General Announcement

Correction to misprint in grade mailing letter - Congratulations to student athletes who were recognized with WBAL All League Awards for winter sports. For basketball,  and Misa Fujii '17 received 2nd Team All-League and Nicole (Ashley) Ramirez '16 received honorable mention.  

On May 4th we are very fortunate to have the YWCA Silicon Valley staff facilitate prevention education for the 9th grade students on the issue of personal violence. Presentations will be held during the students’ mentoring and collaboration periods. Last year, our current sophomores, juniors and seniors received the same information from the YWCA.  We will encourage follow-up discussions about the topic of sexual violence for these grade levels during various mentoring periods in May. Sexual violence is a serious community issue with staggering statistics demonstrating the adverse impact on adolescents. Providing prevention education empowers students with salient and developmentally age-appropriate information about these issues and how we can work toward ending a culture of sexual and interpersonal violence. 

For more information on how to talk to teens about sexual violence please visit Break the Cycle.

ASHLAND TRIP Sign up for the Ashland Trip! Register at by THIS FRIDAY, April 29th! If we don't have enough students registered on that date then the trip will be canceled and all payments refunded. After that date, the price will increase, so register now!

Absence/Tardy Reporting All absences/tardies must be reported by 9:30am each day via the 24-hour Attendance Line, (408) 294-6663.  Please do not call the Main Office to report tardies/absences.  Thank you!

The Sound of Music! Come see Notre Dame students perform in this classic musical April 14-16, 22, & 23. Tickets can be purchased online here!

Service Hours Due April 29
Freshman, sophomores and juniors, April 29 is the due date to turn in the remainder of your service hours for this year.  Please see Ms. Hanson if you have questions.

Parents of seniors. important graduation information is available in the graduation guide for the Class of 2016 here.

For an extensive list of summer enrichment programs available around the country, click here. Please note that many of the programs have early application deadlines. 

Notre Dame is thrilled to send a delegation of Juniors to Nicaragua this summer! Student delegates will travel under the guidance of chaperones (and seasoned travellers)  Profe Cathy Sharer and Ruth Burson. The in-country host is Seeds of Learning, a non-profit with 25 years of experience working in Nicaragua. Students will have an opportunity to work with community members in building or restoring schools, and will meet Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, Rebecca Trujillo, who runs a school for students with developmental differences. They will also have a chance to tour some historical spots and places of interest in Nicaragua. There are still a few spots available for this trip! Dates are June 11 - 18, and the cost (including airfare) is $2400. Please contact Deidre Savino, campus minister for social justice for additional information. 

Engineering Programs at Santa Clara University for Sophomores and Juniors 
Spring Engineering Education Days (SEEDs) and Summer Engineering Seminar (SES). 
Full Program Details and Applications

Applications for the 2016 Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) are now available. You will find basic program information and learn more about basic eligibility requirements here.

Planned Absences:  If your daughter has an upcoming planned absence (i.e. for a family event or college visit), she needs to obtain the "Anticipated Absence Approval Form" from Mrs. McGovern, director of student life, in the Student Life Center (Rm. 112) at least one week prior to the absence.  The form requires the signatures of all of her teachers, her counselor, and a parent, in order to have the absence approved.  Please contact Mrs. McGovern at  

Please consider donating your ND uniform pieces that are still in good condition (ie no stains, no tears) to our Used Uniform Closet, which holds an annual sale for ND families in June.  You can bring your uniforms to donate in a bag to Mrs. Bobst in the front office or Ms. Kuebler in the SLC.  

The Women's Spirituality Group meet on Tuesday mornings.  For further information please contact Rowena Dizon-Burger . 


Lost and Found - if your daughter has lost something valuable please have her talk to the Director of Student Life, Ms. Michelle McGovern.


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