Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st, a chance for people around the world to commit ourselves to building a world of peace. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. 

Let us take a moment of silence to pray for peace. ..

God of All, inspire us to work for peace and justice among those people who suffer from violence, war, and poverty. Bring your peace to our nation, our families and our hearts. We pray this in the name of all that is good and holy. Amen.

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HR Reps - Remember to only read the announcements with the  blue arrow 

Acts of Random Kindness ARK Spotlight Week
Monday:
Caring for Faculty - Help write notes for members of the faculty and attach them to the bulletin board on the breezeway at lunch in M202
Tuesday: Caring for Students - Write notes on clothespins for members to distribute, and write notes on Post-It’s to attach to bathroom mirrors for the student body to see at lunch in M202
Friday: Caring for Yourself - Come relax and sample face masks
All meetings would be accompanied by food and Netflix.

Fall Play Auditions - 12 Incompetent Jurors by Ian McWethy
Auditions Tuesday, September 24 from 4:30-6:30pm. Meet in the RS Room. Come prepared with a 30-60 second comedic monologue. REGISTER Questions? Come to the Audition Workshop - Monday, September 23 from 4:30pm-5:00pm. Looking for a monologue? The Drama 1 class has compiled a bunch of them -- based on the characters in the show! Email Ms. Kane if you have any questions

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

Global Education Interest Form Deadline is Friday, September 20
APPLY for justice/leadership immersion trips by midnight on Friday, September 20 Trips include: Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Washington, D.C., Neighborhood Plunge, Urban Plunge: Los Angeles, Urban Plunge: San Francisco/Tenderloin, New Orleans, Central Coast Plunge, and Sisters in El Salvador. Please visit the Global Ed page of the website for more information or email Ms. Borromei.

A Retreat In Daily Life 
Join ND students and two Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for a monthly reflection and prayer group. The first meeting will take place on Monday, September 23 at 3:15pm in Donnelly 107. Questions? RSVP? Please see Ms. Quiazon in Campus Ministry. 

JUNIOR - Retreat Registration - FINAL deadline Friday, September 20 - TOMORROW
Junior retreat is a two day/one night retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains on Thurs-Friday, November 14 - 15. Cost is $190 and financial aid is available. Click HERE for more information and to register for this once-a-year retreat! NEW junior retreat VIDEO

SENIOR - Retreat Registration - FINAL deadline Friday, September 20 - TOMORROW
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!

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Clubs Start This Week - CLUB SCHEDULE

FRESHMEN - Leadership  RULES & TIMELINE  /  CODE OF CONDUCT

Looking for community service opportunities?
TASC Service invites ALL STUDENTS to come to the Service Fair! It will be held in Pardini Park on Tuesday, October 1st during lunch. Talk with students who are representing different community partners and find out what it's like to volunteer there!

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

FRESHMEN - Freshmen vs. Freshmen Parent Bowling & Pizza Party
Freshman invite parents or adult family members to the Freshmen vs. Freshmen Parent Bowling & Pizza Party on Saturday, October 5 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm at the 4th Street Bowling Alley.  Includes: pizza, drink, shoe rental and  one round of bowling for $18 Per Person. Buy TICKETS online by Friday, September 27. Prizes include: Homecoming Tickets, Mixer Tickets & Free Dress Passes.

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 Monday's, 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 Monday's,  in the Manley Project Room.  No coding experience necessary.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Manley Parking Lot No Longer Available
As of TODAY, Friday, September 6, the Manley parking lot will no longer be available for student pick up and drop off. Please review the TRANSPORTATION PLAN and transportation MAP

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.  

There's Still Time to Join Regent Harmonies 
Come join in the fun! Learn more about Regent Harmonies HERE, and then show up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:05 to 4:10pm in the Chapel. See you there! Questions? Ask Ms. Paulson 

Juniors & Seniors - California Scholarship Federation Membership (CSF)
If you are interested in learning more about CSF or joining this Fall, email Ms. Huang.  

Global Education Program
The interest form for the seven justice/leadership immersion trips is already open so please apply for the trip of your choice before they are full. INTEREST FORM

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.

This is a Great Year to be Involved in Music at Notre Dame
Find out where you belong- take a look!
1. Check out the Music Meet-Up slide deck HERE
2. Fill out the NDSJ Music Interest Google Form HERE
3.  Questions - send Ms. Paulson a quick email

Interested in Co-Curricular Visual and/or Performing Arts? 
Check out this CHART below for helpful information about start dates! 

 Are you someone who loves to dance, sing, bake bread? Are you interested in being involved with liturgies throughout the year at ND?  We welcome all faiths and backgrounds. Let us know your talents, availability and interest in supporting ND liturgies! Click HERE for more information and to submit your interest.

ASB Leader Meeting Schedule - HERE

Life Skills Workshops
Each workshop series is limited to 20 students and will be filled on a first-come-first serve basis.  If you do not see a workshop listed the sign up form, it is because it has already been filled. Workshops are held on late start Thursdays (from 8:00am to 8:45am) in the fall semester. LifeSkills Workshop Descriptions  /  LifeSkills Workshop Sign Up

Leadership Elected & Selected Final List of Officers 

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.

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.  

Links to Sister Circle Donation Pages - Sister Circle Totals
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.

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. 
2020 Griffins Text "@2020gri" to 81010
2021 Tigers Text "@2021tige" to 81010
Class of 2022 Text "@clss2022" to 81010

College Rep Visits - Full Calendar

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  

SEP 20
Freshman Sleepover

Start: Sep 20, 2019 8:00 PM End: Sep 21, 2019 8:00 AM

Multi-Day Event

Through this time-honored tradition, the freshman Class of 2023 will collaboratively and democratically choose their class mascot and colors. They will also continue to build t...

SEP 23
Fall Play Audition Workshop

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Curious about auditions for the fall play? Join Ms. Kane and some of our veteran student actors for a quick workshop that will help you understand the audition process. The work...

SEP 24
Fall Play Auditions

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Come audition for the chance to be a part of the fall performing arts production, 12 Incompetent Jurors, by Ian McWethy. Students need to pre-register and come prepared wit...

SEP 25
NDPA Second Meeting

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

We will do a special focus on athletics and VAPA. Representatives from both groups will highlight their programs. This will be a potluck. Bring a dish to share. All parents are ...

OCT 1
ND Service Fair

12:45 PM - 1:25 PM

Students will represent community service organizations and provide information on community service opportunities to the student body.

OCT 1
FAFSA Step by Step Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us in the Learning Commons with guest speaker Katy Fitzgerald from Mission College as she walks you, step-by-step, through the process of completing the Free Application fo...

OCT 3
Junior Blessing

8:00 AM - 9:25 AM

Parents of the Class of 2021 are invited to join their daughters at Notre Dame for the junior blessing ceremony in JB Hall. Students will receive a blessing from their mentors a...

OCT 5

Join the freshman students as they challenge their parents or adult family members at bowling! This fun party at 4th Street Bowl includes pizza, a drink, shoe rental and one rou...

OCT 9

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...

OCT 9

Join us for a conversation with the author of this year's ND Reads selection, Reaching Out. Francisco Jimenez will share his experiences and be available to sign books. Please v...