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Bacon and Brew Fest - 1 Week Away! 
1st Annual Bacon and Brew Fest

Saturday, June 10th (rain or shine)
Noon - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a day filled with beer samples, food samples, music, food trucks and FUN!
Tickets and more information are available on  ndbaconandbrew.com.  
Tickets will be sold the day of the event.

This is a 21 and over event.

URGENT NEED for Volunteers
Bacon & Brew Fest - URGENT NEED for Volunteers
We are only a few weeks away from our Bacon & Brew Fest and we need your help to make this inaugural event a success! Please consider volunteering your time.  Click here  to visit the Sign Up Genius for available positions and time slots. 

ND Happenings 
Junior/Senior Prom
Last Thursday, 250 seniors, juniors and their dates enjoyed the Senior-Junior Prom at the Waterview in Monroe.  Despite the showers of that day, all the students were dressed up in their formal attire and enjoyed an evening of fun and dancing.  The Prom court consisted of seniors Connie Tucker and  Tony Addorisio  as King and Queen, juniors  Damion Medwinter  and  Millennia Polonco as prince and princess , seniors Safeen Ahmad and  Megan Jankovsky  as the Duke and Duchess and juniors  Peter Minore  and  Michela Luk  as the the Lord and Lady.  A word of thanks to Mrs. Kim Onofrio for making the centerpieces for the tables.  In addition, a big thank you to the teachers who attended:  Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Guarino, Miss Alberti, Madame Zac, Mr. Cofancesco, Mr. Sopko, Mr. Skawinski, Mr. Winkler, Miss Medoff, Mrs. Ezepchick, Mrs. Ayala, Miss Mazal, Mrs. Seperack, Miss Tiftikidis, Fr. Luke, Mr. Philipp and Miss Zembrzuski.

Campus Ministry Update
Campus Ministry members volunteered with Miss Medoff at Merton House by greeting guests, serving breakfast, and helping to prepare lunch on Tuesday.  Participants included Brandon White '17, Tamauri Attaud '18, Katherine Liao 19 , and Mia Dunn '19. We are excited to continue our relationship with Merton House by serving monthly next year. 


Campus Ministry wrapped up with the last big service event of the year on Friday by helping to run the events at Tisdale Elementary School's annual Field Day in Bridgeport. The students had a fun day coaching, mentoring, playing, eating, and being in fellowship with the children.  Participants included Sam Anglin, Margaux Atkins, Tamauri Attaud, Julian Barrantes, Tiffany Bohorquez, Tyler Bourne, Micah Brantley, Emily Carlson, Ben Clark, Marcelo DeSouza, Matheus DosSantos, Victoria Fagan, Brittany Fulton, Annie Gaudreau, Dan Guarini, Cheyenne Hill, Star Hooker, Jill Howe, Jalyssa Howell, Sean Hussey, Alexis Johnson, Mimi Kampmann, Grace Kuntz, Jo Le, Aliyah Louis, Sydney Manzo, Angel Maria, Zuquila Mbachiantim, Damion Medwinter, Lanvi Nguyen, Tyler Ouellette, Linda Pham, Diana Pires, Andrea Quiles, Jacob Rainey, Tori Rich, Alexys Ryan, Ruth Salazar, Manjot Singh, Akyah Valera, Brandon White, and Amanda Wilkins.  Also, a huge thank you to Ms. Taccone for helping Miss Medoff chaperone and to all the faculty, staff, parents, and alumni who have helped to chaperone or support the many service projects we have done all year! If you are interested in helping with any events next year and are Virtus certified, please email Jess Medoff at  jmedoff@notredame.org.  

Freshmen and Sophomores Travel to NYC
The freshmen and sophomore classes recently took their class trips to New York City. The freshmen toured Yankee Stadium and visited the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum. The sophomores toured Madison Square Garden and visited the American Natural History Museum.

Featured Blog
Click here to check out Miss Mazal's post reflecting on Pentecost that was featured on the diocesan blog.
Student Update
Students Taking Online Classes Next Year
Students who are taking an online class next year are reminded that contracts and enrollment forms are due to Mrs. Marko by Monday, June 5. Click here for a copy of the contract and here for a copy of the enrollment form. 
The Connecticut Writing Project
The Connecticut Writing Project offers Summer Writing Labs for high school students at Fairfield University.  These week-long, high-quality workshops focus on topics such as novel writing, sports journalism, and the college essay. To apply, visit CWP's website .  See Mr. Sulzycki if you have any questions.
The Face of Prayer
On Divine Mercy   Sunday, Bishop Caggiano announced an exciting new movement - The Face of Prayer - an online crusade that brings together social media, text alerts, and the power of prayer.

Are you willing to pray with the Bishop Caggiano every day? Text a selfie, your prayer intention, or the word "pray" to 55778 and join in the journey as we learn more about the power of prayer. Participants will receive a daily prayer intention from the bishop that ends with a call to prayer. The goal of the campaign is to have thousands of people - especially our young church - praying each day alongside the Bishop as we grow together in holiness. Be the face of prayer and join today.
NCYC
Join Bishop Caggiano and more than 23,000 young people from around the country at the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianpaolis, IN this November. The Diocese of Bridgeport will be traveling together as a group. The cost is $575 per person. This includes conference registration, bus transportation, hotel accommodations, and t-shirts. For more information contact Evan Psencik at epsencik@diobpt.org.

For information about the many opportunities for the youth of our Diocese, visit theChurchNeedsYou.org.
Parent Update
Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Blanket - On Sale Now, Quantities limited!
In honor of our 60th Anniversary celebration,  we have a limited quantity of beautiful woven blankets on sale for just $75.  These high quality blankets would make a special keepsake for your favorite Lancer, Alumni or graduating Senior!  To order yours, please send contact and payment information to the attention of Theresa Marzik.  Any questions, please emailparentassociation@notredame.org .
Click here for an order form.

2017-2018 School Calendar
To print a copy of the  2017-18 Notre Dame school calendar click here The monthly calendar, with more specific detail and events, will be available over the summer.
Faith-Filled Text Messages
Parents are invited to receive a tip each  Monday via text designed to help you assist young people encounter Jesus Christ. Text "FirstTeachers" to 84576. This information is made possible by the Diocese of Bridgeport Leadership Institute. For more information, visit  www.formationreimagined.org.
Yearbooks Soon to Sell Out
Yearbooks have arrived. To purchase a copy, students can bring cash or check for $80   (payable to Notre Dame) to the Main Office. There are 12 copies remaining.
Advancement/Alumni Office Update
Earn Money for ND with Amazon Smile
When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Notre Dame High School. Bookmark the link  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-1083785   and support us every time you shop.

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  parentassociation@notredame.org .  Youth sizes available upon request.
Guidance Department Update
SHU Credit Offered 
Thanks to our academic partnership with Sacred Heart University, SHU is able to offer our students the opportunity to receive college credit while taking certain high school courses at Notre Dame. The cost to receive SHU credit is $195 per course. The cost of taking any one of these courses in college would easily be over $1,000.00 per course.
 
Students must maintain a grade of 84 or better to receive college credit for these courses.  The credits earned are transferable to many colleges. There are, however, colleges that may choose not to accept these credits. We suggest you contact the Admissions Office of any colleges to which your son/daughter wishes to apply to check on their credit transfer policies.
 
Notre Dame courses eligible for Sacred Heart University credit are:  AP U.S. History, AP British Literature, AP American Government, and AP Spanish 4/5.  Per SHU policy, students may choose no more than 2 subjects to receive the dual credit.
 
If your child is interested in obtaining Sacred Heart credit, please complete the application and return the form and check to Mrs. Kim Daniels in the Guidance Office no later than Monday, June 5, 2017.  Please make checks out to Sacred Heart University.  Please do not send cash.
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. 
Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities Available at the Nutmeg State Games
What does it take to host an event like the Nutmeg State Games, Connecticut's largest Sports Festival? It takes, of course, the VOLUNTEER! The volunteer is the cornerstone to the success of the Nutmeg State Games.The Nutmeg State Games would not be able to operate efficiently without the services of hundreds of volunteers that have loyally served since the inception of the "Games" in 1989.  Every year, the Nutmeg State Games needs the assistance of volunteers to help run our events.   Volunteers range from:  Game Administrators, Registration Guides, Scorers , Timers, and Awards Assistants.  To view the Nutmeg State Games Sport Offerings Schedule, please click here!

Volunteers can pick the area and sport they would like to be involved with. Volunteers who devote a mere four hours of their time will receive a Nutmeg State Games Event Staff t-shirt.  In addition, you'll receive the satisfaction of knowing you were an integral part of making the Nutmeg State Games a success!
Open Your Heart and Home to a Notre Dame International Student
ND has two agencies looking for host families: AIEP and EduBoston.

AIEP
A welcoming family is needed to host International students that will attend Notre Dame arriving in August for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. As a host family, you will offer an international student the opportunity to discover America through your eyes throughout the school year. Your family will not only gain a new family member, but will also learn about a different culture, its values and tradition, language, food and more.

Interested Host Families would be required to provide their student with meals, transportation to/from school (busing and carpooling where available), and a private bedroom. To offset the costs of hosting, a generous monthly stipend in the amount of $1,000 per student is offered - Host Families may host up to 2 students of the same gender.

All students studying in the U.S. are required to undergo a detailed application process including a one-one-one SKYPE interview with an AIEP staff member, English proficiency testing, medical pre-screening and other application requirements for the schools they will be attending.

AIEP is our partnered professional agency that specializes in guardianship and homestay programs for international students. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming an AIEP host family, please contact AIEP at 203.992.2437 or visit www.aiepusa.com.

Please mention you saw this notice or heard about AIEP through our school . For every family that signs up with AIEP, is accepted into the program and is assigned a student(s), AIEP will give our school a $500 referral.

EduBoston
As we look ahead at the next Academic Year, we are reaching out to you, your friends and family asking if you would consider being a Host Family to the student who is very far away from home. In addition,  EduBoston offers generous compensation packages to their carefully selected host families.

EduBoston has made it simple for you to contact their Host Family Service Center, or to refer a friend or family member who may be interested. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world right from your home. We encourage you to learn more about hosting an EduBoston student. Contact EduBoston's Host Family Service Representative Rebecca Tyler at 617-208-8544, email host@eduboston.com or visit http://www.eduboston.com for more information.
Singers Wanted
Any student looking to share his or her vocal talents should consider auditioning for the Diocesan Choir for Youth - C 4 Y. For information about the program, click here.

Athletics Update
Lancer Week in Review
The Softball season ended with the team finishing 17-6 with a loss in the state tournament to Coventry.
Lucy Grant was named to the All SWC team,
Dayneira Artis, Jillian Howe and Michaela Luk made the Patriot All Division team, while Arianna DeNitto and Breana Brown received Honorable mention. 

The baseball team defeated Public Saftey Magnet 26-1 in Class S state tournament. Brandon Cegelka '17 pitched for the win, Jacob Rainey '18 went 3-4 with a home run, a double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored,  Brian Gallagher '17 went 3-3 with 2 triples, 2 RBI and 4 runs scored,  Jose Mercado '17 went 2-2 with a triple and a double, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. The team lost in the second round to Thomaston on Wednesday.  Lancers Baseball would like to congratulate Mike Bevino '17 who was selected to the SWC All-Conference team, All-State team and Academic All-State team.  Dillon Higgins '18 and Pete Minore '18 were selected to the SWC All-Patriot Divison Team, Brian Gallagher '17 received Honorable Mention. 

The boys' golf team finished its regular season with a record of 9-8. The team placed 8th in the conference tournament. Congratulations to senior Safeen Ahmad and junior AJ Bouvier for earning first team All Conference honors. They are the first two ND players to earn that award. The boys will compete in the Class S state finals on Monday having earned the five seed.

Girls' golf wrapped up their season with a strong showing of 6th place in the conference. Leading the charge were Katelyn Pond and Jenny Goldstein with a 105 and 106 respectively. Sierra O'Keefe improved her score from last year and Amelia Allen was excellent in her first time playing in the tournament. The team returns 3 strong golfers next year, so the future remains bright.

Congratulations to Dylan Wade who finished second in the Class S high jump and earned a spot in the State Open next week.
Start Dates for Fall Sports

 

Football - Monday, August 14 - 4pm

Summer Conditioning Workouts begin Monday, June 19 7:00 am-9:30 am
Contact Coach Sadler for more information 
Head Coach - Chris Sadler at  csadler@notredame.org

Boys' Soccer - Thursday, August 24 - 3pm-5pm
For summer workout information, please contact  Head Coach - 

Girls' Soccer - Thursday, August 24 - 2pm-4pm, 6pm-8pm

Pre-season camp begins on August 7th - 9am - 11:00 am
Contact Coach Mones for details. 
Head Coach - Wayne Mones -  wmones@notredame.org

Girls' Volleyball - Thursday, August 24 - 9am-12 pm, 2pm-5pm

For summer workouts, please contact Head Coach, Jon Mercado 
Head Coach - Jon Mercado -  jonm606@gmail.com

Boys' and Girls' Cross Country - Thursday, August 24 - 10am

Summer conditioning workouts begin Monday, June 19 - 10 am 
Contact Coach Berberich for details. 
Head Coach - Ed Berberich -  zora_d_1991@hotmail.com
Good Luck to ND's Assistant Wrestling Coach
Good luck to  Coach Brandon Fulco  who is competing in the IBJJF World Championships in Long Beach, CA. Coach Brandon is currently ranked top 150 in the world in the white belt division. He will be competing at blue belt on Thursday - seeded #9 in his pool.  

New ND Spirit Wear Available
New ND spirit wear is available at Blanchettes. Click here to view and order items. 
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