Tomorrow is the world day of kindness. Let us take a moment to think of ways that we can go out of our way to be kind to one another. Let us pray. God, please lead us to be kind to one another in our daily lives all the time, not just tomorrow. We pray this in the name of all that is good and holy. Amen. 

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Girls Who Code Spotlight Week 
Join us on Thursday, November 14 in M202 during lunch for trivia and to use our Google Cardboard virtual reality glasses! Next Monday November 18, come to our weekly Girls Who Code meeting in the Manley Project Room from 3:00pm to 4:00pm to learn more about our project on virtual reality.

Notre Dame/Presentation/Bellarmine Movie Night - This Friday, November 15 - Play Short Movie Trailer
Come watch the original 1990 movie Home Alone under the stars on the Bellarmine football field this Friday, November 15 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Admission is free, but you are encouraged to bring a new or gently used blanket that will be washed and donated to the Homefirst's Cold Weather Shelter Program and Sacred Heart.  Please RSVP

Interesting in Working Voting Polls?
Interested in a paid position working the voting polls this March 3, 2020, then come meet Aleiah Mims, Student Program Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on Monday, November 18 at lunch in the Chapel.  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  

Casa De Clara Service Opportunity
Join TASC Service as we kick off Solidarity Week on Sunday, November 17 at Casa de Clara from 10 AM - 1 PM to help out with lunch and needed work around the house.  Casa de Clara is a shelter for women who are transitioning out of homelessness.  To register, fill out this FORM by November 14. Questions, email TASC Service Leader Emma Walker. Counts towards service hours.

Young Women’s Engineering Symposium
Come learn about STEM careers at this year’s Young Women’s Engineering Symposium on Saturday, November 23 from 9 to 12:30 PM! At this event, you will meet  female engineers from a variety of fields, from mechanical engineering to environmental engineering, through workshops and a panel discussion. More Information / Register 

Notre Dame Fall Paly: 12 Incompetent Jurors
Come see "12 Incompetent Jurors" at our downtown neighbor, the Hammer Theater Center.  When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen cats, it's a simple open-and-shut case, even for a jury that's filled with oddballs like a dim-witted PR guy, a bickering couple, and a man obsessed with french fries. After all, every scrap of evidence indicts the accused. And yet, Juror #8, a wannabe lawyer, believes that the "Cat Burglar" is innocent. Will he be able to sway the other jury members? Or will they side with Juror #3, the only sane man in the room? This parody of the 1950s classic 12 Angry Men is sure to have you rolling in the aisles! Shows run November 21 - 23.  Purchase your tickets HERE.  .

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! Yearbooks are $60 now, but the price goes up on December 1. For more information contact Ms. Mahler. ORDER FORM  

Crab Fest Logo Design Contest
Please submit your entry by Monday, November 18 to the SLC, Room 109 (first floor). MORE INFORMATION

Piano Collaborative Meeting
The November Piano Collaborative meeting Friday, November 22 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the chapel. All are truly welcome! If you want to play a piano piece for this meeting, please fill out the Piano Collaborative Form by November 15. .All levels are invited and encouraged to come and play. Questions? Ask Ms. Paulson

FRESHMEN - Ice Cream Social & Kahoot
Freshmen are invited to an ice cream social and homeroom kahoot game with Freshman Link in the Manley Projectroom at lunch. Bring your lunch, get some ice cream and test your knowledge of your homeroom. Mark you calendar so you don’t miss your homeroom’s date:  Nov 12 - Lipps, Nov 19 - Kane, Nov 26 - Portillo/Gillespie, Dec 10 - Johnson/Petrova, Dec 17 - Baade 


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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.

AP Prep Books
Congratulations to Sara Murphy '20 for winning the CSF Prep Book Drive raffle!  Used AP Prep Book available in the Learning Commons.  Donations of AP Prep Books welcomed anytime in the Learning Commons.

Halloween Costume Contest
Pinatas: Kalysta Pallais & Kadence Martinez
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Dads: Hana Agueros, Misako Ormiston, Charlotte Ng, Emily Tieu, Ca-Dao Pham, Belle Agbuya, Jocelyn Hopps, Natalie Yang, Melissa Bobila; Maleficent: Sophie Holohan; Snap, Crackle & Pop: Ellie Chang, Avery Lambert, Violet Marshall; Mario Kart: Francesca Parroco, Daphne Tran, Amanda Nguyen, Vanessa Le; Betty Boop: May Nagao

Sister Circle Total $16,483 - WOW Every Class Exceeded the $3,000 Goal!
Your future sisters will thank you for helping keep the Notre Dame community the diverse community we all value. Sister Circle Totals 

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. 

AP Test Orders Due November 1
AP test ordering for the May, 2020 AP tests is now open. This year the ordering process is a 2 step process: 1) Register for the AP test in your myap account using the section code provided by your AP teacher, 2) PAY for your AP test.  The ordering process must be completed by November 1, 2019. If you order a test and later decide not to take the test, there is a $40 fee. Tests ordered late will have an additional $40 fee. 

FRESHMEN - LIST of Elected/Selected Leaders

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

SENIOR - Retreat Registration 
Senior retreat is a three day/ two night retreat at San Damiano Retreat Center in the hills of Danville, CA. Cost is $340 and financial aid is available. Click HERE for more information and to register for this once-in-a-lifetime retreat!

Check Out the Improv Team 
Improv team meets Mondays at Lunch in the RS Room and is open to everyone. Participation isn’t required but you’ll have fun and learn a lot. VIDEO 

Make and Donate a Warm Scarf 
Please sign up to make scarves for with Ms. Bobst in the main office.  Scarfs will be donated to teens in need. Yarn and knitting/crocheting lessons provided by Ms. Bobst.

Calling ALL String Players!
String Ensemble is still accepting new members- come and check it out! Bring your violin, viola, cello or bass to String Ensemble on Mondays, after school from 3:05 - 4:10pm in the Chapel. Questions? Ask Ms. Paulson 

Girls Who Code Club 
Come check out the Girls Who Code club after school from 3:00 to 4:30 on Mondays,  in the Manley Project Room.  No coding experience necessary.

Important Technology Use Agreement Reminder
Students are not permitted to download copyrighted material while on campus and using the campus WiFi.  This is considered illegal downloading, and is subject to disciplinary consequences; this may also have legal implications.  Please see Mrs. McGovern or Ms. Ahrens if you have questions.  

Join the Notre Dame/Bellarmine Ultimate Frisbee Team
Come learn how to play ultimate Frisbee! A fun, and easy to learn sport - no pressure to stay if you don't like it. Practices are Monday and Wednesdays from 3:10-4:45pm at the Bellarmine baseball field. Transportation available to and from Notre Dame and Bellarmine for girls who sign up.  Van will return to Notre Dame at 5:00pm or students may get picked up at Bellarmine by parents at 4:45pm. Please email or come Ultimat Frisbee Coach Ms. Marrero in D108 to sign up for transportation, or to get more information.

ASB Leader Meeting Schedule - HERE

Leadership Elected & Selected Final List of Officers 

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.  

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

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 
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NOV 13
Global Education Program - Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Washington, D.C.

Start: Nov 13, 2019 End: Nov 18, 2019

Multi-Day Event

Students will join this nationwide summit in Washington, DC to deepen their understanding of a faith that does justice and, in the Jesuit tradition, act for social justice that ...

NOV 13
NDPA Third Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Would you like to learn more about the multicultural clubs, student government and VAPA programs directly from the students who are participating in them this year? Come to our...

NOV 14
Junior Retreat

Start: Nov 14, 2019 End: Nov 15, 2019

Multi-Day Event

Juniors may choose to attend a two-day, one-night retreat at Mission Hills. This retreat encourages students to reflect on themselves and their spiritual journey through interac...

NOV 15
Movie Night at Bellarmine

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come watch the original 1990 movie Home Alone under the stars on the Bellarmine football field this Friday, November 15 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Admission is free, but you are en...

NOV 19

As one of the parent education events for the 2019-20 school year, the counseling department is hosting a book club featuring Lisa Damour's book, Under Pressure, Confronting the...

NOV 21

Join NDSJ VAPA for our fall department production, "12 Incompetent Jurors," at our downtown neighbor, the Hammer Theater Center! When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen ...

NOV 21

Join NDSJ VAPA for our Fall Department Production "12 Incompetent Jurors" at our downtown neighbor, the Hammer Theater Center! When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen ca...

NOV 22

Join NDSJ VAPA for our fall department production, "12 Incompetent Jurors," at our downtown neighbor, the Hammer Theater Center! When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen ...

NOV 22

Join NDSJ VAPA for our Fall Department Production "12 Incompetent Jurors" at our downtown neighbor, the Hammer Theater Center! When a man is accused of abducting half a dozen ca...

NOV 23

The Young Women's Engineering Symposium (YWES) is intended to introduce high school girls to careers in STEM by inviting female engineers from a variety of fields, from mechanic...