We had a very exciting Election Day this year at NDCA! This Election Day we held our Student Council Elections using our new iPads from Catholic Telemedia Network to create our “Election Booths” The students that ran for office are as follows:
- Jakub Chrostowski
- Nicholas Guerrero
- Cristina Lopresto
- Jonah Santiago
- Nicole Vega
- Isabella Santiago
- Alexandra Sciacca
- Kaitlyn Farran
- Jesus Guaman
- Monika Von Cyga
- Faye Aningalan
- Mark Hanna
- Elizabeth Lago
- Nicole Oszcypala
- Christian Rosig
- Derek Trujillo
I would like to take this time to introduce you to our New NDCA Student Council Officers. Treasurer: Jonah Santiago, Secretary: Alexandra Sciacca, Vice President: Monika Von Cyga and President: Christian Rosig. The Student Council Induction Ceremony will take place after first Friday Mass on December 1, 2017. All are invited to attend. Congratulations to all candidates! We are so proud of everyone for running a great campaign!
Our first three fundraisers of the year have been very successful thanks to your generous support. We appreciate your participation in our Fall Hershey Chocolate Sale and are grateful to all the families who attended our Back to School Barbecue and Halloween Party. Both sold out events were fun and enjoyable nights that also helped us to raise money for our school community. Please remember that tuition does not cover the cost of educating every child at Notre Dame Catholic Academy and therefore we must make up the difference through our fundraising activities. Our annual fundraising goal for the 2017-2018 school year is $70,000.
Please note the following changes to our tentative fundraising calendar:
- Family Supermarket Bingo has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 3, 2018 to close out Catholic Schools Week.
- NDCA Paint Night has been moved to May 18, 2018
We look forward to these events as well as Ladies Night Out which will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018. Preparations have already begun for these activities and as always we require the assistance of our parents to make the events possible. As you see from the box below, we must begin raising funds to purchase raffles and supplies for the fundraisers. At any time you may donate new/unused items to be used for children’s raffles at Supermarket Bingo or adult raffles at Ladies Night Out. You will be able to receive service hours for all donations.
Thank you again for your constant support of NDCA and please see below for an important fundraising activity!
Dress Down Week
Website Flyer$10.00 donation will allow your child to dress down
November 6th, 7th, and 8th
(November 7th is Election Day so we encourage the students to wear red, white, and blue!)
All proceeds will be used for fundraising and classroom needs
9/11 Prayer Service
Written by Cyrus Castellanos 7th Grade
On September 11, 2001, a horrible event occurred in New York City. Two planes crashed into the Twin Towers and took the lives of approximately 3000 people. This tragedy left many families in pain over the loss of their loved ones. In order to honor all those who had passed away, our school held a prayer service commemorating all the lives that were taken.
Early on Monday morning, we all went to church in order to begin our service. When we started, we had a brief moment of silence in memory of the exact time, 9:59 a.m., when the first tower collapsed. After that, we sang our opening song and proceeded to our first prayer. Some of the 8th grade students led the prayer while we responded saying the appropriate phrase. Father Johny and Father Anthony then shared their experiences of what they were doing during this time and we also sang additional songs for the people who died on that day. Towards the end of the service, each grade went out into the school yard with their buddy class. Every student was given a red, white and blue ribbon to tie onto the gate. These ribbons represent all the people that died. Now, our school is decorated with they prayers of each of us as a tribute to the people who perished on this horrific day.
September 11th is a day of remembrance. We pray that those peoples’ spirits are now resting in a better place. On this anniversary, we remember all the families who are still suffering from loss. This prayer service was our way of honoring all the victims and overcoming this tragedy with hope and love.
Please click on the link below to read our Welcome Back letter.
Welcome Back NDCA Parents 17-18
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Grade 8 walking out the doors of NDCA for the last time!
NDCA is excited to be offering a full time Nursery program for 3 year olds in the 2017-2018 school year. For more information, please contact the main office at 718-821-2221.