Notre Dame Marist – Middle Division – News & Notes

Friday, April 21, 2017

26 Gold Block Day (Odd Hour Classes)
28 JK-12 Liturgy – St. Peter Chanel
28 7/8 Grade Dance 7-9 p.m.
30 Mother’s Mass & Brunch (optional)

1 Spring Uniforms Begin
2 NJHS Induction 7pm in the cafeteria
5 Band Concert
9 Liturgy – May Crowning
10-12 8th Grade Washington D.C. trip – NO SCHOOL for those not attending the trip
18 Summer/Fall Sports Parent Meeting
22 6/7 Regular Day of School; 8th Grade 1st & 2nd Hour exams
22 Athletic Banquet – Spring Sports
23 6/7 Regular Day of School; 8th Grade 3rd & 4th Hour exams
24-25 6/7 Ohio Trip – NO SCHOOL for those not attending the trip
24 8th Grade 5th & 6th Hour exams
25 8th Grade 7th & 8th Hour exams; Grad Practice
26-29 Memorial Day Break
30 8th Grade Graduation
30 6/7th Last full day of school; lockers must be emptied at end of day

Link to school calendar (all divisions).

Community Project Showcase – Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 AM
Please consider joining us for the MYP Community Project Showcase on Wednesday, April 26th from 7:30-9:00 AM.  Selected members of the 8th grade class will share their project results with the whole group, followed by an opportunity for all students to participate in roundtable discussions with teachers, administrators, and parents from all three divisions to talk about the ups and downs of the Community Project and what they have learned about self-directed community service, as a result.  Please RSVP at this link.  Light breakfast refreshments will be provided.  Please help us to prepare with an accurate account of guests.  Parents of 7th graders may wish to attend to learn about the project in advance.

Parent Volunteer Positions need filling for 2017-18
The Senior All Night Party is an annual tradition for our seniors and is held after Senior graduation, overnight at Joe Dumars.  Seniors really enjoy this event as it is the last time they will be together as a Senior Class.  The event will be held this year on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  This SANP is currently in jeopardy as several chairs have seniors graduating this year; without the SANP Committee, there will not be a Senior All Night Party.

Please consider shadowing for the SANP this year and/or chairing one the positions below:

  • Event Chairman
  • Finance Chair
  • Raffle/Donation Chair
  • Communications/Volunteer Chair
  • Welcome Chair

This is a fun committee that meets approximately 5 times throughout the school year.  If you are available to fill one of the Chair positions, please email or Suzanne Huth at

Please consider helping!

Costa Rica Trip Informational Meeting
Sra. Aguilar is taking a group of students to Costa Rica in 2018! She is having an informational meeting on Tuesday, 4/11 at 6:30pm in room D-8. Please see this flyer for more information. Any questions, please email Sra. Aguilar at

8th Grade End of Year Information
Please click here to find the end of year events, times, etc…for 8th grade students.

Host Family Needed Fall 2017
The NDPMA World Language Department is looking for a maximum of two families to host the native speaking Intern Teacher for the Chinese courses in 2017 Fall semester.  Host families are vital to this program!  You offer:  a private bedroom / shared bath; meals; transportation to and from school; and companionship.  In return, the family learns about Chinese culture and the student receives one-on-one help with the language.  Find out more about this exciting opportunity by emailing Joanne Liu, NDP Coordinator of Amity Institute Intern Teachers. (email: )

Information & Academic Technology Department
Thank you to all the families that participated in the recent 1:1 device survey. We will use the information to improve our processes and policies to better integrate technology at NDPMA. The week of the 24th, be on the lookout for an email from Mr. Eden Konja regarding your device replacement options. The email will have information on the buyout process and deployment of new devices. It will also include some data from the recent survey. Please know that IT is working diligently to improve the program and truly appreciate the parent relationships. The support of our families is truly an important piece to the success of the 1:1 program.

From Athletics
To view this week’s athletic newsletter click here – Athletic Newsletter. If anyone you know of is interested in receiving our weekly athletic newsletter please have them sign up at the following link to be added to the distribution list: NDPMA Athletic Newsletter Signup

Articles are also added daily on our athletic website team pages: If you do not see an article about a particular game or team it means nothing was submitted so please help us in making sure we receive scores and information from every team – win or lose.

21st Annual NDPMA Golf Outing
The Notre Dame Booster Club Golf Outing is fast approaching!  Please join us on June 5th at Oakhurst Golf & Country Club.  The committee is seeking sponsorships and players. For more info please click here.

NDPMA Summer Camps
As we rapidly approach the last quarter of this school year it is time to start planning for the summer. The Notre Dame community invites children entering grades K through 12 to participate in a number of athletic and academic summer camps offered from mid-June through the beginning of August. We are pleased to offer camps ranging from art, debate, Lego robotics and theatre, to basketball, lacrosse, football and volleyball … and many more!

Our entire lineup and online registration can be found by visiting the following links:

Academic Summer Camps

Athletic Summer Camps

All Academic Summer Camp questions may be directed to Mr. Michael Morrison (, and all Athletic Summer Camp questions may be directed to Ms. Maureen Radulski (

We hope to see your student on the Notre Dame campus this summer!

Current 8th grade band Students
Save the date! The NDP Marching Band Camp is July 31 through August 4th from 8:00am to 5:00pm. This is a mandatory camp for all NDP band students enrolled in 1st semester Marching Band. At camp, students will learn all of the music and the marching maneuvers. For more information, contact Mr. Joe Martin at

Used Uniform Sale
On June 1st & 2nd, NDPMA has a Used Uniform Sale for families. Please see Used Uniform Sale for more information. Clothing drop off is May 31st.

Re-register Your Student for 2017-2018 School Year
The Registrar’s and Admissions offices remind you to complete your student’s re-registration as soon as possible. Please remember the February registration payment serves as the first tuition payment in the 12-month calendar. The second payment is due Wednesday, March 1. Questions? Please contact Ms. Nester ( or Ms. Offer (

Website News and Twitter Highlights
Is your child involved in something great that we may not know about at school?  Please email me articles or pictures, anything highlighting his/her accomplishments.  We would LOVE to have more Marist students on the website, facebook, and twitter feeds 

BoxTop$ and Campbell's Soup Labels
Yes, NDPMA collects them!  Bring them into the office. Thanks in advance.

Hollywood Market’s Apples for the Students
We are happy to announce Hollywood Markets "Apples for the Students" program has to date provided over $300,000 in the very best educational tools and equipment… FREE… to local schools.

Now through February 24, 2017, parents, families and friends of our students can earn points for our school by simply telling Hollywood Market cashiers the name of our school each time you visit and/or shop at a Hollywood Market store. Our school will use those points to receive FREE educational equipment from their Presidential award-winning program.

Our school will select the items on wish list (not yet selected) from the catalog. There are hundreds of items to choose from in categories such as computers/printers, audio/visual, sports and much more.

So, please shop NOW and often at any of our Metro Detroit "Hollywood Market" locations to earn points for our school!

Remember this program is FREE… and mention "Notre Dame Preparatory and Notre Dame Marist".

Kroger Community Rewards
NDPMA also is enrolled in Kroger Community Rewards.  Each time you shop at Kroger, Kroger will donate a portion of your purchase back to the school.  Please register your Kroger card online and select Notre Dame High School ID#82816 for directing your community reward. Kroger has people re-elect each year in April for Community Rewards.

MD News & Notes Archive

Amy McLeod (
Administrative Assistant
Notre Dame Marist Academy
1300 Giddings Road
Pontiac, Michigan   48340

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