From PA Co-Chairs Barbara Ito and Polly Maroni
We hope that everyone had a relaxing winter break. It is hard to believe that a new year has begun and with that a new semester for students and many activities for parents.
Although December seems like it was so long ago, we’d like to thank all the parents who helped organize, bring food and set up the reception for the Choral Concert, as well as those who helped at the Candy Bar on the last day of assessments. The kids and parents were happy recipients of your hard work!
Plan to enjoy the Jazz/Blues/Guitar/Drum concert the first week back to school. Held on Thursday, January 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 p.m., it is sure to be a wonderful evening.
Our first PA meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, January 13th at 8:00 a.m. in the Castle Library. Our panel of speakers will be Michael Denning, Collette Finlay (acting Head of the Middle School), Gia Batty and Sara Masucci. They will speak about creating the best curriculum in both the Upper and Middle School given the range of academic abilities, as well the support that is available to all students.
Please be on the lookout for our new anti-idling signs outside the drop off/pick up points on campus.
Did you know…Airborne emissions toxins are known to cause cancer or other serious health effects. Children's lungs are still developing, and when they are exposed to elevated levels of these pollutants by idling cars at school, children have an increased risk of developing asthma, respiratory problems and other adverse health effects that also affect adults.
We wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. Please make a resolution to meet someone new to you in the Nobles community and attend or volunteer at one of your class events!
Barbara Ito and Polly Maroni