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Originally delivered on 10/9/2022 8:03 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, Oct 10 - 14

Mark Your Calendars!
Monday, October 10
Homecoming Spirit Week: Costume Day!
Tuesday, October 11
Homecoming Spirit Week: Anything but a backpack...
9:30a 9th Grade Networking: Freshmen FAQ Answered
Wednesday, October 12
Homecoming Spirit Week: Pink Wednesday!
8:30a PFA Executive Board Meeting
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Introducing the Quiet Courtyard!

At the beginning of this school year, Principal Egan approached the PFA about reopening the courtyard next to the cafeteria as a quiet study and thinking space with comfortable chairs spaced generously apart. (The courtyard was closed several years ago due to noise concerns given its proximity to language classrooms.) 

Thanks to the success of the PFA's recent fundraising appeal, we were able to purchase six comfortable, weather-resistant Adirondack chairs in black and red and are pleased to unveil The Quiet Courtyard! The courtyard is open to all students.

Big thanks to Stacey O'Malley for personally delivering six heavy, unassembled chairs to the school, and to the District's Facilities team for assembling them so quickly. Take a look at the before and after pics!

October 10 - 14

The PFA would like to remind you that the NCHS administration is kicking off Spirit Week on Monday with a different theme for each day! This week of fun is capped off with a pep rally, bonfire and the Homecoming dance. Go Rams!

Monday, October 10 - Costume Day

  • Seniors - Y2K
  • Juniors - Wild West
  • Sophomores - Sports Jersey Day
  • Freshman - Soccer Moms and BBQ Dads
  • Monday is also Banner Night - where students get together with their class in the cafeteria anytime from 2:30-6:30 pm and create a banner showing their class spirit. The banner will be hung in the cafeteria for the week and then brought to the gym on Friday morning for the Pep Rally.

Tuesday, October 11 - Anything But A Backpack

  • What will you put your computer and books in? (Restrictions will apply)

Wednesday, October 12 - Pink Wednesday!

  • On Wednesdays we wear PINK to support breast cancer awareness.

Thursday, October 13 - Turn Back The Clock

Dress for your assigned decade:

  • Freshmen -1950s
  • Sophomores - 1960s
  • Juniors - 1970s
  • Seniors - 1980s

Friday, October 14 - Red and Black Day!!

  • Pep Rally during school day
  • Bonfire 6:30 - 8:00 pm (bring cash for food and drink sales.)

Saturday, October 15 - Homecoming Dance

  • 7:00 -10:00 pm in the Gym
  • Only sneakers, vans, socks may be worn on the gym floor; NO heels or black sole shoes.
  • Tickets on sale at My School Bucks $15; price will go up to $20 on the 10th. 
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the dance - $20 cash only.
PFA October General Meeting
Wednesday, Oct 19 | 9:30 am

New Canaan CARES and the NCHS PFA present “Are you Smarter than your Cell Phone?” with Dr. Frank Bartolomeo. Numerous studies have found a strong link between social media use and increased risk for depression, anxiety and loneliness. Join us to discuss how to talk to your teenager about social media, and how to gain insight into your child's experience, mood, and interaction with others in the digital world.


Juniors & Sophomores: PSAT
Saturday, Oct 15 | 7:30 am

The PSAT will be offered at NCHS on Saturday, October 15, 2022 for registered students. The test is 2 hours 45 minutes long and will begin at 8:00 am. Students will check in by 7:30 and should remember to bring sharpened pencils and calculators as well as a picture ID. Phones should be left at home or POWERED OFF.

Financial Aid Night
Wednesday, Oct 19 | 7:00 pm

The School Counselors invite you to join them at Financial Aid Night on October 19 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. All are welcome to attend, especially if your child is a member of the Class of 2023. For more information, please contact school counselor Lori Keen. Link to be sent out via email. 


Fall Testing Dates
  • Oct 15: PSAT*
  • Oct 22: ACT
  • Nov 5: SAT *
  • Dec 3: SAT
  • Dec 10: ACT*
    *Denotes NCHS as testing location

Click HERE to register for the SAT.
Click HERE to register for the ACT.

Performing Arts
Come See the Fall Play—Take Her, She's Mine
Thursday, Oct 27 - Saturday, Oct 29 | 7:00 pm

Take Her, She’s Mine by Phoebe and Henry Ephram is a warming comedy that follows a typical American girl enroute to college. With the “Mod-60s” as the show’s backdrop and their daughter heading from the west coast to the east coast, the biggest question becomes, who is in for a greater shock: the girl or her parents? Much to the dismay of her father especially, his daughter and her roommates go through several phases as they explore who they think they want to be and who they think they should be as blossoming adults. Dive into a different time in American history (that’s sometimes not so different) and connect with a family as they struggle and grow together. Click HERE for more information. Tickets will be available for purchase soon. 


Renovate the Dome
Learn More About Plans for the State-of-the-Art Learning Theater
Tuesday, Oct 18 | 10:00 am

The NCPS Dome Renovation Committee invites you to come to the Open House to learn more about an exciting new endeavor to transform the original 1971 planetarium at New Canaan High School! 

There will be a presentation 15 minutes after the start time followed by a Q&A session. Kids are welcome! 

Click HERE to sign up to attend an Open House. And don't worry if the first fills up—a second will be added immediately following if needed. Hope to see you there! 

EVENT LOCATION: Planetarium at New Canaan High School

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