02 Mar

Lower School Wellness Week is All Heart!

Submitted by Kim Franco Soon the sound of snapping ropes, stomping feet and bouncing basketballs will fill the hallways of the Lower School as we participate in our annual Jump Rope and Hoop for Heart event and fundraiser to support The American Heart Association (AHA). Over the past five years we have raised a significant Read More

02 Mar

Science Spotlight: Grade 1 – 4

Submitted by Beth Lemire The science room continues to be a very busy place. While first graders have been studying animal homes to coincide with their study of human Houses and Homes in the classroom, second graders have been learning about the states of matter and molecules.  Third graders deepen their study of states of Read More

02 Mar

Science Spotlight: Early Childhood

 Submitted by Julie Pugkhem Science in early childhood offers an opportunity to focus and build on the children’s awareness of the environment around them and the compassion that they can show to one another, to animals, and to our community.  When children arrive in science, their first questions are always about the animals in our Read More

09 Feb

Third Graders Making a Difference: Giving of ourselves to the Bergen Family Center and St. Joseph’s School for the Blind

Contributed by Michelle Sussmann and Roni Kanter “Last night I dreamed about helping someone,” reported one third grader on the morning of our Third Graders Making a Difference trip.  Each month third graders work on a project that is carefully chosen to help different groups of people both near and far.  Equally important, the work Read More

09 Feb

“Thanks for Coming Author Sarah Weeks!”

Contributed by Rachel Brainin On Friday, February 2, 2018, author Sarah Weeks captivated the students of the D-E Lower School with presentations about her writing process, her inspirations, a writer’s life, and readings of her books. Through stories about her childhood and her own children, pictures of her dog and observations about people and their Read More

09 Feb

The Lower School Celebrates Lunar New Year!

Although the actual date of Lunar New Year is on Friday, February 16, the Lower School students ushered in the “Year of the Dog” with important elders, wonderful music, and a special Lion Dance! The Lower School students and faculty would like to thank the parents from the Asian-American Affinity group, the Chinese Affinity group, Read More

26 Jan

Community of Englewood

Contributed by Jennifer Koteles & Marina Byrne The second graders have been learning about their community in social studies. We talked about urban, suburban and rural communities and most recently explored the suburban and urban parts of the Englewood community. We learned the history of Englewood and took a virtual tour using Google Earth, followed by Read More

26 Jan

Trip to Met Opera

Contributed by Mary Heveran On Friday, January 19, our fifth-grader students attended the final dress rehearsal of Verdi’s opera IL Trovatore. It was a special student performance presented by the Metropolitan Opera. Students arrived at school dressed in their finest clothes, excited to see the opera we had been studying. Students were in awe of Read More

26 Jan

Introducing Ms. Melissa DeJesus!

We welcome our interim art teacher, Melissa DeJesus, to the Lower School.  A native New Yorker, Ms. DeJesus studied art and animation at the School of Visual Arts. Her professional career launched in 2001 when she and a group of friends animated the cartoon segment for the live action movie Super Troopers.  She went on Read More