Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2017

Nobles Parents' Newsletter September 2017

Class IV Notes



Dear Class IV Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Class IV (freshman year, ninth grade) at Nobles! We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new families joining this wonderful community, and to say welcome back to all of the returning families. The start of high school represents a new experience for all of our children. We hope to meet you personally this fall, however, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are very excited about our roles as Class IV Representatives, and are looking forward to getting to know you and working with you throughout the year.

Here is a snapshot of Class IV:
• 127 students
• 64 boys, 63 girls
• Class comes from 44 cities and towns

Part of our job as class reps is to ensure that parents get to know one another. This can be accomplished in a number of ways: attending Parents' Association (PA) meetings, parent coffees and socials, volunteering for a number of different activities, and attending any of the numerous school events (art openings, theatrical performances, musical concerts, athletic games, etc.).

We highly recommend attending the first Nobles all-school Parent Social, September 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. This is a wonderful party and a terrific way to meet other parents.

Volunteer opportunities can be found on the Nobles website, under the parent portal, on the left side. Please feel free to contact us anytime during the year with ideas, suggestions and questions—or just to chat.

A few dates/events to remember:

Wednesday, Sept. 6: First day of classes. Students should bring their books to school.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Nobles All-School Parent Social: This fun event is complimentary and dress is casual. You will receive an email with a link to RSVP online. This is a great opportunity to meet new parents and catch up with old friends. 

Thursday, Sept. 14, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.: First Parents Association Meeting: Castle Dining Room. Dr. Cathy Hall will be our speaker. This is always an informative meeting and a great way to start the school year. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Back-to-School Night. This is your opportunity to sit in on all of your student’s classes and to meet the teachers as well as his/her advisor. BTS night is a great way to learn your way around campus, to put faces to the names of your child's teachers, and to visit with other parents. 

Thursday, Sept. 21: Rosh Hashanah—School is closed.

Monday, Sept. 25, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Class IV Fall Coffee: A wonderful way to make connections within the class. Class coffees meet in the Castle, after morning drop-off.

Monday, Oct. 9: Columbus Day—School is closed.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m.: Parent Lecture—“A Digital Coming of Age.” Lawrence Auditorium. 

Friday, Oct. 20: Class IV Fall Parent Social. Come join other Class IV parents as we mingle and get to know each other in an informal setting in the Castle. An invitation will be emailed to you soon.

Monday, Oct. 23: Comment Writing Day—School is closed.

As always, the Nobles website, www.nobles.edu, is a great resource for the entire school calendar. Many of these events are supported by parent volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to get involved and connect with other families, and there is an opportunity for everyone however you choose to engage.

Thank you in advance for your support and participation. We look forward to meeting you in the next few weeks.

Warmly, your Class IV reps,

Lori Shaer (mother of Ben), Lshaer@me.com
Heather Steele (mother of Aidan), hsteele@wbyworth.com

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If you have questions, comments or suggestions for this newsletter, email Kim Neal at kim_neal@nobles.edu.