Be Inspired. Be Involved. Be Invested.
Be The Difference… By Being An NDA Volunteer.
Notre Dame Academy prides itself in being a school community that is One Family, Always United. With that being said, NDA parents are an integral part of that family community that we emphasize. Parents and teachers at our school share a common goal; we all want to see the students grow academically, spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally. We want each student to become the best possible version of themselves. NDA parents are actively involved in school activities in many ways. Parents participate at annual traditions and other important school and classroom events, communicate with teachers in following their child’s success, volunteer at daily campus events and activities inside and outside the classroom, and more.
Parent Bulletin Board
The Sonar Newsletter
Weekly newsletter that includes important calendar items, information, and announcements. The Sonar is emailed to each NDA family on Wednesdays.
Bonsoir Casino Royale, April 20th 5:30pm Dempsey Social Hall - Day Care closes at 3:30pm
April Birthdays celebrated during recess on April 20th
Middle School Field Trips: April 23-April 27
Star Renaissance Standardized Testing Window: April 30-May 4
Cafe Night, May 10th
Grandparent's Day and Art Expose, May 11th 8am-1oam - Day Care closes at 4pm
1st Holy Communion, May 12th, 2pm
Petites Show: "Let Us Shine", May 15th, 8:30am
May Crowning, May 17th, 8am
NDA Parents Make Our Family Strong.
Christ gives His people different gifts, not only for themselves but for others. Active involvement in the life of the school is expected of all parents. The Volunteer Involvement Program is a plan whereby parents/guardians support the school through the use of their time, treasure and talent! Each family registering students at Notre DameAcademy will pay the amount of tuition indicated on the chart, and is responsible for completing thirty (30) hours of school service per family per two parent households or fifteen (15) hours per single parent household. Hours are to be earned from July through June. Each family is responsible for creating a plan for the completion of those hours by signing the Parent Involvement Form received in the registration packet. Parents may either choose from one of the activities listed, or pay a non-participation fee of $500 per family.
It is the responsibility of each family to record volunteer hours on the Parent Volunteer Service Hours Record Sheet. The completed form is due in the Accounting office no later than May 13, (include anticipated service hours for June) or the $500 service fee will be added to your monthly bill. Please note the name of the student so that proper credit can be given. Grandparents, older siblings, or other relatives must sign in volunteer hours since last names often differ. Volunteer Record Sheets are available in the school office.
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Our first and most important commitment is your child’s safety. For that reason, we do require all volunteers on campus to complete the following requirements before any volunteer work is done. We realize these requirements may not be convenient; however, no price can be put on your student’s safety. Thank you.
Create a CMG Account
All NEW AND RETURNING parents must create a CMG Account. Go to www.cmgconnect.org and follow prompts. Once your CMG account is set up, all NEW AND RETURNING parents who wish to volunteer at NDA, must watch the Safe Environment Video and read the Code of Ethical Standards on the CMG website.
DO NOT HAVE A BACKGROUND CHECK through the CMG website!
At NDA, we only use LIVESCAN. If you do have a background check, the $19 processing fee will be added to your monthly invoice.
All volunteers must be fingerprinted through a Live Scan process, using a school-initiated form (attached). This assures the utmost safety of your student. There is a charge for this service but is only required to be completed once. The Postal Annex, located in the Von’s Shopping Center at the intersection of Valley Center Parkway and Carmel Creek, offers Live Scan. No appointments are necessary.
Get Tested For TB
All volunteers must submit a negative TB test result to the office. This test is required every 4 years by law.
Preschool and Kinder Prep Volunteers
Preschool and Kinder Prep Volunteers need to do two additional steps. Steps 4 & 5 are for PRESCHOOL AND KINDER PREP PARENTS ONLY
Bring in your Immunization Record as California state requires that anyone encountering children at a preschool day care center must be immunized for the following:
- Tdap-Pertussis (no earlier than 2005)
- Influenza – annually (or may write a letter to decline)
Dive In. Help Out.
The NDA Guild
Building The Foundations For Lifelong Achievement.
The purpose of the Notre Dame Academy Guild shall be to effectively develop a more integrated relationship and to promote and facilitate the communication channels among the parents, administration, teachers, and staff at Notre Dame Academy. The Guild shall support the school community in its Catholic Christian philosophy, written policies, designated programs, and specific needs. The Guild shall serve as the umbrella organization for all Notre Dame Academy parent booster clubs, interest groups, and school organizations.
More specifically, the Parent Guild helps to organize and encourage participation in the school’s fundraising and special events. Every Notre Dame Academy parent is automatically a member of the Parent Guild! The Parent Guild offers many opportunities – large and small – to get involved with the school. Particular Guild sponsored events include Oktoberfest, Crepe Day, Movie Night, Catholic Schools’ Week, Tailgate Trivia, and NDA’s annual fundraiser gala “Bonsoir”…just to name a few!
For more information about the NDA Guild, please contact the school’s Front Office and/or attend the monthly meetings that take place each month at 8:15am.
- NDA Guild Meeting Oct 13
- NDA Guild Meeting Nov 3
- NDA Guild Meeting Dec 8
- NDA Guild Meeting Jan 12
- NDA Guild Meeting Feb 16
- NDA Guild Meeting Mar 9
Volunteer Involvement Program
Inspiring Minds. Moving Possibilities.
Christ gives His people different gifts, not only for themselves but for others. Active involvement in the life of the school is expected of all parents. The Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) is a plan whereby parents/guardians support the school through the use of their treasure and talent under the umbrella of the NDA Guild! Each family registering students at Notre Dame Academy is responsible for completing 30 hours of service per family per year toward school service. Hours are to be earned August through June.
Families are responsible for creating a plan for the completion of those hours by signing the Volunteer Involvement Program form included with their registration materials. Parents who are unable to serve may pay the non-participation fee of $500. Each family must record their volunteer hours on the Volunteer Record Sheet and return it to the office by the specified date.
The Dad's Club
Shaping Learners Into Leaders.
All dads are welcome! The Dad’s Club was originally established to assist the Sisters with any physical operations or needs of the school. Many projects are assigned to the Dad’s Club in order to improve the school and classrooms. With the incorporation of the exceptional janitorial staff, the Club is refocusing its commitment on providing assistance, either manual or intellectual, to the school or to ancillary NDA groups for the benefit of our school.
For more information about the Dad’s Club, please contact the Front Office.
Forms & Procedures
Uniform and Backpack Code
Examples of Acceptable Backpacks
Parent Volunteer Hours
Students Service Hours Grades 6-8
Student-Family Trip Request Form
Driver Information Form
Field Trip Permission Form
Traffic Safety Procedures
Character Counts Document
Sports Permission Form 2015-16
Adopt a Book
Medication Authorization Form 2017-18
2017 Parent-Student Handbook rev 9.17
Middle School handbook 2017-2018