Reunions Happen Every Five Years......
What Happens in Between?
NDA Alumnae from the Classes of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 are invited to an informal holiday gathering, January 12, 2011, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm, in the NDA Student Center. It's time to reconnect with classmates, those who were at NDA before and after you. Come share your college experience, your internships, life in the dorm, college athletics and whatever else is happening in your life! RSVP to email@example.com by January 10th.
Christmas Comes Early to NDA
Mrs. Mulford's Biology class with some of the Christmas gifts for AIDS Project Worcester.
Two hundred children will be having a merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of students at Notre Dame Academy. That is the number of gifts collected for AIDS Project Worcester. Toys and games as well as clothing and toiletries were lovingly purchased, wrapped and tied with a ribbon for families in need this holiday season. The gifts will be sent to AIDS Project Worcester's "store," a store with no cash registers or sales slips. Families simply come in to "shop" for what they need and what their children - from newborns to age sixteen - deserve this Christmas.
Celebrating the Season
Ann Hurley '59 and her sister Ella Hurley Houlihan '56, P'83,'96, GP'08 get in the Christmas spirit!
Members of the Board of Trustees greeted guests at the annual Trustees' Christmas Party held on December 3rd at the Academy. Outgoing Trustee Peter Dumas P'03 and outgoing Board Chairman Bob Kennedy P'94 were recognized for their service to the Academy by Chairman Michael Keegan P'00. Guests were treated to a preview of the Quilt Exhibit in the Flagg Art Gallery during the festivities.
Chairman of the Board Mike Keegan presents outgoing Chairman Bob Kennedy a gift from the Board.
Elizabeth O'Connell-Inman '75, P'11, P'14, Mary Ann Daly Coppolino '94, David Inman P'11,'14, a member of the Language Department, Jim Kenary and his mother Alison P'01,'06 at the Trustees Party
Many Hands Make Beautiful Works
A luminous look at the Quilt Show
Art literally hung from the rafters as the Flagg Art Gallery held its first Quilt Exhibit in early December. Thirteen artisans shared their handiwork in a colorful display of textile work ranging from wall hangings to king size bedspreads. As with all works of art, each submission told a story ranging from a mother's gift to her children to a husband creating a surprise birthday gift for his wife. There were quilts that made a political statement and quilts that celebrated outer space! Senior Valerie Bedard and her father Stephen graciously shared the works of mother and wife Kathleen Ryan Bedard '83 who passed away just a year ago. Kathleen's quilts, "Ocean Waves" and "Snowflakes in Autumn," were hung just outside the main gallery to welcome guests into the colorful display inside. Other artisans sharing their talents included Joan Bedard (Valerie's grandmother), Kathy Shea Colling '67 and husband Mark, Carleen Daly, Sandra Hakkarainen, Emily Haley of the Academy's English Department, Chris Hunt, Jan Maki, Christine Meyers, Donna Munn, Alicia Sosnoff, Laima Whitty, and Jan Wilson.
A colorful display in the gallery.
The Frosting on the Cake of Fall Sports
Fall sports may be over but several of our Fall sports team members are still making news. Mackenzie Niness '14, Samantha Durand '13, Catie Barry '11, Corinne Michaud '14 and Sara Cammuso '12 competed in the State Swimming and Diving Championship held at Harvard University on November 13th. Mackenzie placed fifth in the 100 yard butterfly. The Worcester Telegram and Gazette editors have named Senior Jennifer Foley to its 2010 Field Hockey Dream Team. Seniors Sarah Ducharme and Jess Snow were named to the newspaper's Honors Team, At the District Championship Cross Country Race, Hannah White '11 placed ninth. She and Kate Knox '12 qualified for the State Championship Race. Congratulations to all our athletes!
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Dr. Seuss That Is!
It is not too early to start preparing for the invasion of Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle and Thing One and Thing Two - just some of the characters coming to Notre Dame Academy March 17 - 20th, as the Drama Department presents the musical "Seussical" based on the characters of Dr. Seuss. Watch for ticket sale announcements!
In conjunction with the musical, the Academy will be producing a Seussical Ad Book. If you would like to support this fundraiser and see your company represented in the book or would like to submit a personal message to members of the cast and crew for publication, please contact Mary Kennedy by calling 508-757-6200 ext. 230 or e-mail her here.
Need a gift for that last person on your list? Consider a gift to NDA!
Gifts to the Academy's Annual Fund can be made in honor of an individual (or individuals). It will be a gift that continues to give as it will impact the daily lives of all NDA students. You can make a gift to the 2010-2011 Annual Fund by clicking here. All gifts postmarked by December 31, 2010 are eligible for a tax deduction this year.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!
"May the good God give you kindness toward all people and good will in everything!" - St. Julie Billiart
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One Stop Shopping!
The Academy's School Store has ordered a wide selction of winter wear for your holiday shopping.
NDA Jackets $40
Hooded Sweatshirts $35
LL Bean Totes $35
NDA Pants $25
Long Sleeve Tees $20
Knitted NDA Hats $20
NDA Frames $8
NDA Green Grocery Bags $5
Call Nicki Lazaros at 508-757-6200, ext. 227, or email her here. The School Store is located in the Institutional Advancement Offices downstairs near the Lauring Music Room. The Store is open from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
We remember the following members of the Notre Dame Academy family who have recently died.
Joyce McSherry Degnan '61
Mildred Cavan, mother of Maryellen Cavan ’68 and Susan Cavan ‘80 and grandmother of Jennifer Cavan Fors ‘90
Mary Cronin, mother of Maribeth Cronin Petrocelli '89
Frank DiPasquale, father of Esther DiPasquale Powers '60 and grandfather of Tara Mercandante Simard '86
Alice Fanning, mother of Mary Beth Fanning Pulsifer '70, Ann Marie Fanning Chroback '75, and grandmother of Abigail Chroback '10
Raymond Hagglund, father of Deanna Hagglund '83 and Kara Hagglund LeSiege '87
Frederick Levitsky, father of Mary Jo Levitsky Moran '75
Basilios Tsantinis, father of Barbara Tsantinis, former faculty member, and grandfather of Elena Cordova '03
Frank Vessella Jr., father of Candace Vessella '73
Richard Ahlquist, grandfather of Margo Ahlquist '00
Dorothy Jane Granger, grandmother of Mackenzie Granger '05
Patricia Ann Streeter, grandmother of Rebecca Streeter '12
Irene Burke, mother-in-law of Rosanna Burke, faculty member and health services coordinator
Bruce Arnott, brother-in-law of Mary Riordan, Director of Admissions