Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

December 2011

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter December 2011

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

December 2011: Middle School Notes

In November, Middle School students enjoyed a field trip to the Museum of Science to experience the Pompeii exhibit.  In addition, students and many families were able to witness a real treat with the Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats; their acrobatics were quite impressive.  Also, right before Thanksgiving, the Middle School community participated in the annual Thanksgiving Pie Drive. Three hundred pies were made by Middle Schoolers with the assistance of faculty members, Upper School mentors and parent volunteers.  One hundred pies were donated to Single Parent Family Outreach; more than 60 were donated to the Dedham Food Pantry and the Dedham Youth Commission; and the rest were sold to the Nobles community.  The total amount raised from this fundraiser, $2,460, will go to Rosie's Place.

Many thanks to Elizabeth Clarke and Sherri Athanasia for organizing this huge event and making everything run so smoothly.  Special thanks to all of the volunteers and everyone who donated items and purchased pies.  We would also like to thank the following orchards and vendors for their generous donations: Arcadian Farms, Bolton Orchards, Dowse Orchards, Roche Brothers, Shaw's and Stop & Shop.

December will be a short month with assessments, preparation by the Sixth Class for the annual Holiday Assembly and the start of the winter break. If you are looking for new opportunities to volunteer at Nobles, there will be plenty of chances in 2012, including MLK day of service (Jan.16), and the Round The World surprise lunch that will take place in the spring.

Important Dates for December:

  • Dec. 9—Choral Concert in Lawrence Auditorium at 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 13-15—Varsity Athletic practices only-please plan to pick up your child after their last assessment each day.
  • Dec. 13-15—Assessments-more information will follow in the weekly Wednesday email
  • Dec. 16—No School, Comment Writing Day
  • Dec. 19—Holiday Assembly, 8 a.m.; mini-classes, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; individual Advisor Meetings, 12-3 p.m. (students are dismissed after their advisor meetings)
  • Dec. 20—Winter break begins
  • Jan. 3—School re-opens
  • Hold the Date: Mon., Jan. 16—MLK Day of Service

Happy holidays to all!

Class V Reps
Carol Taiclet,
Brooke Sandford,

Class VI Reps
Sarah Paglione,
Leslie Del Col,

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