11 Jan

Coming Soon: LS Author Visit featuring Sarah Weeks!

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 Read More

11 Dec

“Industry” in Kindergarten

Contributed by Lorraine Yamin, Kindergarten Teacher When five year olds cross the thresholds of their kindergarten classrooms, they bring with them all that they learned during the preschool years. They socialize, communicate, and manage climbers and gym classes with fewer collisions. They also dramatize roles as complex as a baby-Ninja-princess. The renowned psychologist Erik Erikson Read More

11 Dec

Bulldog Math Team Update

Contributed by Cecily Gottling, LS Math Specialist D-E’s Bulldog Math Team is off to a great start again this year!  17 third graders, 17 fourth graders, and all the fifth graders are once again participating in the Continental Math League math contests. Our 3rd and 4th grade teams meet once a week to learn problem-solving Read More

17 Nov

All For Books!

Many thanks to our dedicated team of Lower School volunteers, and a particular thank you to Nancy Serpico and her team for putting together another hugely successful Lower School Book Fair.  We are so lucky our students are given the opportunity to choose books alongside their classmates, teachers and caregivers during this two-day event. In Read More

17 Nov

D-E’s Got Talent! Lower School Talent Show

Each year Lower School parents have hosted an annual Lower School Talent Show, “D-E’s Got Talent!” Emceed by Lower School teacher Jennifer Koteles and her able assistants Lily and CJ Trentacosta, this event welcomes more than 25 children of all ages and many talents to the stage where they have the opportunity to perform for their Read More

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 Read More

30 Oct

Wild West Book Fair

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are looking for Wild West Book Fair 2017 volunteers. Flexible hours are available for various shifts. Please check Just the Facts for details. More sign-up information coming soo. “What’s YOUR Superpower?” Special Event Guinness World Records is designing a fabulous family-friendly show especially for our LS Book Fair that aims to bring you closer to discovering Read More

30 Oct

Diwali Assembly

The  Lower School experienced a beautiful assembly celebrating the Indian holiday of Diwali, the Festival of Lights!  Lower School students learned that Diwali is the biggest and brightest of festivals celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all over the world. Lower School students of all ages taught us that Diwali commemorates the victory of good over evil, and is a time for new beginnings Read More

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 Read More