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 the generous spirit that is typical of the Lower School, we raised more than $700 for All for Books so that other children may have the same opportunity.  Sponsored by Scholastic, All for Books matches the funds raised to help put great books in the hands of children in need.  Monday afternoon Lower School students volunteered to shop for books for local children during their recess time.  Assisted by parent volunteers, they carefully select books they think will appeal to many different ages and interests, calculate the total cost to make sure they are within budget and later on will help package books for delivery.  To see our Lower School students carefully considering the best books for children they have never even met is truly heartwarming, and we are delighted that next week we are delivering three boxes of brand new books to The Center for Food Action right here in Englewood.

Thank you to all families who helped us make this act of generosity possible!

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 families and friends.

On this beautiful evening, the children’s talent, emotion and passion are showcased in one special place.  From those who have just started taking piano lesson and are performing for the very first time to those who have been honing a craft for years, we celebrate them all.  This year the talent show will be a place for traditional Indian dances, classical piano compositions, dance routines and a carefully rehearsed monologue.

A special note of thanks is extended to parents Seth Unger and Fernanda Pimenta, for the hours of hard work that goes into putting this event together, and an enthusiastic “Break a Leg” to all the performers we look forward to seeing Friday night!

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