From the Co-Chairs: AE Rueppel and Brooke Sandford
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire
The above quote seems appropriate to offer at this time of year when giving thanks is on the minds of all. We especially give thanks for and deeply appreciate all the wonderful volunteers and parents in our community who keep our Parents Association strong and vibrant. In just eight weeks of school, countless events have been organized, executed and attended by parents eager to meet and connect with one another, and many more events — especially those that will serve our students — have yet to come!
Specific thanks for this past month go to Cookout Chairs Nicola DiFelice and Dana Deangelis for another awesome community cookout, Anna Abate for heading up a huge and enthusiastic crew of parent volunteers at the October 18 Admission Open House, and to our Class Reps: Heidi McNeill and Anne Umphrey for organizing a lovely Class III Fall Parent Social, Lynda Ceremsak, Carolyn Harthun and Anne Kelley for pulling off the frighteningly fun annual Class I Halloween Surprise Lunch, and Lauren Doherty, Betsy Dawson, Suzie Montgomery, Nathalie Ducrest, Wendy McDonald, Leigh Miller, Leslie Del Col and Erin Majernik who hosted coffees for Class II, Class IV and Middle School respectively. Please thank all of these wonderful women when you see them on campus!
Next PA Meeting
Please mark your calendars to join us for the next PA Meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 17, in the Castle Library. Newly named Dean of Students (History and Social Science faculty member) Marcela Maldonado will be speaking to our group, and will share thoughts about her current role at Nobles and her vision of what it means to be a true community that is both accountable to and responsible for each other. Additionally, she will provide an overview about a very important program that Nobles upper classmen will be exposed to in November.
As always, we look forward to seeing you there — coffee will be hot and ready!
Special November (and early December!) Happenings
’Tis the season of thanks, and giving! If you can spare the time, please consider giving your morning to Cradles to Crayons on Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m.-noon. Join us as members of the Nobles PA spend the morning working together in the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory in Brighton. Thank you to our Community Service Reps Cindy Trull and Kristin Welo for organizing this effort.
Hosting Thanksgiving? Even if you are not, join us as we learn how to make fresh flower cornucopia table decorations the morning of Monday, November 24, in the Castle. Thanks to Cindy Jaczko and Helen Goins for the creative talents and direction!
Two class-specific events occur in November — the Class I and Class II Fall Parent Socials on Friday, November 21. Please remember to RSVP by Monday, November 17, and enjoy a much-deserved night out after a busy fall!
In case it’s helpful, a recap of November dates. Please check the Nobles Calendar and weekly emails for all details!
Mondays - PA Cross Country walks immediately following drop-off* (Nov 3, 17 and 24)
November 3 – Snack Bar in the MAC opens – make sure you fill out your student’s chit permission online
November 3 - Seminar on Athletic Recruiting and the College Process for Class IV, III and II Parents/Guardians
November 4 - PA Hosted Fall Faculty/Staff Appreciation Lunch*
November 6 - Admission Reception for Prospective Parents*
November 7 - Nobles/Milton Day - games at Milton
November 8 - Bruins Alumni Hockey Event to Benefit Achieve
November 10 - Veterans Day (no school)
November 12 - Fall Dance Concert
November 13 - Nobles Night
November 14 - PA Cradles to Crayons Service Trip*
November 17 - PA Meeting*
November 19 - Middle School Pie Drive*
November 21- Class I & Class II Parent Socials*
November 26- Thanksgiving Break Begins
* PA Event (or PA-assisted event)
We wish you and yours and the entire Nobles family a Happy Thanksgiving!
AE & Brooke