Hello 8th Grade Families!


Planning is in full swing for a final farewell to our amazing Saxe Middle School class of 2023! We are excited to bring a full schedule of year-end activities to send off our 8th graders! 

 ~See the complete schedule and details below~


*Should any of the costs associated with the events be prohibitive, please reach out to your child’s counselor. For general questions regarding any of our end-of-year celebrations, please reach out to 8th-grade assistant Ms. Lin Benware at (203) 594-4538 or Lin.Benware@ncps-k12.org.  




Celebrate your student with lawn signs!

Help celebrate the Saxe Class of 2023 by purchasing a yard sign for your 8th Grader.  Proceeds go towards the 8th grade end-of-year activities.  Sales have closed. 
**Pick-ups:  8th-grade lawn signs will be distributed in connection with the Brownstone field trip pick-up from Saxe on June 9th between 2:30-3:15 PM. If you are unable to pick up on June 9th, we will also offer pick up on Monday, June 12th, between 2:00-2:30 at Saxe.


Photo request for the end-of-the-year video!

The 8th-grade end-of-the-year video is in motion!  Please submit 3 photos of your 8th grader for our end-of-the-year video HERE.  The last day to submit photos is June 4th. 


Please submit 3 pictures:
What makes a good submission?  Images that show your child in action doing something they enjoy.  Treasured preschool snaps. Pictures that make you smile. Please keep images to the 2023 8th grade class, pets are the exception 😉. JPEG/PNG accepted:
  • 📸 1 of your child 0-8 years
  • 📸 📸 2 from their SAXE years


This video will be played at graduation and made available to for parents to view/download after




8th Grade Class Trip to Brownstone Adventure Sports Park 

Friday, June 9th (full day)

8th graders will kick off our end-of-year events celebration with a fun-filled day of class bonding at the beautiful Brownstone Adventure Park, including swimming, zip-lining, rock climbing, and other activities. 


COST: The cost of the trip is $90. Tickets may be purchased HERE.




If your child(ren) cannot attend the field trip, please contact Lin Beware at Lin.Benware@ncps-k12.org for attendance purposes.


WHAT TO BRING:  Students should prepare for a day outside and bring or wear the following: bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, water shoes, etc. Given the nature of the activities, students should feel comfortable wearing a t-shirt/swim shirt and/or shorts over their swimsuits. If they are planning to do rock climbing, sneakers or rock climbing shoes are required. Life preservers are required to be worn at all times and are provided by the venue.


FOOD:  Students may bring a bag lunch or purchase one at the snack bar. Bag lunches should not have bottles or any peanut products.


PHONES:  To avoid loss, theft, or damage, we strongly encourage students to leave their cell phones at home. If students choose to bring them, they should be powered down and stored in their bags, and/or secured in the onsite lockers that are available for purchase.


COMMUNICATION:  Chaperones will have a phone in the event of an emergency, and communication will be sent to parents when we leave the park and as we get closer to Saxe. In the unlikely event that you would need to contact your child, you may call the school, and they will contact the administrator onsite.


DAY OF TRANSPORTATION DETAILS:  Students should arrive at school at the regular time and report to their designated room. Buses will return to Saxe at approximately 3:15 pm.


Class of 2023 Farewell Bash
Tuesday, June 13, 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Saxe Fields, rain or Shine.  This event is for current 8th-grade Saxe students only.
The party of the year for 8th graders! Students can expect a wonderful sendoff celebration event. There will be a DJ spinning tunes, lots of dancing, and a wide variety of fun lawn games and exciting activities like air hockey, basketball hoop shots, and photo booths. Students will enjoy dinner from Colony Grill Pizza Truck PLUS a candy and snack bar. This event will take place outdoors on the grassy fields, so dress accordingly. The cost is $30 per ticket.
Should any costs associated with an event present a hardship for an individual family, please reach out to your child’s counselor. 
*Each student will need an individual ticket. If you have 2 eighth graders, please add 2 Bash tickets to your cart.  
Volunteer Opportunities
We have a fantastic event planned for this year’s 8th Grade Saxe Bash ‘23! If you’re looking for ways to contribute to what will be a lasting memory for your child, please volunteer your time and/or donate goodies! 
Click HERE to donate goodies and supplies to the Bash.
Click HERE to donate your time and help out in person. 

8th Grade Class Picnic

Monday, June 12th

Students will enjoy a picnic lunch and games with their classmates sponsored by Saxe PTC!

Order lunch HERE.  The deadline for lunch orders is June 6th.







Any questions?  Please reach out to:

Jenny Mehta:  jenny.mehta@gmail.com 

Elizabeth DeMuth: cedemuth@gmail.com


Tech or ordering issues?  Please reach out to:

Jera Flood:  jeraflood@gmail.com





8th Grade Class Trip to Brownstone Adventure Sports Park 

Friday, June 9th (full day)

Details above.


8th Grade Class Picnic

Monday, June 12th

Details above.


Class of 2023 Farewell Bash
Tuesday, June 13th, 5-7 p.m. 

 Details above.


Bagel Breakfast & Yearbook Signing

Wednesday, June 14th 
Students will get their first peek at the 2022-23 yearbooks and be able to enjoy a casual bagel breakfast with their friends at Saxe first thing in the morning. 


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Practice

Thursday, June 15th, 9:00 - 10:25 a.m.

Students will practice at New Canaan High School.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Friday, June 16th, 9:45 a.m., New Canaan High School Gymnasium
For our final event, we will once again be able to have a proper send-off for the Saxe Class of 2023 with our traditional promotion ceremony at New Canaan High School. The occasion is formal, so please dress accordingly. Drop-off is at 9:15 at Dunning Field.


Any questions? Please reach out to:

Jenny Mehta:  jenny.mehta@gmail.com 

Elizabeth DeMuth: cedemuth@gmail.com


Tech or ordering issues?  Please reach out to:

Jera Flood:  jeraflood@gmail.com