Today is International World Water Day. Did you know that nearly 2.1 billion people lack access to fresh drinking water at home? People are left behind without water due to discrimination, environmental degradation, climate change, and forced displacement. Access to water is vital to public health and sustainable development. For more information about World Water Day and how to make a difference, click HERE

Let Us Pray. God of many names, we pray for those who are left without access to safe water. We pray that our world is able to uphold the theme of this year’s World Water Day of “leave no one behind.” Help us to achieve a more just and sustainable world, where all are able to have access to the most basic of human rights. We ask this in the name of all that is good and holy, AMEN.

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Animal Rights Spotlight Week
Friday - Vegan potluck and group discussion on Animal rights issues/topics at brunch in the SLC Courtyard

Spirit Week Build Days Watch SAFETY VIDEO In Mentoring TODAY
Build Days: Friday, March 22 from 1:45 to 5:00 & Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 to 4:00.  Food provided, but BRING your own WATERBOTTLE! VIDEO

Spirit Week Dress Up Day Themes SLIDESHOW
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

Dress Up Day Photos - Spirit Week 2019
If you would like to have the chance to be featured at a Spirit Week rally for one of your awesome Spirit Week costumes, please fill out this FORM . We can't wait to see all your fun, crazy, & creative costumes! -ASB School Counci

Sister Project - Sigh Up Today & Bring In During Spirit Week 
The current needs of the Sacred Heart clients are for more full size pads and underwear, not tampons.  Therefore, will not be collecting tampons or panty liners this year. Your Campus Ministry Homeroom Rep will provide you with a sign up sheet. Sign up today and start bringing your items to your homeroom during Spirit Week Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29. We can not enforce participation, but as ND sisters we uphold the tradition of helping our sisters, especially our neighbors! SLIDESHOW

Information for Stanford Science Internship
Are you interested in science and engineering? Notre Dame High School has partnered with the Stanford University Gebelle Laboratory for Advanced Materials to offer a unique week long internship for students interested in pursuing a career in science and engineering. Come learn more about the internship from Maggie Kane, PhD candidate at Stanford on Thursday, March 28 at lunch in M315.!

“Hey! Let’s Talk: Discussions for Peace and Justice”
TASC Justice invites you to our workshop “Hey! Let’s Talk: Discussions for Peace and Justice” on Saturday, April 6, from 8:45 am to 12:30 pm at Notre Dame. The workshop centers on healthy dialogue for social justice, featuring presentations by different leadership groups and keynote speakers from the National Women’s Political Caucus of Silicon Valley and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU. Get service hours while learning about civil discourse! RSVPPOSTER  

Club & Interest Group Officers Application
Interested in a club officer position for the 2019-20 school year - You Must Apply by April 8.  If you have questions about any of the leadership positions or need help applying; please see Ms. Pandori or Ms. Borromei.   Club officer elections must be held during regular club meetings:  Red week club elections are the week of April 15 and Blue week club electiosn are the week of April 29.  APPLICATION

Leadership Application for Elected & Selected Leadership Positions 
Interested in an elected or selected leadership position for the 2019-20 school year - You Must Apply by 8:00am April 1.  If you have questions about any of the leadership positions or need help applying; please see Ms. Pandori. Leadership Application 2019-2020Campaign Guidelines / Updated Timeline & Due Dates / Code Of Conduct

Get Involved with Music at ND Next Year
Play piano? Interested in opportunities serve, learn and grow through your musical art? Fill out this FORM for ND's Piano Collaborative for more information. (This is just for info- not a commitment for anything.) There's still room to sign up for an audition for String Ensemble, Advanced Choir, and Performance Choir for the 2019-2020 school year. Click this LINK to sign up for an audition time! (Auditions are March 25 - 29, after school) Interested in leadership opportunities? Email Ms. Paulson to find out more about the Tri-M Music Honors Society (Nationally recognized honors society focusing on music and service!) tpaulson@ndsj.org for more info. 

Prom - A Night of Elegance & Glamour
The Senior/Junior Prom is Saturday May 18 from 8:00pm to Midnight at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom, 196 North Third Street, in downtown San Jose. TICKETS are $75 per person. Get dressed in approprate (see pg 28 of Student Handbook) formal attire and come enjoy a beautiful venue with multiple glamour photo backdrop stations.  Enjoy great desserts including a giant chocolate fountain, ice cream bar, cakes, fruit, cheese and unlimited soft drinks.

New Orleans Trip - Spot Available
Juniors and seniors, a spot has opened up on the New Orleans trip. If you are interested in joining the delegation during spring break from April 20-26 in the Big Easy, please email Ms. Borromei as soon as possible to receive details on cost, itinerary, and how to apply.

South Africa Trip
There is going to be a meeting about the South Africa Trip in D203 at lunch on Monday, April 15. Please RSVP if you are planning to come. FLYER See Ms. Burson with any questions.

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Sister Project: REMINDER! Collection begins Monday, March 25. Bring your assigned items into homeorom and check in with your CM Homeroom Rep. 

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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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

Check Out Notre Dame's Home Page
The home page of our website is featuring you, our students, in honor of Women's History Month. If you have been recognized by an organization this academic school year, be proud and shout it out. You can email Ms. Garcia or Ms. Heiser and tell us about yourself or someone you think should be featured. Be sure to include a good quality photo and some details about your award or recognition.

Female-Only Hackathon
HopperHacks is a 12-hour, female-only hackathon that will be hosted on March 23 at Facebook (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, 94025 - Building #15) from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This is a great hackathon for any level of coding experience. Free food, swag, and prizes!  Sign Up as soon as possible (space is limited). More Information / Flyer

New Music Course Offerings for 2019-2020 School Year
There are some exciting changes in the music course offerings for next year!  Click the links below to check out these opportunities to be part of something, new, different, and exciting at ND: Advanced Choir / Performance Choir / String Ensemble / Symphonic Band / Music Structures in American History / Introduction to Composition.  If you want to be a part of ANY of these classes, simply email/talk to your counselor. AUDITIONS for Advanced Choir, Performance Choir, and String Ensemble are after course selection deadlines, but sign up for them anyway, audition after, and we'll sort the rest out from there. Questions or concerns, Ms. Paulson is more than happy to answer them in person or via email.

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.

Costa Rica Trip 
The Costa Rica trip is August 1 - August 12, 2019.  Ten days experiencing the Costa Rican culture, learning and practicing the Spanish Language while taking adventures (zip-line, hanging bridges in the cloud forest, kayaking, snorkeling, etc).  Cost: approx $2700-$2900. Registration and Agreement Deadline March 15.  Questions?  Ask Ms. Heigre or Sr. Nielsen   

Purchase Your Yearbook Now! 
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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.

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 
No experience is necessary!  Questions email Coach Marrero.

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 

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

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

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

MAR 25
Spirit Week
Start: Mar 25, 2019 End: Mar 29, 2019 Multi-Day Event

Show your class and school spirit during Spirit Week! From gym decorations to dress-up days to skits and songs, Spirit Week is your chance to show us your ND pride! Schedule of ...

MAR 26

Notre Dame and Bellarmine students combine musical gifts for an evening of solo and large ensemble music at Bellarmine's Sobrato Center.

APR 4

This program is designed to help Notre Dame juniors and their parents learn more about the college admissions process through studying simulated students’ application cases and ...

APR 9
Freshman Breakaway Days
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Freshmen attend one of two day-long retreats at Santa Teresa Parish in San Jose. The day's activities, which center around seeing one’s own story as sacred and seeking wisdom ...

APR 9
Freshman Breakaway Days
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In spring, freshmen attend one of two day-long retreats at the Dominican Center in Fremont. The day's activities, which center around seeing one’s own story as sacred and seekin...

APR 10
Freshman Breakaway Days
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In spring, freshmen attend one of two day-long retreats at the Dominican Center in Fremont. The day's activities, which center around seeing one’s own story as sacred and seekin...

APR 11

Come one, come all to the visual and performing arts department's production of "Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales" for a night of Appalachian folktales set to Appala...

APR 11
Spring Musical Performance
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Come one, come all to the Visual and Performing Arts department's production of "Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales" by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox. Tickets are...

APR 12

Come one, come all to the visual and performing arts department's production of "Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales" for a night of Appalachian folktales set to Appala...

APR 13
Spring Musical Performance
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Come one, come all to the visual and performing arts department's production of "Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales" for a night of Appalachian folktales set to Appala...