Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2015

Nobles Parents' Newsletter September 2015

Welcome Back from PA Co-Chairs Barbara Ito and Polly Maroni

Welcome, parents, to the 2015-2016 school year!

As this year’s co-chairs of the Nobles Parents’ Association, we are excited for the new school year, and would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. We hope your summer was restful and restorative.

All Nobles parents and guardians are automatically members of the Nobles Parents’ Association (PA). Although the PA has many different roles at Nobles, it is our goal to help all families feel welcome and integral to the everyday functions of our school. One of the best ways you can become connected to the Nobles community is to volunteer your time. No matter the amount, your support of the activities and events going on make the Nobles experience a rewarding one.

We hope you’ll join us as we kick off the school year on Saturday, September 12, at the Nobles Parents’ Association Fall Social, from 6:30-9:00pm in the Castle. This annual tradition is a casual and fun way for new and returning parents to meet one another as well as a great way to reacquaint with old friends after the summer months. Please RSVP by September 8 using the link in the weekly emails. See you there!

The fall at Nobles is bustling with activity. To find out more, please read your respective Parent Class Representatives’ letters in the Class Notes section of this monthly e-newsletter. Also, each week, Upper School parents receive a Friday email from Judith Merritt and Middle School parents receive a Wednesday email from Maryanne MacDonald with news and reminders for the week.

Please take a moment to log onto the “Parents” portion of the “Nobles Community” tab on the right side of the Nobles Website. Select the “Volunteer at Nobles” link in the left navigation pane. On the “Volunteer at Nobles” page, you can browse through numerous opportunities that include class-specific as well as school-wide events. Once you have selected the function you would like to volunteer for, the committee chairs will be in touch with further details.

The Nobles website is the center of all news in the busy Nobles community. Please make it a habit to check it for afternoon program announcements, athletic schedules and calendar updates. If you have any problems, please contact ISS via email at

Please look out for our new “Green” signs that will be posted at the pickup and drop off areas around the school. We hope to encourage people to be environmentally aware and to make an effort to stop engine idling. Thank you for your help!

Finally, as you plan your fall schedule, please save these dates on your calendar:

Parents’ Association Meeting – Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m.
Please join us for our first PA meeting of the year. Have a cup of coffee and listen to Bob Henderson speak about the upcoming year. As well, we will have our faculty and staff “Green Team” leaders speak about the Nobles’ Green initiatives. Come learn about the PA’s many planned activities for this year and meet the Class Reps and Committee Chairs that make up our dedicated PA board.

Back to School Night – Monday, Sept. 21
This night gives you the opportunity to meet teachers and experience your child’s day in an abbreviated form.

Grandparents Day – Friday, September 25
This is a wonderful day that connects all ages and generations. Many volunteers are needed, so please consider joining the ranks to host our special guests. Sign up using the “Volunteer at Nobles” link on the website.

Nobles Yard Sale – October 3
We are excited to be having the Yard Sale back this year. A great way to reuse and recycle, please donate any and all used clothing, sporting goods, books and home goods this fall. And plan to come and shop as well; there are many treasures to be had. This event requires a large number of volunteers, so please come for a two hour slot for fun and camaraderie. All the proceeds from the Yard Sale will benefit Achieve (a tuition-free educational enrichment program serving low-income middle school-age children).

We appreciate the dedicated and wonderful community that makes up the Nobles parents. Thank you in advance for your help and participation, we look forward to seeing you on campus throughout the coming months!

With warmest regards,

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs,

Barbara Ito and Polly Maroni

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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