Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

December 2013

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter December 2013

Middle School Parents Reps (from left to right): Lori Giandomenico, Cindy Lawry, Julie Callaghan, and Toni Gordon



Hard to believe it is the last month of 2013!

As we enter December, we’d like to acknowledge some amazing community building events on campus from the past month:

The Nobles-Milton weekend was a good weekend and great demonstration of our athletes’ ability and sportsmanship and what a great community our school is.

On November 16, Nobles Night in the Castle was a greatly attended community evening – looked like everyone really enjoyed them selves.  Thanks to all those who made it such a successful evening.

The Middle School Pie Drive was once again a fun and successful event—students assembled hundreds of pies in an afternoon with 100 pies donated to the Single Parent Outreach Center in Boston and 200 were sold to the Nobles community; with the proceeds going to the Noble and Greenough Afternoon Program Food Initiative, supporting local food pantries in our area.  Many thanks to Nathalie Ducrest and Anne London for co-chairing this event, and thanks to all of the volunteers and everyone who participated, donated items and purchased pies.

December will be a short and busy month with assessments, new winter afternoon program starting, the Class VI “Who Am I” Presentation, annual Holiday Assembly, and the winter break!

On December 2, the middle school winter afternoon program begins.

On December 12, at 5:30 pm, the Middle School Visual Arts Presentation will take place in Morrison Forum. We will be sharing the Class VI  "Who am I?" videos. This cross-disciplinary project asks our 7th graders to explore their identity through narrative writing, poetry, imagery and audio. This project has been a mainstay of the middle school curriculum for the past ten years. The Visual Arts opening will feature work made by ALL middle school students who took visual arts this fall.  Drawing, sculptures, animations, prints and more! Families and friends are welcome to celebrate the artists. Light refreshments will be served. Following this event, the Winter Choral Concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium.

Please take special note of assessments on December 16, 17, and 18.  There will be no classes on December 19. Students will return to school on December 20 for the last day of the semester. Beyond getting their grades and assessments back, it is on this day that students in Class 6 recite their holiday passage in front of the entire school community during morning assembly.

School reopens on January 6.

Happy Holidays to all!

Class V Reps

Lori Giandomenico

lgiando@verizon.net

Cindy Lawry

cindy@lawryfamily.net

Class VI Reps

Julie Callaghan

juliecallaghan1@gmail.com

Toni Gordon

 tonisgordon@yahoo.com

 

Important December Dates in the Middle School:

 

December 2—Winter Afternoon Program begins for middle school students

 

December 12 — Middle School Visual Arts Show - Class VI "Who Am I" Projects in Morrison Forum starting at 5:30pm.  Followed by the Winter Choral Concert starting at 7pm in Lawrence Auditorium

 

December 16 — Geography/Civics Assessments (am) and Math Assessments (pm)

 

December 17 — English & English via Latin Assessments (am) and Classics  (pm)

 

December 18 — Science Assessments (am) and Modern Language Assessments (pm)

 

December 19 — Comment Writing Day — no school

 

December 20 — Last day of first semester. Faculty meeting will take place @ 3:15pm in Morrison Forum

 

December 23 — Winter break begins! School will reopen on Monday, January 6, 2014

 

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