Friday, November 9, 2018

Food for thought . . .

Not to give you the false impression that we are only thinking about food in November . . .  but . . .  well, right this minute there is a lot going on involving meals:

Because of Friday's Thanksgiving Community Feast (grades K-4 have invited guests), next week's lunch menu has changes:

  • Tuesday:  Hot dogs with baked beans
  • Wednesday:  Macaroni & cheese, broccoli
  • Thursday:  Pizza day
  • Friday:  Thanksgiving Community Dinner! (See the recent post for details on the THANKSGIVING MEAL that our entire school takes part in.) If your child is in K-Gr 4, we want to hear from you! How many guests should we plan for? Here's the link for K-4 RSVP. K-4 THANKSGIVING INVITE/DETAILS/RSVP
  • Occasionally, it's helpful to remind everyone that students and staff are expected to pay for meals up front. We don't let students go hungry, but we do have to keep an eye on balances. Families can check balances through their own schoolbucks account. You may receive a notice or a friendly email reminder if we think you are not aware of a growing balance. We appreciate your help in supporting our lunch program! Payments can be made online or through the office.
  • Financial needs sometimes change during the school year. Please remember that any family is able to complete a free/reduced lunch (FRL) application at any time (and more than once) during the year. Applications are at the office; information on the application is strictly confidential. 
  • At this time of year, people tend to think more about giving. NCS will be collecting nonperishable items for the local ecumenical food pantry on Friday, Nov 16 at the Thanksgiving Feast. Peanut butter, pasta, soups, toilet paper, toothpaste are all good items for the cause. 
Parent/Teacher conferences begin next week.  Are you signed up?  Here's the link to all the teachers if you would like to choose an available time. PARENT/TEACHER SIGNUP Conferences are on Tuesday, Nov. 13, Thursday, Nov 15 and/or Monday, Nov 19. 

The NCS basketball preseason begins Nov. 13. See the school calendar. Trimester 1 will be here soon, too--Friday, Nov. 30.

MONDAY is a holiday-NO SCHOOL in observance of Veterans Day.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The STEAM Team

The STEAM team in the Art room would love donations of a few sewing machines.  Perhaps there is a working machine laying around, unused at your house? We are also looking for a hand drill.  

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Caring about Neighbors

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS:  If you, or someone you know who lives in Nobleboro, would like to receive a Thanksgiving basket, be sure to contact the Nobleboro town office by today, Tuesday, November 6. Baskets are packed by volunteers from Lincoln County and surrounding area churches and will be distributed to town offices on November 20.

GIVING TREE:  For the third year in a row, the CLC YMCA is partnering with local schools to help families within our community who might need a little extra assistance this holiday season. We are hoping to help spread the word and encourage families who could use some support putting presents under the tree to take part in the Y's Holiday Tree of Giving program.  The process is simple:

You'll find a short application in the NCS lobby (or contact Mrs. Weeks to have one sent by email or regular mail). Applicants complete information that will help provide each child in your family up to 2 gifts (1 want and 1 need). The YMCA will have these gift requests anonymously hanging as an "ornament" on a tree in their lobby. Community members and organizations can take, fulfill and return the gifts to the Y.  All applications to participate in this program are confidential and can be returned to the school or the YMCA. The application deadline is November 15th.

Families who are looking to help by fulfilling wishes are encouraged to visit the YMCA lobby for ornaments from the Tree of Giving. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Welcome to November! How did we get here so quickly?

So many things happen in November!
  • Chess Club has kicked off for the year. It's on Thursdays for any interested gr 3-8 students
  • On November 7 @ 6:30pm, 8th grade families are invited to Lincoln Academy for 8th Grade Family Night
  • Grade 4 has 2 scheduled trips this month for outdoor learning at Hidden Valley Nature Center (Nov. 8 and Nov. 14, weather permitting).
  • Picture Retakes are on November 8th.  If you want a re-take, bring your package to school that day.  (Don't worry--any 4th grade students will have retakes before leaving for HVNC.)
  • No School on Monday, November 12
  • Parent Teacher ConferencesCONFERENCES are on a combination of these evenings:  Tuesday, 11/13; Thursday, 11/15 or Monday, 11/19.  If you did not sign up at our open house, please follow this link to schedule yours. You'll see a link for each teacher there. PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES  
  • Pre-Season jr. high basketball begins on 11/13 (boys) and 11/14 (girls).  Check the family calendar on our homepage for basketball times/dates.
  • The NCS Family Community Thanksgiving Feast is on Friday, Nov. 16. PLEASE SEE THANKSGIVING DETAILS/YOUR INVITATION HERE  
  • No school November 21, 22 and 23
  • End of Trimester 1 is Friday, November 30
A final note that we'd like to pass along to you:  In November the surrounding towns provide Thanksgiving Food Baskets to families that may be in need of help. If you, or someone you know, would like to receive a food basket, please contact our town office by November 7.  Nobleboro's town office: 563-8816.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Thank you NPTO!

Thank you for making NobleBOOro Spooktacular a success! We definitely appreciate all the creative people who worked before, during and after the event to host a fun time for the community. Also, a huge thank you to our guests. Thank you for coming out on a blustery evening!
Next, we are looking forward to K-4 PUMPKIN DAY to be held on Wednesday morning, 10/31.  On Pumpkin Day, children are immersed in seasonal group activities that incorporate math, arts and crafts, with lots of mobility. We love Pumpkin Day! (Because of our pumpkin activities, students are not expected to bring costumes to school. So . . . you'll be able to save costume excitement for evening family time.)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Are you ready for Spooktacular at NCS

We're all looking forward to NPTO's extremely fun seasonal event, the NOBLEBOORO SPOOKTACULAR on Saturday, October 27, 5-8 pm at *NOBLEBORO CENTRAL SCHOOL. This is the NPTO's BIG fundraiser event, fun for kids and adults.  Join us for Raffle prizes, a costume parade, games, frighteningly good food and more.  Tickets are 5 for $1.  This event is open to all families.

*Because of weather predictions, Spooktacular will be held at NCS.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fall sports and activities

We're nearing the end of our fall sports season. 

Congratulations to the soccer team on their playoff win yesterday! The Lions defeated Isleboro 3-2 and will face Camben today at 4:45 (away game).

Field Hockey has a home playoff game today vs. Camden. That game starts at 3:45.

Cross Country Busline League Championships are this week, too, at Troy Howard. 
Monday, October 22: Each fall, Lincoln Academy hosts a Pumpkin Run to encourage middle school students to participate in Cross Country. Students who would like to participate must have parents sign a permission slip and return that by Wednesday, 10/17 to Mrs. York. The participants will stay after school and take a bus to LA, but parents should plan to pick them up at LA after at 5:00 pm. The run is approximately 2 miles and the top 10 boys and girls get medals. All participants get to take home a pumpkin! Contact Mrs. York with any questions at


  • The Lions Soccer Team lost their playoff game to # 1, undefeated Camden 7.  The game score was 6-2 and we played a much better game with them than in the regular season.  
  • The Field Hockey team lost to Camden in a double overtime, penalty shots deciding game.  Thanks to Shep Brown for stepping in for the AD and keeping the AD/soccer coach updated!
It's been a great season for both teams!