Notre Dame Marist – Middle Division

Notre Dame Marist Academy – News and Notes

April 17, 2015

What an exciting week here at NDPMA with everyone back from Spring Break!  Hard to believe there are only 8 weeks left of school.

Phase 5 Report Cards
Are available on NetClassroom now.

International Day – April 24th
International Day at the Middle Division will be celebrated on Friday, April 24.  Many parent volunteers are needed to assist our speakers as they present and share their culture with our student travellers.  If you are interested in helping in the classrooms on International Day, from 7:15 to 10:45 am, please email me back.  If you have already signed up with Parent Club, we thank you for your assistance and look forward to seeing you on International Day!

Permission slips went out to everyone for the different trips each grade.  Please return the permission slips by Wednesday, 4/22.

NDPMA Summer Camp Registration
Notre Dame invites children entering kindergarten through 12th grade to participate in a number of athletic and academic summer camps beginning this June. We are pleased to offer camps ranging from art, debate, Lego robotics and musical theatre, to basketball, lacrosse, football and volleyball … and many more!

Our entire lineup and online registration form can be found by visiting this link:

We hope to see your student on campus this summer!

8th Grade Parents
Baby/child pictures and current picture of your student – A current photograph (school photos are acceptable, but candid photos are more fun) and a picture of the student as a baby or child.   We prefer that high quality digital pictures be used in a picture format (not PDF please) and sent to Please put the student’s name in the subject line. Whether or not you decide to place an order for the slideshow, we need every eighth grade student to be included on this CD.    

Eighth Grade Slide Show CD – The Eighth Grade slideshow of graduate photos and Notre Dame Marist Activities from the last three years, set to popular music, includes baby/young child photographs and current photos of our graduates, as well as pictures of student activities that took place over the past three years. We will show this video at the Graduation Dance (Friday, April 24th, 2015).  To reserve your copy, return the attached form and include your $5 payment.  Your student’s CD will be distributed in the graduation packages after Graduation Mass.

7th & 8th Grade Parents
Luau Dance is scheduled for Friday, April 24th from 7-9 p.m.  The 8th grade slideshow will be shown at the completion of the dance.  Attire for the dance is beach attire.  All beach wear must be school appropriate and follow the casual wear guidelines.  Skirts/short NO HIGHER than 2" above the knee.  Sundresses may be worn with a cardigan.  No flip flops.  Any questions, please ask Mr. Jezdimir.

Booster Club Leadership Nomination
Are you interested in getting involved and supporting athletics and NDPMA from a leadership standpoint?  Nominate somebody (or yourself) that would like to lead the efforts of the Booster Club.  The mission of the Booster Club is to support the athletic department through budgetary means, providing volunteers and by helping to improve the athletic facilities.  If you would like to get involved, meet other parents and administration, help with staffing athletic events, fund raising, etc., please fill out the attached nomination form and submit to the school office to the attention of Mike Durkin, Athletic Booster Club, by May 6, 2015.  Officer positions are for one year each.  Elections will be held at the May 11th meeting.

Save the Date – Ford Drive One 4 UR School
The 5th Annual Ford Drive One 4 UR School Fundraiser, sponsored by Skalnek Ford of Lake Orion, will take place on Saturday, April 25th in the Pontiac campus parking lot from 9am-5pm.Test drive a 2015 Ford vehicle in the parking lot and Skalnek Ford will donate $20 to the school!  All proceeds will go towards the Booster Club, which helps fund Athletics. There is nothing to buy and nothing to lose and it will only take a few minutes of your time. We need 300 households (one test drive per household) to reach the $6,000 goal. Please reach out to your family members and friends to support this event…it will only take 10 minutes of your time and it is for a great cause!

Uniform Reminder
Uniform pants must be "Dennis" brand pants.  With the weather warming up, please make sure your daughter's skirt is no more than 2 inches above her knees.  Dennis brand shorts may be worn beginning May 1st.  Any questions, please ask Mr. Jezdimir.  

Notre Dame Golf Outing – June 2nd
Only 11 foursomes remaining for this year's Notre Dame Booster Club Golf Outing being held at the RS Sharf Course at Oakland University!  Reserve your spot soon at

24 International Day – Middle Division
24 7/8th grade Dance 7-9 PM Cafetorium
27 Late Start
28 Peter Chanel Liturgy JK-12 – DRESS UNIFORM
29 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
29 Admissions Coffee (MD/UD 9 – 11)
29 Parent Workshops “How to Hug a Porcupine”  9AM & 7 PM
30 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
30 New Student Orientation

1 Community Read Field Trip
5 NJHS Induction 7 PM Cafetorium
6-8 8th Grade Students to Washington D.C. (optional)
12 May Crowning
13 Middle Division Choir Concert “A Dream Is A Wish – Disney Spectacular” 7:00 p.m. in the Cafetorum.
18 Middle Division Field Day – Noon Dismissal
18 Middle Division Spring Sports Banquet
20-21 6/7 Grade Students to Ohio (optional)
21 8th Grade Students last full-day (empty lockers at end of day)  
22-25 No School; Memorial Day Holiday
26-29 8th Grade Exams (1/2 day Dismissal)
29 8th Grade Graduation Practice 11:30-1PM; Students dismissed from church

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