October 19, 2016  Volume 9, Issue 13

RCSS News & Events




Fall Raffle is going on now!

This fundraiser requires 100% participation of each family per the Parent Agreement.


Students are encouraged to sell all 100 tickets to family, friends, and members of the Ramona community.  Or you may support Ramona by simply making a $100 donation in lieu of selling the raffle tickets.  It will qualify as a deduction for tax purposes. 


We would be pleased to accept either the donation or the raffle ticket money between now and Thursday, October 27, 2016. The drawing will be held during our HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016.


Please follow these directions when preparing returns:

  • Place ticket stubs and money in an envelope with the student's name and grade clearly marked on the front. All tickets must be separated.
  • Make all checks payable to Ramona Convent Secondary School; please be sure the student's name is on the memo line.
  • Please do not staple the tickets together, and remember to seal the envelope.
  • Make sure all tickets have been filled out. Blank ticket stubs will be discarded.
  • The student's name should also be put on the "sold by" line of the ticket stub (there is a $100 cash prize for the student who sells the winning 1st prize ticket).


Please give the money directly to Genevieve Cerda '01 in the Development Office located in Founder's Hall. Do not leave tickets or money in the main office. Remember, this fundraiser is mandatory for all families per the Parent Agreement. Final deadline is Thursday, October 27th.


If you are making a donation, please place the unsold tickets in the envelope along with your check/cash. Indicate on the envelope that you are making a donation so that you can receive verification for your tax records. Donations must be received by Thursday, October 27, 2016.



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of Breast Cancer.  This worldwide annual campaign involves thousands of organizations that highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research. All of us probably know someone who has had breast cancer; the survival rate of breast cancer is much higher than other cancers; and breast cancer survivors are often in the forefront of those advocating early detection, education, and support services.  Next week, our Ramona community will join the Wear it Pink campaign with a variety of activities scheduled.  On Monday, students will be encouraged to Get Your Pink On by wearing pink free dress and joining us in kicking the week off with a home volleyball game. The girls will be taking donations for points scored in the game. "Paradise" will have a food truck and an ice cream truck on campus starting at 2:30 pm. We will be selling bracelets, T-shirts, and key chains with BC slogans. Admission to the game will be $3.00 for adults and a $1.00 for students.  Tuesday is Senior Night at our volleyball game against Mission.  Students are encouraged to wear pick socks, hats, scarves and ribbons to school and the game.  Wednesday's assembly will be dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.  Thursday is Pink Tee Shirt Day.  Ms. Drury has special pink shirts for sale; however, the students may wear any pink tee shirt; and Friday at break there will be pink snacks and pink lemonade for sale. The freshmen are working on breast cancer awareness multimedia presentation in Fitness for Life.  All proceeds from the week's various fundraisers will be given to City of Hope to provided mammograms for disadvantaged women.


On October 10, Andrea Magallon '18 and Amber Mercado '18 were selected to attend a forensic science tour of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.  They attended the tour as part of their community service volunteer hours.  This exclusive tour experience covered several areas such as investigations, toxicology, pathology, and DNA/ finger prints.   Both students were ecstatic when selected as they had to wait over a year on a wait this for this opportunity.  



10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.




Guests will spend the morning with us and learn what it's like to be a Ramona girl, experience engaged learning with Ramona teachers and students, and enjoy games, music, and lunch with the Ramona Student Ambassadors!


Space is limited so don't be left out. RSVP NOW by using the button below!




Join Andrea Ramirez '00 for yoga every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month (next session October 24th) for only $5 per session.  All levels are welcome, including beginners. Classes will be held in the ​Fitness Center​ from 3:15-4:15​ p.m.


This one-hour class focuses on connecting breath to movement as we strengthen our core, stretch our muscles, and calm our minds. Bring your yoga mat and water, wear comfortable clothing, and give yourself some well deserved "me time."  You can sign up ahead of time via email,, and feel free to contact Andrea with any questions or comments. See you all on October 10th!



Ramona t-shirts for sale!  White shirts come in Ladies Large and X-Large.  Men's sizes come in Medium, Large, XL and some 2XL.


Black parent t-shirts have the same logo, just smaller, over the heart with the word "parent" underneath. 


Please download the order form and send to the office with $15 cash or check.  Your t-shirt will be sent home with your daughter.


Thursday, October 20th

      Seniors return from Kairos

      Sophomore College Tour


Friday, October 21st

      No Classes for students

      End of the First Quarter

      Office will be open regular hours

      9;00-4:00 Play rehearsal

      7:00 Father Daughter Dinner - Almansor Court


Saturday, October 22nd

      Homeboy 5K Run/Walk

      Frosh volleyball Tournament - Gabrielino High School


Monday, October 24th

      Breast Cancer Awareness Week

      Tech Week for the Fall Play -Our Town

      3:00 PM Department Chairs Meeting

      Volleyball v. Providence - Ice Cream truck on campus during the game!


Tuesday, October 25th

      Breast Cancer Awareness Week

      Tech Week for the Fall Play -Our Town

      Food Drive begins

      Volleyball v. San Gabriel Mission - Senior Night


Wednesday, October 26th

      Breast Cancer Awareness Week

      Tech Week for the Fall Play -Our Town

      Grades due - 8:00 AM

      3:30 Cross Country League Finals


Thursday, October 27th

      Breast Cancer Awareness Week

      Tech Week for the Fall Play -Our Town

      3:00 Academic Review


Friday, October 28th

      Breast Cancer Awareness Week

      Tech Week for the Fall Play -Our Town


Saturday, October 29th

      Tiger Play Day 10:00 - 1:00 (R.S.V.P. Required)



Sr. Kathleen Callaway, SNJM, President


Ms. Mary E. Mansell, Principal



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.

Ramona Convent Secondary School

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