PARENT UNIVERSITY launched in August 2016 and exists to bridge communication between Notre Dame Academy and our parents on important topics. Over the course of the school year, PARENT U will host a variety of speakers that will address issues and topics that are relevant in our world. The series will include a variety of speakers and conversations related to our educational programs. Some of the sessions will be geared to parents only, while others will encourage parents and students to attend together. The goal of PARENT U is to spark conversation in our community and allow us to learn from outside experts and from one another.
PARENT U will include three different types of sessions over the course of the academic year:
- Open Coffee: We will host a coffee with a school administrator and invite parents to attend. There will be no specific topic or agenda. Instead, we will simply offer a forum to discuss topics that are relevant at the moment.
- Lessons In School : These meetings will cover various topics directly related to the operations of the school and are designed to provide parents with a deeper understanding of various aspects of our instructional program. Topics may include information sessions on ManageBac, Middle Years Programme (MYP) Assessment, Sacramental Preparation, and more. Each of these sessions will have a specific topic to be addressed and conclude with an opportunity for Q & A.
- Special Guest Speaker: Occasionally, we will host a guest speaker from outside our community. The guest speakers will present on a variety of topics relevant to our community. These talks will be targeted to just parents and other will encourage parent and child to attend. The goal of the talk is to spark conversation and dialogue around a wide variety of topics.
Our goal is to communicate, collaborate, learn, and grow...together. If you have a specific topic you would be interested in adding to our year-long schedule of events, please reach out to your principal. We hope you can attend our Parent University sessions.
- 8/17/18 New Parent Coffee: "Welcome to the Irish Nation
- 9/25/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for 8th Grade Parents (8:30 AM)
- 10/10/18 Open Coffee with Father Colin Program Director Elizabeth Bourneuf (8:30 AM)
- 10/12/18 Open Coffee with EYC Principal Sharon Colletta (8:30 AM)
- 10/16/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for 11th Grade Parents (8:30 AM)
- 10/18/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for New Parents (8:30 AM)
- 10/23/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for 7th Grade Parents (8:30 AM)
- 10/25/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for 12th Grade Parents (8:30 AM)
- 11/7/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for 10th Grade Parents (8:30 AM)
- 11/15/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for 5th Grade Parents (8:30 AM)
- 11/16/18 Open Coffee with John Henry Spann (8:30 AM)
- 11/27/18 Open Coffee about PBIS with Beth Bourneuf (8:30 AM)
- 11/29/18 Open Coffee with Debbie Orr for 6th Grade Parents (8:30 AM)