Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

October 2011

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter October 2011

Middle School Reps: (from left) Leslie Del Col, Sarah Paglione, Brooke Sandford, Carol Taiclet

October 2011: Middle School Notes

We hope the school year has gotten off to a great start for you and your children! It was nice to see so many of you at the annual Parents’ Association (PA) Fall Social, Back-to-School Night, the first PA board meeting, and the Multicultural Fair. Many thanks to those who worked so tirelessly on these wonderful events!

October is a busy month in the Middle School, filled with sporting events, student and parent social activities, and many opportunities for parents to get involved. Please join us tomorrow morning, October 4, for the Middle School Parent Coffee in the MAC upstairs lobby. The coffee is a low-key chance to chat with fellow Middle School parents; for new “Sixie” parents, it’s the perfect time to mingle and ask any questions, big or small, of the Class V parents. We will also have sign-up sheets for volunteer opportunities throughout the year for anyone who is interested.

Please be sure to mark your calendars for the Middle School Parent Fall Social at the Castle on October 15. You will receive an invitation via Maryanne MacDonald’s weekly email; the invitation and RSVP link are also available by logging into the Nobles website and clicking on the calendar. We’d love to see as many of you there as possible! Catch up with old friends, and make some new friends—let’s kick off a great five or six years together!

The Nobles Yard Sale is held the same weekend as our Social and a lot of advance work goes into making it a success. Consider signing up to help if you haven’t already. In addition to helping the school, it really is a terrific opportunity to get to know many different parents, across all grades, as you move, sort and sell the myriad of donations. Whether you can spare an hour or a day, it will be much appreciated.

All sports teams will be in full swing in October. Attend some games and cheer our athletes on! On game days, some Middle School teams (soccer, field hockey, etc.) surprise each other during the school day with secret “psych gifts” (e.g., candy bar, small baked good or other treats). Make sure to ask your child if she or he has a secret psych buddy.

If you end up taking any photos at a school event or on the sidelines, we would be grateful if you would share some with us. Please email .jpg files or links to files to Brooke Sandford at John Gifford and Maryanne MacDonald might include them in a future newsletter or the Yearbook and the students will enjoy seeing them on the Morrison Forum flat screen. We would be happy to facilitate the sharing of “albums” of numerous photos of games or other events with team members/participants or the entire Middle School.

Finally, October at Nobles wouldn’t be complete without its spooktacular Halloween spirit. Friday, October 28 is the all-school Halloween dance (FYI, kids do not go in costumes). On Halloween itself, Monday, October 31, most kids, faculty, and staff go all out and come to school dressed up in costumes—simple or elaborate, it doesn’t matter, as long as your child has fun!

Below is a list of important dates in October. Please note several days where dismissal times are different than normal.

Important October Dates

Tuesday, October 4 Middle School Parent Coffee, Morrison Athletic Center (MAC), Upstairs Lobby, 8 a.m.
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day—No school
Thursday, October 13 Parents' Association Meeting in the MAC Lobby, 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome!
Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 Nobles Yard Sale!
Friday, October 14 Come cheer on the Bulldogs in a Friday Night Lights prime-time event! Featuring the Nobles Varsity Football team vs. Thayer Academy at Dedham High School's brand-new turf field. Transportation for all students provided by Nobles. Starting at 5:30 p.m. Middle School students will gather with the Middle School Mentors & faculty chaperones. All students and faculty will tailgate down at the MAC with food, games, contests and cheer practice. Fun time for all!
Saturday, October 15 Fall Open House (Admissions event) 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, October 15 Middle School Parents Fall Social at The Castle, 7 -10 p.m. Come mingle with other Middle School parents! It’s a great chance to meet parents of your child’s classmates. Chit $25/person. RSVP by October 8th (Login to the website and click the event listed on Oct. 15)
Monday, October 17 Middle School Long Advisory 2:30-4 p.m. This is in lieu of the Afternoon Program. Please pick up your student by 4 p.m. at the Middle School.
Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23 No homework weekend. Enjoy!
Monday, October 24 Comment Writing Day—No school
Tuesday, October 25 Faculty Meeting starting at 3:15 p.m. in Morrison Forum. All students will be dismissed by 2:30 p.m. For those Middle School students who cannot be picked up by 2:30 p.m., a parent-proctored study hall will take place in the Library Loft. No Afternoon Program.
Wednesday, October 26 Individual advisor/advisee meetings to discuss first quarter grades/comments. Students will sign up for individual meetings and are dismissed after their advisor meeting. No Afternoon Program.
Thursday, October 27 Nobles Night! (adults only) Rappaport Gym, 6:30-10 p.m. Any questions, please contact Katherine Minevitz at 781-320-7009 or
Friday, October 28 Nobles Halloween All-School Dance,
The Castle, 7-10 p.m.
Monday, October 31 Happy Halloween—Wear a costume to school! Boo!

Please let us know if we can provide any additional information or help to answer questions.

Class V Reps
Brooke Sandford (
Carol Taiclet (

Class VI Reps
Leslie Del Col (
Sarah Paglione (

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