Notre Dame… Celebrating our Path of Hope and Faith
Goods and Services Auction and Dinner
Friday, May 5th,2017
The Inn at
New Hyde Park
Enrichment Programs Update
Thursday, March 23rd Cupcake Bake and Take is canceled and is rescheduled for Thursday, June 1st.
Please Note: We have a calendar change due to the snow day of Tuesday, March 14th. After-school classes will be rescheduled to Tuesday, May 9th. This will affect the following Tuesday's classes:
Math Explorations for Kindergarten
Tuesday Spanish Club
Adventures in Story Time
In need of lunch Angels!
WE ARE IN GREAT NEED OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SPRING SESSION.
The Spring session of lunch duty volunteers will begin the week of March 20th to the end of the school year. If you have all your volunteer paper work in order and can help please call the office. Thank you for your help!
Please Note Calendar Change:
On the original yearly calendar that went home in September, the Confirmation date was to be announced.
Kindly mark your calendar for Thursday, April 27, 2017 for Confirmation for our eighth graders.
12:00 PM Dismissal for K-7
11:15 AM Dismissal for Pre-K
11:00 AM Dismissal for Nursery
8th Graders will have no school
Please call for information regarding private tours and registration for September 2017. (516-354-5618)
Pre-K: Five half days (AM) 8:45-11:15 AM or
Five full days (8:45 AM - 3:00 PM)
Nursery: Five half days (AM) 8:45 - 11:00 AM or
Five full days. (8:45 AM - 3:00 PM)
Morning Care is available for Early Childhood beginning at
7:45 - 8:45 AM for $6.00 an hour. (Application and Registration fee of $25.00 for a family per school year)
After-Care is available for PK through Grade 8 starting at 3:00 PM for Early Childhood. The fee for this program is $6.00 an hour. (Application and Registration fee of $50.00 for a family per school year.)
Art, Music, Technology, Physical Education, Library, Video Conferencing, After-School Enrichment, Early Morning Care & After-Care are all part of the students' day.
Tomorrow's Hope Foundation
The Catholic elementary schools participate in a scholarship program called Tomorrow's Hope. Please follow the link below for instructions. (Beginning in this year, Tomorrow's Hope will be administered by the FACTS program.)
Parent FACTS Fact Sheet (1).docx
Notre Dame School is a Catholic elementary school with students from Nursery to Grade 8. We follow the NYS curriculum in grades PK through 8. Notre Dame School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Here are some things we would like you to know about Notre Dame School…
We pray together each morning as a school community and attend Mass on the First Friday of each month. We celebrate liturgical seasons in a variety of ways. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we begin our week with a special prayer service. Students in grades Kindergarten through Grade Five participate in the Christmas and Spring Show. Students in PK-Grade 2 participate in a winter concert. Students in grades One through Eight may enjoy music lessons and Honor Band through Paul Effman. In music class, students learn to play the recorder and xylophone, and sing at School Masses. We also have a school choir who sing at prayer services and school masses. Our students are proficient in most aspects of Microsoft Office. They use a variety of presentation tools including PowerPoint and Prezi, along with Movie Maker. They build boats, hot air balloons and robotic arms and work with the Cad Pro program to design a better school environment. Our newest initiative for Pre-k-Grade 6 involves the integration of STEM based units. Our Art teacher includes different artists, cultures and literature into her classes. Our Physical Education teacher plays all kinds of games, teaches important skills, teaches Health to grades Five through Eight and stresses good sportsmanship. At Notre Dame we create a rich, powerful connection between students and reading by inviting authors to our school. We have 3 book fairs a year. These are family events that support the reading development of children. Our students enjoy a lunch program that features both hot and cold items, along with snacks and drinks. All students from PK through Grade 8 work on computers and SmartBoards. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 enjoy the annual Notre Dame Picnic, compete at Blue and White events, participate in Liturgies all through the year as Leaders of Song, readers, and altar servers, go on curriculum –related field trips, shop at the Christmas and Spring Boutique and love dress-down days! We have a full time Art teacher, as well as a full time Technology teacher, Physical Education teacher and librarian. Our Spanish and Music teachers are part-time. Grades K and 1 have Italian classes during the school day and students in Grades 2 may participate after school. Students in grades 3-8 study Spanish. We also have a Drama Club for Grades 4-8 that produces an annual theatrical performance. We offer a variety of Enrichment Programs after school during the Spring and Fall, including Chess Club. Morning-Car
e is available for those students in Nursery and PK, and after-care is available until 6:00PM from students in PK through Grade 8. Although our day begins at 8:10, students may be dropped off at 7:30 AM.
We are proud to announce that we have 100% acceptance into Catholic High Schools.
Our current eighth grade students were awarded more than $715,000.00 in scholarships!
We have many more wonderful events and programs which we would like to share with you, as space does not permit here. Please call for an appointment and a personal tour as a part of our “Touring Thursdays.”
It's cold and flu season!
Please read the attached from Mrs. Dumas--
More colorful news!
Congratulations! Your child's "Calavera" has been chosen for "The Colors of Long Island" exhibit at the Long Island Museum Visitors' Center in Stony Brook. The gallery is on the north side of route 25A.
The exhibit will run from February 24 through April 16, 2017. Also, please see the wonderful exhibit which is in the Art Museum, at the top of the hill. Notre Dame has participated in this show for many years and it is always well done. You may explore the other buildings, especially the Carriage House. I hope to see you there.
Flying Fish Registration is now open!
Consider joining our TWO TIME Champion swim team--
Follow the link below for further information--
ND Swim Team Registration 2016.docx
Mondays - Pizza $2.25 per slice
Tuesdays - Tortellini (pasta) $2.25
Wednesdays - Chicken Tenders w/apple sauce or vegetables $2.25 chicken tenders.
Thursdays - Hot Dogs & Beans $2.25
Fridays - Bagels-Plain $1.00, Butter or Cream Cheese $1.25, Tuna $2.25
Our soup menu:
Tuesday-Italian Wedding Soup
Wednesday-Home-style Chicken Noodle
Thursday-Pasta e Fagioli
Below you will find a Flu Guide for Parents. Please click for helpful information.
flu guide 2016-2017.pdf
Please register your Stop and Shop rewards card to support Notre Dame School. Follow the link and directions below to help support our school. Thank you and encourage your friends and family to sign up, as well. We can all make a difference! If you registered your card last year, you do not have to re-register.
You can also register your Shoprite Price Plus card to earn rewards for our school! Here's how it works:
Register your Price Pus club card at Shopriteformyschool.com and select Notre Dame. Shop for products at ShopRite during advertised promotions using your Price Plus club card. Earnings are automatically credited to our school.
If you have a student in grade K, 2, 4, or 7, please read the attached letter from Mrs. Dumas. If you have questions about missing paperwork, please call the health office at 516-354-2731.
If you are new to our school or have never logged in to the Parent Portal, please go to the For Parents tab and find the link for the Parent Portal Manual. The manual includes step-by-step instructions for creating your account. Please note that the portal is only used for students in Grades 1-8. If you have misplaced your Access ID or password, please contact Mrs. McCarthy via e-mail at email@example.com
Below you will find a letter from our Diocesan Superintendent, Dr. Kathleen Walsh, about the testing of water in our schools.
Letter to Families re Water Testing.pdf
Below please find a letter detailing the results of the recent lead testing. You will be happy to know that Notre Dame passed with flying colors!
No concentration of lead.docx
I recently sent an email detailing the dangers of a particular website. Please follow the link below if you would like to see the information again.
Notre Dame School on television!
Mrs. Durkin, along with four students was interviewed on Telecare! Please follow the link below.