From the Co-Chairs: Kennie Grogan and Anne Kelley
Welcome to February! Despite being the shortest month of the year, there is a lot going on at Nobles! Come cheer on the Bulldogs at a basketball game or hockey game, and not to be missed are the Nobles Theater Collective (NTC) performances this month. The Middle School play, She Kills Monsters, is on February 8 and 9, followed by the NTC musical, Shrek, February 16–18 and February 22–24. More details will be on the website calendar.
February is the month the Parents’ Association begins to plan for next year. More specifically, NOW is the time to sign-up to get involved in next year's PA! Click here for more information. All parents are welcome! Whether you are new to Nobles, or a current or past volunteer, we welcome your time and talent to further your connection with other Nobles parents and our school community. For more information, please see the weekly emails under "Parents’ Association." The deadline to submit your name is Friday, February 10, so please take a look at the wonderful opportunities and let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate and are grateful for your support of the PA!
We also hope you will plan to come to our next PA meeting on Thursday, March 2 in the Castle Library from 8:00–9:15 a.m. Bill Bussey, provost and ombudsman, and Mark Spence, dean of students, will be our featured speakers. You will not want to miss this one; as they talk about their roles with our children everyday and the overall tone and culture at Nobles.
Other PA happenings this month: As a reminder, these are all great opportunities to make new friends, see old friends, learn something from each other and have some fun together!
- Come join fellow parents at the MAC for fitness training led by Dan Warren on Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:15–9:15 a.m. The sessions are a great way to get in shape and meet some other Nobles parents in a small setting. You may jump in at any time! Please email Anne Gatnik with any questions or simply show up. Drop in fee is $25 for one session or $80 for four sessions.
- Our final PA skate will be on Monday, February 6 in the Nobles Omni Rink from 8–9:30 a.m. There is no need to RSVP, just come for all or any part of our ice time and bring your own skates (no rentals are available). There is no charge and all parents and guardians are welcome!
- Please join us for a fun-filled morning at Weston Cross Country Ski Track (190 Park Road, Weston) on Monday, February 13 at 8:30 a.m. You may stay as long as you like. No experience is required. The cost is $27.40 per person, which covers the equipment rental and the required trail pass. Please RSVP to Lori Shaer and indicate if you are interested in carpooling from Nobles.
- Class Coffees and Class Surprise Lunches ~ please see the weekly emails for your class-specific dates, times and any opportunities to help. Thank you to our class reps for organizing these class events. If your schedule allows, your class coffee is a great way to connect with fellow class parents.
Thank you for reading this long letter! Please do not forget to take a look at the PA volunteer opportunities for next year. Have a great month and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon.
Anne Kelley and Kennie Grogan