Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

February 2011

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter February 2011

From the PA Co-Chairs


Melanie Mace (left) and Fiona Roman
Melanie Mace (left) and Fiona Roman

For us, much of the joy of being involved at Nobles results from the opportunity to collaborate with students, faculty and staff to serve Nobles and the broader community.

As we enter this last, full month of winter, we would like to thank all those who have assisted with and attended school events. We would especially like to thank all those who came out in support of the athletes at the Nobles/Cotting School basketball game on Jan. 7. It was a great evening of friendship and sportsmanship. The success of the jointly sponsored food sale at the event will allow the Student Community Service Board and the PA to make a $650 donation to Cotting’s sister school in Haiti, Wings of Hope.

Please join us for the next two exciting PA events.

A Winter Tour at DeCordova: Feb. 15, 2011
On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the PA will sponsor a trip to the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. Whether you enjoy the outdoors on these bright, crisp winter days, or prefer to appreciate their beauty from a vantage point indoors, this trip is for you! Choose whether you would like to take a guided snowshoe tour through DeCordova’s famed sculpture park or view the Museum’s indoor collection. We will be welcomed by DeCordova’s Director, Dennis Kois, and led by his knowledgeable staff. Either way, you may elect to stay for lunch in the Museum Café. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jill Ellison

A Nobles History Lesson: Feb. 16, 2011
Attend the next PA meeting and celebrate our shared history. School Historian Joyce Eldridge and Archivist Isa Schaff will present their work compiling the history of Nobles on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Castle Library. In preparation for the school's sesquicentennial in 2016, Joyce is currently writing about the past 50 years at Nobles. This volume will be the sequel to the book written by Richard Flood, entitled The Story of Noble and Greenough School, which describes Nobles' first century (1866-1966). As School Archivist, Isa is engaged in cataloguing a fascinating array of artifacts which bring Nobles' history to life. Come and hear Joyce's stories, view Isa's favorite finds and enjoy a tour of Nobles' living historical artifact, the iconic Castle.

Parents of recent graduates have been invited to join us for both of these events, so come and reconnect with old friends.

Lastly, it’s time to start thinking about next year. The Nominating Committee for the Parents’ Association will soon begin to identify officers and committee chairs for next year’s board. Please give some thought to how you would like to serve in 2011-'12. In addition to indicating your preference, please submit the names of other parents whom you would recommend to serve on the PA Board. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in your child’s school.Click here to submit the 2011-'12 PA Nomination Form.

Spring is coming! Enjoy these beautiful winter days while they last.

Fiona Roman ( and Melanie Mace (
Parents’ Association Co-Chairs

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