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Originally delivered on 4/16/2023 8:06 pm

SUBJECT: The Weekly Ram: April 17-21

Support our THE FUTURE BEGINS HERE fundraising campaign!

WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2023

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.

Safe Driving Week

Let's Keep Our Teen Drivers SAFE!

April 24-28

With a special focus on keeping our teen drivers safe, this important week-long initiative sponsored and organized by the PFA includes impactful, interactive activities including distracted driving simulators and a Fatal Vision Goggles Challenge that will drive home safety messages to bring awareness to and help prevent the riskiest of teen driving. 

Parents can be the biggest influencers on teens’ choices behind the wheel, so please encourage your teenagers to attend and discuss with them the risks they face as new drivers.

See details below on this very important event!

12th Grade Networking Event: College Ready? What to Expect and Tips for the Transition
Tuesday, April 25 | 9:30 AM

Gregg Sloane, Teen Talk Counselor at NCHS, will share advice on how to prepare our seniors for independent living as well as prepare parents for the upcoming transition. Gerald Gjertsen of Lampert, Toohey, and Rucci will also discuss all the legal documents employed when a child turns 18 and enters college. 

The meeting will also be recorded and posted on the PFA website.


PFA General Meeting
Wednesday, April 26 | 9:30 AM

Please join us for the last PFA General Meeting of the school year. The guest speaker will be Principal Bill Egan. We'll also vote on the 2023-2024 PFA Executive Board slate.

Hope to see you all there!


9th Grade Networking Event: Finding Balance
Thursday, April 27 | 9:30 AM

Please join NCHS School Psychologists Maria Calcagni and Sandra Warkentin for a first-ever presentation designed to help you guide your 9th grader in finding their balance while at NCHS! We will include both academic choices and social ones, as well as tools to effectively communicate with your child regarding these important choices.


Staff Appreciation Lunch
Friday, April 28

In appreciation of our amazing NCHS faculty and staff, the PFA will be treating them to lunch on April 28. We are grateful for the difference they make each and every day in the lives of their students. Thank you for all that you do!

Stay tuned for ways to donate and/or volunteer, which will be announced in an upcoming Weekly.

Pathway Session on Setting Boundaries
Wednesday, April 19 | 7:00 PM

Please join us for an exploration of how boundaries promote recovery from addiction. Amanda Craig, PhD, is a marriage and family therapist. Hosted by the New Canaan Parent Support Group.

The meeting will take place at St. Mark's Church. Enter the door closest to the flagpole. Click HERE to register. 

EVENT LOCATION: St. Mark's Church

Sapienza Scholarship Accepting Applications
May 5 Deadline

It’s scholarship application season, and the New Canaan Community Foundation’s Sapienza Scholarship is now open! This unique scholarship allows candidates the opportunity to get assistance for four years for up to $10,000 per year. It is based on financial need, for high school seniors and higher education candidates who are residents of New Canaan. When applying for a Sapienza scholarship, students will also be able to apply for a Silver Hill Scholarship ($2,000 for students studying health care) and a Dorrico Rotary Award (around $3,500 for exemplary public service). Deadline is May 5. Apply online HERE or contact Meg Soffen.

NC CARES Home Tour Tickets On Sale Now!
May 18, Patron Party; May 24, Home Tour

Tour seven exquisite New Canaan homes while supporting the community work of New Canaan CARES! Experience cutting edge architecture and stunning interiors/exteriors featuring the latest styles and amenities by local designers and trades. Gourmet lunch available. Patron level tickets receive a special invitation to the Patron Party on Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 PM in New Canaan Library's state of the art test kitchen. Join us for great music, specialty cocktails, live raffle, and meet Anna Gass, a New Canaanite and author of Heirloom Kitchen, as she shares her cooking philosophy and demonstrates her favorite recipes. We hope you will join us as we toast the tour and unveil the homes! Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. 

CBC Girls Rowing Club

Start rowing with CBC! Now accepting new athletes (grades 7-12) 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 click HERE or contact Head Coach Liz Trond at (203) 843-8177 (call or TXT).

Mark Your Calendars!
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
Wednesday, May 3
8:30a PFA Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 12
7:00p Senior Prom & Post-Prom Party
Tuesday, May 16
12:00a Senior Internship Program begins
Friday, May 19
9:30a 10th Grade Networking: Post High School Planning
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