Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December's coming . . .

Time just seems to fly between Thanksgiving and the winter holiday break.   Here are some important dates for families to be aware of during December:

The end of trimester 1--Friday, December 5th--is approaching.   This means students should be working NOW to have all assignments turned in to their teachers before THEN. Grade 5-8 students/parents are able to check student assignments on Powerschool.    

Many parents have attended (or scheduled) a parent/teacher conference by this time in the year.   If you missed that opportunity, please contact the school to arrange a meeting with your child's teacher(s), if necessary.  There are some conference times still available for Tuesday, December 2.

Friday, December 12th is report card day. Kindergarten-Grade 4 students will bring a paper copy home for review.   Parents should sign and return the envelope.    For 5-8th students, grades appear on Powerschool through your parent portal.  Grade 5-8 families will be provided a form to acknowledge they have reviewed the grades.  Please keep in mind, if you have questions about accessing grades on Powerschool, we will be happy to help you learn how to access grades.  Call the school if you have questions.

The NPTO book fair will be happening this month.  The book fair is held in the library before and after school, Monday, December 8-Friday, December 12.   We will also be open for business before and after the Winter Concert on Thursday, December 11th too.  The book fair is a great place to stock up on holiday gift giving.

Our winter concert is Thursday evening, December 11th.   The event begins at 6:30 pm.  

You should have received a letter in the mail explaining the school nutrition program and the importance of keeping informed of your child's lunch balance via mySchoolBucks. Meals are supposed to be paid in advance. No one is denied a meal at school, but students owing $6 or more will be offered an alternative to hot lunch.  The link to mySchoolBucks is on our website under "Parent Resources" or right here: myschoolbucks.    Finally, please keep in mind that if your family's circumstances change, you can apply for free or reduced lunch at any time during the school year. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Students and staff welcomed kindergarten through grade 4 guests on Friday, November 21. Thank you to students and staff for working to make this time a success.  Thanks also to our guests for taking time to share this special event with our students.  A short vacation break will begin Wednesday, November 25.    

                                                                                            Happy Thanksgiving!

Nobleboro Lions Gear

We are taking orders for NCS apparel and gear! Modeling some popular items for NCS are Eliza, Katelin and Paige. Order forms and prices are available at the office, or you can print your own from this link: 


We'll be taking orders at the office through Friday, December 5th.

Monday, November 17, 2014

CHANGE 4 CHANGE (Sixth Grade Service Project)


We are 6th graders at Nobleboro Central School. We have been studying about people in Africa in difficult circumstances. We learned that some people are not as fortunate as us. We can help by raising money to provide animals for African people who need them to survive. We are collecting money from now until December 12th. If you would like to donate, we will have a jar available at the Thanksgiving lunch. 

Thank you for helping us with this important service project!


It’s time to put the NCS Winter Concert on your calendar. All students in grades K-5 will perform in this concert, as well as Jr. Band, Sr. Band, and Sr. Chorus.  Students work hard on concert music for months and look forward to sharing their music with family and friends.

All students (except band members) should meet in their classrooms at 6:15. Band students should arrive at school at 6pm and meet in the music room.

Reminder: Both bands and Sr. Chorus have a special dress code as described in the band and chorus handbook. Ms. Preston encourages students to consider this concert as a "dress-up" event.

Happy Thanksgiving--Don't miss this!

It's hard to believe that we are are this far into November, but here we are making plans for the NCS Thanksgiving Meal to be held Friday, November 21 at 11:30.   Students in grades K-Grade 4 are encouraged to invite family member(s).   If you cannot attend, perhaps a grandparent would like to join your child(ren) for this festive meal. 

Invitations have gone out to all K-Gr. 4 families.   We hope you've had a chance to respond.   If you have not told us that you are (or are not) coming, would you please let the school know?   Here is a link to do that:  THANKSGIVING FEAST INVITATION/INFORMATION/RSVP.

We ask that families with students in Kindergarten through Grade 2, please arrive by 11:25. You will be given an opportunity to go to the classroom to pick up your child(ren).   Students in grades 3 & 4 will meet you in the lobby at 11:30.

Eighth grade students WILL help prepare for our guests.  Others will be serving you.   Grades 5-7 students will be eating together as 3 big happy families.   (Of course, if you have been invited to attend the dinner with a K-4 child and your 5-7th grade student would like to eat with you, that's okay too.)

Guests may donate cider, water or a dessert toward the meal.  We provide the rest.  Please deliver your donated item to school on Thursday, November 20th or at the start of school on Friday, November 21.   You can leave them at the office.

SPECIAL PROJECT THIS YEAR: Mrs. Sabina's 6th grade class is working on a service project through World Vision.  (Read on!)   Sixth grade students will set up a display in the lobby and we will be thankful to anyone interested in donating to this great cause.  (No pressure!)

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Picture retakes are Friday, November 14.   If you are interested in retakes, be sure that your child brings the Lifetouch package that you recently received to school on Friday morning. Your child will turn it in to the photographer at retake time.  The photographer will process the same package that you paid for earlier this fall.

If you missed Picture Day, please click on this LIFETOUCH PACKAGE LINK to view packages and send the information to school with a check.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Nobleboro Chess Club

The NCS Chess Club will have its first meeting on Wednesday, November 12th.   The meeting will be held in Mr. Parcher's classroom at 2:40.   This first meeting will last about 20 minutes.   Please make necessary transportation arrangements if you plan to attend.

If you have never played chess before or are a future Grand Master, all 3-8th grade students are invited to join Chess Club.   Please enter your name on the Sign-Up sheet located just outside Mr. Parcher's room or let Mr. Parcher know that you would like to participate.   Joining the club will provide a great way to learn the game at all levels.   

At the first meeting, we will set up the Club details for the year.   

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Looking Ahead

Coming up:

  • Monday, Nov. 10--NO SCHOOL/teacher workshop day
  • Tuesday,Nov. 11--NO SCHOOL/Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12--NPTO meeting
  • Friday, Nov. 14--Picture Retakes
  • Friday, Nov. 21--Thanksgiving Feast
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 27-28--Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Later this school year, Nobleboro students will be asked to take an anonymous health survey. The data from this survey is used at the school, county and State levels.  It supports grant funding, assessment of student needs, and the design and evaluation of health related programs.  You will receive more information on this survey closer to the time of survey administration and will have the opportunity to review its contents. You have the choice of whether or not your child will take this survey.  Your child also has the option of whether or not to participate in the survey on the day it is given.