Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2011

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter September 2011

2011-2012 PA Co-Chairs: Pam Notman (left) and Carolyn Harthun

Welcome to the 2011-’12 school year! We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the school year on Saturday, Sept. 10, 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 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 of time or just a little. To find your niche, log in to the newly designed Nobles website ( by clicking “Nobles Community” (top right hand corner) and then “Parents”. You will see many opportunities in the "Volunteer at Nobles" section and you will be able to download or submit forms. To accomplish this, you will need your username and password that all families received in an email from Julie Guptill. For returning families your usernames and passwords remain the same. (If you have any problems logging in, please contact

The fall at Nobles is bustling with activity. To find out more, please read your respective Parent Class Representatives’ 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 Wednesday e-mail from Maryanne MacDonald with news and reminders for the week. Finally, get in the habit of checking the Nobles website daily 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. 13 at 8 a.m. in the Parents' Lobby in the Morrison Athletic Center (MAC). Julie Guptill, Director of Digital Communications and Assistant Director of Communications, and Lauren Bergeron, the Assistant to the Head of School, Bob Henderson, will be speaking about our redesigned Nobles website, which provides much of the information you will need throughout the year. In addition, you will 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. We hope you will be able to come!

Mark your calendar with these other key dates:

• Back to School Night, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:20-9:20 p.m., when you will have the opportunity to experience your child’s school day in an abbreviated form.
• Grandparents Day, Friday, Sept. 30, 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 section of the website.

With warmest regards,

Carolyn Harthun,
Pam Notman,
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

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