13 Oct

Spirit Week Fundraising Drive

Dear Lower School Families, Starting next week and in coordination with the school-wide “Spirit Week” the Lower School will collect items and make a donation to those affected by recent weather-related events in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas. A committed group of fifth-graders researched the needs of people living in these areas and learned that Read More

13 Oct

Introducing the Planeeters!

The Planeteers is a Lower School environmental group for fourth and fifth grade students.  This group learns more about environmental issues, how to make positive change and how to teach others about issues of our food, our health and our world.  It is a strong social group where children are engaged in projects on campus. Read More

13 Oct

BECOMING BULLDOGS!

  Students new to 4th and 5th grade have been participating in an afterschool workshop run by Ms. Gottling, the Lower School math specialist.  The children have been solving open-ended and challenging math problems as they learn more about what it means to be a Dwight-Englewood Bulldog.  The activities are designed to help students understand Read More

29 Sep

Message from Kim Lewis, LS Principal

Hello Everyone, The Inaugural “Special Evening with the Special Area Teachers”, held on Thursday, Sept. 28, was a success.  Our Health and Wellness, Music, Science, Spanish and Technology faculty had the opportunity to share their program content with families from grades K-5. We were so pleased that our special area teachers had an opportunity to Read More

29 Sep

Fifth Grade Fun at Frost Valley!

Last Tuesday afternoon a busload of happy fifth-grade students and their teachers returned to the Lower School from their overnight adventure to The Frost Valley Environmental Center in Claryville, NY.  A Lower School tradition, the trip is a wonderful opportunity to learn outside of the classroom, get to know one another and form bond with Read More

29 Sep

Third Graders Making a Difference!

Third Graders Making a Difference is a year-long program created by third grade teachers, Ms. Kanter and Miss Sussmann. It is grounded in the spirit of kindness and how good it feels to help others. Now in its fourth year, third graders have demonstrated the tremendous power they wield in their small hands and big Read More

08 Sep

Welcome Back from Kim Lewis

Dear Lower School Families, Welcome to the first edition of Lower School Notes for this 2017-18 academic year.  Bi-monthly, the Lower School community can expect to receive this electronic newsletter that chronicles the children’s learning experiences. Below is a list of upcoming events that are geared toward bringing families together to learn more about the Read More

08 Sep

Our New Lower School Faculty and Staff Members

The Lower School is delighted to introduce new faculty joining us this year. Joining us in the front office is Dorothy Bryan. Dorothy Bryan, our new Lower School Administrative Assistant, has been here since August and is excited to be part of the Dwight-Englewood community.  Prior to beginning her work in August, Dorothy took Lower Read More

09 Jun

Congratulations: New Chapters to be Written…

Erik Swanson joined the Lower School as a fifth-grade science in for 10 years. Since that time he has become well-known throughout the school for his kindness, his gentle humor, and the warmth he exudes. He has influenced fifth-grade science in so many ways – from nurturing his students’ curiosity in science class to mentoring Read More

09 Jun

Heartfelt Goodbyes to our Retirees

As the 2016-2017 school year ends, we say goodbye to some of our beloved Lower School faculty and staff members.  Their contributions were many and our doors will always be open to them. Ms. Rullo (center) being honored by Dr. De Jarnett and Ms. Lewis at the annual Faculty, Staff & Trustee Dinner in late Read More