May 18, 2022
Important Dates

  • May 25: 8th Grade Farewell Mass led by 7th Grade
  • May 27: 8th Grade Last Day
  • May 30: No School, Memorial Day
  • May 31: 6:00pm 8th Grade Graduation Mass @ St. Mary
  • June 1: No Mass
  • June 2: 8:35 School Mass
  • June 2: 10:30 Dismissal --- Report Cards Sent Home
Savings Card
It is that time of year for us to kick off selling the Notre Dame of De Pere 8th Grade Savings Cards. The Class of 2023 (current 7th graders) sell these cards to raise funds for their trip to Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya in the fall and their graduation in Spring 2023. The cards are $15 each (cash or check) and include awesome discounts at the following local businesses: A'Bravo, Big Apple Bagels, Buds N Bloom Design Studio, Dairy Queen E. De Pere and GB Main St, De Pere Cinema, DooLittlez Kids Salon, The Exchange, Great Harvest Bread, Gyro Kabobs, Ledgeview Lube Center, Lindeman's, Luna Coffee Roasters, Nicolet Restaurant, Oak Street Cafe, Pack and Ship, Seroogy's Chocolates, Tazza Italian Coffee Co, Uncle Mike's Bake Shoppe, and Zesty's Frozen Custard.

The cards are valid from May 31, 2022 to May 31, 2023 and can be used every time you visit these local businesses.

Please consider purchasing a savings card to support our students!

You can pick up a card on the following dates, times and locations:
At the pick up area on both sides of school on Wednesday, May 18, Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20.
After all masses at St. Francis and St. Mary's parishes the weekend of May 21 and 22.
After all school masses.
At the scrip table when scrip is being sold.
At the school office or the parish offices. 
From a current 7th grade student.  

Thank you for helping to support the Notre Dame of De Pere 8th Grade class of 2023!
SCRIP Statements
SCRIP statements - invoices will be sent home on
Wednesday, May 18.
Rise Up Raider Night Volunteer Opportunities
Hello Notre Dame Families! It's that time of year again when we start our early preparations for Rise Up Raiders Night (RURN), our school's BIGGEST fundraiser! Getting a jump start on planning helps to ensure that our event runs smoothly and is a huge success.

Below is the link of different volunteer opportunities that are important to be filled as soon as possible. These jobs will generally be performed from early September to mid-October and are the BEST way to fulfill your PRIORITY Service Hours. Estimate 6-12+ hours
2022 Summer Office Hours
Lunch Menu May 25th - June 1st
Counselor's Corner May 18, 2022
Counselor’s Corner

Hello everyone! We are in the final two weeks of school! It has been an amazing first year here for me. I am truly blessed to be part of the GRACE school system! 

Here are a few things the students have been learning about in my classes. Self-confidence and liking ourselves for who God designed us to be has been part of our lessons. Part of these lessons were acceptance of others as well and celebrating our uniqueness.. Also, we focused on ending the year strong and getting ready for the next year. We looked at things we can improve on to be the best student we can be. 

This website https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ has a wealth of great information in regards to technology use, safety, privacy and parental controls to name a few.. There is a section specifically for parents called Parents Need to Know. You can also select topics by specific age ranges as well. 


In search of items
I am always looking to expand my counseling tools below to enhance my program. If you have any of these your family no longer needs, I would be happy to have them. Thanks! 
  • Board games 
  • Card games
  • Playdough
  • Legos, blocks 
  • Books 
I use the above items to teach social skills, cooperation, problem solving and books that contain a message on feelings, character development, friendship to name a few.

Little Saints
GRACE families can now register for fall enrollment at Little Saints, located inside Holy Family School. Sign up today! We will be opening up to parishes very soon to fill any open spots we have remaining. Contact Tami VanGruensven with registration inquiries.
Online Directory
After quite a long wait, we are working to pull together an optional family directory prior to the summer for families to remain connected, set-up play dates, etc. Please fill out this form for each child you would like included in the directory with the family information you are willing to share. Once ready, this directory will be published under a password protected section of our website with the password shared only with families who choose to participate.

NDDP Parents don't miss this beautiful opportunity
Please mark your calendars and save the date to attend.

Our Parish will host a Catholic Speaker on Monday, May 23 at 9:30am.
Her name is Patricia “Pachi” Talbot. She is from Ecuador and has been travelling the world sharing her experience of faith. If you know somebody that you think would like to attend please invite them. 

The Spirituality Committee
St. Francis Xavier Parish Summer Kickoff Event
22-23 Financial Aid Grant
GRACE Financial Aid - Apply!
GRACE is dedicated to supporting our families in their commitment to Catholic education for their children.
  • Families with children enrolled in grades K-8 (grades K-10 at SJPII), are encouraged to apply!
  • Early registration is encouraged to assure first consideration
  • Apply online at https://www.mytads.com/ 
  • There is no fee to apply!
  • If you misplaced your access code to apply, contact the GRACE Riverside Office at 920-499-7330, option 2 or graceoffice@gracesystem.org
  • This is a calculated need assistance program not a purely income-based program; therefore, we encourage all families to consider applying

Parish Verification Form 
Our GRACE parishes are integral to our mission of Catholic education in our homes, schools and community!
  • Complete the Parish Verification Form with your parish and submit by June 1, 2022.
  • Access the Parish Verification Form HERE 
  • Complete Step 1.
  • Contact your Parish directly for them to complete Step 2.
  • Submit the completed Form to GRACE Riverside Office as outlined in Step 3.
  • Families with children enrolled in grades K-8 (K-10 at SJPII) will have the standard rate of tuition adjusted to the active parishioner rate in their TADS Billing Account once the form is submitted.  
Basketball Skills Clinics
Calling all basketball players in grades 2-8. NDA's Coach Rohde and St. Norbert's Coach Grzesk will be hosting skills clinics. Cost is $20 per participant. Checks can be made payable to NDDP Athletics and can be turned into the office. Please click the respective link below to sign your son / daughter up today! Each clinic is limited to 25 participants.  


Girls' Skills Clinic (May 18th): Girls' Basketball Skills Clinic
Boys' Skills Clinic (May 25th): Boys' Basketball Skills Clinic
2022 GRACE: Gold Summer Camp
The 2022 GRACE: Gold Camp Schedule and Course Catalog are available on the GRACE: Gold website for viewing! Click here for more details.

Timothy Kozlovsky is promoting his band class: GRACE: Gold Band
Volunteer Requirements & Opportunities

Notre Dame of De Pere follows all safe environment guidelines administered by the Diocese of Green BayAny 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.
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