Tonight begins Ramadan, the Muslim holy month that will last from this evening to Saturday June 24th. It is a time of contemplation and reflection, while abstaining from foods and liquids from sunrise to sunset. 
 
Let us pray.
God of diversity, we ask for a blessing over all those who are observing Ramadan this year. We pray that people may find it in their hearts to accept the different religious beliefs of the people around them, and support them when they are discriminated against and threatened. We are all one people, and we need to show our solidarity. 
 
We pray this in the name of all that is good and holy. AMEN 

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Join Journalism - Play Video Today in Homeroom
Interested in joining Journalism after school next year? Talk with your counselor.

School Dismissed at 12:20 Tuesday, May 30 & 12:45 Wednesday, May 31 
Campus supervision is available until 6:00 PM.

Free Dress Tuesday, May 30 & Wednesday, May 31
Free dress to celebrate the last two days of school.

Yearbook - Buy it Now!

Vipers Only - Junior Retreat
Register now for Junior Retreat a one night/ two day retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Retreat Dates:
JR #1:    Thursday-Friday, October 19-20, 2017
JR #2:    Thursday-Friday, November 16-17, 2017
Register by the early deadline of May 26 to get priority choice in dorm selection for your assigned retreat date.  Cost is $150. Financial Aid is available to those in need. INFO REGISTER /  CONTACT

Dragons Only - Senior Retreat
Register now for Senior Retreat, a three-day/two night experience San Damiano in the hills of Danville, CA. 
SR #1:    Wednesday-Friday, February 7-9, 2018
SR #2:    Wednesday-Friday, March 14-16, 2018
Register by the early priority deadline of May 26 to pay a discounted registration fee and indicate their retreat date preferences. Cost $300 (or $285 if registering before May 26th.) Financial Aid available.  INFO REGISTER  / CONTACT

Parking for 2017-18 - Only 1 Spot Left
Interested buying a $300 parking spot in the I-280 underpass parking lot for next school year please email Ms. Kuebler. Only 1 spot left. 

Check Out Notre Dame's Student Newspaper the Crown and Shield Online for the Latest ND NEWS  

Buy Notre Dame Uniforms and Other Apparel from Lands End
School Uniform #900155441
Co-Curricular Shirts #900162181
Alumnae & Other Adults #900161902
Sports Shirts #900161555

iCreaTV Summer Media Camp
Attention budding storytellers! Get your creative juices flowing at iCreaTV Summer Media Camp, where you will learn digital media storytelling from the experts. Three sessions to choose from: Talk Show, Documentary and Feature Film Production. Take one or all three. First session begins June 19. Space is limited, so act now! More Information

Elected/Selected Leaders for 2017-18 Final

Elected Club Leaders for 2017-18
No more club meetings until next school year

Summer Paid Job Opportunities
Come check out some paid job opportunities (here at ND!) for summer work through Breakthrough Silicon Valley.  For more information check out the flier HERE.  

Sophomores & Juniors - Sisterhood in El Salvador 
Start your summer with your sisters!  From June 16 - 25, students and parents alike are invited to join Sisters in El Salvador. Delegates will stay in the homes of our friends in Yancolo, sleep in hammocks, and explore the countryside. Visit historic spots such as the San Salvador Cathedral, San Salvador government offices, and the Museo de la Revolución in Perquín. Enjoy the native foods and come back with the love for pupusas. Financial Aid Available. Registration / Questions email Ms. Savino 

Juniors & Seniors Dressing for Prom
​The Prom is an elegant event for juniors and seniors.  Attendees should be in dressy clothing, i.e. dresses, dress pants, button-down shirts with a tie, etc. and follow the following guidelines: Shoes must be worn at all times during the dance.  Strapless, halter, and spaghetti strap dress ​styles are ​permitted. Dresses​/skirts/tops​ must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing (ie no cut-outs or plunging necklines). ​Dresses must have a back.  However, there are many tasteful dresses out there with a lower back than a traditional dress. If you are uncertain if your choice meets any of these requirements, please email Ms. McGovern ASAP so you can talk about it together.  

2017 Driver Education Class At Notre Damen 2017 
Driver Education, the four day course will be offered at Notre Dame High School June 12 - 15 from 8:30am - 3:30pm.  This is the state required class students must take to receive their permit from the Calif. Department of Motor Vehicles.  Students that complete the class will receive a state completion certificate.  Registration   For further questions check out the website or e-mail: information@economicdrivingschool.com

Online Driver Education
The Online Drivers Education course is approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.  For more information about the course and to register go to:  http://www.economicdrivingschool.com/online When registering make sure to complete the question that says:  How did you hear about us by choosing School:   Enter Code:  1113.  Cost: $68.50  VIEW THE ONLINE COURSE VIDEO

Junior Dragons Travel to ElSavador -  more information
Travel with Notre Dame to meet your Sisters in El Salvador, explore the city and countryside, and make memories that will last a lifetime! The trip is in June, 2017. Apply today!   Application Form 

Stanford School of Design
Design the Future is a week long, fully immersive design thinking summer program in which students work to design solutions to problems faced by individuals with physical disabilities using the principles of Design Thinking. Program runs June 19-June 25. Cost is $2,000. More Information

Summer 2018 Global Student Leadership Summit 
You'll visit Helsinki and Stockholm to learn how those countries have harnessed technology to improve their communities, and then you'll attend a global youth leadership summit in Berlin, where you'll use design thinking to contemplate how our community can more sustainably utilize technology. Questions see Ms. Pfaff. MORE INFORMATION & SIGN-UP

3D Printer
Interested in printing on our school 3D printer?  Complete this interest form to participate in this 3D printing opportunity for ND students.  You do not need to have any prior experience with 3D modeling to use the 3D printer.  Stop by the Learning Commons to see the 3D printer in action!

City of San Jose The Young Placemakers (YP) Accepting Applications
Identify neglected spaces within San José and implement your own placemaking “activation”.  Application due January 31, 2017 by 5:00 PM. Selected participants must be available to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from mid February through June 30 at San Jose City Hall from 6:00PM - 8:00PM. More Information 

Juniors & Seniors - innov@te ND Honors Seminar
Make a 5 minute video about something that interests you and earn 2.5 units of credit! Only 3 required meetings (over 5 weeks). Optional highly-collaborative workshops planned around your schedule. Co-taught by: Mr. Nielsen, Ms. Heigre, and an ND student. More Information / Sign-up Now  

Campus Reminders  
1. Please remember that all students must be off the class floors and out of the SLC by 3:30pm every day; at 4:30pm, all students must be checked into the Learning Commons for the remainder of their time on campus, unless in a supervised co-curricular activity.  
2. Please remember that the gated patio area outside of the Learning Commons (parallel to Third Street) is for seniors during lunch only.  Students, of any grade, may not sit in this area during the school day.  

Engineering Programs at Santa Clara University 
Sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about the field of engineering may apply for one of three engeneering programs at Santa Clara University.  

  • The 2017 SEEDs program applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1. We will be unable to accept any late applications. 
  • Young Scholars Program for High School Students - June 21 - July 28, 2017  More Information
  • The 2017 Summer Engineering Seminars program applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1.

Cafeteria Reminder
No outside food allowed in line.  Please keep all selected items in your hands so you don't forget to pay for anything.

VTApool
Respect for the earth is lowering our carbon footprint. Join the "VTA pool", like a carpool, but with students who ride the VTA together to get to school.   Please fill out this FORM if you are at all interested!

Dress Code 
Details can also be found on pages 18-19 of the handbook.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. McGovern.

Apply for the Santa Clara County Youth Task Force (YTF) 
YTF is the official youth-led commission for the County of Santa Clara. The YTF strives to improve children’s lives by reviewing and analyzing policies and programs that impact children and youth, providing informed advice to local policy-makers and supporting community service activities throughout the county. MORE INFORMATION

Juniors & Seniors - Join CSF California Scholarship Federation
Serve the Notre Dame community as a peer tutor. Check out the ND CSF website to start the membership process and to sign-up to peer tutor.  Contact Ms. Hogan with any questions.

MAY 29
Memorial Day-School Holiday
May 29, 2017 - May 29, 2017
MAY 30
School Dismissed @ 12:20 PM
May 30, 2017 - May 30, 2017
MAY 31
Last day of School-12:45 PM Dismissal
May 31, 2017 - May 31, 2017
JUN 1
Baccalaureate Mass
June 1, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
JUN 3
Graduation Ceremony - California Theater
June 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
JUN 7
Used Uniform Sale
June 7, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AUG 23
School resumes
August 23, 2017 - August 23, 2017
OCT 6
Alumnae Pub Crawl - Downtown SJ
October 6, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
OCT 7
Alumnae Brunch
October 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OCT 7
Alumnae - Food and Families
October 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM