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 UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey Spring Sundays Program

Sundays - April 7-May 19 at 5 PM-8 PM

 

 

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey offers a "Spring Sundays" program, Sunday evenings from April 7th through May 19th (except April 14th.) All skill levels including beginners, are welcome! It's a great way for returning players to stay sharp, and an easy way for newcomers to give field hockey a try. For more info, head to www.ncyfh.org


 
Circle of Care 5K
Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM
 
 
Sunday May 5th, Merwin Meadows, Wilton, CT
Join us for our 10th Anniversary CARE to Run/Walk and help support children in treatment for cancer in your community. Participate with us on May 5th at 9 AM (or virtually at anytime, anywhere, any way you choose!) Click HERE to register to walk or run today! Share with your friends! Support a great cause. Food and Beverages-Fundraising Prizes-After Race Tailgate

 

New Canaan Chamber Music Children & Families Concert

May 5 at 3:00 PM, New Canaan Library

 

Experience the magic of music and how it inspires the imagination at the 2nd Annual Children & Families Concert at the New Canaan Library's Jim & Dede Bartlett Auditorium! New Canaan Chamber Music's Artistic Director (and former New Canaan kid/soccer player/NCHS alum!), the one and only Andy Armstrong will lead us as we explore!! He will be joined by trumpeter Jeroen Berwaerts who was so fun at last year's concert and soprano Indra Thomas who works with children's groups as well as performing on stage. Don't miss this super fun, exciting one hour concert! Children are free but must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket ($25). Click HERE for tickets.


 

 

Food Allergy Awareness Talk

May 9 at 4:00 PM, New Canaan Library 

 

Food allergy is a significant and potentially life-threatening medical condition affecting 32 million Americans and is on the rise in both children and adults. This talk will review the basics including the most common food allergies in the US, presentation of food allergy, diagnosis of food allergy, common conditions confused with food allergy (celiac disease, lactose intolerance, FPIES), treatment of food allergy and most importantly how to support your community with food allergy and keep your loved ones safe.


 
 
Ben Young All-Sports Camp
Session Dates: 6/17-6/21, 6/24-6/28, 7/8-7/12, and 7/15-7/19
 
Camp Overview: The Ben Young All-Sports Camp is entering its 10th year, and there will be four separate, one week, 9 AM-12 PM sessions between 6/17-6/21, 6/24-6/28, 7/8-7/12, and 7/15-7/19. This camp is designed for students in (rising) grades K-8, and its goal is to get children active in an inclusionary and positive environment where they can take part in fun sports and games. Activities vary from basketball, soccer, tennis, and baseball, to capture the flag, four-square, cornhole, relays, etc., and there are some water activities too. (Over fifteen different sports/games will be played each week!) Also, this camp features an incredible crew of high school and college counselors that are all highly charismatic, mature, nurturing, and responsible, and they each genuinely enjoy being with children. (We have 3 certified teachers and over 75 students on staff!)

Background: Ben grew up in New Canaan, going through the public school system here, and graduated from Bucknell University, where he was a 2-year Co-Captain of their Division I tennis team. This is now Ben’s 16th year at Saxe, and he absolutely loves being a 7th grade language arts teacher and a member/advisor of numerous clubs and committees. Additionally, Ben is the proud Head Coach of the NCHS Boys Varsity Tennis Team.

Registration is open, but please contact ben.young@ncps-k12.org if you have additional questions! Click HERE to learn more.
  
  ONGOING PROGRAMS
 

 

 

Carriage Barn - Website

The mission of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, Inc. is to promote the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community through exhibitions, education, and cultural experiences, and to operate the Carriage Barn Arts Center. The Carriage Barn Arts Center offers a wide variety of youth and community events. Please visit their website for their latest list of events and classes. 

 


 

 

New Canaan Tutor ConnectWebsite

Looking for a tutor? Have HS/College-aged kids or know an NCPS teacher who would like to tutor NCPS students? Please check out TutorConnect, the Girl Scout Silver Award Project of NCHS Freshman Emily Barnes. TutorConnect is a database/website that gives New Canaan students and tutors (paid and volunteer) a place to find each other!

 


 

 

New Canaan CARES - Website

"New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of youth and families. CARES provides responsive educational programs and professional development that support and strengthen parenting skills, positive youth development, and healthy lifestyles – free-of-charge."


 

 

New Canaan Girl Scouts - Website

As the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. New Canaan Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K through 12.

 


 

 

New Canaan Recreation Department - Website

"It is the mission of the New Canaan Recreation Department to enhance the quality of life for New Canaan residents by utilizing all resources under our control including public parks, public buildings, and public facilities to foster beneficial use of personal and family time for recreation and leisure. To accomplish this, we will provide and promote a wide variety of quality recreation services that meet citizen needs and interests at a reasonable cost."


 

 

New Canaan YMCA - Website

"The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

 


 

 

Scouts BSA - Grades 5-12 (3 Troops in New Canaan)

 

Troop 31 - Website

For more information, please visit the website or email the troop

Troop 45 - Website

Troop 45 is: Impactful Service, Inspired Leadership, Expert Scoutcraft, Unforgettable Fun

For more information, please visit the website or contact Scoutmaster Steve Prostor

Troop 70 - Website

Troop 70 is over 40 scouts, many of whom attend Saxe. The troop's website is a great resource for learning about the troop and all the activities the scouts are doing. Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays from 7:30pm to 8:45pm. The location has been changing due to Covid restrictions, but any interested families are welcome to visit. Please reach out to Scoutmaster Jose Morales or Troop Committee Chair Michael Reed with any questions or to go see the scouts in action.

 



 

 

What is SLOBs (Service League of Boys)? - Website

 

NCHS's School Service League of Boys (SLOBs) is a philanthropic club for sons and parents to initiate and promote educational and charitable endeavors that foster community responsibility and leadership, as well as strengthen the parent/son relationship.  Members currently serve over 50+ philanthropic organizations with over 70 different events each school year. SLOBs is the largest service club at NCHS with 250+ members and has served our community with over 35,000 volunteer hours. Please follow us @nchs.slobs to see all the great work these boys accomplish and to see if this group is of interest to you and your son for his high school years. 



 

SPED*NET New Canaan - Website

"SPED*NET Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd. (SPED*NET New Canaan”) is organized exclusively to educate the public on special education and disability-related issues. We strive to empower parents, professionals, and students to become more effective advocates in their schools and communities, particularly in New Canaan, CT, and it’s neighboring towns. We serve as a resource for disability-related information, and as a parent-to-parent support and advocacy network for families of children with individual education plans (IEP’s) and Section 504 plans."