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Originally delivered on 12/5/2021 8:05 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, Dec 6 - 10


To view upcoming PFA events, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter or view the full calendar on the PFA website.

9th Gr Networking: Make a Plan...Don't Cram!

Great advice on how to prepare for mid-term exams

Thursday, Dec 9 | 9:30 AM

This is the first time your student will have to study for important exams in every subject over a short period of time. Join us to hear some great advice from our 9th Grade Principal Ari Rothman, School Counseling Department Chair Cynthia Rivera, as well as a panel of our very own NCHS teachers. Don't miss these valuable tips on how your child can successfully navigate midterms and how you can support them at home.  

EVENT LOCATION:Click HERE for the Zoom link

Post Prom is Back!

Did you know that NCHS Post Prom runs from 12 AM - 4 AM?

Let's uphold this longstanding tradition in New Canaan that dates to 1959. We rely on parent donations to fund this event. Our goal is 100% parent participation

Please click HERE to donate early and help us to establish the event budget. The suggested donation is $150 per family. 

Did You Miss the Trends in College Admissions event?

The event recording is now available! Click HERE to listen to best-selling author Jeff Selingo’s latest insights on college admissions trends. The link expires on December 10 at 11:59 PM.

Jeff Selingo is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, College (Un)Bound, There Is Life After College and his newest book published last year, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. For more than twenty years, his in-depth reporting and powerful storytelling has provided insight about the inner workings of universities and a practical roadmap for higher ed’s future to students, parents, college leaders, and business executives. 

Mr. Selingo’s newest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, takes readers on a journey through the selection process from inside three admissions offices, Emory, Davidson and U Washington, revealing what really matters to the gatekeepers of highly selective institutions and how the ultimate decisions are made.

Please click HERE if you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of Mr. Selingo's latest book.

SAT and ACT Testing Dates
Please Note These Upcoming Testing Dates

12/11   ACT* 

2/5      ACT

3/12    SAT

* Denotes NCHS as a testing location 

Register for the SAT at

Register for the ACT at

NCHS Choral Program Winter Performance
Wednesday, Dec 15 | 7:00 PM

The New Canaan community is invited to join the NCHS Concert Choir, Madrigal Ensemble and Bella Voce this holiday season to celebrate the work of our student musicians in a program entitled Celebrating Latin American Composers. This annual concert is free, open to the public, and will feature all three choral ensembles and student soloists in this one-hour performance. 

Ensembles will perform works by 20th-century choral composers, arrangers and poets from Latin American countries, celebrating their unique voice and musical influence. Pieces include a Mexican folk song (Dos Corazones), a Puerto Rican traditional Christmas aguinaldos (Abreme La Puerta), poems of love and protest from Argentina (Te Quiero & Indianas Suite), a Brazilian Ave Maria paired with songs from the indigenous Kraó tribe (Tres Cantos Nativos) and selections from the Broadway musical In The Heights

EVENT LOCATION: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, New Canaan

Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, December 9
9:30a 9th Grade: Mid-Term Prep: Study Strategies & Helpful Hints
Wednesday, December 22
9:15a Alumni Roundtable Brunch (Seniors Only)
Thursday, January 6
7:00p 11th Grade: Junior Parents College Planning
See the Full Calendar
NCPS Needs Your Help!

Due to the COVID pandemic, many substitute teachers have retired from the workforce. We are looking for dynamic & passionate substitute teachers to join our team & support the excellence of our students, staff & faculty. No teaching degree required.

Click HERE for more information.

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