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Mass and Confirmation with Bishop Caggiano
Bishop Frank Caggiano visited Notre Dame on Friday and celebrated Mass for the Notre Dame community. Ten students also received the sacrament of Confirmation from the Bishop. The students who were confirmed were: Samantha Camacho, Geno Casciello, Oliver Corrigan, Dominic DelRe, Jalyssa Howell, Nerlande Joseph, Amy Mora, Trevor Sabia, Jenna Sabia and Ashley Zupo. Special thanks to the students' confirmation sponsors and families for joining us for mass, as well as to Mr. St. Onge, Mr. Chuba and the ND Chorus for sharing their musical talents.

March Students of the Month
Congratulations to the March Students of the Month:  Celine Samrin '17, Walter Alvarez '19, Jaquille Wilson '20, Millennia Polanco '18 . Students were selected based on faculty nominations. 

Campus Ministry Updates
Downtown Cabaret

Students from Campus Ministry played big brother or big sister to the third grade classes from St. James Elementary School in Stratford as they enjoyed a performance of Little Red Riding Hood at The Downtown Cabaret in Bridgeport  on Wednesday.  Participants included Kacy Adams, Margaux Atkins, Tiffany Bohorquez, Meghan Burke, Emily Carlson, Ben Clark, Dan Guarini, Josh Jeudy, Mary Keden, Justin LaSella, Patrick Milner, Peter Minore, Lanvi Nguyen, Tyler Oullette, Kyle Pavone, Linda Pham, Alexys Ryan, and Clare Teskey.



ND Students Mentor Students at St. James

Notre Dame students went to St. James School in Stratford  on Monday to help mentor students in the sixth and seventh grade classes.  The goal of this collaboration is to build community, unity, respect, and leadership.  ND students lead small groups, gave witness talks, and designed activities to help encourage the growth of the junior high students.  They will also be going back again next month.  Leaders included Josh Jeudy '17, Karen Garza '18, Richard Despeignes '18, Mattheus DosSantos '18, Olivia Ceballos '18, and Mary Keden '19.


Bread of Life Food Drive
Students collected non-perishable food items that are going to be donated to local food pantries through the University of Notre Dame's Bread of Life Food Drive.  Thank you to all the students and families who helped to feed the hungry in our community.

Students Become the Teacher
Over the past two weeks, students in Miss Alberti's Spanish 1 CP and Spanish 2 Honors classes taught their peers.  Their lesson requirements included introducing the material, practice/classwork, homework and some type of assessment.  Students were very creative with their lessons, creating Quizlet study sets, Kahoot.com games, word searches and crossword puzzles.   Some went as far as to create a game of Jeopardy! This year's lessons were a huge hit.

Student Update
Drama Club Information
Do You Hear The People Sing?
 
Les Miserables Opening Night Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 5th - 6:00-7:30 P.M.

Edgerton Center For Performing Arts Lobby
Sacred Heart University

Please Support The ND Drama Club and Join Us
For This Adults Only Event

H'ors D'Oeuvres, Wine & Beer and Desserts
Reception Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased online by clicking here

Tickets for Les Miserables on Sale Now!
Tickets for the Notre Dame Drama Club's Spring Musical,  Les Miserables: School Edition are now available for purchase at our show's website.  Click here to visit.  Advance tickets are not available at the SHU Box Office. The performances are on  May 5th and 6th at the Sacred Heart University Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.  All ticket and show information can be found at the website.  There is a small processing fee that will be added to the price of each ticket order.  This processing fee covers the cost of our contract with our partner company, and the rest of the ticket price goes directly to the Notre Dame Drama Club.  Thank you for your support!  Please contact Mr. St.Onge at  jstonge@notredame.org with any questions. 

Club Meeting Information
The Creative Writing club is meeting on April 5 at 2:00 pm in Room 205.
Link Crew Applications
Applications for 2017-2018 Link Crew Leaders are due by Thursday, April 6 at 2:15 sharp to Mrs. Cipriano or Miss Medoff.  All current sophomore or junior students are invited to apply to be a mentor to next year's freshman class.   Applications are located online, in the library, main office, or rooms 201A and 205.
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.
SHU Journey - Apply by May 1
Current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are invited to apply for a very unique summer experience - the SHU Journey. This is a six day residential experience of faith education, self-discovery, small group discussion, community services, prayer and liturgy, music ministry, keynote speakers and fun activities for high school youth. The 2017 program will take place between 
June 25 and 30  on the Sacred Heart University campus. There are no costs for each of the 24 selected students and each student will also receive a $500 scholarship for participating. To apply for the program or to learn more, click here.
Become a CONNected Catholic This Lent
All are invited to attend a young adult mass at the Basilica of St. John in Stamford on  April 6 at 7:30 pm. Holy Hour and Reconciliation will precede the mass starting at  6:30 pm

There will be a Young Adult Stations of the Cross on  March 31 at 7:30 pm at the Basilica of St. John in Stamford. All are welcome. For more information about any of these Connected Catholic events, visit their Facebook page: CONNected Catholics
All Students Welcome
There will be a special Lenten Night of Worship for Youth on  Friday, April 7 at 7:00 pm at Immaculate High School in Danbury. Youth from across the Diocese are invited to this special night of worship music and an inspiring message with Catholic speaker and musician Chris Bray. There is no cost to attend. To RSVP or for more information, email Evan Psencik at  epsencik@diobpt.org.
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.

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
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
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.
Parent Association Update
Parent Association Meeting
The next Parent Association meeting will be on Wednesday, April 19th  at 6:45 in the library.
Advancement/Alumni Office Update
Announcing the ND Bacon and Brew Fest 
The Original Home of the Garlicfest announces a "new fest" in June: Mark your calendars for ND's first Bacon and Brew Fest which will be held on 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at ND.

Calling all ND parents, alumni, alumni parents and friends of ND...We need your help to make this event successful! Please attend our planning meeting on  Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm in the Notre Dame Library. Many hands will be needed to make this a success.  Contact Theresa Marzik at  tmarzik@notredame.org  for more information.
Earn Money for ND with Amazon Smile
Do you shop on Amazon? Now you can earn money for ND just by shopping. Go to  https://smile.amazon.com 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  parentassociation@notredame.org .  Youth sizes available upon request.
Guidance Department Update
2017 Southern Connecticut College Fair
A college fair will be held on  April 5 at the  Webster Bank Arena from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  For more information go to CTCOLLEGEFAIR.COM.

Housatonic Community College Open House
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. 

To view other scholarships  available, try visiting the following sites: Fastweb www.fastweb.com, College
Board 
www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org, Scholarships.com www.scholarships.com
U.S. Department of Labor   www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch

6/1
4/22
4/28
4/20
Nursing Scholarship 6/30

4/30
4/7
4/19
5/19
4/30
4/18
4/15
5/12
2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

St Patrick's Scholarship
4/24
Greater Fairfield Board of REALTOR
5/1
Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship

N/A
6/15
6/2
6/30
N/A
5/6
4/30
Opportunities
Explore Engineering at UConn
Exploring Engineering  (E2) is a one-week residential summer program for rising juniors and seniors in high school (must be a current  sophomore  or  junior  in  high school during the 2016/2017 school year). Participants work in small groups with faculty and college students to learn what various engineers do in the workplace, learn and demonstrate engineering concepts, and engage in deeper exploration of one engineering discipline by fabricating a discipline-specific device. Click here for more information. The application deadline is April 15, 2017.
Athletics Update
Congratulations to...
... Colin Burke '17 who received a college scholarship from the regional basketball officials board, IABBO #9,  on Monday  evening. Colin is pictured with Coach Watts, who accepted the sportsmanship award on behalf of the team.

Athletic Association Fundraiser
Join us for a NCAA Final Four Championship Dinner at Porky's Cafe, 50 Center St. in Shelton on Monday, April 3 at 7 pm. Tickets are $75 per person and includes dinner and open bar. Contact Jim Olayos to purchase tickets: jolayos@notredame.org.
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. 
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