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

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, Dec 13 - 17

WEEK OF DECEMBER 13
PFA NEWS + EVENTS

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

Post Prom is Back!

The Post Prom theme will be kept secret until May 13!

Let's uphold this longstanding tradition in New Canaan that dates back 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
SAT and ACT Testing Dates
Please Note 2022 Testing Dates

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.

Upcoming FAFSA Workshops
Tuesday, Dec 14 | 6:00 PM

FAFSA Workshops are designed to assist seniors and their families in the completion of the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 

Please encourage your student to visit FAFSAct.org, or click HERE to register for the next free virtual workshop on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 pm.

For more information, please visit FAFSAct.org.

SCHOOL NEWS + NOTICES
Athletics
December Update

As we wrap up the fall sports season, we want to congratulate all of our athletes and highlight a few of the teams:

  • Congratulations to Varsity Field Hockey, our Class L State Champions! This is the sixth overall field hockey state crown and third out of the last six. 
  • Congratulations to Varsity Football on a very exciting Turkey Bowl victory over the Darien Blue Wave (12-7). The win qualified our team for the CIAC playoffs. Unfortunately, the season came to an end with a disappointing loss to Darien in the semifinals.
  • Congrats again to Boys Golf, our D1 State and FCIAC Champions! 
  • Girls Soccer qualified for both the FCIAC and CIAC Playoffs. 
  • Girls Swim and Dive finished 3rd at the Class L Championship Meet. 
  • Girls Cross Country had a great championship season finishing 3rd at the FCIAC Championship Meet, 2nd at the CIAC Class L Championship and 7th in the State Open.

We are looking forward to a fantastic winter season! Winter sports and youth/high school soccer clinic registration is open on www.ncrams.com

Our winter season opened December 6, with V Girls Ice Hockey v. Greenwich Academy at Darien Ice at 6pm. The girls won with a score of 4-3.

Admission is charged at the ice rink and at all home Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball games. Booster members, please bring your membership card to the games. NCHS students are free at NCHS but must pay for entry at Darien Ice Rink. 

Please come out and support the RAMS! 

Jay Egan 
Director, NCHS Athletics

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

COMMUNITY NEWS
Staying in School Safely During Covid-19

An Evening with CT Medical Experts for Parents and Families

Thursday, Dec 16 | 5:00 PM

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), together with Connecticut Children’s and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is hosting a webinar to share the latest medical information for keeping students safe, healthy, and in school during the winter months. 

Click HERE to register.

This session will address families’ most frequently asked questions about vaccinations, quarantining, mask wearing, social distancing, social-emotional supports, and other COVID-related health concerns. 

The expert panel includes:

  • Robert Dudley, MD, MEd, FAAP - Immediate Past President of CT Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Robert Keder, MD - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, CT Children's Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, UCONN School of Medicine
  • Juan Salzar, MD, MPH, FAAP - Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, Physician-in-Chief, Connecticut Children’s
A LOOK AHEAD
Mark Your Calendars!
Wednesday, December 22
9:15a Alumni Roundtable Brunch (Seniors Only)
Thursday, December 23
11:30a Half Day (December Vacation)
Friday, December 24
No School (December Vacation)
Monday, December 27
No School (December Vacation)
Tuesday, December 28
No School (December Vacation)
See the Full Calendar
DID YOU MISS IT?

Click HERE to access the recording of the 9th Grade Networking Meeting held on December 9. Listen to the great advice from the experts! They have tips to help your 9th grade student prepare for mid-term exams. 

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