General Announcement

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Free the Children's Spotlight Week
Tuesday - Melissa Yutrzenka speaking about her experiences in Ecuador (Me to We trip) (with music and food) at lunch in M202
Wednesday - Rafiki making at lunch in D107

Winter Ball Tickets On Line
Buy Winter Ball tickets for you and your guests online or send the TICKET LINK to your friends at other schools so they can buy their own ticket online.  Winter Ball is Saturday, December 5 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  All guests must fill out and have signed a Notre Dame Guest Permission Form.  The guest permission form is due to Ms. McGovern by noon on Thursday, December 3. No tickets will be sold at the door.  Tickets are not transferable or refundable. Professional photos will be available at the event -  Photo Price List.

New York Trip
There are still spots available on the VAPA NYC trip over spring break 2016, but the deadline for registration is December 9. Please contact Ms. Kane with any questions, or go to and enter our tour number 1702905TZ

Freshman Winter Ball Decoration Committee Meeting #5 Tuesday, December 1 in Chapel -Sign-up

Christmas In Pardini Park - Club/Class Tree Decorating Monday, November 30 at lunch and after school

Downtown Ice Pictures
The outdoor ice skating rink opens this weekend. Buy one ticket get one free COUPON. Looking for some cute pictures of students at the rink to include in the Notre Dame Christmas card this year.  Interested?  Simply go skating with your friends dressed in jeans/long pants and your Notre Dame sweatshirt and take a couple of pictures.  Laughing candids would work best.  Send them to Ms. Garcia or Ms. Courtright to receive a free dress pass and possibly be included in this year's card. Pictures must be received by November 24.  Example 

Japan Student Exchange Trip 2016 
The application due December 4. Information Sheet   Application Form   Sample Itinerary  Questions see Ms. Huang

Club Schedule & Spotlight Week Schedule
A Week clubs - Week of November 16. MEETING SCHEDULE / SPOTLIGHT WEEK SCHEDULE (updated)

UPDATED - Notre Dame Club/Leadership Group/Interest Group Members - Yearbook Photo Schedule
Please review the UPDATED SCHEDULE for all groups to have their group photo taken for the yearbook. If your club or interest group does not have at least 10 active members present for the photo, your picture will not be taken. Instead your members will be listed in the yearbook. All the clubs/leadership photos will be taken during lunch unless it says "after school" next to their name. Photos will be taken on the grand stairs in Manley. Please meet in the Manley foyer at the start of lunch so you can get your photo takes as soon as possible.

Learning Commons  
From Monday, November 16 through Tuesday, December 1 the Learning Commons will be reserved for quiet study and work during the day, and will be closed to students after school due to the "Patient No More" exhibit. Make-up testing will continue to be done in the LC before and after school. If you are looking for a place to collaborate and talk, the following classrooms are open during the school day and after school. Click here to see the classroom schedule.

Crab Fest Logo Contest
Design the 2016 Crab Fest logo and win prizes. See your logo on the Notre Dame website, invitations and printed on the Crab Fest t-shirts. The deadline for submission is November 24. Entries will be judged by the Crab Fest 2016 Committee. MORE INFORMATIONwork come to life. This theatre program is open to students from all grade levels and with all levels of experience.  Questions, email Ms Kane

TECH CREW for The Sound of Music
Sign up now! It seems far away, but if you're interested in helping with sets, costumes, lights, props, sounds, makeup, advertising, running crew, or ushering, the time to sign up is now! We won't start building the sets until after winter break, but we're in the designing and planning phase and we'd love for you to be a part of our plans! Meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00. SIGN UP

Before School Mass 
Come for Mass before school at 7:15 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.  SCHEDULE

If you took a trick-or-treat for UNICEF box please return the box with or with out money to a UNICEF officer or Ms. Pandori.

Lost & Found Being Cleared 
Please check the Lost & Found closet in the SLC (in between the RS Room and the SLC Lounge) for any missing items.  Here is a list of items currently in the closet.  All unclaimed items remaining in the closet will be donated on Monday, November 23.  Please claim your items by then!

Mother Daughter Retreat Early Registration Deadline 
The Mother Daughter Retreat is a two-day/one night experience being offered this year during Martin Luther King Day weekend on January 17-18, 2016 at Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, CA.  Notre Dame students of all grade levels are welcome to attend with their mother or a mother figure in their life. Information & Registration 

 $7,445.29 net Raised for Yancolo - Freshman $1,403.85, Sophomore $1,368.90, Junior $1,553.18, Senior $1,698.55 

Top 4 Spirit Week Dress-up Days: 501 students voted
TV Squad (Group of characters from a TV Show) - 425 votes
Decades (Class decades TBD) - 356 votes
Mismatch (Clashing fabrics, styles, colors, patterns) - 280 votes
Commercial (Example - Jake from State Farm) - 267 votes

Italy and Greece Cultural Immersion Trip
If you have questions or for more information, see Ms. Orr  Brochure 

Tanzania Immersion Trip - Summer 2017
Tanzania, Africa Immersion trip in mid June 2017. Estimated cost is $4,680. More Information 

Bellermine/Notre Dame Ultimate Frisbee Team
November Practices: Thursday, November 12 & 19 from 1:45 to 3:00 Guadalupe River Park (next to the Children's Discovery Museum). Everyone is welcome to play. See Ms. Pandori for more information.

Dress Code Clarification
Click HERE to review a quick presentation regarding which tops may and may not be worn.  Please review this carefully to avoid receiving a detention.  If you have questions, please come see me directly.  

City of San Jose's District 3 Youth Advisory Council
All Notre Dame Students Welcome.  Let  Karly Vaughn ’17, District 3 Youth Commissioner know if you are interested in participating. More Information 

Santa Clara County Youth Task Force Commission - Applications Being Accepted
The Santa Clara County Youth Task Force (YTF) is a County Commission composed of young people, grades 8th through 12th, and serves as the official youth policy body to Santa Clara County. More Information / Online Application.  Contact Mario Lopez 408-299-5030

Water Bottle Filling Stations
There are new filtered water bottle filling stations on the first floor of Manley, past the Learning Commons, and in the SLC. Help reduce our environmental impact!

Summer Program in Latin America
Live like a local in Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama or Paraguay for 4-9 weeks over summer 2016. Increase Spanish fluency, gain leadership skills, and implement a community development project.  Contact Mr. Nielsen with any questions. More Information

Junior Retreat- Space Available - Retreat Date Assignments Posted
Juniors have been assigned to retreat dates. View list with dates here. It is not too late to sign up for Junior Retreat! There are still spaces available for Junior Retreat. More Info/Registration Contact Ms. Yavorsky with questions

Senior Retreat
Senior Retreat is close to full! There are still a few spaces available for Senior Retreat. Once it is full, additional registrants will be placed on the waiting list. More Info/Registration 

New York City Trip - Spring Break 2016 NYC 
Join the visual and performing arts trip to NYC during Spring Break 2016. Explore Manhattan with Ms. Kane and Ms. Hopkins, see the view from the top of the Empire State Building at sunset, enjoy a workshop with a Broadway professional, visit the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial, see two Broadway shows, and much more! More Information /  click “enroll” with the Tour code: 1702905TZ 

Want a Peer Tutor? 
Get help with your homework and test prep. Sign Up For A Peer Tutor  Easy to Follow Sign-up How To Video. Email Ms.Perkins if you still have any questions. 

What's Available with Notre Dame's Visual & Performing Arts
If you are interested in the Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA), check out all that is available here at Notre Dame! See Ms. Hopkins for more info. 

Cafeteria Service
The Pasta Market  is the food service provider with hours from 7:15 a.m. through the end of lunch providing breakfast, snacks and lunch items. Pay cash or set-up your easy pre-paid account  General Menu Items / Breakfast/Snack Items / August Menu / September Menu. Student who wishes to purchase food from the cafeteria may not bring their backpack into the cafeteria. Pleaseput your bags down where they plan to sit first, and then go buy snacks/lunch/etc. 

Tech Museum Internship
Fall 2015 internships at The Tech Museum of Innovation & 2015-2016 internship with the Notre Dame Development Office now available for application. More Information

Parking Pass Applications for 2nd St./I-280 lot for 2015-16 
Parking permit $300 a permit.  Email Ms. Kuebler, SLC Rm 107 for application.  Limited number of spaces available.  

Join The Crown and Shield
Do you love to write? Draw?  Design?  Take photos?  Make movies? Did you know that journalism is about much more than just writing for the Newspaper?  If any of those sound like you, or you love to write, consider signing up to join the newspaper team next year.  Talk to you counselor about signing up or talk to Ms. Lipps for more information.  Check out this video to see a message from the current team.  

SSLP Information - click here General SSLP Information  then click on link at bottom of  page

Sophomore, Junior & Senior CSF Application
Interested in becoming a California Scholarship Federation (CSF) member this semester?  Questions please email Ms.Perkins 

Crown & Shield on the Web  

Peer Tutoring Available
If you are looking for additional help in any of your classes, please click on the "request a tutor" button that you can find on the NDSJ Google page.  If you have any questions please email Ms. Perkins.  More Information 
Colleges Visiting Notre Dame
All meetings are in the Alumnae Room unless noted otherwise.
Master Calendar / Permission Form

Remember to check our athletics webpage for updates and highlights! 

Lost & Found

  • Femme Forte club sweatshirt
  • Brown woven zippered wallet with "flower" design
  • MacBook Pro aluminum body 13 inch pro with Retina display
  • Geometry textbook with a white duct tape cover
  • Green bike with the black basket in back
  • Square wallet with design of Japanese girls holding fans on a blue/green background
  • Apple Earbuds to the LOST section.
  • Prescription sports glasses
  • Silver ring with flowers
  • Amethyst crystal
  • Pearl earring in the 2nd Street parking lot

Lost or Found a Calculator?

If you find any lost calculators, please give them to Ms. Milanovich.  She has a spreadsheet of calculator serial numbers and can usually find the owner.

 REMINDER: If you find a valuable item (i.e. a laptop, a wallet, a phone, textbook), please immediately turn those in to Mrs. McGovern in the SLC.  Other items (i.e. sweatshirt, lunchbox, notebook) can be placed in the Lost & Found closet in between the RS Room and the SLC Lounge.


Magazine Drive 
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Date: November 10, 2015 to December 5, 2015

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