Notre Dame Preparatory

Irish Info- Kudos, Info and Reminders for NDP Families
Volume 11, Issue 1  August 14, 2019

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES IN 2019

Aug. 16 – 6:30 p.m. – Pep Rally for all NDPMA families to kick-off school year and honor athletes; ice cream social.
Aug. 18 or 19 – Each senior and at least one parent mandatory meeting in caf 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Important info about graduation and senior year
Aug. 19 – Orientation for NDP students (dress casually but appropriately):  9th grade 7:45-11:45; 10th grade 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 11th grade 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m..
Aug. 19 – Common App Seminar for all Juniors.  Noon- 2:00 p.m.
Aug. 20 – full day of school with NDPMA bus transportation, regular dress code and lunches
Aug. 22 – Liturgy Day – Dress Uniform
Aug. 23 or 26- Picture Day

HEAD OF SCHOOL BLOG
Check out the latest remarks from the head of school to the students at the leadership Mass by clicking here:  Head of School Blog


GUEST SPEAKER AND COMMUNITY PEP RALLY!
On Friday, August 16, Notre Dame will kick of the 2019-2020 school year with an internationally recognized speaker and community pep rally. Fall, Winter and Spring athletes are invited to attend a motivational session from 2:30-4:30 pm in the cafeteria, led by Rob Miller from Proactive Coaching. Rob will navigate athletes through the competitive world of athletics and be a resource for team-building and leadership. 

From 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m, Rob Miller will speak with parents about how they can help student-athletes with performance and mental toughness. Miller's modern presentation is engaging and will be direct and to the point. He will address issues at every angle of sport. 

Following Rob Millers presentation, the athletic department will host a community pep rally featuring all Fall high school & middle school athletic teams. There will be free ice cream and free tshirts for the first 300 student-athletes.

Again, Rob Millers presentation is for all student-athletes and their parents – from every season, not just Fall sports. Fall athletic information packets will be given out at the presentation in lieu of a traditional fall sports parent meeting. Please see timeline below:

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the NDPMA cafeteria —
Coach Rob Miller presentation to all NDPMA students in grades 8 and up

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the NDPMA cafeteria —
Coach Rob Miller presentation to all NDPMA parents

6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Kozyra Alumni Field —
Community Meet-the-Team Rally: All NDPMA students, parents and alumni are welcome

For more information:  Rob Miller Press Release


CONSTRUCTION ALERT!
Just a reminder that there is still plenty of ongoing construction everywhere.  Please plan accordingly so you can arrive at school on time.


COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Attention all Seniors!  Our annual College Application Workshop this Monday, August 19 at 12:00 p.m. in room B12. During this meeting, we will walk you through completing your college applications, integrating with Naviance, requesting transcripts, and more…

Check you email for more information.  
Please RSVP for this event with the link sent in the email.

If you have any questions please email jwhalen@ndpma.org


DID YOU STUDENT TAKE AN IB EXAM THIS YEAR?
Results were available July 6th via the IB student portal. Students log in credentials were given to them in October 2018 during IB testing registration.  Log in credentials were also emailed to all students IB testing. Please have your student check their NDP email (January 2019) for log in credentials. 

 Any questions? Email Ms. Sagert,  IB Diploma Programme Coordinator:  ksagert@ndpma.org   


DRESS CODE UPDATES 2019-2020
Beginning the 2019-2020 school year, upper division students will no longer be allowed to wear blue and white striped oxford shirts.  Students may continue wearing white oxford shirts and may now wear light blue oxford shirts.  Beginning August 2019, young women may no longer wear the uniform skirt.  Young women may wear one of the uniform pant or short options; additionally, all young women have the option of wearing the knee-length uniform skort. Many students go through growth spurts over the summer months.  Please make sure that your child's pants and skorts are the appropriate length when school begins in August.


YEARBOOK ADS
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 www.jostensyearbooks.com and follow the directions to our school.  Ads must be completed by March 31st in order to be published in the 2020 yearbook.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kyle Lilek at klilek@ndpma.org.  Here is more information – Parent Ads for the Yearbook


HOST FAMILIES NEEDED
The NDPMA World Language Department is looking for a maximum of four families to host the native speaking Intern Teacher for the Chinese courses in 2019-2020 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 Chinese culture and the student receives one-on-one help with the language.  Find out more about this exciting opportunity by emailing Ms. Joanne Liu, NDP Coordinator of Amity Institute Intern Teachers. (email:  jliu@ndpma.org )


SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 
Fall Cleaning?   Updating  your wardrobe?  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 across from the Grimaldi Gym.


LONDON SUMMER 2020
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.   Grades 9-12 welcome! (Graduated seniors are eligible to join the trip).  Please contact Julie Carman with any questions.  jcarman@ndpma.org


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 248-373-5300, 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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