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DECEMBER 2021

Counselors meet with their students for a variety of reasons. Please reassure your student that if they receive an email asking for them to see their counselor it is not a sign that they “are in trouble.” We may want to congratulate them on a wonderful performance in a play or let them know that we have heard from a teacher that they did well on an assignment. There are times when we want to see how we can help following a low grade on a report card but these meetings are always to offer positive help or advice.

 

If your freshman missed their Freshman Appointment with their School Counselor, please ask them to see our secretaries who can reschedule this meeting.

 

Winter vacation is a good time to take stock of how your daughter/son is performing in classes this year. Are they visiting teachers for extra help? Are assignments always handed in on time and thoroughly completed?

Please suggest that your child uses this break to rest and regroup. Remind them of the goals that they set and their progress towards meeting them. Hopefully they can find some unassigned time to find a book of interest and enjoy reading for fun!

 

 

NOVEMBER 2021

Counselors are visiting 9th Grade Health class visits to administer our Freshman Program and give students the opportunity to reflect upon their personal learning and study skills.

First quarter is over and your students have survived and hopefully flourished! The School Counselors are holding individual appointments with each of their freshman students beginning this month. Invitations are being sent via email from Maria Poccia with a date and time of your child’s appointment with their counselor. Have your son/daughter bring questions for us to discuss. We will also be working on a tentative four-year education plan to get your children into that cap and gown. If parents have questions, please call your individual counselor after your son/daughter’s meeting.

 

The time will probably come when your children will need extra assistance in a class. Please encourage them to go and see their teachers when they have difficulties. This is the single, most effective way to see their grades improve.

 

OCTOBER 2021

Counselors will be starting our individual Freshman Appointments in early November. Students will be notified of their date and time for this meeting. If the time is inconvenient, please ask your child to see Mrs. Poccia to reschedule and also let their counselor know. These meetings are for the student and counselor to meet one on one, get to know each other and work on their academic four year plan. Parents are welcome to call us after this appointment or use email if they have questions.

 

AUG/SEPT 2021

Welcome to all of our freshmen students and parents! Students will be meeting counselors during Freshmen Orientation on the first day of school, and we will be starting our Freshman Program in early November. We use this program to begin to get to know our freshmen and answer any questions that they may have. Should there be a more immediate need to speak with a School Counselor, students should see Mrs. Poccia in the counseling office and ask to make an appointment to see their counselor, or they can email maria.poccia@ncps-k12.org. If this matter is URGENT, the student should indicate this and we will make every effort to see her/him as soon as possible. Parents are welcome to email counselors if they have questions.

 

 

  • Freshmen Parent Virtual Orientation 6:30 pm Thursday September 9th 2020. Followed by Open House. More information and Zoom links will be forthcoming.

 

 

 

JUNE 2021

Please remind your students to keep up their grades as we approach the end of this academic year. Happy Summer! Rest and recharge!

 

 

MAY 2021

Freshmen have almost finished their first year of high school. Please remind them to be diligent with their studies and to seek help from teachers as needed.

 

APRIL 2021

 

Please encourage your ninth grader to keep up his/her grades. They do count for college admission as they appear on the high school transcript and are part of the Grade Point Average!

 

 

MARCH 2021

We hope that all of our freshmen have now had their individual appointments with their School Counselors. Please encourage students to see us if they have questions or concerns.

 

FEBRUARY 2021

Counselors have completed their individual freshmen appointments. We hope that students have shared their discussions with their parents. We have also completed our freshman program designed to focus on students’ individual learning styles. Each student completed an online Learning Styles Inventory, through our Naviance post high school planning software. They obtained information designed to help them learn their current study habits and how they might improve.

Please ask your son/daughter to share his/her results with you.

Please encourage your daughter/son to see us if they have any questions or concerns.

 

 

JANUARY 2021

If your son/daughter missed their Freshman Appointment, they may re-schedule with Mrs. Poccia in the School Counseling Office.

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2020

Counselors meet with their students for a variety of reasons. Please reassure your son/daughter that if they receive an email asking to see us it is not a sign that they “are in trouble.” We may want to congratulate them on a wonderful performance in a play, or let them know that we have heard from a teacher that they did well in an assignment. There are times when we want to see how we can help following a low grade on a Report Card but these meetings are always to offer positive help or advice.

 

If your freshman missed her/his Freshman Appointment with his counselor, please ask them to see our secretaries who can reschedule this meeting.

 

Winter vacation is a good time to take stock of how your daughter/son is performing in classes this year. Is she/he disappointed by her/his first quarter grades? Is she/he visiting teachers for extra help? Are her/his assignments always handed in on time and thoroughly completed?

Please suggest that your child uses this break to rest and regroup. Remind them of the goals that they set and their progress towards meeting them. Hopefully they can find some unassigned time to find a book of interest and enjoy reading for fun!

 

 

OCTOBER 2020

We will be starting our individual Freshman Appointments in mid-November. Students will be notified of their individual date and time for this meeting. If this is inconvenient, please ask your son/daughter to come in and reschedule. These meetings are for the student and counselor to meet one-to-one. Parents are welcome to call us after this appointment or use email if they have questions or concerns.

 

 

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF THIS TIME ALL PROGRAMS WILL BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY AND LINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

 

Welcome to all of our freshmen students and parents. Students will be meeting counselors during Freshmen Orientation and we will be starting our Freshmen Program in early November. We use this program to begin to get to know our freshmen and answer any questions that they may have. Should there be a more immediate need to speak with a School Counselor, students should make an appointment to see their counselor through maria.poccia@ncps-k12.org. If this matter is URGENT, please have her/him indicate this and we will make every effort to see her/him as soon as possible. Parents are welcome to email counselors if they have questions.

 

Freshmen Parent Orientation 6:30 pm Thursday September 10th 2020. Followed by Open House. More information will be forthcoming.

 

 

JUNE 2020

Please remind your students to keep up their grades as we approach the end of this academic year. Happy Summer! Rest and recharge!

 

 

Mark Your Calendars Now and SAVE THIS DATE

The PSAT will be offered at New Canaan High School on Saturday, October 17th. Registration will be online through Total Registration but will not be available until September. More information will be in the September Ramogram and in a mailing to juniors this summer from the School Counselors. The counselors recommend that all juniors take this test even if they have taken it as sophomores. 

 

This test is also open to members of the Class of 2023. Please remember that for these students this would be a “practice” for their junior PSAT which is a “practice” for the SAT.

 

 

MAY 2020

Freshmen have almost finished their first year of high school. Please remind them to be diligent with their studies and remind them to seek help from teachers as needed.

 

 

APRIL 2020

Please encourage your ninth grader to keep up his/her grades. They do count for college admission as they appear on the high school transcript and are part of the Grade Point Average!

 

MARCH 2020

We hope that all of our freshmen have now had their individual appointments with their School Counselors. Please encourage students to see us if they have questions or concerns.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2020

Counselors have completed their individual freshmen appointments. We hope that students have shared their discussions with their parents. We have also completed our freshman program designed to focus on students’ individual learning styles. Each student completed an online Learning Styles Inventory, through our Naviance post high school planning software. They obtained information designed to help them learn their current study habits and how they might improve.

Please ask your son/daughter to share his/her results with you.

Please encourage your daughter/son to see us if they have any questions or concerns.

 

 

JANUARY 2020

 

If your son/daughter missed their Freshman Appointment, they may re-schedule with Mrs. Poccia in the School Counseling Office, (203) 594-4649.

Counselors are continuing the program to help freshman students explore their learning styles, through the Naviance system.

Students will also learn how they can begin to keep track of their activities and community service to build a resume.

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2019

 

Counselors meet with their students for a variety of reasons. Please reassure your son/daughter that if they receive an email asking to see us it is not a sign that they “are in trouble.” We may want to congratulate them on a wonderful performance in a play, or let them know that we have heard from a teacher that they did well in an assignment. There are times when we want to see how we can help following a low grade on a Report Card but these meetings are always to offer positive help or advice.

 

If your freshman missed her/his appointment please ask them to see our secretaries who can reschedule this meeting.

 

Winter vacation is a good time to take stock of how your daughter/son is performing in classes this year. Is she/he disappointed by her/his first quarter grades? Is she/he visiting teachers for extra help? Are her/his assignments always handed in on time and thoroughly completed?

Please suggest that your child uses this break to rest and regroup. Remind them of the goals that they set and their progress towards meeting them. Hopefully they can find some unassigned time to find a book of interest and enjoy reading for fun!

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019

Counselors are visiting 9th Grade Health class visits to administer our Freshman Program and give students the opportunity to reflect upon their personal learning and study skills.

 

First quarter is over and your students have survived and hopefully flourished! The school counselors are holding individual appointments with all of their ninth graders beginning this month. Letters are being sent home with a date and time of your child’s appointment with his/her counselor. Have your son/daughter bring questions and we will try to answer them. We will also be working on a tentative four-year education plan to get your children into that cap and gown. If parents have questions, please call your individual counselor after your son/daughter’s meeting.

 

The time will probably come when your children will need extra assistance in a class. Please encourage them to go and see their teachers IMMEDIATELY if they have difficulties. This is the single, most effective way to see their grades improve.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2019

We will be starting our individual Freshman Appointments in mid-November. Students will be notified of their individual date and time for this meeting. If this is inconvenient, please ask your son/daughter to come in and reschedule. These meetings are for the student and counselor to meet one-to-one. Parents are welcome to call us after this appointment or use email if they have questions or concerns.

 

 

AUG/SEPT 2019

Welcome to all of our freshmen students and parents. Students will be meeting in groups with their individual counselors during Freshmen Orientation on the first day and we will be starting our Freshmen Program in early November. We use this program to begin to get to know our freshmen and answer any questions that they may have. Should there be a more immediate need to speak with a School Counselor, students should come into the School Counseling Office and make an appointment. If this matter is URGENT, please have her/him indicate this to our receptionist and we will make every effort to see her/him as soon as possible. Parents are welcome to call us or use email.

 

Freshmen Parent Orientation 6:15 pm Thursday September 12th 2019. This is an opportunity to meet the administration and meet with your child’s counselor to hear about the road ahead before the start of Open House.

 

 

 

JUNE 2019

 

 

Please remind your students to keep up their grades as we approach the end of this academic year. Happy Summer! Rest and recharge!

 

Mark Your Calendars Now and SAVE THIS DATE

 

The PSAT will be offered at New Canaan High School on Saturday, October 19th.  Registration will be online through Total Registration but will not be available until September. More information will be in the September Ramogram and in a mailing to juniors this summer from the School Counselors. The counselors recommend that all juniors take this test even if they have taken it as sophomores.

 

 

This test is also open to members of the Class of 2021. Please remember that for these students this would be a “practice” for their junior PSAT which is a “practice” for the SAT

 

MAY 2019 

 

Freshmen have almost finished their first year of high school. Please remind them to be diligent with their studies and remind them to seek help from teachers as needed.



APRIL 2019

 

Please encourage your ninth grader to keep up his/her grades. They do count for college admission as they appear on the high school transcript and are part of the Grade Point Average!




MARCH 2019

We hope that all of our freshmen have now had their individual appointments with their School Counselors. Please encourage students to see us if they have questions or concerns.


8TH GRADE ORIENTATION EVENING IS ON February 28th 2019 BEGINNING AT 7PM.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2019

 

Counselors have completed their individual freshmen appointments. We hope that students have shared their discussions with their parents. We have also completed our freshman program designed to focus on students’ individual learning styles. Each student completed an online Learning Styles Inventory, through our Naviance post high school planning software. They obtained information designed to help them learn their current study habits and how they might improve.

Please ask your son/daughter to share his/her results with you.

Please encourage your daughter/son to see us if they have any questions or concerns.

 

 

JANUARY 2019

If your son/daughter missed their Freshman Appointment, they may re-schedule with Mrs. Poccia in the School Counseling Office.

Counselors are continuing the program to help freshman students explore their learning styles, through the Naviance system.

Students will also learn how they can begin to keep track of their activities and community service to build a resume.





DECEMBER 2018

 

Counselors meet with their students for a variety of reasons. Please reassure your son/daughter that if they receive an email asking to see us it is not a sign that they “are in trouble.” We may want to congratulate them on a wonderful performance in a play, or let them know that we have heard from a teacher that they did well in an assignment. There are times when we want to see how we can help following a low grade on a Report Card but these meetings are always to offer positive help or advice.

If your freshman missed her/his appointment please ask them to see our secretaries who can reschedule this meeting.

Winter vacation is a good time to take stock of how your daughter/son is performing in classes this year. Is she/he disappointed by her/his first quarter grades? Is she/he visiting teachers for extra help? Are her/his assignments always handed in on time and thoroughly completed?

Please suggest that your child uses this break to rest and regroup. Remind them of the goals that they set and their progress towards meeting them. Hopefully they can find some unassigned time to find a book of interest and enjoy reading for fun!

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Counselors are finishing their Health class visits to administer a Learning Styles Inventory and students had the opportunity to reflect upon their personal learning and study skills.

 

First quarter is over and your students have survived and hopefully flourished! The school counselors are holding individual appointments with all of their ninth graders beginning this month. Letters are being sent home with a date and time of your child’s appointment with his/her counselor. Have your son/daughter bring questions and we will try to answer them. We will also be working on a tentative four-year education plan to get your children into that cap and gown. If parents have questions, please call your individual counselor after your son/daughter’s meeting.

The time will probably come when your children will need extra assistance in a class. Please encourage them to go and see their teachers IMMEDIATELY if they have difficulties. This is the single, most effective way to see their grades improve.

 

 

OCTOBER 2018

 

We will be starting our individual Freshman Appointments in mid-November. Students will be notified of their individual date and time for this meeting. If this is inconvenient, please ask your son/daughter to come in and reschedule. These meetings are for the student and counselor to meet one-to-one. Parents are welcome to call us after this appointment or use email if they have questions or concerns.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Welcome to all of our freshmen students and parents. Students will be meeting in groups with their individual counselors during Freshmen Orientation on the first day and we will be starting our Freshmen Program in early November. We use this program to begin to get to know our freshmen and answer any questions that they may have. Should there be a more immediate need to speak with a School Counselor, students should come into the School Counseling Office and make an appointment. If this matter is URGENT, please have her/him indicate this to our receptionist and we will make every effort to see her/him as soon as possible. Parents are welcome to call us or use e-mail.

 

Freshmen Parent Orientation 6:30 pm Thursday September 13th 2018. This is an opportunity to meet the administration and meet with your child’s counselor to hear about the road ahead before the start of Open House.

 

 

JUNE 2018

 

 

GRADES 9 (CLASS OF 2021)

 

Please remind your students to keep up their grades as we approach the end of this academic year. Happy Summer!

 

Mark Your Calendars Now and SAVE THIS DATE

 

The PSAT will be offered at New Canaan High School on Saturday, October 13th.  Registration will be online through Total Registration but will not be available until September. More information will be in the September Ramogram and in a mailing to juniors this summer from the School Counselors. The counselors recommends that all juniors take this test even if they have taken it as sophomores.

 

This test is also open to members of the Class of 2021. Please remember that for these students this would be a “practice” for their junior PSAT which is a “practice” for the SAT.