As we say goodbye to November and embark into the month of December, we also see the beginning of Advent, a season of anticipation, preparation and celebration. In accordance with the tradition of this celebration, four candles will be lit on the Advent wreath during the month. For this week, the Church will light the first purple candle, which symbolizes hope and signifies a time of sacrifice and penance.

Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, We thank you for your unwavering guidance and support throughout the school year thus far. May we be given the strength to continue persisting and thriving in the face of difficulty or struggle. We pray that the Notre Dame community may gather together, to celebrate and be the embodiment of peace and hope, in this season of joy. We ask this in the name of all that is good and holy, Amen. 


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Holiday Karaoke at Lunch This Friday, 12/2
Join ASB in Pardini Park at lunch this Friday, December 2 for karaoke to sing your favorite holiday (and other) songs! This is not a Regent Cup competition and is just for fun, and you can pre-sign up with your friends and get more information here. There will also be a QR code to scan during lunch on Friday (there will be no paper sign-ups) and singers will be chosen at random from pre-sign ups and day-of sign ups.

Town Hall During Leadership Collab This Friday, 12/2
Your student life commissioners are leading a Town Hall in JB Hall this Friday, December 2 during leadership collaboration (2:15-3 p.m.) in JB Hall. It will provide an opportunity to get live responses about student issues directly from administrators, and the commissioners will be joined by Mr. Bracco, Ms. Battisti, Ms. DeSilva, and Dr. Quiazon. Please submit your questions here and all students are invited to watch the Town Hall on Friday.

Christmas in Pardini Park Party on Friday, 12/9
Wear your favorite ugly sweater and come out to Pardini Park during lunch on Friday, December 9 for our annual Christmas in Pardini Park! Sign ups for the ugly sweater contest will be during the first 10 minutes of lunch and the winner will take home a $50 Amazon gift card! There will also be sweet treats, performances from RCDC, Regent Harmonies, and more, and it will be your final chance to vote for your favorite Christmas tree and submit your guess for the candy contest.

Annual Young Women's Engineering Symposium
Join us at the Young Women’s Engineering Symposium to hear from professional female engineers in different STEM fields, to gain insight about their experience in the workplace and to hear professional career advice. This year, four female engineers have been invited from the fields of hardware, structural, systems, and software engineering. The event is free and will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at ND. For more information and to register, fill out this form by November 30. Please email Ruth '23 ( and Myiesha '23 ( with any questions.

Audition for the Spring Musical Pit Orchestra
Audition to be part of the "pit" (the students who provide musical accompaniment for the actors on stage) for the spring production, Matilda the Musical. This is a goal-oriented co-curricular that requires teamwork, individual practice, and commitment to the whole production. By auditioning, you are signaling your commitment to attend all rehearsals, tech week, and performances.
This is a FULL pit and the following instrumentation is needed: Bass (electric), Guitar (electric and acoustic), Keyboard (2 people), Percussion (2 people), Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Clarinet (2 people), Bass Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, Trumpet (2 people), Violin (2+ people) and Cello. If you are interested in auditioning, fill out this form by December 9, and prepare a short excerpt or etude to play for Ms. Paulson. 

Design the Poster for Matilda the Musical
Design a poster for out spring production, Matilda the Musical, and win a free ticket and a $10 Boba Bar gift card! For more information and to submit your design, click here. Submissions are due by January 12, and please email Mehreen '24 ( with any questions.

Reserve Your FREE Christmas Tree
The Christmas in Pardini Park trees will be available to take home for FREE on Thursday, December 15 after school. If you'd like a free tree, you will be responsible for picking it up on the side wall of Manley that afternoon, loading it into your car, and taking it home. Reserve your tree here (fill out columns F and G) and you will receive an email closer to the pickup date with more instructions.

Crab Fest Logo Contest
It’s time for ND's 20th Annual Crab Fest logo design contest! The winner will receive a t-shirt with their winning logo, a $25 gift card to a downtown restaurant of their choice and recognition for their efforts! The logo will be used on digital and print materials. All entries must follow the contest guidelines and submissions are due by January 6. The winning logo will be announced in mid-January and contact Ms. Cabral ( with any questions.  

TASC Justice’s Fall 2022 Teach-In
Save the date and get 3 CSL credit hours (and food) for TASC Justice’s Fall 2022 Teach-In on Houselessness: Living in a Housing Unstable World in the Learning Commons on Saturday, December 10 from  9:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Attendees will hear from TASC Justice and guest speakers to raise awareness, improve education and provide access to resources for our community in a post-pandemic world. RSVP here.

Spring and Summer 2023 Justice Immersion Trips
ND is excited to relaunch the Justice Immersion Travel Program in 2023, offering several trips during the second semester.  To register, fill out the Justice Immersion Application Form. The three trips offered are:
     - Urban Plunge: East Los Angeles - Dolores Mission/Homeboy Industries from February 2-4, 2023 (open to all grade levels)
     - Urban Plunge: New Orleans, LA from April 8-14, 2023 (open to juniors and seniors)
     - Interfaith Immersion: Santa Fe, NM from June 19-23, 2023 (open to sophomores, juniors and seniors)
Please visit the Global Education page of the website for more information or email Mr. Bracco ( with any questions.

TASC Justice’s Fall 2022 Teach-In
Save the date and get 3 CSL credit hours (and food) for TASC Justice’s Fall 2022 Teach-In on Houselessness: Living in a Housing Unstable World in the Learning Commons on Saturday, December 10 from  a.m.-12 p.m. Attendees will hear from TASC Justice and guest speakers to raise awareness, improve education and provide access to resources for our community in a post-pandemic world. RSVP here.

2022-23 Yearbooks
Buy your 2022-23 yearbook now using this link. Email Ms. Mahler ( with any questions.

2021-22 Yearbooks
Did you want a 2021-22 yearbook, but missed your chance to get one last year? There is a very limited stock available for $75 each (cash or check). Please email Ms. Mahler ( if interested.

Join the AAPI Coalition
The AAPI Coalition is now recruiting interested students to join our board! They are an organization on campus consisting of all AAPI clubs at ND and they aim to provide a safe space for dialogue and conversation as well as relevant education for the larger ND community. If you have any experience in publicity, logistics, graphic design, and more, consider applying here. If you would like to join the AAPI Coalition as a member, you can also sign up here. Contact Tien '23 ( or Therese '24 ( with questions.

Vietnamese Student Association Fan and Dance Show
"When Spring Blooms/Khi Hoa Mai Nở" is a collaborative show with Bellarmine, St. Francis, and Mitty which will be held in spring 2022. Entirely student-run, the show aims to bring attention to the Vietnamese American experience through storytelling, dancing, acting, singing, and many other forms of art. This show will be hosted at Bellarmine’s Sobrato Theater. VSA will also be performing fan dance for ND’s diversity showcase. More information about the show and practice times can be found on our flyer and promotion banner, and please fill out this form to sign up. For any questions or concerns, contact Tien '23 ( or Tri-An '23 (

Student Parking Information
Due to the limited number of parking spaces available in the ND/280 faculty and staff parking lot, spaces will be allocated to seniors only via a lottery system for each semester. The lottery for the first semester has already concluded, but seniors who would like to submit their name for the second semester lottery may fill out this form, which also includes details on how and when the lottery will take place. Underclass students and seniors who do not receive a space in the lot have the following parking options:
     - Find free, on-street parking on the surface streets around campus
     - Park in the City of San Jose's I280/First Street parking lot and either pay the $5 daily rate at the kiosks in the lot or purchase monthly passes through the City of San Jose

Class Ring Information
Browse the digital catalog of class ring offerings on the Herff Jones website! Rings can be ordered online for students of all grade levels and turn-around time from production to shipping is approximately 5-6 weeks. Please email Mike Rabago ( with any questions.

Funding the Future Class Totals
Class of 2023 Giving Page
Class of 2024 Giving Page
Class of 2025 Giving Page
Class of 2026 Giving Page

Student Life Feedback Form

Extra BLM Shirts and Stickers Available
We have limited stock available of the 2020 BLM shirts (SIZE LARGE ONLY) and the sticker packs. Please use this form to order your discounted shirt or sticker packs. Purchases will be delivered via your mentor in homeroom.

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