Notre Dame Marist – Middle School – News & Notes

Summer 2019

It is Summertime in the Middle School
For those of you students who need things to do, here is the link for your Summer Assignments, 2019-20 School Supplies, and other summer information. 

 


Girls Summer Basketball
Attention incoming freshman.  The girls basketball program has a busy summer scheduled, and we look forward to your participation.  The two links below have the summer league schedule as well as open gym schedule.  Dates will be added to open gyms throughout the summer.  In addition, summer workouts with Coach Siebert are scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:30AM to 11:30AM.  As always, summer activity is completely optional and will not be used as a basis for determining teams in November.

Open Gyms:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4fadad29a20-ndp4girl
Summer Leagues/Camps:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4fadad29a20-ndpgirls

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Coach Kocik at tkociksr@comcast.net


Information Technology
As we near the end of another school year and look ahead to the summer break. It is also a great time to take a look at your students device and bring issues to our attention. Many times students will go about without bringing their technical issues to us to resolve. Technology Services will be available during the summer, so students can still reach out or come by for help. Please take some time to review and discuss this technology topic with your student(s). If you find issues – we can help with any claims or guide to purchase any needed replacements for lost accessories. You are also welcome to bring the device to us to ensure it is up-to-date and functioning as expected for the next school year. Reach us by email at ITSupport@ndpma.org or stop by the Technology Services Window located between the A & B Wing.


Uniform Pants
Are your kids uniform pants getting too tight? Too short?  Too stained?  Too many tears? Most of our students are blessed with a few new pairs when this happens.  This is not the case at Rogers Elementary, one of our neighboring Pontiac elementary schools.  The kids at Rogers get, maybe, a couple pairs to last the entire school year. Again this year, we are asking Marist families to consider donating to Rogers the uniform pants/shorts their kids outgrow.

If you would like to donate, please bring any pants or shorts to Mrs. McLeod in the Marist office.  A Marist parent will deliver them to Rogers.


2019-2020 8th Grade trip to Washington DC
Next year the 8th grade trip Washington DC will take place October 22-25th. To find out more information please go to the year end trip page – the 2019-2020 section.


Summer Camps
Academic Summer Camp registration is now open, http://www.ndpma.org/academic-summer-camps/.

Athletic Summer Camp registration is now open, http://www.ndpma.org/athletics/summer-camps/.


Yard Signs
Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary “Proud to Be Part of the Notre Dame Family” lawn sign at the main entrance of both campuses. Planting a sign in your front yard will help you show your Notre Dame pride while promoting our school in your neighborhood.


NOTRE DAME NEWS – WEBSITE, TWITTER, FACEBOOK and CELLPHONE
Make sure you frequently check out the home page of the school's website (ndpma.org). There are fresh news items about NDPMA posted nearly every day.

Looking for the latest in school news, athletic scores, alumni goings-on, etc.? Then click here (https://twitter.com/NDPMA) and sign up!
To access the NDPMA Facebook or Twitter sites from the main school website, click on the small logos in the upper right-hand corner of any page.
Using these three online resources, we will share timely news, resources and information relative to our school and post critical updates pertinent to our world of advanced academics, science, language, mathematics, the arts, athletics and much more.
Get the latest news and updates on your cell phone, too! It's simple. Just text the words "follow NDPMA" (without the quotation marks) to phone number: 40404. Stopping tweets on your phone from NDPMA is just as easy. Simply text the words "off NDPMA" to 40404 and you will not receive tweets from NDPMA.


Follow Mr. Jezdimir on Twitter
Looking for more pictures of your students during the day? Want to see what is happening in the MD? Follow Mr. Jezdimir on Twitter @MrBrandonJ27.


Middle Division Door #19
The MD Door #19 is available for drop off and pick up between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Students MAY NOT be dropped off at the door in the morning before 8 am. It is for staff ONLY during that time. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Jezdimir, bjezdimir@ndpma.org.


SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
Time to clean out your closets!  If you have any gently used clothing that you would like to donate, you may drop it off right on campus.  For your convenience, there is a collection bin outside of the Grimaldi.


BoxTop$
Do you have any BoxTop$ for Education labels? Did you know each label is worth 10 cents to NDPMA? Please bring in any BoxTop$ that you may have to Mrs. McLeod.


BOOSTER CLUB
Do you have a son or daughter that plays a sport for Notre Dame Marist or Notre Dame Prep? If so, you are a member of the NDPMA Athletic Booster Club. To learn what we do and how you can be involved, please check out our BOOSTERS CLUB webpage.


PARENT CLUB
The mission of the Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy Parents Club is to promote community building and provide support to the administration and staff of Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy. We support the goal of educating students to become Christian people, Upright Citizens and Academic Scholars who contribute to the community. As an organization, we accomplish this goal through fundraising, social events, and supporting Art and extra-curricular based programs. As a community of parents, we apply our God given talents to provide our children with the best educational and developmental opportunities possible.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns by email: volunteer@ndpma.org


KROGER CARD BENEFITS NDP
Did you know that simply by using your Kroger Plus Card, NDP benefits from Kroger Community Rewards program?  Please visit Kroger's website at http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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 CASH FOR EDUCATION
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.


NDP Stadium Seat & Lawn Signs
Interested in supporting your Fighting Irish Athlete with a Lawn Sign? Interested in supporting your back when sitting in the bleachers? Please got to the Athletic Booster website and order a sign and/or a stadium chair!  Your back and athlete will be forever grateful.

Information and Academic Technology
Parents please ensure that you student has a protective case on their school issued device at all times. We have seen a steep decline on damages this year. The protective cases are working. Students found without a case will be warned and repeat offenders will be sent to discipline. Cases do have a warranty.
 
IT Support. Please let your students know that we are here to help. It is important that they come to us when they have issues for us to resolve them. Please remind them to restart their Surface Pro Tablet once a week at the very least. IT can be reached via email at ITSupport@ndpma.org or on site from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the week.


BOOKSTORE
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 ljack@ndpma.org or call 248-373-5000, 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 (amcleod@ndpma.org)
Administrative Assistant
Notre Dame Marist Middle School
1300 Giddings Road
Pontiac, Michigan   48340
248-373-5371

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