14 Oct

Lower School Talent Show Delights!

On Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, several Lower School students demonstrated incredible talent, courage and bravery, as they performed in the annual Lower School Talent Show!

The Talent Show is organized and led by first grade teacher, Jennifer Koteles P’20 and P’23 and parent Fernanda Pimenta P’22 and P’25. Several other parents and teachers were very supportive in making sure that the show was a complete success.

There were many proud family members and friends in the audience, clapping and cheering for each act.  It was truly a wonderful community event!

“This was a fantastic year for D-E’s Lower School Talent Show.  There were a variety of acts from piano playing and tae kwon do to dancing and joke telling.  Before the show began there was an abundance of nervous energy amongst the kids. The kids worked so hard and overcame their fears to provide an entertaining night for all who came to support them. I’m so proud of everyone’s hard work and the courage they showed when they got on stage to perform. The Lower School Talent Show does so much more than simply show off the talents of our children.  It builds confidence and self-esteem.  It encourages our children to take risks and overcome fears.  It celebrates excellence and not perfection.” Ms. Koteles P’20 and P’23

“I sang a song that has a great beat and matched my voice!  Although I was nervous at first, I felt really good about my performance”  Leah ’22

“I was a little nervous but the more the people laughed, the better I felt.  I really felt like I achieved an important goal!”  Kyle ’23

Fifth Grade Dance Routine

For more photos of the Lower School Talent Show see below.

Stress-Less Strategies

Learn “Stress-Less” Strategies on Oct 16 with Renée Trudeau.

Dwight-Englewood School (D-E) proudly presents author Renée Trudeau (Nurturing the Soul of Your Family) on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:00 -9:00 PM, in Hajjar Auditorium.  

Ms. Trudeau is speaking at D-E as part of the School’s “Road to Well-Being” Series this year.  Her presentation, entitled “The Art & Science of Self-Renewal: Creating Balance from the Inside Out” is being brought to D-E in partnership with the Parents’ Association.  


D-E parents and guardians, faculty and staff, alumni, and friends are invited to join us for what promises to be an enlightening evening.   Ms. Trudeau is an internationally-recognized life balance coach, speaker and president of Career Strategists, an award-winning coaching/consulting firm. Her corporate clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Dell, Ernst & Young and IBM, international conferences and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Trudeau has been facilitating/speaking at transformational events for more than 20 years and she’s on faculty at the prestigious Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and  Omega Institute.

A sought-after life balance expert, Ms. Trudeau’s work has been featured in the New York Times, US News and World Report, Good Housekeeping, Working Mother and more. She is the author of several best-selling books including the afore-mentioned  Nurturing the Soul of Your Family and The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life.  She and her team have trained hundreds of RTA-Certified Facilitators in more than 10 countries around the world to lead self-renewal groups for mothers based on her award-winning curriculum.

As Ms. Trudeau explains:  “True balance doesn’t come from a new app or a better time management system-it comes from the inside-out. Learn how managing your energy, engaging the power of self-renewal, building a support network and being more present can increase your ability to be more effective, resilient and enjoy all areas of your life.”

Passionate about supporting parents and professionals in experiencing peace and well-being in everyday life, Trudeau—a parent of a 7th grader, wife, community activist and entrepreneur–lives what she teaches.  Ms. Trudeau will share simple, powerful practices and tools for feeling more connected, centered and calm. Join us for an engaging, empowering and interactive workshop and prepare to walk away with a fresh perspective and renewed clarity about your life.

Ms. Trudeau and her husband and 12 year-old son live in Austin, TX and “love hiking and eating Japanese food.”

To learn more about Renée Trudeau visit www.ReneeTrudeau.com.

Questions about Dwight-Englewood School’s “Road to Well-Being” Speaker Series can be directed to Karen Silvera at silvek@d-e.org.

Save the Dates!


Thursday, November 6 
 Listening in the Time of Technology: Living High Touch in a World of High Tech”
8:10 AM, Schenck Auditorium

Featuring Sayantani DasGupta, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics;
Faculty member, Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine, Columbia University. 
Dr. DasGupta is also a D-E Parent.   Learn more about Dr. DasGupta.

Friday, December 5
The Chew & You: Healthful, Tasty Nutrition” 
8:10 AM Schenck Auditorium
Featuring The Chew’a Co-Host and D-E alumna Daphne Oz ’04,  with members of D-E’s own Flik Dining Services Team!  Learn more about Daphne Oz. 
More photos from the Lower School Talent Show!

Join Us!  Dwight-Fright is Sunday, Oct. 26