Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

October 2010

Nobles Parents E-Newsletter October 2010


A Matter of Time by Ben Snyder, Head of Upper School

I enjoy Back to School Night because I encounter all sorts of parents who – in the mad rush between classes – express gratitude for their child’s opportunities at Nobles and heap praise on teachers.


Students (ping!) Need (ring!) to (tweet!) Concentrate! by John Gifford, Head of the Middle School

A debate continues regarding the impact of certain technologies on brain function. Specifically, researchers are studying how the constant interruptions that accompany internet-enabled computer use affect productivity.


A Somber But Important Anniversary by Erika Guy, Dean of Students

On or around September 26 each year I request some Assembly time to address the school community. September 26 marks an anniversary that I would sooner choose to forget but one that I cannot and will not ignore.

From the PA Co-Chairs


Class Notes

Find out what's going on and how to become involved with your student's class. Click to access your class:

Class Deans' Corner

Class II Dean: Brian Day


From Community Service

Work at the Afternoon Program service sites has begun. A group of students are back tutoring math at Roxbury Preparatory School.


The 2010 Yard Sale for Scholarships

The 2010 Yard Sale for Scholarships is upon us! We are taking donations at the Bliss Omni and Flood Rink from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. 12.


Multicultural Fair: Something for Everyone!

We want to express our thanks to all the participants of the Multicultural Fair. Parents, faculty members and students attended and contributed in so many different ways: setting up tables, cooking, preparing displays, contacting artistic performers or groups, sending in native costumes for the fashion show, sending donations, coordinating set up for the gym, promoting the fair or volunteering to help in many other ways.

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Grandparents' Day Portrait Information

Portraits taken by Joel Haskell on Grandparents' Day will be available Oct. 6, 2010 to Jan. 31, 2011, to view and purchase online.

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From the Nobles Theatre Collective

This fall, the Nobles Theatre Collective (NTC) presents Metamorphoses, based on the Myths by Ovid, written by Mary Zimmerman. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 10 and 11, at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. only. We look forward to seeing many of you then.

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Parents' Independent School Network (PIN)

The annual open PIN lecture will take place in October. "Bullying Prevention: What Parents Need to Know," will be presented on Monday, October 25, at 7:15 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium.

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A Climbing Success

A small group of parents enjoyed a wonderful mid-Sept. outing at Blue Hills Mountain. Look for announcements and emails about upcoming PA outings. From left: Fiona Roman, Patricia Cavanaugh, Elaine Farley, Laurie Donnelly, Carolyn Perelmuter, Lisa Henderson, Jeanine Vazza, Rebecca Hunnewell, Carla Small. Photo taken by Jill Dalby Ellison.

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Asbestos Removal Policy

In compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act S763.84, (AHERA), Noble and Greenough School has been inspected for friable materials which contain asbestos. Any materials found which were accessible to our general population have been removed.

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Yearbook Ad Workshop for Parents

Yearbook will be offering two workshops for parents who would like guidance putting together an ad for their seniors. The workshops will be held on Oct. 12 and Oct. 21, in Shattuck Room 113, 7-8:30 p.m. Please contact Violet Richard at 781-320-7189 or for more information.

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