Notre Dame Prep – Upper Division

Irish Info- Kudos, Information and Reminders for NDP Families
Volume 9, Issue 5 | October 19, 2017


IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

Oct. 22 – Praise & Worship Prayer Service for families NDPMA gym @ 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 23 – Praise & Worship Prayer Services for students in grades 6-12
Oct. 31 – Late start day for faculty meeting; students arrive after 9:15; all classes meet 9:35-2:45; Halloween dress up day – no weapons; only costumes appropriate for our Catholic school
Nov. 1 – All Saints Day liturgy; dress uniform
Nov. 2 – All Souls day; optional liturgy in chapel at 7:00 a.m.; all are welcome
Nov. 3 – end of grading phase
Nov. 5 – NDPMA Open House (grades JK-12); please invite families interested in a Catholic education 1:00-4:00 P.M.; Sunday liturgy in chapel at 11:30 a.m. for student and adult volunteers
Nov. 13 – day off for Open House
Nov. 16-19 – NDP Theater presentation of CINDERELLA


ARCHITECTURE CAREER DAY –  Design Your Future
Are you thinking about architecture and design as a potential career path?  University of Detroit Mercy is offering an Architecture Career Day November 11, 2017 to learn more about the career and the path you need to follow to reach this career goal.  For more information and to register contact admissions at udmercy.edu/careerday or review the attached flyer.


SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS COLLEGE TOUR DAY
There is no school on Monday, November 13th.  This is the perfect opportunity to go for a college visit, even one near by.  Give the college a call or sign up online at their website, to schedule a visit for this day.  We have many colleges right in our own backyard – Oakland University, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, University of Michigan.  Get a jump start on learning about possible college choices and what they have to offer!


CAMPUS MINISTRY
NDPMA Family Praise and Worship Adoration Prayer Service
Sunday Oct 22 at 7pm- 8pm in the NDP Gym
Join us for an evening of uplifting music, singing and prayer lead by our high school 9th hour choir and Christians in Action Team. This is open to all families, all ages. Parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends.

Alpha Series for High School 
Students are invited to attend the Alpha Series program every Monday after school beginning Oct. 23, 2017   Alpha is a 10 week program where students      will be able to ask questions and talk with peers regarding matters of Christian    faith. A one day retreat dedicated to the Holy Spirit is a part of the experience. Everyone is welcome, all questions are welcome and of course – there will be FOOD!  Please check out the trailer below for a brief introduction.   Alpha Intro Trailer

Senior Leadership Level Service Projects
All Seniors should be well past the idea stage of this process.  Seniors should be in the full planning or executing stage of their service project.  If there is any senior still in need of assistance with starting a project they should be seeing Mrs. Zuccaro as soon as possible. 

THE GREAT GIVE!
We are gearing up for the Great Give that will kick off this year at the All Saints Day Mass.  The upper division students will be participating in the WE GIVE A HOOT! challenge for the Thanksgiving portion of the Great Give.  Ms. Glick is the reigning champion and the keeper of the coveted "OWL".  Who is up for the challenge this year?


COUNSELING NEWS
Seniors and Parents — Now is a good time to complete the FAFSA to maximize your opportunity for need-based scholarships and/or low-interest government loans.

Seniors and Parents – about 25% of seniors still have not completed any applications and will need to do so soon, in order to meet Nov.1 early action deadline requirements and reap the benefits, or not.  If you are stuck on the essay requirements and just can't seem to complete it, or just stuck, make an appointment to see your counselor soon.


INFORMATION and ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Microsoft Office 2016 – FREE 
With our new Microsoft license subscription. Each student has up to four licenses to install the latest Office suite. You will need to have your student provide you their login information. The license is associated to their school email address account.

Use the link below to get started. Once at the site, you will land on the “Quick Install” set of instructions. You can change it to PC or Mac “step-by-step” for detailed guidance.  This should help you get Office installed. If you still need additional help, please do not hesitate to reach out to ITSupport@ndpma.org.
 
Link: https://goo.gl/Nqfgkf


SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY
Please read the attached flyer regarding the class of 2018 All Night Party 


BOOKSTORE
Our spirit-wear items make a wonderful gift for that special someone or for yourself.  Out 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 248-373-500, 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.


NDP WEBSITE 
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Contact Information:
Mary Jane Pasko: School Office Secretary –
mpasko@ndpma.org
Cristina Iacopelli: School Office Secretary
Denise Mahoney: Counseling Office Admin. Assistant – dmahoney@ndpma.org


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