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ND Happenings
Members of Campus Ministry Bake Pies for Operation Hope
On Monday , members of Campus Ministry joined the students in the Rise Program from CES for our annual service collaboration of making apple pies.  The pies were then donated to Operation Hope in Fairfield.  Participants included Sophie Stachurski '20, Rebecca Rogalski '17, Jenna Dorosh '17, Izzy Manzo '17, Alexis Pohl '17, and Grace Gallagher '17.

Girls' Soccer Wins Back-to-Back State Championships
Congrats to the girls' soccer team and Coach Wayne Mones on their State Championship this past Saturday. After 110 minutes of soccer (including two overtimes), the girls played to a 0-0 draw with Immaculate and were declared co-state champions in Class M. Goal keeper Samantha Camacho '18 was named Co-MVP. The girls posted the team's best record in school history, 17-2-4, and had a tremendous season. They also were the first program in school history to ever claim back-to-back state titles.
Senior Gather for Final Class Retreat


On Tuesday , Campus Ministry sponsored the Senior Class Retreat. Seniors played games in the gym, participated in an interactive skit, and then headed over to Sacred Heart.  While there, they attended mass, experienced imaginative prayer with Mr. Vigliotta, received surprise letters from loved ones, had a delicious lunch in the cafeteria, and then heard from a speaker and had the opportunity for Adoration and Confession.  

Student Update
Camden Service Experience
Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Camden Service Experience. A group of ten students will travel to Camden, New Jersey from  January 19 - 22, 2017  for an inner-city service experience. While in Camden, Notre Dame will work with the Romero Center completing both social justice and service activities. Students will be responsible for the approx. $350 per student cost of the weekend. Click here to obtain an application and recommendation forms. Applications are due by  November 29 . Please contact Mr. Cipriano or Mrs. Cipriano with any questions.
Club News
ND Creative Writing Club
The ND Creative Writing Club will be meeting on Thursday, December 1 and 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.

Dance Club
The Dance Club will meet every Thursday until the Winter Arts Celebration on December 7.
 
Campus Ministry
Campus Ministry is meeting on  Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00  in the cafeteria. The next mite box is on Wednesday, November 30 for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

Love Life Club
Love Life is meeting on  Thursday December 1 at 2:00 pm in room 201A.

Link Crew
Link Crew is meeting at 7:00 a.m. in 201A on Wednesday, December 7.
Parent Update
The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield Christmas Pointsetta Sale
Te Kiwanis Club is sponsoring their annual Christmas plant sale. Poinsettias are large, nursery quality plants. They are available in red, white and pink and cost $25 each. The delivery dates are  November 26 and December 10 from  8 am to 11 am.

There are two ways to order. The easiest way to order is online by clicking here. Be sure "Notre Dame Key Club" is indicated in the reference line, so they know that these orders came through the ND Key Club.  

A second way to order is to print a paper flyer. The flyer is available by clicking here. To submit, the forms can either be mailed in or emailed to  kiwanisfairfield@gmail.com. Again, make sure you indicate "Notre Dame Key Club" in the reference area.  Thank you for contributing to both the Fairfield Kiwanis Club and the Notre Dame Key Club.
ND's Fall Drama  Save Us 
The drama club will be performing  Save Us , a n original show written by ND Alumnus  Dan Murphy '13, on a new date and at a new location . The show will be performed on  Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 pm  at the parish hall of Assumption Church at 545 Stratfield Road in Fairfield. Please contact Mr. St. Onge with any questions. 
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Benefit Dinner
A benefit dinner will be held for Melissa Iacuone Cole '03, who is battling cancer, on Saturday, Decemeber 10 from 6 - 10 pm at AM Club in Derby. Food, drinks, raffles, entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are $40 per person. If anyone would like to purchase tickets please contact Fred D'Amico at  203-922-2176 .
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.
ND Travel Group to Visit Ireland
The Notre Dame Travel Group will be traveling to Ireland this year from April 7 - 17. Students, teachers, parents, alumni, alumni parents and friends of our school community are invited to participate. The Ireland Heritage Tour is being organized by Mr. Carl Philipp, Assistant Principal, and Dr. Mary Callaghan, Academic Dean. Both have many years of experience in organizing and directing European travel groups. Plans currently include a 9-night, 10-day visit to the Emerald Isle. The approximate cost is $3300.00. The cost includes airport transfers in the US and Europe. In Ireland, the group will travel by deluxe motor coach. Accommodations are in 3-and 4-star hotels in double/triple rooms. Single rooms are available at additional cost. Overnights include Galway, Westport, Dublin, Cork, Dingle, Killarney and the Bunratty/Shannon area. Meals include 9 full Irish or buffet breakfasts at hotels. Dinners are included each night at local restaurants or hotels. Lunches are not included. Comprehensive sightseeing is offered by our coach driver/escort and local guides for city sightseeing & at special attractions. Our visit includes some free-time. Optional tours which often add substantial costs to European trips are not offered. Except for lunches and personal purchases, we have tried to include all expenses in the cost of the trip. Click here for more information. 
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
Thanksgiving...Black Friday...Cyber Monday...#GivingTuesday!
We have a day for giving thanks, followed by a few days to get a head start on Christmas shopping. Now, we have #GivingTuesay, a global day dedicated to giving back. Thousands of charities participating in Giving Tuesday and we hope you'll join in with a gift or pledge to the Notre Dame Fund on  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 . Please click here to donate today.
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.
Parent Association Update
Mark Your Calendars with these Upcoming Events    

Holiday Cookie Sale  -  December 9 and 10
Our Holiday Cookie Sale will take place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10. See the attached flyer for information on this popular event as well as guidelines for baking and sharing your favorite treat!  Please sign up here if you would like to bake cookies.
 
Parent Association Membership 
Not a member of ND's Parent Association yet?  Join now by  clicking here!

Guidance Department Update
Juniors Parent College Meeting
The Guidance Department will be sponsoring a program for junior parents to discuss the SAT and college planning. The meeting which was originally scheduled for  November 29  has been rescheduled until  January 9, 2017 . Please mark your calendars. This meeting will be held at Sacred Heart University in the Curtis Hall Building.
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. 

12/1
2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
1/5 
Assumption College
NA
Big Y
2/1
Bruce Fishkin Scholarship Fund
10/15
Caption Scholarship
11/30
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
6/15
Got a Spine Scholarship
6/2
Lilft Parts Express Scholarship
6/30
Points Scholarships
12/15
StudySoup
NA

Opportunities
Teen Volunteer Open House at the Beardsley Zoo
 
Who:  High School Teens with Parents/Guardians
When:  6:30-8 pm -  Thursday, December 1st
Where:  Hanson Exploration Station - 
Beardsley Zoo 
 
 
For CDC: e-mail  jwestlein@beardsleyzoo.org
For Explorers: e-mail  cclark@beardsleyzoo.org
 
Teens MUST be currently enrolled in High School.
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
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.
Golf Cart For Sale
The Athletic Department will be replacing their golf cart this spring. The current golf cart still runs well and is available for purchase ($500). If you are interested, please email  Chris Cipriano at  ccipriano@notredame.org .

Winter Sports To Begin...
  • Girls' basketball - Monday, November 28 at  2:45pm  in gym
  • Wrestling - Monday, November 28 at 3:00 pm in the cafe
  • Indoor track - Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 am in the chapel lobby
  • Boys' basketball - Saturday, December 3 - Freshmen only: 10-11:30am Sophomores - Seniors: 3:00 - 6:00 pm 
  • Boys' hockey - Saturday, December 3 - 9:00 pm Milford Ice Pavilion
All physical must be up-to-date and turned in to nurse and parental   consent forms turned in to Mr. Bleggi Any questions, see Mr. Bleggi.
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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