As the semester ends, we hope that everyone will have a stress-free weekend filled with family and friends and will return to school with lighter hearts, ready to take on new challenges.

Let us pray. God of Goodness, thank you for the people and classes that were important to us this past semester. Help us to relax this weekend and to stress less and rest more in the coming semester. We ask this in the name of all that is good and holy. Amen.
 

Chinese Cultural Club Spotlight Week
Thursday - Watch "So I Married an Anti-fan," a Chinese rom-com movie at lunch in room M202. Snacks provided.


Multicultural Showcase
Come see Notre Dame's eleven cultural clubs share Dance, Song and Fashion from their culture at our annual Multicultural Showcase on Friday, January 25. Student & Faculty Show 3:30 to 4:30, Family & Friends Show 6:00 to 7:00. Clubs participating in showcase include: Black Student Association, Chinese Cultural Club, Filipino Student Association (FSA), Greek Cultural Club, Japan Club, Jewish Cultural Club, Korean Cultural Club, Latinas Unidas, Muslim Student Association, South Asian Student Association (SASA) and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA).

Black Light Mixer
Don't miss Notre Dame's annual Black Light Mixer on Friday, February 8 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm in Julie Billart Hall. There will be glow in the dark face paint, bracelets and of course Otter Pops. So wear white and come glow. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased by 3:00pm Friday, February 8.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  Notre Dame Student Tickets  /  Guest Tickets

3rd Annual Women's March, Truth to Power
Women's March San Jose is open to everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity. Ms. Valentine will be at the start of the march at 10:30am with a giant sunflower balloon so anyone who wants to march with us as a friend of Notre Dame is welcome.  The march starts at 11:00am at San Jose City Hall. The march starts at City Hall but ends at Arena Green (near the SAP center). If you are planning to attend, please RSVP. Flyer

Second Semester Club Schedule
Second semester clubs will consistently meet every other week on the same day. Club Calendar / Club List of Dates  / Club Spotlight Weeks

Hackathon at Bellarmine
Bellarmine is hosting a hackathon on Sunday, January 20 from 8:00am to 8:00pm for grades 8 through 12. Details & Registration

AP and Honors Applications
Applications for AP and Honors classes for the 2019-2020 school year are now posted on the grade level Google Classroom page.
- Applications are due Wednesday, January 30 by 5:00pm
- Final semester grades will be available on PowerSchool the week of January 21.

Interested in singing? Interested in playing? 
Now that you've got the Fall Semester behind you, and you're looking for spring activities- consider joining Regent Harmonies or String Ensemble! Both ensembles are accepting new members starting the first week of the Spring Semester (1/22). Email Ms. Paulson if you're interested, or want more information. . 

The Santa Clara Choral Festival 
On Saturday, January 26 students in Regent Harmonies and Advanced Choir will be performing alongside 7 other schools and the Santa Clara University Choir in a day full of fun and music. All the choirs will perform a FREE concert at 7:30pm in the beautiful Mission church at Santa Clara U. This concert is open to the public, and it's FREE! (Did we mention, FREE?) See you there!

Urban Plunge: East Los Angeles Trip Blog 
Starting Thursday, January 18 follow along with our student delegation as they explore Los Angeles! The official trip blog will chronicle their adventures as they stay at Dolores Mission and serve the community there and in the Boyle Heights neighborhood. They will tour Homeboy Industries, work with underprivileged children, and have dinner with the sisters of Notre Dame that live in the L.A. area. Check out the blog HERE

Order AP Test for 2018-19 School Year
Register for the AP tests you are interested in taking in May 2019 HERE. Please only order an AP test if you are currently enrolled in that course. Registration must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Each test costs $94.00. Payment must be made at the time you place your order. If you believe you are entitled to a fee reduction, you will need to see Ms. Tupaj-Farthing by February 1, 2019. A link will be provided to you to order your tests at the reduced rate when approved. Please see Ms. Tupaj-Farthing or Ms. Tifft with any questions or concerns about the AP testing procedure.

Freshman Class Craft Tuesdays - Huang/Olmos Tuesday, January 22
Check the SCHEDULE to see when your homeroom is scheduled for the fun Tuesday lunchtime activities in the Manley Project Room. We will be making class color crafts. Includes plastic dinosaur magnets and keychains!

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Senior Retreat #1 Participant Meeting
Seniors, if you are going on the February retreat, there is a mandatory meeting for all participants on Januay 23 at lunch in the chapel.

Junior and Senior Service Opportunity
Be a buddy to a special needs youth as they experience the joy and thrill of a prom. "A Night to Shine" will be held Friday, Feb 8, 6-9 pm, at the Home Church, Campbell CA. Register here and scroll down to YOUTH VOLUNTEER ICON and enter your information. Volunteers must be 16 years old and attend a Buddy Training Class. Check x2Vol for more information.

Freshman Service Opportunity
The Homework Club at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library is looking for volunteers to help children in grades K-8 with their homework. Volunteers are needed from 3:00-5:00 pm starting January 14. To volunteer, email Bridget Kowalczyk, bridget.kowalczyk@sjlibrary.org. Important: Put "Homework Club Volunteer" in the subject line. 

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Spirit Week Dress Up Day Themes 
Monday, March 25: Music Icon Day
Tuesday, March 26: Children Book/Cartoon Day
Wednesday, March 27: Fandom Day 
Thursday, March 28: Vine/Meme/Youtuber Day
Friday, March 29: Rep Your Dec Day

Purchase Your Yearbook Now! 
Order Form

Purchase your Senior Baby Ads Now 
Attention all seniors, don't forget to purchase your senior baby ads for the yearbook here. Click here to find instructions on how purchase a baby ad. To view samples baby ads that feature some of your favorite ND teachers, click here. If there are any additional questions or concerns, please email Ms. Mahler at smahler@ndsj.org. 

Calling All Instrumentalists 
If you're interested in being a "pit musician" for the Spring Musical "Sing Down the Moon" fill out and submit this FORM. This rollicking Appalachian Folk musical requires piano, bass, cello, violin, guitar, banjo, and percussion... and if you have ideas for other "folk" instruments - washboard, jug, spoons.... just ask Ms. Paulson.

Costa Rica Trip
Sign up for the Costa Rica trip that is happening August 1 - August 12, 2019.  We'll spend 10 days experiencing the Costa Rican culture, learning and practicing the Spanish Language while taking adventures.  If you missed the parent meeting last week, you can view the information on the slide show .  If you are interested in signing up for the trip, please complete the Costa Rica 2019 Registration and Agreement Form.  Any questions? Ask Ms. Heigre or Sr. Nielsen.

Lunch Line Reminders
During lunch and brunch, the only entry to the line for the cafeteria is through the side door of the gym.  ALL BACKPACKS must be placed along the inside wall of the gym in a SINGLE row.  Do not leave them on the steps going into the gym, nor the breezeway, nor piled right in front of the gym door.  

Picnic Table Etiquette
Picnic tables in Pardini Park and the 3rd St Cafe are all first-come, first served.  This means that nobody can claim a table as theirs for the school year, nor can anyone remove items that a student(s) have placed there before going to purchase their lunch or heat up their lunch.  Additionally, the tables are for SITTING -- there should not be any tables only used for storing bags during the entire lunch period.  We need every table we have in order to accommodate our student body, so please do not waste table space by simply storing things on them.  Be courteous and respectful to your peers; invite other students to sit with you if you have space, and respect other people's belongings if they have set them down at a table at the start of the period.  

Justice Immersion Trips - Spots Still Available
- Urban Plunge - San Francisco/Tenderloin (all grades): April 18-20, 2019 More Information 
- Central Coast Plunge (all grades): April 18-20, 2019 More Information 
- Sisters in El Salvador (sophomores, juniors and seniors): June 15-23, 2019 More Information. Please email Ms. Borromei as soon as possible for instructions on how to apply.

Join the Notre Dame/Bellarmine/Presentation Folklórico Dance Group 
Bellarmine has invited Notre Dame and Presentation to participate in their first Folklórico dance group - no experience needed. The group will perform at Notre Dame's Las Posadas, as well as Bellarmine and Presentation's events. There will be four practices held on Fridays: November 16 and December 7. Practices will be at 2:15 pm and will be held at Bellarmine. Email Questions

Links to Sister Circle Donation Pages - Sister Circle Totals
Vipers Class of 2019 Donation Page : https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2019-sister-circle
Griffins Class of 2020 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2020-sister-circle
Tigers Class of 2021 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2021-sister-circle
Raptors Class of 2022 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2022-sister-circle

Notre Dame/Bellarmine Ultimate Frisbee Team - Schedule to come
No experience is necessary!  Questions email Coach Marrero.

Senior Retreat Registration
It's not too late to register for Senior Retreat! This is a three-day, two-night class retreat held at San Damiano Retreat Center in the hills of Danville, Ca. Registration fee is $325. INFO

London Theater Trip - Summer 2019
You'll explore theater's roots at Shakespeare's Globe and learn about its present and future during backstage tours and lectures. Of course, London and the surrounding areas are a show in their own right, with sightseeing and the rich history.  

Link to Notre Dame's Online Newspaper Crown & Shield 

Play Strings?
Attention any students who play STRINGS - (violin, viola, cello, bass): ND is starting a String Ensemble! This will be a low-intensity, high-fun group that meets only twice a month. Questions? Contact Ms. Paulson 

Text Reminders
Do you want an easy way to know about upcoming ND events and reminders? Join ASB's texting reminders that are compatible with any phone. Once you text the information described below for your class, answer the prompts that follow with your first name only and "s" for student. Remember to include the "@" when joining the reminders. Please note if you already signed up for your class's reminders last year, you do not need to sign up again. If you have any difficulties please feel free to email Samantha with your technology issues.
2019 VipersText "@2019vipe" to 81010
2020 Griffins Text "@2020gri" to 81010
2021 Tigers Text "@2021tige" to 81010
Class of 2022 Text "@clss2022" to 81010

Calling All Vocalists, Instrumentalists, and Anyone Who LOVES Music
It's not too late to get involved with music at ND! Check out this LINK to learn more about Ms. Paulson and the awesome music offerings getting underway this school year. Contact Ms. Paulson if you have any questions.

Elected/Selected Student Leader Meeting Schedule
If you are an elected/selected student leader, please review the Elected/Selected Meeting Schedule. At Notre Dame ALL leadership meetings are open meetings, everyone is welcome.

Final Elected/Selected Leadership 2018-19 Final List 

Liturgical Ministers
Are you someone who loves to dance, sing, bake bread? Are you interested in being involved with liturgies throughout the year at ND? Depending on prior experience and faith traditions, minister training may be required in the fall. We welcome all faiths and backgrounds. Let us know your talents, availability and interest in supporting ND liturgies! Liturgical Ministry Sign Up Form

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JAN 17
Urban Plunge East LA
Start: Jan 17, 2019 End: Jan 19, 2019 Multi-Day Event

Students will engage in spoken and written reflection as they consider the complicated landscape of the urban poor of East LA on this immersion trip.

JAN 22
JAN 23
State of the School
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You read ND News and Notre Notes and talk to your daughters to stay in touch with what's happening at Notre Dame. Our State of the School Meeting provides an opportunity to hear...

JAN 25
Multicultural Showcase
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Notre Dame's 11 cultural clubs will be sharing dance, song, fashion and food representative of their culture at our annual Multicultural Showcase. The student show is from 3:00 ...

JAN 26
High School Placement Test
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

The high school placement test (HSPT) is a mandatory part of the application process administered by the Diocese of San Jose. The HSPT is offered twice at Notre Dame High Scho...

JAN 26

Regent Harmonies and the advanced choir will participate in an all-day festival with other area Catholic schools that culminates in a public performance in the beautiful Santa C...

JAN 27

Notre Dame parents, siblings and families are invited to give thanks for the academic year in prayer and celebration through this Sunday eucharistic liturgy at the Cathedral Bas...

JAN 28

Students who are interested in auditioning for the spring musical should attend this session to learn about what is expected. Join us in the SLC at 3:30 pm to get a walk-thru of...

JAN 29

Join Ms. Rolfson and Ms. Valentine in the chapel for our fourth workshop, "Managing Emotions, Building Empathy and Life Skills". Let’s face it- life can be tough. Even as adult...