11 Jan

Monday, Jan. 15 MLK D-E Day of Service: – EXCITING NEW FORMAT!

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.

Our time together will begin at 9 AM in Schenck Auditorium, where we will gather as a community to hear a guest speaker.  Following that time together, there will be service projects held on and off campus that families can select.  Transportation will be provided to off-campus sites.  After working together in the morning, we will then gather together in the Wharton Lessin Dining Hall for a community luncheon sponsored by the D-E Parents’ Association.  Please click here to register online for the MLK D-E Day of Service.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for Lower School students and families to connect with the broader D-E community and our surrounding neighbors.

17 Nov

Thanksgiving Food Drive 2017 

The Upper School CODES* club Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway!  This annual drive has been extended to the morning ofMonday, November 20. Please bring contributions of non-perishable food and toiletries to the Lower School Lobby by Monday morning, November 20. All contributions benefit the local area Center for Food Action. For details click here.

*Community Outreach at Dwight-Englewood School 

30 Oct

Spirit Week Fundraising Update

Last week the Lower School worked in coordination with the Upper and Middle Schools’ Spirit Week 2017, to collect items for communities affected by weather-related events in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas.

After students researched the needs of people living in these areas, we learned that there was a great need for particular items in Puerto Rico, whereas Texas and Florida communities were most in need of financial assistance.  Thus, these past two weeks students from three-year olds to fifth-graders walked into school each morning carrying baby food, diapers, work gloves and other necessities identified.  Lower School faculty and staff then transported the items to local organizations distributing the items to Puerto Rico. We made several trips to the Bogota and Hackensack Police Departments, each of which is well equipped to make sure our donations reach those in need.

For Texas and Florida communities, Dwight-Englewood made a significant contribution to Save the Children. The Lower School maintains an account so that we can respond to events around the world as they arise quickly, and we were very happy to contribute $500 on behalf of the Lower School students.

As always, our hearts go out to those who have lost so much, but we are grateful that the first question that Dwight-Englewood Lower School children and their families asked was, “What can we do to help?”

We thank you for helping your children and our school help so many others.