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Updated August 21, 2015

It’s almost back-to-school time in town, which means we’re back in your inbox to keep you in-the-know on a weekly basis! Here’s our take on what’s good to know this week ….
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 Mental Notes

 Back to School Bullets

Here are some nuggets of info you may find helpful in preparing for back-to-school: we will include links to bus schedules and new information as it becomes available in our First Day of School 2015-16 post, so be sure to bookark it.

  • First day of Darien Public School is August 31, 2015.
  • Kindergardeners have a one-hour orientation/ school visit with parents on August 31, and begin the full day schedule on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Specific times and information will be mailed to parents of Kindergardeners next week.
  • Bus schedules will be available next week on the Darien Public Schools website, as well as in local newspapers at the end of the week.
  • Class information packets for the 2015-16 school year should be arriving in mailboxes any day.
  • Lunch menus, as they become available, will be posted here: bookmark the link for easy future reference.
  • Learn more about school curriculums, lunch prepayment, ASPEN, your school’s PTO and more in our Newcomer’s e-kit, here.

 Tax Free Week in Darien Ends Tomorrow

Don’t miss out on some great local deals, tax-free, through close of business Saturday, 8/22/16.

 Registration FYIs

 Darien YMCA Fall Sports

Registration is open for these fall sports programs. To view a complete catalog of Darien YMCA program offerings, click here.

 Darien Arts Center (DAC) Fall Classes

Registration is now open for classes including dance, visual art, music and theater for all ages. Click here to review program catalog.

 Darien Parks & Rec Fall Programs

Registration for Darien residents begins on August 27th, 2015 at 8:30am. Non-resident regiatration begins September 1st, 2016.) For a complete catalog of child and adult programs, click here. Use the Category/Subcategory links in the left margin of the page to navigate the catalog.

 What’s On This Weekend

(From our Community Calendar: click the event title for more information)

Friday, 21 August, 2015
Saturday, 22 August, 2015
Sunday, 23 August, 2015

 Save The Dates

Parent Enrichment & Support Programs

 PSAT/ SAT/ ACT: Where Should You Start?
September 3rd, 2015: 7:30pm @The Depot
September 16th, 2015: 10:00am @The Depot
FREE presentation for parents of high schoolers on navigation the world of college prep testing by Lynn Carnegie, founder of local test prep center Carnegie Pollak.

FUNdraisers

 The BIGGER Rig Gig (OPUS for Person-to-Person)
September 26, 2015: 6:30pm-11:00pm @Ox Ridge Hunt Club
TICKETS ON SALE NOW ~ First come, first-served. The beloved “touch-a-truck” fundraising event for kids of years past has grown up! Enjoy an adult evening sampling cuisine from area food trucks, cocktails, dancing, a silent auction and more.

 We’re Buzzing About

This summer, we completed our Darien Newcomer’s e-Kit: a curated, condensed, mobile-friendly, step-by-step guide to everything newcomers to town need to know to get settled in and start living the dream here in Darien.

If you have a new neighbor or friends planning to move here, please encourage them to check it out at AllAboutDarien.com!

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