From the Co-Chairs: AE Rueppel and Brooke Sandford
Hard to believe we are already in the month of December and before we know it —January and the year 2015 will be upon us. We wish you some “incomparable joys” with your children, families, and friends during the upcoming, much-needed and well-deserved winter break!
But, first, please join us in thanking the many folks on the PA who have continued to work hard to bring our community together and to support our students. This month we give a shout out to Audra Barranco and Heather Woodworth for hosting the Fall Employee Appreciation Lunch, Cindy Trull and Kristin Welo for organizing our recent trip to Cradles To Crayons, and to Helen Goins and Cindy Jazcko for teaching us to make beautiful Thanksgiving cornucopia arrangements. A huge thank you goes also to Middle School parents and especially Leigh Poole and Holly Bonomo for a successful Pie Drive. And, finally, Class II Reps Betsy Dawson and Lauren Doherty and Class I Reps Lynda Ceremsak, Carolyn Harthun and Anne Kelley who outdid themselves in hosting wonderful Fall Parent Socials — thank you all!
December is indeed a busy month for all, but here are some events and dates to put on your calendar—and a peek at what’s coming in January 2015!
Dec 4 - Jazz, Blues, Guitar & Drum concert in 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.
December 15 to 17 - Assessments
The Arts Wing...
The Arts wing will be very busy in December! Don't miss the Thursday, Dec. 4, evening jazz/blues/drum/guitar concert.
And, on Thursday, Dec. 11, we invite all parents to a light reception in the main entrance lobby of Shattuck between 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The PA Arts Liaisons are joining forces with the Middle School as it hosts its annual Visual Arts Showcase/"Who I Am" evening and the Music Department as it hosts its annual Winter Choral Concert to encourage ALL parents to make it an art-filled evening at Nobles! Upper School parents, come enjoy the display of Middle School art, and plan to stay for the Choral Concert which begins at 7:00 p.m. Middle School parents, stop by the Shattuck reception as your Middle School agenda permits, and be sure to stay for the Choral Concert.
The PA Board will once again host a holiday candy/treat bar for all students on Wednesday, December 17, immediately following the afternoon assessment. Our treat…and happy holidays!
Mon., Jan 5 - School Reopens
Fri., Jan 9 - Cotting School vs. Nobles Girls Basketball**
Tues., Jan 13 – PA Castle Dinner & Book Discussion Group** (10% Happier, How I Tamed the Voice in My Head… by Dan Harris)
Wed., Jan 14 - PA Meeting** (Please note, there is no meeting in December)
Tues., Jan 27 - Class I Winter Coffee** (Castle Library)
Tues., Jan 27 - Middle School Winter Coffee ** (New Castle Dining Hall)
Thurs., Jan 22 - Wind/String/Orchestra Concert
Fri., Jan 29 - Class IV Surprise Lunch**
Fri., Jan 29 - Student Directed Production
Sat., Jan 30- College Counseling School for Class II Parents/Guardians
**PA Event (or PA-assisted Event)
We look forward to the year ahead, and wish you all a wonderful holiday season.
AE and Brooke