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Outreach and Service
Coats for the City
Sponsored by Notre Dame Elementary School
Dates: November 19 - December 15, 2017
Winter time can be a very scary time for the poor and homeless. During the month of December, NDES collects new or gently used coats, jackets, hat and scarves and boots for babies through adults.
Holiday Smencil Sale
Sponsored by Student Council
Dates: December 4 - 21, 2017  (while supplies last)
During the month of  December, Student Council will sell "Smencils" (scented pencils).  Smencils are $1 and all proceeds benefit the St. Julie School in Uganda, Africa. 
Fr. Neil's Stamp Project 
Sponsored by Notre Dame Elementary School
Dates: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Each year NDES sponsors a $1 Spirit Wear or Christmas Colors Dress Down to support Fr. Neil Walter's ministry for the incarcerated.  All proceeds provide stamps for their Christmas mailings.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Sponsored by Student Council
Dates: November 9 -17
During the month of  November, Student Council will collect non-perishable items for the Thanksgiving Food Drive. All donations benefit the efforts of the Geauga Hunger Task Force, which serves seven food pantries throughout Geauga County.

Homeroom Incentives for Top Collectors:

1st Place -  50 Spirit Banners & Regular Dress Down Day

2nd Place - 25 Spirit Banners

3rd Place - 10 Spirit Banners

Sponsored by SND Global Missions
Date: October 19-31, 2017
October has been a month to help our children become more aware of the needs of people in countries in addition to our own. Each year NDES students contribute funds to assist children around the world through the Missionary Childhood Association, Notre Dame Global Missions, and others.

The mission drive runs from October 19 - 31. Each child is asked to make an initial donation of $2.00 and will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the three Halloween mascots. All proceeds will benefit the St. Julie School in Africa and renew the contributions of education, housing, food and clothing for the three Aloysia children.
NDES supports Dwarfism Awareness Month.  To build positive awareness and dispell misconceptions regarding Dwarfism, Dr. Michelle Platz speaks to students about "What is Big." She is also the mother of Max Platz, a student at NDES that has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism.
As part of the Notre Dame Elementary School mission statment our school "reaches out to others according to Gospel values."   We offer the opportunity for all 8th grade students to reach out to others through service this year.  Students perform 20 hours of service outside of NDES,  during their 8th grade year.  Ten hours of service are completed by the end of January.
Click here to download the 8th Grade service hour form.
Colin Boland Fun Run
Sponsored by NDES
Date: October 6, 2017 @ 8:30am
NDES in partnership with the Colin Boland Memorial sponsors an in-school Fun Run in honor of Colin Boland, a student of NDES who tragically lost his life in October of 2010.   All students run or walk for a mile and can purchase t-shirts or donate money toward the Colin Boland Memorial Fund.  
The Colin Boland Memorial Fund focuses charitable efforts on the needs of children in Colin’s age group. They believe that children and those that care for them do not deserve to fight battles on their own, including: life-changing illness, restraints on education, detrimental material losses and untimely loss of loved ones.
Advent Outreach
Sponsored by the Notre Dame Elementary School
NDES celebrates God's goodness and provident care by sharing our blessings with others. One opportunity, special to us, is the Christmas joy we bring each year to the families of Metro Catholic School, an inner city school of 557 children staffed by dedicated lay teachers and 12 Sisters of Notre Dame.
Daily Dose of Reading
Sponsored by the Notre Dame Elementary School
Date: February 8 – 24, 2017
NDES in partnership with Daily Dose of Reading sponsors a book drive.  Families donate gently used or new books.  This year the greatest need is for picture books and children's books age 0-7 (2nd grade level.
Last year Notre Dame Elementary School donated over 2,000 books to Daily Dose of Reading, an organization that provides important programs and resources to help build strong literacy skills and prepare children for success in education and in life.
Lenten Outreach
Sponsored by the Notre Dame Elementary School
Date: TBA
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and our Lenten service project.  Mission Mite Boxes are given to each of the children in grades K to 8. During Lent, children and their family members can contribute money to assist children in poor countries.

On April 12, children will return their Mission Mite Boxes to their homeroom. All donations will be used for the Missionary Childhood Association, Religion books for St. Julie School in Africa, Notre Dame Global Missions, and the Cleveland Diocesan Mission in El Salvador.

Working together, we can make a difference in our world.
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