Notre Dame Prep – Upper Division

Irish Info- Kudos, Info and Reminders for NDP Families
Volume 10, Issue 7 | November 30, 2018


Dec. 6 – NDP Concert and coding during the day for students
Dec. 6 – NDPMA Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m. in school gym
Dec. 11 – NDP Choir Concert in the NDPMA Cafetorium
Dec. 12 – Liturgy; dress uniform
Dec. 14 – Semester exams periods 2 and 3 – 8:00-11:15 a.m.
Dec. 17 – Semester exams periods 4 and 5 – 8:00-11:15 a.m.
Dec. 18 – Semester exams periods 6 and 7 – 8:00-11:15 a.m.
Dec. 19 – Semester exams periods 1 and 8 – 8:00-11:15 a.m.
in dress code; no lunches; students do not have study periods; buses run at regular morning time and leave school at 11:30.

Link to school calendar:

All families are invited to our Family Christmas Concerts.  The NDPMA Bands will perform on Thursday Dec. 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym.  The NDP Choirs will perform on Tuesday Dec. 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the NDPMA Cafetorium.

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.

Seniors – Transcript request option on Naviance will be disabled for Christmas break, beginning on Dec. 19.  Plan accordingly.

Juniors – Start adding colleges you are interested in on your Naviance account.  Begin researching and visiting colleges when opportunities arise.

Seniors and Parents — Deadline to complete the FAFSA to maximize your opportunity for need-based scholarships and/or low-interest government loans id quickly approaching.

Juniors — Not all students are going to require or need a full workshop to improve their ACT/SAT scores.  The ACT workshop from College Quest is coming to NDP.  Registration begins on the first Friday in Dec.  (Dec. 7) until early January or until full. More details coming soon.

Christian Service Requirement Deadline Reminders:
Students must serve within the three communities a minimum of one experience with each community at the level required on the rubric.
You must serve all three communities and document your service by February 1, 2019.
Students must serve within the three communities a minimum of two visits to each community, or one day long visit at the level required on the rubric.
You must serve all three communities and document your service by February 1, 2019.
Students must serve the same community (non-profit) organization at least three times during the school year. They must also compose a Plan for their Leadership Level service project.
You must make at least two service visits by January 1st, 2019.
You must make all three service visits by February 1st, 2019.
Your plan must be submitted for approval by March 1, 2019
Students must complete their Senior Leadership Level Service Project and have all required documents
submitted by January 8, 2019.
Service Volunteer Opportunities
Please check our volunteer opportunities page for the current needs in our local community. Click on this link to see what is available:  Go to the OPPORTUNITIES PAGE
Angel’s Place is looking for volunteers for The Annual Resident Christmas Party.
A Cookies, Cocoa & Dancing Christmas Celebration! 
Friday December 7, 2018  Volunteers needed  from 6:00 – 9:30pm
Click here for more information and how to volunteer:  Go to the OPPORTUNITIES PAGE

As we approach the Holiday Season, please remember to drive safe, especially around school grounds.  There is nothing more important to us than the safety of your children.

A Driver's Prayer
by Anonymous
Dear Lord—before I take my place
Today behind the wheel,
Please let me come with humble heart
Before Thy throne to kneel
And pray, that I am fit to drive
Each busy thoroughfare,
And that I keep a watchful eye
Lest some small child be there.

And keep me thinking constantly
About the Golden Rule
When driving past the playground zone
Or by some busy school
Then when I stop to give someone
His right to cross the street,
Let me, my brother's keeper be
And spare a life that's sweet.

Please make me feel this car I drive
You gave me to enjoy,
And that its purpose is to serve
Mankind, but not destroy.

This year, Notre Dame Preparatory has partnered with Jostens to give you an easy way to recognize your student’s accomplishments through a Recognition Ad in our yearbook.  Click on the link below to start the process, or go to and follow the directions to our school.  Ads must be completed by February 28th in order to be published in the 2019 yearbook.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kyle Lilek at  


Skiing or Snowboarding is a great way to strengthen friendships and enjoy the outdoors.
NDPMA Ski / Snowboard Club night is Friday at Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort. 
It begins once the resort has good conditions and is open to the public. (Normally January – excluding holidays and other black out periods.)  On Ski Club night the table will be open from about 4:00 until 7:00

  • Student and adult memberships are $20
  • Each student membership includes 2 ski group lessons or 1 snowboard group lesson. 
  • Membership entitles students and adults the ability to purchase a lift ticket for $20 on their designated ski club night at the NDPMA Ski Club table which is located in the Pinery Cafe.

This entitles you to:

  •  $20 Lift Ticket
  • $20 Ski Rental
  • $20 Snowboard Rental
  • $10 Helmet Rental

ON the other non-ski club nights (weekends and holidays are excluded) students may purchase a lift ticket at the ticket window with their ski / snowboard card.   Adult memberships receive $5 off a regular priced ticket 7 days a week at the ticket office.
Club volunteer coordinator is Angela Kayi 248.225.6161 or
Sign up at:

This is a reminder the school day starts at 7:30 AM.  Students must be in class when the bell rings.  If your student is late he/she must stop in the main office to check-in.  Students who accrue three tardies will receive a detention that must be served.  If the student must leave during the school day, he/she must check in and out in the main office. 

Please read the attached flyer regarding the class of 2019

Last Chance to Participate!
December 1st is the deadline for registration for the 2019 Michigan Youth in Government Delegation:  All students are welcome.  Participate in the discussion of legislation in Lansing on the floor of the House and Senate.  Travel to Lansing for four days from 2/28/19 to 3/3/19 to make your voice heard.  A member of our middle school delegation wrote a bill which was passed and will be presented to Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House this week for consideration by the pros. Register online at   Questions?  Contact Mrs. Schmidt ( or stop by E8 for details TODAY!!

Interested in sending your student on an educationally and culturally engaging trip abroad? NDP will be running a summer trip to London, England in June of 2020.  If you are interested in this trip, there will be a meeting held on Wednesday, December 12th in Conference Room Four from 6-7 pm. Grades 9-12 welcome! (Graduated seniors are eligible to join the trip).  Please contact Julie Carman with any questions.

St. Benedict Catholic Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 15th.  There is no admission fee for this event.  Please see the flyer for more details:

The protective cases are working. Parents please ensure that your student has a protective case on the school issued device at all times. We have seen a steep decline on damages this year. Students found without a case will be warned, and repeat offenders will be sent to discipline. Cases do have a warranty; please bring them to IT for repair.
ND Technology Services is here to provide support to our NDPMA community. 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. Also, remind them to restart their Surface Pro Tablet once a week at the very least. IT support can be reached via email at or on premise from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the week.

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:

Did you know that simply by using your Kroger Plus Card, NDP benefits from Kroger Community Rewards program?  Please visit Kroger's website at 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 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, you will just need to provide your 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 and 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.

Want to make an everlasting impression with NDP, give a lasting gift to your child, grandparents, parents or a friend, honor a special coach, teacher or team.  You can do this any unique way you wish by purchasing a personalized brick paver from the NDPMA Booster Club.  Prices are $100 for a 4 in. x 8 in. brick and $150 for an 8 in. x 8 in. brick.  For more information, contact John Wood at  Forms are available on our website at:

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 248-373-3500, 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.

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