February 7, 2020
ND Spotlight
Congratulations, Class of 2020!
The acceptance letters keep rolling in. Here's the latest list of college acceptances (as of 2/7). Haven’t let us know where you have been accepted yet?
Click here and tell us!  Be sure to update the list as new ones come in.
ND Happenings
On Wednesday, members of Campus Ministry and the boys' hockey team took the fourth grade class from St. Ann's in Bridgeport to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers game. ND students helped teach their elementary school partners the rules and spent a fun afternoon in conversation and fellowship. Participants included Justin Arvelo, Myles Atkins, Kevin Barrett, Sydney Beaton, Patrick Benvenuto, Michael Ceneri, Luis Colon, Brian Essing, Eryk Fancher, Ray Ferguson, Amalia Garzon, Chris Isaac, Kevin Jiang, Matt Newton, Julian Pastore, Gia Quintana, Aryanna Ryan, Clarissa Santa, Madison Siegler, Kevin Splan, Tiffany Suporn, Cheyenne Walker, Joseph Wasfi, Laura Weiss, and Lola Worsdale.  Also, special thanks to Mrs. Tabitha McKeon for helping to chaperone.
ND was awarded a $5,000 grant from Foundations in Education. The grant was awarded to Mrs . Strausser for the Art Production and Community Beautification Club that will begin in 2020-2021 school year.  Now in its 3rd year, Foundations in Education was the first of its kind to offer innovation and leadership grants to teachers and administrators. The grant program promotes excellence in Catholic education by supporting a teacher’s creative project and professional development.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year's Souper Bowl for Caring drive to benefit the Person to Person Food Pantry. ND joined many other area schools in a combined effort to help restock pantries to help nourish those who need it most during these cold winter months.
News and Announcements
Help Needed for ND's Cultural Night
Our community is planning our second annual  Cultural Night Celebration on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm. We are looking for parents and students who are interested in participating by attending and preparing a dish representing your ethnic heritage for sampling by those in attendance. We will also be collecting canned goods for a local charity as an "admissions charge". If you are interested in participating, please  click here  to complete a short interest form. Please contact Mr. Cipriano if you have any questions.
Tuition Raffle
Take a chance! Buy a raffle ticket for $100 and win a grand prize of  $15,000,  to be used for tuition (for up to two students) for  ANY  K-8 school,  ANY  high school,  ANY  college or university or to  pay back college loans . Click  here  for more information. Email  tmarzik@notredame.org  with any questions.
Volunteers Needed! 
If you are interested in volunteering on ND’s Bacon and Brew Fest and/or the Lancer Open golf tournament committees, please contact  tmarzik@notredame.org .  
  • ND's Annual Bacon and Brew Fest – Saturday, June 13, 2020
  • ND's 20th Annual Lancer Open in Memory of Bob Shea – Monday, June 29, 2020
Mark Your Calendars
Lancer Open - 6/29
Save the Date! - 20th Annual Lancer Open In Memory of Bob Shea Golf Tournament on Monday, June 29th at the Great River Golf Club.
For more information, contact Theresa Marzik





Cycle for Survival - March 7
Notre Dame has reserved two bikes for this year's  Cycle for Survival , which will take place on Saturday, March 7th from 8am - 12pm at Equinox Greenwich. Click here for more information.
ND's Bacon and Brew Fest - 6/13
Save the Date! Notre Dame's 4th Annual Bacon and Brew Fest will take place on Saturday, June 13. For more information, contact Theresa Marzik
ND's 9th Annual Lancer Legacy Gala/Auction - March 12
Notre Dame's 9th Annual Lancer Legacy Gala/Auction will take place on Thursday, March 12th at the Waterview in Monroe. For more information, to purchase tickets, sponsor our event or donate an auction item, please click here .The gala/auction committee is looking for donations for the Silent and Live Auctions. Please see attached Auction Wish List for suggestions.
Important Updates By Grade
  • Love Life is sponsoring our annual Service and Sundaes on Wednesday, February 19 in the cafeteria at 2:00 pm. Students will be making crafts that will be donated to local nursing homes and can also enjoy ice cream and time together in fellowship. The cost is $3 to participate. Please see any member of Love Life or Miss Medoff for an RSVP form. 
  • Valentine Chocolate Heart Lollipops for sale - The Paris-Munich Travel Team will be selling Chocolate Heart Lollipops. The 2.5" Hearts are one for $1.50 OR three for $4.00. Pre-orders preferred ... delivery to homeroom recipients possible! Please see Mme. Zac, Mrs. Guarino, or Ms. Longo to place your order!
  • Valentine's Day Bake Sale on Wednesday - The Paris-Munich Travel Team will be "Baking Up Some Love" and spreading that love at its Valentine's Day Bake Sale on Wednesday, 2/12 during all lunches.
  • The ND French Department is sponsoring a mass in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes on her feast day, Tuesday, February 11 in the ND Chapel. The 8:15 am mass will be celebrated by Father Cipriani and Deacon John, with readings and responsorials in French by students.
  • The next mite box collection will be on Wednesday, February 12 for Caroline House in Bridgeport. Caroline House has programs to help low income women and children learn English and life skills to be successful in both education and their careers. Please consider being generous.
  • Service Hours - Reminder that service hours for all students are due MARCH 5th. Please make sure you enter your hours into X2Vol BEFORE the deadline so there is time for them to be verified by March.
  • 2020 Yearbooks are now available for pre-order. The cost is $85. Click here to place your order. The school's order number is 14196. Order yours early before they sell out.
  • Clubs Meetings
  • Stem Club - Monday 2/10 in bio lab
  • Art Club - Mondays from 2:05-3:15 in the Art Room - Room 303
  • Philosophy Club - Mondays in Room 206
  • Peace by Justice - Thursdays in Room 206
  • Culture Club Black History Month SuperHero Film Series
  • Wednesday, February 12 - Hidden Figures
  • Friday, February 28 - Black Panther
  • College acceptances - Those acceptance letters have been rolling in...Help us update our records by clicking on this link to let us know what schools you have been accepted to so far. Be sure to update it as more acceptances come in.
  • Scholarships will be coming available for seniors. Please look on Naviance under scholarships. Any questions, stop by Guidance.
Sophomores and Juniors
  • Link Crew applications are being distributed next week and will be due on March 3rd. All current sophomores and juniors are invited to apply to be a mentor to next year's incoming freshman class. Applications will be available in the main office or in Mrs. Cipriano's room (205) or Miss Medoff's office (316). This year's current Link Crew is reminded of our meeting this Monday, February 10th at 2:05 in room 205.
Athletics
This Week in Sports
The girls' basketball team won 65-33 over Brookfield High School on Friday night. Nique Mayo led scoring with 29 points and 4 assists. Mac Stone added 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Kayla Tilus added 8 points and 7 rebounds.
On Tuesday night, the Lady Lancers defeated Masuk High School 88-37. Erin Harris led scoring with 22 points and had 4 assists. Ciara Brown had 21 points and 4 steals. Kayla Tilus had a double double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Mac Stone added 10 points and Nique Mayo added 9 points and had 10 assists. The Lancers played a great, unselfish game to move their record to 13-1.
The girls' coop hockey team started this week facing off against the # 1 team in the state, Simsbury. Although we were down 2-0 early, we played very well and made it 2-1 in the 2nd period. Next up was Hand and we came ready to play. Rose Linkasamy had two goals. The next day we traveled to Guilford, and we went down early as we struggled to find our legs. The girls took a 3-2 lead several minutes after being tied. Following a key blocked shot by Nicole Toth, we scored again. We had 3 penalties, so our penalty kill came up big with great play by Eva Hofmeister and Rose Linkasamy.
The bowling team won their match on Tuesday. High games by Shauna Contreras with a 214, Matt Rohr with a 181 and Myles Atkins with a high series of 701.  Myles also achieved a 716 average at the CT Youth Adult tournament this past Sunday. 
The boys' basketball team played the Brookfield Bobcats at home and had an impressive outing. The Lancers made extra passes on the offensive end which lead them to an 89-58 win. On Tuesday, ND traveled to Masuk. The teams traded baskets back and forth for three quarters of play. In the beginning of the fourth the Panthers pulled away by twenty points. The Lancers stayed true to giving the Panthers everything they had and with one minute left in the game they cut the deficit but could not come within striking distance to win. The Lancers then played Joel Barlow on the road. Barlow earned 17 points from the free throw line in the first half of the game to give them a lead going into half time. The Lancers struggled to come back in the second half and were defeated.   
Odds and Ends
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