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Spirit Week Dress Up Days Week of March 6:
Monday - Zoo/Safari Day
Tuesday - Pajama Day
Wednesday - Bay Day (Dress in anything that represents the Bay Area)
Thursday - Er Day (Dress in anything that ends in "er")
Friday - Rep Your Dec (Dress in your class Spirit Week theme)

Spirit Week Build Days
Friday, March 3 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Saturday, March 4 - 9:00am to 4:00pm (Lunch Provided)

Clubs A Week - Updated Club Schedule for Second Semester & Spotlight Week Calendar 

Do You Know How To HELP!
Come find out how to HELP in an emergency. Join the Red Cross club on Friday, February 24 from 2:30-4:00 PM, in Manley Project Room.  Learn from a trained Red Cross official lifesaving emergency skills, such as what do when someone is choking or someone is wounded. There will be hands-on demonstrations, food, photo booth, games, and prizes. And for anyone who comes, FREE DRESS PASS will be given!! Please sign up here if you are interested in coming and you care about your family and friends. Flyer

Volunteer Opportunity at CityTeam 
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors:  Get your service hours done early. TASC Service will be hosting a service opportunity to work with marginalized populations at CityTeam San Jose on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. For more information on what volunteers will be doing and to SIGN-UP for the event by Thursday, February 23.

Diocesan Youth Retreat
Registration for the Diocesan Youth Retreat is now open. This 5 day retreat at Lake Tahoe is an amazing experience of fun, faith and friendship. Registration is available on a first come first serve basis. Financial Aid is available. Check out this VIDEO of last year's retreat. MORE INFORMATION 

Dream Big: Girls Day @ The Tech
an event devoted to providing girls with opportunity, inspiration and fun with STEM learning. Explore coding while designing an animated picture book, harness the power of wind, learn the basics of soldering and more. INFORMATION

Yearbook - Buy it Now!

Notre Dame Black History Month Film Series
More Than A Month - Thursday Feb 23 5:30PM (NOTRE DAME)
Race - Tuesday Feb 28 5:30PM (NOTRE DAME)
More Information 

ND Interact Club 
Interact Club is volunteering with "Solve Hunger", an organization that is trying to aid in ending world hunger. Help us pack hundreds of food items that will eventually be delivered around the world. Breakfast and lunch provided for all volunteers. It will be supervised by Rotarians. It is Saturday, March 4, 9:00am-1:00pm (may end earlier) at Grant Elementary School in the multipurpose room. RSVP by Feburary 27

AP Testing - Register Now
Registration for all AP tests must be submitted electronically by Monday, March 20. Payment must be made at the time you place your order. If you believe you are entitled to a fee reduction, you need to see Mrs. Tupaj-Farthing by February 13 – a link will be provided to you to order your tests at the reduced rate when approved.

Juniors - Energy Resources Summer Camp
The Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Camp offers a preparatory, interactive training program focusing on various energy resources including fossil fuels, solar, biofuel,wind, nuclear energy, and information technologies for energy efficient operations. A project with USC and Chevron.  Applications due April 7. More Information

Junior Dragons Travel to ElSavador - Play in Homeroom 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 

The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program 
SIMR is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. Students selected receive a minimum $500 stipend for the summer. Applications are due February 25 Application Instructions 

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!

Driver's Education Class 
Economic Driving School will once again be hosting their weeklong driver's education class on the Notre Dame campus from June 12-June 15.  This is an all-day class; please contact them directly with questions.  You can register by printing the form at this website.  

Hiller Aviation Museum
Summer volunteer opportunities at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos. More Information/Application  

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  

Confirmation Candidates
To access registration information and materials, visit Confirmation Registration Resource webpage. Questions see Ms. Yavorsky 

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.  

Monthly Community Liturgy 
Gather for Monthly Prayer with students, faculty, staff and family at the Community Liturgy, every 2nd Tuesday at 7:15am in the NDSJ Chapel.
Mar 14: Reconciliation
April 11: All School Holy Week Liturgy at 8:30am
May 16: Mass 

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.

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

Senior Retreat Placements
Placements for Senior Retreat have been determined. Please view the official list of students attending each retreat HERE. There is still space on the second Senior Retreat on March 14-16. To register you must complete registration form and pay online

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.

Sophomores & Freshmen Confirmation Preparation at ND
Confirmation preparation is offered every other year at Notre Dame High School for juniors and seniors only. Current freshmen and sophomores have the option to receive the sacrament of confirmation in 2019 if they are Catholic and have already been baptized and received First Holy Communion. The confirmation preparation program includes after-school small groups meetings as well as other requirements including taking the Faithful Living course as a religious studies elective. Sophomores who are interested in getting confirmed should include Faithful Living in their course requests for their junior year. Contact Ms. Yavorsky for additional information.

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

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.

Bellarmine/Notre Dame Ultimate Frisbee Team 
Meets Tuesdays after school in Guadalupe River Park in front of the Children's Discovery Museum.  Students walking over together meet in van parking lot. See Ms. Pandori with questions. 

Liturgical Ministry Sign Ups 
Interested in being trained to serve at campus liturgies as well as Cathedral liturgies? Sign-Up Here

The Girls Who Code club meets every Monday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the Manley Project Room. All level of coders welcomed.  No coding experience necessary.  Questions see Ms. Pandori

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.

FEB 21
School Holiday-No Classes
February 21, 2017 - February 21, 2017
FEB 22
Professional Development Day-No Classes
February 22, 2017 - February 22, 2017
FEB 23
2017 Black History Month film series: More Than a Month
February 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
FEB 28
Women's Spirituality Group
February 28, 2017 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
FEB 28
2017 Black History Month film series: Race
February 28, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
MAR 1
Formal Uniform
March 1, 2017 - March 1, 2017
MAR 1
Ash Wednesday Prayer- Formal Uniform
March 1, 2017 8:20 AM - 9:15 AM
MAR 3
End of 4th grading cycle
March 3, 2017 - March 3, 2017
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