Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

September 2017

Nobles Parents' Newsletter September 2017

Notes from the Middle School

Welcome to the Nobles community and the 2017-2018 academic year!

One of our primary responsibilities as Middle School parent representatives is to keep you informed of the important events happening in the Middle School, as well as schoolwide events, through the Nobles Parents’ Association newsletter. You will receive this newsletter via email at the start of each month, and it can also be accessed on the school website. What follows is a list of key dates that you might consider noting in your calendar now.

Key Events for September & October 2017

Wednesday, September 6: Students should bring their textbooks to school. Also on September 6, students will attend afternoon program meetings from approximately 3:15-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 7: First Day of School. Dress code will be in effect. Afternoon programs will be in effect on this day. Please refer to the Nobles practice schedule for dismissal times. (

Saturday, September 9: Parents' Fall Social from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Castle. This is a schoolwide event, and it is the perfect way to meet new parents and catch up with old friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a fun, casual, and parents-only environment.

Thursday, September 14: First Parent Association Meeting, 8:00 a.m. in the Castle Dining Hall. This is a schoolwide, i.e. middle and upper school parent meeting. All parents are welcome.

Tuesday, September 19: Back-to-School Night, 6:00-9:00 p.m. All parents are invited to Nobles for an evening of classes and the opportunity to meet your child(ren)'s teachers, advisors and coaches. If at all possible, make this event your top priority.

Thursday, September 21: Rosh Hashanah—school closed.

Tuesday, October 3: Middle School Parent Event—Dr. Chris Willard will be speaking to MS parents in Morrison Forum starting @ 7:00 p.m. Event will begin @ 6:30pm. More detailed information to follow in upcoming Wednesday emails.

Monday, October 9: Columbus Day—school closed.

Tuesday, October 10: Middle School Coffee at 8:00 a.m. in the Castle.

Thursday, October 12: Parent Lecture Series at 7:00 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium. Please come to listen to Dr. Jill Macquarrie Walsh ’96 talk about helping our children navigate their digital and social media lives.

Monday, October 16: Second Parent Association Meeting, 8:00 a.m. in the Castle. All parents are welcome.

Thursday, October 19: Middle School Parent Social at 6:30 p.m in the Castle. Please come and enjoy some hearty hors d’oeuvres and mingling.

Monday, October 23: Teacher Comment Writing Day—no classes.

Please keep in mind that volunteering at Nobles is a wonderful way to quickly become immersed in the community. You will meet other parents, begin to develop a sense of the outstanding teaching community, and become acquainted with your child’s classmates and friends. Log on to the Nobles website and please take a look at the available volunteer opportunities. Additionally, we will highlight those opportunities in the weekly MS emails from Maryanne MacDonald and these monthly school wide newsletters.

We look forward to reconnecting with returning parents and getting to know all the new families. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns about anything parent-related at Nobles.

Thank you,

Class V Reps
Cindi Fitzmaurice,
Elizabeth Clarke,

Class VI Reps
Sally Tyrie,
Chrissy Ducharme,

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