Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2016

Nobles Parents' Newsletter September 2016

From PA Co-Chairs Kennie Grogan and Anne Kelley

Welcome, parents, to the 2016-2017 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.

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 10, at the Nobles Parents’ Association Fall Social, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. 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 7 using the link in the weekly emails you will receive.

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 Patricia Aliquo 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. Be sure to log in so you can see all aspects of the website, not just the public pages. If you have any problems, please contact ISS via email at

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

Thursday, Sept. 15
Parents’ Association Meeting, 8:00 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. 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.

Thursday, September 22
Back to School Night, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This night gives you the opportunity to meet teachers and experience your child’s day in an abbreviated form.

Friday, September 30
Grandparents Day 
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.

With warmest regards,

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs,
Anne Kelley and Kennie Grogan

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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