Noble News Weekly: 3/25/2021
Noble Office: (763) 504-4000
Principal Michael Rieckenberg: (763) 504-4001
Attendance Line: (763) 504-4010
Fax: (763) 504-4009
Dear Noble Families,

Wow. It has been a little more than a year since schools were closed last March due to the emerging pandemic in our world. What a year it has been! I am so proud of our Noble Lions and thankful to all of you for sticking together through what has been a very challenging year for everyone. We have learned to be flexible and patient as we have woven our way through different modes of learning, sometimes not knowing what the next day or week would bring. We have arrived at Spring Break. I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy some time off to refresh and get ready for a great last quarter of the school year.

Please note that the principal's listening session and the Noble PTA meeting scheduled for tonight have been canceled. The next date for the listening session and PTA meeting is Tuesday, April 27.

I’m excited to share that Robbinsdale Area Schools is exploring the option to expand a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus to students in 6 through 8 grades. This expanded option would include an arts component - making it a STEAM program. This new option would offer Noble students an extension of the computer science/coding/technology pathway that is currently in place at Noble. Please see the "STEAM Middle School Interest Survey" (Spanish) (Somali) section below for details.

The PTA Butter Braid School Fundraiser begins on March 29. See this flyer for instructions on how to register students and purchase Butter Braids.

Noble has partnered with Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) to ensure students receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. See information included in the "Every Meal" section below, including how to register for the program.

I wish for everyone a safe, happy and restful week ahead. I look forward to seeing our Noble students back on Tuesday, April 6.


Principal Michael Rieckenberg
Online Butter Braid Fundraiser
Kick Off Date: March 29th, 2021
Fundraiser Dates: 
March 29th - April 19th, 2021

Social Distanced Pick Up:  
Noble Elementary, Friday, April 30, 2021 

Any Questions? Email:

Continue to monitor your email for more information.
STEAM Middle School Interest Survey

The Robbinsdale Area Schools is exploring the option to expand a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focus to students in 6 through 8 grades. This expanded option would include an arts component - making it a STEAM program. It would be offered at FAIR School Crystal, which currently provides an integrated arts experience for
middle school students.

The new STEAM middle school option would need to be approved by the School Board. The Board discussed expanding this middle school during a special work session on Monday, March 22. The Board could vote on the change as soon as April. We value input from our stakeholders and request that families complete this brief interest survey by Wednesday, March 31.

This new option would offer Noble students an extension of the computer science/coding
/technology pathway. FAIR Crystal has unique facilities which pair well with STEAM - including an Apple Mac computer lab, a television production studio, a dance studio and a dedicated theater space. Our families could choose to look at this new option for their students or go to their attendance-area middle school (Sandburg Middle School). If approved by the Board, this option could begin next school year - with 6th grade starting in the fall, and adding grade 7 and grade 8 over the next two school years. If you’d like to contact the Board, you can send an email to

More information will be shared with families as we continue to develop this option.
Computer Science Update
For this rotation of computer science, I have been with 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Third graders in Ms. Sundell's class have been learning about binary code and using that knowledge to create some amazing artwork! Fourth and fifth graders in Mrs. Ondich and Ms. Tenquist's classes have been working on the skill of nested loops. They have been practicing this skill on various puzzles and have also created some great pieces of art!

Mrs. Roton
New Bus Tracking App Now Available

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
Every Meal)
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 is currently taking place.
For more information, please see the following documents:

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 !

Please note that the principal's listening session and the Noble PTA meeting scheduled for March 25 have been canceled.

The next PTA meeting will be:
Tuesday, April 27, from 6:30 -7:30 pm.
Principal Rieckenberg's Listening Session
Tuesday, April 27, 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
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.

  • 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.