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July 5, 2017 | Volume 9, Issue 44

RCSS News & Events

USED BOOK AND UNIFORM SALE

 

Next Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. there will be a used book and uniform sale in the gym.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to sell their books and students who want to buy their books to get together.  It is a good idea to bring small bills to facilitate sales, especially since your daughter might be buying her books from several different girls.  Your daughter now has her schedule, and the textbook list is posted on Ramona's website.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EDUCATION INSPIRE RAMONA STUDENTS' SUMMER SERVICE

Ramona students actively engage in their communities during the summer, exploring future careers and helping those in need. Senior JOHANNA PINEDA-GONZALEZ'S commitment to preparing for becoming a veterinarian motivated her to volunteer at the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control where she works with all types of animals.

To prepare for her summer position as a physical therapy assistant at the USC Keck Medical Center in Los Angeles, DANIELA SALATINO '18 studied first aid and anatomy. As an intern in this highly selective program, she learns the tools and processes designed to help patients with their treatments, helps patients complete their exercise programs, and shadows other physical therapists.

 

STEPHANIE VARGHESE '18, similarly interested in a medical career, is once again volunteering at Alhambra Hospital where she works closely with patients and nurses.


A desire to make a difference in the lives of others is also driving 

OLIVIA VIRGEN '20 (pictured) to lay the groundwork for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project this summer. She is planning several events to benefit the homeless men, women and children who receive needed services at the Cardinal Manning Center, a social service project of the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

 

JOSEPHINE VARGAS '18 enjoyed the Loyola Marymount University Youth Theology Institute where she learned about "social justice and the beauty and diversity of our greater community." She will implement her new perspective as the President of Campus Ministry next year.

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Working with children keeps many Ramona students on their toes during the summer. KILEY KRAFT '20 watches over small children as a pre-school camp counselor and teacher's aide at St. Thomas More School in Alhambra. BLANCA SANCHEZ '18 is enjoying her second summer as a swim instructor at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena.  PORSCHE OCAMPO '19 guides children in summer fun at the Anderson Adventure Camp, which is also located at the Rose bowl in Pasadena. Through her Summer Youth Job Corps internship at Expo Center SARA MONROY '19 is volunteering in the day camp and helping with multimedia and video projects. ROSELINE DUONG '19 is busy at the Rosemead Library, shelving books, planning activities, and "assisting little kids with their summer homework."

 

These students' summer activities represent only a few of the many ways Ramona students are contributing to their communities this summer. Please let us know what you're doing!

 

SCHOOL OFFICE

 

The school office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during the summer; however, if you need to see a specific person, it would be wise to see if he/she is on campus.  Administrators and staff will be taking vacation at various times.

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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Our campus is very busy this summer with 180+ students participating in summer school classes and another 100 at Camp Ramona.  With most classes (except art and digital media) taking place in the English wing and Ms. Ballenger selling snacks from the Junior Living Room, the English courtyard has become THE gathering place.  Members of the Class of 2021 are getting acquainted and will definitely know their way around the campus by the time school starts in August.

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MAKERDEN

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Mr. Kays has been busy painting, building, and organizing the new space for the MakerDen and looks forward to welcoming students and teachers to use the tools and equipment as soon as school starts.  Thanks to our grant from the Ahmanson Foundation, our three year plan is being completed in six months!  Some of the student leaders, NINJA's, have been here to help too.  If you can imagine it, you can probably create it…in fabric, plastic, paper, wood, and aluminum by using sewing machines, a CNC machine, power tools, and an ordinary hammer and nails.

 

END OF SCHOOL YEAR UPDATES FROM OUR UNIFORM COMPANY

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We've loved serving your school this past year and we look forward to welcoming the incoming families to our community! As the summer is quickly approaching, I just wanted to inform you of our June closure dates, July summer sale, and August hours.


We will be closed June 6-June 10. Our normal store hours resume June 13. Should any family have a uniform emergency, please email us at: customerservice@ckwschooluniforms.com.


SUMMER SALE

The sale begins on Friday, July 14 and ends Sunday, July 16. Families may purchase in-store, online, or via phone. Our summer sale is 10% off in-stock item only. 

We will be having special store hours:
7/14: 10AM-4PM
7/15: 10AM-4PM
7/16: 12PM-3PM

 

AUGUST HOURS

August 1 - August 31

Monday: 10AM-5PM
Tuesday: 10AM-6PM
Wednesday: 10AM-5PM
Thursday: 10AM-6PM
Friday: 10AM-4PM
Saturday: 10AM-4PM
Sunday: 12PM-3PM 

 

IMPORTANT TEXTBOOK INFORMATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR:


Please review these textbook changes for next year before purchasing any used books from either another Ramona student or from a 3rd party vendor.  As you purchase used books this summer please check that the ISBN number matches the book listed on our K12 Bookstore list, which will be available in early July.  Also remember that some books have online components that are used regularly in class, such as our Spanish and French texts.  When purchasing a used textbook, you are not getting the online version as well, you are only purchasing the book.  Please be sure that your daughter has access to and has purchased the online resources she needs.


The following books WILL NOT be used again next year:


Theology Department: 

All Theology 9, Theology 10 and Theology 11 books are being replaced.  Only 12th grade Theology books will be used again next year.  Do not purchase used Theology books for grades 9 – 11.


The Bibles currently being used by our 10th – 12th graders can not be sold back to an incoming 9th or 10th grader.  The versions are a little different, and new students will need the newer version of this Bible.


English Department:

The Great Grammar Book will no longer be used by 9th and 10th graders. 

 

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE GUIDANCE AND COLLEGE COUNSELING DEPARTMENT FOR THE CLASS OF 2018

 

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind you and your daughters of certain changes and programs leading up to the college application season.  As many of you may know, senior year can be an overwhelming and stressful time, especially during the college application season. Therefore, as their senior counselor, I would like to share some information that should be useful as parents and students prepare to finalize college plans.

 

There will be a two-day College Admissions Season Boot Camp. On August 14 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. We will take the time to input prospective colleges into Naviance, invite teachers for letters of recommendation, and sync the Common Application to Naviance. On Tuesday, August 15 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., the focus will be on the Personal Essay Statement with continued work on the Common Application and Naviance.

 

Click here for a letter from Mr. Chavarria

 

BOOT CAMP INFORMATION FOR DOMESTIC STUDENTS

 

BOOT CAMP INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMUNITY ARTS FESTIVAL

Come join us for a day filled with art, music, food and fun.


PUENTE Learning Center is hosting our second annual outdoor festival on Saturday, July 29th, 2017. Since 1985, PUENTE has been offering a bridge to opportunity by enabling children to develop a lifelong love of learning. We are a nonprofit that helps parents succeed in their role, supports youth as they move toward high school graduation and beyond, and assists adults in need of English language fluency and modern workforce skills.


There will be entertainment, food, a beer garden, an art exhibit featuring local artists, resource booths, a kids' zone, contests, & more.

 

Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, snacks, a lunch after the event and an unforgettable day! Admission is FREE to the public and we expect an attendance of over 5,000!

 

For more information, contact Doris Nunfio at doris@puente.org or (323) 780-8900 ext. 236 or sign-up at http://bit.ly/ 2sX2cyZ.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

Thursday, July 13th

Used Uniform and Book Sale – gym – 3:00-4:00


Friday, July 21st

Summer School ends


Wednesday, August 9th

Link Leader Training 9:00 - 12:00

Student Council 1:00-3:00

International Student Orientation


Monday, August 14th

Business Day for ALL grade levels

Senior College Boot Camp 12;00-3:00

International Student Orientation II

Fall Sports Tryouts


Tuesday, August 15th

new Student Orientation 9:00-2:00

Senior College Bootcamp 2:00-4:00

Fall Sport Tryouts


Wednesday, August 16th

First Day of Class

All School Luncheon

Dress Uniform required

Fall Sports Tryouts


Friday, August 18th

Legacy Luncheon 1:10

 

Newsletters will be published periodically during the summer.  Please be sure the check your e mail so that you do not miss important information.

 

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

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