Welcome to Notre Dame School


Catholic Schools Week is quickly approaching and many exciting events are coming up. 

  • Graduation pictures will be taken this month for Grade Eight and Kindergarten. 
  • 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 seven and eight are working hard on their science fair projects with Mrs. Nish.  It is a wonderful time for all to view these experiments and be educated by the students with their discoveries.  
  • Grades five, six, seven and eight are continuing with the afterschool Math Olympiads. 
  • Afterschool Italian classes continue on Monday and Wednesdays for grades two and three. 
  • We have a special Friends and Family Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, January 18th at 9:00 AM or 3:00 PM. 
  • Registration is in process for our Early Childhood Programs.
  • Registration for Kindergarten through seventh grade will begin on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

We invite you to join us to Celebrate Catholic Schools week

Sunday, January 28th through Friday, February 2nd.

Welcome to our Open Houses!

Sunday, January 28th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday, January 29th 9:30 – 10:30 AM or 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Tuesday, January 30th 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Detailed schedule for Catholic Schools Week to follow.

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

Bishop Barres Letter Catholic Schools Week 2018.pdf

                       Tomorrow's Hope Foundation

The Catholic elementary schools participate in a scholarship program called Tomorrow's Hope.  Please follow the link below for instructions. 

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.

January Lunch Schedule

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

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.

Like to swim?  Notre Dame's championship swim team will begin registration shortly--

Go Flying Fish!
Online registration for the Notre Dame CYO Flying Fish Swim Team ( will be open to new and returning swimmers beginning on October 15th. The cost of registration is $125. Registration is open to children from 1st grade to 12th grade who can swim at least one lap. The practices are held at Chaminade High School on Wednesdays (8-9 PM) and Saturdays (12 – 1 PM 10 yrs & Under; 1 – 2 PM 11 yrs & Older).  Bathing suit orders will be by check. For any questions, please email coach Paul Krische at Let’s Go Flying Fish !

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.

- 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 

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We are still in need of lunch duty angels.  Please call the office if interested.

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

 School Hours

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


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

Last year's eighth grade students were awarded more than                       $715,000.00 in scholarships!

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.”


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.


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 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. 


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

I  sent an email detailing the dangers of a particular website. Please follow the link below if you would like to see the information again.  

Website Dangers.doc

Notre Dame School on television!

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



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