The Notre Dame Parents’ Association is proud of its history of supporting the high school. In doing so, we rely on parent volunteers. We value volunteer’s time, talent and treasure. It is our hope that you will help this year by completing the electronic Parent Volunteer Form - click HERE.

Dear fellow Notre Dame Parents and Guardians,

As we embark on our 2016-2017 school year, we the members of the Parents’ Association Executive Board would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. Let us introduce ourselves. This year’s Parents’ Association Executive Board Members are:

• President – Sandy Sweilem (Joseph ’18)
• Vice President – Anabelle Pulex (Anthony ’18)
• Secretary – Amy McAndrew (Max ’18, Riley ‘16)

The Parents’ Association is a great liaison between home and school. You’re automatically a member! We meet monthly on Monday evenings in the library. The meetings last an hour and it’s a great way to meet other parents and listen to informative speakers. Notre Dame prides itself on a strong, family spirit. That spirit is strengthened by every family’s involvement in the school.

There are a variety of ways you can get involved at Notre Dame. Soon you will received an email containing a link to our electronic Events Volunteer form. “Students with parents who are involved in their school tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance, and are more likely to complete high school than students whose parents are not involved in their school.”

Please feel free to reach out to us at any time at You can also contact Sharon Angelini at 847-779-8617.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on August 22, 2016 at 6:30 for a welcome dinner and meeting!


Sandy, Annabelle, and Amy
The 2016-2017 Parents’ Association Board, Go Dons!

2016-2017 Parents’ Association Meeting Schedule

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 6:30 pm (Welcome Dinner)

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 7:00 pm

(Merry Christmas - No Meeting in December)

Monday January 9, 2017 - 6:30 pm (New Year Celebration)

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Monday, March 6th, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Monday, May 8th, 2017 - 6:30 pm (End of
Year Celebration)

Click here for meeting minutes.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or ideas you may have. 



Sandy Sweilem
(Joseph '18)
     Welcome parents and Notre Dame students! My name is Sandy Sweilem, mother of Joseph ‘18. I am thrilled to be serving as your President of Notre Dame’s Parents’ Association for the 2016-2017 school year. With my past professional and educational experiences as a former Assistant Principal / Dean of Students and teacher for the past 16 years, I feel I have gained a tremendous amount of experience working with students and parents. Currently, I own Eye Level (Skokie) learning and enrichment center where we teach students in small ratio settings critical thinking Math, Reading, and Writing concepts. Developing positive, long-lasting relationships with families along with teaching students of all grade levels are what I treasure and hold close dear to my heart. I have served as a PTO president of my children’s elementary school as well as being a member of the PTO of the junior high.

I encourage every parent/guardian to join us at our monthly meetings.  Joining our Parents’ Association will not only allow you to find out what is going on in our school, it allows families to form deep, spiritual connections and long lasting friendships. Looking forward to meeting and seeing you there!


 Anabelle Pulex
Vice President
(Anthony ’18)

  Welcome Parents and Students! My name is Anabelle Pulex. I am the mother of Anthony ’18. I am excited to take on the role of Vice President on the Notre Dame Parents’ Association for the 2016-2017 school year.

My family lives near the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago. My son attended Queen of Angels, a Blue Ribbon school on the Northside of Chicago. My daughter is still attending Queen of Angels and will be in fourth grade this fall. I enjoy volunteering in the classrooms regularly, and assisting with the various annual school fundraisers. Currently, I work for a firm downtown as their Head of Information Technology & Cybersecurity. I’ve worked with the same Executives of the firm for over twenty years. Prior to working for the firm, I was a Respiratory Therapist.

Notre Dame has given my son an outstanding education and has provided me with a wonderful community. I can say with much confidence that our school is truly a unique place to meet genuine people. Please join us at Parents’ Association meetings and stay informed about the happenings in the school, listen and learn from guest speakers, and meet other parents. Hope to see you all soon!


Amy McAndrew
(Riley '16; Max '18)

     Welcome!   My name is Amy McAndrew mother of Riley 2016 and Max 2018.  I am excited about serving as the 2016-2017 Secretary for the Notre Dame Parents’ Association.  Over the past several years, I have held various board positions and worked on several committees’ which has allowed me the opportunity to meet, get to know and work with parents whose families were a part of the same community as my family.

Although I did not grow up in the Windy City, I have called Chicago my home for the last 21 years.  We live on the Northwest Side of Chicago.  The boys attended St. Thecla for a short time and finished grade school at Onahan.  I work as a Physical Therapy Assistant with the geriatric population at the Claremont in Buffalo Grove, IL.

The Parents Association has allowed me to stay in touch with current events at ND, meet wonderful parents, and listen to speakers from the ND staff as well as various professionals within our community.  We invite you to join us as we enter another exciting year and to be a part of your son’s experience at Notre Dame.            

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