Parents' Association

Grow Together

The New Canaan Country School community came together to celebrate at the school’s biennial auction, with the theme Grow Together, on April 29.

Highlights of the evening included dancing to live music performed by Perri Rossi and his orchestra as well as remarks from Board President Sarah Irwin and Head of School Aaron Cooper.

“There is a reason our school is PreK through Grade 9, these are the years of childhood – the most important years in a person’s life where the foundation is set,” said Head of School Aaron  Cooper in his remarks to the more than 300 parents, faculty and staff gathered in the school’s Athletics & Wellness Center.
Flowering cherry trees on the bar, exquisite centerpieces and floral-patterned attire set a casually elegant, garden party-inspired tone. Auctioneer Erin Ward kicked off the live auction with Ranger’s tickets and a zamboni ride, followed by several unique NCCS-made items and experiences, including bottles of Country School maple syrup, a walk around campus with goats led by the third grade teaching team and a Football is Life soccer tournament and celebration hosted by Lower School Spanish Teacher, Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach (and Ted Lasso fan), Señor Robb. 

The silent auction also featured a round of disc golf with fifth-grade teacher Andrew Bevan, “Sweet Treats” cooking lessons with Middle School teachers Abby Cali and Lindsey Frey and a trip to Sky Zone for an entire class chaperoned by first grade apprentice teachers, among others. 

Special thanks to Parent Association event co-chairs Colleen Overlock and Ryan Marie Brooks, and their teams of parent, faculty and staff volunteers. It was, to date, the most successful auction the school has held in terms of money raised. Proceeds support the school’s financial aid program.
New Canaan Country School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and are afforded all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid policies or any other school-administered programs.