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 NewsletterWeekly newsletter that includes important calendar items, information, and announcements. The Sonar is emailed to each NDA family on Thursdays.
NDA Guild Meetings
Monthly meetings take place on Mondays, following Morning Prayer.
2018-2019 Meeting Dates:
9/17, 10/8, *11/6(night event), 1/14, 2/4, 3/11 and 4/8
Friday, January 25th: Preschool and Kinder Prep Parent Teacher Conference - no school for Preschool and Kinder Prep students
Saturday, January 26th: Catholic High School Placement Test: Good luck 8th Grade - you got this!
Sunday, January 27th: 9am, NDA hosts Mass at St. Therese of Carmel Church
Monday, January 28th-Friday, February 1st: Catholic Schools Week
Monday, 1/28/19: Celebrating our Staff:
- Staff Free dress!
- Breakfast (in workroom) 7:30-10:30!
Tuesday, 1/29/19: Celebrating our Military
- Students may add red, white and blue accessories to their uniforms
- 7:55 Students report to homeroom. Take Attendance, then proceed to hall
- Morning Prayer in Social Hall
- After morning prayer Preschool -1st grade will be excused
- 8:15am-9:30am Spelling Bee (Omit 1st/2nd Period)
- 9:30-10:00 Middle School returns to Homeroom: Work on Clergy Appreciation Cards for the Sisters, Fr. Nick, Fr. Chris, and Deacon John
- Regular Recess schedule
Wednesday, 1/30/19: Celebrating our Community
- Student “Wear it” and “Share It” Day for Father Joe's Village: Wear crazy socks – donate crazy socks, wear non-uniform sweatshirt, donate a sweatshirt.
- Buy a book, donate a book
- “Book”-ies and Milk at recess
- K-4th reading time and book fair time
Thursday, 1/31/19: Celebrating our Clergy:
- Special Mass in honor of our Clergy
- After Mass, Student Council presents your student thank you cards and gifts from parents to our clergy and the Sisters
Friday, 2/1/19: Celebrates our Students
- Students may wear Sports attire (free dress)
- No tests
- Special Snack
Student Special Event on Astro Field: Session Times:
- 9:00-9:40am: PS/KP
- 9:50-10:20am: K-2nd
- 10:25-10:55am: 3RD-4th GRADE.
- 11:00-11:40am: 5TH-6th (omit 4th period, but 4th period teacher to attend)
- 12:20-1:00pm: 7th -8th (omit 5th period but 5th period teacher to attend)
Saturday, February 2nd: Tailgate Trivia
Friday, February 8th: 8am-9:30am, Open House
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 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 either have had a LIVESCAN report processed, or have a Background Check.
The Background Check should be completed through the CMG Website. 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
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.
School Supply List
Kinder Prep School Supply List 2018-2019
Kindergarten Supply List 2018-2019
1st Grade Supply List 2018-2019
2nd Grade Supply List 2018-2019
3rd grade supply list 2018-2019
4th Grade Supply List 2018-2019
5th Grade supply list 2018-2019
6th Grade Supply List 2018-2019
7th-8th Supply List 2018-2019
Forms & Procedures
Middle School Handbook 2018 - 2019 Update
walker permission request form rev 8.18
2018-2019 Uniform Code rev
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
Adopt a Book
Medication Authorization Form 2019-2020
2017 Parent-Student Handbook rev 9.17