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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 Puerto Rico welcomes particular items, while financial donations are most helpful for residents of Florida and Texas.  The Lower School is prepared to make a donation from a fund we maintain for just this reason and is prepared to contribute $500 to an organization called Save The Children.

To help residents of Puerto Rico, each grade level has been matched with a particular item of need. Fifth grade students will help collect from each class. Contributions are entirely voluntarily.

To launch spirit week, on Monday, October 16th, we will have boxes out and fifth-graders ready to help collect and organize. We will then work with local organizations to make sure items are distributed to those in need. The drive will end on Friday, October 20th.

As always, our hearts go out to those who have lost so much, but we are grateful that the Dwight-Englewood Lower School is so willing and able to help!


Ms. Lewis and Ms. Abramson


Lower School Spirit Week Drive
Suggested Donation Items

  • Preschool 3: Diapers and Baby Wipes
  • Preschool 4: Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Kindergarten: Work Gloves
  • First Grade: Bar and Liquid Soap
  • Second Grade: Canned and Dry Pet Food
  • Third Grade: Insect Repellant
  • Fourth Grade: Flashlights and Batteries
  • Fifth Grade: Pedialyte and Baby Formula