Noble News Weekly: 11/19/20
Noble Office: (763) 504-4000
Principal Michael Rieckenberg: (763) 504-4001
Attendance Line: (763) 504-4010
Fax: (763) 504-4009
Dear Noble Families,

As we head toward the end of November, I am very grateful for all of the essential workers who provide care and support to all of us during these trying times. We are so fortunate to have many dedicated health care workers, teachers and school staff, public servants, essential retail workers, and other individuals working to help keep us as safe and healthy as possible. Thanks to all of you who are providing help and care for the community.

I invite you to join me in upcoming virtual events at Noble. Tonight is the Kindergarten Virtual House from 5-5:30 pm. This event is for families with a child entering kindergarten next school year. Also, the next Principal Listening Session and PTA meeting are on Tuesday, November 24, starting at 6:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

Next week is a short school week. We will only have classes on Monday and Tuesday. Meal bundle pick ups are available at seven school sites (see more information below) on Monday and Tuesday. The bundles provide meals for seven days.

I wish to all of you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Sincerely,

Principal Michael Rieckenberg
Kindergarten Virtual House Tonight Thursday, November 19, 5:00 pm
You're invited! Robbinsdale Area Schools will host a virtual “All About Kindergarten” information event. Virtual Open Houses will be time for families to meet administrators and kindergarten teachers. Families with children entering kindergarten next school year are invited to attend. Residents and non-residents of the district are welcome!  Join here to participate in the Noble Elementary Kindergarten Virtual Open House tonight (Thursday) from 5 - 5:30 p.m.
Noble Elementary PTA Update
Greetings, Noble Families! You are invited to join the PTA this year. The PTA is an organization of teachers and parents working together to enrich our students’ learning and strengthen our sense of community throughout Noble.

We invite you to check out and "like" our Noble PTA Facebook page !

The next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 24, from 6:30 -7:30 pm. This will follow Principal Rieckenberg's Listening Session from 6-6:30.

Here are the Google Meet links for the Principal Listening Session
and the PTA meeting. Meeting dates and times can also be found on the Noble School calendar.

PTA board members this year are:

  • Kristin Hockert, President
  • Mary Hall, Co-Vice President
  • Aeja Carlson, Co-VicePresident
  • Shonna Quigley, Secretary
  • Phil Carlson, Treasurer

You can reach us by email at nobleelementarypta@gmail.com
Art Update
Hi there! I am Mrs. D, your art teacher. I want to thank the wonderful artists who are participating in Distance Learning. I have seen such creativity this year! If you missed any lessons I have recorded videos of my presentations and links for instruction in See Saw and Schoology. Very easy to catch up!

The art teachers in the district are working on putting together an online art show. Other good news.... At the next distribution you can pick up a packet that includes blank paper, lined paper and a pencil! 4th and 5th grade families should really pick this up if you don't have these materials on hand as they are needed for art assignments. Any other grade level is welcome to pick them up as I do paper options as well as doing digital art on SeeSaw. Keep up the great work!
Computer Science Update
To protect families from expenses that may occur from accidental damage or theft while the device is in the care of your student, the district offers a device protection plan. The charge for the device protection plan is:

$25.00 per school year per student, or $5 per school year per student for families who qualify for meal benefits. If you need to apply for meal benefits, you can do so here apply.

  • The protection plan covers first accidental damage (deductibles apply to subsequent claims), damage caused by misuse, if your device is stolen (provide evidence that a police report was filed) .
  • The charger and case are not covered by the plan.

Damage Deductible:
  • First occurrence (per school year): with device protection plan - no cost; without device protection plan - $60.
  • Second occurrence (per school year)*: with device protection plan - $25 (each); without device protection plan - $60 (each).
  • *Also generates a "tech misuse" discipline referral.
  • Please note: intentional damage is not covered by the device protection plan. Full repair or replacement costs may be assessed to the student.

Theft or Loss Deductible:
  • Theft with a police report (per occurrence school year): with device protection plan - $50 (each); without device protection plan - $100 (each).
  • Loss due to negligence (per occurrence per school year): with device protection plan - $100 (each); without device protection plan - $150 (each).

Device Protection Plans can be purchased online through the Infinite Campus School Store or you can pay at Noble during Materials Distribution. Please call the office if you have any questions. 763-504-4000

Distance Learning Photos
We love and miss our Noble Lions, and we'd love to see them at work and play! If you have photos of students engaged in distance learning, please send them to david_reid@rdale.org, and we will share them in future Noble News Weekly emails.
Meal Bundle Pick Up Changes
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All children, 18 years of age and under, will get free breakfast and lunch during the 2020-21 school year. During Distance Learning PLUS, families can pick up the 7-day meal bundles from one of the meal distribution sites listed below. For more information,

Schools do receive funding based on the percentage of families who qualify for meal benefits. If you believe your family qualifies, please complete this Meal Benefits Application if you have not done so already.
Meal Bundles are only available on Monday and Tuesday during the week of November 23-27.
Student & Family Support Center
Families can receive assistance virtually or by phone from the Noble Student & Family Support Center from 9:00 am - 3:45 pm on regular school days. Call (763) 504-4043 for support and services, including:

  • Tech Help - including logging into programs, app (Clever, SeeSaw, Schoology) issues, and problems with iPads or Chromebooks

  • Family Outreach - including materials and tech device distribution, Homeless and Highly Mobile resources and materials, mental health support, and food/nutrition

  • Medical and Attendance - including COVID questions, general health information, and questions regarding daily and multiple day attendance

  • Academic Assistance - including daily assignments and general assistance

If you would like support in any of these areas, go the Noble website or call (763) 504-4043. You will be directed to the appropriate staff for assistance. The great majority of issues will be resolved virtually or by phone. If extra support is needed, an in-person appointment can be arranged.
COVID-19 Dashboard
The district has created a COVID-19 Dashboard to share information and data as it pertains to Robbinsdale Area Schools. The dashboard will be updated on a weekly basis. Here is a link to the Hennepin County COVID-19 as well.
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