Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2010

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter September 2010

Welcome from the PA Co-Chairs



Welcome to the 2010-'11 school year! We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the school year on Saturday, Sept. 11, with a Parents’ Back-to-School Social. The social is a casual and relaxing way for new and returning parents to meet one another and a great way to reacquaint ourselves with old friends. It is sure to be a spirited evening.

All Nobles parents and guardians are automatically members of the Nobles Parents’ Association or “PA.” The PA plays many roles at Nobles but most importantly it is our goal to help Nobles’ families feel welcomed and integral to the everyday workings of our school. We encourage you to take advantage of the myriad opportunities for parental involvement at Nobles — they are a great way to carve out your own relationship with the place that very quickly becomes a second home to your children.

There are volunteer opportunities at Nobles for all, whether you have lots or just a little time. To find your niche, log on to the Nobles website (www.nobles.edu, top right-hand corner) and peruse the Parents’ password-protected section for descriptions of volunteer opportunities and to download or submit volunteer forms. To accomplish this, you will need your username and password. New families should have received this in a mailing earlier this summer. Returning families already have usernames and passwords. (If you have any problem with this, please contact HELP@nobles.edu.)

The fall at Nobles is bustling with activity. Don’t miss the Parent Class Representative(s) respective letters in the Class Notes section of this monthly E-Newsletter. Also, each week, Upper School parents receive a Friday e-mail from Judith Merritt and Middle School parents receive a Tuesday e-mail from Maryanne MacDonald. There will also be a periodic Monday e-mail, “This Week at Nobles,” that will highlight events of the week that you won’t want to miss! Finally, get in the habit of a daily check to the Nobles website for afternoon program news, athletic schedules, updates to the school calendar, etc.

Please join us for our first Parents’ Association Meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8:15 a.m. in the Castle Library. Alex Gallagher, Director of Athletics, will be talking about health and wellness for our student athletes. Learn about the PA’s parent outings, ask questions about the upcoming year, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with old and new friends.

Mark your calendar with these other key dates:

• Back to School Evening, Tuesday, Sept. 21, when you will have the opportunity to experience your child’s school day in an abbreviated form.
• Grandparents’ Day, Friday, Sept. 24, a wonderful day that spans the ages. Volunteer and you will be able to experience the true joys of the sandwich generation; just fill out the Grandparents' Day volunteer form in the Parents’ password-protected section of the website.

With warmest regards,
Melanie Mace (momsj894@aol.com) and Fiona Roman (fififi@verizon.net)
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

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If you have questions, comments or suggestions for this newsletter, email Kim Neal at kim_neal@nobles.edu.