February 1, 2019

Catholic Schools Week 2019 had students in all grades focusing on prayer and activities for each of the daily themes including community, students, nation, vocations, and faculty/staff.

During the 2018-19 school year we will observe two Hallmarks: 
Hallmark 4 - We commit ourselves to community service.
Hallmark 6 - We create community among those with whom we work and with those we serve.

Contents below include:

ALL SCHOOL
UPPER SCHOOL
MIDDLE SCHOOL
LOWER SCHOOL

EARLY YEARS
EDP/ENRICHMENTS
ALUMNI
SPOTLIGHT

All School

Dear Academy Community,

This past week has seen a wonderful celebration of Catholic Schools Week at NDA, as we have both recognized and celebrated our students, families, faculty and staff. We also celebrated our entire nation, and we placed additional focus on the importance of service to others. The highlight of the week was the All-School Mass that was held on Thursday, January 31st in the gym. We were delighted to have so many members of the NDA community in attendance; especially a number of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, who we honored for their longstanding leadership and service to the school.

God Bless,

Re-Enroll Online From your Parent Portal

From Lori McDermott, Database Administrator:
Online re-enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open! Earlier today (Friday, February 1st), parents should have received an email with instructions and a personalized link to access your family’s re-enrollment information. There is also a large yellow link at the top of your parent portal which you can click to get started. We hope you find this to be a simple process!

Once you click on the link to enter Re-Enrollment, you will be guided through the following five simple steps:

  1. Verify your household contact information
  2. Confirm your agreement to our school policies
  3. Approve your contract, which includes tuition, scholarship, and financial aid amounts
  4. Choose a payment plan
  5. Pay your re-enrollment deposit

The deadline for re-enrollment is March 1, 2019. If you experience any technical difficulties while re-enrolling online, please contact Lori McDermott at lmcdermott@ndatyngsboro.org. Financial questions can be directed to the business office by contacting Joanne Gugliotti at jgugliotti@ndatyngsboro.org. We look forward to welcoming your family back to the Academy for another rewarding school year!

Survey Action Plan Available in Parent Portal

An action plan based on survey responses received from 9th graders, new families, and returning families in mid-December, has been posted to the parent portal for your review. Please use the button below to access the portal login screen. From there look for the section entitled "Portal Links" and then the document entitled, "Survey Results Action Plan."

Parent Portal

A Week of Celebrating Catholic Schools

This week, the Academy celebrated our Catholic identity in honor of the national event, Catholic Schools Week (CSW). The week is both meaningful and fun for the entire school with activities that remind us of the value that Catholic education provides to young people and its contribution to society. Daily themes honored our community, our students, our nation, vocations and our faculty/staff. 

Activities during CSW included visits to a local nursing home, the creation of thank you cards for those who have made an impact, gifts of dress down days and homework passes, lots of prayers and special treats. The highlight of the week was celebrating Mass in honor of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and their devotion to their vocation. During the service, which was held in the gym, Fr. Richard Clancy spoke about St. Julie and her amazing accomplishments and thanked the Sisters for answering "Yes" when called by God to serve. On behalf of the student body, Tori Bradley presented the Sisters a ceremonial check in the amount of $13,420 which was the total money raised during a walkathon on Mission Day to benefit the SNDdeN Global Mission Projects.

The week will be capped off tomorrow, Saturday, February 2nd with the Academy's Tours & S'mores Open House for prospective students of all grade levels. 

Photo Gallery

Academy to Host Chamber Events and Increase Awareness

From Brenda Simblaris, Admissions and Marketing Coordinator:
In the interest of bringing more visitors to our campus, increasing our community involvement, and having the opportunity to present our school to the community, we will be hosting a networking breakfast for the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce (GLCC) on Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in our parlors. The goal is to share our school’s mission with local businesses and to speak with them about the benefit of being NDA Prepared. Attendees will include GLCC members along with members of our NDA administration, staff as well as parent representatives. A VIP appearance by Sister Jeanne Frechette and our Lower School Chorus will round out the event and showcase the talents of our student body. 

Then on the evening of Wednesday, March 13, 2019, we will also be hosting the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event will feature networking and entertainment provided by the Upper School students. 

If you are interested in being an NDA representative at either event to help us make a great impression, please contact Brenda Simblaris at Ext. 351 or send an email to bsimblaris@ndatyngsboro.org.

FoNDA's Trivia Night Rescheduled for March 9th

From Kim Curran, FoNDA:
A bit of bad weather forced the Friends of NDA (FoNDA) to postpone their annual Trivia Night two weeks ago. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9th. Don't miss out on a great opportunity for a night of fun. It will be held at the A. W. Vinal American Legion Post 313, 90 Groton Road, N. Chelmsford at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $120 for a table of eight. For more information, contact tinamarie.murguia@gmail.com. Click the button below to register online.

Register

What Can You Contribute to the Online Auction?

From Kristen Stella, Institutional Advancement Coordinator:

Whether you’re a parent, friend, faculty member, staff member, alumna/alumnus, or even a student, you can help make this year’s online auction a record breaking success by donating an item. There are many ways to contribute! Does one of these categories describe you?

  • Frequent Traveler or Credit Card User? Check out those points and cash them in for free flights, hotel stays and/or items you think would be a hit!
  • Small Business Owner? Promote your company by donating a product or service!
  • Own a Timeshare? Use a banked week and donate it to the Academy!

All donations are tax deductible and will help to increase the excitement and success of the evening. For more information and to donate, email Kristen Bowes Stella '02 at kstella@ndatyngsboro.org.

Mark Your Calendar for the Annual Golf Tournament

Save the date of Monday, May 13, 2019, for the Annual Golf Tournament at Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro. Proceeds from the event will benefit tuition assistance and the Academy’s greatest needs. A formal invitation will be sent in March. If you are interested in supporting our fundraising and planning efforts, can pull together a foursome, or can lend your time on the day of the event, please consider joining the Golf Committee. Contact the Advancement Office at lmarquis@ndatyngsboro.org or 978-649-7611, Ext. 321 for more information.

Superbowl Spirit

They may not wear the Academy colors, but make no mistake the New England Patriots is most definitely our team as demonstrated by this show of spirit on Friday, February 1st. 

From the Editor:

The Bi-Weekly Newsletter is produced by the Communications and Marketing Department. Submissions should be emailed to Cindy Boynton at cboynton@ndatyngsboro.org no later than noon on the Wednesday prior to the Friday publication date. All articles should include vital information, be kept brief and include photos whenever possible. Here is the schedule for the year:

Newsletter Dates and Deadlines 2018-2019

Article Deadlines

Noon, Wednesday, February 13
Noon, Wednesday, March 6
Noon, Wednesday, March 20
Noon, Wednesday, April 3
Noon, Wednesday, April 24
Noon, Wednesday, May 8
Noon, Wednesday, May 22
Noon, Wednesday, June 5

Newsletter Publish Date

Friday, February 15
Friday, March 8
Friday, March 22
Friday, April 5
Friday, April 26
Friday, May 10
Friday, May 24
Friday, June 7

Upper School

Congratulations to US Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to the Upper School students who have made Principal's List, First Honors and Second Honors for the second quarter of school.

View Honor Roll

Mountain of Clothes Greets Catie's Closet Volunteers

From Student Ambassador Megan Pefine and Marketing Student Cherry Jin:
Last Saturday, ten National Honor Society members helped organize and sort through clothing at the Catie’s Closet Warehouse in Dracut. The student ambassadors and volunteers took bags of donated clothing, shoes, handbags and even baby clothes and separated them into their respective categories. After sorting, they hung all the clothes up so they would look clean and neat for their future owners. “It was a very inspiring and rewarding experience for us due to all the hard work we put in and the satisfaction we felt when we finished,” said senior Megan Perrault. At first sight, many of the students reported feeling overwhelmed by the amount clothes, but after three hours of work they were satisfied with their result and want to go back again.

Hallmark Project Reflects on Community

From Marketing Student Linsey Former:
In a collaborative effort between the art, math, and theology departments, this year’s Hallmark project embraces the different communities we find here at the Academy. Over the past few months, Ms. Shaw of the art department, has gotten together with Mrs. Cosgrove of the math department and Mrs. Rossano of the theology department to create an interdisciplinary project which not only lets the students' creativity shine but also challenges student ideas and views on the vast array of communities present at NDA. The main idea behind the project is for each student to take a plain white paper plate and decorate it in a way that reflects the different communities they are a part of, both in and outside the walls of the Academy. However, before students begin designing their own plates, they first must take part in discussing a few brainstorming questions as a way to spark their interest and get their ideas flowing. Questions such as “How do you define a community?” and “What kinds of communities do you see everyday both in and outside of NDA?” help trigger the ideas. In the end, the driving purpose behind this project is to show students that we all come from different areas of life and are part of all different communities, but all together we are part the same community, the Notre Dame community.

Wellness is Focus of Seminar Course for All Students

From Marketing Student Carrie Sun:
To enhance our mission of “teach them what they need to know for life,” students in all grade levels in the Upper School take a weekly Wellness Seminar course facilitated by the Upper School guidance and health faculty. These classes cover a wide range of topics specific to each grade and focus on young women in today’s society. These topics are addressed from several perspectives: social-emotional, spiritual, and physical health. "As with a growing national trend we are seeing students whose time and attention are in much greater demand and who feel a great deal of pressure to meet expectations," says Stacy Marsden, Guidance Counselor. "The Wellness Seminar helps our students to take a timeout and focus on themselves." Topics such as stress management, spirituality, relationships and identity, and the impact of social media are introduced and discussed. Earlier this year, students explored a mind-body connection through yoga practice. Currently, they are working with a grade appropriate Naviance curriculum to focus on learning style, personality, career interest and college exploration. "The Wellness seminar has helped me manage my school work more efficiently," says sophomore Madeline Walent. "I have learned I can be more productive with good time management making time for school, sports and my life." 

Travel Abroad Group Sets Out for the United Kingdom

From Marketing Student Chloe Liu:
This year 20 students will be traveling to the United Kingdom during February break. The Travel Abroad opportunity will have them exploring London and other cities/towns of interest in England: Edinburgh, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland.  Our student travelers will be visiting more than 30 points of interest from Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to Edinburgh Castle and the Irish parliament. Along the way, the students will participate in fun activities including Scottish dancing at a ceilidh, a Scottish gathering and a ghost walk in Edinburgh. “I am so excited for this trip because for the first time I will be traveling with the NDA girls," says Jecolener He. "London is the place I'm most looking forward to.” The NDA group is due to set out on their journey on Valentine's Day leaving from Boston, and they will return on February 23rd. 

Wish the following students safe travels as they set out for their European adventure: Justine Berni, Kate Conrad, Kathleen Curran, Jackie DeNisco, Rachel Deshaies, Justine Elshama, Annabelle Fandozzi, Sophia Friedl, Abigail Golden, Maya Hardy, Lindsey Hanrahan, Jecolener He, Sarah Houston, Kennedy McCarthy, Maeve McComas, Katharine McNamee, Rebecca Morgheim, Meghan Pefine, Jillian Wright, and Ada Zhang.

Iconic Musical Puts Drama Guild to the Task

From Marketing Student Lana Sukkar:
The Drama Guild's spring musical Annie will open on Friday, April 5th at 7 p.m. and return for two performances on Saturday, April 6th at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For Annie, NDA’s thespians will be stepping into the 1930’s to tell the story of a spirited orphan girl who longs to meet her parents who she thinks left her by mistake. The production requires about twenty different roles to be cast and provides a thrilling opportunity for the performers. Junior Olivia Elmstrom will be playing Annie. She said, “Working with the cast has been absolutely amazing! Everyone is so excited to be a part of Annie! Each person brings her own character to life!” The Drama Guild believes a challenge lies in staging this show because Annie is such a large production and it will take a great amount of effort and dedication to pull off all the set and costume changes. The cast is working diligently to fulfill everyone’s expectations of this iconic musical and give the audience a spectacular show. Tickets will go on sale in early March.

Arianna Finishes 8th in Ladies Novice Skating

Sophomore Arianna Concepcion finished in 8th place last week after skating a short program and a free skate program at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan. She competed in the Ladies Novice division. The U.S. Championships, serves as the final qualifying event to make the U.S. World Figure Skating Team every year and the U.S. Olympic Team every four years. 

Lancer's Hi-Five

From Lisa Zappala, Athletic Director:

Basketball:

The JV Basketball team continues their winning ways! Outstanding play by sophomore Sophia Jean and freshman Maeve McComas has led the team to a 9-4 record.

The Varsity team picked up two wins and two losses over the past two weeks. Their current record is 7-8; they need to win three of their five remaining games in order to qualify for states. Senior Natalie Kelleher continues to lead the team in scoring with 130 points on the season.

Natalie and classmate Jillian Wright were recognized with certificates at the Massachusetts Girls and Women in Sport Day celebration at Faneuil Hall Friday, January 31st. Varsity Basketball Coach Wally Armstrong accompanied the girls to the event and treated them to lunch afterward. This is an annual event sponsored by the New Agenda Northeast and the MIAA. Every high school in the state is invited to bring two female athletes to be recognized at this event.

Indoor Track:
The Indoor Track team finished the regular season this past Wednesday, January 30th at the CAC League Championship meet in Lynn. Several team members achieved new personal records (PRs) including eighth grader Bianca Bostwick who placed 6th in the two mile and eighth grader Mya Shanahan who placed 4th in the mile. Junior Rachel Deshaies finished 3rd in the 50 meter hurdles and 5th in the 50 meter, Sophomores Katie Vieira (two PRs, 300 meter and shot put), Krishna Patel (600 meter) and Ishani Patel (1000 meter) all posted new PRs as did freshman Catherine Johnson who placed 3rd in the mile. Junior Erin Doughty also set a new PR in the 50 meter. Rachel Deshaies and Katie Vieira are very close to meeting state qualifying times, therefore they will compete at a meet on February 10th at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury.

Middle School

Mathcounts Winners Set for Chapter Competition

From Elizabeth O'Connell, Principal:
Mr. Meyyappan, the Middle School Mathcounts Club mentor and father of a current grade 6 student, is proud to announce the individual and team members who won the school competition and who will take part in the chapter level competition being held on Wednesday, February 6th at North Andover High School. Congratulations to Saanvi Wadhwa, grade 6, who will represent NDA as an individual member and to the winning team members Rianna Santra, grade 7, Sudar Meyyappan, grade 6, Haley Abraham, grade 6, and Shreeya Menon, grade 6.

The students have been practicing various math problems and having fun solving for the answers for many weeks in preparation for the school competition which was held the second week of January. The best four schools from the chapter level competition on February 6th will advance to the state level competition in March. Good luck to all!

Students Bring Masterpieces to Life

Parents and special guests are invited to attend a gallery viewing of Moving Masterpieces, a collection of STEAM art and robotics technical design projects by the Academy's 8th grade students, on Tuesday, February 12th from 12:25 to 1:47 p.m. in the Computer Labs.

Moving Masterpieces is the result of a teacher collaboration involving Art Specialist Teresa Reich, Computer Specialist Marianne Finocchiaro and STEAM Specialist Jennifer Holder. Students selected a piece of artwork by a well known artist and have recreated the two-dimensional painting as a three-dimensional kinetic art form. The students added movement and lighting by writing computer code using Hummingbird robotics kits.

During the gallery viewing, students will present their work explaining how they chose to integrate robotics into the artwork. Check out the video below for a sneak peek of some creations.

Students Take RISK and Develop Historical Monopoly

From Ian Craig, Middle School History Teacher:
As part of a fictional marketing program, the eighth grade was tasked by the makers of Monopoly to create their own version of the classic game. They were requested to make a historical connection to attract those who play the game of RISK. While staying true to the original parameters of the game, students got to pick one of four topics: The Civil War, The Reconstruction Era, The Progressive Era, or World War I. Within groups of five with a lead developer, two game designers, and two game researchers, students developed games that looked very authentic. The end result was that they got to play their games while learning about the different historical connections that they made.

Congratulations to MS Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to the students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade who have made President's List, Principal's List, First Honors and Second Honors for the second quarter of school.

View Honor Roll

Lancer's Round-Up

From Nate Froment, Lower School Athletic Director:

Varsity Basketball:
The Boys Varsity Basketball team split their two games this past week with a win over Lowell Catholic and a loss to Chelmsford Catholic. The Girls Varsity team lost a hard fought game to St. Jeanne d'Arc this past Sunday, January 27th. Both teams will be looking to get back into the win column this Sunday, February 3rd when they play against St. Michael School (Boys Varsity) and Lowell Catholic (Girls Varsity). Cooper Granville, Ishan Suman, Molly Shanahan and Lily Golden were standout performers.

JV Basketball:
The boys and girls JV basketball teams continue their winning ways as both teams won their games last weekend. The Girls JV team had a nice come from behind victory over St. Michael School and the Boys JV team had a nice win over Innovation Academy. Both teams will be looking to stay in the win column this weekend when they play St. Michael School (Girls JV) and Lowell Catholic (Boys JV). Jaqueline Martineau, Sophia Leary, Alvin Dzuong and Jelani Nsilo-Swai were standout performers.

Lower School

Grade Level Handwriting Winners Announced

From Elizabeth O'Connell, Principal:
Again this year, students at the Academy were asked to participate in the Zaner- Bloser National Handwriting Contest. They had the opportunity to show their best handwriting, within their respective grade level, and compete in the contest. There were many student entry forms submitted and judged by Mrs. Monica Grant, Mr. Jack Flynn, Mrs. Jeannine Dominique and Sr. Judith Colwell, SNDdeN. Congratulations to the following students whose handwriting submissions were sent on to Ohio for final judging:

Grade K2: Smaira Dhillon
Grade 1B: Aashvi Urvish Khandwalla
Grade 2A: Aisla Maina
Grade 3B: Maeve Daniel-Yung
Grade 4A: Giustina Salemi
Grade 5B: Khamani Muiruri Maina
Grade 6B: Mumbi Chege
Grade 7A: Julia Maria
Grade 8B: Annalise Stangroom

The Academy will be notified in April if any of these students are chosen to represent NDA at the state and possibly national levels, for a chance to be named one of nine Grand National Grade-Level Champions! Many thanks to Mrs. Barbara Beauchesne and Mrs. Cathy Stangroom, organizers of the contest.

Third Graders Learn About Force, Velocity and Impact

From Jennifer Holder, STEAM Teacher:
The third grade was recently challenged to design and build a "machine" that would exert just the right amount of force to make a ping pong ball go into a cup 12 inches away without bouncing back out. The students came up with variations on a pendulum and a slingshot. Through many iterations, students were able to test their models and make adjustments until their objective was met! 

Student Council Schools Students on Kindness

From Jillian Boudreau, Dean of Students:
Kindness Counts! The Academy’s Student Council kicked off the third quarter with a focus on kindness. The council members wrote individual sticky notes for each locker and cubby of students in grades 1-8 and also notes for faculty and the hallways. The notes were posted before students arrived in the morning so each student had a kind saying to start the day. The council will also be working to coordinate grade level peer talks, pairing older grades with younger grades to discuss topics such as academics and friends.

Throughout the second half of the school year, the Student Council will be researching local community service projects in the area for students to participate in and arranging a community bake sale for later this winter. 

Student Council 2018-2019
Caroline Hanson, Gr. 8, President
Margaret Barker, Gr. 8, 8th Grade Representative
Joe Farina, Gr. 8, 8th Grade Representative
Meghna Sridhar, Gr. 8, 8th Grade Representative
Mya Shanahan, Gr. 8, 8th Grade Representative
Molly Shanahan, Gr. 7, Vice President
Katherine Carnevale, Gr. 7, 7th Grade Representative
Lillian Golden, Gr. 7, 7th Grade Representative
Charlize Jeannot, Gr. 6, 6th Grade Representative
Rishvith Kandru, Gr. 6, 6th Grade Representative

Oliver! to Take the Stage at NDA

From Stephen Flynn, Middle School English Teacher:
The newly formed Lower School Performing Arts Program, under the aegis of The Academy Playmakers will be presenting Lionel Bart’s musical, "OLIVER!" adapted from Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist on May 17th and 18th at 7 p.m. and May 19th at 2 p.m. in the NDA Auditorium.

The production boasts a cast and crew of more than 100 students and features Elias Theofilopoulos, as Oliver; Shreeya Menon as the Artful Dodger; Aditya Prasad as Fagin; Rebecca Sousa as Nancy, and Molly Shanahan as Bet. The show will be directed and staged by Mr. Stephen Flynn and musically directed by Mr. Peter Cangiano.

Ticket prices are $5 for students and senior citizens; $8 general admission (in advance), and all tickets are $10 at the door. Because of the large size of the cast, those interested in purchasing tickets will have to commit to a specific performance as seating is limited.
Mark your calendars, and save the dates to “consider yourself at home and one of the family.”

Celebrating the Year of the Pig

From Barbara Beauchesne, Grade 1 Teacher:
Today students in grade 1 welcomed Mrs. Cheong into their classroom to share some of the customs that are part of the Chinese New Year celebrations. The students were introduced to the Chinese zodiac while listening to a story that described the various animals associated with it. They learned that the new year ahead is the Year of the Pig. Students had the opportunity to make paper lanterns. They also received red envelopes that are only given to children and single people to wish them good fortune. Mrs. Cheong also brought along some well-known children's stories, such as Guess How Much I Love You, The Little Red Hen, and the very popular, Peter Pan. Students were able to compare the English words of the stories with those written in Chinese. Before leaving, Mrs. Cheong handed each student a paper scroll that had his or her name written in Chinese. Happy Lunar New Year, Mrs Cheong, and thank you!

Collect Box Tops to Support School Needs

The Academy is once again participating in the Box Tops school drive. Box Tops for Education helps schools to earn cash to purchase important items such as library books, new technology, art supplies, musical instruments and so much more. You may find a list of participating products that provide Box Tops at btfe.com/participating-products.

A few reminders:

  1. Box Tops do not need to be cut perfectly - They do need to have an acronym in the upper left hand corner and an expiration date showing. Expired Box Tops are not accepted. Damaged Box Tops are accepted as long as they are taped and the above information can be seen.
  2. You can send in as many or as few Box Tops as you’d like.
  3. In order for your child’s classroom to receive credit, you must have your child’s name and homeroom written on the bag or envelope.

The homeroom to collect the greatest number of Box Tops  will receive a free dress down day and pizza party! Please clip those Box Tops and ask your friends and family members to do the same. Thank you for your support and much appreciation to both of our NDA Box Top Coordinators, Miss Caitlin Dwyer, Grade 3 Teacher and Mrs. Marie McNamara, Parent Club Member.

Early Years

K1 Makes Plans To Change the World

From Melissa Janes, Director of Early Childhood Education:
Though their hands may be little, K1 students have big ideas for changing the world for the better. After learning about the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Social Studies, the K1 class applied their thinking skills to an art and writing activity in which they shared their own ideas for changing the world with their own two hands. Some ideas included sharing, making new friends, being kind, and even telling others to “stop leading the world with bad directions.” We definitely have faith that our future world leaders from NDA will make our world a better place and demonstrate to others what it means to be #NDAPrepared!

Winter Weather is “Snow” Much Fun in the Early Years

From Melissa Janes, Director of Early Childhood Education:
Numerous studies have shown that children benefit immensely from unstructured outdoor play and making connections with nature. Some of these benefits include physical health and skills, social skills building, increased attention spans, the ability to better process information through multiple senses, stronger immune systems, and even cognitive development. The Early Years teachers understand and value the importance of outdoor play, and the recent snowfall found our Early Years’ students creating forts, snowmen, and snow angels on the playground. It was “snow” much fun!

Extended Day Program/Enrichments

February Vacation Camp

Come spend one, two or all four fun days exploring our local NDA wilderness! In addition to traditional “indoor fun,” our awesome February Vacation Camp will be themed around developing our winter skills! Campers will be able to participate in a variety of activities daily. Each day (weather permitting) will focus on outdoor adventures to keep us warm and engaged (especially for our Grades 1-6 friends)!  This may include sledding, fort building, playground time, nature hikes, track identifications, outdoor cooking, and much more! Campers will have the option to also enjoy indoor crafts, movie time, board games, gym time, and other group activities. The Friday Pizza Party is included for all campers in attendance on Friday! Use the button below to register today! 

February Vacation Camp Registration

Registration for Camp NDA Opens February 15th

From Jocelyn Saltzman, Director of Camp NDA:
Plan your summer with Camp NDA! We are gearing up for an awesome warm season, and our Summer 2019 Registration will open on February 15th! Explore our local wilderness, participate in off- and on-campus adventures, play sports, get campy with our in-tent overnights and more! Interested in working at camp, or in our new Counselor-in-Training program? Contact Jocelyn Saltzman, Camp NDA Director at edp@ndatyngsboro.org.

Camp NDA Preview

EDP & Winter Enrichments

From Jocelyn Saltzman, Director of EDP:
EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM (EDP):
It might be cold outside, but it’s warming up here in EDP! This week we’re focused on having as much fun as possible. Our fantastic group of Upper School workers and middle school volunteers kept us on our toes leading “Repeat-After-Me” songs and games galore! Online registration for February is now open. Choose your hours today and join our adventure!

Register for February

Alumni

Calling All Classes Ending in 4 and 9

From Kristen Stella,Institutional Advancement Coordinator:
The Alumnae office is currently seeking committee members from reunion years to help classmates prepare for exciting on campus reunion celebrations this spring.


If you are a member of the class of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, or 2009 and can offer any volunteer leadership as part of your Class Reunion Committee, please use the button below to fill out a short form. Make your reunion a success by taking an active role and ensure a great turnout for your class!

Reunion Committee Form

Alice Kennedy Nursing Scholarship

From Kristen Stella,Institutional Advancement Coordinator:
Applications are being accepted for the Alice Kennedy Nursing Scholarship funded by the John J. and Edith L. Sacco Charitable Foundation from now through March 15th. This scholarship will be awarded to an alumna pursuing a four-year degree in nursing at an accredited college or university. Applicants who have completed two or more years of study and maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA in their major are eligible to apply.

If you wish to be considered for this award, please submit your resume, current college transcript and no more than 300 word essay. In your essay, include why you believe you are an appropriate candidate for the scholarship. Please describe your educational and/or career goal(s). Include activities you have been involved in and contributions you have made to your community such as volunteer/service projects, work, etc.

Completed applications can be sent via email to alumnae@ndatyngsboro.org or mailed to the Academy of Notre Dame Advancement Office, 180 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01879. All applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. Recipients will be notified in the spring and the scholarship will be presented at the Annual Medallion Mass & Tea on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

NDA Spotlight: Parent Presenters

Parents Share STEAM Careers with 8th Graders

In January two career sessions were held for 8th graders  to learn about STEAM related fields. There were four presentations in all, three of which were conducted by Middle School parents. Mr. Tim Stever and Mrs. Kristiferann Abraham, who represented Zoll Medical and spoke about emergency medical technology. Ms. Kerry Hughes, co-owner of Altitude Trampoline Park, spoke about her path to entrepreneurship through private equity and manufacturing, and Ms. Gladys Vélez Caicedo, an MIT Physics Professor, spoke about her work and lasers. The Academy is truly blessed to have parents who are willing to share their experiences with our students. Much appreciation goes out to all our talented presenters!

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