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 Thursdays.

NDA Guild Meetings

In-person meetings will be held at 8:15am in the Dempsey Social Center:
October 17th @ 6:30pm
November 7rd
January 16th
February 6th
March 5th
April 9th
May 21st



Thursday, October 19th:

  • Parents in Prayer Rosary Group, Library
  • October Birthdays celebrated at recess

Friday, October 20th: No school for students! Office Closed. Staff attends Diocese Professional Development

Monday, October 23- Thursday, October 26: Kinder-8th Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, October 23: Jersey Mikes Restaurant Fundraiser Jersey Mike's Fundraiser Flyer

Friday, October 27th

  • 2nd Grade Saints' Presentation
  • 4:00pm-6:30pm TRUNK or TREAT, NDA Playground

Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween: Students may wear Costumes as per Guidelines linked here: NDA Costume Guidelines


Wednesday, November 1st: All Saints' Day, Holy Day of Obligation, Mass at Noon

Thursday, November 2nd : All Souls Day

Friday, November 3rd: No Mass, Regular Uniform, Mother Son Bowling: 1pm-3pm

Sunday, November 5th: End Day Light Savings Time - "Fall Back"

Monday, November 6th: Guild 23-24 Spirit Sweatshirt Sale begins! Ends Monday, 11/13

Tuesday, November 7th:

  • 8:05-8:20 Meet Mrs. Amann, Dempsey Social Hall
  • 8:25-9:05 Guild Meeting, Dempsey Social Hall

Thursday, November 9th:

  • November birthdays celebrated at recess
  • Flippin Pizza Restaurant Fundraiser

Friday, November 10th: Observance of Veteran's Day, No School

Tuesday, November 14th: 5th to Biz Town, Dads' Club Meeting

Wednesday, November 15th: Procession for the Feast of the Child Mary

Friday, November 18th: Gratitude Mass

Wednesday, November 29th: Recognition Assembly (Academics and Athletics)


Volunteer Requirements

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.

2023-2024 NDA Volunteer Requirements - Google Docs

Create a CMG Account

All NEW AND RETURNING parents must create a CMG Account. Go to and follow prompts. Once your CMG account is set up, all NEW AND RETURNING parents who wish to volunteer at NDA, must complete the Safe Environment Curriculum, which includes watching a video, completing questions about the video, and reading the Code of Ethical Standards on the CMG website.


Have a Background Check

All parents must  have a Background Check.  
The Background Check should be completed through the CMG Website and needs to be renewed every 5 years. If you do have a background check, please submit payment to NDA to cover the $25 processing fee.



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

Immunization Records

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:

  • MMR-measles
  • Tdap-Pertussis (no earlier than 2005)
  • Influenza – annually (or may write a letter to decline)
Sign The Form

Return the signed and completed “Good Health Statement” form

Good Health Statement Form

Get Involved

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! To find out how you can support these events, please come to our Guild Meetings! To meet more of our dynamic NDA Community, plan on joining us for our Guild Community Builders! Locations and times will be announced in the Newsletter.




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.

Parent Volunteer Hours

The Dads' Club

Shaping Learners Into Leaders.

All Dads are welcome! The Dads' Club was originally established to assist the Sisters who founded NDA with any physical operations or needs of the school. Many projects are assigned to the Dads' 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.

Dads' Club Meetings are held  at Pacific Social at 6:00pm (Pacific Highlands Ranch).

  • November 14th
  • December  12th
  • January 9th
  • February 6th
  • March 12th
  • April 9th
  • May 14th




Kind Words About Us
  • NDA Is Committed To Developing A Well-Rounded, Highly Conscientious And Compassionate Individual...
    "We knew NDA was the school for our daughter when seeing the Sisters interact with the children. Their love and commitment is evident and irrefutable. We love the combination of an academic and a faith focused environment. This loving combination is unmatched. I would tell my friends that NDA is committed to developing a well-rounded, highly conscientious and compassionate individual. The loving staff is focused on developing wonderful human beings."
    Monica & Justin P. – Parents,
  • A Strong Moral Foundation For Our Kids...
    "At NDA, we sincerely feel we are part of a larger family! In addition to the Catholic education with the lovely Sisters that help create a strong moral foundation for our kids, we love that the teachers and staff care about not only educating our kids scholastically, but are also sincerely intent on motivating our kids to be the best version of themselves in a variety of important ways, such as socially and benevolently."
    G.G. B. – Parent,
  • NDA Is Not Just A School, It’s A Place To Grow...
    "NDA is not just a school, it’s a place to grow and experience the world around you with not just your classmates, but with your “family” that has good Catholic values instilled in them."
    Sal S. – Alumni Class of 2015,
  • NDA Is My Second Family...
    "NDA is my second family, a community where I have developed lifelong friendships and learned invaluable lessons from mentors that will forever guide me into my future endeavors."
    Isabella R. – Alumni Class of 2018,
  • Dedicated Teachers And Staff...
    "We chose NDA because of its French program. Little did we know that we were picking a home away from home. Dedicated teachers and staff, a strong academic program, a safe environment, and a close group of friends make NDA a great school! "
    Robbie B. – Parent,