General Announcement

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Environmental Club's Spotlight Week
Thursday: Egg decorating with an environmental twist in M213 at brunch - Snacks provided! 

Clubs A Week 
- April 14
Second Semester Club Meeting Schedule

AP Tests
For students taking AP tests—a pre-administration session is required if you are participating in any AP test beginning May 5. Pre-administration sessions will be held in the learning commons at lunch according to the following schedule:
Juniors last names A-K - Monday, April 28  
Juniors last names M-Z - Tuesday, April 29  
Seniors last names A-K - Wednesday, April 30 
Seniors last names L-Z - Thursday, May 1

Freshman Orientation Leader & Ambassador
Applications to be an Ambassador and to be a Freshman Orientation Leader will be available when we return from Easter break.  Please watch your email for links to the applications.  Both will be due on Friday, May 9.

JW House Notre Dame/Bellarmine Student Board  - Open to current Freshman & Sophomores
The men and women selected as Board members will serve as community leaders, working collaboratively with one another to bring the Bellarmine and Notre Dame Communities together in joint volunteer and fundraising activities to support JW House and keep the spirit of JW Knapen alive and well at both schools. Application due to Ms. Pandori by Friday, May 9.

ASB Elections for 2014-15 
List of current elected ASB School Council and candidates for ASB Class Council and Homeroom Reps.

Calling Junior Retreat Leaders
Interested in leading Junior Retreat next year? Applications are now being accepted for the Junior Retreat Leadership Team (JRT). Rising Seniors may apply.  Deadline for applying is Friday, May 9.  For more information can be found in the Junior Retreat Leader application or contact Ms. Yavorsky.

What a Girl Wants Internships
What a Girl Wants a non-profit organization run by two Notre Dame juniors, is looking for new interns for the 2014-2015 school year. Application due April 30. More information.  See Mrs. McGovern or Melody Malek (Class of 2015) with questions.

Yearbooks are still for sale! Go to or fill out the ND order form. Return check payable to Notre Dame High School and form to Mrs. Carlson in D106. Prices will go up soon.

Service Hours - Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors
All remaining service hours are due Wednesday, April 30.  All hours must be submitted on NobleHour by this day, and the End of the Year Service Reflection posted on NobleHour on your class page under the Resources tab, must be completed.  If you have questions or concerns, please be proactive and see Mrs. Hanson before April 30.

Sexual Violence
The Feminism interest group, Femme Forte, in honor of April being Sexual Assault Awareness month, has invited Kerry Kulstad-Thomas, the Legal Advocacy Manager of the YWCA rape crisis center to come speak about sexual violence. It will take place Monday, April 28 in the RS room from 3:00 -4:00. She will be discussing myths vs. facts about sexual violence, the effects of sexual violence/victim blaming, as well as how to help a friend. Brownies will be provided!

Confirmation Preparation 
ND Campus Ministry is offering preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation for the 2014-2015 school year.  The program is offered to Juniors and Seniors every other year. If you are a rising Junior or Senior and are interested, please fill out the Confirmation Interest Form to be contacted with more information. Please submit the Confirmation Interest Form by Friday, May 9 to reserve your spot in the program. More Information or see Ms. Yavorsky.

Campus Ministry is hosting conversations with people from the different faith traditions represented at Notre Dame. These conversations will be an open dialogue and all are invited to attend regardless of faith tradition. The meetings will be held at lunch over tea and cookies and facilitated by PMLT and Campus Ministry .  Contact Ms. Yavorsky with questions.     
Muslim - Wednesday, April 30 in Chapel
Multiple Faiths - Thursday, May 1 in Alumnae Room

Free Leadership Conference
Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy is offering a free leadership conference on Saturday, May 3 from 8:00am to 1:30pm at the School of Arts & Culture in San Jose. They will be showing the movie Miss Representation and discussing five tracks for strong girls. The day includes a resource fair and lunch with local leaders. RSVP space is limited.

Free Dress Rule Reminder
If you wear Free Dress on Friday because you have a Free Dress Pass, you must see Mrs. Bobst in the Main Office before school starts to get a white Out of Uniform pass.  Students who go to their first class without obtaining the Out of Uniform pass will receive a detention.  See Mrs. McGovern with questions. 

Backpacks/Belongings Not Permitted to be Left in the Manley Foye
These items may be placed in the cubbies on your class floor or in your locker only.  Detentions will be issued to students who continue to leave their belongings here.  

Dress Code Reminders
1. Notre Dame polo shirt must be worn under the v-neck sweater, sweater vest or cardigan.
2. Co-curricular sweatshirts that are NOT the standard navy ND co-curricular sweatshirt may only be worn on Fridays.  

Be A Cabin Leader At Science Camp  
Earn up to 60 hours of community service during Spring Break, April 21-25 as a leader for 5th graders.  Pick up an application from Ms. Hanson or download one.  All ages of volunteers are invited to apply for Science Camp.  This can count as required hours for freshmen and juniors.

Mother/Daughter Photos
If you attended the recent mother daughter event you can view photos/download photos 
here. Password is: treasure 14

London Theatre Trip
If you are interested in joining the London Theatre Trip in June 2015, please remember that the early enrollment discount expires on March 31,2014. More Information  Please see Ms. Orr or Ms. Carlson with any questions.

Seniors: Volunteers for Baccalaureate Mass
The Senior 
Baccalaureate Mass celebrates who you are as a class, and your ideas and energy are needed to make it reflection of your journey together as the Phoenixes.  Please plan on attending the Bacc Mass planning meetings.  They will be held at lunch in the chapel. Please see Mrs. Hanson for more information.  All are welcome to attend.

Wondering what to do this summer?  
Would you like to visit art galleries downtown, do scientific study in the field, develop your speech and debate material or become your own seamstress?  What about studying for the SATs or writing your college application essays?  Notre Dame offers an engaging summer program that will give you a sense of accomplishment as well as freedom during the summer.  Check out our website for this summer course offerings!  If you have any questions, contact Profe in M215.

Frisbee Fridays in Pardini at Brunch
Join the Ultimate Frisbee club every Friday at brunch in Pardini Park for fun, non-competitive play. All skill levels are welcome - so come play!

Freshman Summer Service at Children’s Discovery Museum
Children’s Discovery Museum is looking for current freshman who want to participate in their Summer of Service program.  There are four, two-week sessions students can sign up for and participants will engage in a variety of hands-on service projects, such as leading activities at the museum, creating a documentary film, or planting trees.  Information/Registration

Math Tutors Wanted
Breakthrough Silicon Valley is looking for 10th-12th grade Math tutors to volunteer in their Middle School Math program.  Program Info/Volunteer Application  See Mrs. McGovern with questions. 

Student Life Reminders
Appropriate shoes with a back must be worn at all times.  Unacceptable footwear includes flip flops (on non-free dress days), athletic sandals, and slippers. 
Students must be off the floors, out of the SLC Lounge, and out of the SLC Courtyard (unless in a supervised school activity) by 3:30PM every day.  After 4:30PM, students must sign-in in the Learning Commons with Sr. Carol.
Please do not sit in the 1st floor hallway at any time during or after school.  
When buying lunch from the cafeteria, all students must enter through the door in the gym foyer.  Students purchasing the hot lunch item line up on the right side of the doorway, and students purchasing only cold items enter on the left side of the doorway.  Only students purchasing an item from the cafeteria should be in line.  All students must exit the gym after purchasing lunch via the door facing the Manley parking lot or the side door facing Donnelly/Senior courtyard.  
As the weather turns colder, please remember the following about proper uniform:  
o The hooded sweatshirts and the crest sweatshirt are allowed to be layered for warmth.
o However, layering of a sweatshirt (hooded, zip-up, or crest) under the cardigan or v-neck sweaters, or the sweater vest, is NOT permitted
o Layers may be worn under uniform items for extra warmth as long as they are not visible, and the uniform item on top is not removed during the school day, i.e. wearing a long sleeve thermal shirt under your hooded sweatshirt.
o Coats, jackets and hats may be worn outside the classrooms only over the complete uniform, but not in place of ND sweaters or sweatshirts.  Non-uniform hooded/zip-up sweatshirts and sweaters do not qualify as a jacket or coat.  Hats may not be worn in any building on campus.
o Tights and leggings are permitted to be worn with the skirt.  On formal uniform days, tights or leggings must be SOLID navy blue, burgundy, white, black, or gray.

Math Support Center Now Open Thursday Before School
Monday  M212 3:00pm to 4:00pm - Lecheler: Emphasis Algebra 1 through Trig/Precalc
Tuesday  M212 3:00pm to 4:00pm - Duffin: Emphasis Programming 
Wednesday  M212 3:00pm to 4:00pm - Heigre: Emphasis Algebra 1 through Trig/Precalc & Milanovich: Emphasis Calculus 
Thursday M212 7:00am to 7:45am - Fitzgerald: Emphasis Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Science Tutoring
Do you need extra help with biology or chemistry?  Help is available Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:00 – 4:00 in M315.

Colleges Visiting Notre Dame
All meetings are in the Alumnae Room unless noted otherwise.
Master Calendar / Permission Form

STEAM Speaker Series     
April 30 - We will have a presentation by Alliance for Climate Education on global climate change.

Crown & Shield on the Web

France/Spain Trip 2014
Information and enrollment is available on the Travel Company’s web site: User name: Kussman   Password: 2014. You can also ask Mrs. Kussman or Miss Lipps for info.

Seniors SSLP
General SSLP Information

Prepaid Lunch Online
Set up your online prepaid lunch account instructions.  Student ID can be found on student class schedules.

Remember to check our athletics webpage for updates and highlights! 

Lost & Found

  • Prescription glasses with black frame in green case
  • iPhone 5 in a white case with flowers

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.


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