21 Sep

Writing Workshop

Contributed by Susan Abramson, Assistant Principal The third week back at the Lower School means we are hard at work, and there is so much to be excited about.  We are particularly excited to see our faculty launching the writing workshop, and our students putting pencil to paper to write with clear intentions, a sense of Read More

21 Sep

Sailing on the Clearwater Sloop

Contributed by Beth Lemire, LS Science Teacher On Thursday September 20, the fourth-grade classes took a trip on the Clearwater Sloop.  The sloop is a replica of the 19th century sloops that once sailed the Hudson. Singer/songwriter/environmentalist Pete Seeger created it along with programs to educate others about the Hudson River. Children participated in six Read More

21 Sep

Save the Dates: LS October Events

We love seeing Lower School families! It was great to see you at the Back to School Nights and at the Welcome Gathering. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Lower School Events in October! Please see Just the Facts for times and locations. Thursday, October 4: Special Area Back to School Night Read More

12 Sep

Parent Ed. Event with Dr. Patricia Brown Wed., Sept. 26

D-E Parents’ Association proudly presents Dr. Patricia Brown Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7 PM in Hajjar Auditorium In this dynamic talk by Child Psychiatrist and D-E Mom, Dr. Patricia Brown, you will gain tools to understand, talk with, and build relationships with your tween/teenager. Dr. Brown will share secrets from several parenting books and her clinical Read More

12 Sep

Upcoming Events!

K-5 Back to School Night: (Parents/Caregivers Only): We look forward to seeing parents/caregivers (only) who have children in Grades K-5 TONIGHT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 for Back to School Night.   We will gather in the Lower School Gym, located in Drapkin Hall to launch our evening together.  We will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. for remarks Read More

12 Sep

Introducing New Lower School Faculty

  We are excited to welcome the following new teachers to our Lower School! Quin Charity: Lower School sTEm Leader Quin Charity joins us as the Lower School sTEm Leader. She will be working with students and faculty this year. Ms. Charity comes us to with many years of experience teaching programming, robotics and science Read More

12 Sep

Join Us! 4th Annual Kraut Run Sat., Sept. 22

4th Annual Kraut’s Running of the Bulldogs Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM Run the 5K or enjoy the Fun Run around the D-E campus. Bring your fellow students, alumni, friends, and family to this special annual event held in memory of former faculty member and coach Jerald Krauthamer. Click here for more information. Online (advance) registration is Read More

01 Jun

Ms. Kanter

Ms. Kanter has taught third grade at the Lower School for seven years and has become known for her tireless work ethic and commitment to her students. She is often the first to arrive in the morning and can be found preparing lessons and activities that keep her students focused, engaged, motivated and always learning. Read More

01 Jun

Ms. DeJesus

Although Ms. DeJesus joined us very recently, her work and impact is evident in our hallways and the smiles on the faces of the children as they go to and from Swartley Art Center for her classes. Since she arrived in January the hallway displays showcase nightscapes, cherry blossoms and elephants perched on locker tops. Read More

01 Jun

Mr. Coyne

It may surprise you to learn that originally Mr. Coyne’s professional goal was to teach high school English. However, an assistant teaching position in our kindergarten inspired and showed him how impactful and rewarding working with young children can be. Here at the Lower School he has grown from a kindergarten assistant teacher to a Read More