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Fourth and Fifth Grade Art

The Fourth and Fifth Graders have been making all kinds of three-dimensional art in our current cycle. The Fourth Graders studied the importance of Sneaker Culture and then designed and constructed their own paper sneakers. They have since mastered using pom-pom makers and are now exploring various sculpting methods with air dry clay. 

Reading and Writing in Second Grade

Second Graders have grown exponentially in reading since the beginning of the year. Now, they are ready to be challenged in new ways, tackling longer and harder books. We have recently been focusing on fluency. The children are not only paying attention to their own reading voices but also listening to the voices of characters and reading in the voices the way the author intended.

Health and Wellness-This Cycle in Health and Wellness, Full of Firsts

The most exciting thing about this cycle with first and second graders is that I get to share in the celebration of students’ physical “firsts.” This time of year, we are doing some complex movements that require a lot of coordinating of movements: shooting a basketball after dribbling, using proper footwork for a lay-up, passing a soccer ball to a moving partner, jumping a short rope, and juggling scarves and balls.

Bulldog Bash: A Night at the Races4

YOU ARE INVITED – JOIN US!
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Join us for a Virtual Event as we Race for the Challenge!
Due to the current health circumstances and COVID pandemic restrictions, it looks like we can’t meet again in person this year.
Since fundraising for Financial Aid is so important, we wanted to host a short event so all of us can come together and have FUN!
  • Special Guest!
  • Virtual Horse Racing!
  • Silent / Live / Reverse Auctions!

Please be a part of this evening that will promote the spirit and pride of all that is Dwight-Englewood

Volunteer or Get Involved! Contact Linda Binder, Director of Special Events, at bindel@d-e.org or 201-227-3110

Steven Kotler

Finding Flow: Developing Resiliency and Fulfillment in the time of COVID

Founder/Executive Director, Flow Research Collective, and Author, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer

March 15, 2021, 7:00 PM
Zoom Link provided following RSVP

To RSVP, click here or go to bit.ly/DEStevenKotler

About AoI (Art of Impossible)

  • “Peak performance” is the stage that comes after resilience, when you grow and transform yourself beyond your highest expectations. “Peak Performance” can be found in extreme sports, but also in business and in life!
  • With resilience you learn to overcome difficult circumstances. By developing the  right mindset, we all can move on to the next stage: thriving.
  • How can we take advantage of life’s biggest challenges (e.g. pandemic, social unrest, political and economic instability) —  to develop the grit and core skills that will enable us to both overcome these challenges AND fully embrace them as opportunities for growth, personal exploration and excellence?
  • Join us for an exciting virtual discussion with Art of Impossible author Steven Kotler, to learn more and talk through how “utterly uncomfortable and impossible circumstances” can actually lead you to great success and fulfillment in life!

About Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on human performance. He is the author of nine bestsellers (out of thirteen books total), including The Art of Impossible, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Bold and Abundance. His work has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, translated into over 40 languages, and appeared in over 100 publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Atlantic Monthly, TIME and the Harvard Business Review. Steven is also the cohost of Flow Research Collective Radio, a top ten iTunes science podcast. Along with his wife, author Joy Nicholson, he is the cofounder of the Rancho de Chihuahua, a hospice and special needs dog sanctuary.

Minecraft with Fleming Tech Camp and Ms. Sharon

Tuesdays @ 5:15-6 PM: Enrollment includes All Three Sessions – March 2,  March 9, March 16

FREE Enrichment Program for Lower School Families:

D-E 360° Programs Director, Sharon Keigher is inviting students in Grades 2-5 to participate in a three-part Minecraft computer game seminar series.  We’re learning from a number of sources (see article link example) that not only are online games a fantastic source of students connecting and bonding during this very unusual time, engagement on an online platform such as Minecraft also can serve to reinforce students’ literacy and computational thinking skills (see article link example). Have your child join their peers in a spirited collaborative virtual world with us.

Topic: Minecraft Recess

Time: 5:00 Tuesdays – March 2, March 9, and March 16

Register through Campbrain *please note that this is a commitment to 3 sessions*

  • Fleming Tech Camp brings us a proctored Minecraft Education virtual adventure game. Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. The game will be set to “Creative Mode.”
  • Each session will feature a Minecraft Expert who will work with students to build projects, answer their questions and provide constructive feedback. All levels of players – including beginners – are welcome!
  • Unlike most of our seminars, this one is limited to 24 students, as we need to set up player accounts.

Please register through Campbrain to reserve your Minecraft recess experience!

Click here for Minecraft, Teachers, Parents, and Learning- What They Need to Know and Understand PDF.

Questions? Please send Ms. Sharon an email at keighs@d-e.org.

The health, well being, and safety of our D-E Families and Faculty/Staff are paramount. All in the D-E community can refer to www.d-e.org/covid for prior communications sent via Email related to COVID-19, and the School’s response; helpful resources links; and “Do’s & One Don’t” Health Tips to prevent the spread of illness.

To all in our D-E community: stay healthy and safe!

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Here you’ll find video vignettes capturing special activities and events for our Lower, Middle, and Upper School divisions; “breaking news” announcements, outstanding community achievements; and more.

We hope you enjoy this additional opportunity to sample and experience current life at Dwight-Englewood School, an authentic representation of “D-E today”.