Daily Announcements

A few reminders:

On Wednesday, November 26th - is early dismissal. NO AFTER-CARE  
K - 8 - 12:00 PM, PK - 11:15 AM & N - 11:00 AM.

Happy Thanksgiving - Many blessing to you and your family.
School will reopen Monday, December 1st.

Advent - In keeping with our traditional celebration of Advent, we will enter the building in darkness and silence.  All parents are welcome to join us during Advent for our Monday morning prayer services. Please enter through the front doors.



Honor Band Forms:

Honor Band forms are going home on Tuesday, November 25th for grades 5 - 8.  Please return the forms by Friday, December 8th. 

Thank you!

Christmas Breakfast

The deadline for the Christmas Breakfast has been extended until Tuesday, November 25th.
 

Early Childhood Open House:  Monday, December 15th @ 9:30 AM.

We invite you to join us for a presentation and a tour of our Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten programs.   If the above date and time do not work for you, please feel free to call and make an appointment to see our programs. 

Please click the link below on our Early Childhood Video to experience our school!




Early Childhood video  Please click on the link to view a beautiful video about our Early Childhood program!  Remember--wouldn't it be wonderful if every family brought a family?


  


Getting ready for Kindergarten for September 2015!

Sneak Preview for Kindergarten!  We invite our Notre Dame School families to join us on Monday, December 15th at 9:00 AM or 3:00 PM.

Did you know that Notre Dame School has its very own TV broadcasting system?  ND-IPTV allows us to broadcast our morning announcements.  Each Friday morning, the class of the week along with the President and Vice-President of the Student Council, delivers the morning announcements.  Please follow the link below to view a recent broadcast.

http://youtu.be/9ZSIlve-Xes






Lunch Duty Volunteers

The second session of lunch duty volunteers begins the week of December 8th through March 16th.  If you have all your volunteer paperwork in order and are interested in volunteering for this session kindly contact the main office 354-5618. 

Parents that have already signed up for this program will receive a letter by Thursday, November 20th in the afternoon.  Kindly check your child's folder.  

Thank you!

Lunch for Thursdays in December will be
Cheeseburgers $2.25.


Morning Care is available for children in Nursery or Pre-K.  The fee is $6 per day and drop off is from 7:45-8:30 am.  Please fill out an application and parent agreement for enrollment in this program.
Morning Care Application.doc
Below please find a link to our yearly calendar for school year 2014-2015.
Magnet 2014-2015.doc
Please note a separate parent agreement needs to be filled out for morning care and after-care.
Morning Care Parental Agreement.doc
Please fill out both forms for after-care if you are new to the program or have information that has changed. We must have an application and parent agreement on file for your child to attend.
AC application.doc
Please fill out the Parent Agreement form in addition to the application.
Parental Agreement - revised 2006.doc
Time for a year of faith, learning and friends!

Attached you will find the link for the newsletter. 
August 2014.pdf
Below you will find a link to our student-parent handbook.  Please read this and be certain that your student reads and understands it as well.  You will receive a hard copy of the signature page when you come to our Open House meetings in early September.  
Parent Handbook 2014-2015.pdf
TUITION NEWS

You have received a letter regarding tuition payment.  I am pleased to report that we will be utilizing the services of a tuition collection company--FACTS Tuition.  All families must create an account online at the FACTS website written below.
Tuition will no longer be handled through our school office.  Follow the link below to set up your tuition account and to view all of the payment options.  You may continue to pay tuition monthly or choose to pay in full at the beginning.  Payments will begin in August and continue through May.  Credit cards will now be accepted-although there will be a convenience fee added.  

My thanks to those families who have signed up for the program.  If you have not done so, please click the link below and enroll for the plan. Feel free to email me with questions.  Remember that you may not be classified as Plan A unless you have completed the background check and taken the VIRTUS class.
   
https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3L7TV





Please register your Stop and Shop Rewards card so our school can earn money. NEW THIS YEAR: You do not have to re-register your card if you have already done so last year.  Please use the attached flyer to register and help us earn rewards.  You can also have friends and family register their cards for our school. Thank you for your continued support!
Stopandshoprewards14-15.doc
All teachers may be reached via email using the following protocol--
firstinitiallastname@ndsnet.org. ie cdurkin@ndsnet.org

Below please find a link to the Diocesan policy of non-discrimination
Non-discrimination Notice.doc
Interested in a quality Catholic education for your child?
We offer classes
for Nursery through Grade 8
Appointments available for
interested families.

Call us at 516.354.5618
Come see the wonderful things going on at Notre Dame School!

From the Principal

 What a terrific day we had at Notre Dame School! We welcomed many new students from a range of schools.  Our "old timers" made sure to make them feel welcome!   Our enrollment continues to be healthy.  We have more than 450 students this year, with two sections of each grade.  Our smallest citizens will begin at a slightly slower pace, starting with an introduction to their class and ending the week with a full day.  They will be using the playgrounds, having lunch in the cafeteria and learning to take turns.  Many thanks to those families who recommended Notre Dame School to a friend or neighbor.
 
Please keep our Early Childhood program in mind.  Our registration for both our Pre-K and Nursery program is healthy.  Perhaps your friend or neighbor is looking around for a wonderful Pre-K or Nursery  program.  Inquiries may be directed to our school office. Open Houses will be scheduled--please check the calendar.
 
This year, our students will enjoy the latest in technology--we currently have 55 iPads in use.  Students enjoy video conferences which enhance their understanding of their classroom curriculum.  Last year, a popular destination was the Buffalo Zoo, along with many museums and Science Centers. Grade 7 viewed Sacred Art and learned about the Lewis and Clark expedition, while Grade 8 enjoyed conferences on both World Wars I and II in the spring.   
 
Remember--wouldn't it be terrific if every family brought a family?
 
God's blessings on you and your family as we begin anew!
 
Thank you for choosing Notre Dame School.
 
 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 26
10:30 AM - Prayer Service
11:00 AM - N5 & NF Dismissal
11:15 AM - P5 & PF Dismissal
12:00 PM Dismissal Grades K - 8
9:00 AM - Thanksgiving Celebration with 1st & 8th buddies
End of 1st Trimester
No after-care

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Weather

Today, 11/26/2014
High: 42 Low: 38
Rain/snow
89% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/27/2014
High: 39 Low: 31
Rain/snow
96% chance of precipitation.