Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2010

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter September 2010

Middle School Notes



Welcome to the 2010-'11 school year! Whether you are a returning family or new to Nobles, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming months. We are your Middle School Parent Reps and are responsible for keeping you informed of what’s going on in the Middle School and at Nobles. We will keep you informed of all the important events that will take place this year (including school meetings, volunteer opportunities and social events) through the Nobles Parent E-Newsletter, which you will receive via e-mail, and is also accessible through the Nobles website.

We are also responsible for helping to coordinate the many volunteer opportunities available to parents at Nobles. (Click here for the Middle School Volunteer Form.) You can also access the MS Volunteer Form in the password-protected Parents' Section of the website, along with other all-school volunteer opportunities under the tab “Volunteer at Nobles.” Parent participation is strongly encouraged and is also a great way for both new and returning parents to meet other families.

Here are some important September dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 7: Class VI and V Retreat

Class V Drop-off by 7:40 a.m. at the Pratt Middle School (MS). Pick up at 4:30 p.m. at the Morrison Athletic Center (MAC)

Class VI Drop off by 7:55 a.m. at the Pratt Middle School (MS). Pick up at 4:30 p.m. at the Morrison Athletic Center (MAC)

Wednesday, Sept. 8: Class VI and V Retreat

Drop off by 7:55 a.m. (at the latest!) at the MS. This is the first all-school Assembly day and students are required to be in their Assembly seats by 8 a.m. sharp. Pick up at 4:30 p.m. at the MAC.

Thursday, Sept. 9: No School - Rosh Hashanah
 

Friday, Sept 10: This is the first day of classes for all MS students.

Drop off by 7:45 a.m. Dress code will be in effect so please review the “Dress Code Do’s and Don’ts” (www.Nobles.edu/dresscode). First day of Afternoon Program. Pick up at 3:45 p.m. at the MS.

Saturday, Sept. 11: Nobles Parents' Association Fall Social. 6:30-9 p.m. in the Castle.

Tuesday, Sept. 14: The first Parents' Association meeting. 8 a.m. in the Castle Library. This is a great way to get involved and learn more about volunteer opportunities at Nobles.

Tuesday, Sept. 21: Back-to-School Night, 6-9:15 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24: Grandparents' Day

Thursday, Sept. 30: MS Parent Coffee. 8 a.m. in the Castle Library. This is another great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, and learn more about how you can become involved at Nobles.

Please review with your MS student the “Middle School Discipline Procedure” and John Gifford’s July letter, which contains some useful "nuts and bolts" for the beginning of school. The “Unofficial Guide to Nobles” is also a very helpful tool to review. It is accessible on the Nobles website in the password-protected parents section in the “Parent Association Corner.”

We look forward to seeing returning parents and meeting new parents in September. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding the above dates or life in the Nobles MS.

Anu Gulati (anu.gulati3@gmail.com) - Class V
Heather Zink (hjzink@mac.com) - Class V
Carol Taiclet (taiclet@comcast.net) – Class VI
Heather Woodworth (hcwood45@yahoo.com) - Class VI

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