Notre Dame Parents Association

Notre Dame High School has an active Parents Association, which undertakes various tasks during the school year, divided into four areas. The executive board of the association is composed of parents and a faculty moderator. Meetings are held four times during the school year. Notifications of the meeting are through the school calendar and regular online updates. At each meeting, open to all parents, business is conducted followed by a speaker or program.

Members of the Notre Dame Parents Association sponsor activities throughout the year. Their only fundraiser, the Grand Knight, is held each spring and raises money that directly benefits your sons' academic and co-curricular programs. The social host committee this past year has staffed refreshments for Open House, Honors Night, and Accepted Students Night. New this year is a Parent Ambassador program that will work with admission efforts. We also publish an online student directory to facilitate student-to-student communication that can be accessed through the Notre Dame High School website. Please consider joining this year as an active member of our Association.

Briana Ragaini 
Parents Association Moderator
bragaini@notredamehs.com
203-933-1673 x268 

Shopping Incentives to Help Notre Dame!

You can help Notre Dame earn money and free educational equipment by simply linking your existing supermarket membership cards to Notre Dame’s code and then just shopping as you normally do, it’s that easy!  Please pass this information along to friends and family members who would be willing to help Notre Dame in these programs. If you have previously enrolled in these programs, you need to re-enroll each school year.

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  • ShopRite

    To help Notre Dame earn points at ShopRite simply link your Price Plus card to the school’s code. All you have to do to help ND earn free school supplies is use your Price Plus card at checkout after registering it online to link to Notre Dame. You may also register in store. Register online at:www.shopriteforeducation.com. Our school code is 17959. 

    Participating Shop Rites are in: Bristol, Canton, East Hartford, Enfield, Hamden, Manchester, Milford, Southington, Stratford, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Hartford, and West Haven. 
  • Target

    Please register for Target’s Take Charge of Education program to help Notre Dame earn money for the school! To help ND automatically earn 1% of your purchaes from Target, link your Target credit card to our school code by visiting:  www.target.com/TCOE. You may also register in store. Our School code is 4411.
  • Big Y

    Register for Big Y’s Education Express program to help Notre Dame earn free school supplies.  To help do this, simply log onto www.bigy.com/EducationExpress and enroll your Big Y membership card to link it to Notre Dame’s school code. You may also register in store. Our school code is 5814.
  • Stop and Shop

    Please register for Stop and Shops A+ School Rewards by going to www.stopandshop.com/aplus and linking our code to your Shopper card. You may also register in store. Our school code is 08131

    Any questions, please email the Parents Association Moderator, Mrs. Casey LaMonaca - clamonaca@notredamehs.com

Social Host Committee

The Social Host Committee takes the spirit of Notre Dame hospitality and puts it into action. The committee decorates the café and serves refreshments for Open House in the Fall. Next is Accepted Students Night in January, followed by Junior Recognition Night Reception, in Early February, and Honors Night reception in May. The committee always hosts the most wonderful receptions so that those attending can enjoy the evening. This is why we need parents from all different classes to be part of this effort.

If you want to be part of this effort, you can contact:

Briana Ragaini
Parent Association Moderator
bragaini@notredamehs.com

Parents Association Meeting Speakers

Topics have a broad range of teen and parent issues and have included: “Designer Drugs and your teen”, by the Connecticut Task Force on Narcotics, “Internet Safety” presented by the West Haven Police Department, and a panel of college admissions officers speaking on how to plan for college admissions. All of these came about because of parent suggestions. Plans for this year’s meetings will be varied and interesting.

We arrange for and attract speakers that parents want to hear, knowing your time is valuable, and trying to be responsive to your needs. If you would like to assist in the planning of these meetings, or would like to suggest topics for the future, please contact:
 
Briana Ragaini 
Parents Association Moderator
bragaini@notredamehs.com
203-933-1673 x268 
 

Parent Ambassadors

Notre Dame Parent Ambassadors represents a new program in which we are formalizing the generous help of current families. Notre Dame has always had the support and hospitality of current parents throughout the Admissions process. At this time, we are adding the Parent Ambassadors as a branch of the Parents Association. Parents have always played and will always play a vital role in the recruitment of future ND Men! As active participants in the day to day activities that occur at ND, parents are the ultimate “representatives” for our school. Specific functions of the Parent Ambassadors include, but are not limited to the following events:

  • Assist in helping at community events throughout the year (ie. fairs, carnivals, picnics etc.)
  • Assist in marketing Notre Dame through various businesses (ie. being available to discuss our school at local businesses)
  • Host pre-open house socials
  • Host pre-registration socials
  • Act as a liaison between Notre Dame and churches and other religious communities
  • Volunteer to answer questions at various admissions events (ie. Open House, Accepted Students Night, and Freshmen Orientation)
If you would like to learn more about our Parent Ambassador Program, please contact:

Pasquale Izzo ’00
Director of Admissions
pizzo@notredamehs.com
203-937-3230