Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

November 2014

Nobles Parents' Newsletter November 2014

Middle School Parent Reps

It is hard to believe that the first academic quarter is behind us and we are heading into the final month of the fall Afternoon Program.

The fall parent social was a great success and a wonderful way to connect with new families and reconnect with “old” friends. We extend a special thanks to Matt Burek and all the staff at FLIK who once again provided excellent food, drink and service.??

We would like to thank all of the parents who attended the first middle school coffee and signed up to volunteer. We would also like to encourage those of you who have not had the opportunity to volunteer to do so online. There are still many ways to help out and get involved in the Nobles community.

Once again, November is a very busy month. You will find a comprehensive list of important dates below.

Wednesday, November 5 - The Middle School Nobles/Milton Games @ Nobles. Please refer to for times and field locations. This event will mark the end of the Fall After School Program for MS.

Friday, November 7 - Milton Games for Varsity & Junior Varsity teams @ Nobles. This is a modified academic day with a 10:55 a.m. dismissal immediately followed by an all school Tailgate Lunch at Nobles.The school will organize transportation to Milton so that students can enjoy the games. All contests start at 1 p.m. at Milton Academy. Buses will return to Nobles – check the Wednesday email for time estimate.

Monday, November 10: Nobles observes Veteran’s Day- school closed.

November 11-13: Parent/advisor meetings. Parent’s will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s advisor on these days.  Please contact your child’s advisor to schedule a time to meet. Meetings are optional.

November 12 and 13: The Fall Dance Concert. The dancers will hold two performances: Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m., and Thursday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Vinik Theatre.


Thursday, November 13: Nobles Night in the MAC from 6:30-10 p.m.! Please contact Katherine Minevitz to RSVP at Note that this is not a student event.

Monday, November 17: Parents’ Association meeting, 8-9:30 a.m.

On Monday, November 17, there is a Faculty Meeting in Morrison Forum starting at 3:15 p.m. All middle school students will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. A parent-proctored study hall will be held in the Library Loft until 5 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18: Class VI EVL Field Trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where their visit will focus primarily on three recently opened rooms for the Ancient Greek collection. Students will return to campus by 5:20 p.m.

Wednesday, November, 19: One of the highlights of the Middle School experience at Nobles is the annual Pie Drive. It is an important community builder where every Middle School child participates, and it is also a great way for parents to volunteer and get involved at Nobles. The Pie Drive is a community service event that brings students, parents and teachers together to assemble hundreds of apple pies for Thanksgiving. Approximately 160 pies will be donated to the Single Parent Outreach Center in Boston and the Dedham Food Pantry. Approximately 200 more pies will be sold to the Nobles community. This year’s proceeds will support two organizations in Guatemala, where a group of MS students will be performing service this Spring.  One is Starfish, a girl’s mentoring program, and the other is Long Way Home, a sustainable building non-profit.  Please consider getting involved in this important event at Nobles by volunteering your time on November 19 from 1:15 – 5 p.m. There are three 1.5 hour shifts, and many ways for you to have fun with your children while doing so much good for others. You can also help by donating supplies or by ordering some of these delicious pies!

If you are interested in volunteering for the Pie Drive, please sign up online.

If you have any connections to local orchards or supermarkets, please let one of the Pie Drive Coordinators know! Donated items must be dropped off to the Middle School Forum no later than Monday, November 17.

If you would like to donate ingredients, review the dry ingredients list and contact one of our volunteers.

You can also contact one of the Pie Drive 2013 Coordinators directly to volunteer or donate ingredients:

Holly Bonomo (
Leigh Miller Poole (
Emily Denning (
Carla Higgins (

If you would like to show your support by ordering a pie, you can place order online?

Thank you in advance for all of your support with this worthwhile endeavor?

November 26- 30 is Thanksgiving Break. School will be closed and will reopen on Monday, December 1.
Please let us know if we can provide any additional information or answer any questions. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Class V Reps
Leigh Miller Poole (
Wendy MacDonald (

Class VI Reps
Leslie Del Col (
Erin Majernik (

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