We have lots of new information so thanks in advance for your kind attention to all of the latest news. As always, new information is in black, old is in green.
FIELD DAY – May 20 – Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon. A pizza lunch is being provided by our Parents Club.
SIXTH GRADE CLASS TRIP TO OHIO – Parents of those students attending the sixth class trip to Ohio on May 22-23 should have received an important email today, Tuesday, May 14. Please return two forms: Permission slip and Medical Treatment Release forms no later than Friday. If you student takes medication, you must also send that in with the Permission to Dispense Medication form. All medications must be in the original pharmacy container with dispensing information on it.
SIXTH GRADERS NOT ON THE TRIP – Those not attending the trip are expected to be in school on May 22 and 23.
PASSING THE TIKI TORCH DANCE – Friday, May 17, 2013 7:00-10:00 PM – 7th and 8th Graders are invited to attend this event which will be held in the NDPMA Cafetorium. Parents are welcome to join us at 9:30 PM to watch the 8th grade video “Then and Now.” There is a $5 charge at the door for all 7th graders. (Cash only). 8th graders attend free of charge. Dress code: No tank or halter tops, no spaghetti straps, micro-mini skirts, or bathing suits, please!
CCRT CRAZY HAT TOILETRY DRIVE – Please help! The cupboards at CRT are empty. The Catholic Community Response Team needs your help, AGAIN! Please bring your donations to school by May 21th. The winning class will be determined by weight. Items needed:
- Household Sizes, Only!
- Bar Soap
- Liquid Hand Soap
- Skin Lotion
- Shampoo and Conditioner, all-in-one
- Deodorant – Men’s and Women’s
- Shaving Razors and Crème
- Baby Items – Shampoo, Wash, Wipes, Diapers
- Basic Household Paper Products – Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissue
Please! No small trial hotel type sizes.
Start bringing in your donations and looking for the perfect hat to wear when your class wins the CRAZY hat contest. The clients served by CCRT are very grateful for all the donations made by the families of Notre Dame Marist Academy.
GRANDPARENTS DAY – Tuesday, May 21 – The permission slip (yellow) sent home on Wednesday, May 8 is due Friday, May 17, 2013 to the Middle Division office.
- Eighth grade parents, your student will miss their exam reviews for periods 1-5 that day. Note that exams begin the following day. Check with teachers for any work or tests scheduled for that day.
- Sixth and seventh graders must talk with their periods 1 through 5 teachers ahead of time and make up missed work or tests for the time that they will be out of school.
- Absences for Grandparents Day are considered “excused,” but they must make up work and tests. Please note that Monday, May 20 is field day and that the Grade 6 class trips begin on Wednesday.
- Reminder that the handful of Middle Division students attending Grandparents Day will be riding the morning shuttle bus to the Lower Division school and need to gather in Room D-3 at 7:20 AM because the bus leaves promptly at 7:30 AM.
- Any student without a permission slip will not be allowed to go.
USED UNIFORM SALE - June 4 & 5 - The used uniform sale for the Pontiac Campus is June 4 and 5. This is a great way to pick up gently used uniform clothing for the upcoming school year. It’s also a great way to get rid of any uniform clothing your student may have outgrown. Click on the link to go to the Forms page of the website. Look for the “Used Uniforms” title on the left-hand side of the page. The flyer has drop-off info, sale info, and instructions on how to tag any clothing you are dropping off for the sale. http://www.ndpma.org/drupal/forms
NEW WEBSITE FOR NDP ATHLETIC WEAR AND ACCESSORIES - Announcing a new website for NDP athletic wear and accessories! The new website, mylocker.net is now live and ready for your order! What makes mylocker.net so great is that you can custom design your own wearables and personalize them as well. In addition to the hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc., mylocker.net also offers custom backpacks, duffel bags and stadium blankets, just to name a few. You can choose from all sports played at NDPMA or just show your Irish pride in general! Most orders ship within 5 business days - just in time to be fashionable for the spring sports! You can search by school or enter the NDP Locker #ds840. The items offered on mylocker.net are not just for athletes - they are great for parents and grandparents or anyone who wants to support NDP. Go Irish!
MORNING TRAFFIC CHANGE - EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 22 - All morning traffic exiting the front drop off loop must turn RIGHT toward the north gate by the stadium beginning Monday, April 22. This modification results from a traffic engineering study done on our campus. The goal is to improve both student safety and traffic flow. Thank you for your cooperation.
DENNIS UNIFORMS - Dennis uniforms will now be carrying shoes. See the attachment below for styles that they carry.
- 15% off sale - Internet orders only, May 24,25, and 26.
- Early Bird Sale, 10% off in-store and internet orders, June 14-29.
GRADUATION DANCE – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - All seventh and eighth graders are invited to the “Passing the Tiki Torch” dance on Friday, May 17th from 7:00-10:00 PM. We are in need of parent volunteers to donate the following:
- cut up fruit for our chocolate fountain
- small water bottles
- small Gatorade bottles
We are also in desperate need of help with clean-up after the dance. Please contact Mrs. Lori Marrone if you can help us out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG BAND DINNER DANCE - This year, Friday, May 17th, marks the 13th annual Big Band Dinner Dance. The BBDD is a dinner party sponsored by the Notre Dame Prep Jazz Band with special guests the NDP Alumni Jazz Band. The event is hosted at the Lafayette Grande in Pontiac and tickets are only $30.00. For more information, see the attached flyer. http://tinyurl.com/bigbanddinnerdance
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Want to get a jump on your 13-14 Parent Commitment hours? We are accepting early registration for the Advertising committee. This assignment takes place from June – August and is a great opportunity to fulfill your full 10 hours of service before school starts! You will be responsible for visiting and/or calling area businesses and friends to sell ads for the programs used by our Athletic Dept. as well as such events as the Fashion Show and Golf Outing. Sales experience is helpful but not required. You will work with the Advertising Chair and be required to give periodic updates on your progress. Your support for this committee provides revenue for the school and is greatly appreciated! We are also in need of a sacristan for weekly masses at the new Lower Division campus next year. If you have experience in this area or would like to be trained, please contact Lisa Prost email@example.com. This is a great way to help our younger “Irish” students learn about the mass as well as fulfill your Parent Commitment hours for the year.
NDP GOLF OUTING - The NDP Golf Outing Registration is now open. Please join us for this fun event on June 3, 2013 at Wyndgate Country Club! You can access the registration site from the school site or you can go directly to the registration at: http://ndgolfouting.eventsbot.com/.
BOOSTER CLUB POSITION OPENING - The Booster Club Board has a position open starting in the Fall for the 2013-14 school year. The Poker Chairperson position will be available. When you become a Booster Club Board Member you receive Booster Club credit for all athletes for all seasons. The Poker position also covers your Parent Club commitment. It's a great way to contribute to the athletic programs at NDP and complete your service hours. In order to make a smooth transition, the Booster Club is offering a "shadow" position for the Spring 2013 season. If you'd like to self-nominate for this position, please contact Mike Durkin, Booster Club President, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If selected, you will receive Booster Club credit for all athletes for the Spring 2013 season as well as full credit for the 2013-14 season. Come join us!
READING SKILLS AND SPEED READING PROGRAMS – University of Detroit Mercy is offering Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults. These will be offered this summer in Troy, Rochester and Bloomfield Hills. Please see Mrs. Smith for a flyer and more details.
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY NURSING CAMP – OU is offering a camp for students interested in a Nursing Career. See this website for more information: http://www.oakland.edu/upload/docs/SON/CampRN/2013%20application.pdf
COLON CANCER AWARENESS DAY - First, The Clarkston News ran an article in their paper last week about ND Marist having the fundraiser/awareness day on Colon Cancer in honor of Cathy Ihm. Here is the link:
http://www.oxfordleader.com/Articles-News-i-2013-03-06-250734.113121-sub14473.113121-In-Ihms-memory.html. Secondly, we collected over $929.00 for Team Cathy. Our school is the greatest!
SCRIP PROGRAM - Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy participate in the SCRIP Program, which is an ongoing fund-raising program that earns the school rebates, while providing families with the opportunity to receive tuition credits at the end of the year. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts; even gasoline can be purchased with SCRIP and many retailers offer re-loading options which are very convenient. Please check the school website for some general information on the SCRIP Program and forms used in registering and ordering SCRIP. In addition, the school calendar on the website provides all the dates that SCRIP is processed (Mondays) and delivered (Thursdays). For more information, please also visit the Shop with SCRIP website at www.shopwithscrip.com
ST. VINCENT DePAUL DROP BOX BEHIND SCHOOL - There is a St. Vincent DePaul drop box located behind the NDPMA caf for donations of usable clothing.
CAMPBELL’S LABELS / BOXTOPS - We welcome your donations of Boxtops for Education and Campbell’s labels. You may drop them off in the Media center or at the NDMA office. Thanks!
COMMON GROUND - a resource to share - www.commongroundhelps.org Need help? In a crisis? Feeling lost or alone? 24 hour Resource and Crisis Helpline 800-231-1127. Teen 2 Teen Talk Line (staffed by teens 4-10 p.m.) 800-231-1127.
FREE BIBLE VERSE TEXT MESSAGE EACH DAY - www.BlessedTexts.com
We are always trying to improve and make our website more user-friendly. Let us know how we are doing.
STUDENT DIRECTORY - The 2012-2013 NDPMA student directory is available online through NetClassroom. Please log in with your ID and Password, click on Home, under additional links (bottom right), is the Student Directory link. No further password is needed.
IMPORTANT! LOCKERS - Mr. Jezdimir kindly requests that you please review the following with your student. At any given time, numerous lockers in the D-wing are not locked properly. We just randomly walked the hallway during 3rd period today and found 61 of the 223 assigned lockers were not closed and locked properly. Students store valuables in their lockers, and while we haven’t had a problem, we don’t want to provide temptation or opportunity. We also know that the same is true in the gym locker rooms. Gym clothing is not properly stored and locked in those lockers, either. If your student believes that someone has learned their locker combination, they are welcome to exchange their lock for a new one. All students have an opportunity once a month during class time to clean out their lockers; Ms. Smith also gives students passes at lunchtime to organize their lockers, as well, if this is the problem.
Beginning next semester, conduct referrals will be written for those students whose D-wing lockers are found to be open during the school day by any staff member. Thanks for your help in this important matter.
KHAN ACADEMY – Free Web-Based Study Videos for All Grade Levels - With a library of over 3,600 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, history, test prep, and hundreds of skills to practice, to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. http://www.khanacademy.org/ or watch a video on the overview of Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/talks-and-interviews/v/overview-of-khanacademy-org
The other trip attachments at the bottom of the webpage) are passenger reservation forms. These needs to be completed for every person wanting to attend the trip. You can mail that form along with payment to Corporate Travel, or register with them on-line by utilizing the information given at the top of the passenger reservation form. There is a one-time, per person fee of $5 for utilizing the on-line service. If you make your initial deposit by mail, you cannot convert to on-line payments.
Also on that passenger reservation form, there is a student rate for each child. They stay 4 students to a room. Adults wishing to attend can room with another parent at the double occupancy price, or have their own room for the higher, single occupancy rate.
All payments for the trip are made directly to Corporate Travel. The school does not collect any money. You can register by filling out the attached passenger reservation form
If you have any questions regarding the trip, feel free to contact David Johns of Corporate Travel at 313-565-8888 x-125 or by email at email@example.com. Thank you and hope to see you and your child on the trip!
IRISH BOOKSTORE AND CAFE- Parents, Students, Alumni and Friends! Welcome to the “Irish Bookstore and Café.” Our items make a wonderful gift for that special someone or for yourself. There are many items to choose from in many sizes and colors. Many of the items are “on hand” and can get to you very quickly; others may need to be ordered — order forms are located in the Bookstore. Our items have a very small cost markup, making them available to you at an affordable price. If you would like to order items listed here or if you have questions or suggestions, e-mail Larry Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-373-5300, x8054. Spirit Wear available now! 18 New items in stock, including NIKE, and ready for pick up. Come into the Irish Bookstore & Cafe for a hot cup of Coffee, Cappuccino, Hot Chocolate, or Tea complimentary with any purchase. Bookstore Hours 7:30a.m. - 2:30p.m. (during regular school days).
DIGITAL FLASHCARD STUDY APPLICATION TOOL – StudyBlue, a digital study tool, is made for students; they've got access to all their study materials all of the time. Because you've got your digital backpack, right in your pocket and it’s FREE for all iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android users. Not only can you make your own flashcards you can search for thousands of pre-existing cards. Just type in in the Search box, Periodic Table, up comes flashcards you can study anywhere, you can save them to your digital backpack, easily create a review sheet and even test yourself. So easy to study on a bus, car and even waiting in line somewhere. http://www.studyblue.com/mobile-flashcards-app/.
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION – For many of our Roman Catholic families, this is a time to begin preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. The Archdiocese of Detroit has specified that each parish has the primary responsibility of sacramental preparation. Please consult with your Director of Religious Education regarding your parish’s requirements.
MESSAGE FROM MR. McGHEE- P.E. teacher:
NO PETS ON CAMPUS – Families are reminded that signs are posted on our property that pets are not allowed on campus before, during or after school nor on weekends. Service animals are always welcome.
PARKING LOT - Please follow the directions of security guards in the parking lot. Drive in lanes, do not cut diagonally across parking spaces, and do not stand in driving lanes.
LUNCH MENU - Our daily lunch specials are posted online at: http://www.ndpma.org/drupal/node/1365. This is a side-bar on the calendar page of our website.
LOST AND FOUND - Please note that we have several "Lost and Founds" in the building, including by the ND Marist back door, the Prep office, in the Main gym, and in the Grimaldi gym. Please help us by putting your student's name in all clothing, shoes, jackets, backpacks, lunch bags, and anything else they might lose. While theft has not been a problem, encourage your student to keep all belongings in lockers and to shut their locks securely.
MORNING SNACKS - All students are welcome to bring a healthy "non-messy" snack to enjoy at the beginning of their third period class. Note that some classes may not allow snacks for practical purposes.
BIRTHDAY PASSES - We love to celebrate our students birthdays by giving them a Casual Day pass. We try to schedule the Casual Day as close to your students' birthdays as possible. We do not allow casual wear on "Dress Days." If schedules change and your student is unable to take advantage of their pass on the assigned day because the whole school has a casual day, or because of illness, have them see Mr. Jezdimir to get a new date. We want everyone to enjoy their special day.
MASS IN OUR CHAPEL - Students, parents and staff members are invited to join us for Mass in the NDPMA chapel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00 AM.
SCHOOL CLOSING – In the event of inclement weather, or any other reason that we may have to close school, Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy uses a telephone broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone or email within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by SchoolReach, a company specializing in school-to-parent communications
When used, the service will call all phone numbers in our selected parent contact lists and will deliver a recorded message or text from school personnel. The service will deliver the message to both live answer and answering machines. No answers (phones ringing over 4 times) and busy signals will be automatically retried twice in fifteen minute intervals after the initial call.
Please make every effort to provide the school with current and accurate phone/email information any time there is a change to ensure
LATE START DAYS – One change to our schedule for the coming year will be six days when we will start school late to allow our faculty and staff to meet for two hours before classes. These late start days will be the last Tuesday of the month, and classes will begin at 9:35 AM on: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 30, 2013. On these days the school building will open by 9:15 AM so that students can arrive after that time and still get to class on time. The school day will still end those days at 2:45 PM.
TWITTER AND FACEBOOK - Get the latest school news on Twitter or Facebook! Looking for the latest in school news, athletic scores, alumni goings-on, etc.? Then click here and sign up! Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is on Facebook and Twitter! By using the school’s Twitter account, Facebook, and the main website, interested parties should be able to access all the latest news and information about NDPMA. Using these three online resources, we will share timely news, resources and information relative to our school and post critical updates pertinent to our world of advanced academics, science, language, mathematics, the arts, athletics and much more.
To access the NDPMA Facebook or Twitter sites from the main school website, click on the small logos in the upper right-hand corner of any page on www.ndpma.org.
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