COMMUNITY CLICKS

Get Geared Up for the Turkey Bowl!

Limited Edition 2019 Turkey Bowl t-shirts in youth medium-adult 3XL will be available for $20 at the following locations.

  • Wednesday, 11/13 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM—NCHS Lobby

  • Thursday, 11/14 from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM—NCHS Lobby

  • Friday, 11/15 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM—NCHS Spirit Wear Store

 

There will also be extended hours at the NCHS Spirit Wear Store the week of Thanksgiving:

  • Tuesday, 11/19 from 6:45-8:00 AM, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM and 2:00-5:30 PM

  • Wednesday, 11/20 from 4:00-6:00 PM 

  • Thursday, 11/21 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 

  • Friday, 11/22 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM 

 

T-shirts will also be sold at the home Varsity Football games on 11/15.

New Canaan CARES Book Discussion: How to Raise an Adult

Nov 14 at 6:30 PM, Elm Street Books

Join other parents to talk about how to prepare our kids for success. Discussion will facilitated by Ellen Brezovsky and geared toward elementary/early middle school parents. Limited to 15 participants.  Click HERE to register.

Talking to Your Kids about the Birds & the Bees (Middle School)

Nov 19 from 7:00-8:00 PM, New Canaan Library

When should parents begin explaining reproduction, puberty, and sexual health to children? How can parents do so in a way that is informational yet developmentally appropriate? New Canaan Library is excited to host Amanda Romaniello, LPC, who will help moms, dads, and caregivers prepare to have a frank discussion on “the birds and the bees” with their child. Click HERE to register. This session is geared towards the parents of middle school children. Parents of elementary school-aged children can attend our session for parents of younger kids on Tues, Nov 12 at 7:00 PM.

Vaping 101: Community Conversation for Parents and Teens (6th-12th grade)

Nov 20 from 7:00-8:30 PM, New Canaan High School's Wagner Room

Learn the facts about vaping, effects on physical and emotional health, and consequences on the brain. With Dr. Stephen L. Dewey Department of Psychiatry, NYU Director Research Education, The Seafield Center. A program of New Canaan CARES, RAM Council and The New Canaan Parent Support Group. Click HERE for more information and to register. 

Holiday Market at New Canaan Nature Center

Preview Party: Nov 20 from 7:00-9:00 PM, Nature Center Visitors Center

Holiday Market: Nov 21 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Nature Center Visitors Center

The New Canaan Nature Center is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Holiday Market and Preview Party. This is one of the Nature Center's largest fundraisers. Entrance to the Holiday Market is free.  Click HERE  to purchase tickets to the Preview Party.

A Positive Approach to Navigating Social Media and Technology

Nov 21 at 8:30 AM, New Canaan Country School

Whether your child has a smartphone, flip phone or no phone, Social Media Coach Josh Lutkus will offer a refreshing, positive approach for parents to guide and support children in making positive choices while using technology in social ways. Learn the most popular apps and safest privacy settings. Develop a Family Standards agreement you can use today. Practice building trust through open conversations with your child. Click HERE to register (registration required). New Canaan CARES and New Canaan Country School Program

NCHS Theatre's Upperclassmen Present Clue on Stage

Nov 21-23 at 7:00 PM, New Canaan High School

It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist. Click HERE for more information or to purchase tickets. 

Submit Photos to the Historical Society's Community Portrait

Deadline: January 1, 2020

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society is embarking on an ambitious art project – a community portrait comprised of what will be thousands of photographs of residents, as well as some iconic buildings and places in Town. The lengthy banner will be installed June 6, 2020 on the lawn at the Society’s campus at 13 Oenoke Ridge. The project, generously funded by the New Canaan Community Foundation, brings together the faces of New Canaan. Young and old, the diverse canvas will celebrate all who live in New Canaan today, the very same residents who will be part of New Canaan’s history tomorrow. Be part of history! To be included, please email a photograph to info@nchistory.org by January 1, 2020. These images will be incorporated digitally into a composite designed by Gina Federico. The Society hopes that everyone’s face will appear in this special installation. It is a way to share in the spirit of what makes this town so vital—its community.

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.

New Canaan Youth Wrestling

Registration for New Canaan Youth Wrestling’s 2019-2020 Winter Season is OPEN! Click HERE to register. Sessions are available for Elementary and Middle School ages. Our Elementary session will be coached by NCHS coach Bobby Rushton! Practices begin December 2nd and all sessions meet at the NCHS Wrestling Room. Space is limited so register early! Avoid the late fee and register before November 8th. Questions? Contact Patty Zoccolillo (203-428-7678).

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 

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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