Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

October 2014

Nobles Parents' Newsletter October 2014

Middle School Parent Reps



We hope that the school year has gotten off to a great start for you and your children. It was nice to see so many of you at the annual Parents’ Association Fall Social, the first PA meeting and Back-to-School Night. We thank those who worked to bring us these great events.

October is a busy month in the Middle School, filled with sports, drama productions, student and parent social activities, and several opportunities for parents to get involved.

We hope that you will join us for the Middle School Coffee on Oct. 23 at 8:00 a.m. at the Castle. Our guest speaker will be Middle School Dean Colette Finley. The coffee is a low-key chance to chat with fellow middle school parents. For new “Sixie” parents, it’s the perfect time to mingle and ask any questions, big or small, of the Class V parents. We will also have sign-up sheets for volunteer opportunities throughout the year for anyone who is interested.

All sports teams will be in full swing in October. The Middle School Social/Friday Night Lights on Oct. 24 are not to be missed. The varsity field hockey team and the varsity boys soccer team will play Lawrence Academy under the lights. Go Bulldogs!

Also note, on game days, some middle school teams surprise each other during school with a small, secret “psych” gift (e.g., candy bar, small baked good or other treat). Make sure to ask your child if she or he has a secret psych buddy.

Lastly, Halloween is a Friday this year, and for those who are new, students are encouraged to dress up in costume, however, no group costumes are permitted.
Below you will find a comprehensive list of important dates for October.

October 2014

Thurs. October 2, Class VI Student/Mentor Pizza Dinner from 6:15-7:15 pm, pick up at the Middle School.

October 3-5, Early dismissals for Friday game times will be announced by the Athletic Department during the week of September 29th. This is also Middle School No Homework Weekend.

Fri. October 10, Multicultural Fair at Richardson Gym from 3-6 pm.

Mon. October 13, Columbus Day. School closed.

Sat. October 18, Admission Open House: 9:00 a.m.-noon.

Mon. October 20, Middle School Long Advisory in the afternoon. Middle School Afternoon Program will not take place. Students and their advisors will be off campus for fun group activities! Pick up by 5:15 p.m. at Pratt Middle School.

Th. October 23, Middle School Parent Coffee at 8:00 a.m. in Castle Library.

Th. October 23, Noble Flu Clinic in Morrison Forum, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Fri. October 24, Middle School Social - Friday Night Lights! Nobles varsity field hockey vs. Lawrence Academy on Turf Field and boys varsity soccer vs. Lawrence Academy on Wayne Field.

Mon. October 27, Comment Writing Day. School closed.

Tues. October 28, Faculty Meeting in Forum: No middle school Afternoon Program. Students are dismissed at the end of the academic day at 2:40 p.m.

Wed. October 29, Middle school advisor/advisee Meetings to discuss first quarter grades and comments, starting at 2:45 p.m. No middle school Afternoon Program. Students are dismissed after their individual advisor meetings.

October 30-November 1, Nobles Theatre Collective, Fall Mainstage Play, Right You Are If You Think You Are, Vinik Theatre at 6:30 p.m.

Fri. October 31, Halloween. Costumes are encouraged -- however, no group costumes, please.

We look forward to seeing you at many of these great events.  Please let us know if we can provide any additional information or answer any questions.

Leigh Miller Poole (sleighmiller@comcast.net)-Class V
Wendy MacDonald (wwmacdonald@yahoo.com)-Class V
Leslie Del Col (cldelcol@gmail.com)-Class VI
Erin Majernik (esmajernik@me.com)-Class VI

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