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February 7, 2018 | Volume 10, Issue 28

RCSS News & Events

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SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING - AT RAMONA AND BEYOND

We're going to share how incredible Ramona and others in the Archdiocese of LA are. But before that happens, we need some feedback (and there are great prizes).

 

First - we need to hear from YOU. The goal of the survey is to better understand what you value the most in your daughter's education, and the results will be used to help understand why you chose Ramona and make improvements for the future.

 

Second - we need to hear from your friends, especially your peer parents with school-aged children who do not​ attend a
Catholic School. We need to understand what they value in the education of their children. Please text and email this survey to your friends, and share it on your social media channels.

 

If our school is one of the top 3 schools to have the most Catholic parents in the LA, Santa Barbara, or Ventura counties
complete the survey - we could win a grant up to $3,000. So, please share with any Catholic parent in our area you can
think of!

 

We greatly appreciate your support!

 

P.S. One family will receive a $500 Amazon Gift card for completing the full survey - that could be you! Thank you for your feedback!

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RE-ENROLLMENT

 

Re-enrollment packets were mailed out January 30th. Please be on the lookout for your packet. All completed forms (including parent signatures) and the $600 enrollment fee are due to the tuition office NO later than February 20th. If you have not received your packet, please see Ms. Castro in the Main Office.

TUITION ASSISTANCE


The tuition assistance portal is now open.  Applications for NEW students, including all supporting documents are due next Friday, February 9. Applications for RETURNING students, including all supporting documents are due Friday, March 9. If you have a daughter already at Ramona and a Freshman coming in, please apply by next Friday for both students.

LA FETE

Looking for a way to fulfill your auction obligation? Purchase $100 or more from our Amazon Wish List. Please forward your confirmation email to gcerda@ramonaconvent.org. We will be notified that you have purchased from our list and the items will be sent directly to us. There is nothing more for you to do! These items will be used to make amazing silent auction baskets. Please keep in mind that every family is required to fulfill the auction obligation. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cerda at 626-282-4151 ext. 113 or gcerda@ramonaconvent.org.

 

Baskets Needed
We are well into our planning of our annual auction, La Fete. We are in need of empty baskets (similar to the sample shown) that can be used for the silent auction gift baskets. Baskets can be delivered to the Development Office in Founder's Hall.

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DEDICATED. FOR LIFE.

 

Ramona's teachers and staff are passionately committed to making sure that our students are learning and growing. At our Honors Assembly we recognized several teachers and staff members for their dedication and milestone years of service: Mr. Brian Kays - 5 years, Mrs. Alma Garcia - 15 years, Mrs. Norma Jovel - 15 years, Mr. Francois Laborie - 15 years, Ms. Julie Huntley - 15 years, Mrs. Linda Wolffe - 20 years. Congratulations and many thanks to all!

EXCITING STUDENT NEWS

All of us on campus know sophomore Aelena Gillies as the drummer for our liturgical music celebrations. Her passion for music includes The Killers rock band who played last Thursday, February 1, at the Staples Center. Aelena went to the concert with a sign in hand asking to play drums on stage with her favorite band. She was chosen and became the first young person and female to ever land this opportunity. When asked about the experience, Aelena shared that having music somehow in her life - whether teaching music lessons or playing live in a band, or something in between, music is IT for her. It's what she wants to do for the rest of her life. She glowed as she continued to talk about music. Click the image above to see a video of her playing with flair to the packed stadium of 21,000 fans. Enjoy!

RECENT RAMONA GRADUATE EARNS SCHOLARSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

Reanna Dumaguin Salvador '17 has received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award at the University of Rochester. This award honors outstanding achievement in leadership and academics. In order to qualify for the award, students must have strong leadership experience at school and in the community, high grades and challenging courses, and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities. Congratulations, Reanna!

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LET'S RAISE SOME DOUGH

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Ramona Rampage is having a Krispy Kreme fundraiser for you to order Valentine's Day donuts. The donuts will be sold for $12 per dozen. To order, see any robotics team member or talk to Ms. Yip (cyip@ramonaconvent.org) in Room 5 of the Science Center. The deadline to place your order is February 8.

 

Do you want to see what Robotics is up to? Stay updated on their Robotics Team social media accounts:

YouTube: Ramona Rampage

Snapchat @ramonarampage
Twitch @rampage1159
Twitter @Ramona_Rampage
And Instagram @ramonarampage1159


Go and check out what Robotics is all about!

UPDATES FROM THE GUIDANCE & COLLEGE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

ATTENTION ALL 9TH AND 10TH GRADE PARENTS:

Last week, Ms. Tappan conducted a workshop on building a resume through the family connection portal in Naviance with each freshman and sophomore.  This will be a useful tool as she continues throughout Ramona to help better prepare for summer programs, internships, and applying to college.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tappan (ktappan@ramonaconvent.org).

 

ATTENTION ALL 9TH GRADE 11TH GRADE PARENTS:

PSAT scores were distributed to your daughter during advising period last week.  Their PSAT summary report will allow students access to various resources to further enhance their preparation.  All juniors received more SAT resources on Monday during advising with Mr. Chavarria.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chavarria (achavarria@ramonaconvent.org) or Ms. Tappan (ktappan@ramonaconvent.org).

 

ATTENTION ALL 11TH GRADE PARENTS:

Mr. Chavarria recently took all juniors to the computer lab to begin formulating a college list via the family connection portal in Naviance.  Students have access to Scattergrams, which is a program that allows your daughter to see statistics of other Ramona graduates who applied to these same colleges/universities.  This program allows them to better understand what is needed to be granted admission to the school of their choice.

 

UPCOMING TEST DATES:

SAT - March 10th (registration deadline is February 9th)

ACT - April 14th (registration deadline is March 9th)

 

FREE SAT PREP COURSES:

The Puente Learning Center is offering free SAT Prep courses, courtesy of Kaplan. 

Spaces fill up quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible.

SHOW YOUR TIGER PRIDE!

Get your Ramona spirit shirts and show that Tiger pride. The black t-shirts are now available in all sizes and limited sizes are available in white. Don't miss out on the opportunity to spread Tiger spirit wherever you go. These will sell out quick!

 

SALE! SALE! SALE! The white t-shirts are on clearance and priced to sell for only $5! What a deal!

 

Click here for an order form.

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CKW UNIFORM SALE

February 14 - 16


10% OFF In-Stock Items Only.

Exclusions: Collegiate Sweatshirt & Blazers


Online Promo Code: FEB18

Shop in-store, online, or place a phone order.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

   

Thursday, February 8
Admissions Interviews 3:30 - 6:30


Friday, February 9
Faculty Professional Development Day
No Classes for students - School offices will be open regular hours
Tuition Assistance applications for new students are due


Saturday, February 10 
Music and Charity Club Outreach at Santa Teresita


Monday, February 12
Sophomore Retreat
Spring Sports Tryouts begin - Softball, Swimming, Track and Field


Tuesday, February 13
Mardi Gras
Spring Sports tryouts continue


Wednesday, February 14
Valentine's Day
Ash Wednesday - 11:20 Liturgy
Dress uniform required


Friday, February 16
Lunar New Year

Sincerely,

Sr. Kathleen Callaway, SNJM, President

Ms. Mary E. Mansell, Principal

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Ramona Convent, a welcoming and inclusive Catholic college-preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, graduates young women characterized by academic excellence and spiritual depth, open to the wisdom of other cultures and prepared to lead and serve in an evolving, interdependent world.

 
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RAMONA CONVENT SECONDARY SCHOOL

1701 West Ramona Road • Alhambra, CA  91803 • (626) 282-4151

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