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- The February schedule for practices went home last week.  Practices are on Mondays and Fridays in February however, if your actor/actress is not in the scenes being rehearsed that day he/she does not need to attend.  Practice ends at 4:30 PM and dismissal will be out the main entrance.  

LUNCH CHANGE FOR Wednesday, Feb. 14


Wednesday, February 14th - Ash Wednesday - Tortellini $3.00

Thursda
y, February 15th - Graduation Retakes for Kindergarten and 8th Graders


Please click and read the letter below that addresses the flu, along with how to protect you and your loved ones this season. 

Fluprotection2018.pdf

We are proud to announce that we have 100% acceptance 
into Catholic High Schools.

This year's eighth grade students were awarded more than $685,000.00 in scholarships!

Our Early Childhood registration is now open--

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 $8.00 an hour.  (A
pplication 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 $8.00 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.

Please call for an appointment to tour on any of our 

"Touring Thursdays."

  • Let’s clean up and green up with our recycling water bottles program.  Doing something good for our environment and school is always a good idea.
  • Grades five, six, seven and eight are continuing with the after-school Math Olympiads. 
  • Afterschool Italian classes continue on Monday and Wednesdays for grades two and three. 
  • Registration is in process for our Early Childhood Programs.
  • Registration for Kindergarten through seventh grade started on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Below you will find a a letter from our superintendent, Dr. Kathleen Walsh
CSW 2018 Letter from Dr. Walsh.pdf

Please take a moment to read the attachment from the Bishop regarding Catholic Schools Week.

Bishop Barres Letter Catholic Schools Week 2018.pdf

After-care - Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us. Kindly fill out both forms and return with the pictures as well as the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!  
The after-care number is 516-354-5374.  Please use this number after 4:00 PM as the main office of school is closed.

Morning-care
 - Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us.  Kindly fill out both forms and return with the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!

                       Tomorrow's Hope Foundation

The Catholic elementary schools participate in a scholarship program called Tomorrow's Hope.  Please follow the link below for instructions. The 2018-2019 THF scholarship application is now open! Families can visit www.tomorrowshopefoundation.org > click on the “Students” tab on the top right > click “How to apply for assistance, and the information will be there, including the link to the online application. Please keep in mind that paper applications are available upon request only. Below is the link to the FACTS application for your reference:

https://online.factsmgt.com/aid/

FACT Checklist for Schools English.pdf
THF Parent FAQ English.pdf

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The winter lunch session has started but we are still in great need of volunteers for Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  If you are interested and have all your volunteer requirements please call the office.  (516) 354-5618.

February Lunch Schedule

Please Note Lunch Change:
Wednesday, February 14th - Ash Wednesday - Tortellini $3.00

Monday -        Pizza - $2.25
Tuesday -       Hot Dogs & Beans - $3.00
Wednesday - 2 Chicken Tenders/with applesauce or                           vegetable cup - $3.00
Thursday -     Chicken and cheese quesadilla - $3.00
Friday -          Bagels with cc, butter or tuna          $1.25/$2.25


Scrip may be ordered at any time.  Follow the link under PAVE for a complete listing of stores

After-care - Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us.  Kindly fill out both forms and return with the pictures as well as the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!  
The after-care number is 516-354-5374.  Please use this number after 4:00 PM as the main office of school is closed.

Morning-care
- Applications may be found on our homepage under About Us.  Kindly fill out both forms and return with the registration fee to the main office.  Thank you!

Lunch Schedule

For a complete menu please go to the lunch folder in the "Quick Links" on our home page.
Below you will find a link to our calendar. The information contained is very important--

               Yearly Planner 2017-2018.doc 

Regular school hours for each grade are listed below. Please note early dismissals are listed on our yearly calendar for your convenience. 

 School Hours
N5--8:45--11:00
NF--8:45--3:00 
P5--8:45--11:15
PF--8:45--3:00
K-8--8:00-2:30

Below you will find a letter from our Diocesan Superintendent, Dr. Kathleen Walsh, regarding the change in our accreditation.
AdvancED.pdf

                   Notre Dame School is a Catholic elementary school with students from Nursery to Grade 8.  We follow the NYS curriculum in grades PK through 8.  Notre Dame School is accredited by AdvancED.

Here are some things we would like you to know about Notre Dame School…

 We pray together each morning as a school community and attend Mass on the First Friday of each month.  We celebrate liturgical seasons in a variety of ways.  During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we begin our week with a special prayer service.  Students in grades Kindergarten through Grade Five participate in the Christmas and Spring Show.  Students in PK-Grade 2 participate in a winter concert.  Students in grades One through Eight may enjoy music lessons and Honor Band through Paul Effman.  In music class, students learn to play the recorder and xylophone, and sing at School Masses. We also have a school choir who sing at prayer services and school masses. Our students are proficient in most aspects of Microsoft Office.  They use a variety of presentation tools including PowerPoint and Prezi, along with Movie Maker.  They build boats, hot air balloons and robotic arms and work with the Cad Pro program to design a better school environment. Our newest initiative for Pre-k-Grade 6 involves the integration of STEM based units.  Our Art teacher includes different artists, cultures and literature into her classes.  Our Physical Education teacher plays all kinds of games, teaches important skills, teaches Health to grades Five through Eight and stresses good sportsmanship. At Notre Dame we create a rich, powerful connection between students and reading by inviting authors to our school. We have 3 book fairs a year. These are family events that support the reading development of children. Our students enjoy a lunch program that features both hot and cold items, along with snacks and drinks.  All students from PK through Grade 8 work on computers and SmartBoards.  Students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 enjoy the annual Notre Dame Picnic, compete at Blue and White events, participate in Liturgies all through the year as Leaders of Song, readers, and altar servers, go on curriculum –related field trips, shop at the Christmas and Spring Boutique and love dress-down days!  We have a full time Art teacher, as well as a full time Technology teacher, Physical Education teacher and librarian.  Our Spanish and Music teachers are part-time. Grades K and 1 have Italian classes during the school day and students in Grades 2 may participate after school.  Students in grades 3-8 study Spanish.  We also have a Drama Club for Grades 4-8 that produces an annual theatrical performance. We offer a variety of Enrichment Programs after school during the Spring and Fall, including Chess Club and First Lego League. Morning-Care is available for those students in Nursery and PK, and after-care is available until 6:00 PM from students in PK through Grade 8.  Although our day begins at 8:10, students may be dropped off at 7:45 AM. 
Students in grades 5-8 all use Chromebooks throughout the day, while students in grade 4 have iPads 

 

We have many more wonderful events and programs which we would like to share with you, as space does not permit here.  Please call for an appointment and a personal tour as a part of our “Touring Thursdays.”


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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.


Stopandshoprewards1718.doc

You can also register your Shoprite Price Plus card to earn rewards for our school!  Here's how it works:
Register your Price Plus club card at Shopriteformyschool.com 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. 


physicalandimmunzation.docx


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 kmccarthy7211@ndsnet.org



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Website Dangers.doc


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Notre Dame School on television!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNFLUBoR-WA

 

 

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