Reunion Information 2014

The reunions for the classes ending in 4's and 9's have been wonderful.  Still to come is the 5 Year Reunion for the Class of 2009.  The date is Saturday, November 29.  Invites have been mailed and we hope you will join in the festivities.    
You can RSVP online NOW!  

If you need more information, please contact
Mary Frevele, Director of Alumnae Relations,

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CHS Brings the Party to SoCal

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Plans are in the works for the first gathering of Southern California graduates. Several alums from the Bay Area will travel to Los Angeles in the fall to meet up with our SoCal sisters. We will be meeting at the Carondelet Center to host a tea party for the Sisters in residence at the Center. The party will continue drinks and appetizers for the alumnae. Rumor has it the next day you may see some of our grads at Disneyland! Contact Mary Frevele in the Alumnae Office if you are interested. Stay tuned for more details.


Leading the Alumnae to New Heights

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The Alumnae Association has a new Executive Board for the 2014-15 school year. The group of nine gathered at their annual retreat to establish goals and plan activities and service projects. Led by President Barbara Hockel Lopez '81, the Alumnae Association's main purpose is to connect the graduates with the School, the community and each other. "We are excited about our plans for the coming year," says Barb. "There's something for everyone. It is so rewarding to rekindle the Carondelet Spirit." The alumnae events are listed on the events calendar to the right. We hope you will join us!
  • Class of 2009 - 5 Year Reunion

    Saturday, November 29
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    Appetizers & Desserts
    Pyramid Alehouse, Walnut Creek at 7:30 p.m.

    $20 until 11/7/14 or $30 regular price

    Register for the Class of 2009 Reunion HERE

  • It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Visions of Christmas

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    The elves are in the workshop, the invitations are at the printer and Christmas carols can be heard in the Convent. This can only mean one thing: Visions of Christmas is right around the corner. We will be celebrating from December 2 - 7 with five Teas, an Open House and Breakfast with Santa. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Carondelet's biggest fundraiser and we hope to see you there.

    For more information, to volunteer, make a donation or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

  • Reunion Year Classes Rock the Scholarship!


    Classes ending in 4's & 9's have been generous with their donations to the Reunion Year Scholarship Fund, raising nearly $5,000. The entire amount collected will be awarded spring 2015. We will be accepting donations until December 31 so there is still time to make your gift. Our goal is $6,000 and we are so close! Gifts large and small are appreciated. Make your donation today by clicking HERE.

  • Home for the Holidays Pizza

    Calling all young alums home from college for Christmas! On Thursday, December 18 at 11:30 a.m. come back to CHS to visit with your teachers and members of the senior class. We want to hear about college life and catch you up on all the happenings here at CHS. Grab a classmate and share the spirit. RSVP to Mary Frevele at

  • Walk Down Memory Lane

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    Carondelet's 50th Anniversary is coming soon and we need your help. Do you have photos or memorabilia from your days at CHS? We are looking for all types of items including pictures, programs, clothing (uniforms, sports uniforms, jackets), and any logo merchandise. Please email photos to or mail them to Katie Clark Vecchio '76, 1133 Winton Dr, Concord, CA 94518. For all other items please contact the Alumnae Office.




2014 Alumna of the Year -
Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich '79

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When it came time to solve the problem of who to choose for the 2014 Carondelet Alumna of the Year, the solution was easy to find. We added the values and looked at the plus’ this graduate from 1979 offered and the answer was absolute. She has gone the distance, giving of herself in unparalleled ways and measured up to our formula of what makes an inspirational alumna.

Over the past 35 years she has been a familiar face on campus holding a combination of titles including Religion Teacher, Assistant Campus Minister, Community Service Coordinator, Dean, Academic Advisor, Freshman and Sophomore Advisor and Math Teacher. The odds are in Carondelet’s favor as our candidate also gives infinite hours of tutoring, mentoring and helping our students, faculty and staff with projects that are variable and cover many angles.

But her life at Carondelet is but a mere fraction of the equation. She is the mother of two sons, a devoted wife and a loving daughter. She is wiz at multiplying her many talents and has served alongside her husband as Assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 36 for over 10 years. And some of you may know her as a leader with the Confirmation program at St. John Vianney. And, yes, it shouldn’t surprise you that she uses her math skills in real life. If there’s a 2-for-1 (50% off) bargain at the store, she’ll buy one and donate the other to a needy cause.

You may have added up the facts by now to see our Alumna of the Year is Mary Beth Kulawiec Dittrich, Class of 1979. She’s a shining example of an inspirational alum who gives freely of herself to benefit the lives of others. She graces our circle by living out Gospel values in her everyday life. It’s easy to see how our problem of finding an Alum of the Year was just a matter of adding up the values to see our candidate is way above the curve. Congrats Mary Beth, you are at the top of our scale and we are proud to give you the title, Carondelet’s 2014 Alumna of the Year.

Events Calendar


Class of 2009 - 5 Year Reunion

Pyramid Alehouse
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM



Finals Treats from Alumnae

Inner Court
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Finals Treats from Alumnae

Inner Court
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Finals Treats from Alumnae

Inner Court
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Alumnae Gathering/Meeting

Student Activity Center
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alumnae Gathering/Meeting

Student Activity Center
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Moms & Daughters Game Night

Garaventa Center
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Alumnae Gathering/Meeting

Student Activity Center
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM