop Online. What if Connelly earned a penny every time you searched the internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support Connelly? Well, now it can! Visit GoodSearch.com or GoodShop.com and be sure to enter Cornelia Connelly School as the charity you want to support. GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half of its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo and watch the donations add up! GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Stores include: Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Bloomingdales, Expedia.com, Gap, Home Depot, iTunes, Macy's and hundreds more.
Spiritwear Merchandise
white and silver Connelly jackets
Please take a look at the display of Spiritwear merchandise in Gunther Auditorium.

Stadium Chair
Color: maroon
Price: $50
Colors: white or gray
Price: $45

Color: charcoal
Price: $30
"Connelly" T-Shirt
Color: maroon or black
Price: $15

Koala Field T-Shirt
Color: white
Price: $15

Color: black
Price: $20

Travel Tumbler
Price: $10

Connelly Student Shuttle Program

Connelly transportation shuttle

Did you know Connelly has a Student Shuttle Program? For a very reasonable cost, we offer a convenient shuttle that travels both in the morning and in the afternoon to transport girls to Connelly. We also have a "drop in" program! We hope that through our shuttle program we can show just how accessible and easy it is for students in Orange and Los Angeles counties to attend Connelly. If you would like further information about our Student Shuttle program, please contact Margaret Meland.

Email Margaret Meland

Connelly Student Shuttle Program Brochure

TEL: 714-776-1717 Ext. 234

connelly social media Come Socialize With Us!
Have you seen us on the social media scene? Connelly is making the social rounds! Our hardworking ASB have been busy with status updates, posting photos from events, tweeting and even making some really cool videos! Come check us out. We'll even give you the links: