Emergency Response Training
After the incident this week, we received feedback from parents that identified areas where we can improve our emergency response activities and communication. Some parents were confused by our word choice, others wanted to know more about our drill schedule, and when staff would receive their next training. We thank everyone for sharing ideas and expressing needs for us to improve our clarity.
Our next training is Wednesday, August 31. Our next drill is Friday, September 2.
The critical ingredient in emergency response is a uniform response to a variety of scenarios. The uniform response starts with a standardized vocabulary. We're taking steps to standardize our vocabulary so all stakeholders can understand our response and status during an event.
The actions in the graphic above describe our five primary responses. They are announced over our Public Address system followed by a directive. For example, during an Earthquake drill, the announcement would be: Shelter in Place, Earthquake. Drop and Cover. Faculty, staff, and students will be trained on this vocabulary and the actions to take.
We will be adding our Emergency Response Plan to our website and sharing a handout specifically for parents. Our drill schedule will be online and we will communicate with parents following a drill.
Each faculty and staff member will receive materials for their classroom or office. Posters will be installed near the doors in each room. Faculty will receive a presentation appropriate for students to ensure we're all familiar with the simple, action-based language and steps.
The Emergency Response protocols are only one part of our comprehensive Safety Plan, but we hope that sharing them reassures parents, students, and staff.
Father/Son Mass, Games, and Lunch
Sunday October 2, 2022, 10:00 am Mass in the ACC, Games and Lunch to follow. Save the date and look for a sign-up link in a future edition!
Team and Individual photos of the Cardinal Newman football team were taken last Friday. Communications will be sent out soon to families by Bella Photo and Design.
Fall Sports Photos and Programs
Volleyball team and individual photos are being taken today. The remaining teams will be scheduled for photography in the next two weeks. Simultaneously, the Fall Sports Program is being designed and produced with a tentative release timeframe of late September. Parents of athletes will notified by Bella Photo and Design for picture packages.
Our long-time sideline/game action photographer Jim Rael decided not to continue on as our sports photographer this year. We believe he is still interested in doing private sessions with families if you are interested. Please understand that the Diocese requires our vendors to be under contract to conduct business/provide services on our campus and plan accordingly. Bella Photo and Design will take action shots during home games and take the individual and team photos this year. We thank them for stepping up so quickly.
Tennis Wins at Windsor!
Congratulations to Coach Aguirre and our tennis players for defeating Windsor 6-1 in opening play to the NBL Season! Senior Izzy Blakely won 7-6, 7-6 in an extremely close match at number two singles. Junior Suzanna Hextrum won at number 3 singles, 6-4, 7-5. Freshman Liz Negri, playing in her first high school match, overcame some late nerves winning at number 4 singles, 6-3, 7-5. The three doubles teams and the exhibition doubles team match all won in straight sets. Senior Kaylin Smith lost a tough 3-set match at number one singles for the only loss for the Cardinals. Tuesday's home match against Piner has moved to Friday, Sept. 2 so we now have home matches next Thursday (Santa Rosa HS) and Friday (Piner)! Come out cheer these Cardinals on!
College Testing Information Night – Webinar
Save the Date, Wednesday, September 14th @ 6:00 pm. Parents & Students are invited to participate in this webinar from Compass Education. Participants will learn about college admissions testing including the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. A link for the webinar will be sent out closer to the date.
College Counseling Webinar Night for Juniors & their Parents/Guardians
Wednesday, August 31st @ 6:00 pm. A webinar Link will be sent out closer to the date of the event. The webinar will be recorded and shared after the event.
Thank you Parents, Faculty, and Staff!
Our partnership in service to students and community really showed at the Back to School Night & Dinner! Thank you for a great turnout and true fellowship!
Meet Coach Dylan Kattengell
Dylan Kattengell has joined Cardinal Newman as our new Cross Country Coach. Coach Marcel Hetu resigned at the beginning of the school year to pursue other interests. Dylan is an alum of CN, Class of 2018. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in sports business. He has worked in sports media and sports sponsorship in Eugene, Oregon. His long distance running knowledge comes from being a Cardinal Newman runner, and working with University of Oregon athletes that compete at the PAC 12 and Olympic level. He has also studied long distance running under USATF coach Chris Puppione. Welcome (back) to Newman!
St. Rose of Lima Mass
Our first all-school Mass of the year was celebrated on the feast day of our diocesan patroness, St. Rose of Lima. With the help of the Campus Ministry Team, all students were welcomed into the gymnasium, a multipurpose space that became, for the time, a sacred space. The Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa and our new senior theology teacher, Ms. Neese, helped us to worship God by providing beautiful sacred music. Our campus chaplain, Fr. Plass, preached on the treasure buried in the field and the pearl of great price mentioned in the day's Gospel. He encouraged the students by grade level to identify a spiritual treasure to seek during this new school year with the help of Jesus. The Newman community looks forward to many more all-school Masses in the coming months, and family members are always welcome to join us!
Saturday, September 17, 2022
5:00 - 11:00 - ACC & Gym
Join the fun! Wine & Beer tasting stations in the ACC, followed by polenta dinner, raffles, dancing and an open bar in the Gym. Don't miss out and register online today!
There are many ways to participate in this year's Fun in the Fall!
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Alumni and Parent Associations Meeting Dates
A great way to be engaged with the excitement of student and school life is by being involved with one of these two key associations! You will enjoy the camaraderie!
Alumni Association Meeting Dates - all meetings are at 5:00pm at the Covered Eating area on CN Campus or inside the Main Office during inclement weather.
Monday, August 29
Monday, September 26
Monday, October 24
Monday, November 28
Monday, January 23
Monday, February 27
Monday, March 27
Monday, April 24
Monday, May 22
Parent Association Meeting Dates - all meetings are at 6:00pm at the Covered Eating Area or inside the Main Office during inclement weather.
Monday, September 12
Monday, October 10
Monday, November 10 (Faculty Luncheon)
Monday, January 9
Monday, February 13
Monday, March 6
Monday, April 3
Monday, May 25 ( Christian Service Presentations)