Congratulations 8th Grade Families!


It's a Saxe tradition to celebrate our 8th graders in a big way for all their hard work and success throughout their four years at Saxe. End-of-year planning is in full swing for a final farewell to the Saxe graduating class of 2024.


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   







8th Grade Picnic


Get ready for a fantastic afternoon at the 8th Grade Class Picnic on June 11th! We're thrilled for an event filled with laughter, games, and delicious food, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Saxe PTC.


To ensure we have enough for everyone, we're offering students three mouthwatering sandwich options. Please let us know your student's preference by May 15, 2024. If we don't receive a response, we'll assume they prefer Option #1.


 Click HERE to make your selection. 


8th Grade Bash

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 5:30 - 7:30 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 a Pizza Truck PLUS a candy and snack bar. This event will take place outdoors on the grassy fields, so dress accordingly. The cost is $40 per ticket.


Purchase Bash Tickets


Should any costs associated with an event present a hardship for an individual family, please reach out to your child’s counselor. 


Volunteer Opportunities

We have a fantastic event planned for this year’s 8th Grade Saxe Bash ‘24! If you’re looking for ways to volunteer your time, please reach out to Marley Thackray at



8th Grade End-of-Year Video

The 8th-grade end-of-the-year video is in motion!  Please submit 2 photos of your 8th grader for our end-of-the-year video. This video will be played at graduation and available for parents to view/download after graduation. The submission Deadline is Thursday, May 30th. 


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 for the 2024 8th grade class; pets are the exception. JPEG/PNG accepted:

  •  1 of your child 0-8 years
  •  1 from their SAXE years



Submit pictures HERE


Brownstone Adventure Park Field Trip

8th grade field trip will be at Brownstone Adventure Sports Park, in Portland, CT. The 8th grade class will be able to enjoy a fun-filled day of swimming, zip-lining, rock climbing, and a variety of other activities at one of Connecticut's best water parks! Buses will return to Saxe at approximately 3:15 pm. 


The cost of the trip is $85. Tickets and Permission Form needed.


Click HERE for Brownstone Payment 

Click HERE for REQUIRED Permission Form


If your child(ren) cannot attend the field trip, please contact Lin Beware at for attendance purposes.


Lawn Sign Pick Ups

Sales are now closed. Pick up information below. 


8th-grade lawn signs will be distributed at Saxe:

  • *NEW DATE* Friday, May 31st between 2:00-2:45 PM
  • Thursday, June 6th between 2:30-3:15 PM (after Brownstone Field Trip)


Any questions?  Please reach out to Elizabeth DeMuth or Tia Whinery.


Tech or ordering issues?  Please reach out to Lydia Kremer.







8th Grade Class Trip to Brownstone Adventure Sports Park 

Thursday, June 6th (full day)

Buses will return to Saxe at approximately 3:15 pm. Tickets and Permission Forms are required.


Bagel Breakfast & Yearbook Signing

Friday, June 7th
Students will get their first peek at the 2023-24 yearbooks while enjoying a casual bagel breakfast with their friends at Saxe first thing in the morning. 


8th Grade Bash
Monday, June 10th, 5:30-7:30pm 

Details above.


8th Grade Class Picnic

Tuesday, June 11th

Click HERE to let us know your child(ren) sandwich selection by May 15th.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Practice

Thursday, June 13th

Students will practice at New Canaan High School.


8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Friday, June 14th, 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 2024 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 Elizabeth DeMuth or Tia Whinery.


Tech or ordering issues?  Please reach out to Lydia Kremer.