Friday, October 30, 2015

Scenes from Pumpkin Day 2015

Kindergarten through Grade 4 students collaborated on several Pumpkin Day activities on Friday morning, October 30. The different activities included measurement, physical activities and some artistic fun.    

Here are some scenes from the morning. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29--2 hour delay

There is a 2 hour delay for Nobleboro Central  School students today, Thursday, October 29, 2015 due to the power outage on Center Street.  An update will be provided later this morning when we know when power has been restored.  Thank you.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Looking ahead at this week

BASKETBALL:  This week junior high basketball begins.   Girls meet at 2:35-4:15 pm Monday-Friday this week. The boys will meet on Monday, October 26, 4:15-5:45 pm. THIS IS A CHANGE:   Boys basketball Tuesday, October 27-Thursday, October 29 will be at a different time, 5-6:30 pm. Be sure to check our sports calendar (or family calendar) regularly for updates and changes. Here's the link:   Nobleboro Central School

MID-TRIMESTER:  This is a good time to check 5-8th gr. assignments & grades on Powerschool. Parents use the same personal parent login info that you established at the beginning of the school year.  Powerschool Parent & Student Login  

PUMPKIN DAY:  On Friday, October 30, a/k/a Pumpkin Day, our K-4 students will be involved in learning activities--academic, artistic, and health--all relating to pumpkins!  This is Nobleboro's way of celebrating the season.   PLEASE NOTE:   Students do not dress in costumes on Pumpkin Day.

FLU VACCINE CLINIC:  Did you receive paperwork regarding the flu vaccine clinic for students on Nov. 4 at 3pm at NCS?  If you're interested, be sure to return the permission form to the school office by Wednesday, October 28. Details were sent home with students last week (including the permission form). This clinic is offered by Lincoln Medical Partners at no cost to your child. You do not need to be a patient of Lincoln Medical Partners to take advantage of the vaccine. A parent or other responsible adult must accompany the student, and you must have the permission form completed and returned to the NCS office by Wednesday.

CHESS CLUB:  There will be an initial pre-season meeting for interested gr. 3-8 chess club students.  The first meeting will be brief:  Monday, November 2 2:35-3pm.   Stay tuned after that meeting for details of the regular Chess Club meeting dates and times.  Sign ups are outside Mr. Parcher's room. 

Have a great week!

Flu Vaccine Clinic November 4 @ 3pm

On Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 3 pm, Lincoln Medical Partners will offer a free flu vaccine clinic for any interested NCS students. The clinic will take place at our school. You do not need to be a patient of Lincoln Medical Partners to take advantage of the clinic.

An information package--including the permission form--was sent home with students last week, 10/19-10/23/2015. If you would like your child(ren) to receive the vaccine, the permission form should be returned to our school nurse by October 28. A parent (or another adult appointed by the parent) should meet your child at dismissal and accompany your child(ren) during the clinic.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday's Pumpkin Run

Congratulations to all NCS participants in this year's Pumpkin Run held at Lincoln Academy on Friday, Oct. 23.  Although the weather was a bit chilly, the runners had fun. Four of our students earned medals for placing in the top 10, and everyone had an opportunity to take home a pumpkin.

Go lions!

Monday, October 19, 2015

October days . . .

Here are a few things to keep in mind in the October days ahead:

  • Thursday, Oct. 22 is an early release day.   Dismissal is at noon.
  • Thursday, Oct. 22 is also School Picture Day.   A Lifetouch photographer will be here in the morning. Everyone's picture is taken. If you are interested in purchasing a package or would like to choose a particular background in case you purchase a package, be sure to send the Lifetouch form back in to school with your child Thursday morning. Packages should be handed in to your child's teacher.  If you did not receive a form, please contact the office.
  • Chess Club signups are happening this month. The club is open to students in Grades 3-8.  A signup sheet is by Mr. Parcher's door. The first organizational meeting will be held Monday, November 2 in Mr. Parcher's classroom 2:40-3 pm. Make sure you have made transportation arrangements.  Regular chess club meetings will be 2:40-3:40.
  • Basketball season is upon us!   Two open gym opportunities for students planning to be on the junior high basketball team are today, 10/19 and Wednesday, 10/21 from 2:40-4pm.  Pre-season begins on Monday, 10/26. Watch our website for details/dates. Contact AD York for more information:
  • Next week, Friday, October 30, is Pumpkin Day for students in Grades K-4. Seasonal, educational activities are planned for Pumpkin Day. (Please note:  Students are not expected to bring costumes to school on Pumpkin Day.)
  • Parents, have you signed up for a parent/teacher conference

Friday, October 16, 2015

For Students in Grades 5-8: Annual Pumpkin Run

Annual Pumpkin Run
Friday, October 23 at 4:15 pm
at Lincoln Academy

This is a 1.5 mile fun run hosted by the Lincoln Academy Cross Country Program.

AOS 93 students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate. Transportation to LA will be provided; you will need to be picked up at LA after the event.   See Mrs. York if you are interested!   Or, email

Thursday, October 15, 2015

On the way!

The weather was perfect, the scenery beautiful, and the kids represented our school in a positive way. Unfortunately our soccer playoff game didn't go as well​.  The Lions lost to Vinalhaven. The Lions had a few great shots on goal, but they were either stopped by the goalie or hit the goal post! Regardless, we all agree:  It has been a good fall sports season. 

Most of the kids enjoyed the ferry ride (more so on the bigger ferry that brought us back). Everyone enjoyed dinner at Athens in Thomaston.

Time to look ahead to basketball....Go Lions!

Monday, October 12, 2015

This week--Soccer Playoffs! GO LIONS!

The #10 Nobleboro Coed Soccer team will travel to #7 Vinalhaven for a playoff game on Wednesday, 10/14.  

The team will  leave school at 11:45 p.m. (after lunch) to take the 1:00 ferry out of Rockland.  The game time is 2:45 p.m.  The team will return to Rockland on the 4:30 p.m. ferry, arriving back there at about 5:45 p.m.  They will be stopping for dinner (fast food) in Rockland and should be back to NCS around 7:00 p.m.

Parents may travel to the game with the team if they would like to.  The round trip ferry ticket is $17.50 for adults.  These can be purchased at the terminal on Wednesday. 

Please contact Michelle York, NCS Athletic Director with any questions at or 380-5235.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy long weekend to you!


We've all been working hard and are looking forward to a L O N G  October weekend.   Parents, please remember:
  • NO SCHOOL for students FRIDAY, OCT. 9.   Teacher Workshop Day
  • NO SCHOOL on MONDAY, OCT. 12   Columbus Day 
Thursday October 22 is both EARLY RELEASE and PICTURE DAY. Your child should be bringing home paperwork related to school pictures today.  Whether or not you choose a package, all students pictures are taken, so you should at least choose a background. See the Lifetouch pamphlet for more information. On October 22 students will have their regular lunch and school will be dismissed at noon.

It was a pleasure to see many families at Open House this past week.  At open house, you may have had an opportunity to sign up for parent/teacher conferences. If you missed this, watch your email for a link to schedule a convenient time.  Conferences will be held in late November and early December.  

  • Soccer season is wrapping up with playoffs happening in the next week or so. (It seems like fall sports just began!)  
  • The 8th grade outing club is preparing for their fall trip next week Oct. 16-18th.  
  • Elementary Honors Music Festival, Oct. 24 for 4th & 5th gr students. Ms. Preston has sent out signup sheets.
  • If basketball is your sport, girls and boys jr. high pre-season begins Monday, Oct. 26.
  • Chess club (generally grades 4-8) will begin later this fall.  Watch for sign-ups after Halloween.  
Whatever your favorite activity may be, we hope you'll take time to enjoy the long weekend.   

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Today's SOCCER GAME has been changed to a home game.   We apologize for the late notice.   Lincolnville will be coming to NCS.    Start time:  3:45.   See you HERE!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


We regret to say that today's soccer game (Tuesday, October 6) is cancelled.   The team coming from Troy Howard Middle School near Belfast was unable to arrange transportation to Nobleboro.  HOWEVER, the coach says the NCS LIONS do have practice today at 4:30.    

See you tonight!  OPEN HOUSE--5:30 pm on Tues. 10/6

Friday, October 2, 2015

Join us!

  • APPLEFEST is Saturday, October 3 10-2pm. This annual event is brought to our community by the Nobleboro Historical Society and our 8th grade students help with the event.
  • The NCS OPEN HOUSE is Tuesday, October 6, 5:30-6:30  Parents and families are invited to attend open house.  Visit your child(ren)'s classroom and teachers.  Your child will also have an opportunity to introduce you to people and spaces that are part of their school day.  
  • NO SCHOOL Friday, October 9 and Monday, October 12.  Friday is a teacher's workshop day (no school for students) and Monday, October 12th is the Columbus Day holiday.  
  • EARLY RELEASE DAY Thursday, October 22. Students will be dismissed at noon.  Lunch is served on early release day.
  • LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PICTURE DAY Thursday morning, October 22 before early dismissal.

Welcome Autumn!

Have you noticed?  The leaves are turning red and orange and gold!   As the weather turns cooler, we begin thinking of school and community events like:

  • NHS Applefest, Sat, Oct 3, 10am-2pm
  • NCS Open House, Tues. Oct 6, 5:30-6:30pm
  • School Picture Day, Thurs. morning Oct. 22

At NCS, the fall sports schedule is well underway too. We hope you'll have a chance to attend a soccer game this season.  A few NCS students also participate in cross country or field hockey with GSB students. Our school website has up-to-date information about games and times. (See the family calendar.)

Parents are reminded that we have a short week coming up and going into a long weekend. There is no school on Friday, October 9 (teacher's workshop day). Monday, October 12 is a holiday.