Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

December 2017

Nobles Parents' Newsletter December 2017

Middle School Notes

November has been a busy month filled with many fun activities and events, such as Nobles Night, Nobles-Milton weekend, the Fall Dance Concerts and the Middle School Pie Drive. Many thanks to the Pie Drive Committee, including Caroline Ryan, Natalie Willi, Michelle Jennings and Darla Soukas who worked tirelessly to make this such a successful and enjoyable afternoon for students, faculty and parents.

December also promises to be an eventful month.  What follows is a comprehensive list of important dates and activities that you might consider attending and noting in your calendar now.

Key Upcoming Events and Dates for December 2017:

Tuesday, December 5:  Admissions Open House from 6:30—9p.m. at the main entrance of Shattuck School House. Nobles invites prospective students and their families to come learn about our school.

Thursday, December 7:  Jazz Blues Concert at 7 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium

Monday, December 11—Wednesday, December 13:  Assessments. Students will remain in the assessment area—quietly working for one full hour to complete their assessment. Unless it is the nature of the course to be cumulative in nature, (e.g. math, languages) the assessments will NOT be cumulative of all the semester's content. Students with extended time can stay up to 30 minutes additional if needed. Students should be picked up from Pratt Middle School as soon as possible after their last assessment of the day.

The assessment schedule is as follows:
Monday, December 11:
9—10 a.m. Geography & Civics
1—2 p.m. English via Latin and Class V Latin
2:30—4 p.m. Mandatory Class VI Holiday Assembly Practice

Tuesday, December 12:
9—10 a.m. Math
11:30—1 p.m. Mandatory Class VI Holiday Assembly Practice

Wednesday, December 13:
9—10 a.m. Class V English and Sixies taking Class V Latin
1—2 p.m. Science
2:30—4 p.m. Mandatory Class VI Holiday Assembly Practice

Please note: all Middle School modern language assessments will be completed the week prior to assessment week.

Thursday, December 14: Comment Writing Day—School Closed

Friday, December 15:  Last day of First Semester.
The schedule is as follows:
8 a.m. Holiday Long Assembly
9:15—11:30 a.m. Mini Classes
11:30—2:45 p.m. Individual Advisor/Advisee Meetings to discuss 2nd quarter grades/comments (students are dismissed after their individual advisor meeting)
3:00 p.m. Faculty Meeting in Forum

Monday, Dec 18 —Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018: Winter Break

School reopens on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

We wish you all happy holidays and a wonderful 2018!

Thank you,

Class V Reps
Cindi Fitzmaurice
Elizabeth Clarke

Class VI Reps
Sally Tyrie
Chrissy Ducharme

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