“It is paradoxical but profoundly true that the most certain way for people to bring hope, help, meaning, and joy to their own lives is by reaching out and bringing hope, help, meaning and joy to the lives of others. If you have already experienced this beautiful phenomenon for yourself, you are in good company.” – Dan Zandra
January 2011 brings more opportunities for Nobles students to make a difference in the lives of others. Head of Cotting School Dave Manzo visited Nobles last year after the devasting Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. He introduced us to Cottings’ sister school in Haiti called the Wings of Hope. Join us on Friday , Jan. 7, at 5:30 p.m., for the Fourth Annual Cotting/Nobles basketball game. Refreshments will be sold by the Parents' Association and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Wings of Hope.
The Northeast Passage Youth and Veteran Sled Hockey Clinic program has had a strong beginning and continues to grow in numbers. We have two sessions in January. Volunteers are welcome on Sunday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Nobles ice rink.
Save the Date for Feb. 7 (noon-4 p.m.) - Looking for summer service options? Are you a fan of the TV show “The Sing-Off?" TeenLife Boston will sponsor a community service fair at The Mall at Chestnut Hill. Representatives from many local not-for-profit organizations will be on hand to provide information and field questions about summer service opportunities for young people. The Nobleonians will perform in an a cappella competition and could use your votes. Visit www.teenlife.com for more information.
Spring Break is coming! Spring Service Trips are making plans to support organizations in New Orleans, Romania, South Africa, Vietnam and Cambodia. Watch for updates in the weekly parent e-mail for information about ways to help.
Happy New Year!
Linda Hurley and Louis Barassi