Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

October 2016

Nobles Parents' Newsletter October 2016

Middle School Parent Reps

We hope that the school year has gotten off to a great start for you and your children.  It was so nice to see all of you at the annual Parents’ Association Fall Social, the first PA meeting and Back-to-School Night in September. Thank you for your participation!

October is a busy month in the Middle School filled with sports, ramped up homework, many parent and student social activities, and several opportunities for parents to continue to get involved and learn more about the Nobles community. 

Before we list a comprehensive catalog of the key dates in October, we would like to highlight three significant events for you to consider attending:

Fall Middle School PA Coffee, Wednesday, October 5 at 8:00 a.m. in the Castle Library
Please join us for this event. Our guest speaker will be Middle School Head John Gifford. The coffee is a low-key chance to meet fellow middle school parents. It is also the perfect time for new Class VI parents to ask any questions, big or small, of returning Class V parents.

Middle School Event: An Evening with Dr. Jenny Berz, Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm in the Middle School Forum
Please join us for this event as adolescent development expert, Dr. Jenny Berz, will discuss the inner workings of the teenage brain. Below is a more detailed schedule of the evening’s event:

6:00 - 6:45 p.m. Meet & Greet in Forum while enjoying hearty hors d’oeuvres
6:45 - 7:45 p.m.  Dr. Jenny Berz - Presentation

If interested in attending, please email to RSVP before October 13.

Friday Night Lights, Friday, October 28 at 6-9pm by Wayne Field and Field Hockey Turf
Friday Night Lights, frequently referred to as FNL, is one of the most spirited, school-wide Nobles traditions.  The whole Nobles community, students, faculty and parents, are welcome to watch the athletic games played at night under the bright lights, while mingling and enjoying delicious treats provided by local food trucks. This year we will have a chance to cheer on the Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey Team and the Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team.  Come join the fun!

In addition, middle school students will enjoy a brief social in Morrison Forum from 4:45 – 6:00pm. This will allow for a festive and safe atmosphere for MS students to mingle post afternoon activity and prior to the main FNL event.  More information on this will be available in future Wednesday emails. Finally, this year FNL happens to fall on the same day that Nobles celebrates Halloween. Middle school students are encouraged to come to school in costumes, but no group costumes, please!

What follows is a more comprehensive list of important dates and events that you might consider noting in your calendar now.

Key Events & Dates for October 2016

Wednesday, October 5: Middle School Parent Coffee, Castle Library, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 6:  Travel and Study Away Info Session, Morrison Forum, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, October 10: Columbus Day, school closed

Wednesday, October 12: Yom Kippur, school closed

Friday, October 14: Multicultural Fair, Richardson Gym, 3:00 – 6:00pm

Tuesday, October 18: Middle School Parent Social with Guest Speaker, Morrison Forum, 5:45 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, October 24: Teacher Comment Writing Day, school closed.

Tuesday, October 25: Faculty Meeting, Morrison Forum, 3:15 p.m. No afternoon program. Students dismissed at the end of the academic day.

Wednesday, October 26: Middle School Advisor / Advisee Individual Meetings

Friday, October 28: Halloween Dress Up Day; MS Social in Morrison Forum, 4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Friday Night Lights, Wayne Field and Field Hockey Turf, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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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