Today marks the National Day of Compliments. Every day, especially today, we should all take a moment to spread joy and kindness to each other, whether it be big or small. In a time of social polarization and controversies, we remember reflect on the good in our lives and realize that there is so much more good within our communities. If everyone compliments at least one person today, we can outweigh the bad with the good, so go on, compliment someone :) And stop by the poster in the breezeway by JB Hall to write a note of kindness for everyone.   
 
Let us pray, God, help us to see the good in those who we love and reach out to those who may need words of encouragement. We find strength in you to help us through times of unrest and conflict and remember there is always light at the end of a tunnel. Thank you for always helping us see this goodness. In this we pray all that is good and holy, Amen.

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Notre Dame’s Multicultural Showcase - TODAY!!!!!
Come support your friends in Notre Dame's eleven Cultural Clubs and enjoy: Dance, Song, Fashion and Reflections Friday, January 24 at 3:30pm and 6:00pm in the gym

Catholic Schools Week - Mass THIS SUNDAY

Notre Dame families join the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph faith community for the annual Notre Dame Family Mass during Catholic Schools Week. We will greet our families at the Cathedral entrance with sunflower buttons at 11:15 am. Please RSVP for your families HERE

Red Cross Blood Drive 
Come donate blood Friday, February 7 in the Notre Dame chapel from 11:00am to 5:00pm.  Sign-up for a donation time HERE and use NDSJ as the Sponsor Code. All students must by at least 16 years old by the day of the appointment and meet the height and weight requirements: Female doners must weigh 110 pounds or more depending on their height: 5'1"/133 lbs, 5'2"/129 lbs, 5'3"/124 lbs, 5'4"/120 lbs 5'5"/120 lbs & 5'6" or taller 110 lbs.  16-year olds must have a signed parental consent FORM. Invite your family and friends to sign-up and donate at Notre Dame. Questions call 1-866-236-3276 / FLYER TO SHARE WITH YOUR FAMIILY & FRIENDS / COMMON QUESTIONS  

Miss CEO: Building Your Brand 
Tickets are still available for this Saturday, January 25 workshop "Miss CEO: Building Your Brand" at the TECH Museum from 9:00am to noon. Prepare for internships, jobs, and other exciting summer opportunities. Navigate the application process. Practice winning interviews. Connect with mentors. $15 TICKETS

Winter Sports Supporting Cancer Research and Women Cancer Researchers through ResearcHERS  

Friday: Soccer Fights Cervical Cancer

  • At Lunch in the Gym: Come try your luck at a the student penalty kick contest against faculty goalies. 

  • Buy Teal & White Wrist/Water Bottle Band $1 each to show your support for ResearcHERS and the Soccer Team.

  • After School ResearcHERS Soccer Benefit Games at the downtown Del Monte Field. ND's Varsity Soccer vs East Side College Prep at 3:30. Fan Van available.

For Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Only - Join CSF
If you are interested in learning more about CSF or joining this Spring, come to the Mandatory Member Information Meeting & Application Workshop this Friday, January 24 at Brunch in the Learning Commons. 

The JW House's 9th Annual DodJe BraWl Tournament - This Weekend!
The ND and Bell JW House Student Board is excited to invite you to the dodgeball fundraiser on Sunday, January 26 from 12:00pm-4:00pm in the Bellarmine Gym. To join, gather a group of friends/family and fill out the registration forms and collect $10 per person. There will be snacks/drinks provided and a grand cash prize for the winners!! We hope to see you there! REGISTRATION FORM and Money due to Ms. Pandori by Thursday, January 23. For questions, email Emily. 

JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES - Confirmation Preparation 2020-21
As you prepare for Spring 2020 course selection, we want to be sure you're aware of the process for the Sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame. The program is offered every other year for junior and senior students only. You will need to register by Fall 2020 AND be sure to enroll or have completed the Faithful Life course. We are currently gathering information for those that are interested in this program. No academic credit is given, but students who wish to take advantage of the program at Notre Dame can indicate their interest in this FORM For more information, please see Ms Quiazon or Mr. Valcazar in campus ministry.                                         

CLUB SCHEDULE 

Notre Dame's Student Newspaper the Crown and Shield NEWS   

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Looking for service and advocacy opportunties?
For upcoming service and advocacy opportunities, check out the flyer of events HERE. For more information contact Ms Scullin. 

Generation She Two-Day Entrepreneurship Makeathon
Join Generation She at the two-day entrepreneurship makeathon at Lyft HQ in San Francisco!  REGISTRATION & FLYER with a 40% discount code. 

Interesting in Working Voting Polls?
Interested in a paid position working the voting polls this March 3, 2020? You must be 16 years of age by Saturday, February 29 to work. You will be paid $11.25 an hour or a total of $245. More Information  

Ecuador/Galapagos STEM Trip 
Interested in traveling to Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in the Summer of 2021 for 9 days?  E-mail Mr. Lecheler or Ms. Heigre.  MORE INFORMATION

Announcing Spirit Week Dress Up Days
Monday, March 2: 1970 Decade Day - Hippies & Flower Children
Tuesday, March 3: Monochrome Day - Dress up in one color. Example: red beanie, red shirt, red pants, red sweater, red shoes.
Wednesday, March 4: Movie Day - Dress up as your favorite character, thing, or concept from your favorite movie!
Thursday, March 5: Surfers vs Bikers Day - Bikers: Leather pants, leather jacket, white shirt, ankle boots, bandana/handkerchief, hoop earrings. Surfers: Hawaiian Shirts, shorts, hawaiian flowers/lei

Order Your Yearbook
What’s the best way to remember your groovy year at ND? A yearbook! You can order your yearbooks for the 2019-2020 school year right now! For more information contact Ms. Mahler. ORDER FORM  

Notre Dame Themed Merchandise
Looking for fun Notre Dame themed gifts?  Check out the Notre Dame page on Redbubble.  Want to add your own Notre Dame themed artwork to this site, upload your artwork to this FORM.  All proceeds from the sales of these items goes to the Notre Dame Sister Circle Tuition Assistance fund.

FRESHMEN/SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS - Need ideas for service hours? Check google classroom and x2VOL for upcoming service opportunities. For local opportunities please also visit the Notre Dame community partner list of agencies, the map of local agencies, or updated listings on x2vol. Please review your current activity log to ensure all hours are accurate and verified in order to be approved. 

Immersion Trips Spaces Still Available
The following justice immersion trips still have spaces available:
- Urban Plunge: San Francisco/Tenderloin - April 9-11, 2020 (open to all grades)
- Sisters in El Salvador - June 20-28, 2020 (open to sophomores, juniors and seniors)
If you would like to register for one of these trips, fill out the secondary interest form and applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis. For more information about the trips, please visit the Global Education page of the website or email Ms. Borromei.

SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS & SENIORS - Do You Wonder What It’s Like to Work in High Tech? 
Then check out SEMI High Tech U, a three-day FREE program for students who want to know more about technology careers. MORE INFORMATION

ASB Leader Meeting Schedule - HERE

Allergy Notice
We have several students for whom potentially life-threatening food allergies are a reality.  In order to ensure the safety of these students, we want to inform, and remind, everyone of the following: 
1. There is a strict no food/beverage policy in ALL buildings, including classrooms and common areas (i.e. couch in Manley foyer).  The only exception is for classrooms used for club/co-curricular meetings, at the end of which ALL desks where food was consumed need to be wiped down with the food-surface-safe spray. 
2. There will be one table in Pardini, 3rd St Cafe, SLC Lounge, and SLC Courtyard that is designated as ALLERGEN FREE.  Students choosing to sit at these tables MUST NOT consume any products with eggs, shellfish, or nuts/tree nuts.  
3. There are particular classrooms that will be marked as nut-sensitive.  If you are in one of these marked classrooms for a co-curricular activity or club meeting, please be mindful to not consume nuts in this room, and to be sure to carefully wipe down desks.

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.  

Link to Notre Dame's Online Newspaper Crown & Shield 

College Rep Visits - Full Calendar

Internship/Jobs/Enrichment Opportunities - most recent Internship/Jobs/Enrichment opportunities.

Sister Circle Totals 
Class of 2020 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2020-sister-circle
Class of 2021 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2021-sister-circle
Class of 2022 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2022-sister-circle
Class of 2023 Donation Page: https://www.ndsj.org/support-nd/class-of-2023-sister-circle

 

JAN 25
High School Placement Test

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Every eighth grade applicant is required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) to be considered for admission to Notre Dame High School as a freshman.  Students must pre...

JAN 25
SCU Choral Festival

2:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The 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 San...

JAN 26
Catholic School Week Family Mass

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Description: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 Ba...

JAN 27

This event will provide parents with information about different types of colleges and universities so they can begin to understand the range of options. Speakers from differen...

JAN 29
Soph Breakaway Day

Start: Jan 29, 2020 End: Jan 30, 2020

Multi-Day Event

All sophomore students will participate in two days of experiential learning on January 29 and 30, to continue their journey to becoming life-long learners, spiritual seekers, j...

FEB 1
Crab Fest

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Every year, 450 guests and more than 150 volunteers come together for our annual Crab Fest to support our co-curricular programs, including student clubs and organizations, athl...

FEB 5
11th grade Civic Hackathon

1:30 PM - 2:55 PM

The Notre Dame Civic Hackathon is an in-house field trip for all students in the Class of 2021. Students will use design thinking skills to address civic issues they have lear...

FEB 6
Global Education Program: Urban Plunge - East Los Angeles

Start: Feb 6, 2020 End: Feb 8, 2020

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.

FEB 6

This program is for PARENTS ONLY and will be held in the Learning Commons. It will cover Notre Dame specific information about the college search and selection process. This ni...

FEB 7
Blood Drive

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join us in the chapel and support the Red Cross by donating blood. Appointments will be available closer to the date.