Issue: #05
October 2016
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Notre Dame
Open House
Sunday, October 30
2:30-5:00 PM

We invite 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls and their parents to take a personally guided tour with a Notre Dame student, meet teachers, administrators and families of Notre Dame.

ND Athletics Update:
The ND Soccer team finished the regular season with a record of 9-0-2. As a result of their undefeated record the girls received the #1 seed and a first round bye in the GCHSAA Tier 2 Playoffs. 

Next Game:
Wednesday, October 26 
5:00 PM
VS. Preston 
Randall's Island # 10

ND Volleyball finished the regular season with a perfect record of  13-0 in  the GCHSAA B Division. As a result, the team has earned a first round bye in the playoffs.  

Next Game:
Tuesday, November 1
Opponent, Location and Time, TBD.

Good luck in the playoffs!


This year, on November 29, 2016, Notre Dame is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving to your favorite cause! 

Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. 

Let's join together as a Notre Dame community on November 29th in support of  Chez Nous!
Each dollar we raise directly supports the 345 bright and deserving young women of Notre Dame. 

Stay tuned for more details! 
Stay Connected to
Chez Nous!

Notre Dame alumnae are always on the move. Keep us updated with your new contact information and keep up to date with all the great things happening

There is as much excitement at Notre Dame School as there is in Chicago and Cleveland for the World Series. Our volleyball and soccer teams are on the way to their respective playoffs. The volleyball team has won every game and every set of the season. Congratulations team and Coach Vecchio P'18. Our soccer team finished the regular season with a record of 9-0-2 and have earned the #1 seed in the playoffs. Congratulations to the team and to Coach Fowler AP'12,'14. Best of luck to both teams as they begin their playoff campaigns. 

We look forward to our annual Open House this Sunday, Oct. 30 th , from 
2:30 to 5:00 p.m. here on W. 13 th St.  We expect prospective students from every borough in N.Y.C.  as well as guests from Westchester and New Jersey.  Should you know a young girl in grades 6, 7 or 8, please invite her to join us to learn first-hand about Notre Dame's amazing facilities, delightful students and enriching curriculum.
As we turn toward November, we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints and All Souls, two days that remind us we are pilgrims on this earth and that life is a gift from God.  The words from the second reading for the Feast of All Saints seem especially encouraging, "Dearly beloved, we are God's children now; what shall later be has not yet come to light.  We know that when it comes to light, we shall be like God for we shall see God as God is." (1 John 3:2.)
Let us hold on to this hope to which we are called.  May our human exchanges mirror the mercy and love of God.  We promise to pray for all the members of our Chez Nous family, living and deceased. 
Warm regards, 

Dr. Virginia O'Brien, S.U. 
New Faces Chez Nous

With the opening of the 2016-2017 school year, (Our 104th!) we welcomed a host of new faces to our  Chez Nous Family. The 90 members of the Notre Dame Class of 2020 broke records even before the first day of school as they became the largest 9th grade class in the school's history. "The Class of 2020 represent the best and brightest students from elementary and middle schools in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and New Jersey" says Bob Grote, Director of Admissions. We look forward to sharing the great work and achievements of this bright and talented group of students! 

In addition to the class of 2020 we welcomed two new faculty members, Mr.
Mr. Scott Vasey and Ms. Sarah Lindvall
Scott  Vasey and Ms. Sarah Lindvall. Mr. Vasey teaches 11th and 12th grade English in addition to moderating the ND Yearbook. Scott is a graduate of Wittenberg University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. After moving to New York, Mr. Vasey earned his Masters of Education through a cooperative program at New York University and Oxford University. Ms. Lindvall teaches music and dramatic arts. She is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where she earned a Bachelor of Music in choral and vocal music education. Sarah earned her Masters from New York University in Vocal Performance.

We are thrilled to welcome so many new faces to the Notre Dame Family!  
Notre Dame Alumnae: Join us in Washington, DC! 

Notre Dame alumnae! Join Sr. Virginia O'Brien, S.U. and Sr. Mary Dolan, S.U. for an alumnae luncheon at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 12, 2016. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Anthony Burke, Director of Development, at or 212-620-5575x348.
2015 - 2016 Notre Dame Annual Fund Update

Many thanks to our Notre Dame alumnae, parents and friends who made generous contributions to the '15-'16 Notre Dame Annual Fund! It is through your generosity that each student Chez Nous is able to access the experiences and opportunities that are the hallmark of a Notre Dame education. Keep an eye out for your copy of Notre Dame's Annual Report of Giving!