Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

December 2012

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter December 2012

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

After a busy November, things are really slowing down in December (if assessments can be considered “slowing down.”) New Afternoon Program offerings, assessments, the Holiday Assembly, and then winter break! As we say farewell to November, we need to acknowledge some amazing events. First, the Middle School Pie Drive was a rousing success—students assembled hundreds of pies in an hour, with many donated to the Dedham community and proceeds benefiting Kliptown in South Africa. Second, Nobles Night was an elegant and entertaining introduction to the renovated Castle. Also, the athletes competed valiantly during Nobles-Milton weekend, and the thespians performed a mainstage production.

Around the Middle School, students have been enjoying their X-block activities. Knowing that asking, "How was school?" doesn't get us very far with the Middle School crowd, maybe you can learn about X-block by asking specific questions: Have you built anything lately in Engineering Club? What have you learned to cook during Cooking Club? In Classics Club, what was the distance record for the marshmallow catapults?

As Middle School parents, some of us may be fairly new to the world of adolescence. Others may be growing weary of this stage! The Nobles “Experts on Adolescence” blog is a wonderful place to go for interesting insights from members of the Nobles community. Check it out at

We have a lot to look forward to in January, especially for the Nobles musicians. The Jazz/Blues/Percussion concert is on Jan. 10 and Wind/String/Orchestra concert is on Jan. 17. We hope to see you there!

Class V Reps

Sarah Paglione (
Rhonda Kaplan (

Class VI Reps

Michelle Abrecht (
Janet Nahirny (


Important Middle School December Dates
Dec. 6 Middle School Visual Arts Opening 6-7 p.m., at the Link (outside Lawrence Auditorium). Winter Choral Concert to follow at 7 p.m., in Lawrence.
Dec.13  Assessments: Classics (a.m.) and English & English via Latin (p.m.)
Dec. 14 Reading Day, No School
Dec. 17 Assessments: modern language (a.m.) and science (p.m.)
Dec. 18 Assessments: geography or civics (a.m.) and math (p.m.)
Dec. 19 Comment Writing Day, No School
Dec. 20 Last day of first semester
Dec. 21-Jan. 6 Winter Break
Jan. 7 School Reopens

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