I believe it was Plato who said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” I am sure in each of our lives we are finding that adage come to life all around us. It is certainly true at Notre Dame Academy where we continue to problem solve and innovate in order to provide our many NDA traditions in these challenging times. That includes holistic educational opportunities for our students as well as the ways we enlist others to help us meet the costs of providing excellence in education at NDA. And so it is Autumn Gala time and the show must go on!
I hope you can join us this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. as we Zoom through an hour of Gala fun and excitement. You can join for some special guests, our silent auction, cash raffle and much more. Our Autumn Gala Committee has been hard at work planning a fun event and gathering exciting auction items and prizes. You can find more information about the Gala here and start bidding today!
Each year our Autumn Gala features a special Panda Paw event where we ask for support in funding special projects and initiatives at NDA. There is no doubt that support for our Panda Paw over the last several years was instrumental in our move to Remote Learning @ NDA and in accommodating in person learning while meeting all the safety requirement in this time of COVID-19. This year, our Panda Paw request will fund innovation at NDA and the technology, materials, supplies and training that are so needed right now as we continue to meet the needs of our teachers and students. Please take a moment to view a brief video HERE about the culture of innovation at NDA.
We have been so blessed with dedicated students, teachers and staff who are, to this day, making in person school a reality while doing all we can to keep everyone safe and healthy. Over the years we have been also blessed with many generous alumnae, parents and friends who support the needs of our programs and help make our NDA education possible for so many deserving young women. What a great partnership! The Autumn Gala event, our largest fundraiser, is a central to this effort.
I hope you will join us this Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. for our first ever virtual Gala as we come together to celebrate our NDA community and lift up our students, teachers and staff in all the good work they do each and every day. I look forward to seeing you online!
Please register for our Zoom event by going to this link.
You can start bidding on so many wonderful items and pledge to the Panda Paw at this link.