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Originally delivered on 11/20/2022 8:05 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, November 21-25

Mark Your Calendars!
Wednesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Holiday (Early Dismissal)
Thursday, November 24
Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
Friday, November 25
Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)
Wednesday, December 7
8:30a PFA Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 13
9:30a 9th Grade Networking: Mid-Term Prep: Study Strategies & Helpful Hints
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Post Prom Parent Checklist!
  1. Donate to Post Prom! Did you know that Post Prom is free to all seniors? To help underwrite the event costs, we rely on parent donations. Please donate by December 1.
  2. Save the date! Post Prom 2023 will be held Friday, May 12, 2023 @ 11:59 pm at Waveny House. 
  3. Submit pics for senior video!Click here to email photos (group 3 or more) for the Post Prom Video.
  4. Volunteer for Post Prom!Click here to sign up. We need your time and talent to make this event awesome! There are volunteer opportunities for everyone. 
  5. Jumpstart your holiday shopping! Click here to check out Boon Supply who will contribute 40% of our sales to Post Prom through Dec. 9. Please make any cash donations direct to NCHS PFA, not through Boon Supply. 
Want to Learn More About the Naval Academy?
Monday, Nov 21 | 11:45 am

A midshipman from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis will be visiting NCHS to talk about Academy life, academics, and applying to the Academy. Normally these visits are open to seniors only, but as the application process to U.S. military schools begins earlier, we invite interested juniors to attend the info session. If you are interested, please email

EVENT LOCATION: College and Career Center

Fall Testing Dates
  • 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.

Seniors: Colleges Visiting NCHS

Seniors may attend college visits and hear first hand the latest news from colleges in which they may be interested. They must register for the visits on Naviance  and ask for permission from the faculty to miss class. Students who are unable to meet with the reps should stop by the CCC BEFORE the visit time and fill out a form indicating their interest in the visiting school. Attendance is taken at these sessions which are either in person or via zoom. The visit schedule may be viewed through Naviance and on the NCHS website (School Counseling page).

NCHS Senior Internship Program Needs Hosts

The NCHS Senior Internship Program is looking for companies and organizations to host seniors in the spring from May 16 to June 9. The Senior Internship Program needs at least 300 hosts to offer internships this year. The deadline to register for our internship program is December. If you have an internship you can offer, please contact Heather Bianco.

Tutors Needed for NCPS

NCPS is looking for per diem tutors to work with students who are unable to attend school, usually for a medical reason. This is a wonderful, flexible opportunity for New Canaan parents.


  • BA or BS degree (teaching certification not required). The tutoring is under the direction of our NCPS teachers. You will be using the NCPS curriculum and materials provided by the teacher / guidance counselor
  • a caring helpful nature 
  • an understanding of confidentiality

Hourly rate is $58.00. You may make your own schedule with the student’s family. Click HERE to apply on the NCPS Website under Human Resources, employment opportunities. Please contact Janet Reed, District Nursing Supervisor, with any questions. 

New Canaan Education Association
Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser

The New Canaan Education Association will be sponsoring their annual fundraising poinsettia sale this year. The money raised is used to make charitable donations to various local and state charities, including a $1,000 college scholarship to a deserving NCHS senior with an interest in entering the field of education. 

This year you can order your poinsettias online. If you are interested in purchasing poinsettias this holiday season, please follow the link below to take you to our order form. The deadline for orders is November 28. You will be able to pick up your plants starting December 7 (details to follow). Thank you for your support!

2022 NCEA Poinsettia Ordering Form

Renovate the Dome
Visit during the "Open Dome"

Please visit the 1971 planetarium to learn more about the renovation! Join us on November 30 for our "Open Dome" to learn more about renovation plans! Click HERE to register and visit us at to learn more. 

P.S. How do you keep the kids out of the kitchen Thanksgiving week? Send them to Pine Street to support local faves Tony's Deli, Zumbach's and CT Sandwich who support the Renovate The Dome campaign. Specials run from November 23-26.

New Canaan CARES
"Kids Menu: The Substances Available to Our Kids These Days and the Effects on Their Lives"

December 1 | 7:00 pm

Please join New Canaan CARES and their partners in welcoming New Canaan High School Resource Officer Jeff Deak and Tricia Dahl, Research Assistant from Yale School of Medicine, in an eye-opening discussion about the common substances accessible to our children, how they affect the adolescent brain, and what we see in our community and schools. This program is intended for middle and high school families. Students are invited and encouraged to attend. Click HERE for more information and to register

Location: Saxe Middle School Auditorium

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