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
Virtual meetings will be held monthly
Wednesday, October 21st:
15th Annual NDA Golf Tournament: Sign-Up TODAY! All are invited!!
Please sign-up to play: www.ndagolf.com
Questions?: Michael Wesseln, email@example.com, 858-775-6952
Friday, October 23rd: No School for Students
Monday, October 26-Thursday, October 29th:
-M-TH Minimum days: Assigned Dismissal Times between 12:10 and 12:30
-Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences begin at 1pm
-Conference times will be sent by your child's homeroom teacher
-Progress reports will be emailed Monday, October 26th
Friday, October 30th: Fall Festival
We are looking forward to celebrating Fall with a special event for students on the St. Therese of Carmel Courtyard. Families will transform the Courtyard into a fall-themed festival, which students will tour at designated times throughout the day. Parent guides will be on hand to ensure social distancing at all times!
We would love to have you help! Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094AADA722A7FF2-ndahalloween
And for the first time ever……
Students may wear costumes this day, as long as they are modest, light-hearted, and appropriate. Parents, please remember when helping your child choose a costume to wear to school, that they are representing our Catholic school.
As per our Health Guidelines, Face Coverings must be worn.
Costume face masks are not permitted.
No violent themes, gore, or weapons of any kind.
Nothing that represents disrespect to a person or group; nothing that displays wording that is inappropriate
Costumes should not impede the ability to participate in class in any way; students must be able to sit in chairs comfortably, write, move through aisles, etc.
Some kind of shoe must be worn; no stocking feet, flip flops or bare feet
Hair may not be dyed. Wigs/hats cannot be worn in the classroom.
Upon arrival on Friday morning, the Wellness team will evaluate the students’ adherence to these guidelines. If not followed properly, the students will need to make required adjustments before entering school.
Students may also wear orange and black, or free dress, as an alternative to a costume.
November at a Glance:
Tuesday, November 3rd: Election Day
Friday, November 6th:
-Leadership Mass for 8-1
-8th Grade Retreat
Monday, November 9th: Dads’ Club Meeting
Wednesday, November 11th: Veteran’s Day: No School for Students
Friday, November 13th: Leadership Mass for 8-2
Friday, November 20th: Christian Witness Awards announced at Mass
Monday, November 23rd- Monday, November 30th: Thanksgiving Vacation
Tuesday, December 1st: Welcome Back to NDA: Start of 2nd Trimester
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! 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.
The Dads' 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.
Dads' Club Meetings are held at Club M, The Grand Del Mar at 5:30pm.
- October 5th
- November 9th
- December 7th
- 2021: TBD
- Fred Derheimer, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
School Supply List
Kinder Prep School Supply List 2019-2020
Kindergarten Supply List 2019-2020
1st Grade Supply List 2019-2020
2nd Grade Supply List 2019-2020
3rd grade supply list 2019-2020
4th Grade Supply List 2019-2020
5th Grade supply list 2019-2020
6th Grade Supply List 2019-2020(2)
7th Supply List 2019-2020
8th Grade Supply List 2019-2020
Forms & Procedures
Free Dress Guidelines
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