Noble News Weekly: 11/6/20
Noble Office: (763) 504-4000
Principal Michael Rieckenberg: (763) 504-4001
Attendance Line: (763) 504-4010
Fax: (763) 504-4009


Dear Noble Families,

Greetings from Noble on this warm fall day. We are living in such unpredictable times. Everything from the weather, to election results, to school planning during a pandemic causes us to stay extremely flexible and alert.

Yesterday, families were sent an email from Dr. Burrage (Robbinsdale Area Schools Interim Superintendent) to inform everyone that we will remain in Distance Learning PLUS and will not begin the tiered start into a hybrid learning model on November 16. This decision was made based on the rising trend of COVID cases in our county and local community. The district will continue to monitor the data, and to consult with the regional team of health experts on a regular basis. We will not transition to a hybrid or in-person learning model until there is a consistent decline in COVID cases.

Thanks to all students, families and staff for your continued hard work during Distance Learning. I am very proud of our Noble Lions!

Take care, and stay safe everyone!

Sincerely,

Principal Michael Rieckenberg
Breakfast/Lunch/Meal Benefits
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All students at Noble will get free breakfast and lunch during the
2020-21 school year. During Distance Learning PLUS, families can
pick up the meals from one of the meal distribution sites listed below.

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 Distribution Sites and Schedules

Free meal bundles are available for pick up
Monday - Friday at seven school sites (Sandburg, PMS, Lakeview, RMS, Meadow Lake, Cooper, and Northport). Families can pick up school meal bundles from any of the seven school sites. Evening pickup times (until 5:30) are offered at Sandburg (Mondays) and RMS (Wednesdays). Families can pick up one bundle per child per week.

Go to Nutrition Services for more information.
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
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.