New Canaan Board of Education

"The New Canaan Board of Education is pleased to be the bridge between our community and our school system. Pursuant to Connecticut state law and our By-Laws, we are the municipal body within New Canaan which governs public education in our Town. For General Information about the BOE, click here to visit our website."

November 11, 2015 | Saxe Building Project Update
We are happy to report that on Tuesday night the Board of Finance approved the full Saxe Middle School expansion and renovation project. The next and final step in the approval process is for the Town Council to consider and vote upon the project, which has been rescheduled for Monday, November 30th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.

According to the timeline shared at last night's Board of Finance meeting, construction is scheduled to begin in June 2016 and to conclude in the fall of 2017.

Click to view the November 10, 2015 Saxe Building Committee Presentation to the Board of Finance.

Town Council Meeting: Thursday, November 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Town Hall
Approve funding for Saxe Building Project

BOE Communications Committee

For latest enrollment projections, click here.

Be in the Know: Click here for more information

    Meetings of the Board are live on Cablevision channel 78 at 7:30pm and rebroadcast on Thursdays at 7:30pm and Mondays at 4:00pm.

    Questions? Please contact the West BOE Reps, Janee Hunter and Laura Kruger (


    We are pleased to announce three amazing items to bid on:

    1. Okemo one-week Ski Getaway

    2. Berkshires 3-night Ski Getaway

    3. Week at Camp Playland

    The auction will be live from December 1st through December 12th, so click here and let your bidding begin!

    100% of auction proceeds go directly to West School! Get your Winter AND Summer planning done and do good for West. It's a win, win!!  

    Questions? Please contact Cecilia Henderson or Karen Willett  --


    Are you ready for the HYPE???

    It's time to TYPE!!!

    Type Hype! is a new extracurricular program that offers many ways for all West School students to improve their keyboarding skills by using fun and educational games found on the West School website. Click here to learn more about Type Hype! and the program rewards!

     Questions? Contact Amy Fields or Ally Pastushan at

    Mighty Math

    Click here to enter your minutes on-line.

    Problem of the month, click here

    Proud to Read Aloud

    A great opportunity for the family to read and discuss books for different age levels. For more information, click here.

    To submit an item to the West Friday Folder e-newsletter,
    please click here.

    Submission Deadline: Wednesdays at Noon

    Upcoming Events

    Click here for the full year 2015-16 PTC Calendar.

    For the 2015-16 and draft 2016-17 New Canaan Public Schools calendars, click here.

    New to West? 

    The New to West (NTW) Team is excited to announce that there are 32 new families at West this year! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact the grade level representatives:

    Grade 1 NTW Representative: Patricia Mee

    Grade 2 NTW Representative: Meredith Petitjean

    Grade 3 NTW Representative: Lesley Hartnett

    Grade 4 NTW Representative: Kim Quinn

    Kindergarten Ambassadors: Christa Kenin and Shannon Kieske

    Please click here for the West Quick Reference Guide.
    PTC Communications

    If you are not receiving PTC emails (such as the Friday Folder) and would like to do so, please click here to fill out and submit a short form to give us the important ability to communicate with you.

    Also - please click here for a printable copy of the West School Quick Reference Guide.

    Spirit Wear

    For more information about Spirit Wear click here.

    Any questions? Contact Julie Passios and Lauren Stannard (

    Parent Education Presentations
    We've had some incredible presentations from our administrators that our parents can access if they missed the meetings, or review the material again even if they were able to attend.

    Click here for the list including links to the presentations.
    To submit an item to the West Friday Folder e-newsletter,
    please click here.

    Submission Deadline: Wednesday at Noon

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