Back to School 2018

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Superintendent: All Darien Schools Ready for First Day, Even Fitch Academy

Freshmen Orientation Darien High School 2018
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Fitch Academy, the town’s alternative high school program, might not have its new location ready for the first day of school, district officials said just weeks ago, but it and every school in the district are now expected to start on time, ready for students, Interim Superintendent Elliott Landon said Tuesday night. (more…) Continue Reading →

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From Now Till Darien’s First Day of School, Events for Teachers and New Students

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The 2018-2019 school year starts for most students on Thursday, Aug. 30, but some students, and all teachers can be expected to visit the schools days earlier. Senior portraits, obligatory presentations on substance abuse for students and their parents in order for the students to participate in sports or extracurricular activities, orientation meetings for students attending a new district school, registration for student parking are among the items on the calendar. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Police Advice to Teens, Parents on Driving to and from School — Safely

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The members of the Darien Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that the first day of school is Thursday, Aug. 30. With that date in mind we would like to provide the following safety tips in an effort to keep our children safe as the school year approaches. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Amount of Clothing and Food We Buy and Don’t Use Is Enormous — and Likely More Than You Think

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Before you go out this week and decide to buy back-to-school clothes or other clothing, consider how much of that clothing will actually be worn. According to a survey in 20 countries, the vast majority of items will hang around in your closet or sit in your drawers for a year or more without being worn.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Human Services Director Thanks Darien Sport Shop for ‘Back-to-School’ Clothing Donation

Gina Zangrillo clothing Darien Sport Shop donation 2018
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Darien Human Services Director Ali Ramsteck thanked Gina Zangrillo, president of Darien Sports Shop, for the gift of new children’s clothing, shoes and accessories for the town Human Services Department’s annual back-to-school assistance program. (more…) Continue Reading →

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You Can Support Kids in Military Families With School Supplies Drive Thru Aug 9

Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade 2018
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In addition to Darien Human Services Department’s back-to-school donation drive for Darien school kids from Aug 13 to 30, and the United Church of Rowayton’s drive (through Aug. 15), for area school kids, there’s a third donation drive, this one for children with parents in the military. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Appeals for Donated School Supplies: Rowayton Church’s Drive Runs Till Aug 15; Darien Human Services’ Runs Aug 13 to 30

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Children will start the school year with new backpacks filled with school must-haves, thanks to the backpack drive conducted annually by the United Church of Rowayton for the Department of Children and Families (DCF). (more…) Continue Reading →

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