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Originally delivered on 3/26/2023 8:04 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram, March 27-31


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.

Ram Jam is This Friday!

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!
Career Night Recap

After a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the PFA and Counseling Department were thrilled to once again host this biennial event last Wednesday evening at the high school. More than 300 students packed into classrooms to hear from almost 60 panelists on a wide array of career paths. 

Successful professionals and entrepreneurs from dozens of industries (click HERE to see the complete list) talked to students about their education and respective journeys as they moved through different roles and stages of their professional life.

Students heard what it was like to work in various positions at Amazon, Google, Norwalk Hospital, Tory Burch, Bridgewater Associates, Sikorsky Aircraft and many more. Those insights hopefully inspired brand new academic interests or reinforced existing ones. If your student missed out on Career Night last week, the next chance to participate will be in 2025!

We would like to extend a very heartfelt “Thank you!” to each of the 56 panelists who so generously donated several hours of their time to speak to our students and answer their questions. It was clear from the number of students who attended and came prepared with thoughtful questions that your service was appreciated. 

Career Night 2023 would not have been possible without the commitment of a team of PFA volunteers who devoted themselves to reviving this valuable event after a four-year hiatus. Thank you, ladies!

School Day SAT Testing
Tuesday, March 28 | 8:00 AM

NCHS will administer the SAT to all 11th graders the morning of Tuesday, March 28, beginning at 8:00 AM. Students in the 11th grade are already registered for this administration of the SAT as this is a mandated assessment for all Connecticut high school juniors.

An abbreviated school day for all other grades will begin at 12:30 PM. Lunch will be available beginning at 11:30 AM. Buses will run on a regular school day schedule.  Students arriving for the 12:30 PM class start time will need to have their own transportation.

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


"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

Last Chance to Register for All-Girls Rowing Program

The all-girls performance rowing program at Connecticut Boat Club (CBC) starts April 3. Now accepting new athletes (7-12th grades) for the spring season. No experience is needed and no tryouts. Athletes will learn to row, develop athleticism, leadership, and learn to compete at local, national, and world levels. Current CBC athletes represent New Canaan, Darien, Ridgefield, and Wilton, among other Fairfield County towns. Alumnae have gone on to row for Division I, II, and II collegiate programs. For more information, contact head coach Liz Trond (203-843-8177) or click HERE for more information.

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

Support for Families of Children With Special Needs
Monday, April 3 | 10:00 AM

Women Empowering Women Institute and the New Canaan Library are collaborating to present a free panel discussion to support moms with children with special needs. Professionals familiar with the field of special needs services will provide moms guidance, support and opportunities for self-care as they navigate their path forward. 

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Mark Your Calendars!
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 : EVENT CANCELLED
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
Thursday, April 27
9:30a 9th Grade Networking: High School: What's Next?
Friday, April 28
9:00a Staff Appreciation Lunch
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