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Weekly Email


May 27, 2021 - News & Notes Email to Parents


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Para obtener ayuda o asistencia, comuníquese con la Sra. Jessica Sidon en jsidon@notredameacademy.com.


Principal's Note

As we finish the year I wanted to take the opportunity to extend my appreciation and gratitude to the parents, students, staff and teachers. The perseverance and “can do” attitude displayed by so many is nothing short of impressive.

Although not every day has gone perfectly, nor has every decision been universally agreed upon, at the end of the day we have much to be proud of!

My hope is our students have an opportunity to rest over the summer, our families have an opportunity to be together, and our teachers and staff have a deep sense of peace knowing that what they accomplished allowed students to move forward despite so many hurdles!

Enjoy the summer and know we look forward to seeing you in the Fall.


A Letter from NDA President Tom Kiely
Dear Families of Notre Dame Academy,

As we conclude this 2020-21 academic year I would like to take a moment to reflect upon our shared journey since last August.  

The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament that stands on the NDA campus is a poignant reminder of the great act of thanksgiving that lies at the center of our faith.  In thanksgiving we gather as a community in Christ, and in thanksgiving we go forth into the summer months to vacate, rejuvenate and recreate.

Thank you for your partnership this year as classrooms, courts, fields and stages had to be refashioned to accommodate the pandemic challenges. We have pursued a path trying to keep everyone safe if at times frustrated. We apologize for the frustrations, and we are hopeful for the future!

On behalf of our faculty, staff and coaches who have risen to challenge after challenge throughout this year I am reminded of the words of the Second Vatican Council reflection on Catholic schools:

“The work of teachers is…most suited to and necessary for our times and at once a true service offered to society.”  

Such words have never been so true, and so I offer thanks for the efforts of so many.

Finally, I thank our students for their resilience, their continual creativity, and their honest questions and vigorous activity in so many directions. The spirit of the students is the lifeblood of our community efforts.

As the summer develops its own rhythms from home to home, may you have continued health, and our best wishes as you enjoy the summer.
 

Blessings in Christ,


Tom Kiely
NDA President


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at NDA

Students, family members and colleagues of NDA are invited to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at NDA in collaboration with Prevea Health.

First Dose at NDA
Tuesday, June 1 from noon - 7 p.m.

Second Dose at NDA
Wednesday, June 22 from noon - 7 p.m.

Individuals who are 12 to 15 years of age must have a parent/guardian present for both doses.

Individuals who are 16 and 17 years of age are required to have parent/guardian consent to receive vaccination. In the event that a parent/guardian cannot be present, the consent form in the link below must be signed and brought to both doses.
Make an appointment for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at NDA.


Class of 2021 Graduation

The Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday at 9:30 a.m. It will be live streamed on NDA's YouTube channel.

Graduation tickets were sent home with all seniors earlier this month. The tickets are bar coded and specific to your family and MUST be brought to graduation to gain admission.

View Graduation Details

Members of the Class of 2021 were recognized for their accomplishments through our Senior Awards. The awards were presented to the honorees during the Morning Announcements in May. The seniors who received awards are also featured on the touchscreen in the atrium. View a list of the recipients and watch replays of the presentations.

View Senior Awards


Class of 2021 Facebook Frames

Join NDA in celebrating the Class of 2021!

Add a custom Facebook Profile Frame to your account to let everyone know how proud you are of your graduate.

Visit www.facebook.com/profilepicframes and search for “𝐍𝐃𝐀 𝐓𝐫𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐬” or “𝐍𝐃𝐀 𝐂π₯𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏” to view the different NDA Class of 2021 graduation frames that are available.

There are frames for graduates, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and teachers.


Credit Recovery

Paper copies of report cards will be sent home the week of June 1. If a student has failed any course, he/she will be required to attend the NDA Credit Recovery Program.

View details on our website for Credit Recovery and register for courses. The deadline to register is June 14.


Summer School

Summer School will take place June 14 - July 15 and the deadline to register for classes is June 4.

Visit the Summer School page on the website to view course offerings and to register.

Please contact Michele Mahlock with questions mmahlock@notredameacademy.com.


Looking Ahead

This is the final News & Notes email for the 2020-21 academic year.

NDA welcomes the Class of 2025 families who are receiving the News & Notes weekly email for the first time.

The News & Notes email is sent on Thursdays to NDA parents/guardians during the school year. It will resume July 29 to help share important details as the 2021-22 school year approaches.

View 2021-22 Quick Look Calendar


Nurse's Notes

A message from Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Reminder - Young People Ages 12-15 Can Get the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.

On May 13, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended children ages 12-15 get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This means parents and guardians can get their children protected from the virus. And since then, almost 40,000 Wisconsinites ages 12-15 have received their first dose!

To find a provider administering the Pfizer vaccine, visit Vaccines.gov or call (toll-free) at 1-844-684-1064. Parents and guardians can also learn more about COVID-19 and how to keep their families safe and healthy by visiting COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Guardians page.


COVID-19 Snapshot

May 27
Students Positive: 0
Students Quarantined: 0
Staff Positive: 0
Staff Quarantined: 0

Weekly Change from May 20
Students Positive: 0
Students Quarantined: 0
Staff+: 0
Staff Quarantined: 0

Report illness, close contacts and vaccinations nurse@notredameacademy.com


A letter from The Konop Companies about lunch accounts

Dear NDA Families

With the end of the year fast approaching, The Konop Companies, Notre Dame Academy's food service provider, would like to take this time to pass along some important information.

If your child will be returning to Notre Dame and has money on the lunch account, the money will transfer automatically. No action is required.

If your child is graduating or will not be returning, The Konop Companies does not issue any refunds for unused balance on the lunch account. This is also stated on Notre Dame’s website under the lunch tab.

We can, however, transfer money per parent/guardian request to a sibling. All you have to do is contact Tracy Troge at (920) 429-6137 or nd@konopcompanies.com and request a transfer. 

Please be sure to include the names of the affected accounts. Transfers do not happen automatically, so please be sure to contact Tracy.  

If you have automatic payments set up on myschoolbucks.com and your child will not be returning, please be sure to stop those payments as they do not stop automatically.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tracy. Thank You for your business and have a great summer.

Sincerely,

 

Tracy Troge
NDA Café Manager
(920) 429-6137
nd@konopcompanies.com


Student Achievements

Congratulations to junior Edwin Ruvalcaba on earning first place for the 8th District in the Congressional Art Competition! Read what he had to say about his winning piece, Magic Crab.

Congratulations to Joe Stumpf on obtaining Eagle Scout status! The sophomore was recognized for his hard work with a Court of Honor earlier this month.


Social Justice Service Hours

Reminder that 15 Social Justice Service hours are required for the Classes of 2023 and 2024. These hours should be completed between June 1, 2021 and April 15, 2022. All hours will be tracked in the x2Vol online platform and approved by Mr. Daniel Kriegl, Campus Minister.

Students in the Class of 2023: Send questions to Mr. Kriegl at dkriegl@notredameacademy.com

Students in the Class of 2024: Send questions to Theology Teacher, Mrs. Katie Stanczak at kstanczak@notredameacademy.com.

Read more about Service Hours


Athletics

Register Now for the Triton Golf Classic

Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 11 a.m. Shotgun Start

New event, new location! Have fun golfing while supporting our athletic program by registering today.

Please consider a sponsorship as this is a wonderful opportunity to promote your business or family. Sponsors will be recognized at all levels of participation.

Enter the sweepstakes to win an NDA Faculty Parking Lot Pass for the 2021-22 school year.


From Athletic Director Matt Koenig: Boys Soccer finishes as State Runner-Up

The Notre Dame Academy boys soccer team made a historic run during adverse times.

Coach Michael Prudisch and the Tritons began the year playing soccer in the fall. They went 5-0-2 and things were going well. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 their season was cut short and they had to move to the alternate fall season in the spring. The WIAA allowed teams who did not play a certain number of games to move to the spring.

With a 15-game schedule put together and 30 days to get those games in, the Tritons put together a great regular season by going 10-3-2 heading into the postseason.

They defeated Ashwaubenon to win a regional championship and had to play two games on the same day at sectionals.

NDA defeated Sturgeon Bay in the sectional semifinal and went on to beat Winnebago Lutheran 3-1 to win the sectional title and advanced to the WIAA state tournament for the ninth time in program history.

The Tritons were the No. 3 seed heading into the state tournament with a matchup against Shorewood. After going scoreless in regulation, NDA got a goal by Emmett Lawton which was set up by an assist from Adam Brada to send the Tritons to the Division 2 state championship game.

With 90 minutes to rest and eat, the team had to then play McFarland. The Tritons gave it their all but fell 6-1. The team was led this year by seniors Isaac Delveaux, Abe Gomez (honorable mention all-FRCC), Josh Goral, Sam Limoni (second teamall-FRCC), Christian Martinez (honorable mention all-FRCC), Josh Macias, Eddie Noble, Leo Rodriguez, and by our underclassmen all-conference team members, Adam Brada (honorable mention all-FRCC), Connor Handrick (second team all-FRCC), Emmett Lawton(first team all-FRCC), John Sack (second team all-FRCC) and Garrett Watzka (honorable mention all-FRCC).

Congratulations to the coaching staff and all the players in the program for working through a difficult year and earning the Division 2 state runner-up silver ball. A big thank you goes to the seniors for sticking together to make this a great year for all!


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