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Notre Dame Elementary School students received a visit from the Easter Bunny last week. Chairwoman Denielle Paglia and the Notre Dame Parent Association committee organized this visit.

Join buzzing scavenger hunt

Preschool and school-age children can explore art while learning about nature from 1-3 p.m. April 25 during the Geauga Park District’s “What’s the Buzz? Scavenger Hunt.” Pick up a scavenger hunt card at the West Woods Nature Center, 9465 Kinsman Road in Russell, and find insect- and spider-themed facts in the park. Drop in anytime during program hours. Registration is required at 440-286-9516 and geaugaparkdistrict.org.

Students discover shapes

At Notre Dame Elementary School, Courtney Hickman’s first-grade math class took part in hands-on activities with Play-Doh last week. The students are learning about two-dimensional shapes and used the molding material to help create and visualize their shapes.

School reflects on Holy Week

Holy Week marks the beginning of the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday), which leads to Easter Sunday, the holiest time of the Christian church year.

The Notre Dame Elementary School community marked the beginning of this holy time with a quiet hour on March 30, their last day before Easter break. That day, students entered the school quietly, engaged in silent reflection, prayer, mediation on the Stations of the Cross and other quiet Lenten activities. The school encouraged families last week to set aside quiet time for each day of the Triduum to mark their journey to Easter.

NDCL ‘Mane’ event a success

The Notre Dame School’s virtual “Mane Event” on March 27 raised more than $120,000 due to sponsors, auction bidders and Holy Family Fund donors, as well as Pat O’Brien Chevrolet’s title sponsorship. Part of the 43-minute, live-streamed event helped provide emergency tuition assistance to students and families experiencing unforeseen circumstances in meeting their tuition obligations to Notre Dame Schools.

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