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Week of December 4, 2017 to December 9th, 2017

Music Council & Choir:  Reminder of the Parent Council Mass today.  Meet at 6:00 p.m..  Bring your forms to Mr. Azavedo in room 1141 after school today.

3D Printing:  Come to the Learning Commons after school today to find out how to design in three dimensions.

Junior Girls Volleyball:  Practice after school today in Gym C.  Please sign up for Remind notifications ASAP.

Day of Service Participants:  Meet in the Chapel on Tuesday at 8:10 for morning attendance.  Dress warmly and pack a bagged lunch.

Night School and Co-Op Forms:  Semester 2 course forms are available in Guidance.

Non-Uniform day:  Thursday, December 7th.  Bring your toonies.  All proceeds to our Christmas Outreach program.

Week of November 27, 2017 to December 1, 2017

Business SHSM Students:  Grade 11 and 12 students interested in going on the May 16-17 Ottawa trip are to pick up an information package from room 1209.  The Parent meeting night to discuss the trip is on Wednesday, December 13 in the evening.

3D Design:  There will be a tutorial after school on Tuesday December 5th in the learning commons to learn about designing in three dimensions.  Come out if you are interested. 

Science Club:  The ND Science Club will meet on Thursday, December 7th after school.

Spirit Days Events:  Sign up at lunch on Wednesday and Friday in the cafeteria to compete in fun activities on December 12 & 13.

Battle of the Books:  If you are interested in trying out for the championship Battle of the Books Team, see Mr. Gardin in the learning commons.

Junior Girls Volleyball:  Practice Wednesday, November 30th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m..  Bus leaves at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday for the tournament at Maxwell Heights.

Junior Boys Basketball:  Practice on on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:00 p.m..

Junior Boys Basketball:  Dismissal Tuesday November 28th at 1:15 p.m..

Boys hockey team:  Practice on Wednesday November 29th at 3:00 p.m.. Next weeks game is against Dunbarton.

Junior Girls Volleyball:  Practice Tuesday, November 28th after school in Gym C.  Bring your signed permission packages.

CHINA Trip:  Interested students see Mr. Zheng in room 1306 for more information.

Senior Girls Volleyball:  Game against Austin on Monday.  Dismissal at 12:50 today.

Boys hockey team:  Game on Monday against St. Mary.  Dismissal at 12:45 today.

Job Fair:  Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for new Panago Pizza store opening at Rossland and Harwood.  Bring your Resume for on the spot interviews.  Job Fair Location:  Pickering Library (One The Esplanade South, Pickering).

Girl Talk:  To participate on Wednesday, November 29th during 4th period in the dance room please bring in your signed permission forms.

Day of Service:  20 spots left.  Bring in your signed permission form to Ms. Mustachi.  Mandatory meeting on Wednesday, November 29th in the guidance classroom from 2:10 to 3:10.

"Spin For Heart":  November 30th during 4th period.  Sign up the week on both lunches with a $2.00 cost per person.  5 people to a team permitted.  Each team will cycle for the entire period and will be receiving free popcorn and a drink.  Prizes to be won.

Non-Profit and Business SHSM Trip:  please pick up forms from room 1204 and return them by Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Sports SHSM:  December 5th High Five Traiing.  Mandatory Certification for all sports SHSM students.  30 spots available on a first come, first served basis.  See Ms. Tonna in the Phys. Ed. Office for a permission form.

Robotics Team:  ND participated in the UOIT Sumobot Competition on Saturday, November 25.  ND placed high in each match and knocked off many other robots.  The team ranked 3rd out of 60 robots.  Congratulations to I. and S. on a very successful fall robotics season.

Week of November 20, 2017 to November 24, 2017

Social Justice Movie Night:  Wednesday at 2:30 in the Learning Commons.  Featuring Wonder Woman!

Girls Talk:  Sign up Tables for the Girl Talk are in the Cafeteria on both lunches on Wednesday.

Junior Boys Basketball:  Team practice Wednesday right after school. Attendance is mandatory.

Junior Girls Volleyball:  First cuts have been posted outside of room 1112.  See you on Friday at the next tryout.

Boys Hockey Team:  Wednesday's game is against Port Perry High School.  Dismissal is at 12:10 p.m..

"Spin For Heart":  November 30th during 4th period.  Sign up the week on both lunches with a $2.00 cost per person.  5 people to a team permitted.  Each team will cycle for the entire period and will be receiving free popcorn and a drink.  Prizes to be won.

Science Club:  Club meets this Thursday November 23rd at 2:15 in room 1312.  Discover our future in science!

Basketball Practice Schedule for Tuesday:  Seniors at 2:15 and Juniors at 3:45 today.  If you cannot be present, you must inform your coaches.

Boys Hockey Team:  Game on Wednesday against Port Perry High School.

Girls Volleyball:  Final cuts have been made.  Please see the list posted outside of the phys ed office by the end of the day on Tuesday.  First team practice is Thursday after school.  All must attend.

Science Peer Tutoring:  Tuesday after school in room 1301.

PROM Meeting:  If you are interested in party planning and you would like to help organize ND's 2018 Prom, them meet in room 1101 at 2:15 on Wednesday.

Durham Black Students Network:  Come learn about things like health and wellness, financial planning and management, navigating the current social climate and much more.  Come to guidance for consent forms and for further information.

Non-Profit SHSM:  Students are to pick up a trip form from form 1204 for Mandatory Conflict Management Certification. 

Week of November 13, 2017 to November 17, 2017

Cupcake Sale:  Thursday November 16th over both lunches.  50 cents each.  Money will support Notre Dames' Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program.

3D Printer Digital Contest:  See Mr. Gardin for more details.

Durham Black Students Network:  Come learn about things like health and wellness, financial planning and management, navigating the current social climate and much more.  Come to guidance for consent forms and for further information.

Junior Girls Basketball:  Come support the girls tonight as they compete in the LOSSA finals in our gym.  Cost is $2.00.  The game begins at 6:00 against J. Clarke. 

Science Club:  meeting cancelled today, Thursday, November 16th.  See you next Thursday, November 23rd after school in room 1312.

Boys Hockey:  LO and MA scored for Notre Dame yesterday in a game against Ajax High. Practice on Wednesday November 15 at 3:00 p.m..

Science Peer Tutoring:  Tuesday after school in room 1301.

Sr. Boys Volleyball:  Team Photo on Wednesday morning at 7:50 in Gym C.  Bring your jerseys for the photo.

Jr. Boys Volleyball:  Good luck to the Jr. Boys volleyball team on their quarter finals Tuesday, November 14 at J. Clarke Richardson at 3:00 p.m..

Grade 12 students:  If you are in Ms. Gelinas', Mr. McWilliams, and/or Mr. MacDonald's homeroom class, please remember that your retreat is Tuesday, November 14th.  Arrive to school for 8:05 with your permission form if you have not handed it in to your teacher.  Dress warmly.

Sr. Girls Volleyball:  If your are interested in trying out for the team, please pick up a tryout package from Mrs. Tonna in the phys. ed. office.  Forms must be filled out and returned before the first try-out on Thursday, November 16th at 2:15 p.m..

Jr. Girls Volleyball:  First of 2 tryout tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14 in Gym C after school.

Boys Hockey:  First League game of the season is on Tuesday, November 14. Check room 1103 for posted game details.

Jurnior Boys Basketball:  70-30 win over D'OC last Friday.  Team practices Monday November 13th at 3:45.  The team list will be up by the end of last lunch today.

Pink Shirt Day:  Wear your ND Pink Shirt with your uniform bottoms on Tuesday, November 14th to show your support against cyber bullying.  Shirts are available for purchase in the Learning Commons or Guidance office for just $5.00.

Week of November 7, 2017 to November 10, 2017

Junior Girls Volleyball:  Tryouts on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 14 and 15 after school in Gym C.

Junior Boys Basketball:  Game Friday November 10.  Dismissal at 1:45 for their 2:15 home game.

Junior Girls Basketball:  Congratulations on a huge win against Pickering HS yesterday.  The season continues on Tuesday after school.  Semi-Final Game!!!!!

Senior Boys Basketball:  Senior boys basketball game has been cancelled for Thursday, November 9th.

Boys Hockey:  Exhibition game Thursday, November 9th vs. Ajax High School. 

Sports SHSM:  Grade 12 Sports SHSM students come to guidance to pick up your certification card.

Sr. Boys Volleyball:  Wednesday November 8th game. Bus leave at 12:55 sharp.

Boys Hockey:  Practice Wednesday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. on Pad #2 at the A.C.C..

CHINA Trip:  Interested students see Mr. Zheng in room 1306 for more information.

Science Club:  New Club to ND!  Interested in Science or a career in the medical field?  Come to room 1312 Thursday, November 9th at 2:15 p.m. MCat Prep; Science Fairs......

Cross Country Running Team:  Congratulations to the runners who completed their season on Saturday.  HM was our fastest junior girl.  LN was the fastest midget boy and AB was our fastest senior boy.  The senior boys team of AB, AH, MB, EV and SC placed a solid 8th out of the best 40 teams in the province.  Coaches are proud of you all for a season well done.

Junior Girls Basketball:  Practice is cancelled November 6. 

Grade 12 Business SHSM students:  meet in Mr. Iacono's room on your lunch regarding the Ottawa trip.

Junior Boys Basketball:  Try outs will be held Tuesday, November 7 at 3:45 p.m..

Trades Event:  Any girls in grades 9 or 10 who are interested in the trades are invited to see Mrs. VanH in guidance for a special event.

Interested in American Schools:  Grade 12 students are invited to meet reps from Loyola and Carrisuis College on Monday November 6th at 11:50 a.m. in the Guidance Office.

Senior Boys Volleyball:  Practice Monday November 6 and Tuesday November 7 after school.  Game on Wednesday.

Week of October 30 to November 3, 2017

Sports SHSM Trip:  Students going on the trip on Monday, November 6, please dress for the weather.  Lunch will be provided.  Meet Mrs. VanH and Mrs. Perry in the guidance classroom at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Junior Boys Basketball:  Tryouts Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Practice Thursday November 2 at 3:45 p.m..

OSAP Presentation:  Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pope Francis Centre - 652 Rossland Road West, Oshawa.

Remembrance Day:  Student who are cadets, please see Ms. Jeanson as soon as possible in room 1112.

Non-Profit SHSM Students:  Please take 1st lunch on Monday, October 30th for an important meeting.  Lunch will be provided.

Sports SHSM Students:  See Mrs. Van Heukelom in Guidance to pick up the permission form for the trip on November 6th.

Week of October 23 to October 27, 2017

Sports SHSM:  Grade 12 students are to see Ms. Van Heukelom or Mrs. Perry in guidance for permission forms for the November 6th trip to the Claremont Outdoor Center.

Cupcake Sale:  Thursday October 26th in the cafeteria over both lunches.  Proceeds benefits the Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program.  $0.50 each.

Jr. Reach for the Top:  Practice for grade 9's and 10's on Thursday, October 26 after school in the guidance classroom.

Jr. Boys Basketball:  Tryouts at 2:15 on Wednesday October 25th.  Senior boys practice at 3:45.

Non-Profit SHSM students:  Please go to room 1204 to pick up a Permission Form for the mandatory Certifications - Camp in a day.

Boys Hockey:  Tryouts begin on Wednesday, October 25.  3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the ACC Pad #2.  Forms are due to your coaches before your first tryout.

Week of October 16 to October 20, 2017

PA day:  Friday October 20, 2017

Picture Retake Day:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in the Guidance Classroom.  Bring your picture packages with you if you are having your picture retaken.  Students who did not have their picture taken in September, please ensure you come to Guidance for a picture for the yearbook and for your student ID.

Junior Boys Basketball Tryouts:  3:45 p.m. Monday October 16 in the gym.  Grade 9 boys only.

Senior Boys Volleyball:  Practice in gym C after school Monday, October 16.  Game on Wednesday.

Grade 12 Nonprofit and Business SHSM students:  Trip to George Brown on Friday October 27th is CANCELLED due to the College Staff Strike.

Senior Boys Soccer Team:  LOSSA Quart Finals game today against Sinclair H.S. Game will be held at Sinclair H.S. at 3:00 pm. Students are dismissed at 2:00 pm to get changed and board the bus.  Bus leaves at 2:15 sharp.

Senior Boys Basketball Players:  3:45 p.m. practice Tuesday October 17.

Week of October 10 to October 13, 2017

French Club:  Meeting on Thursday in room 1150.  French cuisine and French film!

Soccer:  Junior and Senior Boys Soccer Team members play Donald A. Wilson today at home.  Junior team members are to be dismissed at 1:10 and be on the field at 1:30.  Senior team members are asked to meet by 3:00 on the field.

Junior Reach for the Top:  Grade 9 and 10 students welcome.  Thursday, October 12th at 2:10 p.m. in the guidance classroom.

Cross Country Team:  Congratulations to everyone who competed at Alex Robertson Park on Wednesday. 

Senior Boys Basketball:  Practice at 3:45 Thursday, October 12.  Check the team list outside the phys. ed. offices.

Student Suggestion Box:  Voice your concerns anonymously until October 19th.  The suggestion box is in the main office until October 19th.  Our Student Trustees and Senators will take your concerns to the Council and Board of Trustees to make a stronger school community.

Grade 12 Nonprofit and Business SHSM students:  Trip to George Brown on Friday October 27th.  30 spots available.  First come first serve.  See Mrs. Manuel in room 1209 for your permission form.

Stressed Out to Chilled Out:  October 10th, meeting is at 10:50 (first lunch) in the guidance classroom.

Basketball:  Open gym for basketball at 3:40 on Wednesday for all Grade 9 and Grade 10 boys.

Winter Uniform:  Second layer worn over your first layer starts tomorrow, Wednesday October 11, 2017.  Notre Dame Uniform Sweater or Vest must be worm over the White Notre Dame Shirt.  This rule will be enforced.

S4SAS:  Wednesday October 11th, wear a sea of colours to show support of our LGBTQ+ community.  Grade 9's wear red and orange; grade 10s wear yellow and green; grade 11s wear blue and grade 12s wear purple.  Bake sale will occur during both lunches in the cafeteria.  Bring your loonies and toonies.

Grade 12's with period one spare:  Your grade 12 mandatory retreat is on November 7th.  Please pick up a form from the yellow folder on the Chaplain's door.

Week of October 2, 2017 to October 6, 2017

 Junior and Senior Boys Soccer:  Games October 5, 2017 against St. Mary CHS.  Junior members will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m. and should be on the ND field by 1:30 p.m. for the 2:00 kick off.  The Senior game will follow at 3:30 p.m..

Free Programs offered by Town of Ajax:  Come to the cafeteria after school to register for free art, cooking or sports programs. 

Dancers Needed:  Town of Ajax is seeking student dancers for a youth talent showcase.  Dancers will work with a trained choreographer to create a piece to be performed in a community theatre.  See Ashley in the cafeteria after school on Thursday October 5.

Year Book Distribution:  All Grade current 10, 11 and 12 students will receive their 2017-2017 ND Yearbook at the end of period four on Thursday, October 5.  If you have a spare period four, you will need to see Mr. Gardin in the learning commons.

Cafe - Cine Francais:  There will be a meeting this afternoon in room 1222 after school.  See you there.

Open Gym:  Grade 9 and 10 boys wishing to play basketball, come to the gym after school Wednesday October 4, 2017.

Honour Roll Certificates:  Students who were unable to attend the Honour Roll Evening Celebration, please pick up your certificate in Guidance on Tuesday October 10 on your lunch.

Senior Reach for the Top Team:  Practice on Monday October 2, 2017 in the learning commons after school.

Junior Reach for the Top Team: All Grade 9 and 10 students interested  in Trivia, come join the Reach for the Top team.  First practice on Wednesday October 4th after school in the guidance classroom.

Cross Country Running Athletes:  Check the cross country practice list outside of the Phys. Ed. Offices.  If there is a glitch, please see coach Kolodzie at lunch on October 2, 2017 in the gym.

Cafeteria:  The cafeteria will serve Daily Lunch Specials and Breakfast sandwiches.

Science Peer Tutoring:  Need help with your science homework?  Come to Science Peer Tutoring every Tuesday after school.

Special Basketball Event:  Tuesday October 3, 2017 at 2:15.  All Grade 9 and 10 boys basketball players are welcome to come to Open Gym Basketball.

Unity After-School Program:  See Guidance to pick up forms to register for an opportunity to participate in an after school program starting the week of October 10th.  Learn about hip hop art forms and earn community service hours.  All you have to do is commit about an hours after school every Wednesday to learn from the Unity Artists. 

Durham College Trucking Job Fair:  Free Job Fair at the Whitby Campus for those interested in a potential career in the trucking industry.  Saturday October 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon.  See Guidance for more information.

Grade 12 SHSM Students:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 there will be a trip to Ryerson University.  There is a limit of 45 students.  Forms to attend are available for pick up outside of room 1109.  The first 45 grade 12 SHSM students to return their signed forms to Mr. Grossi will be able to attend.  Reserve your seat on the bus!  See your SHSM teacher if you have questions.

Business SHSM Students:  Club photo will be taken on Friday October 6, 2017 at the start of period 2.  See you in the learning commons.  Please wear your Business SHSM shirt with your uniform bottoms.

 

Week of September 25, 2017 to September 29, 2017

Boys Soccer Teams:  Junior practice cancelled Wednesday, September 27th due to heat alert.  Senior Boys to see Mr. Hodkinson on their lunch on Wednesday, September 27th for a brief meeting.  Both teams earned ties against Dunbarton at Tuesday's game.

Social Justice Club:  Meeting Wednesday, September 27th in room 1206 after school.  Newcomers are welcome.

Thanksgiving & Hurricane Relief Outreach:  Let's help rebuild communities.  Bring in your non-perishable food items to your homeroom teachers until October 5th.  Items will be donated to The Settlement House in Oshawa to support homeless youth and families in Durham regions and donations to Antigua and Barbuda will be sent according to homeroom donation boxes.

Notre Dame Tech Crew:  Join the Tech Crew.  If you have some experience, please see Mr. Opiola in room 1151 (Media Arts).

Science Peer Tutoring:  Every Tuesday right after school in room 1301.

Grade 9's:  Stressed Out to Chilled Out:  Feeling overwhelmed?  Any grade 9 students interested in attending the "Stressed Out to Chilled Out" 6 week program at Notre Dame during lunch hour, please see guidance for a permission form.  Forms are due to guidance as soon as possible. The program start date has been changed to October 10, 2017.

Senior Reach for the Top Team:  First practice later this week after school in the learning commons.  All grade 11s and 12s are welcome.  Bring a friend.

Honour Roll Celebration October 4, 2017:  Please see the lists in the honour roll case.  In order for your seat to be reserved on the evening of the celebration, please return your invitation to Program Support, room 1112.

Boys Soccer:  Practice cancelled on Monday Sept 25th for the senior boys soccer team members.  Next game will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  Juniors kick off at 2:00 and Senior at 3:30 on our home field.

 

Week of September 18 to September 22, 2017

Junior Boys Volleyball:  Tryouts continue on Wednesday, September 19th in Gym C.  Final team will be picked on Thursday.

Volunteer Opportunities:  All Saints Catholic Secondary School is looking for volunteers for Saturday mornings to help teachers in  language classes.  Please see Mr. Zheng in room 1306 for more information.

Business SHSM students:  Meet in room 1209 on Friday September 22nd at 12:10 p.m..  Please respond to the invitation sent via remind.  Lunch will be provided.

Boys Soccer:  Junior and Senior Boys should return their form and the $30.00 fee to Mr. Hodkinson in guidance.  First league game is on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Peer Academic Leadership Program (PAL):  ND's PAL program matches grade 12 students with younger students who require academic assistance.  PAL students earn community service hours and a letter of recognition.  Come to Guidance or see Mr. Hodkinson for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity:  Notre Dame is looking for ND students interested in being math peer tutors.  Earn community service hours. See Mrs. Gill in room 1320.

Social Justice Club:  Meeting in room 1206 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  Newcomers are welcome!

Students for Safe and Accepting School (S4SAS):  Meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 2:10 p.m.. in room 1102.  New members welcome.

The Cafeteria/Servery:  The servery is open in the morning before school starts.  Debit is working for milk, juice and coffee.

University Fair:  The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is hosting a University Fair this weekend.  From Friday to Sunday, all Ontario Universities and many across Canada will be there.

Parking Passes:  Student who are driving to school must see Ms. Costello in the main office for a parking pass.  Complete the paperwork and bring your $5.00 annual payment to the office.

Senior Reach for the Top Team:  Monday, September 25th is the first practice.  Meet in the learning commons after school.  No experience is necessary.

Cross Country Team:  Congratulations to the cross country running team who competed in Port Hope yesterday.  Top finishers were AS, LN, AB, HM, MA, EB and AJ. Grade 9 students wishing to join the team are still welcome.  Meet on the track.  Next race is Wednesday, September 27th at Dagmar.

Senior Boys Volleyball:  Tryouts start Friday September 22, 2017 after school in Gym C.

Junior Girls Basketball:  Congratulations on the win against Pickering High School.  Score of 61 to 10.  Thank you to all fans for their support.

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