From the Parents' Association
We hope with the onset of fall, you are all settling into the routine of the school year and were able to find the time to enjoy some of the Parents’ Association events in September. From the All-School Fall Social and the PA Cookout at Saturday Night Lights, to several class coffees and our first PA Meeting, there were many ways for our community to gather together in this first month. Thank you to the PA committee chairs and class reps who have been hard at work starting over the summer to organize these terrific occasions.
October promises to be equally eventful, and we encourage you to read the weekly school emails for the latest details and reminders. You will see that there are many opportunities to connect with the parents from your student’s class with class specific Parent Coffees and Socials. In addition, there are ways to bond with the greater Nobles community with programs planned by our Parent Outings, Parent Enrichment, Arts Liaisons, Green Team, and Community Service committee heads. Enjoy the change of seasons with our weekly campus walks, join our book group, come to an arts reception before a choral concert….these are just a few of the many chances to get more involved at the school.
Please note the following date changes: Three of the weekly PA walks in October, normally held on Monday, have been moved to Tuesday due to conflicts with the school schedule. Those new dates are October 10, 17, and 24 (all Tuesdays). The walks for the weeks of October 2 and 30 will remain on Monday. Meet at 8 a.m. in front of the Castle overlooking the fields. We hope you will come get some fresh air and exercise while making new friends!
Please mark your calendars for the Nobles Yard Sale on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. This is a fun event for Nobles and the surrounding communities, and the proceeds go to the Achieve program. Start your fall cleaning now by dropping off your gently used items at the Omni Rink beginning October 12. We need many volunteers to make this event a success - Working together towards a great cause is what the Nobles Yard Sale is all about. Please click on the Signup Genius link to volunteer.
The Parents’ Independent School Network, Inc.’s (PIN) October meeting will be a College Admissions Panel, held on Tuesday, October 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA. Visiting colleges will include the College of Charleston, Boston University, Bucknell University and the University of Vermont.
The Parent Enrichment Committee would like to announce the first book for the PA book group: The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn, an examination of the research on homework, its value, its drawbacks and the effects on young students. The book group will meet on November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Castle Library, so you have over a month to complete your reading! We'll meet at 6:30 p.m. in the New Castle Dining Hall for optional dinner (email email@example.com to be chitted $5). We'll move to the fireplace in the Castle Library at 7 p.m. for the book discussion. You can come for dinner or for the discussion only. It will be great opportunity to examine an important topic and get to know more parents in a casual and thoughtful setting.
Finally, please mark your calendar for our next PA Meeting on October 16 at 8 a.m. in the Castle Library. Please be aware that this is a different location from our September meeting. Erica Pernell, Nobles' Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, will be our featured speaker. In addition, we will be joined by Ben Snyder who will tell us about the EXCEL program at Nobles, of which he is the director.
** Please note this date is also conveniently on one of the days to drop off items at the Omni Rink for donation at the Yard Sale. In addition, we strongly encourage you to consider staying after the PA meeting and volunteering your time to help with set-up. It’s fun, it’s for a great cause, and we need everyone’s help to make it a success!
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments or ideas. We hope to see you at any or all of the many October events!
Gina Doyle (Ginadoyle@me.com)
Izzy Loring (Izzyloring@yahoo.com)