July 13, 2022
2022-2023 Information
Uniform Policy

Before back to school shopping starts, take some time to carefully review our recently updated uniform policy. After careful consideration and thorough review of other GRACE school uniform policies, short and skirt/jumper length has been adjusted from a maximum of 1 inch above the knee to a maximum of 4 inches above the knee. The uniform policy also provides more clarity regarding dress-to-play expectations for our preschool students.  

Feel free to pop in our office over the summer to see what’s available in the uniform closet. All NDDP families are welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this free uniform swap opportunity! Take the size you need now and donate pieces that are in good shape when your child grows out of them!


Calendars

Check out the school calendar on our website to see events, school masses, and more all in one place.


School Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am-2:30pm
Fridays by appointment only

Volunteering Requirements & Opportunities
Families with K-8 students are required to complete volunteer hours unless you elected to "buy-out" during the enrollment process. Our school values family involvement and has regular opportunity for families to be engaged during the school day including helping in the lunchroom, library, and classrooms.

Notre Dame of De Pere follows all safe environment guidelines administered by the Diocese of Green Bay. Any adult who volunteers at Notre Dame of De Pere is required to have a current background check on file, complete a VIRTUS training course and sign the volunteer agreement form each year.

BACKGROUND CHECK
To complete the background check, volunteers are required to provide personal references, sign a declaration form, and authorize a criminal background check and receive a satisfactory report.
Complete the background check here: eAppsDB (School Code: gbdioc04)

VIRTUS
All volunteers who have contact with children, young people and individuals at risk as part of their volunteer duties are required to complete the VIRTUS Adult Awareness Training Session.

AGREEMENT FORM
All volunteers must sign and return the Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct for Volunteers Form to the school office each year.

Below are some volunteering opportunities,
Click the button to sign up.
ND Athletics
Registration for the upcoming volleyball and cross country seasons will be closing on Friday, July 22 as the seasons will begin with practices in early August. Please use the link below to register.  




We are looking for a new GRACE Volleyball Coordinator for the Fall 2023 season. This will be Neil Green's last year as coordinator, and we are looking for someone to shadow him this season and learn the role! If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Ludtke at ndraiderathletics@gmail.com
After School Workers Needed
Hiring ND Maintenance Staff
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Parent or Grandparent Helpers Needed 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) will be offered to PK3 and PK4 students this fall. CGS is a beautiful method of catechesis which blends Catholic teachings with Montessori methods. Children are given presentations by CGS trained catechists in a specially prepared room called an Atrium.  After a material has been presented to the child they are invited to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit and work with the materials at their own pace. CGS nurtures children's innate connection with the Divine.

We are looking for three or four parents or grandparents to serve as helpers with the CGS sessions. The sessions start the week of September 12 from 1-2:30 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The sessions end the week of April 24. Sessions do not meet if school is not in session. The CGS Atrium is in the new St. Francis Xavier parish center.  A regular helper is needed for each session, so the time obligation is 2 hours once a week.  The role of a CGS helper includes assisting the CGS catechist prepare the room, assist children to the bathroom as needed, take photos of children working, help record the children's work, straighten the room up after the session.  Children and helpers alike said they loved the time they spent in the Atrium last year. This may be just the blessing you've been looking for!

As with all volunteers working with children in our diocese, a background check and VIRTUS course is required as well as a one-hour CGS helper training session the week of Sept 12. 

Please email Mrs Kopp at jkopp@gracesystem.org with questions or to volunteer.  

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