Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

November 2017

Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter November 2017

Middle School Notes



It is hard to believe that the first academic quarter is behind us and we are heading into the final month of the fall afternoon program.

A special thanks to Colette Finley, middle school dean and Jen Hamilton, director of counseling, for speaking at the first middle school coffee. We appreciate their insight and are grateful they could spend some time with us. It was also a great morning of connecting with new and old friends. We would also like to thank the parents who attended the coffee and signed up to volunteer. We encourage those of you who have not had the opportunity to volunteer to do so online. There are still many ways to help out and get involved in the Nobles community.

Middle School November 2017 Events

Thursday, November 2 - Flu Clinic in Morrison Forum from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
There will be a flu clinic held in Morrison Forum (Middle School) for students, parents and Nobles’ employees. It is being provided by Maxim Health Systems. Only vaccinations will be offered, no flu mist.

You may pay with cash or check payable to Maxim Health Systems ($30) or choose to use your insurance. If your insurance is not listed below, you will have to pay with cash/check.  Please note: United Health Plan is not accepted.

Maxim accepts Tufts Health Plans, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA (including HMO Blue New England), Aetna, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Fallon Community Health Plan, Mass Health, Medicare Part B, PFFS type Medicare Advantage, Neighborhood Health Plan, Humana Gold Choice, Premara Blue Cross, SummaCare, Unicare, Anthem, Sierra Health and Life and Connecticare.

A copy of the health insurance card will need to be provided at the time of the vaccination if insurance is to be used.

Parents and guardians who wish to have their children vaccinated should print out and complete the consent form that is available online and either fax it to the Health Office (fax# 781-459-0204) or send it with your child on the day of the clinic. Consent forms can be found on the Nobles' password protected parent site (www.nobles.edu).  On the left side, click on the "Parent Resources and Forms" link and then scroll to the bottom where you will find the flu vaccination forms.  If you will be paying cash/check for the vaccination, use the "flu vaccine: immunization consent."  If you will be using your insurance, please use the "flu vaccine: insurance consent." If you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at (781) 320-7070. Thank you.

Friday, November 3: Middle School Students will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. (No MS Afternoon Program)

Wednesday, November 8 & Friday, November 10: Fall Dance Concerts. The dancers will hold two performances, Wednesday, November 8 and Friday, November 10, both at 6:30 p.m. in the Vinik Theatre.

Thursday, November 9: Nobles Night in the Morrison Athletic Center from 6:30-10 p.m. To register online, please go to www.nobles.edu/noblesnight

Friday, November 10: The Middle School Nobles/Milton Games @ Nobles. Please refer to www.nobles.edu/athletics for times and field locations. This event will mark the end of the Fall After School Program for MS.

Saturday, November 11: Milton Games for Varsity & Junior Varsity teams @ Milton Academy.

Monday, November 13: Nobles observes Veterans Day—school closed.

Tuesday, November 14-Thursday, November 16: Parent/advisor meetings. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with their child’s advisor on these days. Please contact your child’s advisor to schedule a time to meet. Meetings are optional.

Thursday, November 16: The 15th Annual Middle School Pie Drive.
One of the highlights of the Middle School experience at Nobles is the annual Pie Drive. It is an important community builder where every middle school child participates and it is also a great way for parents to volunteer and get involved at Nobles. All MS students will work on this project until 4:30 p.m. The Pie Drive is a community service event that brings students, parents and teachers together to assemble hundreds of apple pies for Thanksgiving. Over 150 pies will be donated to the Single Parent Outreach Center in Boston, Cor Unum in Lawrence and the Dedham Food Pantry. Approximately 200 more pies will be sold to the Nobles community.

This year’s proceeds will support two urban agriculture locations in Boston: Oasis on Ballou and Urban Farming Institute.

Please consider getting involved in this important event at Nobles by volunteering your time on November 16. To volunteer please go to this link: Pie Drive Volunteer Sign up
Donated ingredients must be dropped off to the Middle School Forum no later than Friday, November 10.

Thank you in advance for all of your support with this worthwhile endeavor.

On Monday, November 20, there is a faculty meeting in Morrison Forum starting at 3:15 p.m. All middle school students will be dismissed at 2:40 p.m. A parent-proctored study hall will be held in the Library Loft until 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21-Sunday, November 26: Thanksgiving Break begins at the end of the academic day. School will be closed Wednesday, November 22 and will reopen on Monday, November 27.

Monday, November 27: Winter Afternoon Program begins.

Thursday, November 30: Class Vl "Who Am I?" Event at 5:30 p.m. in Morrison Forum and Pratt classrooms. Winter Choral Concert to follow starting at 7:00 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium. This will be a no homework night for Class Vl (only).

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