Nov. 11, 2019 -- Noble Principal Patrick Carpenter wants his school to be seen as “an anchor in the community. I want people to feel proud to live here and send their children to school here.” One way he’s doing that is by inviting everyone – students, parents, prospective parents, community members, and city leaders to visit Night @ Noble on Thursday, November 14.
The Open House, one of many planned at district elementary buildings this fall, will feature a self-guided tour of the building with stops in classrooms where teachers have prepared grade level academic activities “so people can come through and experience what we do at Noble to ensure high quality instruction,” said Carpenter. The “specials” teachers (art, physical education, music, and Spanish) have likewise prepared hands-on activities to give visitors a lens into what a day at Noble is like. Teachers have volunteered their time to create exciting activities for the evening, with overall planning by Principal Carpenter and Title 1 lead teacher Beth Rae.
Noble’s Preschool, which recently earned a 5-Star rating from the state, will also feature learning through play activities and read-alouds, along with book giveaways to promote literacy at home. The school’s annual Book Fair will take place, while each classroom will feature a raffle of age-appropriate books and learning games.
One room will be dedicated to the Noble STREAM after-school program, which primarily serves the school’s English language learners, most of whom are Nepalese refugees. “We really want them to feel welcome,” said Carpenter. “They are such a vibrant part of our community.” The evening will also be an AVID Parent Night, to showcase the best instructional practices of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program that guides curriculum at the school.
And if learning about the school’s best instructional practices isn’t enough to entice you to attend, there will be free dinner and a bounce house. And if food and fun aren’t; enough to entice you to attend, there will also be a raffle for a free Chromebook that will go to one current Noble student and a $50 Amazon gift card that will go to any attending adult.
Night @ Noble will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 on Thursday, November 14. Two dinner shifts will take place, the first from 5:30 to 6:30 and the second from 6:30 to 7:30. Noble is located at 1293 Ardoon Street.