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Originally delivered on 3/19/2023 8:08 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, March 20-25


For a look ahead at more upcoming PFA events, scroll to the bottom of this newsletter or view the full calendar on the PFA website.

Wednesday, March 22 | 6:45 PM

The PFA and the NCHS Counseling Department are excited to announce the return of Career Night! This traditionally biennial event was last held in 2019 due to the pandemic. 

Career Night offers all NCHS students the opportunity to hear from successful professionals and entrepreneurs working in a variety of industries and careers. The information students learn at Career Night may inspire brand new academic interests or reinforce existing ones. 

Either way, it's sure to be an invaluable evening that your student won't want to miss, particularly our juniors who won’t get another chance to participate before they graduate!

Details will be posted on our website as they’re confirmed.

Post Prom 2023

Did you get tickets yet for the number one Post Prom fundraiser?!

Friday, March 31 | 6:30 PM

Ram Jam is our biggest Post Prom fundraiser! Come out on March 31 at 6:30 PM to support our senior boys and girls. Please spread the word and buy tickets. Ticket price is $20 online and $25 at the door. 

Buy Tickets!
Calling All Book Lovers!

The NCHS Library is looking for volunteers on Fridays. Shifts are 95 minutes every other week. No prior experience necessary! This is a fun, very low-stress opportunity to make a positive impact on our school. Please contact Liz Orelup for more information.

Happy St. Paddy's Day! ☘️

On Friday, the PFA brought back Pipe Major Jonathan Henken again this year to entertain students and staff with live music during the lunch block.

College Essay Workshop for Juniors
Tuesday, March 28 | 7:00 PM

Thanks to a generous grant from the PFA, the Writing Center will host the second of two college essay workshops for junior students this month. This workshop will be held on March 28 from 7:00-8:30 PM over Zoom and will help students decide on an appropriate way to structure their essays. The Zoom link for this event is HERE


New Canaan Scholarship Foundation Color Drop
Saturday, March 25 | 10:00 AM

Support the NCSF with a purchase of golf balls to be entered in the 3rd annual helicopter color ball drop! 2,000 numbered golf balls will be released over a target at Waveny. The balls closest to the target will win one of four very special prizes. Click HERE to purchase your golf balls starting March 1. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the NCSF for need-based scholarships given to NCHS graduates. Buy your balls early, as this event sells out every year!

EVENT LOCATION: Waveny Soccer Fields

"Through Our Eyes XI" — NCHS Art Show 2023
Now through April 1

"Through Our Eyes XI" marks our 11th collaboration with the Carriage Barn Arts Center, exhibiting NCHS student art in their beautiful and recently expanded gallery space. Please join the NCHS Art Department in celebrating the artistic achievements of our creative and hard-working students. Artworks from all media have been selected based on their distinguished level of creativity, personal voice and technical skill.

EVENT LOCATION: Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park

Raising Athletes for Life
Thursday, March 23 | 7:00 PM

Please join us for "Raising Athletes for Life," a free program sponsored by New Canaan CARES and the New Canaan Athletic Foundation on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00 PM in the Bartlett Auditorium at the New Canaan Library. Garland Allen, co-founder of inCourage, will moderate a panel of distinguished local athletes to discuss how athletes, parents, coaches and educators define success and what that means for us, as a community, as we work to create a healthy sports culture.

EVENT LOCATION: New Canaan Library

Flowers/Wine Tasting Workshop at The Carriage Barn
Thursday, March 23 | 6:30 PM

Join us for a fun, creative evening with friends to celebrate Spring’s arrival with flowers & wine! Sample and learn about the best wines and pairings for Spring/Easter with Craftbottlz, then Emily Candee of Vine Floral will help you create a beautiful fresh arrangement to take home to brighten up your table for Spring! $125 members/$140 non member
Space is limited. Click HERE to register.

EVENT LOCATION: The Carriage Barn, Waveny Park

Bees, Chickens and Permaculture Gardening Workshop
Wednesday, March 29 | 11:00 AM

Spring is just around the corner and now is the time to learn how you can improve your outdoor space while also helping the environment. Diego and Claudio of Back to Nature will be sharing simple tools that will help you make a positive impact on your yard, your well-being and the natural world around you.

Come learn how bees can help pollination in your garden and chickens will aid your efforts in composting and pest control. They will also cover how to use natural forces of wind, water, and sun to create a more permanent, self-sustaining garden ecosystem in your own backyard! Click HERE to register.

EVENT LOCATION: The New Canaan Nature Center

Basics Of Floral Line Drawing At The Carriage Barn
Wednesday, March 29 | 6:30 PM

Come socialize, create and have fun with your friends at the Art Bar!
Allison Costlow of The Poppy Pen will teach you how to create beautiful line drawn florals step-by-step in a relaxed and fun environment.  In this in-person class, you will learn how to draw gorgeous flowers from simple shapes and layer them to create beautiful pieces of art.

This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning floral line drawing. No previous artistic experience is necessary. Using pencil, micron pens, and colored pencils, students will walk away with an elegant framed floral artwork of their own! BYO beverage and snack if desired. Member $35/non-member $40. Click HERE to register.

EVENT LOCATION: The Carriage Barn, Waveny Park

Mark Your Calendars!
Wednesday, March 22
6:45p Career Night 2023
Thursday, March 23
7:00p Career Night (Snow Date)
Thursday, March 30
9:30a 11th Grade Networking: Planning the Spring College Search
Friday, March 31
6:30p Ram Jam 2023, a Post Prom Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 5
8:30a PFA Executive Board Meeting
7:00p Inside College Admissions : NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Friday, April 21
7:00p Junior Prom
Monday, April 24
12:00a Safe Driving Week (All Grades)
Tuesday, April 25
9:30a 12th Grade Networking: College Ready? What to Expect and Tips for the Transition
Wednesday, April 26
9:30a PFA General Meeting
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