Cardinal Newman Varsity Volleyball Team
Individual and team volleyball photos have been taken. Parents of athletes, keep an eye on your inbox for links and more information. We're working on Cheer, Golf, and Tennis next week. Water Polo will wait until uniforms arrive in October.
Emergency Response Training and Lockdown Drill
Faculty and Staff had their second emergency response training day of the school year this past Wednesday, August 31, 2022. This training focused on our shared lexicon of emergency announcement protocols which are action-based and quick to implement. The above posters are in each classroom for easy and regular reference. A parent handout was distributed today and here is the electronic equivalent. Please review the handout to have the same understanding as faculty, staff, and students. In addition, we've added our response protocol information to our website, including our drill schedule. Finally, we've shared this same information with St. Rose Catholic School, Roseland Prep, and first responders.
About the Flow of Information
When an incident happens, our focus is ensuring our students are safe. Law enforcement or first responders are mitigating the threat. Once the incident is resolved, we are given the information known at that time. We strive to share what we know as soon as possible with parents, with the primary focus on informing you on the status of your children. Hours or days later when/if law enforcement releases information, the information may have changed due to new discovery and understanding resulting from the police force's investigation.
Today's Drill. We issued the Lockdown announcement, Lockdown. Locks, Lights, Out of Sight and observed how quickly classroom doors were closed and locked. Then we checked every door and every classroom against the drill protocols. With four administrators strategically assigned to areas on campus, all drill exercises were completed in roughly five minutes. Students were cooperative and remained silent. All students were secured behind locked doors rapidly.
The protocol we follow is used nationally and is maintained and updated by a Foundation that works with the Department of Justice, the FBI, and Law Enforcement. Every active shooter incident that occurs is studied with necessary updates made to the protocol. The most important findings we want parents to know are the time barrier and power of a locked classroom door. Please read this excerpted page from our training materials.
We create a time barrier of safety when we move students behind locked classroom doors. The time we need is equivalent to the response time for law enforcement to arrive on campus. 70% of active shooter incidents are over in 5 minutes. 90% are over in 10 minutes. The Sandy Hook Commission reports that, "there has never been an event in which an active shooter breached a locked classroom door." Since the report, the Foundation has found three instances with extenuating circumstances as noted in the above link.
Our training continues throughout the year, but we're happy with today's successful drill. We secured students promptly behind locked doors, they remained silent, and responded properly to drill prompts. No drill is perfect. We noted action items to resolve and areas to improve upon.
Homecoming Court Elected and Announced!
We had a spirited lunch today as ASB announced the Homecoming Court as selected by the Cardinal Newman student body. Selectees (not in order with photo): Natalia Belmonte (absent), Deja Duenas, Kailey Geernaert, Daire Hassett, Vivien Jordan, Kassie Lindeblad, Lulu Mazur, Hayden Hansel. Oh, and the ASB Fairy God Parent, Ms. Heather Wilson.
The Next Big Step
The school year starts strong with opportunities for students and families to learn about colleges, applications, and opportunities.
North Bay College Fair
Students are parents are invited to attend the North Bay College Fair on Tuesday, September 6th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Windsor High School Gym. College Fairs allow students to meet and interact with a wide range of colleges to discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, and to learn about student life. Here's a handy white paper on how to prepare.
College Admissions Case Study Night
Wednesday, September 7th; 6:00pm-8:00pm; ACC; Parents and Students - Come and learn how College Admissions Representatives read college applications. Attendees will actively read three college applications in small groups and Admit, Deny, and Waitlist the applicants. Registration is required for this event. There will be a small college fair after the event. RSVP to the College Admissions Case Studies Night using this Link
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.
Official SAT and ACT Test Administrations
Cardinal Newman is happy to announce that we will host official SAT and ACT test administrations during the regular school day to our seniors this fall. Please Register by Monday, September 5.
SAT: Wednesday, October 12, cost is $60. Test Prep.
ACT: Tuesday, October 18, cost is $51. Test Prep.
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These first three weeks of school have sure flown by! It has been a pleasure welcoming so many new and returning students on campus while watching the progress on our new student life center. Indeed, the progress on that building should remind us of the improvements in our spiritual lives that we should all be striving for in this new school year. If the workmen do not labor, the building goes nowhere and even begins to fall apart, being as yet incomplete. So too, as human beings in the state of wayfarers, we must build up our virtues continuously lest we stagnate and close in on ourselves.
St. Bernard, recalling the angels ascending and descending on the ladder in Jacob's dream, remarks, "but was any one of them either sitting or standing still? It was not for angels to stand still on the uncertain rounds of a frail ladder; nor can anything remain fixed in the same condition during the uncertain period of this mortal life. Here have we no continuing city; nor do we yet possess, but always seek for, that which is to come. Of necessity, you either ascend or descend, and if you try to stand still you cannot but fall." Let us, then, resolve to climb higher this year and pray for God's grace to help build up the parts of us that are still under construction.
–- Father Plass
Tennis is off to a 2–0 start!
The above picture is from yesterday's home victory against Santa Rosa H.S as the Women's team moved to 2-0. Solid performances across the board highlighted by first time Varsity players, Freshman Alena Bardashova and Junior Tatum Candelario, winning at #2 doubles by the score of 6-1, 6-2. The team hits the road next week with three away matches –– Tuesday at Rancho Cotate, Thursday at Maria Carrillo and Friday at Lick-Wilmerding. Congratulations!
Cardinal Newman at Vacaville
Tonight's game is in Vacaville. You can find their live stream here -- follow the link in the description to tune-in. This may require the creation of an account or a subscription to watch.
Father/Son Mass and Lunch
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Don't miss the fun! Check in at the ACC / Pictures start at 9:30 Mass begins 10:00am in the ACC (Bring your Uncle, Older Brother, Grandfather) Mass ~ Games ~ Lunch $25.00 per person.
St. Angela and a Special Event
Please save the date, Sunday, October 9, 2022, and plan to join us and families of St. Rose in a "Gathering with Gratitude" on the Fifth Anniversary of the Tubbs Fire. We wish to express and share in the gratitude of the progress made in the restoration of our combined campuses. The Marian Sisters gifted us a statue of St. Angela Merici who will be placed in a median of our shared entryway to welcome students and visitors. The statue has been on display at the Marian Sisters Convent. We want to thank religious artists David and Regina Dittmann who made repairs to St. Angela Merici and Our Lady of Lourdes statues. We're planning a Mass at 10 a.m. in the gym, the statue dedication, then a BBQ lunch at Jake's Place. More information will follow.
Saturday, September 17
PLEASE NOTE: One astute reader noticed that last week we had the date wrong. It was correct in the registration, so no worries if you registered.
Join the fun! Wine & Beer tasting stations in the ACC, followed by polenta dinner, raffles, dancing and open bar in the Gym. Parents, alums, and friends are invited! 5:00 - 7:00 Wine & Beer Tasting in ACC 7:00 - 11:00 Dinner, raffles, dancing and open bar! Don't miss out and register online today!
Club Info Day
Next Friday (9/9) students have an opportunity to learn about the Clubs offered this year. CLUB INFO DAY is during the 2nd part of Advisory. 10:40-11:20
Book Club • Model UN • Socratic Seminar Club • Mock Trial • French Club • Newman Newspaper • Men's Volleyball Club • Love and Outreach Christian Club • Dino Chicken Nugget Club • Dog Walking Club • Pre-Med Club • Chinese Club • St. Vincent DePaul Youth Council • Math Club • Red Cross Club • Video Game
Stay Connected With Your School Counselor!
Grade 9 Tracy Williams firstname.lastname@example.org Ext:126
Grades 10-12 (Last Name A-K) Laura Corriveau (Jorgensen) email@example.com Ext:138
Grades 10-12 (Last Name L-Z) Rachel Wood firstname.lastname@example.org Ext:124
Mom's In Prayer
Mom's in Prayer group is beginning to meet! The first meeting is Friday, September 30th at 9am in the courtyard of the admin building. group invites you to join in prayer! Email or call Krissy Zichichi, (707)535-9091, or Edna Lefort, 707-889-3928 for details. Share your prayer intentions with the Group who pray weekly. You may remain anonymous and what's prayed in the group stays in the group.