Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2014

Nobles Parents' Newsletter September 2014

From the Co-Chairs: AE Rueppel and Brooke Sandford



Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!
 
We hope your summer was restful, restorative and filled with great moments,  whether you traveled to far away places or stayed near home. As this year’s  Co-Chairs of the Nobles Parents’ Association we are excited for the new school year, and would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family.  
 
We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the school year on Saturday, September 6, at the Nobles Parents’ Association Fall Social, from 6:30-9pm in the Castle. This annual tradition is a casual and fun way for new and returning parents to meet one another and a great way to reacquaint with old friends. RSVP by Sept. 2 using the link in the weekly emails.  See you there!
 
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.  And of course, one of the best ways to become connected to the Nobles community is to volunteer your time, whether it is a little or a lot, in support of the activities and events that make the Nobles’ experience rewarding.
 
Please take a moment to log onto the "Parents" portion of the "Nobles Community” tab on the right side of the Nobles website. Select the "Volunteer at Nobles" link in the left navigation pane. On the “Volunteer at Nobles” landing  page, you will be able to browse through numerous opportunities including class-specific, as well as school-wide events. Once you have selected the events you are interested in or would like to volunteer for, the committee chairs will be in touch with further details.  
 
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, reminders, and volunteer signup opportunities for the week.
 
Finally, please make it a habit to check the Nobles website daily for afternoon program news, athletic schedules, updates to the school calendar and other notices. If you have any problems logging in, please contact ISS via email at HELP@nobles.edu.
 
Finally, as you plan your fall schedule, please save these dates on your calendar:
 
Parents’ Association Meeting - Wednesday, Sept.10 at 8 a.m.
 
Please join us for our first PA meeting of the year. Hot coffee and light snacks will be served and Bob Henderson will be our speaker. Come learn about the PA’s many planned activities for this year and meet the Class Reps and Committee Chairs that make up our dedicated PA Board. 
 
Back to School Night - Thursday, Sept. 18
 
A great way to meet the teachers and experience your child’s day in an abbreviated form. 
 
Fall Cookout - Saturday, Sept. 20
 
All Dawgs welcome! Come cheer on Nobles teams as they take the fields for Volleyball, Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Cross Country and Football! Grills located near the island in front of the MAC will be fired up and ready for hot dogs, burgers and drinks starting at 12:30 p.m. 
 
Third Annual Three Squares Ride For Food - Sunday, Sept. 21
Calling all bike riders! The Third Annual Three Squares New England Ride for Food will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21.  The ride will start and end at Nobles. Riders have a choice of a 13, 25 or 50 mile ride.  Teams will be riding for organizations of their choice. Please consider joining the Nobles team!
 
Contact Linda Hurley (Linda_hurley@nobles.edu) for more information or click here for online registration and details:  www.threesquaresne.org.
 
Grandparents Day - Monday, Sept. 29
 
This is a wonderful day that spans the ages. Many volunteers are needed,  so please consider joining the ranks to host our special guests. Sign up using the “Volunteer at Nobles” link on the website. 
 
Po Bronson (author of Top Dog) Parent/Faculty Presentation - Tuesday, September 30
Please join parents and faculty for this key presentation which will be held from 7:00 - 8:30pm in Lawrence Auditorium.
 
We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and wonderful community or parents at Nobles. Thank you in advance for your help and participation. We look forward to seeing you on campus throughout the year!
 
With warmest regards,
 
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs,
 
AE Rueppel
 
(aerueppel@comcast.net
 
Brooke Sandford
 
(brookesandford@gmail.com)

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