Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

December 2016

Nobles Parents' Newsletter December 2016


"Important Next Steps" by Director of Counseling Jen Hamilton, Licensed Psychologist

After a suicide, we all have so many questions. Among them is, "How do we talk to our children to make sure that something like this never happens again?" There is a many-pronged approach: In the immediate term, advisors and counselors have been reaching out to students; members of the community have been reminded of counseling resources both on and off campus; students have been given suicide-prevention hotline resources; and there are some key messages that Nobles is imparting. 


Parent Evening with Maria Trozzi, Director of the Good Grief Center at Boston Medical Center

As we begin to heal as a community, please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 14 for an evening with Maria Trozzi, M.Ed. who will talk about "Promoting Resilience in Our Children: Words, Strategies and Wisdom to Face Difficult Times."



"The Case for a Bigger Target" by Director of College Placement Kate Ramsdell

We begin every college counseling cycle with opportunities for “self reflection” – in writing and through conversation – and we are routinely intrigued by what we learn when we sit down for our first few meetings with our counselees.


"Navigating Uncharted Waters" by Provost Bill Bussey

A couple of weeks ago, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence took his family to the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. The cast stayed onstage after taking their bows, and actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who starred as Vice President Aaron Burr, asked Mr. Pence as he was leaving to please stay and listen to the post-election concerns that the performers wished to share. According to the New York Times, Mr. Pence paused just outside the auditorium’s door and heard every word.

From the PA Co-Chairs

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming PA Meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 8 a.m. in the Castle Library. Beth Reilly ’87, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Nobles will be our featured speaker. Beth will highlight the Search Committee's work to select the new Head of School. 


Class Notes

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Class Deans' Corner

Class IV Deans' Report

During the first days of school in September, Shattuck is abuzz with students reconnecting after a summer apart. Big hugs, enthusiastic greetings, and shrieks of delight fill Gleason Hall and the sophomore and junior alcoves. In September, though, the freshman alcoves are a little different. Some students already know each other; many do not. Everyone is quiet, serious, a little more reserved, as they feel each other out. Now, after three full months, we can safely say that is no longer the case. 


Concert Calendar: Save the Date

Usher in the holiday season with the sounds of the Jazz/Blues/Percussion Concert! And don't miss the January concert featuring Nobles' talented choral groups.

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Did you Know: Save the Food

As we approach the holidays, some food for thought from the Green Team. 

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Volunteer Opportunity in the Putnam Library

Would you like to volunteer in the Putnam Library at Nobles? We'd love your help—no special knowledge is needed. We'll provide training.

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