From the Co-Chairs: Kennie Grogan and Anne Kelley
Dear Parents -
We hope you are all feeling settled into the routine of the new school year, and were able to enjoy some of the PA events in September. We had a great turnout at the All-School Parent Social, and really enjoyed welcoming everybody at our first PA Meeting and at Back To School Night. Several Class Coffees, the PA Fall Cookout and Grandparents Day concluded the month of September. Thank you to everyone who organized, helped and attended these events!
October promises to be an eventful month for the PA and our Nobles Community. Please remember to read the weekly school emails for the latest details and reminders. We hope you will try to show up to as many events as your schedule allows - you will be welcomed!
Our not to be missed second PA meeting is on Monday, October 17 at 8:00 a.m. in the Castle Dining Hall. Athletic Director Alex Gallagher and Visual Arts Department Chair John Hirsch will speak. We encourage all parents to come to hear Alex and John give insight to these vibrant programs. It is a great way to connect with other parents and learn more about your child’s experiences at Nobles.
Many of the Classes have Parent Socials this month. Class Reps are in planning mode to help everyone feel connected and welcomed, so we hope you will be able to attend.
We also hope to see you at our PA Book Discussion on Wednesday, October 19. We will have a fun and casual discussion of this summer's community book, The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough. An optional dinner will be at 6:30 (chitted $5) and book discussion beginning about 7:00 p.m. Now is the time to read the book your child read this summer and come enjoy a casual evening with fellow Nobles parents!
Also, our popular Fall Monday morning PA walks will be on Tuesdays during the month of October (skipping Tuesday, October 11). Meet parents right after drop-off in front of the Castle for conversation and fresh air as you briskly walk the Nobles’ cross country trails.
In addition to our PA activities, we hope to see you at these Nobles Community Events: All are welcome. More details in the weekly school emails.
October 14 - Multicultural Fair, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., in the MAC
October 28 - Friday Night Lights, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. The girls’ varsity field hockey and boys’ varsity soccer teams take on Lawrence Academy.
And one last note as we support the sustainability efforts at Nobles...did you know…nearly half of all bottled water is reprocessed tap water, sold at prices up to 3,000 times higher than consumers pay for tap water. Nobles has filtered water dispensers at a number of drinking fountains on campus. Please keep using your refillable water bottles and remind your children to do this too!
We are just a phone call, email or a by chance or scheduled meeting away if you have any questions or suggestions for the PA this year. Please do not hesitate to reach out - we will welcome you!
Anne Kelley and Kennie Grogan
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs