From the Co-Chairs: AE Rueppel and Brooke Sandford
Welcome back and Happy 2015!
We hope everyone had a relaxing break. December seems like ages ago, but we offer thanks for those who helped organize and host events, including: Lynda MacDonald and Christine Serowik for a lovely Arts/Choral night parents reception, Class II Reps Betsy Dawson and Lauren Doherty for a class-meeting breakfast, and all who helped with the final-assessment Holiday Candy Bar including Leslie Del Col, Wendy MacDonald, Leigh Poole Miller, Erin Majernik, Gretchen Filoon, Patricia Cavanagh and Sheila MacKeigan.
The Nobles calendar is in full swing right away. The first PA meeting of the new year was on Wednesday, January 14, at 8 a.m. in the Castle Library. Head of Upper School Michael Denning, Director of Athletics Alex Gallagher, Chair of Performing Arts Dan Halperin and Director of Community Service Sandi MacQuinn joined us to talk about Nobles' academic and co-curricular programs. Michael, Alex and Dan spoke about Nobles' many offerings and the challenges students face as they work to balance their varied interests, opportunities and obligations.
Once again, the Arts wing will be busy in January. Plan to enjoy the Wind/String/Orchestra concert on Thursday, January 22 and the student-directed plays happening on Thursday, January 29.
Need a little exercise after the holidays, and want to reconnect with friends? A fun opportunity is being organized for Monday mornings in January and February — watch the weeklies for information about “open skate” being organized for parents, after drop off on select Mondays in January and February — details forthcoming!
Finally, please check your class-specific notes each week for details about Class I and Middle School Winter coffees, and the Class IV Surprise lunch plans. In case it is helpful, here is a listing of January dates:
Thurs., Jan 22 - Wind/String/Orchestra Concert
Tues., Jan 27 - Class I Winter Coffee** (Castle Library)
Tues., Jan 27 - Middle School Winter Coffee ** (New Castle Dining Hall)
Thurs., Jan 29 - Class IV Surprise Lunch**
Thurs., Jan 29 and Friday, Jan. 30 - Student Directed Production
Sat., Jan 31- College Counseling School for Class II Parents/Guardians
**PA Event (or PA-assisted Event)
Happy New Year!
AE Rueppel and Brooke Sandford