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Mag Drive Update - Last Turn-in Date October 16
School Update: $12,252 profit
Goal 20,000 profit -  61% of January Free Dress Goal
Class Update: Homeroom Total Report 
Freshman 30% Participation $3,320
Sophomore 50% Participation $3,945
Juniors 26% Participation $1,948
Senior 34% Participation $2,935

Service Fair - In Julie Billiart Hall Friday, October 9
Come to the gym from 1:30 to 2:30 this Friday, October 9 to learn about different service opportunities for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Free dress passes are given for attendance, and there will be a raffle open to all who participate. Prizes include mixer tickets and gift cards. Contact Ms. Hanson for more information.

Join Bellarmine's Ultimate Frisbee Team - Demo in Pardini Park Friday, October 9 
Want to join the Bellarmine/Notre Dame Ultimate Frisbee Team?  Come meet the Bellarmine team in Pardini Park this Friday October, 9 from 1:30 to 2:30.  Team practice: every Thursday from 3:00 to 4:30 at Discovery Meadows (walking distance from Notre Dame next to the Children's Discovery museum). Team captain Ben Ma says "Don't worry about having prior frisbee skill. Our team mission is not about winning a trophy at the end of the year--it's about having fun, coming together as a team, and introducing new people to ultimate frisbee." More information see Ms. Pandori.

Club Schedule & Spotlight Week Schedule

Friday, October 9 - Class Color Day - Class T-Shirt with Free Dress Bottoms
Freshmen: Since you do not have class t-shirts yet, you may wear a top the class color(s) you are advocating for. 

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.  

Have the Power to Halt Traffic
This Sunday, October 11 the City of San Jose is hosting Viva Calle, where six miles of road between Downtown and East San Jose will be closed to cars and open to bikers, walkers, skateboarders, unicyclists, pogo-stickers and rollerbladers, as well as pets! And YOU can get involved!!! The San Jose City Council District 3 Youth Commission (YC) needs volunteers to help at the event! Tasks range from setting up and taking down the YC booth to overseeing the booth to directing traffic!This event has been approved for Junior Service hours, but can also be used as independent hours for all grades.  All you need to do to sign up or get more information is email Karly Vaughn.

Testing Day Wednesday, October 14 -  Free Dress & Bring Calculator
Students may wear appropriate free dress on Testing Day.  Please consult the Handbook (page 19) for guidelines. And don't forget to bring a spare calculator or back up calculator for testing day.  You cannot share one with another classmate.

Formal Uniform Next Friday, October 16 
This is for the Women of Impact Assembly. No free dress passes may be used on this day.

Italy and Greece Trip
If you are interested in the Italy and Greece Trip for June 2017 and missed the parent meeting, please come to D205 at brunch on Friday, October 9.  If you have questions or cannot make it, please see Ms Orr.

Freshman & Junior Service Opportunity
Fun Service Opportunity at Gardner Academy Friday, October 9 from 2:00pm-6:30pm with their First Annual Bike-a-thon. Counts as required hours for freshmen and juniors and independent hours for everyone else.  See Ms. Hanson for more details and to sign up.

France and Spain 2016
If you're interested in the France and Spain trip there is a $250 discount if you sign up by October 10. Sign Up/More Information. Login with username: lipps and password: pnm2016

City of San Jose's District 3 Youth Advisory Council
Meets every 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at MLK Library (Children’s Room) - next meeting Thursday, October 22. 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 

Starting September 1, basketball will begin strength and conditioning training on Monday/Wednesday from 5:15 - 6:00p and Tuesday/Thursday from 4:30 - 5:30p. The training sessions are NOT mandatory. However, we do encourage you to participate in some of the training sessions. Please bring appropriate clothing and shoes to the training. The training sessions are separate from Open Gym. Open Gym dates will be sent, once they are finalized. If you have any questions regarding basketball, please contact Coach Kiira. 

Staring September 9, soccer will begin pre-season workouts on Monday/Wednesday from 3:15 - 4:30pm, in Pardini Park. The training sessions are NOT mandatory. However, we do encourage you to participate in the pre-season workouts. The coaches ask that you please wear comfortable soccer clothes and cleats. You will not need shinguards. If you have any questions regarding soccer, please contact Coach Neu. 

Italy and Greece Cultural Immersion Trip
Italy and Greece Cultural Immersion Trip in June 2017. Brochure 

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

Tanzania Immersion Trip - Summer 2017
Tanzania, Africa Immersion trip in mid June 2017. Estimated cost is $4680.00. Graduated seniors are welcome. 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.
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Remember to check our athletics webpage for updates and highlights! 

Lost & Found

  • Apple Earbuds to the LOST section.
  • Blue zippered pouch with flower design on front and gray/green Sumikkogurashi pencil pouch to the FOUND section.
  • 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.


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