Notre Dame School Ministries

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish has partnered with Notre Dame Middle School (NDMS), a sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame since 1996. NDMS has grown from a small school serving 26 Latino middle school aged girls to presently serving over 500 Latino students and expanding to two campuses. With the addition of the primary school and all boys middle school, NDMS was renamed Notre Dame School of Milwaukee (NDSM) to encompass the whole K4-8 school community.  The school currently consists of two campuses:

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After School Snack Program

Seton will again be participating in the after school snack program for Notre Dame School of Milwaukee.  Last year, we provided snacks only for the second semester due to COVID restrictions but starting in September, NDSM’s after school program will be in full swing for the 2022/23 school year.  That means the need for snacks and additional volunteers is even greater! We are asking for your HELP!

The program:

The After School Program at NDSM is a critical wraparound service that supports the needs of students and families, helping keep students safe and supervised while offering programming to ensure students’ academic success and personal growth. After the end of the traditional school day, middle school students participate in different opportunities, including artistic, educational, and athletic programs. During their break, students receive a snack before they attend the planned activities.

Snack Donation:

  • Our goal is to provide healthy individually sized snacks for these students during the 2022/23 school year.
  • 18-20 volunteers are needed each month to provide 175 snacks for one day.
  • Snacks preferred: The Pirates Booty, Vegetable Straws, fruit gummies, Cheez-its and Goldfish or similar to these.
  • Snacks can either be purchased and dropped off at Seton during the assigned dates or can be ordered online and have them sent directly to NDSM.
  • Volunteers are welcome to help with one month or additional months, whatever their preference.

Monthly Drop-off Dates at Seton:

  • September 16-18
  • October 14-16
  • November 11-13
  • December 9-11
  • January 13-15
  • February 10-12
  • March 10-12
  • April 14-16

How to Participate:

  • Signing up to donate snacks is made easy through the SignUp Genius Program.
  • You are welcome to sign up for one month or additional months. 

Sign up to donate snacks

Questions:  Contact Kathy Kosch: [email protected] or 847-772-1852

Your support of NDSM is greatly appreciated!

Notre Dame School Welcome Weekend

A message of gratitude and hope from Patrick Landry, President of Notre Dame School, followed by a thank you message from our newest scholarship recipient, Victoria Aranda-Barajas.

Seton's Support over the years

As the school has grown, so has the support from the Seton community. Our parish members have generously offered their time, talent, and treasure. Seton parishioners have volunteered at Notre Dame in various ways, including:

  • Tutoring students during the day and at the after school program
  • Helping in the library
  • Assisting with fundraising events
  • Donating food and serving at the Annual Spaghetti Dinner
  • Providing after-school snacks
  • Donating to the school supplies drive each Fall
  • Participating in the Graduate Mentor Program

Seton has financially supported Notre Dame through:

  • Seton’s outreach resources and grant’s program which has provided funds for lap tops, and whiteboards
  • St Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships for deserving Notre Dame Graduates to attend high schools of their choice.
  • Sponsoring graduates to join Seton’s youth group on mission trips such as Guatemala and Costa Rica

Volunteer Opportunities

Mentors and volunteers are critical members of the NDSM school community who support their students and ensure their success at NDSM and beyond. Volunteers help NDSM in a variety of ways, including by serving as tutors, library aides, and after school activity leaders.

Mentors are caring, compassionate adults who devote their time to a middle school student, offering them support, guidance and encouragement as they transition to high school. Seton has three women who have been mentoring our scholarship recipients during their time in high school. To learn more about the mentor program, contact Anne Kelly, one of our parish mentors at 262-844-9930. To learn more about other volunteer opportunities, send us a message or contact Therese Fennelly at 414-704-9348.

NDSM Graduate Scholarship Program

In 2017, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton/Notre Dame School Scholarship was established to assist NDSM graduates with attending the high school of their choice. Since then, we have helped 7 graduates. Our first two recipients, Kayla and Eliana graduated from DHS High School and are pursuing higher education.  In 2021 we granted a scholarship to a graduate from the boy’s middle school, Eli Prado. 

On October 17, 2021 at the 10:45 Mass, we were honored to welcome all 7 of our graduate recipients and their families. 

Xitlali de la Torre, Kayla Moran Valle, Margarita Gutierrez, Melanie Sanchez,
Eliana Ruiz, Julissa Tovar, Eli Prado

Contact: Therese Fennelly 414-704-9348, or send us a message