Nobles Parents' E-Newsletter

January 2018

Nobles Parents' Newsletter January 2018

"It Begins With a Starfish" by Head of School Dr. Cathy Hall

From my first moments on campus, I was struck by the power of our mission-driven focus on “leadership for the public good.” I have been inspired by the myriad ways this mission plays out in the daily lives of our students and in the ways in which our teachers use this mission to inform our program and their work in our classrooms.

For our students, it can sometimes be complicated to sort out what that kind of leadership looks like in their own lives. It is a tall charge, to lead in a way that is good for others, and it can feel daunting to a teenager to know exactly what that looks like.

Adding to this challenge is the picture of what has been happening around our country over the last few months, with a series of natural disasters devastating communities. From the major hurricanes that impacted Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico, to the horrific wildfires that continue to rage through California, we are surrounded lately by what feels like regular news of sadness and loss. The magnitude of the devastation is hard to understand for any of us, as we see images that are hard to imagine are real and hear statistics that are hard to fathom.

For our students, it can feel overwhelming to envision a way to make a difference amidst such devastation and loss. The scope of the need is so great, and the capacity for one person to make a difference can feel so small. Earlier this year, I shared with the students the parable of the starfish, which you likely know. It tells the story of an old man who walks along a beach covered with thousands of washed-up starfish. He comes upon a young boy who is throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. When he tells the boy he can’t make a difference given how many starfish are there, the boy picks up a starfish, throws it into the ocean, and says, “I made a difference to that one.”

Our focus on leadership for the public good at Nobles is not about scale or scope, nor is it about role or accolades. It is about making a choice to make a difference. 

Leadership is demonstrated in so many ways, and we strive to help our students see the varied models of what it means to lead. Leadership is the person in front of a cause, but it is also the person quietly contributing in meaningful ways. Leadership is the person who inspires others with compelling speeches, but it is also the person who inspires others through actions. I want our students to see entry points for their leadership irrespective of their personality, interests or experience. All of our students can lead and all can make a meaningful difference.

Leadership for the public good begins at home with that one starfish. As I witness every day the extraordinary ways in which our Nobles students are already making a difference for others, I am so inspired to think about what they will do in the decades to come as they head into the world to lead and serve.

Upcoming Music and Performing Arts Events

Wind/String/Orchestra Concert
Thursday, January 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m. 
Lawrence Auditorium

NTC's Middle School Production, "Gargantua"
Wednesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
(Snow date Friday, February 9)
Towles Auditorium

NTC's Musical Production, "Cry Baby" 
Thursday, February 15, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 23, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (snow date)

"Why Couldn't You Come Talk to Me About This?" by Upper School Head Michael Denning

On the last day of school in December, Class VI delighted us with their rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In this timeless parable, Dickens celebrates themes of community, hope and redemption; through visits by ghosts from the past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge’s damaged soul is rehabilitated just in time. I enjoyed Dickens’ classic as a child, but as I get closer in age to A Christmas Carol’s main character, I find that the notion of “ghosts of times past” resonates more powerfully with me, particularly as I consider family holiday traditions and resolutions for this coming new year. It is in this spirit that I offer this story.
I started my independent-school career just over 25 years ago. After four years of college, three years of graduate school, and a bit of experience as a university teaching assistant, I thought I knew a lot about teaching and had lots of wisdom to offer. I did not! And, frankly, I still cannot believe the patience and generosity of my colleagues and students as they indulged and supported me in those early years. Indeed, I have been blessed with many great mentors.
A decade older than I, my first department chair, John, and his wife, Hannah, opened their home to me and became the older siblings I never had but probably always needed. Far away from family and friends, I experienced moments of homesickness during my first years at St. Andrews, but these were often ameliorated by John’s and Hannah’s countless invitations to dinners and holiday celebrations. Inasmuch as John helped me to begin to learn how to teach—and he did—he and Hannah also showed me how to create community and care for colleagues. I was so lucky.
Three years into our tenures together, John became very excited about creating a more interdisciplinary curriculum, and I was right there with him. We spent a lot of time talking about how we might partner with our English department colleagues to expose our students to America’s many peoples, ideas and perspectives. But when the next school year began, John had seemingly moved on without me as I learned that he would be piloting this new course with the chair of the English department.
As I look back on this situation with the luxury of time and a bit more experience, I find myself marveling at my own lack of perspective and understanding of how curricula is developed. But back then, my hurt feelings were very real, so I took to my computer and wrote John a letter. To be honest, I don’t remember much of anything I wrote, but I am quite certain that I sought to couch my hurt feelings in some sacred principle I was certain he had violated. Needless to say, I did not elect to walk into his apartment—the residence two hundred feet away from my own where he and Hannah had welcomed me hundreds of times—to discuss how I was feeling. I wish I had, but instead, I righteously dropped the letter in his mailbox.
After a few hours, John came by to discuss my letter. Treating me with the respect I had not afforded him, John explained why it was important for the two department chairs to pilot this program, offered me a role, and apologized for the fact that summer break had made it impossible for him to give me a head’s up. Then he asked me a question I could not answer: “Why couldn’t you come by to talk about this before writing the letter?” The words were fair enough, but his obvious hurt, care and humility offered an unspoken preamble (in bold): “Given the friendship we have built through working and living together for the past three years, why couldn’t you come by...?”

I wish I had spoken to John about how I was feeling first, but I clearly did not have the courage, wisdom or maturity to grant him the respect he had so earned. In the moment, my emotions had overwhelmed my judgment, causing me to create a lasting, hurtful document.

John and I worked through the hurt I caused with my emotional impulsivity, but it was not easy and made all that much more difficult by the permanence created by a letter. While I might have wanted to forget what I had written, I had to live with knowing that John could return to the letter at any time. Thankfully, this ghost from my past still haunts me, at least enough to keep my fingers off the keyboard in moments when all-too-human feelings of frustration, disappointment, fatigue and intemperance find their ways to me.

So why am I telling you of a lesson I learned the hard way? To be honest, I am quite worried about how we, as a culture, too often communicate (or do not communicate) with each other. We witness intemperate (at best) statements from our country’s leaders on what seems like a daily basis. And in my work at Nobles, I find myself spending a good bit of time these days helping parents, guardians, educators and students work through hurtful communiques. Conflicts and disagreements are a natural element of any community. But texting capabilities, email, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and myriad other forms of electronic communication make it that much easier for all of us to engage with (and even lash out at) others impulsively, damaging important relationships along the way. Too often, I am confronted by situations that remind me of the mistake I made so long ago.

There are times when written communications are necessary, but perhaps we should never write what we can say. Ideas offered with care, empathy, compassion and patience in person-to-person encounters are not just ideas and feelings shared, they are the foundation of dialog, understanding, problem solving and the building of community. So as you consider possible resolutions for the new year and discuss these with your children, perhaps give some thought to the idea that hard conversations should be had in person. The person you are talking to deserves that; you deserve that, too. I wish you a happy new year and a wonderful 2018.

"Gaining Perspective" by Dean of Students Mark Spence

Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are close together. In my life, Thanksgiving has been filled with football, family, turkey and stuffing while Christmas contains Caribbean Christmas music, family, friends and multiple Christmas parties. These holidays represent a time for rest and rejuvenation, good food, and the company of good friends and family. The break can also provide opportunities for gaining a greater sense of perspective—seizing the opportunity to take a step back and reflect on the events that have occurred (or are transpiring) in our lives and how they are affecting our development.

These holidays fall during a peculiar place on the academic calendar. Thanksgiving break offers a brief respite during which students can take a breath. Once they return, however, they embark on a period that is quite busy and intense:

  • Final projects are due;
  • End-of-term assessments loom;
  • Choral and instrumental concerts are performed;
  • Tryouts and auditions for afternoon program commence;
  • Many tournament games are played;
  • And, for students in Class I, early decision results come in and new applications are prepared.

The month of December at Nobles is one of the busiest of the year. While the outcomes from these weeks are not insignificant, the sense of them being manifestly important can become overwhelming. Whether the outcomes are grades or college results, they have some impact on one’s future. It’s easy for students to feel as though their futures hinge on one result, but it’s important to remind them that there is a much wider scope that tells a more complete story than the results of these three short weeks.

Students can attach their self-identity to the results that they receive, not only within this time frame but throughout their lives. The understanding that they are worth more than the results that they receive is valuable to their still-developing sense of self, and their outlook on what matters. As they attempt to overcome the obstacles and challenges before them, we need to help them understand that their results on individual tests matter much less than the lessons that they draw from them. In fact, how one moves forward from setbacks is a better predictor of success. Life will present many challenges—learning to roll with the punches, to learn from mistakes, and to draw strength from the experience are keys to healthy development.

Gaining perspective is really about organizing the events and experiences of one’s life. It allows one to understand which issues are important and which are not. Gaining perspective doesn’t fix problems, make them go away or decrease their importance. It allows one to face the issue and deal with it with a level head. Perspective can help one prioritize what’s really important: character, community, family/friends, integrity, serving others and honor, to name a few.

Break is a time for rest and reflection. It's an opportunity for students to seek out the big picture, to separate from school and its requirements and challenges, and to learn and grow from what has transpired. I wish you a happy New Year and best wishes for 2018.

Class II Notes

Welcome back and Happy New Year Class II families; we hope everyone had a restful and happy winter break!

We are in the midst of planning our next Class II event, the SURPRISE LUNCH, to be held on Tuesday, February 13. The theme for the lunch is Mardi Gras and we are having a planning meeting on Wednesday, January 17, at 9:30 a.m., following the January PA Meeting. Please come share your ideas! We will also need help setting up for and serving during the actual event so please check the "Weekly Messages" for a Signup Genius link.

Some dates to keep in mind are:

Thursday, January 11: Wind/String/Orchestra Concert
Monday, January 15: MLK Day—NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, January 17: Parents' Association Meeting
Wednesday, January 17: Class II Surprise Lunch Planning Meeting
Tuesday, January 23: March Trips Parent and Student Informational Meeting
Saturday, February 3: College Counseling School for Class II Parents and Guardians

Class II Parent Reps
Mimi Eldridge (
Joan Weinsten (

Class I Deans Letter

Greetings and Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe that one semester is already gone, and the seniors are now heading down the homestretch of their time at Nobles. We hope that, as graduation nears, seniors will find time to reflect upon and appreciate their experience at Nobles. In that spirit, we wanted to share with you some of the annual advice and unique opportunities we offer our seniors as we encourage them to take full advantage of their last semester: 

1. Seize the opportunity to set a positive tone for the school. As always, underclassmen will be looking to the senior class for leadership, whether it be in the classroom, on the stage, on the athletic fields, or outside of Nobles. We challenge seniors to avoid “checking out” too early, as the rest of the student body needs the seniors to continue to play an important role in the culture of the school.

2. Continue to embrace the unique academic opportunities at Nobles. Seniors will be enrolled in many fantastic electives this spring, exposing them to subjects and disciplines not offered at many schools. “Value learning for learning’s sake” is admittedly a cliche, but we hope that students will not lose sight of the fact that they have access to so many engaging academic courses that may lead them to discover new passions and interests.

3. Consider a senior project. Every spring, seniors are given the opportunity to engage in a self-designed senior project for the last quarter of the spring term. We introduced the Senior Project Program to the class at the fall retreat, and they all have participated in a November workshop to learn the nuts and bolts of the process. As a reminder for your student, preliminary proposals are due on Friday, January 5. Hopefully your senior has talked to you about potential ideas. Though these are not mandatory, we hope that many seniors take advantage of this as way to pursue a passion or learn something new. Here is a link to a website that will provide you with more information about the senior project process. Should you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us or Dominic Manzo.

4. Take time to have a conversation with as many classmates as possible. While Nobles is a relatively small community, many seniors have acknowledged that they have not yet had the chance to learn more about their classmates, who each have so much to offer the school. Whether it be lunch at the castle or a conversation in Gleason, we encourage seniors to continue to expand their social circle and develop new and meaningful friendships.

5. Maintain close relationships with faculty members. At Nobles, we pride ourselves on our relational pedagogy, and we know that our seniors have developed many meaningful relationships with their teachers, coaches, advisers, and other members of the Nobles community. It is only natural that some seniors may have a tendency to begin to distance themselves from faculty members in preparation for their departure from Nobles; instead, we hope that seniors will continue to nurture these relationships that may last long after graduation.

6. Have fun! Nobles is a challenging and rigorous experience for every one of our students, who have had packed schedules for years, full of academic and extracurricular commitments. Although we recognize that these commitments will not and should not disappear, we encourage seniors to make sure that they spend time with their family, friends, and other people who have had a profound impact on their lives. As seniors prepare to take the next step and move beyond Nobles, we hope that they will not forget to enjoy and appreciate the many great opportunities that senior spring will provide.

We are looking forward to a wonderful final semester with our seniors.

Kim and Mike

Class I Notes

Happy New Year and welcome back from what we hope was a joyous and relaxing winter break! January marks the beginning of the “home stretch” for our seniors and we know that time will fly between now and graduation in June. 

We hope to see you for our Class I Winter Coffee in the Castle Library on Friday, January 12 starting at 8:00 a.m. We had a great turnout at the Fall Coffee and hope that many of you will join us for conversation and the start of planning for all the special Class I events scheduled for the spring semester: Valentine’s Lunch, Spring Surprise Lunch, Spring Parent Social, Prom, The Way We Were, Senior Party and so on….

Please contact us if you are interested in helping out with any of these events. It’s been a great year to date and we look forward to a memorable, fun remainder of the year for our seniors!

Juls Dixon, (C) 781-710-3861
AE Rueppel, (C) 617-851-3491
Karen Volo, (C) 978-870-5489

"It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Dean of Enrollment Management Jennifer Hines

As we move into January, we are definitely undergoing a shift in the admission office. We have spent the fall doing what we can to make sure that prospective families are aware of, and even more importantly, knowledgeable about Nobles. We’ve spent time visiting schools, attending school fairs, hosting receptions and open houses, chatting online, mailing packets of brochures, emailing countless bits of information, answering phone calls, interviewing candidates and meeting groups in activity sessions. And now, with the exception of what we will attempt between now and our application deadline, for the most part, we wait to see what arrives to us on January 15.

Of course, for those of you with kids at Nobles, I’m sure you remember the December/January period of the year in which they applied very differently.  I would imagine that “winter break” morphed into “do everything that you can to finish applications before school starts up again.” You likely found yourselves communicating with your previous schools and teachers, making sure that essays were being written and critiqued, taking the standardized tests before the deadline and finally hitting “submit” to electronically get everything to us.

Before the work of evaluating applications begins for us in the new year, I often find myself reflecting on who we are as an institution and what a tremendous gift I find it to be a part of such a wonderful community. On some level, all of us were chosen to be a part of Nobles and it is something that I don’t take for granted. Anything that puts us on a path towards greater opportunities is positive for me and I hope that you feel similarly as you reflect on your own experiences at Nobles. To that end, please encourage any families that you know that may be considering Nobles as an option to reach out to any of us on the admission team if they have any lingering questions about the school or the application process. Here’s to another January 15!


From the PA Co-Chairs

Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope that everyone had a relaxing and restorative holiday break. The spring semester at Nobles is bustling with PA activity, and we encourage you to join us!

We will kick things off with our first PA meeting of the new year on Wednesday, January 17 in the Castle Dining Room. Michael Denning, Head of the Upper School, will moderate a panel discussion of Nobles teachers. Joining us will be Kim Libby, teacher of English and Class I Dean; Sue Kemalian, Chair of the Math Department; Dan Halperin, Chair of Performing Arts; Melissa Lyons, middle school history and social science teacher; Amadou Seck, coach, modern language (French) teacher and advisor to the Debate and Model UN Club; Nahyon Lee, History Department Chair; and John Chung, science and math teacher. During our discussion, these educators will talk about education, teaching, and learning as well as why they joined—and remain a part of—the Nobles community. 

Our winter coffee season will begin this month, and we hope you will check your class notes and mark your calendars for your Class date. We begin with two coffees in January:

Middle School Coffee—Wednesday, January 10, 8:00 a.m., Castle Library
Class I Coffee—Friday, January 12, 8:00 a.m., Castle Library

Finally, we will soon begin our nominating process for the selection of next year’s PA Board.  We encourage you to begin exploring opportunities on the Nobles Parents' website under the "Volunteer at Nobles" tab, and look for further details about our nominating process in your weekly emails  

We wish everyone a healthy and happy new year, and we look forward to seeing you on campus this month.

Warmest Regards,

Gina Doyle and Isabelle Loring

Middle School Notes

Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope your families enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable winter break. We hope all of you embraced the restful family time and feel rejuvenated as we start 2018. January is a busy month at Nobles and we look forward to seeing you at the events listed below.

Wednesday, January 3: School reopens.

Wednesday, January 10: The All School Photo at 8:00 a.m. in Rappaport Gym.

Wednesday, January 10: MS Parent Coffee 8-9:15 a.m. in the Castle Library.  We are delighted that John Gifford, Head of Middle School, will be joining us. He is looking forward to being with us and answering any questions we may have.

Thursday, January 11: Wind, String, Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium.

Monday, January 15:  MLK Jr. Day—No Classes.

Wednesday, January 17: Parents’ Association Meeting 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Castle Library

Tuesday, January 23: March Trips Parent/Student Information Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium. Mandatory for all students registered for a March trip and their parent(s).

Friday, January 26: Middle School Movie Night at 5:30-8:00 p.m. in Morrison Forum.

We look forward to enjoying a happy 2018 with you!

Thank you,

Class V Reps
Cindi Fitzmaurice,
Elizabeth Clarke,

Class VI Reps
Sally Tyrie,
Chrissy Ducharme, 

Class III Notes

Dear Class III Parents and Guardians,

Happy 2018! We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable winter break and are looking forward to all that 2018 brings … let’s hope for milder temperatures soon!

January promisses to be another busy month at Nobles with concerts, performances, winter sports, a PA meeting and the MLK day service activities.

It is also when we start planning for the Class III Surprise Lunch (Thursday, February 8 … shhh) and the Class III Head of School Dance (Saturday, March 3). We definitely need your help to make them a success!  The first parent volunteer meeting to brainstorm about the theme for the surprise lunch will be held right after the PA meeting on Wednesday, January 17 at around 9:30 a.m. in the Castle. Please bring lots of ideas! If you are unable to attend the meeting but want to help out, please email one of us. A SignupGenius link will also be sent in the Friday’s newsletter.

The date for the Head of School Dinner volunteer meeting will also be announced in the Friday’s newsletter, stay tuned!

Monday, January 15: MLK Day; school closed/optional day of community service.
Wednesday, January 10: All school photo.
Wednesday, January 17: Parents’ Association Meeting, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Castle Library followed by Class III Parent Volunteer Meeting

Looking ahead...
Thursday, February 8: Class III Surprise Lunch
Saturday, March 3: Head of School Dinner and Dance. This annual tradition for Class III students marks the middle of their Nobles high school career. It is particularly  special this year, as it will be the first one given by Cathy Hall. Please mark your calendars as attendance is required for all Class III students. We will need many volunteers to both plan the event and help with set up and clean up on the day of the festivities. Our first planning meeting will be held in mid-January, stay tuned for more details.
Friday, April 27: All School Spring Parents' Social
Tuesday, May 1: Class III Parents' Coffee

As usual please check the Nobles website and Friday newsletters for updates. Do not hesitate to contact us anytime for questions or suggestions, and we look forward to seeing many of you on January 17.

Warm regards,

Nathalie Ducrest (Paloma’s mom)
Sylvia Kuzman Crawford (Finn’s mom)

"How To Be An Executive Functioning Ninja" by Director of Academic Support Mike Hoe

I was helping a student earlier this fall and I remember him telling me: “I just don’t know what I don’t know. I don’t even know where to start and I can’t figure out what I even need to do.” This is a common challenge that all students at Nobles share—especially the ones who tend to have challenges with organization, prioritization, and everyone’s favorite current buzzword, executive functioning

In case you aren’t aware of what executive functioning is, it encompasses a lot of what students at a fast-paced place like Nobles need to be good at: our ability to organize, plan, execute tasks, prioritize, identify gaps in knowledge, hold details in our mind as we work through extended problems (i.e. working memory), shift tasks and focuses, self-regulate and inhibit our distractibility, and so on. Executive functioning develops and usually works in the frontal cortex, and more specifically, the prefrontal cortex of the brain. The irony here is that with all of the things we throw at students, we essentially expect students to be already be really good with their executive functioning. However, the prefrontal cortex is in its most robust development during the teenage years. The fact is that if your child doesn’t seem to be too good with their executive functions, it’s probably because they’re just not yet—their brains are young and are still developing.

While there’s no way to magically speed up the development of executive functioning, there are ways to help ensure that students are putting these skills into constant practice. What is great about doing these things is that they actually require students to use executive functioning skills to develop their executive functions. In other words, these can help you and your children become executive functioning ninjas.

  1. Make lists. Lists help students visualize their tasks of the present and of the future. This helps students prioritize their work and helps them anticipate any big projects or assignments that might be coming down the road.
  2. Even if they already use a planner, have them write out a weekly schedule. Much like making a list, mapping out the week helps students to “zoom out” and see the big picture. By making a weekly schedule of each and every class, they can both prioritize and organize their week in order to set themselves up to execute each task with ample notice.
  3. After making a nightly work plan, have them talk it through out loud from start to finish. Physically talking out a list not only reinforces the plan, but it can actually help students work on remembering lots of details and steps that they’ll need to retrieve throughout the night. This is a deliberate and active way to practice working memory.
  4. Work binge, tech binge. The way our brain is wired makes it impossible to multitask and produce the best quality work. Ironically, students growing up in this day and age crave multitasking. Instead, have students turn off wifi, their phones, etc. and study/work extremely intensely for 20-30 minutes (the time our brains can function at maximum power/efficiency at a time). Then, have students take 5-10 minutes to read through texts, social media feeds, etc.  This allows students to practice self-regulation and shifting tasks as they move from one thing to the next.

So after reading this you might be thinking, “This is great and all, but my kid won’t even know where to start with this stuff!” Well, I hear there’s this great and magical place at the end of Shattuck called the Academic Support Center/Academic Achievement Center where some real life executive functioning ninjas live and are waiting to help your kids.

Class IV Notes

Happy 2018 and welcome back! We hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable break and the students are recharged after some family time and down time.

Wednesday, January 3: School reopens
Thursday, January 11: Class IV Surprise Lunch planning meeting in the lower Castle dining room at 8:00 a.m. Join us!
Monday, January 15: No School—MLK Jr. Day
...Shhh! Thursday, February 1: Class IV Olympics Surprise Lunch!

Every year, each class has a special treat lunch, usually with a fun theme. Our theme this year is the Winter Olympics! This event is hosted by the parents/guardians in the lower Castle dining room. This lunch is always appreciated by the students, who enjoy a break in the middle of the semester to do something a little different and fun. This is a great way to get to know and connect with parents in the class, so we encourage you to volunteer, either in the planning stages or on the day of set up and coordination, or both! We would love to have your help. We thank all those who have already volunteered and were able to attend our planning meeting last month.

Please join us for our second planning meeting in the Castle lower dining room on January 11 at 8:00 a.m.

Back in September, our hope was two-fold: (1) that new and returning students would join together to form a cohesive, supportive, serious yet fun class; and (2) that parents would be involved and engaged, share information, get acquainted and participate as fully as their schedules allow. The ultimate goal was for our kids to transition into high school as seamlessly and successfully as possible.

From our vantage point, it appears that this hope has largely become a reality. Our kids have adapted to their new status as high school students with surprising ease and old students have welcomed new ones into the fold to form a cohesive group. New friendships have been formed by both students and parents and we have been gratified by your support for all of the activities we’ve had thus far. We hope you know that your help is highly valued. One of the great benefits of involvement is the wonderful opportunity it presents to share in the lives of our children at Nobles. We hope that you have been pleased by what you’ve seen and that you have been taking advantage of all that the school offers. We thank you for all your support and for your participation.

Heather Steele and Lori Shaer

Save the Date for Grandparents' Day!

Save the Date!
Grandparents Day
Friday, May 4, 2018

Invitations will be mailed to grandparents in late February.

For further information, contact:
Special Events Coordinator Katherine Minevitz or 781-320-7009

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