Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2016

Nobles Parents' Newsletter September 2016

Class III Parent Reps

Dear Class III Parents:

We hope you have had a wonderful and relaxing summer and that you are anticipating, as we are, a busy and exciting fall. We are pleased to serve as your Class III Parent Representatives and are looking forward to working with all of you to make this a great year for our sophomores.

Our role is to hopefully be a conduit of information from the school to your home regarding important dates and announcements. We’ll also try to continue to build our class community by scheduling a number of parent social opportunities throughout the year. It is also a good idea to bookmark the Nobles website and check the calendar. Be sure to keep an eye out for the Friday weekly updates as well.

Our class has four new students joining us this year and we hope you will welcome these families to Nobles. Whether you are new to Nobles this year, still feel new, or have been at the school for years, we invite you to attend this year’s Class III events. Below we have highlighted just a few of the important Class III dates for the first part of the year. As always, the Nobles website,, is a great resource for the entire school calendar. Many of these events are supported by parent volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to get involved and connect with other families and there is an opportunity for everyone however you choose to engage. For those who would like to volunteer, we will have sign-up sheets at Back to School Night, at our first parent coffee and via email using Sign Up Genius.

Class III Orientation Retreat: September 6, 9:00 am – 9:15 am arrival, Shattuck Schoolhouse
Class Bonding event is a Blue Hills Reservation hike – bag lunch is provided but must bring a snack and backpack; pickup 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. at Shattuck Schoolhouse; see the summer mailer for other important details.

First Day of Upper School Classes: September 7, 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fall Parents Association Social: September 10, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., the Castle
Entire Nobles parent community social event; RSVP via the calendar on the Nobles website by September 7.

Parents Association Meeting, September 15, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., the Castle
First PA meeting of the year.

Back to School Evening: September 22, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Preview your student’s classes while also meeting their teachers and advisor.

Class III Parents Coffee: September 29, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., the Castle
An informal, drop-in opportunity to see other Class III parents.

Grandparents Day: September 30, 9:00 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
More information in the Nobles mailer.

Columbus Day, October 10
School is closed.

Yom Kippur, October 12
School is closed.

Class III Parent Fall Social: October 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., the Castle
This is a great opportunity to meet new Class III parents and catch up with old friends.

Class III Head of School Dinner Dance: March 4, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., the Castle
This is an event hosted by Bob Henderson and is specifically for Class III students.

We hope to meet you personally this fall at our various school events, but in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact either of us at any time with questions. We look forward to a great year together!

Susie Winstanley (Allie Winstanley’s mom)

Heather Markey (Will Zink’s mom)

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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