Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2016

Nobles Parents' Newsletter September 2016

Middle School Parent Reps

Welcome to the Nobles community and the 2016 – 2017 academic year! 

One of our primary responsibilities as Middle School parent representatives is to keep you informed of the important events happening in the Middle School, as well as schoolwide events, through the Nobles Parents’ Association newsletter. You will receive this newsletter via email at the start of each month, and it can also be accessed on the school website. What follows is a list of key dates that you might consider noting in your calendar now.

Key Events for September & October 2016

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 and 7: Class VI and Class V Retreat Days (7:40 a.m.-3:30 p.m.). Dismissal is at Pratt Middle School. Dress is casual. Students should bring their textbooks to school on September 7.

Thursday, September 8: First Day of School. Dress code will be in effect on this day.  Afternoon programs will be in effect on this day. Please refer to the Nobles practice schedule for dismissal times. (

Saturday, September 10: Parent Association Fall Social from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Castle. This is a schoolwide event, and it is the perfect way to meet new parents and catch up with old friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a fun, casual, and parents-only environment.

Thursday, September 15: First Parent Association Meeting, 8:00 a.m. in the Castle. This is a school wide, i.e. middle and upper school, parent meeting. All parents are welcome.

Thursday, September 22: Back-to-School Night, 6:00-9:30 p.m. All parents are invited to Nobles for an evening of classes and the opportunity to meet your child(ren)'s teachers, advisors and coaches. If at all possible, make this event your top priority.

Friday, September 30: Grandparents’ Day. There are plenty of parent volunteer opportunities over the course of this fun day. (More information to follow.)

Wednesday, October 5: Middle School Coffee at 8:00 a.m. in the Castle. Please join us for a conversation with Middle School Dean John Gifford, who will talk about life in the Middle School and answer some of your questions.

Monday, October 10: Columbus Day – school closed.

Wednesday, October 12: Yom Kippur – school closed.

Monday, October 17: Second Parent Association Meeting, 8:00 a.m. in the Castle. All parents are welcome.

Tuesday, October 18: Middle School Parent Event & Social at 6:30 p.m. Please come and enjoy some hearty hors d’oeuvres and mingling before we all gather to listen to Dr. Jenny Berz talk to us about childhood and adolescent development. Here is a brief bio and her website.

Monday, October 24: Teacher Comment Writing Day – no classes.

Please keep in mind that volunteering at Nobles is a wonderful way to quickly become immersed in the community.  You will meet other parents, begin to develop a sense of the outstanding teaching community, and become acquainted with your child’s classmates and friends. Log on to the Nobles website and please take a look at the available volunteer opportunities. Additionally, we will highlight those opportunities in the weekly MS emails from Maryanne MacDonald and these monthly school wide newsletters.

We look forward to reconnecting with returning parents and getting to know all the new families.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns about anything parent-related at Nobles. 

Thank you,

Class V Reps
Kate Saunders,
Kristin Welo,

Class VI Reps
Melissa Janfaza,
Sarina Katz,

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