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Band Concert -
Wednesday, May 30th @ 7:00 PM

All band students will be performing.  Students should wear dress up clothing for the concert.  All are welcome.

Dress Down Day - We will be having a $1.00 dress down day on Friday, May 25th.  All proceeds will be used to benefit the Veterans in VA hospitals.  (Kindly wear red, blue or white or all three.)  Please be mindful of the dress code listed in the handbook-no tank tops/spaghetti strap/strapless shirts or shorts shorter than gym shorts may be worn. 
                                                                               
              
Calendar Changes--June 2018:

Monday, June 18, 2018 is now a regular school day - (After-care available)

                        *9:00 AM Nursery Step Up Ceremony                                        10:45 AM – Closing Mass –All are welcome!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 is now a regular school day 
(Last day of after-care)

                        *9:15 AM PF1 Step Up Ceremony

                        *10:15 AM PF2 Step Up Ceremony

                        *11:15 AM PF3 Step Up Ceremony

                        *1:00 PM PF4 Step Up Ceremony

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00 PM Dismissal
Grades 1 – 7

                        *9:00 AM Kindergarten Step Up Ceremony

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:00 PM Dismissal
Grades 1 – 7

Friday, June 22, 2018 – 12:00 PM Dismissal
Grades 1 – 7

Monday, June 25, 2018 – 10:30 AM Last Day of School

*Please note that Nursery, PK and Kindergarten students’ last day is the Step Up Ceremony.

Attention:  Parents of Notre Dame Students Residing in NYC

In order to provide health services to students in NYC, it is a matter of law that an affidavit be signed and returned with the most recent copy of a utility bill.  These forms went home last week and we asked for them to be returned completed and signed by Tuesday, March 27th.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

Enrichment Schedule Changes

Dodge Ball Thursdays 7th & 8th
Thursday, May 17th is canceled and the make-up class will be on FRIDAY, June 1st.

Dodge Ball Thursdays 7th & 8th 
March 22nd - Snow day - make-up class is on May 31st.


Minutes to Win - Monday, May 14th class is canceled and the make-up class will be on May 21st.

Eric Carle - April 25th class is canceled and the make-up class will be on May 30th. 

Dodge Ball Wednesdays 5th & 6th 

March 28th class that was canceled - Make-up class is on May 30th.

Dodge Ball Thursdays 7th & 8th 
March 22nd - Snow day - make-up class is on May 31st. 


Young Scientists - May 7th class was canceled the make-up class is scheduled for Monday, June 4th.

Criminal Science (Thursday) - May 3rd class was canceled the make-up class is scheduled for Thursday, May 31st.  
 

Many thanks to those families who have been participating in the Box-Tops Program for Education!

Please continue to save and submit the box tops, as they provide us with extra funds.  Additional sheets may be printed from their website--
www.boxtops4education.com 


Please click and read the letter below that addresses the flu, along with how to protect you and your loved ones this season. 

Fluprotection2018.pdf

We are proud to announce that we have 100% acceptance 
into Catholic High Schools.

This year's eighth grade students were awarded more than $685,000.00 in scholarships!

Our Early Childhood registration is now open--

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 $8.00 an hour.  (A
pplication 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 $8.00 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.

Please call for an appointment to tour on any of our 

"Touring Thursdays."

  • Let’s clean up and green up with our recycling water bottles program.  Doing something good for our environment and school is always a good idea.
  • Grades five, six, seven and eight are continuing with the after-school Math Olympiads. 
  • Afterschool Italian classes continue on Monday and Wednesdays for grades two and three. 
  • Registration is in process for our Early Childhood Programs.
  • Registration for Kindergarten through seventh grade started on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Below you will find a a letter from our superintendent, Dr. Kathleen Walsh
CSW 2018 Letter from Dr. Walsh.pdf

After-care - Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us. Kindly fill out both forms and return with the pictures as well as the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!  
The after-care number is 516-354-5374.  Please use this number after 4:00 PM as the main office of school is closed.

Morning-care
 - Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us.  Kindly fill out both forms and return with the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!

                       Tomorrow's Hope Foundation

The Catholic elementary schools participate in a scholarship program called Tomorrow's Hope.  Please follow the link below for instructions. The 2018-2019 THF scholarship application is now open! Families can visit www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org > click on the “Students” tab on the top right > click “How to apply for assistance, and the information will be there, including the link to the online application. Please keep in mind that paper applications are available upon request only. Below is the link to the FACTS application for your reference:

https://online.factsmgt.com/aid/

FACT Checklist for Schools English.pdf
THF Parent FAQ English.pd


May Lunch Schedule

Soup will NOT be available for the rest of the year!

Monday
 -        Pizza - $2.25

Tuesday -       Hot Dogs & Tater tots - $3.00
Wednesday - 2 Chicken Tenders/with applesauce or                           vegetable cup - $3.00
Thursday -     5/31 - Chicken tacos $3.00
Friday -          Bagels with cc, butter or tuna          $1.25/$2.25


Scrip may be ordered at any time.  Follow the link under PAVE for a complete listing of stores

After-care - Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us.  Kindly fill out both forms and return with the pictures as well as the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!  
The after-care number is 516-354-5374.  Please use this number after 4:00 PM as the main office of school is closed.

Morning-care
- Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us.  Kindly fill out both forms and return with the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!

Lunch Schedule

For a complete menu please go to the lunch folder in the "Quick Links" on our home page.
Below you will find a link to our calendar. The information contained is very important--

               Yearly Planner 2017-2018.doc 

Regular school hours for each grade are listed below. Please note early dismissals are listed on our yearly calendar for your convenience. 

 School Hours
N5--8:45--11:00
NF--8:45--3:00 
P5--8:45--11:15
PF--8:45--3:00
K-8--8:00-2:30

Below you will find a letter from our Diocesan Superintendent, Dr. Kathleen Walsh, regarding the change in our accreditation.
AdvancED.pdf

                   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 AdvancED.

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 and First Lego League. Morning-Care is available for those students in Nursery and PK, and after-care is available until 6:00 PM from students in PK through Grade 8.  Although our day begins at 8:10, students may be dropped off at 7:45 AM. 
Students in grades 5-8 all use Chromebooks throughout the day, while students in grade 4 have iPads 

 

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.”


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Please register your Stop and Shop rewards card to support Notre Dame School.  Follow the link and directions below to help supp
ort 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.


Stopandshoprewards1718.doc

You can also register your Shoprite Price Plus card to earn rewards for our school!  Here's how it works:
Register your Price Plus 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. 


physicalandimmunzation.docx


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 kmccarthy7211@ndsnet.org



I  sent an email detailing the dangers of a particular website. Please follow the link below if you would like to see the information again.  

Website Dangers.doc


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Notre Dame School on television!

Mrs. Durkin, along with four students was interviewed on Telecare! Please follow the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNFLUBoR-WA

 

 

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