On behalf of the Notre Dame Parents’ Association, we are delighted to welcome you to Notre Dame!

Collectively we have seven daughters who have attended ND, including recent graduates, and rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Our daughters’ varied interests have introduced us to a variety of resources the school has to offer, from sports to performing arts to robotics to cultural clubs that celebrate the diversity that makes ND so special.

If you are a new ND parent, we encourage you to check the website regularly and look out for e-mails from the school alerting you to opportunities to connect virtually with other parents.  Involvement will look different this year for students and parents alike.  We welcome your ideas as to how we can better meet your needs and interests.

We also don’t know exactly what volunteer opportunities will look like this year, but keep an eye out for new developments in that regard in the parent newsletter.  In a typical year there are opportunities to get involved at whatever level is comfortable for you.

Every parent is a member of the NDPA.  There will be NDPA meetings in September, November, January, March and May that we encourage you to attend via Zoom until it is possible for us to meet in person.  The more parents we have who are actively involved, the better and stronger the organization will be. 

This year we will be looking for ways to connect parents around common interests such as spirituality, academics, cultural activities, sports, performing arts and more.

We invite you to consider organizing meet-ups (virtual or otherwise) with other parents who share a common interest, and begin to build community in that way.  These groups will be invited to have a representative in the NDPA to share about your activities, network with representatives from other groups, and learn how you can help one another.

A word from three veteran parents…your daughter’s four years here will fly by faster than you can imagine, so don’t wait to get involved!


Cindy Hendrickson, Chair (Julie Ann ’19, Sarah ’20 and Emma ’22)

Cynthia Olavarria, Chair Elect (Gabriella ’21 and Ayiana ‘23)

Alejandra “Alex” Velasquez, Past Chair (Sarah ’19 and Cass ’22 Avendano)

Volunteer Now

We need your help! As the parent of a current Notre Dame student, there are many ways to get involved!

Click on the link below to view a comprehensive list of the current volunteer opportunities at Notre Dame High School. We need you!

sign up online


  • First Meeting is on September 25, 2019


  • Coming Soon for 2019-2020

Meeting Dates

  • September 25, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • January 22, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
  • May 13, 2020

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