Dear Class IV Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Class IV (freshman year, ninth grade) at Nobles! We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new families joining this wonderful community, and to say welcome back to all of the returning families. This year, the move to the Upper School and the start of high school represents a new experience for all of our children.
We hope to meet you personally this fall, however please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. The first few weeks can be overwhelming, especially for new Nobles parents and students, with many events and things to remember.
We are very excited about our roles as Class IV Representatives, and are looking forward to getting to know you and to working with you throughout the year. Here is a snapshot of Class IV:
• 116 students
• 62 boys, 54 girls
• Class comes from 43 cities and towns
Part of our job as class reps is to ensure that parents get to know one another. This can be accomplished in a number of ways: attending Parents' Association (PA) meetings; parent coffees and socials; volunteering for a number of different activities and attending any of the numerous school events (art openings, theatrical performances, musical concerts, athletic games, etc.).
We highly recommend attending the first (and only) Nobles all-school Parent Social, September 10, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30p.m. This is a wonderful party and a terrific way to meet other parents.
Volunteer opportunities can be found on the Nobles website, under the parent portal, on the left side. Please feel free to contact us any time during the year with ideas, suggestions and questions—or just to chat.
A few dates/events to remember:
Tuesday, Sept. 6: Retreat Day for Class IV 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 7: First day of classes. Students should bring their books to school.
Saturday, Sept. 10: Nobles All-School Parent Social (6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.). This fun event is complimentary and dress is casual. (You will receive an email with a link to RSVP online.) This is a great opportunity to meet new parents and catch up with old friends.
Thursday, Sept. 15: First Parents Association Meeting 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Headmaster Bob Henderson will be the speaker. This is always an informative meeting.
Tuesday, Sept. 20: Class IV Fall Coffee: A wonderful way to make connections within the class. Class coffees meet in the Castle, after morning drop-off (8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.).
Thursday , Sept. 22: Back-to-School Night: This is your big chance to sit in on all of your student’s classes and to meet the teachers as well as his/her advisor. BTS night is a great way to learn your way around campus, to put faces to the names of your child's teachers, and to visit with other parents. No homework will be assigned to you, we promise!
Friday, Sept. 30: Grandparents Day: Additional information will be forthcoming.
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Yom Kippur. School is closed.
Thursday, Oct. 13: Class IV Fall Parent Social. Come join other Class IV parents as we mingle and get to know each other in an informal setting in the Castle. An invitation will be emailed to you soon.
Monday, Oct. 24: Comment Writing Day. No school.
Thank you in advance for your support and participation; we look forward to meeting you in the next few weeks.
Catherine Walkey and Deanna DiNovi