Notre Dame Middle School

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15 MS Student Night out at Urban Air
18 Late Start
20 Winter Sports Parent Meeting
23 HSPT Testing for 8th grade students
26 All School Liturgy / Coffee with Jezdimir
27 NO SCHOOL Incentive Day off
28 – 12/1 No School – Thanksgiving Holiday


1 Thanksgiving Holiday
4 MS & HS Chorus Concert 7pm in the cafeteria
5 MS & HS Band Concert 7pm in the Main Gym
7 HSPT Testing – 8th grade
9-11 MS Reconciliation in Religion Classes
12 Coffee with Jezdimir / All School Liturgy
16 Regular School Day
17 7 & 8 carrier classes / 1st & 2nd Carrier Assessments – School start and end times as normal
18 3rd & 4th Carrier Assessments School start 8:15, end 10:50. Buses leave 11:10am, Media Center closes noon
19 5th & 6th Carrier Assessments School start 8:15, end 10:50. Buses leave 11:10am, Media Center closes noon
20 7th & 8th Carrier Assessments School start 8:15, end 10:50. Buses leave 11:10am, Media Center closes 11am
21-1/5 Christmas Break

MS Student Night out at Urban Air

Student Council would like to invite you to join us for a fun night out.  We will jump over to Urban Air in Oxford on Friday, November 15th from 6pm-9pm.  Ticket prices are $25 and Includes; Warrior Course, Trampolines, Battle Beam, and Pizza & a drink.  It will be a glow party, Neon or White clothing is suggested!  Go Karts, Laser Tag and Arcade games may be purchased directly from Urban Air for a separate fee.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. Yauch or Ms. McLaughlin.  For more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased until November 14th. We hope to see you there!  

Thanksgiving Great Give
This year students at Notre Dame Preparatory and Marist Academy will continue the tradition of The Great Give, in which we support those in the local community who are in need. The Middle School will be collecting food items for Lighthouse of Oakland County.  The Thanksgiving Food Collection will take place November 4th thru the 15th.  Each House will need to collect at least two of each item listed to be eligible for the contest.  The House with the most items collected will win the Great Give Cup and a Pizza Party! Student Council will provide a box for each House location to use for collection. Here is a flyer with the details.

Collection locations are:

  • Bon Repos – Sra. Aguilar
  • Cerdon – Mrs. Loria
  • Little Seminary – Mrs. Simon
  • The Hermitage – Mrs. Cross

Thanksgiving Food Wishlist:

  1. Canned yams
  2. Gravy
  3. Boxed potatoes
  4. Stuffing
  5. Green/mixed vegetables
  6. Corn or canned fruit
  7. Soup
  8. Pie crust
  9. Evaporated milk
  10. Pumpkin pie filling
  11. Muffins
  12. Mac and cheese
  13. Cranberries
  14. Cake mix
  15. Frosting
  16. Jell-O

NDP Playoff Football Game
Come show off your Notre Dame spirit when the Fighting Irish take on the Flint Powers Chargers at home during Friday night's varsity football playoff game. The game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 – including students. Students – please leave your footballs, boom boxes and backpacks at home. GO IRISH!

Makerspace Fashion Show
8th Carrier Makerspace was assigned to re-create a dress that has been worn from one of the Met Gala Awards.  The biggest challenge was the dress had to be made from unconventional materials or items and nothing found in traditional cloth making.  The dresses were inspired by designers like Zac Posen and Christian Dior. A student from each group modeled the dress in House Community Time to the entire middle school. 

NFL and Microsoft – Coding a Football Game Workshop

Microsoft is hosting a special coding activity tied to the NFL. It will be a coding workshop to create a football game at the Microsoft Store in the Somerset Mall in Troy. The very cool part of all of this is that a player from the Detroit Lions will speak to the students and will be available for pictures. It is geared towards 8 to 15-year-old students. It will be held on December  2, 2019 at 5 PM and is a FREE event.  More information can be found in the registration link below. The goal is to get at least 40 NDPMA students in attendance.

Event Registration Link:

Screenagers – NEXT CHAPTER
On Wednesday, November 20th, The Internation Academy Central Campus is having a viewing of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER. In this documentary, filmmakers follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. The film shows many ways parents, counselors, and educators can help teens build crucial skills for navigating stress, anxiety, and depression. The viewing will be at 7pm and a panel discussion will follow at 8:15pm with Hamzavi Psychiatry & Staff. Please see flyer for details and RSVP.

Rochester Area Youth Assistance Family Information Nights
November 18 – Do It For Daniel: A Conversation About Suicide, Harrison Room (RCS Admin Building), 7pm
January 29 – Screenagers:The NEXT CHAPTER, Emagine Theatre (Rochester Hills), 7pm
February 25 – Anxiety: Coping Effectively with the Lies & Scary Stories We Tell Ourselves, Rochester Hills Public Library, 7pm
March 19 – 525 Foundation – Dangers of Alcohol & Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse, Rochester Hills Public Library, 7pm

Questions? Please contact Debbie Jones at

2019-2020 Student/Parent Directories
Did you know that the 2019-2020 Student/Parent Directory is available in NetClassroom? Simply login to NetClassroom and scroll to the bottom of the home page. Look in the far right column and you will see it listed. Don’t know your NetClassroom ID? Email Mrs. Nester, school registrar, at and she will be able to assist you.

Marist Bowling
Coach Yanik wanted to get the ball rolling (see what I did there 😊) to see how many students are interested in bowling for this winter season, which begins next month and goes to the end of February (or mid-March for Marist kids). She will have an informal meeting sometime in the next week or two to discuss more of the details, but this is what she has so far:

  • For the ones who didn’t bowl last year, YOU DO NOT NEED EXPERIENCE to join the bowling team!!!!  We will teach you all of the techniques of bowling and you can meet a lot of new friends.
  • In the Middle School, we can have as many teams as we can fill. Teams are made up of four students each and can be co-ed. There is a 5th and 6th grade “league” and a 7th and 8th grade “league”.
  • Practices are usually right after school, at Classic Lanes, until 5 p.m. two days a week.
  • Meets have been on Saturdays.  We are still waiting to hear what bowling alley the meets will be at and at what time they will begin.

Bowling is a no-cut sport in both the high school and the middle school. If you plan on trying out, please send Coach Yanik an email at Bowlers are considered athletes and will need to have a physical on file with the athletics department before the season begins.

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.

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