Family involvement


PANDA (Parents Association of Notre Dame Academy) strives to:

  • unite through membership in the organization, parents interested in furthering Catholic education at Notre Dame Academy.
  • provide, through special programs, opportunities for all parents to participate in the educational, spiritual, physical, and social development, enrichment  and progress of Notre Dame Academy students, faculty and their families.
  • provide opportunities for mutual discussion of problems and exchange of ideas relative to Notre Dame Academy.
  • foster a positive and an open communication between the school and the home by promoting family support, awareness and involvement.


President:  Carrie Sim
Secretary:  Pam Douglas
Treasurer:  Amy Levine
Volunteer Coordinator

Arts parent club

There is a place for you in the NDA Arts!

Notre Dame Academy has a very strong NDA Arts Parents Club.  Join these parents as they support every part of fine arts at NDA!

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Athletic boosters

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Reference Sheet

Get Involved!  NDA LOVES our volunteers!

Parents, grandparents, alumnae and friends of NDA are always welcome to help. Whether you volunteer on a weekly basis or a yearly basis, your help is greatly appreciated.Contact Ana Kraus if you have volunteer needs, questions, or comments or email her a Volunteer Interest Form.

Here is a list of ways to get involved:

Event Date Description
Yard Signs August / May Help with placement of yard signs for new students as well as graduating seniors.  This is a great mother or father/daughter project!
Parent/Teacher Night Sept. 7 Bake cookies or brownies for this event.
8th Grade Visitation Sept. 27 & 28 Be a host during visitation days welcoming 8th grade students during school hours.  We also need 8th grade parents to drive 8th graders to visit other schools.
7th & 8th Grade Bon’d Fire Oct.6 Parents needed to organize refreshments and fire pits for this event.
Father/Daughter Dance Oct. 22 Help plan, decorate, serve and/or set-up for this special night.
Open House Nov. 5 Greet guests, give tours to prospective students and parents, register students and families.
Faculty/Staff Christmas Luncheon Dec. 1 Help make Christmas special for our faculty/staff by helping to plan, decorate, and/or serve this much-appreciated event.  Takes place during the school day.
Mardi Gras Feb. 13 Fun fundraiser sponsored by the Sophomore class.  Parents needed to help serve food, sell tickets, help with games/activities.  Event takes place during the school day.
Mom and Me Event Mar. 11 Helpers are needed to plan this event as well as coordinate refreshments, send reminders, and provide decorations.
Used Uniform Sale April 12 Help is needed with organizing, selling, and distributing used uniforms before and during the sale.
After Prom Mar 24 Help is needed to work on various committees for After Prom which provides a safe, fun-filled evening for prom attendees.
Senior Mother/Daughter Luncheon April 27 Duties include planning menu, sending invitations, decorating, and more to make this event special and memorable for our graduating seniors. This is a catered event.
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon May 3 Volunteers are needed to provide a special luncheon in honor of the faculty and staff:  plan, decorate, set-up and/or serve.  Takes place during the school day at NDA.
Graduation Ushers May 16 Parents are needed to help guests find their seats at Graduation at Rosary Cathedral.
Graduation Reception May 16 Helpers are needed to decorate and serve for this reception which takes place following the graduation ceremony.
8th Grade Graduation Dinner June 1 Help with organizing post-graduation dinner for the 8th graders.  Especially interested in 7th grade parents to help with this event.
Bake Sales Monthly Baking and/or selling baked goods during the school day at lunch, typically once per month on Thursdays.
School Dances Sept 1, Dec 2, Feb 10 & 23 Need parent chaperones for school dances.  Please note:  the September and February dances are for 7th & 8th grades only; the December dance is for Juniors and Seniors.  The dance is for grades 9 – 12 is again in February.
Spirit Store various times/dates Help supervise the NDA Spirit Store during school hours or special events.

**Please note that background checks for those volunteers working directly with students may be required. Notre Dame Academy follows guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Toledo’s Expectations for All Those Who Minister to Youth.