Notre Dame Marist – Middle Division – News and Notes

Thursday, September 3

Liturgy Tuesday, September 8th – Dress Uniform

Need to pick up your student during the day?
Please call or email the office and let us know what time.  We will give your student an early dismissal pass to come to the Middle Division Office.  The person picking your student up MUST COME to the Middle Division office to sign him/her out of school. The person MUST be authorized on the student's Emergency Information Card.

Did you forget to order pictures last week?
The picture day ID is only good for 48 hours after picture day.  Parents have two options at this point.  One is to call LifeTouch direct to place the order.  If they do this, their order will NOT come back with the bulk of the pictures – they'll come a week or so later.  The other option is to wait for a proof sheet that they will receive from the picture that was taken on 8/25/15.  This will give them the portrait ID number and access code for their student, and they can go online using that information to place an order.

Not happy with the picture?  Retake day is Tuesday, October 6th.

NDP Dance Team Camp
The NDP Varsity Dance team is hosting a dance camp for all interested K-8 students. Please see attached flyer for details.

September
4-7 Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
8 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
9 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
10 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
11 Middle Division “Welcome Back” Dance (3-5; Cafetorium)
21 Middle Division International Peace Day Ceremony during school; Morning Liturgy Middle Division only – DRESS UNIFORM
23 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
24 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
24 Year End Trip Parent Meetings – Room D3 (6th & 7th Grade 6-7 pm; 8th Grade 7-8 pm)
25 End of Phase 1
28 Late Start

October
2 Make it Matter Day – Liturgy – Dress Down
3 Oktoberfest
6 Picture Retake Day
7 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
8 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
8 Middle Division Fall Choir Concert 7 PM Cafetorium  
9 Homecoming FB Game – High School
10 5K Alumni Run
14 Early dismissal at 11 a.m.
15 Early dismissal at 1:40; Parent/Teacher Conferences 5-8:30 PM
16 No School; Parent Teacher Conferences 8-11 AM
19 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
21 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
22 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
25 Open House
26 No School
27 Late Start 9:30 a.m.
27 Middle Division Fall Sports Banquet
30 Middle Division “Halloween” Dance (3-5; Cafetorium); Halloween Dress Up


Friday, August 28

Please see the attached PDF for a letter from Mrs. Mistretta about this week.

Remind Communications
Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Schools will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. Please see the attached flyers and subscribe to your student's appropriate grade. Remind: 6th Grade | 7th Grade | 8th Grade.  Make sure your students subscribe too.

Fall Sports
Fall sports have started and it is time to cheer on your favorite Irish team.  Please remember that we always cheer for our players, rather than against the opponent.  

All Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy students receive free admission to all home athletic contests, (excluding tournaments), with their current student ID. Once students have entered the athletic facility, they are not permitted to leave and return. Students not wearing their student ID will be charged the full admission price. Footballs, basketballs, frisbees, etc are not permitted by any spectators. These items will be confiscated and returned to an adult the following school day. Lower Division students are to enter and stay with their parent/guardian at all times.

September
4-7 Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
8 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
9 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
10 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
11 Middle Division “Welcome Back” Dance (3-5; Cafetorium)
11 Post Varsity Marist Football party with students and parents
14 8th Grade Retreat (1st half of alphabet students as yet TBD)
15 8th Grade Retreat (2nd half of alphabet students as yet TBD)
21 Middle Division International Peace Day Ceremony during school; Morning Liturgy Middle Division only – DRESS UNIFORM
23 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
24 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
24 Year End Trip Parent Meetings – Room D3 (6th & 7th Grade 6-7 pm; 8th Grade 7-8 pm)
25 End of Phase 1
28 Late Start

October
2 Make it Matter Day – Liturgy – Dress Down
3 Oktoberfest
6 Picture Retake Day
7 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
8 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
8 Middle Division Fall Choir Concert 7 PM Cafetorium  
9 Homecoming FB Game – High School
10 5K Alumni Run
15 Early dismissal at 1:40; Parent/Teacher Conferences 5-8:30 PM
16 No School; Parent Teacher Conferences 8-11 AM
19 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
21 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
22 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
25 Open House
26 No School
27 Late Start 9:30 a.m.
27 Middle Division Fall Sports Banquet
30 Middle Division “Halloween” Dance (3-5; Cafetorium); Halloween Dress Up


Friday, August 21, 2015

Liturgy & Picture Day is Tuesday, August 25 – Dress Uniform

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Notre Dame Marist Academy-Middle Division
Picture Day: Tuesday, August 25 
Picture Day ID: LM625413Y0

Fall Sports
Fall sports have started and it is time to cheer on your favorite Irish team.  Please remember that we always cheer for our players, rather than against the opponent.

All Notre Dame Prep and Marist Academy students receive free admission to all home athletic contests, (excluding tournaments), with their current student ID. Once students have entered the athletic facility, they are not permitted to leave and return. Students not wearing their student ID will be charged the full admission price. Footballs, basketballs, frisbees, etc are not permitted by any spectators. These items will be confiscated and returned to an adult the following school day. Lower Division students are to enter and stay with their parent/guardian at all times. 

Emergency Cards and Honor Code due now
In the mailing you received a cream 1/2 sheet Emergency Card and a green folded "NDMA Honor Code" sheet.  Please have your student turn these ASAP if you haven't already.

August
25 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
25 School Pictures Taken
27 Follow Your Students’ Schedule 6:30 PM – cafetorium

September
4-7 Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
8 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
9 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
10 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
11 Middle Division “Welcome Back” Dance (3-5; Cafetorium)
14 8th Grade Retreat (1st half of alphabet students as yet TBD)
15 8th Grade Retreat (2nd half of alphabet students as yet TBD)
21 Middle Division International Peace Day Ceremony during school; Morning Liturgy Middle Division only – DRESS UNIFORM
23 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
24 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
24 Year End Trip Parent Meetings – Room D3 (6th & 7th Grade 6-7 pm; 8th Grade 7-8 pm)
25 End of Phase 1
28 Late Start

TBD Tailgate party with students and parents – will be scheduled around a MD Football game


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thursday, 8/20 – New Student Orientation
All 6th grade students, new 7th grade students, and new 8th grade students – Please drop students off in the circle.  Be sure students report to the main Gym by 7:30 a.m.  Dress is casual for the day. Students will be served a light snack around 9:30 and a pizza lunch around 11:15 a.m.  The orientation officially ends at 12 noon. After drop-off (7:30ish)  Mrs. Mistretta and Mr. Jezdimir will have a "meet and greet" and answer any questions parents may still have in the main triangle conference room (Board Room).

    Casual dress:

        Boys – Hair must be in dress code; no earrings, hats, outdoor apparel, no clothing with pictures or lettering in poor taste. Flip Flops are not permissible.

        Girls – Hair must be in dress code; no hats, headscarves, outdoor apparel; Shorts no shorter than 2” above the knee; no tights; no skirts and no leggings; no yoga pants; no bare midriffs or shoulders; no clothing with pictures or lettering in poor taste; no pants with words written across the bottom area.  No spandex clothing may be worn. Flip flops are not permissible.

Thursday, 8/20 – Locker Decorating – OPTIONAL
All students are able to decorate and fill lockers with supplies Thursday, 8/20 from 12 noon until 2 p.m.

Friday, August 21, 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
All students  have a full day of classes and must be in dress code.  Bring Surface Pro tablet, fully charged, on this first day and every school day after .

Emergency Cards and Honor Code due Friday 8/21
In the mailing you received a cream 1/2 sheet Emergency Card and a green folded "NDMA Honor Code" sheet.  Please have your student turn these 2 items on Friday.

Locks and Planners
Marist will provide your student with a lock for his/her hall locker and PE locker.  6th and 7th grade students will leave their coats and backpacks in their first hour class, not in their lockers. Marist will also provide your student with a planner.  Students will have a "planner lesson" first hour on Friday, 8/21.

Parent Handbook
An updated Parent Handbook is available online.

Lunch – Cafeteria funds
Please see the attached letter regarding adding funds to your student's cafeteria account.  Your student's ID can be found at the top of his/her tuition statement. Any cafeteria questions should be directed to Robin Coyne at robin.coyne@sodexo.com.

Calendar
See the attached Middle Division Calendar for all important dates.  NOTE – some of these dates MAY change.  In each email, I typically place the next couple of months at the end.  You will see changes in those months.  

August
20 First Day of School for New students, 7:30-12 noon; Existing students – 12 noon – 2 p.m. – Locker Decorating; Pick up Schedules
21 First Full Day of School for ALL students – busing & cafeteria available, uniforms required
25 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
25 School Pictures Taken
27 Follow Your Students’ Schedule 6:30 PM – cafetorium

September
4-7 Labor Day Holiday – NO SCHOOL
8 JK-12 Liturgy – DRESS UNIFORM
9 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
10 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
11 Middle Division “Welcome Back” Dance (3-5; Cafetorium)
14 8th Grade Retreat (1st half of alphabet students as yet TBD)
15 8th Grade Retreat (2nd half of alphabet students as yet TBD)
21 Middle Division International Peace Day Ceremony during school; Morning Liturgy Middle Division only – DRESS UNIFORM
23 Gold Block Day – Odd Hour Classes
24 Green Block Day – Even Hour Classes
24 Year End Trip Parent Meetings – Room D3 (6th & 7th Grade 6-7 pm; 8th Grade 7-8 pm)
25 End of Phase 1
28 Late Start

TBD Tailgate party with students and parents – will be scheduled around a MD Football game


Amy McLeod
Administrative Assistant
Notre Dame Marist Academy
1300 Giddings Road
Pontiac, Michigan   48340
248-373-5371


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