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  
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  
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!  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wednesday, 3/15/2017 Delay

As of Tuesday evening, there will be a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, 3/15/2017.  Please stay tuned in the morning for any follow-up announcements, if they are needed.  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Early dismissal today.   The buses are scheduled to leave school at 11:30.   Plan your child's arrival at home accordingly.   If you intend to pick your child up, you will want to be at school at 11:15.

There is no Ycare or YMCA bus stop today.    Parents should check their email for an electronic link regarding their child's bus plans.   Otherwise, be sure to send a note today with your child.  We want to be sure that everyone goes home to a warm, safe spot!

Remember, everyone, if your child is going to be tardy or absent on ANY school day, we ask that you contact school by 9am.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Signing up for Kindergarten 2017-2018

To families with children entering Kindergarten in September 2017:  It's time to let us know if you have a child heading to school next year.  Please follow this link and complete the form electronically for Kindergarten.  Or, you may contact the school office 207-563-3437 or  We hope to hear from you in March/April.   PRE-REGISTRATION LINK

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

News from the Art Room!

CONGRATULATIONS  to 10 Nobleboro students who are now published in the annual ADS BY KIDS supplement found in the March 2, 2017 issue of THE FREE PRESS.   They are:  Ashly C (Cover as seen), Quinn H, Maddy Y, Trevor B, Cohen G, Olivia S, Ivan C, Scott P, Cheyenne W, and Garrett H. 

And, while we're talking art, a reminder that tonight's art opening at Lincoln Home (5-6pm) includes art from Nobleboro Central School students.  You're welcome to attend the opening or stop by to view our students' art work at Lincoln Home during the months of March-April.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Full steam ahead!

NCStudents pictured above are participating in BATTLE OF THE BOOKS. They've been reading and preparing for March 24 when the group will travel to Lincoln Academy for a celebration-competition with other junior high students from AOS 93 schools.

We're wrapping up a full (a/k/a 5-day) school week. It seems like we haven't done that in awhile!  Read on for March happenings at school:

  • GR 6 will take a trip to the FARMS kitchen on Wednesday, March 8.
  • The NPTO meets March 8th at 6pm in the library.   NOBLEBORO NONSENSE Dinner & Fundraiser is just around the corner--April 7th! 
  • GR 4 & 5 ARCHERY CLUB meets Friday after school. The last date is March 10th.
  • TOWN MEETING, Saturday, March 18 at 10am.  8th grade will be helping with refreshments and set up.
  • NO SCHOOL--Teachers Workshop Day--Friday, March 17
  • KIEVE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES continue for THREE more weeks, and the final week is March 20-23
  • GR 5 PE TENNIS at the YMCA at 12:00-1:10.  March 3, 10, 24 and 31
  • GR 4 SWIMMING begins on Wednesday March 22-April 12
  • MEA testing begins the week of March 20 (grades 3-8)
  • BATTLE OF THE BOOKS to Lincoln Academy Friday morning, March 24
Also, please note:

It's BIKES for BOOKS time for students in grades 3-6.   Read lots of books for a chance to win a bike!  Mrs. Harriman has the details.

K-6th grade students are invited to participate in American Heart Associations JUMP ROPE FOR HEART program.  Information was emailed and sent home with students.  Mrs.York is also coordinating a FREE Family Fun and Fitness Night at the YMCA.  Information to follow.

Twenty-three Nobleboro students have art work on display at Lincoln Home during March and April. (See recent blog for more information.) Lincoln Home will host an ART OPENING on Wednesday, March 8, 5-6pm. Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Talk--They hear you!

Parents, be sure to check the COMMUNITY links on the school's webpage.  In addition to  information regarding activities for local kids,  we occasionally offer some good public service announcements, provided to us by:
Be sure to check the COMMUNITY OFFERINGS for local updates that relate to Nobleboro/kids.  Here's a quick link to get you there now:


Art Show at Lincoln Home in Newcastle!

Congratulations to 23 Nobleboro students who have been selected to have their art work hung at Lincoln Home for the months of March and April.  There will be an art opening on Wednesday, March 8 from 5 to 6 pm.  You are welcome to attend, or visit during those months as well, to view the fabulous work on display.  

On display are works of art by: Maddie W., Emily B., Jayden L., Orianna, Anna, Leah, Quinn, Paige L., Ava, Harper, Josephine, Carol, Josh W, MacKenzie, Alora, Adayla, Gracelynn, Phin, Kiera, Grace, Alden, Remy and Marley!

Hope to see you there!  

(The artwork pictured above is a warm and cool oil pastel rendered by Orianna.)