Notre Dame Marist – Middle Division – News & Notes

Friday, November 20, 2015

All School LiturgyTuesday, November 24th – DRESS UNIFORM

No School Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, 11/27 for Thanksgiving break. Students return on Monday, November 30.

Block Days are on Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd in the month of December.

High School Musical – Into the Woods
NDP is performing “Into the Woods.”  The show is November 19 thru 22. 7 pm each night except the 22 which is a 4:00 show. The show is at Avondale high school center for the performing arts. It has award winning music and a whole new twist on all the fairy tales you grew up with.  Please go here for more information.

Boys Hair
Thanks for your prompt attention in getting your son’s Shaggy haircut. If you didn’t yet, thank you in advance for getting it cut over the Thanksgiving Holiday break.

Parent Tech Night
Parents are welcome to attend an upcoming Parent Tech Nights. Parent involvement is vital to student success! These session will include “Internet Safety Tips” to apply at home.

The session is from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday December 15th in room A7. We hope that you join us as we look forward to your participation and involvement. Click here to view, download, or print the Parent Tech Night flyer.

8th Grade Students
Please be sure to register your 8th grade student for the High School Placement Test. Any student interested in attending a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Detroit is required to take the HSPT. Those who test in November or December will be eligible to earn merit scholarships based on their test score; those who test in February or March will not be eligible.

Also, please note that the HSPT is an important part of our admissions review process. If your student waits to take the test in February or March, we may not be able to make an admissions decision for him/her until the scores are returned to us from Scholastic Testing Service in April, long after the school registration period begins.

If you have any additional questions about admissions to 9th grade and/or the HSPT, please contact Kathleen Offer at 248.373.1061.  The link to register is at:

2015 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
The alumni office will be hosting the 3rd annual ND alumni “meet up” at this year’s Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Detroit.  There will be a group photo near the statue of Joe Louis in Cobo Hall at 7:00 am.  Last year, more than 150 ND alumni, parents, faculty, staff and alumni participated in the race and photo.  If you are interested in transportation or have any questions, feel free to email Andy Guest in the advancement office at  Gobble, Gobble.

Calling All Future Ski Racers!!
Pinnacle Alpine Racing is a program based out of Pine Knob and Mt. Holly ski resorts. They now have a developmental program that will turn middle school skiers into competitive racers at the high school level or get them ready to join the Pinnacle US Ski Association Central Region Ski Team. For more information go to and look for the Junior Development Team (DEVO) or call Jama Lintol at 743-516-4712 with any questions.

Middle Division Year End Trips
There is still room to register.  Please click on YEAR END TRIP.

Ski Club
Snow will be falling soon and Ski club will be ready to go!  Please click here for information and here to print the registration form.

In Need of Barbie Dolls
Mr. Jezdimir is doing a math project and is in need of 10 Barbie Dolls.  He will return them to you when he is completed with the project.  Please place your student’s name on the Barbie.  Clothing is optional, but clothed would be preferred.

Marist Bowling
Marist Bowling will begin its season after the Thanksgiving holiday. Marist bowling is a coed sport and is open to all 5th – 8th graders.  If your son or daughter is interesting in participating this year please email Coach Audia for more details at  No experience is necessary for participation.

We have had an increase in the number of students sick this week. Please remember to NOT send your student to school until he/she is fever free WITHOUT medication for 24 hours. If you student will be absent, please email Amy or call the office by 10 a.m. that morning.  

School Starts
In case you don’t remember – SCHOOL STARTS AT 7:30 A.M.!!! Please have your student to school at least 5 minutes before – 7:25 a.m. at a minimum.

Did you know that simply by using your Kroger Plus Card, NDP benefits from Kroger Community Rewards program?  Please visit Kroger's website at and register your Kroger Plus card and select Notre Dame Prep as your organization to receive these rewards.  This is at no cost to you and the school receives quarterly checks that become part of the school's general fund.  It's a win-win program so please register today!  Please don’t forget to renew your card to continue to earn rewards for NDP.

Busch's Grocery Store has made the Cash for Education program much easier.  Instead of using the red cash for education cards at checkout, starting November 1st, they will just need to provide their phone number listed on their account or your MyWay account key tag at point of sale.  If you are new to shopping at Busch’s Market all you need to do is log onto Busch’s MyWay and create an account, go to the Cash for Education page under the “My Account” tab where you may select NDP to earn rewards.  NDP will receive credit at the end of each quarter.

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Notre Dame Marist Academy
1300 Giddings Road
Pontiac, Michigan   48340

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