Friday, March 30, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart

As a school, we raised $2,922 in Jump Rope for Heart. Over 40 NCS kids participated and collected donations for the American Heart Association. Josh, Piper and Riley were our top three fundraisers. 

An added bonus to the project: many of our students are now working hard on their jump rope skills, being active and having fun jumping rope!  Go Lions!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Can you believe this? Springtime and trimester 3 are here!

NCS sent two teams of students to BATTLE OF THE BOOKS at Lincoln Academy on Friday. "The A Team" (pictured above) came in second place overall and "The Secret Agents" took third place. Twelve teams from throughout AOS 93's five schools participated. Bristol's "The Word Wizards won first place with 51 points. Our teams had 49 and 44, respectively. Students participating in Battle of the Books were given four books to read, discuss, and prepare their strategy for competion at Battle of the Books.
On Friday Noah and Nelson, our Kieve educators in residence, wrapped up their season with us. We have really enjoyed their presence in our building for the past few months. In addition to leading after school activities, Noah and Nelson led games and activities, made connections and provided support in classrooms. We have been very thankful for their enthusiasm and involvement at NCS. 

MEA testing continues this week, scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.Testing begins in the morning for grades 3-8. We appreciate your efforts to ensure your students are at school on time, rested and ready to focus on the day's task.

Trimester 2 Report cards went home on Friday (for K- gr 4) and are now available online (gr. 5-8). Grade 5-8 parents may acknowledge receipt of grades by using the link provided by email.

Baseball and softball season has begun for junior high spring sports enthusiasts. Pitchers and catchers began practicing last week.Team practices start next week.The family calendar on our web page includes sports dates. Please check regularly, since sports information tends to change.

Speaking of the family web page calendar, have you scanned ahead and taken note of these dates?
  • It's time for next year's Kindergarten families to contact us. Please go to KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION 
  • Lifetouch Spring Picture Day is Thursday, April 12. A change: Spring packages are optional this spring. If you want your child to have a spring package, you'll want sign up ahead of time. More information to come.
  • Grade 7 at Kieve April 9-13
  • April vacation April 16-20
  • Spring Arts Festival (concert) is scheduled for Thursday, May 3. The 2-for-1 Book Fair is open that week April 30-May 4
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Student Art Show & Sale(!) at PWA

Nobleboro students will be represented at the STUDENT ART SHOW on exhibit through April 13, 2018 at the Pemaquid Watershed Association Office Gallary, located at 584 Main Street, Damariscotta. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30 pm.  The exhibit contains mixed media by students from Nobleboro Central Damariscotta Montessori, Great Salt Bay and South Bristol schools. Some items are also on sale. A percentage of the profits from artwork sold will go to support PWA.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Note from Mrs. Hassett . . .

With mixed feelings I want to let our Nobleboro School community know that on July 1, 2018 I will become the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for AOS 93. I'm happy to be continuing in a role in our AOS, and my head is looking forward to the new challenge, but a very big piece of my heart will always be at NCS. As always, I will continue to look forward to every day that I am principal of Nobleboro Central School!


Here's another opportunity to sign up:  Softball SIGNUPS for LITTLE LEAGUE for Nobleboro kids will be held:
  • Thursday, March 22 @ 6pm at GREAT SALT BAY SCHOOL
  •  Girls ages 9-12 are eligible to register and try out for Little League softball. 
Registration fee:  $55. Additional siblings are $35 with a family maximum of $125.  Please bring birth certificate to registration.  

Monday, March 12, 2018

MARCHing along. . .


This week is the end of Trimester 2.  Can you believe that?  Report cards for grades K-4 and 5-8 grades through Powerschool will be released the following week.

Regardless of weather predictions, this is a short week. There is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS on Friday, March 16 (professional development day).  

This is also the LAST WEEK for Kieve after school activities.  Noah and Nelson's last day for after school activities will be Thursday, March 15 with grades 1 & 2. We have really enjoyed and been the happy beneficiaries of their time with us this year. 

Town Meeting is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 17. Our 8th grade students will be on hand to supply refreshments and observe local government in action.  

Next week we begin MEA testing. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy, do your best but don't stress!

Here's a sign of spring (for anyone becoming weary of wintery weather): The Spring Arts Festival (a/k/a spring concert) is now on the calendar. Save this date:  Thursday, May 3 at 6:15pm. 

Friday, March 2, 2018


This just in from the ART ROOM!!!!

THE FREE PRESS FOR KIDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS from NOBLEBORO CENTRAL SCHOOL!   The following students have had their ads/illustrations published in THE FREE PRESS:  Chantel M, Dante, M, Izzy P, Paige L, Leah R, Kaydence B, Quinn P, Isaac P, Trevor B, Josh W, Paige S, Conor G, and Cheyenne W. Congratulations these budding artists who may have a future in advertising!

Other notable items for March:

March=MEA.  The MEA (Maine Educational Assessment) is a yearly evaluation that provides valuable educational data for students in grades 3-8 in the areas of math, reading, writing and language skills. It's not something to stress about but, of course, every parent wants to send their child to school feeling ready to succeed.  Here are a few tips on how to support your child from home:
  • Get a full night's rest
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Be at school on time. This will give them a positive feeling, "I am prepared and I will do well."
  • Remind them not to fret, but still do their best. That way, they'll be able to really see what they've accomplished!
Our testing periods are scheduled near the beginning of the day during a 3 week period beginning around March 19. Every Gr. 3-8 student is involved.

Here are some more March events:
  • Archery Club is back! Interested gr 5-8 students were invited to sign up and we're looking forward to the first meeting today.
  • Grade 5 is beginning D.A.R.E. (contnue reading below photo)
  • Kieve after school activities continue at the beginning of March through March 15 (last day). 
  • Reminder to Mr. Parcher's class: They will travel to KIEVE for climbing on Monday afternoon, March 5. The second 7/8 grade PE group will go on the following Monday, March 12.  The students that attend on their respective days have a choice of (1) returning to school (by bus) in time dismissal, OR (2) They may stay until 3:40 (providing we have parent permission). If the second option is chosen, please plan to pick them up at 3:40 at Kieve that day.
  • Trimester 2 comes to a close on Friday, March 16.  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS on March 16 (professional development day for staff).  Second trimester grades will be available on the following Friday, March 23.
  • Saturday, March 17 is Nobleboro's Town Meeting. Our 8th grade students help with refreshments and have a chance to see local government at work.
  • Grade 4 will begin their swimming unit March 21.
  • Battle of the Books is Friday, March 23.