We have much to celebrate. Together, we raised $162,532! We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to donating, and we are so grateful that you chose to donate to Saxe Middle School. 

With your help, we can now restore the outdoor blacktop activity center and turn it into a beautiful, multi-purpose Hawk's Court. The anticipated renovations will begin next summer. Your financial support also helps enhance our students' educational experience - see examples HERE.


October 6th - October 15th

Just Play!
Celebrate Saxe is our annual, one week fundraiser for all of the student-specific initiatives that the PTC funds each year. The PTC spends $232 per student per year to enhance and enrich the learning experience here at Saxe and we raise all of these funds during Celebrate Saxe.  

This year’s theme for Celebrate Saxe 2023 is Just Play! This is a special year as we are raising money to renovate and improve the blacktop activity space. The most highly-used space at Saxe has not been updated in 20 years! This is a significant project that we hope to complete next summer, which is why our fundraising goal is higher than last year.





What is Hawk's Court and why is it important?


The blacktop play area located in the back of Saxe will soon be known as Hawk's Court. It's currently used by virtually every student at Saxe to play at recess, before school and during Gym class. It's used year-round for activities like basketball, foursquare, eating lunch, playing tabletop chess, and lots of other activities, both structured and spontaneous. It's also the only public outdoor basketball court in New Canaan and is used by the wider community after school and on weekends.


Why are we doing this project?

The goal is to create a multi-use, functional and beautiful Hawk’s Court for Saxe students to Just Play! This space was created over 20 years ago and has not been updated since. This treasured space is in need of a makeover.





Be A Part of Celebrate Saxe



We have an ambitious goal of raising $150,000 and achieving 100% participation for this year’s fundraiser. We hope you will join us in this one week fundraising effort to fund the programming and resources that distinguish Saxe as one of the best middle schools around! 



In addition to supporting our teachers, who go above and beyond to create the best possible experience for every student, your contribution makes a big impact in the quality of your child’s education and experience at Saxe.



Help us meet our Celebrate Saxe goal by:



1. Donating online! This is the easiest and quickest way to make your contribution.


Please click the button above to donate




2. Donating by check. Credit card processing fees can cut the value of your donation by 2% or more, so please consider writing a check. Mail or bring your check made payable to Saxe PTC to:


Saxe Main Office

C/O Saxe PTC

468 South Avenue

New Canaan, CT 06840



3. Doubling the impact through Corporate Matching! Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees.  Click here to see list of top corporate matching gift programs. 

For company matching, please contact PTC Treasurer, at saxeptc@gmail.com.



4. Inviting a grandparent, relative, friend or community member to donate.




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Thank you for making a difference!


Tia Whinery, Natalie McPartland, Lauren Nussbaum & Irene Manos

Co-Chairs, Celebrate Saxe



Upcoming Events




October 6th: Kick off Celebrate Saxe - Let's Play! and Walk to School Day

October 8th: Saxe Spirit Day

October 11th: School-wide assembly - The Harlem Magic Masters performance and program on the Benefits of Play 






The Saxe PTC is a 501(c)3 organization.  Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.