COMMUNITY CLICKS

Through Our Eyes VIII: The NCHS Annual Art Exhibit

March 2-20 (opening reception on March 2 from 5pm-7pm), Carriage Barn

The Carriage Barn Arts Center and NCPS celebrate the skills, creativity, and personal voices of NCHS art students with an all-media exhibition called "Through Our Eyes VII". Click HERE for more information. 

 

Financial Fitness for Women

March 3 at 10:00 AM, New Canaan Library Lamb Room

In a supportive and fun atmosphere, come explore major challenges women face when it comes to investments. Learn how to overcome them to build a more financially secure future. Speakers include Kerry Connell, Allison Donaldson and Sue Lione from HTG Investment Advisors. Click HERE for more information or to register. 

Help Your Child Get Organized and Plan Ahead for Success with Less Stress

March 10 at 9:30 AM, Saxe Auditorium

In this workshop, Christopher Bogart, PhD, will help parents understand the Executive Function skills that students are developing. What are appropriate expectations for middle school? Get concrete tips to use at home for academic success while reducing everyone’s stress Click HERE for more information about this middle/high school program or to register.

 

The Pressure to be Perfect and its Unintended Consequences 

March 11 at 9:30 AM, NCHS Wagner Room

Our world is competitive and parents, educators and leaders are unwittingly passing the pressure to be perfect onto their children. In turn, our children are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and stressed. Learn what you can do about it! Click HERE for more information about this middle/high school program or to register.

NCHS Theatre Presents The Jukebox Musical Mamma Mia!

March 19-21 at 7:00 PM, NCHS Auditorium 

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding—one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing. Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Middle School Puberty: Parents, Let’s Talk!

March 25 at 9:30 AM, Saxe Auditorium

Raise your awareness about your child’s changing bodies, emotions and hormones as well as develop strategies for communicating in a consistent positive manner. Presentation by Ellen Brezovsky. Click HERE for more information or to register. 

LGBTQ+: Understanding the Terminology of Identity

March 26 at 6:30 PM, New Canaan Library Lamb Room

Learn more about gender identity, sexual orientation and inclusion with Micaela Scully, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in LGBTQ+ specific struggles and concerns. This event will be streaming live via New Canaan CARES Facebook. Presented by New Canaan CARES, the New Canaan Library, Silver Hill Hospital and The Lighthouse (an LGBTQ teen program). Click HERE for more information or to register.

RAM JAM

March 27 at 7:00 PM, NCHS Auditorium

Please join us for the 2nd annual RamJam on March 27th at 7pm in the NCHS Auditorium. RamJam is our biggest fund raiser for the Senior Post Prom party so please join us as we watch the seniors in lip-sync performances, walking the cat walk in the latest prom fashions, and performing in live bands! Click HERE for more information. 

Spring Lacrosse Registration is Open!

Registration for spring lacrosse programs for girls and boys in grades 5-8 is open! Sign up by the Jan. 29th deadline to avoid a $200 late fee for spring programs. Click HERE for more details and to register.

New Canaan Squash Registration

Registration is open for New Canaan Squash! Programs are available for boys and girls kindergarten through 12th grade. New this year is a Girls Only Squash Fit program for girls 5th to 8th grade. New to squash players are welcome to try a complementary class - please reach out to the grade specific contacts below if you are interested. Click HERE for more information on any of these programs or contact Taylor Benevento for 7th and 8th grade at  and Ipek Savasoglu for 5th and 6th grade at 

Join the RAM Council

RAM Council is a group for 8th graders who choose to take a pledge to remain substance free (vaping, tobacco, alcohol, etc). There will be monthly meetings at Saxe Middle School on Thursdays after school that will have various themes, including building self- esteem, how/why to say no to underage drinking and substance abuse, and healthy decision-making as well as fun outings. Strengthening public speaking skills will also be part of our program, along with numerous guest speakers. At the end of the Spring, the “Eighth Grade Segment” of our Foundation will join forces with our high school group for our Annual End of the Year Celebration, during which members will hear speakers, receive awards, and be invited to join the high school RAM Council. If you are interested in attending or want more information, please contact Joyce Sixsmith.

Ongoing Programs

New Canaan YMCA

Be on the lookout for monthly Middle School Nights. Contact George Bennett with any questions (203) 920-1634.

Computers for Kids

For close to 20 years, the Computers for Kids program has been collecting gently used desktop and laptop computers, fixing them up, and giving them to families in need.
If you know a child or family in need of a computer, please email Patty Potts at patricia.potts@ncps-k12.org. Our goal is to give computers to people who can't afford to buy one. If you have an unused computer to donate, please bring it to the Saxe Lower Division Security Desk labeled with your name and address. We currently have a waiting list of about ten children needing computers or laptops. Laptops are in especially high demand.

  • Community member Julius Alexander prepares the CPUs for us, as he has for many years.

  • Custodian Bob Tonucci now organizes our stock and finds monitors, keyboards, etc. to work with the CPUs, and Roger Wachnicki accepts donations and helps recipients pick up their "new" computers.

  • This program would not run without their generous help, and new volunteers are always welcome.

 

Saxe Middle School Parent Teacher Council        468 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT 06840       saxeptc@gmail.com

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