Noble News Weekly: 3/18/2021
Noble Office: (763) 504-4000
Principal Michael Rieckenberg: (763) 504-4001
Attendance Line: (763) 504-4010
Fax: (763) 504-4009
Dear Noble Families,

Greetings to you on this mid-March day, as the weather continues to flip from winter to spring, and back again. Best to all of you as we work our way through this very unique school year.

An update was sent on Monday with information about Early Childhood Online Registration for summer and fall, a new bus tracking app for families, and a child care survey regarding the change in school start times. That information is included again in this newsletter. Please note that the child care survey is due tomorrow if you would like to complete one.

Please join me next Thursday, March 25, for the principal's listening session, which starts at 6:00 pm. followed by the Noble PTA meeting starting at 6:30. Google Meet codes can be found in the "Noble Elementary PTA Update" in this newsletter.

Noble has partnered with Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) to ensure students receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. Every Meal is a free weekend food program available to all families. The program provides 4-5 pounds of non perishable food in different bag types to correspond with various dietary preferences. There is information included in this weekly communication (please the Every Meal section below). Additionally, please watch for program information and how your student(s) can enroll in their backpacks this week.

We have one more week before Spring Break, which begins on Monday, March 29. Students will return to school on Tuesday, April 6.

Be well, Noble Lions, and continue to stay safe!


Principal Michael Rieckenberg
School Time Change - Child Care Survey
Dear families,

Attached is a short survey that is being sent to collect information about potential child care needs when school start times change. The date for changing school start times has not been determined yet by the School Board; however, they have voted to make a change. For more information about that visit the start times website.

The information that we collect will be used to plan space and staffing needs for the District’s Adventure Club school age care program.  Please complete the survey by tomorrow, March 19, 2021. We appreciate your willingness to give us feedback regarding what your child care needs will be.

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:
Thursday, March 25, from 6:30 -7:30 pm.
Principal Rieckenberg's Listening Session
Thursday, March 25, from 6-6:30 pm.

A butter braid fundraiser for Noble will take place from March 29 - April 19, 2021. A flyer will be sent soon with more information!

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
New Bus Tracking App Now Available
Begins Monday, March 22! 

Our school transportation provider, First Student, is offering FirstView®, a bus tracking app for smartphones. FirstView® helps you better manage your time during the hectic before and after school rush by putting your student’s up-to-the-minute bus information in your hands. Easy to download, set up and use, FirstView® is packed with helpful features to give you peace of mind, including estimated bus arrival time, customizable alerts for when the bus is a chosen distance or number of minutes away, secure password protection and built-in customer support.

For more information and to download, go to You also can find FirstView® in the App Store or Google Play.

You will need to enter our school code to access the app. This letter in English or Spanish has the code and more information about FirstView®.
Every Meal (formerly the Sheridan Story)
Every Meal
(formerly the Sheridan Story)
Every Meal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. They strive to make a difference in children’s lives by focusing on food gaps like weekends and school breaks when they can’t receive food in school.

Every Meal:
  • Is free for all families
  • Provides food bags with 4-5 pounds of nutritious, non-perishable food each weekend
  • Is available throughout the entire school year 
  • Offers different bag types that correspond with various dietary preferences.

To register, please complete the enrollment form or paper form and return to school by March 26, 2021.

Early Childhood Online Registration
Early Childhood Online Registration for the 21-22 school year begins
March 22 at 8:00 AM. 
For more information, please see the following documents:

Computer Science Update
It has been so exciting to be back in person with all the students! There has been a lot of learning happening in the area of computer science!

Kindergarten and First Grade have been going through an "unplugged" unit based on the book "Hello Ruby" by Linda Liukas. This book teaches broad computer science topics and thinking processes. At the end of the unit, students then have been putting their learning to practical use by working on some coding skills using the program "Kodable". They are excellent problem solvers!

Second graders have been working really hard on a unit where they have been learning about the concepts of events in coding. They have been designing their own versions of the game "Flappy Birds" and sharing their versions with their classmates. Next up, they will be working on designing their own game or story using with what they have learned about events. Some of their ideas have been incredible!

Third graders have been working through a unit on Loops and Conditionals. They have been working hard at problem solving their way through some pretty difficult coding puzzles using their new knowledge.

Fourth and fifth graders have just finished working on designing their own websites on a topic of their choice. They created these sites using Google Sites. Their creativity continues to amaze me!

Mrs. Roton
Transition Timeline and Days off for Secondary Students
Middle School and High School students in the Robbinsdale Areas Schools will soon be returning to school for hybrid, then in-person learning. Staff in those schools will have time off to prepare for the transition; students are off during these planning days. For families with students in elementary and secondary schools, keeping the different schedules straight can sometimes be challenging.

Students at Noble will have school Monday through Friday from March 1-26. All students are off for Spring Break from March 29 - April 2.

  • Middle School students in grade 6 started Hybrid Learning on March 1.
  • Middle School students in grades 7-8 start Hybrid Learning on March 15.
  • High School students have no school on March 26.
  • Students in all grades (including Noble) have no school on April 5.
  • Middle School students in grades 6-8 will transition to full in-person learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on April 6.
  • High School students in grade 9 will transition to full in-person learning on April 6.
  • High School students in grades 10-12 will transition to full in-person learning on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on April 8.
Nutrition Services Updates

Additional Food Benefits

Families who are eligible for free or reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year may qualify for the “Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer” (P-EBT). This gives families the option to purchase food for the days their children are not in school. Applications can be submitted any time throughout the school year. Please note, families who received P-EBT benefits previously are not automatically eligible, and still need to apply.

Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals began. To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application for educational benefits as soon as possible. Head to to apply.

In addition, families are asked to update their address and email. If we do not have your correct address, your benefits could be delayed.

Please reach out to the enrollment center at 763-504-8080 or to update your address.

Families can find additional information on P-EBT here.
Girls On The Run
Girls on the Run is an afternoon program like no other! Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls of all abilities will have fun, make friends, increase their physical levels and learn important life skills. The season will end with a noncompetitive 5K event.

Girls on the Run Registration Starts February 1st!
Open to 3rd-5th Graders!
We would love for you to join us!

Love. Ms. Larson and Ms. Cook

Parent/Families Drop Off & Pick Up
Parents/families have the option of dropping off and picking up students to and from school. If you are planning on picking up students at the end of the day, we ask that families please follow the procedures below.

Parent/Families Drop Off: 
Students should not arrive at Noble before 9:15 each morning. Families should park and drop off students on Noble Ave. Students will walk to the school. Parents/families may park their vehicle and walk their students up to the building; however, parents/families will not be allowed into the building.

Parent/Families Pick Up: 
Parent/Families Pick up begins at 3:35 pm. To sign up for parent pick up, please review the parent pick up process in this documents. Parent Pick up pr0cedure
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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.