Notre Dame Marist – Middle Division – News & Notes

Thursday, May 26, 2016


27-30 No School; Memorial Day Holiday
31 8th Grade Graduation 6 p.m. St. Mary’s of the Hills


1  6/7 Grade Last full-day (empty lockers at end of day)
2-3/6-7 Final Exams (10:45 Dismissal)
8 Sleep IN!!  School is out for Summer!!

The Notre Dame Fund – Bev’s Day for Mary’s Way!
We kick off the final month of The Notre Dame Fund on June 1 with Bev's Day for Mary's Way!


Beverly Williams taught at Notre Dame from 1999 until her untimely passing in 2009. She was loved by faculty and staff, parents, and students for her energy, compassion, generosity, and infectious sense of humor. Bev’s generosity included a strong commitment to scholarships and financial aid for Notre Dame families. She made annual donations and dedicated part of every check to helping families afford our school. Almost immediately after her passing in 2009, friends, family, and former students raised more than $10,000 in her name to support families as they pursue a Notre Dame education. 

In honor of Bev and her generous spirit, Notre Dame and the Williams family ask you to participate in our first #BevsDay. The donations to #BevsDay support Mary’s Way within The Notre Dame Fund — the “way” devoted to financial aid and scholarships at Notre Dame.  Help us honor Bev by:

  1. Making a gift online at
  2. Sharing the news of your gift on social media with #BevsDay #MarysWay
  3. Encourage others to give by tagging your friends and family
  4. Laugh, love, and live like Bev! *
    *In honor of Bev and #BevsDay, every student and staff member will get a complimentary ice cream to celebrate the last day of classes before final exams.

For more information about #BevsDay or The Notre Dame Fund, feel free to contact Greg Simon in Advancement or visit the fund or Bev's day webpages – or

2016-17 Parents Club Volunteer Sign-Up Deadline: June 15th
All 2016-17 Registered Families should have received an email with a link to the all new 2016-17 Volunteer Sign-Up.  A link to the form can be found here or on the Parents Club page of the website. Although positions are filling up fast, there are still plenty of spots available if you haven’t signed-up yet. All families who are not signed up for either one full-time or two part-time positions by June 15th will be charged at a rate of $35/hour for a total of $350 on their August statement. Please direct questions to

Dennis Uniform Sale
Dennis Uniform will be offering 15% off plus free shipping on all online purchases from May 27th-30th.

Used Uniform Sale
On June 2nd & 3rd, NDPMA has a Used Uniform Sale for families. Please see Used Uniform Sale for more information. Clothing drop off is June 1st.


Research and experience demonstrate that ongoing use and practice of a language is the best way to facilitate the basic skills.  As a result, the NDPMA Modern Language Department has implemented a mandatory summer on-line program as part of our Spanish and Mandarin curriculum.  This is a wonderful opportunity to maintain and even improve language skills over the summer, and should make the transition back into the Spanish or Mandarin classroom much smoother and easier in the fall.  All current NDPMA students will receive an instructional handout in class before they leave for summer vacation.  In addition, all parents of students enrolled in NDMA Spanish or Mandarin grade 7 or 8 and NDP Spanish or Mandarin 3-4 and higher for next year will be emailed the instructions.  If you have any questions, please contact Sra. Anderson for Spanish or Liu laoshi (Ms. Liu 刘老师) at You may also access the instructions via the language websites, Mandarin and Spanish

Athletics – Sports Physicals
The Athletic Department is offering sports physicals for only $25.00 here at school on Friday, June 3 starting at 12:00 noon.  Please call the athletic department for an appointment 248-373-9647.  The NEW physical form may be found through this link here.

Please fill out everything except the physician’s section before you arrive.  If you will not be accompanying your child, we will also need the Sports Physical Consent form found here

Hockey Summer Camp
For the first time Notre Dame Hockey is offering a summer camp for middle school students. This camp is open to players entering grades 5-8 and will be run by the Notre Dame Prep coaching staff and players. Skates are July 18-21 at the Troy Sports Center from 6:30-7:30. Full hockey equipment is required. Please feel free to contact Coach Crouse with any questions – To sign up please visit the link below:

WHO: Students Entering grades 5-8
WHEN: July 18-21 from  6:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION: Troy Sports Center (1819 Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48083)
COST: $100 per participant

NDP Hockey – Middle School Camp 2016

Fall Football
You may know me, Brandon Jezdimir, as the vice principal at the Middle Division, however today, I am writing you as the coach of the NDMA varsity (7th/8th grade) football team. I hope I can interest your son in joining our Fighting Irish family on the gridiron this fall.

I have coached football at various levels and also played the sport during my youth. This is my fourth year as part of the NDMA football program and I am really looking forward to getting back to it and working to mold these boys into fine young men.

My coaching priorities:

1.       Live and impart the school mission.
2.       Foster positive and meaningful relationships amongst teammates and coaching staff.
3.       Emphasize fundamentals and hard work.
4.       Have fun!

My highest expectation is for every boy on the team to join me in demonstrating the school mission in the classroom, through the hallways, and on the field of play for both practices and games.

If your son is interested in football or you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

20th Annual NDPMA Golf Outing
Only 2 weeks until the 2016 Notre Dame Booster Club Golf Outing being held on June 6th at Oakland University's RS Sharf Golf Course.  There are only 4 groups remaining until the outing is sold out, so if interested in playing please sign up at All proceeds directly impact Notre Dame Athletics.  For questions, please contact Darren Audia at

Middle Division Robotics 2016-2017
Please contact Louise Palardy if you are interested in leading a VEX IQ Robotics Team of 3-4 students next year at

If you have selected an organization for your Kroger community rewards, you need to re-enroll every April with Kroger. Please visit Kroger's website at and register your Kroger Plus card and select Notre Dame Prep (82816) 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!  

If you have a child who is not already enrolled at NDPMA but would like to attend next year at any grade level, please contact Dean of Admissions Kathleen Offer at, with your child’s full name, birth date, current school and grade.

News & Notes 2016 Archive

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

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