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

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, Dec 6 - 10

WEEK OF DECEMBER 6
PFA NEWS + EVENTS

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. 


COUNSELING NEWS
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 www.collegeboard.org.

Register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.

PERFORMING ARTS
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

A LOOK AHEAD
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
DID YOU KNOW?
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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