General Announcement

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There are several off-campus internships available starting in January 2015.  Please see the Internships page for all of the details! 

The Tech Museum of Innovation is excited to partner with Notre Dame to offer internships for sophomores & juniors in the following three areas: Design Challenge Learning, Marketing- Social Media, and Galleries Development.  Please click here to review the introduction to these Tech Museum internships & descriptions for each category.  Interested students must submit an Internship Application to Mrs. McGovern by 3:00PM on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  Students may only apply for one position with The Tech.  

Need to finish your community service hours? Come to the What a Girl Wants Winter Community Service Event on Sunday, January 4, 2014 (the last day of winter break). For more information and to sign up please click here

Crown & Shield on the Web   

No Club or Leadership Meetings the Week of December 15

Spirit Week 2015 Packet & Gym Dec Guidelines - Rubrics to Come

Holiday Free Dress Friday, December 19
Students may wear holiday colors tops with free dress bottoms (i.e. red, green, and blue) next Friday, December 19.  Regular uniform rules apply for the rest of the week.  

Last Call for Lost & Found items
If you have lost something over the last several months, and have yet to find it/claim it from the lost and found, please come to Ms. McGovern's office before Wednesday, December 17.  After that date, all items will be recycled or donated.  

Volunteer Opportunity
Sign up to volunteer at Sacred Heart on January 10 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, and hours will count towards first semester required hours for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (even though it is the day after the deadline). Email Ms. Hanson to sign up; only 10 spaces are available.

Gift Distribution Volunteer Opportunity
The COME program at First Emmanuel Lutheran will be distributing gifts to their clients and families on December 18.  Call Wynne Sontag at 408-421-0902 to volunteer. Counts for required hours.

Ben and Jerry's Outing
Join Students Against Modern Slavery (SAMS) in supporting Ben and Jerry’s (fair trade ice cream) on Wednesday, December 17 to take a break from finals. We will leave at 2:00 pm and aim to be back by 3:00 pm. See Ms. Hanson for a permission slip.

Jewish Cultural Club Spotlight Week
Eat and enjoy making some fun Hanukkah food art, while enjoying some fun Hanukkah music in M209.  

Meet Alumnae Sarah Aili '01 Actress and Songwriter
Sarah has released two EP’s and is currently working on her new album. She will be performing as well as having a Q&A session in the M203/204 Wednesday, December 17 during Collaboration.  

DiversiTEAs Interest Survey
DiversiTEAs are looking for people interested in sharing their faith traditions, experiences or stories at a DiversiTEAs meeting. Interest Survey Questions contact Mallika  or Karly 

CSF Members
If you are approved to exempt a final, you are still required to attend school during that block. You will be required to sign in at the Learning Commons for attendance purposes. If you do not sign in, you will be marked as absent (please see Ms.Perkins, Mrs.Huang or Ms.Ruyle for the sign in). 

Campus Closes at 1:45PM Friday, December 19
Classes are dismissed at 1:00PM on Friday, December 19.  Please make the necessary arrangements to be picked up in plenty of time, and take all of your belongings with you that you may need over Christmas Break.  

Opportunity for Presidential Volunteer Service Award
While you earn your community service hours, did you know you could also earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award? If you volunteer with Intellectual Lights Charity, a certified charity organization, you could qualify for this award which includes a letter from the President himself. For more information, email or

Girls Who Code offered at Notre Dame
Love coding, want to learn more? Then be one of the fifteen Notre Dame students to participate in Girls Who Code at Notre Dame on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 January 5 through May 4.Application due by noon Friday, December 12. The program will be co-lead be senior Caelin Tralongo graduate of Girls Who Code summer program and Ms. Guiney, a product engineer who received her B.S.E. in EECS from Princeton University and her masters in Computer Science from Stanford University. Please see Ms. Pandori with any questions.

Summer Residential Research Program at Biosphere
Applications are now being accepted for the one week residential research program at Biosphere 2 July 19-25, 2015. During the Biosphere 2 Summer Science Academy, students will reside at Biosphere 2 in our casitas and participate in our research, while also developing leadership and collaboration skills. More Information  / Registration

Second Semester Clubs & Leadership Groups - Meeting Days & Locations  

End of Semester Assessments - Notre Dame is piloting a new approach to final assessments which is intended to create a Christmas break from the regular routine of school. Schedule and Guidelines 

Biology, Chemistry and Physics Tutoring available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in M315.

Internship at the Tech Museum of Innovation - Do you like science?  Do you enjoy working with children?  Apply to be a Lab Program Intern at the Tech Museum of Innovation for their afterschool lab experience program on December 6 and February 6 for the students of the Third Street Community Center (grades 2 - 5).  View the internship description here and if interested, submit an application/parent authorization to Mrs. McGovern by November 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.  

Come to SAMS
Hello fellow Notre Dame students, if you were interested in the child labor portion of the teach in on Wednesday, you should come to SAMS! We are Students Against Modern Slavery and in our meetings we learn about different types of trafficking and do different advocacy projects depending on what issue we are talking about. Come check us out every Tuesday in D107 if you’re interested or contact Alyssa Miller  or Hailey Morey  for more details. 

Winter Dress Code Reminders:
-All shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts worn to school must be Notre Dame uniform shirts, sweaters and sweatshirts.   Non-ND hooded/non-hooded sweaters/sweatshirts, i.e. your favorite pink hoodie, and flannel/cotton button-up shirts are not uniform pieces, and may not be worn at any time.  
-You are permitted to wear a jacket as appropriate outerwear on top of your uniform pieces.   A sweatshirt, sweater, flannel shirt, or other non-uniform shirt does not qualify as a jacket.  A Notre Dame fleece jacket, or non-ND windbreaker, raincoat, or wool coat would be examples of appropriate outerwear.  Outerwear can be worn between classes, and should be taken off once in the classroom, per the discretion of the teacher.
Found Items:  
If you have lost something recently, please view the list of current items in the Lost & Found closet, and in Mrs. McGovern's office.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the month-- please review this list carefully  to be sure something of yours is not donated!  
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Improve Your Public Speaking & Learn About Current Affairs
If you would like to improve your public speaking, network with others, learn about current affairs, or become active in the community, Model United Nations has it all! Our team meets every Tuesday during B Weeks in M209.

City of San Jose Youth Advisory Council
City of San Jose Youth Advisory Council is looking for District 3 student members
.  More Information.  

Make Up Testing - New Procedure
Students make an appointment during their free block. If they don't have one, then they can choose the before or after school option. 

Confirmation Registration
The deadline for Confirmation registration paperwork is past but it not too late to sign up or turn in missing paperwork. Form and information can be found on the Campus Ministry Ongoing Spiritual Development page. Contact Ms. Yavorsky with questions.

Ensemble, Jazz Combo
"Music in the Morning" starts the week of September 15. Chamber Ensemble meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 am in the Chapel. Jazz Combo meets every Friday morning at 7:00 am in the Chapel. If you are interested in registering for "Music in the Morning," sign up here or Contact Ms. Hopkins for more information. 

Piano Player
The Regent Harmonies are in a need of a student piano player for occasional rehearsals and events. Questions/Interest speak with Ms. Quiazon.

Peer Tutoring is Now 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. Tutoring will start the week of September 15. 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


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

  • 11" silver MacBook Air
  • Black Calculus Binder
  • Geometry textbook
  • Uniform blazer
  • Class ring-- silver with a "diamond" center stone, 2015 engraved on one side, and "Matisse" engraved on the other. 1 silver claddagh ring
  • Gold ring with 2 small diamonds with name inscribed on inside

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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