Happy Fall

Dear Parents,

As we wind down on this first trimester I wanted to reach out and let everyone know how fabulous our students are.  October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and when we notified our families that the proceeds would be going to our Beloved retired teacher Ms. Esposito, everyone jumped on board and we were able to raise over $2,500.00, the most we have ever raised.  I am so proud  of everyone.  This is just another example of how NDCA is a family in every sense of the word.  

We have just started our pantry collection for November’s service learning project and we already have almost one table completely covered with our collections for the pantry.  Keep up the great work. 

Some important dates to remember are:

  • November 14th – Lifetouch Group Pictures
  • November 14th  – NED’s mindset mission assembly at 1 p.m.
  • November 14th – No Pre-K For All classes will be in session, teachers and assistants will be attending a PD.
  • November 15th – Individual Pictures (Dress up day no jeans or sneakers permitted)
  • November 18th – No Pre-K For All classes will be in session, teachers and assistants will be attending a PD.
  • November 22nd – No Nursery classes will be in session.  Ms. Taranto will be at a PD session.
  • November 22nd – Box Top Dress Down Day – 25 box tops or $3 dress down.
  • November 24th – Family Mass at OLMM 10:30 AM
  • November 27th – Thanksgiving School Celebration begins at 11:00 a.m.  Dismissal is at 12:30 and after-school will NOT be available.

I would like to wish each of you a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.  I look forward to seeing you at report card meetings on December 6th.  Please remember, my door is always open. 


Mrs. Jennifer DiLorenzo 

DeSales Technology Grant

Dear Parents,
Last night at our meeting I mentioned if we had our families subscribe to the Tablet or renew their existing subscription for $22 we would be able to upgrade our iPads and/or upgrade to chromebooks in grades 4-8. The link to order the tablet is http://www.thetablet.org/TechGrant. Please make sure when completing this online that you choose Notre Dame Catholic Academy so we can get credit for it. If you need to pay by check you can also print and mail the paper in with a check. We will be getting updates from DeSales on a weekly basis of those who have subscribed. Thank you in advance for participating. Feel free to share the link with family and friends. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
– Mrs. DiLorenzo

NDCA will be closed on Monday, March 4

The New York City Department of Education has announced that all public schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday March 4, 2019. Therefore, Notre Dame Catholic Academy will be closed also. Please be safe!

Catholic Schools Week Monday – Celebrating Our Community

January 28th

Morning Activity –


  • I would like to the Veteran’s that came to visit the school.  It was great listening to your stories and thank you for answering our questions.  Most importantly Thank you for your service and for fighting to us to have our freedom.  We will continue collecting our goods and send them to you on Friday. 

Afternoon Activity – Religion Bee

  • Congratulations to all of our Religion Bee Participants and to the winners. 
    In grades 3-5 
    Maria Saif – 1st Place
    Victoria Dzienis – 2nd Place
    Lupe tacuri – 3rd Place
    In grades 6-8
    Kassidy Fontanez – 1st Place
    Maya Wierciszewski – 2nd Place
    Kassandra Fontanez- 3rd Place



Notre Dame Catholic Academy Open House Video

Good Afternoon,

As we prepare for our Open House and Mass on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 10:30 – (Mass at OLMM Church with Open House immediately following)  I would like to thank Mrs. Rufano an NDCA parent for making a video that we will be showing to prospective families on Sunday. 

Feel free to watch it!  I hope you love it as much as I did!

Mrs. DiLorenzo


Catholic Schools Week – Written by Alexandra Sciacca Grade 7

Catholic Schools Week

At Notre Dame Catholic



         Good morning. My name is Alexandra Sciacca and I am a proud student of the wonderful “Notre Dame Catholic Academy of Ridgewood.” I am in 7th grade, and have attended the academy for almost 9 years. I have made many friendships, and have learned several things. If you are wondering, “What makes this academy so amazing?” Well, that’s the best part. The teachers teach the five main subjects including Religion. The academy also offers electives such as: Gym, Art, Music, and Italian. There are also great clubs such as Glee, Drama, Volleyball, etc., which I enjoy participating with my class. There are also fantastic extra-curricular activities that the students and I love taking part in. This includes Catholic Schools Week, as seen in the title. Catholic Schools Week is a week out of the school year that is dedicated to the students. During this week, we also grow in our faith as children of God. Some events in this week may include, our 3rd Annual Religion Bee, Student Appreciation Day, and many more events are scheduled for the week. Over the past years, the events taking place vary. To kickoff this Catholic schools week, some older students of Notre Dame Catholic Academy will be attending Sunday Mass, and our Open House to followed by the Open House will be held in our school auditorium at Notre Dame Catholic Academy on January 27th at 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. There will be tours, and every class will have a table that displays work that has been done by the students in certain subject areas. There will also be light refreshments as well as snacks at the Open House. I myself will be attending, and I hope to see you there!

                                                                                         ~Alexandra Sciacca


Dear Parents,

Your Support of children at Notre Dame Catholic Academy will go further on #GivingTuesday.

On November 27, we will participate in #GivingTuesday. You can make a big impact on the lives of the children attending Notre Dame Catholic Academy, and join with thousands of people in creating a global impact that will be felt around the world.

This #GivingTuesday, help us continue to give the gift of Catholic education and enhance the programs at Notre Dame Catholic Academy.

Here are a few ways you can participate:


On behalf of the students of Notre Dame Catholic Academy, thank you for your support on #GivingTuesday.



Jennifer DiLorenzo