Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2013

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter September 2013

Welcome from the PA Co-Chairs



Parents' Association Co-Chairs, Rikki Conley, Dana DeangelisWelcome to the 2013-14 school year! 
 
We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the school year on Saturday, September 7, with a Parents’ Back-to-School Social. The social is a casual and relaxing way for new and returning parents to meet one another and a great way to reacquaint with old friends. It is sure to be a spirited evening.
 
All Nobles parents and guardians are automatically members of the Nobles Parents’ Association (PA). The PA plays many roles at Nobles, but most importantly it is our goal to help Nobles families feel welcomed and integral to the everyday workings of our school. We encourage you to take advantage of the myriad opportunities for parental involvement at Nobles—they are a great way to carve out your own relationship with the place that very quickly becomes a second home to your children.
 
Whether you have lots of time or just a little, there are volunteer opportunities at Nobles for all. To find your niche, log in to the Nobles website. You will need your username and password that all families received in an email from the school. For returning families, your usernames and passwords remain the same. 
 
To log in, either click "Log In" in the dark blue header or click “Nobles Community” (top right hand corner) and then “Parents." If you have any problems logging in, please contact ISS via email at HELP@nobles.edu
 
You will see many volunteer opportunities in the "Volunteer at Nobles" section. To sign up as a volunteer, you will be able to download or submit forms. 
 
The fall at Nobles is bustling with activity. To find out more, please read your respective Parent Class Representatives’ letters in the Class Notes section of this monthly e-newsletter. Also, each week, Upper School parents receive a Friday email from Judith Merritt and Middle School parents receive a Wednesday email from Maryanne MacDonald with news and reminders for the week. Finally, get in the habit of checking the Nobles website daily for Afternoon Program news, athletic schedules, updates to the school calendar, etc.
 
As you plan your fall schedule, save these dates on your calendar:
 
Parents’ Association Meeting - Wednesday, September 11 at 8 a.m.
 
Please join us for our first Parents’ Association meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 a.m., in the Castle Library. You will learn about the PA’s parent outings, ask questions about the upcoming year, and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with old and new friends. We hope you can come!
 
Second Annual Three Squares New England Ride for Food - Sunday, September 15
 
Calling all bike riders! The Second Annual Three Squares New England Ride for Food will be held on Sunday, September 15. The Ride will start and end at Nobles. Riders have a choice of a 12-, 25- or 50-mile ride.
 
Teams will be riding for organizations of their choice. Please consider joining the Nobles team or one of the teams representing Cambridge, Dedham, Jamaica Plain, A Place To Turn (Metrowest), Needham, Open Table (Concord/Maynard), Wellesley, Westwood, or the Ride for Food Team. Register online at  Three Squares New England  or support one of our registered riders. Hope to see you there!
 
Mark your calendar with these other key dates:
 
Back to School Night - Thursday, September 19, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
You will have the opportunity to experience your child’s school day in an abbreviated form.
 
Grandparents Day – Friday, September 27
This is a wonderful day that spans the ages. Volunteer and you will be able to experience the true joys of the sandwich generation; just fill out the Grandparents Day volunteer form in the Parents section of the website.
 
With warmest regards,
 
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs
 
rikkiconley@comcast.net
 
dgdeangelis17@comcast.net

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