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
We hope you have been enjoying your summer family time. I just wanted to let you know that the back-to-school letter has been mailed out. If for some reason you have not received it you can see the attachments below. Don’t forget to keep up with your summer work. It is all posted under the parents tab.
Pre-K For All Welcome Letter 2019 (1)
Welcom Back NDCA Parents 19-20
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!
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
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!
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!
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. We are grateful to you, our faithful alumni, friends and supporters – to everyone who makes Notre Dame Catholic Academy of Ridgewood so special.
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.