Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

December 2014

Nobles Parents' Newsletter December 2014

Middle School Parent Reps



November has been a busy month!  The Middle School pie drive was once again a huge success! Students assembled hundreds of pies in one afternoon with pies donated to the Single Parent Family Outreach Center in Boston as well as to the Dedham Food Pantry. This year, the proceeds will support Starfish and Long Way Home.   Many thanks to Holly Bonomo, Leigh Poole, Carla Higgins, and Emily Denning for co-chairing this event. Thank you as well to all of the volunteers and everyone who participated, donated items and purchased pies.

November also brought us Nobles-Milton weekend, which was a great demonstration of our athletes’ ability and sportsmanship as well as Nobles Night which is always an elegant and festive gathering of the Nobles' community.

December will bring more activity with the Middle School Visual Arts Presentation in the Morrison Forum where Class VI will present their "Who Am I?" videos. This cross-disciplinary project asks our 7th graders to explore their identity through narrative writing, poetry, imagery and audio. This 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 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium.

Also in December, are assessments, preparation by Class VI for the annual Holiday assembly, and the start of winter break. 

The assessment schedule is as follows:

Mon, Dec 15: 

9 to 10 a.m. - English & English via Latin 

1 to 2 p.m. – Science

Tues, Dec 16: 

9 to 10 a.m. - Math 

1 to 2 p.m. - Modern Languages

Wed, Dec 17: please note changes to this day

9 to 10 a.m. – Geography & Class V Latin **please note the change in schedule**

1 to 2 p.m. – Civics **please note the change in schedule**

If you are looking for new opportunities to volunteer at Nobles, there will be plenty of chances in 2015, including MLK day of service (Jan. 19) and the Round The World (RTW) Surprise lunch that will take place in the spring.

Important Dates for December:

Dec. 4 – Jazz, Blues, Guitar & Drum concert n the Lawrence Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Dec. 11 – Middle School Visual Arts opening in the Morrison Forum at  5:30 p.m.

Dec. 11 – Winter Choral Concert in Lawrence Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Dec. 15 to 17 – Assessments

Dec. 18 – No School, Comment Writing Day

Dec. 19 – Holiday Assembly, 8 a.m.; mini-classes, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; individual Advisor Meetings, 12 to 3 p.m. (students are dismissed after their advisor meetings)

Dec. 20 – Winter break begins

Jan. 5 – School re-opens

Hold the Date: Mon., Jan. 19—MLK Day of Service

We wish you all Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2015!

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If you have questions, comments or suggestions for this newsletter, email Kim Neal at kim_neal@nobles.edu.