Notre Dame Marist – Middle Division – News & Notes

Friday, April 20, 2018




18 Parent Diversity Collaborative
20 MD Only Liturgy / End Phase V
23 8th Grade Retreat 
24 E-Club-Optional Dress Down Day / MD New Student Orientation
25 Gold Block Day
26 Green Block Day
27 Coffee with Jezdimir / JK-12 Liturgy-St Peter Chanel / 7/8th Grade Tiki Torch Dance
29 Mother's Day Mass & Brunch
30 Art Show begins display in triangle / Late Start

8th Grade Parents

Looking for important dates and information for the  next months? We've created an 8th grade information webpage for that purpose. Please go to  to find the information you may be looking for. 

Friday, April 27th – Tiki Beach Luau for 7-8th grade

7th & 8th Graders are invited to attend this event held in the NDPMA Cafetorium. Parents are welcome to join us at 9:00 pm to watch the 8th Grade video "Then & Now"

$5.00 charge at the door for all 7th graders.  (Cash Only)

**Dress code** No tank or halter tops, spaghetti straps, micro mini- skirts or bathing suits. Any questions, email Mrs. Patterson

We are looking for parents to bring in items for to help at this very special dance. Click here for a sign up of the needed items.  Please bring items to school the day of the dance. Thank you in advance for bringing an item or volunteering to help.

NDPMA Summer Camp Registration is here!

Interested in Athletic Camps? Click Here

Interested in Academic Camps? Click Here


The annual booster club golf outing is June 4th at Pine Knob Golf Club.  The goal of the 2018 Golf Outing is to raise money for our athletic program.  These funds would enable us to secure 2-3 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) for the travel teams on busses, NDP Multi-Sport Team Room renovation (new AV equipment, furniture, HD cameras), update the Main Gym AV for games & training, and the purchase of outdoor tents for boys/girls Middle and High School cross country, track, tennis, lacrosse and ski teams.  Please help support the booster club. More information can be found at:

Robotics & Engineering Camp: July 15 – 30

ngineering and Robotics Summer Camp for students 10-14 years old. Camp will take place at Notre Dame Marist Academy in Pontiac, MI from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day (M-F). We will tour manufacturing facilities, tour and experience labs at Universities in addition to designing, building and programming robots . Camp will conclude July 28 with a VEX IQ Competition to be held at Kettering University. Click here for more information.

World Language Department – Host Families

The NDPMA World Language Department is looking for a maximum of four families to host the native speaking Intern Teacher for the Spanish courses in 2018-2019 School year.  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 Spanish culture and the student receives one-on-one help with the language.  Find out more about this exciting opportunity by emailing Joanne Liu, NDPMA coordinator of Amity Institute Intern Teachers. (email: )

Booster Club Leadership Nominations

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, assist and promote the athletic department through budgetary means, providing volunteers for athletic events, and by helping to improve the athletic facilities.  If you would like to get involved, please click here. fill out the nomination form and submit to the school office to the attention of Tom Fazio, Athletic Booster Club, by May 7, 2018.  Officer positions are for one year each.  Elections will be held at the May 14th Booster Club meeting at 6:30pm in the High School Board Room.

SAVE THE DATE – Mothers Mass & Brunch on April 29th!
The 2018 Mothers Mass & Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 29th.  Mass at 9:30 in the chapel with catered brunch immediately following.  Don't miss this meaningful tradition with your student.  Senior moms and students honored.  All grades are welcome to attend! Registration information:

School pants drive for Rogers Elementary!  

It’s getting to be that time of year again where our kids are outgrowing their school pants (and shirts if you take the logo off).

One of our parents will gladly take gently used school pants off your hands and take them to our neighbor Pontiac elementary school Rogers.  These kids outgrow their pants quickly too but are not always in a situation to get new ones.  They sit uncomfortable, stained and ripped at school all day with possibly no hopes of getting a new pair.  If you have a pile just waiting to donate, bring them to the middle division office and she will be sure to get them over to Rogers. Thanks in advance!

From Admissions

If you know of someone whose child(ren) would benefit from a Notre Dame education, please invite them to learn more about the school at Notre Dame Info Night on Thursday, 2/8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the principals of all three divisions of the school, as well multiple other administrators and students. Guests also will have a chance to take self-guided tours through our facilities. In advance of the event, questions may be directed to Associate Dean of Admissions Corey Porterfield (248-373-1061 /


Our spirit-wear items make a wonderful gift for that special someone or for yourself.  Our items have a very small cost markup, making them available to you at an affordable price.  If you have any questions or suggestions, email Larry Jack at or call 248-373-500, x8054.  Come into the Irish Bookstore & Cafe for a cup of coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate or tea, complimentary with any purchase.  Bookstore hours: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (during regular school days) or make an appointment for additional bookstore hours.

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

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