Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

April 2012

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter April 2012

From the PA Co-Chairs

Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed some rest and relaxation over the break. Spring is always a busy time and this year is no exception. We hope you will join us at the array of parent activities coming up as well as at the class specific dinners and coffees.

Our monthly PA meeting is on Wednesday, April 11, at 8 a.m. in the MAC Lower Lobby. Biology teacher Deb Harrison and Director of Building and Grounds Mike McHugh will share details about how Nobles is reducing the school's carbon footprint. Below are a few things currently happening, please join us to learn more!

  • A dozen electric vehicles are used on campus instead of gasoline-powered vehicles to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
  • Nobles has a battery recycling collection at the Gleason Hall snack bar, to recycle single use dry cell batteries from students, faculty, and staff. “On average, each person in the U.S. discards eight dry-cell batteries per year. Additionally, most batteries are made up of heavy metals. Some of these toxic heavy metals in batteries include nickel, mercury and lead, which can threaten our environment if not properly discarded.”
  • Exterior lighting at Nobles is regulated by photosensors that turn on and off according to darkness and daylight. Interior lighting in many  classrooms is turned off when there is no one in the room. You, too, can use photosensors to help save energy at home.

Patriot’s Day is Monday, April 16, and families are invited to join the Nobles community to watch the Boston Marathon and to cheer on the Nobles Marathon Fund Team. Students, faculty members, graduates and parents will be running, biking and rowing in support of the Nobles Marathon Fund which currently supports seven Nobles students annually. For more information on participating or attending the event, check out or contact Michelle Lynch at or 781-320-7007. Please note that this year's gathering will be at a NEW LOCATION along the race route: 22 Croton Street in Wellesley. Come by any time after 10 a.m.; no need to RSVP, and all are welcome!

On Friday April 20, please join the Nobles PA for our final outing to Cradles to Crayons in Brighton from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. For further information, contact Jill Ellison at Do a little good while catching up with parents!

Middle School Arts Night is scheduled for Friday, April 27, in the Morrison Forum at 6:30 p.m. Class V and VI students will perform and their works of art will be on display. This is an entertaining night so bring the entire family! A bake sale will be held with proceeds going to a charity to be announced at Arts Night.

We look forward to seeing you!

Carolyn Harthun and Pam Notman
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

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