Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

October 2012

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter October 2012

Middle School Reps: (from left) Rhonda Kaplan, Sarah Paglione, Janet Nahirny, Michelle Abrecht

The 2012-2013 year has gotten off to a great start!  It was great to see so many of you at Back-to-School Night.  Although most of us have no real desire to be Middle Schoolers again, getting a quick peek into what goes on inside the classroom makes it seem pretty enticing, doesn’t it? 

October is a busy month and there are lots of opportunites for both parents and students to experience and get involved in the many facets of the Nobles community!  Here are some of the highlights—please see below for a full list of important October dates events:

Jump in

Some of you have already signed up to help out and volunteer at some of the Parents’ Association activities—thank you!  We encourage everyone to try to find the time to volunteer during the school year; it is a great way to meet other families and experience the Nobles community firsthand.  If you would like to volunteer but have not done so, log in to the Nobles website and please click here to complete your volunteer form online.  The upcoming Nobles Yard Sale provides an easy way to volunteer on Oct. 12-13.  Clean out your closets, come help sort and set-up, or come to find your treasure!  In addition to helping the school, volunteering at the Yard Sale 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.  The Nobles Admissions Open House also takes place on Oct. 13, so spread the word to any families you know who are interested in learning more about Nobles.


All sports teams will be in full swing in October. Attend some games and cheer our athletes on!  New this year, the Athletic Department has created an amazing (and free) smartphone app that allows you to access your child’s games and practices on your phone!  Just search “NoblesSports” at the iTunes store on your phone to download. Perhaps during Back-to-School Night you noticed the TV display in the Forum? The Middle School would also love to showcase our Middle School athletes in action.  If you have some great photos from Nobles sports events, please email them to Michele Abrecht at

Meet, Greet and Be Merry

There are lots of opportunities coming up for parents and guardians to meet, mingle and socialize.  The Middle School Coffee, on Oct. 2, is a low-key gathering for Middle School parents to chat, ask questions and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  The fall socials are another great venue to enjoy the company of your fellow Nobles parents.  The Class VI fall social is Oct. 13, and the Class V fall social is Nov. 3.  Invitations are sent through Maryanne MacDonald’s weekly email. 

Monthly PA meetings are another great way to meet people and learn about what is going on around school.  This month’s PA meeting is on Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. 

And if you want to figure out what’s going on in your chlid’s brain, Nobles is hosting child psychologist and cutting-edge brain expert, JoAnn Deak, Ph.D. (Visit for more info) to speak to parents on Oct. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Child's Play 

Although there are lots of great opportunities coming up for parents, the students have a few great things to look forward to as well.  Friday Night Lights is an all-school celebration as the Nobles girls varsity soccer team takes the field on Oct. 5. The Halloween Dance is another all-school spooktacular, taking place on Oct. 26 (FYI: There are no costumes at this event).  On Halloween itself, Wed., Oct. 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!  And don’t forget that there is no school on Oct. 8 (Columbus Day) and Oct. 22 (Comment Writing Day).

Going Green

Please join Nobles in making our planet a little greener.  Nobles has banned the use of individual plastic water bottles at Nobles events.  Help out by using refillable water bottles or water coolers/pitchers and cups as much as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at many of these exciting events!  Please do not hesitate to contact any of us with any questions, big or small!.

Class V Reps

Sarah Paglione (
Rhonda Kaplan (

Class VI Reps

Michelle Abrecht (
Janet Nahirny (

Important Upcoming Dates

 Tues., Oct. 2

 Middle School Parents’ Coffee, Castle Library, 8 a.m.

 Fri., Oct. 5

 Multicultural Fair, MAC, 2:30-6 p.m.

 Fri., Oct. 5

 Friday Night Lights—Come cheer on the Bulldogs!

 Mon., Oct. 8

 Columbus Day—NO SCHOOL

 Thurs., Oct. 11

 PA Meeting, 8 a.m.

 Fri. and Sat.,

 Oct. 12-13

 Nobles Yard Sale!

 Sat., Oct. 13

 Admissions Open House, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 Sat., Oct. 13

 Class VI Parents Fall Social

 Mon., Oct. 15

 Middle School Long Advisory.  No Afternoon Program; dismissal at 4 p.m.

 Wed., Oct. 17

 Parent speaker: education expert JoAnn Deak, 7-8:30 p.m.

 Mon., Oct. 22

 Comment Writing Day—NO SCHOOL

 Tues., Oct. 23

 No Afternoon Program due to faculty meeting.  Dismissal at 2:30 (there will be a proctored study hall for students who cannot be picked up at 2:30).

 Wed., Oct. 24

 Individual advisor/advisee meetings to discuss grades and comments. Students will sign up for individual meetings and are dismissed after their meeting.  No Afternoon Program.

 Fri., Oct. 26

 Nobles all-school Halloween Dance,  7-10 p.m.

 Wed., Oct. 31

 Happy Halloween!  Costumes encouraged.

 Sat., Nov. 3

 Class V Parents Fall Social

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