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ND Happenings
ND Dancers at the Sacred Heart University Winter Dance Concert
Some of ND's dancers attended a performance at SHU of Theater Dance and Kickline, taught by ND's  Ms.  Hong. ND Alum, Sidney  Choothesa '16  (center) was a cast member in the performance.

ND's Fall Drama and Winter Arts Celebration

Notre Dame has been busy on the stage for the past two weeks!  Last week, on Thursday, December 1, the Drama Club performed Save Us!, a play written by alum Dan Murphy '13.  The play was performed at Assumption parish, just down the road from ND, and it was a huge success.  The cast did a brief Q and A session after the show that was almost as entertaining as the show itself!  Congratulations to the cast, crew, and directorial staff for a great show.  The program for Save Us! can be found here.

The Winter Arts Celebration took place on Wednesday, December 7, and it was quite a show!  The Band and Chorus are sounding better than ever, and they featured music from a variety of sources, from Holst's The Planets and Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Queen and Pentatonix. The dance classes delighted audiences with numbers from Will Roger's Follies and Flower Drum Song (just to name a few), and our soloists and small groups kept the audience cheering all show long. Art work from our students was also on display. We even had some faculty participation!  Congratulations to all involved, and especially to Mr. ChubaMs. Hong, and Ms. Balliett for all their hard work. The program for the WAC can be found here.

Of course, a big thank you to those parents who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help everything run smoothly.  The shows could not go on without you!

Blanket and Sleeping Bag Collection - Thank You
Thank you very much to everyone who donated blankets and sleeping bags for our #ND26Acts collection this week. These will be donated to a local social services agency who will distribute them to those in need. There are two collections coming up next week: diapers on Tuesday and pet food on Thursday. Thanks for your continued support and the constant reminder of why the ND community is so special.
Members of the STEM club discovered that engineers make use of triangular elements in their designs to overcome forces such as compression, tension, and torsion while building and testing spaghetti and marshmallow towers to hold a tennis ball. Congratulations to Manjot Singh and Lavi Nguyen who were the winners of this challenge! Their 17 cm tower held a tennis ball for 40 seconds.  The next STEM Club meeting will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 2pm in room 317. New members are welcome to attend. 

Student Update
26 Acts of Kindness Campaign 
Notre Dame's annual 26 Acts of Kindness Campaign began on  Monday, December 5  and will run through  February 3 , culminating in our annual Community Service Day. Each school day has a different act of kindness associated with it, as we remember the 26 lives lost in the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook. All members of the ND community are invited to participate in our campaign. To view the full calendar of events, click here

Next week's campaign includes:
  • Monday - Share a Compliment with Someone Today 
  • Tuesday - Collection: Donate Diapers for a local shelter 
  • Wednesday - "Be Kind to Yourself" Day (exercise, eat healthy, reduce stress). Being kind to others starts with yourself.  
  • Thursday - Collection: Donate a can of cat or dog food for CT Humane Society 
  • Friday - 1/2 Day - Campaign will resume on January 2.
Upcoming Service Projects for Any Students Interested
  • The Arts and Environment Committee of Assumption Church in Fairfield is in need of volunteers to assist with the set-up of Christmas decorations in the church on Sunday, December 18 th from 1-2:30 pm.  Please contact Mrs. Almeida if you are interested.
  • St. Catherine's Academy After School Program - pick a day of the week to volunteer from 2:15-4:15 pm
  • Choir for Youth Christmas Concert - Sunday, December 18 from 5-8 pm at the Klein Auditorium
Please see  Miss Medoff  if you are interested in serving in any of these opportunities.
Club News

Campus Ministry
The next mite box collection will be on Wednesday, December 14 for Bridgeport's Department of Children and Families.

Thank you to everyone who claimed a tag or two from Campus Ministry's Annual Giving Tree. Presents are due on 
Monday, December 12 .  Please email Jess Medoff with any questions at .

Campus Ministry is also sponsoring a  coat drive through December 15 for Junkluggers/Norwalk Police Department and for the families of Central High School students in Bridgeport.  Please bring any new or used coats that you would like to donate to room 201A to help keep families warm this winter.  

Creative Writing Club
The ND Creative Writing Club will be meeting on Wednesday, December 14 at 2:05 in room 205.  Come join us for a chance to let your imagination fly!  New members are always welcome.  Contact Mr. Sulzycki or Mrs. Cipriano with questions.

Love Life Club
Love Life members will be meeting on Wednesday, December 14 at 2:00 pm in room 201A to sort candy canes and have a Christmas celebration.  Please see Miss Medoff with any questions.
Parent Update
Yearbooks On Sale
2017 Yearbook orders are now being taken. To purchase online, click here. Enter code 14196 and place your order. If you prefer, students can bring cash or check for $80 (payable to Notre Dame) to the Main Office as well.
Save the Date! - Convivio March 3 - 5
Every year in the Diocese of Bridgeport, over two-hundred teens take part in a weekend event named CONVIVIO, an international conference of Catholic youth. The program first came to the United States in 2010. Coming from different towns and regions, teens meet at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield to be challenged in their Faith and to encounter Christ. This year's event will be held from March 3 - 5, 2017. Click here for more information.
Advancement/Alumni Office Update
Earn Money for ND with Amazon Smile
Do you shop on Amazon? Now you can earn money for ND just by shopping. Go to and log into your Amazon account. Search for Notre Dame Catholic High School and begin shopping.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to ND.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices, same service.

60th Anniversary - Limited Edition T-Shirts
To celebrate Notre Dame's 60th anniversary, we are selling limited edition t-shirts for only $20.  This is a fun way to commemorate this special year and a great gift for the past, current or future Lancer in your life!   Orders can be placed by emailing .  Youth sizes available upon request.
Parent Association Update
Guidance Department Update
PSAT/NMSQT Results Coming Soon
On December 12, students thirteen years old and over who provided their email address on their PSAT/NMSQT answer sheet will receive an email reminder explaining where and how to  view their PSAT scores . Students thirteen and over who took the PSAT 8/9 can create an online account to view their scores. Students can set up a  free College Board account  at any time.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Guidance Office,  203-374-2618  or you may email Mrs. Lisa Seperack at
Juniors Parent College Meeting - Mark Your Calendars
The Guidance Department will be sponsoring a program for junior parents to discuss the SAT and college planning. The meeting has been scheduled for  January 9, 2017 . Please mark your calendars. This meeting will be held at Sacred Heart University in the Curtis Hall Building  at 7:00 p.m.
Scholarships for Seniors
Scholarships for seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2017 have been posted on Naviance.  Look under scholarships and see what scholarships are out there.  If you have any questions, please stop by the Guidance Office. 

2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Assumption College
Big Y
Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
Caption Scholarship
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
Got a Spine Scholarship
Lilft Parts Express Scholarship
Points Scholarships

Applications for Cambridge Immerse 2017 Are Open to Students!
Cambridge Immerse is a unique two-week residential educational experience that allows participants to gain an unrivaled insight into a chosen discipline, ranging from the arts to the sciences. Subjects offered include Computer Science, Medicine, Law, Economics, History and Engineering and many more. The academic program is designed and taught by tutors from Oxford and Cambridge University in England in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic inquiry. And the carefully planned schedule ensures that the program not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of activities.

Students reside in Queen's College or Christ's College, prestigious and central colleges of Cambridge university. Within their historic walls, the program prides themselves on providing unique experiences of leadership and academic excellence through a program for participants that instills the confidence and passion for learning that are essential to success in higher education.

To find out more & to apply
Enrollment in the program is ongoing, and students aged 15 and above are welcome to apply at A PDF version of our prospectus is also available to view by clicking here

If you are interested in registering, please do so online through our website, or alternatively, if you require further information please don't hesitate to email
Volunteer Opportunities at The Discovery Museum 
Volunteer and Community Service opportunities are available at The Discovery Museum! A range of options are available, giving students a great opportunity to get first-hand experience in a number of different departments. For more information click here. For an application, click here

Athletics Update
Lancer Week in Review

Good Luck to the girls' hockey team as they open up their season on  Saturday, December 10 versus  Wilton-Norwalk-McMahon, at Veterans Park rink in Norwalk at  7:40 pm
SWC All-League Honors
Congratulations to the following students who received league honors from the Southwest Conference during the fall season:

All Conference -  Liv Silva
All Division -  Gabby Joseph  and  Shelby Nolan

Boys' Soccer
All Conference -  Marcelino Camata and  Max Cano
All Division -  Vinicius Santana, Felipe Cantina, Colin Burke and  Kevin Morataya

Girls' Soccer
All Conference -  Sam LaValle, Brianna Kydes and  Erika Quinones
All Division -  Nazae Craw, Delaney O'Keefe and  Sam Camacho

Coach Wayne Mones named SWC Class M/S Coach of the Year

Samantha LaValle and Marcelino Camata voted #1 overall for girls and boys' soccer.

All Conference -  Mike Bevino, Kyle Auba, and  Micah Brantley
All Conference - 2nd Team -  Ryan Craft, Tavon Simpson, Anthony Emanuel, Tony Addorisio and  Wesley DaSilva  - Honorable Mention

Missing from picture: Erika Quinones and Gabby Joseph
Lancer Gang Shirts For Sale
Get your Lancer Gang shirts and attend all home basketball and hockey games for free! Shirts will be on sale at the Cookie Sale on December 9 from 2-7 pm and December 10 from 10-2 and at home basketball games starting on December 20. Click here for more information.

Girls' Softball - Date Change
All girls interested in softball must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, December 13 at 2:30 pm in Room 200.
Program Advertising
Support ND Athletics by placing an ad in all boys' and girls' home game programs this winter sports season. Click here for more information and for an ad order form. Contact Mr. Bleggi with any questions.
Join the Athletic Association 
If you are interested in joining the ND Athletic Association for the 2016-17 school year, please click here to sign up on line.