Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

October 2013

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter October 2013

From the PA Co-Chairs

We trust that everyone is settling into the routine of this new school year. September was a busy month for the PA, with a very successful all-school parents’ social, a great kickoff meeting, several individual class events, and the introduction of a Monday morning PA walking group.

October promises to be eventful as well. Please mark your calendars for the Nobles Yard Sale on Fri., Oct. 18 and Sat., Oct. 19. This is a fun event for Nobles and the Dedham community, and the proceeds fund Nobles scholarships. Start your fall cleaning now by dropping off your gently used items at the Omni Rink beginning Oct. 7. If you have time, please volunteer an hour or two during set-up (Oct. 15-17) or during the actual event. Contact Joyce Fai at to sign up.

Our not to be missed second PA meeting is on Thurs., Oct. 17, at 8:00 a.m. in the Omni Hockey Rink Warming Room.  Dr. Rick Wilson, Nobles’ school psychologist, will be our featured speaker.

Rick has been at Nobles since 2007 and will discuss how to help families better manage adolescent stress as well as giving some ideas to help all people in the family manage stress more effectively.  Immediately following our meeting, we will move into the Omni Rink to help set up for the Yard Sale. We would appreciate any extra time you may have to help out!

On Sat., Sept. 28, and Sat., Oct. 19, the PA will be grilling hamburgers and selling goodies during the Nobles home sporting events. Come by for lunch or a snack. If you would like to volunteer, please contact .  It is a fun way to meet people!

In addition to our PA activities, please add these important school dates to your calendar:

Oct. 1 - Parent Education Night, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., in Lawrence Auditorium. The evening will feature Dr. Wendy Mogel, an internationally known clinical psychologist specializing in parenting.

Oct. 3 - Travel and Study Away Parent Informational Meeting, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Morrison Forum.

Oct. 4 - Multcultural Fair, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m., in the MAC.

Oct. 23 -  PA Book Discussion Group.  We will be reading 3-4 books during the year all having to do with “adolescent wellness.” Our first book will be Wendy Mogel's, "The Blessing of a B-".  Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the castle dining room.  Dinner is offered for anyone between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The kitchen closes at 7:00 p.m. and the book discussion will be from 7:00-8:30pm.  If you would like to join us for dinner, please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 21. To RSVP. contact Rikki Conley at or Dana DeAngelis at You will be chitted $5 for dinner.  Hope to see you there.

Oct. 25 - Friday Night Lights, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The boys’ varsity football team takes on Roxbury Latin on their home field under the lights.

We wish you an engaging and busy month!

Rikki Conley

Dana DeAngelis


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