Welcome to Lower School Notes!
We excitedly welcome all Lower School families back to campus during this new year! We look forward to a great winter and spring. January is off to quite a frigid start, but it warms our hearts to know how eager children and faculty are to settle into some exciting projects.
During the next few months, we will feature one of the D-E Core Values in Lower School Notes as a reminder to us all about why we elected to be members of this special school community.
Kim and Susan
Dwight-Englewood School Core Value: Community
Community means not only taking responsibility for ourselves, but also caring for those around us. We build community when we show kindness and consideration for one another. We strengthen our community as we work together toward a common goal, whether in the classroom or in extracurricular activities. Finally, service to others both on campus and off, expresses our dedication to community. Though we all have our own individual needs and wishes, we do not try to satisfy them at the expense of others. Indeed we realize our personal dreams more fully when we all give one another strength and support.
In the past, our community has commemorated the contributions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by opening our doors to our school community, as well as local community groups, in order to pack food for communities of need.
This year, the MLK D-E Day of Service on Monday, January 15, will take on a new format under the leadership of Dr. Mirangela Buggs, Director of Equity & Diversity Engagement and Debbie Murphy, Upper School Director of Student Activities and Community Service. Read more
We are delighted to welcome prolific children’s author, Sarah Weeks, to the Lower School on Friday, February 2, 2018!
Sarah has written over 50 picture books and novels for children and young adults, including the best-selling novels, Pie, Save Me a Seat and So B. It, which is now a feature-length film. In addition to writing, Sarah is an adjunct faculty member in the Writing Program at the New School University, in New York City, and teaches a master class at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Read more