Friday, September 15, 2017

School Tips for Families

The following procedures are offered to help students, families, and staff start each day with minimal stress. 

DISMISSAL or BUS NOTES:   It's best to provide the school with any changes in your child's dismissal plan first thing in the morning, by 9 am.  It seems early, but this provides us with the opportunity to be sure the right people know what will be happening at the end of the day. Call, email or send a note to school with your child (563-3437 or ncourville@aos93.org).

AFTERNOON PICK UP:   If your child is to be picked up at dismissal, allow a few minutes before 2:30 to sign the book at the office window. This will mean we can call all students promptly at 2:30 before buses and help you get on your way.

ABSENCES, TARDY INFORMATION:   Please let the school know by 9 am if your child will be tardy or absent. 

Several people have expressed an interest in purchasing lion's pride gear--sweats, t-shirts.  Good news! We expect to offer these items during the fall. Information to follow.

Here are some dates to put on your calendar:

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY:   Monday morning, October 2 Lifetouch will be here for school portraits. Packages may be purchased online or via the form that was recently sent home with all students.  

Our official welcome, the OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 pm.  Plan to visit classrooms 6:00-6:30, with a brief assembly in the gym at 6:25. Winners of the lobby challenge will be announced at the assembly. 

NO SCHOOL on Friday, October 6 (workshop day) and Monday, October 9 (holiday).

Our school collects BOX TOPS for EDUCATION and FLIP TOPS (from cans), and you're welcome to leave either in the containers in the lobby. The flip tops are delivered to Ronald McDonald house as a service project.  The box tops help with student activities.

Nobleboro Historical Society's annual event, APPLEFEST, is Saturday, September 30th and our 8th grade students will be helping to serve both NHS and the community at the event. 

By the way, today's photo is from the 8th grade art class. (Perhaps you recognize one of the hands in the photo.) They've been talking about PEACE and creating peace posters. They say that the word WAR in Sanskrit means  "I want more cows!"  Let's end this blog with, "We hope you'll have a peaceful weekend!"

















Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We're back!


WED, 9/6/2017 Today's sports--soccer and field hockey games, golf and cross country practices--are all cancelled this afternoon due to weather.   Please expect your athletes to come home according to their regularly scheduled Wednesday afternoon plans.

We hope the first week of school was a success for your family!   Here is some helpful information:
  • Homework Club will begin next week on Monday, 9/11/2017.  Students in grades 5-8 may stay for homework club on any Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the school year from 2:40-3:40 pm. They should be picked up at school at 3:40 on those days.
  • Sports, meetings and other school events are posted on the NCS Family Calendar which appears on the NCS home page.  This is a good resource!  https://sites.google.com/a/aos93.org/ncs/
  • 8th grade families participating in the fall Outing Club trip should plan to attend a meeting in Mr. Williams' room on Thursday, 9/7/2017 at 6pm.
School lunch business:   Schoolbucks letters will be going home this week. If you are new to NCS, you'll receive an access code to set up a school bucks account. You may use this to pay for school meals online (there's a small bank fee to do that) or you may send lunch money directly to school with your child.  Even if you opt to pay at school, it's wise to set up the account and keep track of your child's balance.   Meals should be paid for in advance.   

If you completed a FRL application for free or reduced meals, watch for the resulting letter with your child this week.  If your child was able to take advantage of free or reduced meals last year, please remember that you MUST complete an application this year by mid September.  Applications are confidential and available through the office.   More information about paying for meals, etc. is in the NCS Student Handbook available online on our webpage/parent resources.


In case you're wondering, the pictures were taken in Mrs. Workman's class--toothpick art, grade 3.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Are you just about ready?

It's almost here!  You can tell that August is winding down. The days are warm but by evening the cool air moves in, one sign that a new school year is about to begin. The first day for everyone at NCS (K-grade 8) is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30th. The day begins at 8am. 

Things to accomplish between now and August 30th:

  • Complete your child's online registration for 2017-2018.  Actually, this must be done BEFORE school begins. Parents, if you have not attended to this, this is a reminder. Help is available, if needed, but please do not wait until the last minute.
  • K-GR 4 ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Monday, August 28 at 6pm
  • Summer readers, it's time to find your log. Be sure to bring it to school 8/30-9/1, and turn it in to Mrs. Harriman or let her know if you completed it online. Summer Reading Details
  • Check the bus schedule on our website or in this week's LC News.  Please allow extra time for the first couple weeks of school until the schedule settles into a predictable pattern. Students of young children (K-grade 3) must have an adult waiting at the stop in the afternoon. If a 4th grade student is getting off at home without a parent at the stop, we must have permission; contact the school.
  • Let the office know if your child will take a bus to an alternate stop--daycare, etc.--in the afternoon. 
  • Get plenty of rest before your school week actually begins.
  • August 30th:  Jump out of bed, eat breakfast, head to school and have a great first day!
The school is shiny, clean and just about ready for 2017-2018. We look forward to Wednesday when the halls will be full of life and chatter again!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Things to do before school begins. . .

Online registrations have been coming in daily and if you've completed yours,THANK YOU! If not, the online 2017-2018 REGISTRATION is accessed through your Powerschool parent account. Please take time to do it now!

  • If your child participates in jr. high fall sports, online registration and medical requirements should be completed by Monday, August 22. 
  • If you need help remembering your username or need to reset a password, please contact the office: 563-3437 or ncourville@aos93.org.
  • If you do not have access to a computer or need some help, laptops are available at the school.

Friday, August 4, 2017

We interrupt this lovely August day . . . .

Hello!  

Online registration for 2017-2018 is open in Powerschool. Log in to your Powerschool parent account and update/submit your child(ren)'s registration for the coming school year. We ask that you review and complete student information by mid-August, if possible. If you need a login reminder and/or help, call 563-3437 or email ncourville@aos93.org. If you need access to a computer or if you are new to Nobleboro and want to register a new student, the office will be open during the week of 8/14-8/18. 

  • The first day of school for students is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
  • The K-4 ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Monday, August 28 @ 6pm
  • Watch the school website for dates/times of sports and other upcoming events

OK. Don't panic! There is still time in August to enjoy more of summer in Maine 2017. However, please do take a few moments now to prepare your family for school.

One more thing, an invitation:  Next week the NPTO (parent teacher organization) will meet in the library on Tuesday, August 8 at 6pm. NPTO meets monthly during the school year. Parents are welcome to attend meetings. NPTO helps to raise funds for enrichment programs at school, and we certainly appreciate their support!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August!

 

Summer is in full swing, so it is hard to imagine that our fall sports are just week(s) away!   Junior high athletes and families will want to read the details below:

All students planning to participate in a sport during the 2017-2018 school year need to have a current physical (dated within the past 2 years and on file at NCS), as well as completing Powerschool school registration forms. All NCS families will receive notification to review/update your child(ren)'s school registration forms electronically. Parents can expect to receive an email notification about Powerschool registration this week. Students will only be able to participate in fall pre-season if both of these are completed prior to the practice start dates.  If you are not sure whether the physical is current, please check with your doctor's office and have a copy faxed to NCS  (207) 563-6569 or make an appointment to get one.  

Pre-season Information:

COED SOCCER grades 6-8: Practices begin on Monday, August 21, 4:30 - 6 pm. Coach - Michelle York, myork@aos93.org or 380-5235.  Players will need mouthguard, shin guards and cleats to participate.  

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY grades 6-8: Practices begin on Monday, August 21, 3-4:30 pm. Coach - Ari Edgar, aedgar@aos93.org or 380-3165  (This is a new program for NCS and the team is open to all AOS 93 girls in grades 6-8).  Players will need mouthguard, eye protection goggles, shin guards, cleats and a field hockey stick. 

Please let Mrs. York know if you need help getting equipped for the season; there may be resources available through an outside organization.
  • The preseason practice schedules are posted on the school website calendar.
  • Game schedules are on the Sports tab on the school website.  
GOLF (grades 6-8) and CROSS COUNTRY (grades 5-8): These programs have been an option for NCS students through Great Salt Bay in previous years. This year it may be an option, however, students will have to wait until school begins to find out if spots are available as the GSB School Board recently made changes to their guidelines for students participating from other schools. Information will be shared as soon as it is available. Please email Michelle York, AD (myork@aos93.org) with questions or to get on the contact list when information becomes available.

Looking forward to a great fall season for the NCS Lions!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Summer


Last visit to Art Room before summer vacation!  See you at the beach (or the lending library or the grocery store or just out and about)!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Spirit Days and SUMMER LEARNING!

Triplets X 2 on Tuesday!
Although today is "Twinning Day," right now I am thinking about summer and reading. . . 

Do you know that you can help your child(ren) transition into next year's grade simply by continuing with a little regular reading during the coming summer days?  You may come to appreciate a little quiet time at home, too, by setting the stage for periods of relaxed reading. We have a few ways to help support your efforts:
It's time to sign up!  

NCS SUMMER READING CHALLENGE  All K-7th grade students (that is, next year's 8th graders) are eligible to participate in our summer reading challenge.  It's simple! Just read, keep a log, and see Mrs. Harriman in September.  See SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

NCS ONLINE LEARNING INSTITUTE A number of NCS students w nominated by their teachers for this.  Take advantage of it, if you can!

NCS LENDING LIBRARY PROGRAM  Our library is open regularly for this year's K-Grade 5 students.  Gr. K-5 families have received an email explaining this, but here's the link for this program:  LENDING LIBRARY INFO and/or SIGN UP

The link below will explain ALL of the ABOVE programs and may help you plan for summer:

Now, to get back to the current week's agenda:

Wednesday's SPIRIT DAY is "Fancy Dressed or Maine-ah's Best" and the word of the day will be responsibility.    Want to dress to the nine's and look suave and sophisticated? You're "Fancy."   If you'd rather, think camo, flannel, lobster, moose, etc., and you're a "Maine-ah."  Either way, your class will be glad to see how you interpret Wednesday's Spirit Day in the morning.

  





Monday, June 12, 2017

Spirit Days at NCS

Monday=Mismatched Day

There were some crazy, mixed up outfits walking around here today.  Today's character word of the day was KINDNESS!

Tomorrow is about TOTALLY TWINNING/respect.   Wednesday's theme is FANCY DRESSED or MAINE-AH's BEST/responsibility.   Thursday will be GO GREEN FOR NCS/honesty.   Friday's them is up to individual FUN FRIDAY CLASS CHOICE/perseverance.  (See last week's blog post for details.)  Participation is optional, but we're keeping track of which class has the most spirit and those results will be announced at the end of the week.  It's meant to be fun!

Please be mindful of your child's lunch balance(s) as we near the end of the school year. All balances must be paid in full on June 23.   (Credit balances are carried forward.)

More news tomorrow. . . 


Friday, June 9, 2017

June!

Greetings from Hadlock Field!


There is so much to share with you!   This past week 6-8th grade students had a perfect day to attend the AOS93 Field Day hosted at LIncoln Academy. Fifth grade students celebrated completion of the DARE program by taking in a Sea Dogs game and, again, the weather on Thursday was GORGEOUS!  NCS spring sports have now wrapped up. Athletes will be invited to an awards potluck on Thursday, June 15 (more on that separately).  

Today four lucky NCS girls and 4 boys are heading home with a new bicycle, thanks to the generosity of the Alna Anchor Lodge of Masons in Damariscotta. Third through sixth grade students were offered the opportunity to read as part of the Bikes for Books challenge. Meanwhile, 8th grade students are at the FARMS kitchen, grade 3 and senior buddies have a final meeting at the Nobleboro Historical Society, and NWEA testing is done! (YAHOO!)

Next week:
  • SPIRIT WEEK at NCS. Yesterday's post will provide you with Monday-Friday's themes
  • Grade 2 will travel to the Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve 
Looking ahead:
  • NCS offers summer reading opportunities and a few levels of support to keep children reading throughout the summer.   Families, watch for more information coming your way.
  • June 19-21 will be a busy week for 8th grade, culminating with the 8th grade promotion celebration on Wed, June 21 at 6:30
  • Step up day:Thursday, June 22
  • Last day of school:  Friday, June 23 dismissal at noon
Enjoy the weekend!  (Remember to read previous posts for Spirit Week details, etc.)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NCS Spirit Week is June 12-16 Read on!


We're still working at learning, but we're also ready to lighten up and show some school spirit! Next week--June 12-16--will be SPIRIT WEEK at NCS.  The daily themes are listed below.   Each morning, teachers will keep a tally of how many students have participated in that day's theme. The winning class will be announced on Friday. Also, on Thursday, the 8th grade has challenged staff to a volleyball game during the afternoon. We'll be looking forward seeing how that goes!  

This event is intended to be a fun way to begin each morning next week. It's voluntary, no pressure to come dressed in each day's theme, but we hope your children will want to! Your child may dress for one, two, or every day.  In addition to the theme celebrations mentioned here, each day will have a focus on one character word or a trait that represents what it means to be part of the community--kindness, respect, honesty, etc. 

Thanks for helping to keep enthusiasm high through the end of the school year!  (Please be sure you've also read the post below (June 6) for other important information about end of year events.)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

In case you missed the last game, you'll enjoy reading this:

The girls had their second and final playoff game at Medomak yesterday on a wet and dreary afternoon. We had lots of family and NCS staff cheering us on during the exciting game. Many of the girls were nervous and scared as we warmed up and started the first inning, but as soon as they got into the game, the jitters died down a little. 

The game was intense and there were a few nervous errors for both teams, but the game was also filled with outstanding moments offensively and defensively. Katelin seemed to be the trigger to get our bats going. With two outs and a strong hit into left field, she started a rally of five hits in a row that earned our team 3 runs in the first inning. Many of the girls had powerful hits and aggressive base running to help our team fight. 

Defensively Hayley, Paige, Payson and Annalee were standouts yesterday. With 15 strikeouts, Hayley pitched one of her best games of the season. Paige caught a ball in right field that could have rallied Medomak, but instead ended the 6th inning. At second base, Payson made a difficult catch and a quick throw to third to catch a Medomak player off the base and secure the double play. Two different times Annalee fielded balls in left field and hit Payson as the cutoff who made amazing throws to third base for the out. 

With all of those outstanding plays, I'm sure you are wondering how we lost the game! I did the same--all night...and continue today--but for all of our amazing feats, the other team had similar plays. In the end, sometimes it really gets down to who has the last at bat...it wasn't us. 

It was a good season and after a few tears the girls were laughing on the bus ride home. Today the girls are talking about next year; they are resilient!!

Here's some news!

Congratulations to the girls softball team on a great season!  Our girls lost by one run to Medomak in a very exciting playoff game.  Way to go Lions!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 7 our 6, 7 and 8th grade students will participate in the AOS93 FIELD DAY to be held at Lincoln Academy.   Please dress appropriately (remember sunscreen!) to be outdoors for most of the day.  They will leave NCS in the morning and return here before dismissal.  

Thursday, June 8, the 5th grade students will wrap up D.A.R.E. and celebrate that accomplishment by attending a SEA DOGS game.  Reminder: dress appropriately for Thursday's weather!

On Friday, June 9 the results of BIKES for BOOKS will be announced! Thanks to the local Masons, some lucky 3-6th grade students will be going home with a bicycle after Friday's drawing. In order to have been part of this drawing, students were encouraged to read and turn in tickets for the books they've completed.  All 3-6 grade students were eligible to participate. 

Coming:

  • Thursday, June 8:  Last homework club
  • Friday, June 9  All NCS library books must be returned
  • M-F, June 12-16:  Spirit Week at NCS (see forthcoming blog, scheduled to arrive here soon
  •   Athletic and any grade 4-8 gr Academic awards potluck celebration
  • Friday, June 16  Grade 2 trip to Rachel Carson Salt Pond Preserve
  • Monday, June 19:  8th grade trip
  • Wednesday, June 21:  8th grade promotion celebration
  • Friday, June 23:  Last day of school for K-7 students/field day/dismissal at noon
The 6th grade had a great experience at Hurricane Island and the 8th grade outing club trip was also a success.   We're staying focused while we approach the last weeks of school! Watch the blog for information about summer reading and summer institute.    

Enjoy your week!



Monday, June 5, 2017

Softball Semi-final Playoff Game--Details

NCS softball team playoff game vs. Medomak
Today's game  3:15 pm
CHANGE OF VENUE:  FOSTER FIELD (across from Miller School, Waldoboro) 
GO LIONS! 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Quarterfinal Playoffs & More

Nobleboro SOFTBALL and Jefferson/Nobleboro BASEBALL teams will host Bristol in the Quarterfinal playoff games on Tuesday, May 30th at 3:30 pm.  Both games will be played at Nobleboro Central School.  Hoping for good weather and a great turnout!

GO GREEN, GO LIONS! 

Other happenings this week:   Grade 6 to Hurricane Island on Wednesday, and Good Manners play presentation by grades 2 & 3.  Eighth grade outing club on Friday.  Please read last week's May 24 blog for details.   


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What happened to May?

The month of May:  Zoom!  (Don't blink!) For some people May is black fly season, for others it's a time to delight in the many shades of green--grass, budding nature, grass-stained knees--a welcomed change after mud season in Maine.   

Here are some school-related things to be aware of as May wraps up and we look ahead to June at NCS:

  • No school for students on FRIDAY, MAY 26:  Staff Development Day
  • No school MONDAY, MAY 29:  Observance of Memorial Day
  • Softball/baseball/track continue. See the NCS FAMILY CALENDAR for game dates/times.  GO LIONS!
  • Grade 6 leaves for a learning adventure at Hurricane Island, WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, MAY 31-JUNE 2
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 2:  8th grade outing club trip
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 2:  Grades 2 & 3 play production, Good Manners
Also, in the coming weeks grades 6-8 will participate in Field Day at Lincoln Academy, grade 5 will celebrate D.A.R.E. by taking in a Sea Dogs game, some classes will make trips to the Historical Society, and 8th grade will participate in their own end of the year activities.  Keep an eye on the NCS FAMILY CALENDAR for June events.  

Enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend!  

The greatest glory of a free born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.
--William Harvard


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Food for thought . . .



Angela and Heather work hard each day to prepare fresh, delicious meals for the students and staff at Nobleboro Central School.  NCS is recognized by Let's Go 5210 as a Smarter Lunchroom.   


Smarter Lunchrooms use local products, when available, offer taste tests of new foods, make meals healthy, and encourage kids to try new things. 



Angela and Heather do all of this and they serve our meals with a smile! 


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spring Arts Festival--Concert Tonight!

We're getting ready for our guests!  We hope your family will be able to attend this evening's special event:

  • Book Fair at 5:30
  • Lifetouch spring portraits will be available
  • Enjoy the art work on display in the lobby/halls
  • Band and music students should meet in their classrooms (band and senior chorus in music room) at 6pm
  • Performance begins in gym at 6:15pm

Monday, May 1, 2017

Jump!

NCS TOP FUNDRAISERS FOR JRFH:  Josh W (gr 3) Abby H (gr 2) Tony R (gr 6)
TOTAL RAISED FOR 2017 JUMP ROPE FOR HEART:  $2143!

The students at NCS participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise awareness about heart health and to support those in need by raising money for The American Heart Association.  Students participated in jump rope activities in physical education, watched a video about how the program has helped other children and celebrated their participation at the 3rd Annual Family Fun and Fitness Night at the CLC YMCA!  The program and event are great examples of how when people work together, great things happen!   Other organizations that supported the Family Fun and Fitness Night were Healthy Lincoln County, The American Heart Association and  Let's Go 5210. 

This week, student musicians and performers will be working together to bring you our Spring Arts Festival on Thursday, May 4th. The spring concert begins at 6:15. Students should be in their classrooms at 6pm. Band and Senior Chorus members should meet in the music room at 6pm to warm up. We hope you'll come!

Lifetouch spring portraits are here! Stop in the office if you are at school or you may view your child's package before the performance on Thursday evening. Be sure to check out our BUY ONE GET ONE book fair taking place in the library while you are here Thursday evening. The book fair is open immediately before school and at dismissal. It will also be open on Thursday evening before/after the concert.

Happy May Day!  Enjoy the week! 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Morning Stretch

Second grade students prepare for the day ahead with a brief moment of morning stretches.


SPRING SPORTS NEWS:   The Lady Lions opened their season with a win over Bristol with the pitching/catching team of Hayley and Tegan coming out strong to set the stage for the afternoon. Defensively the girls worked as a team to hold Bristol to 6 runs. The Lions ran the bases aggressively and hit the ball with confidence, Anna led the team in hits with 3. While the eighth graders batted in most of the runs: Hayley - 4, Allison and Maddy - 3, Tegan - 2, and Katelin - 1. Our next game is this afternoon at home vs Wiscasset. GO LIONS!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Welcome Back!

It may seem like we've had only a few glimpses of spring sunshine and weather in 2017, but students will be jumping right into spring activities when we return on Monday, April 24.   Here are some things for families to be aware of:

Monday, April 24 is the last Big Bros. Big Sisters meeting.

First NCS softball and baseball games of the season begin on Tuesday, April 25.  The girls have a home game vs. Bristol on the NCS field at 3:45.  The JVS/NCS baseball team will play Bristol at the Jefferson field at 3:45.  Also, track participants will have a meet on Wednesday, April 26 in Wiscasset GO LIONS!!!! (Fingers crossed for great weather!)

7th grade:    Parent meeting with Kieve at 6 pm ,Thursday, April 27 in Mr. Williams' room.

Lifetouch spring portraits have arrived. Packages are available at the office.  Please stop by if you are interested in viewing/purchasing a package. If that's inconvenient for you, there will be a table in the lobby on the night of the NCS spring arts festival--a/k/a Spring Concert--which is just another week away.   What?!?!!  Yes, you read that correctly . . . read on:

The NCS Spring Arts Festival is Thursday, May 4th at 6:15 pm. We hope you'll plan to attend our special spring music/arts event.  Students should arrive and be in the classrooms at 6pm. Band and senior chorus meet in the music room at 6pm.

The spring book fair is also arriving May 1-May 5. The fair will be held mornings before school in the library. It will also be open on Thursday evening, May 4 before and after the concert and afternoons right after school. This is a popular event because it is the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE book event made possible by NPTO. 

Other May highlights: 

  • Senior Buddies/Grade 3 visit the Maine State Museum, Friday, May 5
  • 6th grade parent meeting Monday, May 8 at 5:30 in Mrs. Sabina's room. This meeting is in preparation for Hurricane Island Trip dates: 5/31-6/2
  • 7th grade attends Kieve Leadership School the second week in May. Trip dates: 5/8-5/12
  • The Gr 3-6 Bikes for Books reading event wraps up in May. Read lots of books and enter to win a new bike!
  • Registration/screening for next year's kindergarten is Friday, May 19th. There is NO SCHOOL FOR MRS. STEWART's class on Friday, May 19th.
  • No school for ALL students on Friday, May 26, a teacher workshop day before the long holiday weekend.   
  • This is a good opportunity to remind you of the NCS family calendar located on our school's website. Please check it regularly. 
Get a good night's rest!  We look forward to being back together again tomorrow. . . 




Thursday, April 6, 2017

Countdown to NOBLEBORO NONSENSE!

Nobleboro Nonsense! is just ONE day away!  We're collecting some great prizes!  Look closely at the picture and you will see Alexa (Echo) and Beats by Dr. Dre, water toys, furnishings.  We have gift certificates, classroom theme baskets (and more) ready to be displayed at Friday evening's dinner/fundraising event. Grade 3 and Senior Buddies are preparing table decorations. Invite your family and friends to this community happening:
Dinner and ticket sales begin at 5pm.   Prize drawings start at 6:30. You must be present to win!  Proceeds go to a good cause--NPTO.   Our NPTO supports extra activities and special events at school.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A busy time!

Grade 4 engaged in Art
You may not have received an email notification last week to read the office news.  If not, be sure to read the post before this one.   Good stuff!  Here's an update:

Our Battle of the Books teams were amazing at the celebration/challenge held at Lincoln Academy last Friday.

Trimester 2 grades have closed.   Report cards go home Friday, March 31.  Grade 5-8 reports will be available online through your Powerschool parent portal on Friday.

MEA testing continues. You can help your child by ensuring they get plenty of rest, eat breakfast and arrive at school on time.

Friday, March 31, LIFETOUCH will be here for spring portraits. All families received flyers recently.  Read last Friday's post below for more information.

Also on Friday, Alden (grade 6) will represent our school at the State National Geographic Geography Bee. 

Friday night:  FREE family fun & fitness night at the YMCA for NCS and JVS families.   Pizza, fruit, veggies and healthy snacks will be provided at 5:30 while they last. All children must be accompanied by an adult. You're invited!  Tennis, floor hockey, basketball, jump rope, roller skating, bounce house, gaga Ball, door prizes are available. (You may bring your own roller blades or some are available at the Y.)

Spring sports season is here!  Jr. high softball and baseball practices are starting up. Information about practices appears on the calendar on our website. Sports games/practices do occasionally change, so please check in regularly if your child is involved in one of our school teams.  Some jr high students are involved in track & field at GSB.

Nobleboro Nonsense! is Friday, April 7.  Dinner  5-6:30 pm. Prize drawings start at 6:30 pm. The NPTO hosts this popular community fundraising event.




Friday, March 24, 2017

Take a look at this!

Two 8th grade students, Allison and Quinn, are attending the 21st ANNUAL GIRLS' DAY at the STATE HOUSE today.   Quinn and Allison will experience state government in an interactive way through workshops, discussions and hands-on activities.  They'll learn about civic participation, policy-making, and the role our legislators play in state government.

Back at school, our BATTLE OF THE BOOKS team is representing NCS at Lincoln Academy in a celebration/discussion/challenge. Our students have read and prepared well for the task! Tennis for grade 5 and swimming for grade 4 continues in PE.

Today is the end of Trimester 2.  Report cards go home or are online next Friday, March 31.

We say goodbye and thank you to our Kieve educators in residence today. Noah and Katrina have been very involved in our school and after school program for the last few months.  We've all enjoyed and appreciated their presence at NCS and wish them well in their spring/summer endeavors.

Looking ahead, parents, please remember:
  • Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) continues for grades 3-8. Plenty of rest, a good breakfast and regular attendance are the best preparation for MEA's.
  • The JR HIGH SPRING SPORTS schedule begins. See the website for dates.
  • Alden Hunold will represent us at the state level National Geographic GEOGRAPHY BEE on Friday, March 31.   
  • LIFETOUCH Spring Photos--Friday morning, March 31.   The spring portraits are a little fancier than the traditional fall school photos. When the portrait packages arrive, we'll notify you. You'll be able to view them and decide if you'd like to purchase a package. (No pressure, but they are nice!)
Finally, countdown to NOBLEBORO NONSENSE! Friday, April 7. 5-7pm. You're invited to a community dinner & FUNdraising event sponsored by the NPTO.  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Enjoy the L O N G weekend!

Reminder, no school for students on Friday, March 17--Teacher Workshop day.  Have a happy and safe long weekend!

Town meeting is Saturday at 10 am at the school. (Voting takes place Friday at town office.) Our 8th grade students will participate in Saturday's meeting, providing refreshments and observing local government at work.

NCS Grade 7 & 8 jr high softball tryouts will be Monday, 3/20 and Wednesday, 3/22 at 2:45-4:15pm.  Jr high baseball tryouts for boys in grades 7 & 8 are at 4pm at Jefferson Village School on Thursday, March 22.   

MEA testing will begin on Tuesday, March 21-Thursday, March 30 for all grade 3-8 students. Please be sure that your child gets plenty of rest, a good breakfast and arrives at school on time next week!

Kieve afterschool activities wrap up next week. The last day for Kieve's after school activities with Noah and Katrina will be Thursday, March 30. (Monday--7th & 8th; Tuesday--3rd & 4th; Wednesday--5th & 6th; Thursday--1st & 2nd). 

Grade 4 begins a swimming unit in PE on Wednesday, March 22. Their swimming/water safety lessons will take place over 4 Wednesday afternoons at the Wiscasset Community Center.

Friday, March 31--Lifetouch Spring Photos.  There is no pressure to purchase a package, but Lifetouch will be here to photo students. Flyers went home with students today. 

On Friday evening, March 31, Nobleboro families are invited to our FREE Family Fun & Fitness Night at the YMCA.  See earlier blog for details!  We hope to see you there!

NOBLEBORO NONSENSE!, a popular community event, is coming soon on Friday, April 7th. This is NPTO's annual dinner/fundraiser event. Lots of prizes!  Ticket sales and dinner:  5-6:30 pm. Prize drawings begin at 6:30 pm. Watch for details.   




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This looks like fun!

Nobleboro Central School,
Jefferson Village School  
& The CLC YMCA
invite you to a...  
FREE Family Fun and Fitness Night!
Friday, March 31st,  
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
at the CLC YMCA
Tennis, Racchette, PallaSMALL IMAGE (PNG)Public DomainGambar Vektor Gratis: BolaInline Skating, Roller SkatingRope, Jump, Boy, Jumping,
Includes tennis, floor hockey, basketball,
jump rope, roller skating, bounce house, gaga Ball, door prizes & more!   
(you may bring your own skates/blades, some are available)


Pizza, fruits, vegetables and health snacks will be provided at
5:30 p.m. while they last.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Contact Michelle York at 563-3437 or myork@aos93.org  
with questions
No pre-registration necessary. Hope to see you there!

This event is being supported by the NCS PTO, the JVS PTA, he CLC YMCA, Healthy Lincoln County, the American Heart Association and 5210 Let’s Go!