Family involvement


The Parent Association of NDA (PANDA) offers parents, grandparents, and guardians many volunteer opportunities
throughout the school year. Take some time to look over the events and consider where you might be able to help.

Volunteer by submitting the following Google form:

Requirements for NDA Volunteers:
The Toledo Diocese has set forth some safety guideline for adults who volunteer in the school. There are three
1. Standards and Guidelines;
2. Background Check;
3. Protecting Youth/Vulnerable Adults training module.
All three requirements are completed through VIRTUS which can be found on the diocesan website (www. under the Child Protection tab. Please note: There is a $25.00 fee for the Background Check
which is valid for five years. If you already completed this process as a volunteer of another school, you simply need
to go into your VIRTUS account and add Notre Dame Academy to your profile.

If you plan to volunteer this year, I encourage you to care of this as soon as possible since it takes a few days to
process, and we do not want to turn anyone away for lack of compliance. We appreciate your support in keeping
our students safe. Please contact Denise Olson at if you have any questions.

PANDA Meetings
Learn about the many things going on at NDA and how you can get involved. It’s also a great way to
meet new people! Meetings are held in the dining hall and begin at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

PANDA Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020
Thursday, August 29th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 7th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 6th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 5th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday, May 7th, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

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
Please feel free to contact Denise Olson, Volunteer Coordinator, at any time during the school year if you have questions about how to get involved at NDA. We look forward to working with you!

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

For all of you NDA sports news and also to find out how to be a booster click on the image below~

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 Denis Olson at if you have volunteer needs, questions, or comments. 

To volunteer, complete a Volunteer Interest Form or here is a pdf of the form. Email the form to drop off in the main office.  Please mark your calendar for this year’s PANDA meetings: 8/29, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, and 5/7.  Meetings are in the NDA Dining Hall at 7:00 PM. Plan to join us to see how you can get involved at NDA!

Here is a list of ways to get involved:

Enrollment foldersAug. 23Stuff folders with enrollment forms.
Parent/Teacher NightSept. 5Bake cookies or brownies for this event.
8th Grade VisitationSept.23-26Put folders together.  Be a host during visitation days welcoming 8th grade students.  During school hours.  
7th & 8th Grade 

Bon’d Fire

    Oct. 4Parents needed to organize refreshments and fire pits for this event.
Father/Daughter DanceNov.3Help plan, decorate, serve and/or set-up for this special night.  This event has become a beloved tradition for many of our NDA girls and dads.  Usually Halloween themed.
Open HouseNov. 10Help by greeting visitors, giving tours to prospective students and parents, registering students and families.
Appalachia Service TripEarly DecemberVolunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways… wrap gifts, bake cookies, cook ground beef, supervise cookie decorating ~ during the first  two weeks of December
Faculty/Staff Christmas LuncheonDecember 6Help 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 GrasFebruary 25Fun fundraiser sponsored by the Sophomore class.  Parents needed to help serve food, sell tickets, and help with games/activities.  Event takes place during the school day.
Mom and Me EventMarch 8Helpers are needed to plan this event as well as coordinate refreshments, send reminders, and provide decorations.
After PromApril 18Help needed to work on various committees for After Prom which provides a safe, fun filled evening for prom attendees.  Takes place at NDA following the Prom dinner/dance. 
Used Uniform SaleApril 2Help is needed with organizing, selling, and distributing used uniforms before and during the sale.  
Senior Mother/Daughter LuncheonApril 24Duties 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 LuncheonApril 30Volunteers 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 Sign DeliveryMay 12Deliver graduation signs during graduation ceremony.
Graduation UshersMay 12Parents are needed to direct families and guests for Graduation at Rosary Cathedral.
Graduation ReceptionMay 12Helpers are needed to decorate and serve for this reception which takes place following the graduation ceremony.
8th Grade Graduation ReceptionMay 29 Hosted by NDA 7th graders and their families.  Help needed to organize the post-graduation reception for the 8th graders and families.  
New Student Yard Sign DeliveryJuly 27-30Deliver yard signs to new students.
Bake SalesmonthlyBaking and/or selling baked goods during the school day at lunch, typically once per month on Thursdays.
School Dancesvarious times/datesParent chaperons needed for school dances which take place throughout the school year.  Parents provide supervision and also help with set-up, serving drinks, clean-up, etc.  
Spirit Storevarious times/datesHelp 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.