8th Grade Year End Events

Mark Your Calendars!

Panoramic Picture Day at Saxe Middle School

Thurs. May 18 (rain date: Friday, May 19th)

Cost: $20.  Check made out to "Lifetouch Studios"

Lifetouch Studios will take a panoramic photo of the entire 8th Grade class looking their finest. While this is a nice keepsake for students, there is no obligation to purchase the photo. Those wishing to purchase the photo should bring the completed order form to school on the day of the picture, along with a check made out to "Lifetouch Studios" in the amount of $22.00.


Lake compounce Field Trip

Thurs. June 8th (rain or shine)

Cost: $50.  Payments may be made via School Cash

Students will enjoy an all-day celebration at Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, CT. They are to arrive at school at the regular time and organize themselves by team before departing at 8:00am; Buses should return to Saxe by 3:30pm (*students should arrange for transportation home). The day will include amusement park rides, access to the waterpark, and a barbeque style luncheon. The park provides two large pavilions for weather protection if needed. Lake Compounce offers fully-trained personnel to staff each activity and additional trained medical staff for first aid situations. In addition, the 8th grade teachers and I will attend to supervise students throughout the day. Dress is casual, and students may want to bring a towel and/or change of clothes for the water park. We suggest that students wear and/or bring sunscreen and pack lightly (i.e. a backpack). Chaperones are not able to assist students in managing their personal belongings, but Lake Compounce provides a secure area for backpacks. We recommend that students refrain from bringing electronic devices beyond their cell phones. Payments should be made online via SchoolCash, If you encounter technical difficulties, please call 866-961-1903 for 24-hour School Cash assistance. A check payable to "Saxe Activity Fund" can also be sent to Lisa Jarosik in the Upper Division office by Friday, June 2nd.  CLICK HERE TO MAKE PAYMENT.


Bagel Breakfast / Window Decorating in Saxe Cafeteria

Fri. June 16 (during first period)

Students will enjoy a bagel breakfast and demonstrate their 8th grade

spirit by decorating the cafeteria windows.


8th Grade Dance at Saxe Middle School

Mon. June 19, 6:30-9:00pm

Cost: $20. Payments due by Friday, June 3rd via School Cash

The annual 8th Grade Dinner-Dance will be held in the Main Gym at Saxe from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Shirts and ties, and appropriate dresses (no strapless) are typical attire at this event. Please contact the school nurse with any allergy concerns, as a buffet of appetizers and finger-foods will be available. Tickets will be distributed during lunch from June 6th through June 8th. Payments should be made online by Friday, June 3rd - CLICK HERE TO MAKE PAYMENTPlease CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER


8th Grade Picnic & Promotion Practice

Tues. June 20, 8:20-11:00am - NCHS & Saxe Field

We will start the day with a promotion rehearsal followed by a fun-filled outdoor picnic, sponsored by the Saxe PTC. A full menu will be available

prior to the event on the Saxe Website. Please CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER.


Promotion Ceremony

Wed. June 21, 9:45-11:00am - New Canaan High School Gymnasium (student drop off at 9:15am)

This annual event marks the final day of our 8th graders’ middle school careers, and a celebration of all they have accomplished during their time at Saxe. As this is a special day for students and families, we ask students dress accordingly (typical attire for boys consists of a shirt and tie, and for girls, dresses, skirts, etc). If you would like to donate water for the promotion ceremony, please CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER.


Attention 8th Grade Parents!


End of school year is fast approaching and that means our 8th graders will be saying goodbye to Saxe.  

Please help us make their year end a memorable one by volunteering for the following events and water donation.




Bagel Breakfast

Friday, June 16 from 7:00am - 8:15pm


8th Grade Dinner Dance

Monday, June 19 from 2:30pm - 4:00pm


8th Grade Picnic

Tuesday, June 20 from 9:30am - 11:30am


Water Donations

Since water is needed for the dance, picnic,

and the graduation ceremony, please drop off

wateras instructed on the sign up. 

Thank you!



As noted in the event descriptions, please pay for events using the "School Cash" payment method.  You may also used the link below if you would like to donate and help the PTC supplement these wonderful 8th Grade Year End Events.  Any amount is greatly appreciated!


Click Here to







If you have any questions, please contact

Amy Plum or Susie Catlin


NCHS Meet the Coaches Night

8th Grade Students & Parents


Thursday, June 8th @ 6:30pm 



NC Rams All-Sports Booster Club presents "Meet the Coach Night" for current 8th Grade students and their parents, for more information about NCHS sports and the Booster Club, including tours of the athletic facilities.  Head Coaches for every sport will be in attendance, and spirit items will be available for purchase.