See You in a Few Hours!
It doesn't get much better than a Friday night home game against a tough opponent! Come on out tonight and cheer on your Cardinal Newman Cardinals!
And, Don't Bother Cooking -- Let These Folks Handle it Tonight:
Bridge Builders in Engineering!
Students in engineering have been working on designing and building popsicle stick bridges that meet certain parameters. This week the project came to completion as we had staff from our office come in to judge the aesthetics of their bridge designs. Students were able to talk about their bridge and why they designed them the way they did. Our judges, (Mrs. Browning, Mrs.Corriveau, Mrs. Holland, Mrs. Derr and Mrs. Badger) determined the "aesthetic" winner in each class. Winners of 4th period were, Kate Wheadon ('23), Lilybell Baxes ('24) and Ava Freeman ('23), in 7th period, winners were, Jake Fravel ('23) and Mauel Lefort ('23). In the photo, Anthony Velladao ('23) and Hunter Mueller ('23) share their bridge with Kathy Badger, Kathy Browning and Wendy Holland.
Annual Service Fair!
September 28, during Advisory between the ACC and the Gym
Representatives from various service organizations will be on campus to connect with our students about opportunities to serve and get involved in doing good for our community and beyond. This year the fair will focus on connecting Freshman to these organizations, as well as Sophomore's who opt-in, due to scheduling constraints. Senior class leaders will also share their own experience with service.
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.
Official SAT and ACT Test Administrations
Mr. Vernon Smith, our new Testing Coordinator emailed parents and students on September 8, the following important information:
2022-2023 Important Test Dates:
Wednesday, October 12th - School-Wide Test Day, Practice & Official SAT
All Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will take the PSAT (Practice SAT)
Official SAT for registered Seniors only.
Tuesday, October 18th - Official ACT
Registered Seniors only.
Wednesday, March 22nd - Official SAT
Registered Juniors only. Registration information will be sent in the spring.
Tuesday, March 28th - Official ACT
Registered Juniors only. Registration information will be sent in the spring.
TBD - Pre-ACT (Practice ACT)
Testing specifics, such as start times and testing locations, will be communicated via email. Be on the lookout for emails from Mr. Smith titled "CN Testing" for the most up to date information.
Fall SAT/ACT Clarification The Fall SAT/ACT dates listed above are for seniors only. These dates were provided to junior families in error. Juniors will have the opportunity to take the exams in the spring and will receive the registration link directly via email.
Mr. Smith is available to students during every Advisory in Room 4 (Ms. Mertle's room/Athletics Office). Email is the best form of communication outside of advisory drop-ins. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun in the Fall Was Such a Great Time!
We're currently working on a photo gallery to share -- in the meantime, Thank You, for coming out for an evening of fellowship. We believe these social opportunities are essential to our learning community. When parents get together around their child's school, it sends a powerful message on the importance of an education -- and community! Thank you wineries, breweries, Canevari's, Costeaux's, the many volunteers, and our Advancement team of Terri Derr and Kathy Badger. We can't wait for our next time to get together!
Even Our Trees Measure Up!
In AP Environmental Science class, students investigated the trees on campus using scientific methods to calculate the carbon sequestration potential. We learned this week about how trees can be useful in combating climate change, however it can take 10 - 20 years for a tree to become net carbon zero, meaning the tree produces as much carbon as it takes in. In the photo above, Lucas Warnell ('23), with his teammates, Will Bonzi ('23), Joey Pezzolo ('23) and Evan Sandoval ('23) are measuring the tree at DBH (diameter at breast height), this is the same way a forester would measure a tree.
Tennis moves to 7–0 in League!
The CN Girls Tennis Team stayed undefeated in the North Bay League after defeating the visiting Healdsburg Greyhounds, 7-0. The Cardinals moved to 7-0 in league, 7-1 overall, to remain tied with Maria Carrillo atop league standings. Congratulations!
Water Polo Sinks Justin Sienna!
Shout out to our Girls Water Polo team in their victory over Justin Sienna! This is such a tough win that we can't remember the last time it was done! Way to go Newman!
We Want Your Used Books
Please bring any used textbooks and books to the Academic Support Center, Room 218! We are accepting donations to help students out all year long! Thank you from Mr. Alioto and Mrs. Kraft.
The Early Bird...
Today is the last day to receive the Early Bird Discount on Senior Ads in the Yearbook. Check out this flyer and save some cabbage!
Join us on Sunday, October 9
As a community, we're coming up on an important milestone this year -- the fifth anniversary of the Tubbs Fire. We've joined with St. Rose Catholic School to invite our communities to Gather with Gratitude this October 9th. Through faith, togetherness, and generosity we have made a significant recovery and wish to acknowledge our blessings and thank all who contributed to our restoration.
- Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Cardinal Newman Gym
- 10 AM: Mass in the Gym (Father Brown)
- 11 AM: Dedication of St. Angela Merici Statue
- 11:30 AM: BBQ Lunch
- Both schools will be open for tours
The Marian Sisters have given us their statue of St. Angela Merici to commemorate the event. St. Angela will be placed in the median of our shared entry way to greet our visitors. St. Angela is a patron saint of both schools and founder of the Order of Ursulines from 1535. Her charism, SERVIAM, encapsulates the teachings of both schools and the way in which the community responded to our needs. Register here.
CN Moms' Club
We would like to welcome everyone to the Cardinal Newman Moms' Club! We are so excited to host our first Cardinal Newman Moms' Club in a few years. This will be a Co-ed event. We will enjoy a fun filled event where you can relax and socialize with old and new friends. We encourage everyone to purchase tickets prior to the event. Please come and enjoy Dinner and Drinks on Thursday, September 29th starts at 6pm Hextrum's House, 909 Hardstone Way in Santa Rosa. Tickets are $25/person and $30 at the door. We would love for you to bring a bottle of wine or bubbles for future events.
Please contact Nicole McKeown with any questions 415-407-6189
Stay Connected With Your School Counselor!
Grade 9 Tracy Williams email@example.com Ext:126
Grades 10-12 (Last Name A-K) Laura Corriveau (Jorgensen) firstname.lastname@example.org Ext:138
Grades 10-12 (Last Name L-Z) Rachel Wood email@example.com Ext:124
Financial Aid for College Information Night
For Seniors, Juniors and their parents – Learn about the FAFSA and EFC and other financial information about paying for college hosted by Margaret Mann from Santa Rosa Junior College. September 28th @ 6:00 pm in Room 217/218 (the new classroom building)
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.