Welcome to Notre Dame School


Catholic Schools' Week 2017

For more than sixty years, Notre Dame School has been educating hearts and forming minds in New Hyde Park. 


Our students come to us from a diverse range of cultures, beliefs and abilities.  Those cultures and beliefs are respected and abilities supported or enriched.   Our days are filled with many exciting activities and learning events. Learning does not just take place in one classroom.  Our children enjoy a variety of “special” classes.  We have a full time Art teacher, Technology teacher, Physical Education/Health teacher and Librarian.  We also offer Italian, Spanish and Music classes.  Our hallways are beautifully decorated with students’ artwork representing various artists and cultures.  Our Physical Education teacher teaches important team-building skills and stresses good sportsmanship.  Our Music teacher provides opportunities for children to freely express themselves through rhythm and movement which are incorporated in school-wide performances.  Our stage lighting system enhances our school productions! Our smallest students have a special playground just for them.  Our students in Pre-K through grade 3 also have a special playground.  We have an indoor play space for use in inclement weather.


Thanks to the generosity of our school families, we are able to broadcast our morning announcements throughout the school!  We have our very own closed circuit TV system—NDTV!  Our videoconferencing room has also been very busy!  Students in all grades enjoy the experience of interacting with people all over the world.  Lessons are enhanced through visits to museums, science labs and zoos.  We have 45 iPads available for small group or individual work.  All classrooms, kindergarten to eight, are equipped with integrated SmartBoards.  Early Childhood classes also have access to a SmartBoard in the video-conferencing room.  Our building has wireless connectivity so our students can conduct research in every classroom.

We would love for you to visit us and make our home, your home! Please come for a visit during any of our Open Houses.  Student-guided tours will be available all days.

Sunday, January 29: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Monday, January 30: 9:30-10:30 AM  OR 1:00-2:00 PM
Tuesday, January 31: 9:30-10:30 AM 

In need of lunch Angels!
The winter session of lunch duty volunteers will begin the week of December 12th through March 17th.  (Monday & Tuesday that week are half days - so no lunch duty.)   If you have all your volunteer paper work in order and can help please call the office.  Thank you for your help!

Early Childhood 

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.


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

       January Lunch

Mondays - Pizza $2.25 per slice
Tuesdays - Meatball Parm Sliders $2.25
Wednesdays - Chicken Tenders w/apple sauce or vegetables $2.25  We are no longer serving Dominick's chicken tenders. 
Thursdays - Grilled Cheese $2.25
Fridays - Bagels-Plain $1.00, Butter or Cream Cheese $1.25, Tuna $22.5

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 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.

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 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

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 

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.  

Website Dangers.doc

Notre Dame School on television!

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



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