Spring Week: Time for Fun and FUNdraising


Danielle Lippert, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

Spring officially started on March 20, but all Notre Dame students know that Spring doesn’t truly start until we have Spring Week.

Spring Week is a fun and exciting time for everyone as we celebrate the coming of spring and head toward the ending of the school year.  But we do so much more than just celebrate. We fundraise.

This year’s Spring Week proceeds will go to Los Amigos de Patzún. This nonprofit organization is focused in Guatemala, and it creates educational opportunities for the children there. The organization offers scholarships for students to further their education if they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.

Most students can agree that one of the best things about Spring Week is the special dress days. Students pay $2 for a bracelet to participate in dress-down days. The money made from the bracelets will go to Los Amigos de Patzún.

Monday’s dress-down day is “Guatemala Monday,” and students can wear a blue, yellow or white shirt with uniform bottoms. A bracelet is not needed for Monday but is needed for the rest of the week’s special dress days.

Tuesday is “Education Switch Day.” Students can dress up as a teacher on the approved list. The list was sent to students via their Notre Dame Academy e-mail.

Wednesday is “Saved by the Bell Day,” and students can dress up in fashion from the late 80s to the early 90s, the years featured in the hit show.

Thursday is “Twin Day.” Students can dress alike with their very own twin for the day.

Friday is Spirit Day, and if students follow the dress guidelines throughout the week, students will be able to wear jeans with their spirit shirt.

Friday is also the very popular De la Baie Fest. The dodgeball tournament is back along with the three-on-three basketball tournament. Sting Cancer is back with their smoothie stand, and ASTRA is back with the cake walk.

Since it is a Friday in Lent, German Club will not be serving meat this year. They will be serving British style fish and chips instead.  

The silent auction, ping pong tournament, music in the Commons–the afternoon never fails to be fun.

Writer’s Union will be doing Kahoot again, but instead of literary terms, they will be doing games based on little known facts about Notre Dame teachers and staff members.

“De la Baie Fest is something to look forward to every year because it’s always a fun time to just hangout with friends with good food and activities. Even though it’s a little unconventional this year with it being earlier, it’ll definitely end up being a fun day,” said junior Lily Schumacher.