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West Side Story

Sunday, February 23, 2020   3 PM

Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Click here for more information!
 
Any questions?
Email Linda Binder, Events Coordinator, at bindel@d-e.org or 201-227-3110.
Parents Only

8th Grade “Parent Talk” Facilitated by Parents in Action

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   7-9 PM

Hulst House

Parents Talking to Parents

This discussion is not a Parent Forum and there will not be members of the faculty attending.

“Parent Talks” are facilitated discussion groups dedicated to an individual grade. The talks are led by NYC-Parents in Action (PIA). Each year PIA coordinates over 250 Parent Talk facilitated meetings in participating New York City area Independent Schools.

Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups provide an opportunity for parents in the same grade level to come together to talk about a variety of issues they face as parents. Our meeting will be spent discussing topics important to and generated by us. Subjects at Parent Talks can range from bedtimes, television and friends in the lower grades, to safety in the streets and online, unsupervised parties and experimentation with alcohol in the upper grades – and everything in between. Any topic apart from changing school policy is fair game. Parents in Action Facilitators will be there to guide our discussion. If there’s an issue you’d like to hear discussed, please reach out to one of your parent reps so they can forward it anonymously to the PIA Facilitators.

NYC-Parents in Action is an independent, not-for-profit organization that, since 1980, has encouraged communication between parents and children and among parents.

Please note that this event is for parents only.

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Parents in Action (PIA) – Your Child and the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Tuesday, November 19, 2019   6:30 - 8:30 pm

Trevor Day School, 312 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128

Please join NYC-Parents in Action as we learn from one of the foremost experts in Emotional Intelligence, Marc Brackett, Ph.D. Dr. Brackett is founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University. His presentation will focus on innovative strategies for developing and harnessing the power of emotional intelligence in our children.

Dr. Brackett is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by thousands of schools. RULER applies a “hard science” approach to teaching what have historically been called “soft skills:” recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotion. In his talk, he also will expound upon his most recent book, Permission to Feel, which uses science and storytelling to inspire a new mindset around the value of emotions and how to unlock their power in adults and children.

Click here to register

Parents and Students
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Arctic Adventure Book Fair

Tuesday, November 12, 2019  

Hajjar Auditorium

Book Fair Hours: 
LS Class Schedule:
Monday – November 11th
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Preschool 4
  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. 4-Geller
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 3-Goldberg
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Kindergarten-Fiore
  • 11:00-11:30 a.m. 4-Rodenbush
  • 11:45-12:15 p.m. 4-Sowa
  • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. 1-Farrar (Rachel Brainin)
  • 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Kindergarten-Cali/Dellefave
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. 1-Taylor

Tuesday – November 12th 

  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. 5-Massei
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. 5-Pomeroy
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. 2-Byrne
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. 2-Koteles
  • Noon-12:30 p.m. 5-Augustus
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. 3-Sussmann
  • 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Preschool 3
Calling all VOLUNTEERS! If you would like to help, there are still some spots open. Please follow the link and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4FAFAE28ABFB6-enchanted
Parents Only

9th Grade Parent Forum

Monday, November 11, 2019   8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the 9th Grade Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal, Class Dean, and other administrators is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

7th Grade “Parent Talk” Facilitated by Parents in Action

Monday, November 11, 2019   7:00 - 9:00 PM

Hulst House

Parents Talking to Parents

This discussion is not a Parent Forum and there will not be members of the faculty attending.

“Parent Talks” are facilitated discussion groups dedicated to an individual grade. The talks are led by NYC-Parents in Action (PIA). Each year PIA coordinates over 250 Parent Talk facilitated meetings in participating New York City area Independent Schools.

Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups provide an opportunity for parents in the same grade level to come together to talk about a variety of issues they face as parents. Our meeting will be spent discussing topics important to and generated by us. Subjects at Parent Talks can range from bedtimes, television and friends in the lower grades, to safety in the streets and online, unsupervised parties and experimentation with alcohol in the upper grades – and everything in between. Any topic apart from changing school policy is fair game. Parents in Action Facilitators will be there to guide our discussion. If there’s an issue you’d like to hear discussed, please reach out to one of your parent reps so they can forward it anonymously to the PIA Facilitators.

NYC-Parents in Action is an independent, not-for-profit organization that, since 1980, has encouraged communication between parents and children and among parents.

Please note that this event is for parents only.

Parents Only
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PEP (Parent Educating Parents) Talk

Thursday, November 7, 2019   8:30 am - 10:00 am

Hulst House

PA PEP TALK

Parent Educating Parents (PEP) discussion is sponsored by the Parent Education Committee; this discussion will be led by Patricia Brown, MD, D-E parent and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Recommended resources
(These resources are not mandatory, but if you’d like to read or view the following in advance, we can have a livelier discussion):

 

Click here to learn more.

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PEP (Parent Educating Parents) Talk

Wednesday, November 6, 2019   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hulst House

PA PEP TALK

Parent Educating Parents (PEP) discussion is sponsored by the Parent Education Committee; this discussion will be led by Patricia Brown, MD, D-E parent and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Recommended resources
(These resources are not mandatory, but if you’d like to read or view the following in advance, we can have a livelier discussion):

Click here to learn more.

Parents Only

11th Grade Parent Forum

Monday, November 4, 2019   8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the 11th Grade Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal, Class Dean, and other administrators is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

10th Grade Parent Forum

Friday, November 1, 2019   8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the 10th Grade Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal, Class Dean, and other administrators is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

8th Grade Parent Forum

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 8 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal, Class Dean, and other administrators is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

7th Grade Parent Forum

Friday, October 25, 2019   8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 7 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal, Class Dean, and other administrators is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

6th Grade Parent Forum

Wednesday, October 23, 2019   8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 6 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal, Class Dean, and other administrators is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

9th Grade “Parent Talk” Facilitated by Parents in Action

Tuesday, October 22, 2019   7:00 - 9:00 PM

Hulst House

Parents Talking to Parents

This discussion is not a Parent Forum and there will not be members of the faculty attending.

“Parent Talks” are facilitated discussion groups dedicated to an individual grade. The talks are led by NYC-Parents in Action (PIA). Each year PIA coordinates over 250 Parent Talk facilitated meetings in participating New York City area Independent Schools.

Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups provide an opportunity for parents in the same grade level to come together to talk about a variety of issues they face as parents. Our meeting will be spent discussing topics important to and generated by us. Subjects at Parent Talks can range from bedtimes, television and friends in the lower grades, to safety in the streets and online, unsupervised parties and experimentation with alcohol in the upper grades – and everything in between. Any topic apart from changing school policy is fair game. Parents in Action Facilitators will be there to guide our discussion. If there’s an issue you’d like to hear discussed, please reach out to one of your parent reps so they can forward it anonymously to the PIA Facilitators.

NYC-Parents in Action is an independent, not-for-profit organization that, since 1980, has encouraged communication between parents and children and among parents.

Please note that this event is for parents only.

Parents Only

Pre-K 3 & 4 Parent Forum

Friday, October 18, 2019   8:30-9:45 AM

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Pre-K 3 & 4 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal and other faculty is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

6th Grade “Parent Talk” Facilitated by Parents in Action

Thursday, October 17, 2019   7 pm - 9 pm

Hulst House

Parents Talking to Parents

This discussion is not a Parent Forum and there will not be members of the faculty attending.

“Parent Talks” are facilitated discussion groups dedicated to an individual grade. The talks are led by NYC-Parents in Action (PIA). Each year PIA coordinates over 250 Parent Talk facilitated meetings in participating New York City area Independent Schools.

Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups provide an opportunity for parents in the same grade level to come together to talk about a variety of issues they face as parents. Our meeting will be spent discussing topics important to and generated by us. Subjects at Parent Talks can range from bedtimes, television and friends in the lower grades, to safety in the streets and online, unsupervised parties and experimentation with alcohol in the upper grades – and everything in between. Any topic apart from changing school policy is fair game. Parents in Action Facilitators will be there to guide our discussion. If there’s an issue you’d like to hear discussed, please reach out to one of your parent reps so they can forward it anonymously to the PIA Facilitators.

NYC-Parents in Action is an independent, not-for-profit organization that, since 1980, has encouraged communication between parents and children and among parents.

Please note that this event is for parents only.

Parents Only

2nd Grade Parent Forum

Thursday, October 17, 2019   8:30-9:45 AM

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 2 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal and other faculty is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

1st Grade Parent Forum

Tuesday, October 15, 2019   8:30-9:45 AM

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 1 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal and other faculty is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

Kindergarten Parent Forum

Monday, October 14, 2019   8:30-9:45 AM

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Kindergarten Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal and other faculty is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

12th Grade Parent Forum

Friday, October 11, 2019   8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the 12th Grade Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal, Class Dean, and other administrators is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only
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“The LIKE Movie” Special Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 10, 2019   7:00 - 9:00 PM

Hajjar Auditorium

LIKE is a documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inspire us to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care … but is that what’s really happening?

Middle School and Upper School students will be watching the documentary earlier in the day, so join us and be prepared to have meaningful discussions at home. There will be a panel facilitated by Dr. Danny Carragher, Director, D-E Department of Human Development, (and D-E parent), to share perspectives on the movie and the impact of social media.

Learn more about The Like Movie
https://www.thelikemovie.com/

Click here to RSVP

Parents Only

3rd Grade Parent Forum

Tuesday, October 8, 2019   8:30-9:45 AM

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 3 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal and other faculty is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

4th Grade Parent Forum

Friday, October 4, 2019   8:30 - 9:45 AM

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 4 Fall Parent Forum.

This informal discussion with the Principal and other faculty is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.
Parents Only

5th Grade Parent Forum

Wednesday, October 2, 2019   8:30 - 9:45 AM

Hulst House

Please join us for Conversation and Coffee at the Grade 5 Fall Parent Forum.This informal discussion with the Principal and other faculty is designed as a forum to hear from the D-E administration as they address any concerns, compliments or questions you may have.

Parents and Students
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Commencement for the Class of 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019   10 am

Leggett Field

For Seniors and their families

More information coming soon!

Students Only

Senior Trips

Thursday, May 30, 2019  

More information coming soon!

Parents and Students

CARRIE the Musical

Friday, May 24, 2019   - SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019 at 7 PM

Hajjar Auditorium

Parents and Students
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D-E Garden Project Work Parties: May 23, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019   2-4 PM

Nettie-Louise Coit Garden

Join us on May 23, 2019, 2-4 PM in Nettie-Louise Coit Garden for the rain date for spring spruce up.

About D-E Garden Project

Help keep our beautiful teaching gardens in shape by participating in three annual work parties and signing up to water the vegetables and take care of the chickens during school holidays. Garden Parents also serve as “critical friends” by listening to students who are planning, planting and building and offering questions and suggestions from an adult perspective.

Volunteers Needed!

In addition to innumerable willing worker bees with any level of experience, the Garden Project needs a work-party coordinator who will reach out to us all, collect RSVPs and organize refreshments.

Contact: urbant@d-e.org — Tasha Urbanowski, Garden Coordinator (and 6th Grade Dean)

Students Only

MAGIC

Thursday, May 23, 2019   1 PM - 3:30 PM

Parents and Students

Cabaret Night

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   7 pm

HAJJAR AUDITORIUM

Students Only

Prom

Friday, May 17, 2019   7:30 PM

Maritime Parc, Jersey City

More information coming soon!

Parents and Students
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Once on this Island

Thursday, May 16, 2019   & May 17 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Lillian Pitkin Schenck Auditorium Khubani Performing Arts Center

Parents Only
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“Resetting Your Parenting Patterns: a Workshop to Help Re-Build Healthy Parent/Child Relationships”

Tuesday, May 7, 2019   7:00 – 8:15 PM, with Q&A until 9:00 PM

Imperatore Library (adjacent to Modell’s Sports Complex)

Featuring Liz Neville, STEP Instructor

TIRED OF YELLING? Need to learn to discipline better? Need to improve your relationship with your child?

D-E Parents’ Association presents Liz Neville, STEP workshop instructor. Liz will present an overview of Systematic Training for Effective Parenting and information to improve your relationship with your children. You will leave with helpful information to start improving things now, and with an idea of what will be offered in the STEP workshops which will be offered in the fall. Parents/guardians of children of all ages will benefit.

Evening Information Session / Workshop

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Email Erin Brown at ehnb2000@gmail.com

Parents and Students
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Fiesta Mexicana

Tuesday, May 7, 2019   6 - 8 PM

Wharton Lessin Dining Hall, Klein Campus Center

Tickets:

Students – $10

General Admission – $20

Parents Only
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BULLDOG BASH: “A NIGHT WITH THE STARS”

Saturday, May 4, 2019  

Dwight-Englewood School

FEATURING:
*** Special Performance***
Tony-award winning Broadway and television star 
 Brian Stokes Mitchell P ’22.

Tuition Raffle
Silent Auction
Live Auction

Sponsorships Available

Contact Linda Binder, Events Coordinator, at
bindel@d-e.org or for more information to volunteer.

Click here for more information

Students Only

SAT

Saturday, May 4, 2019   8:00 am

TBD

Questions? Email D-E College Counseling Office (CCO) at: cco@d-e.org

Parents and Students
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Car Wash Fundraising

Saturday, May 4, 2019   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

36n Woodland St, Englewood, NJ 07631

Parents and Students
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D-E Garden Project Work Parties: May 2, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019   2-4 PM

Nettie-Louise Coit Garden

Join us on May 2, 2018, 2-4 PM in Nettie-Louise Coit Garden for happy spring spruce up:  tidy and mulch paths and beneficial insect habitat borders,  review how to water and sign up for summer watering turns, reinstall chickens and review their care, sign up for summer chicken care turns.

About D-E Garden Project

Help keep our beautiful teaching gardens in shape by participating in three annual work parties and signing up to water the vegetables and take care of the chickens during school holidays. Garden Parents also serve as “critical friends” by listening to students who are planning, planting and building and offering questions and suggestions from an adult perspective.

Volunteers Needed!

In addition to innumerable willing worker bees with any level of experience, the Garden Project needs a work-party coordinator who will reach out to us all, collect RSVPs and organize refreshments.

Contact: urbant@d-e.org — Tasha Urbanowski, Garden Coordinator (and 6th Grade Dean)

Parents and Students

Lifer’s Dinner

Thursday, May 2, 2019  

By invitation only

Parents and Students
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HOPE Fashion Show

Saturday, April 27, 2019   7 PM

Hajjar Auditorium

Ticket Price:

Students – $15

Non-students – $20

Click here to purchase tickets

Students Only

Earth Week

Friday, April 26, 2019  

Parents Only
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PEP Talk Thursday, April 18: “Teaching Our Kids Money Management”

Thursday, April 18, 2019   7 PM

Hulst House

Now scheduled for an evening discussion, & back by popular demand! 

You’re invited to the next PA PEP Talk on Thursday, April 18 at 7 PM in Hulst House (Leggett Hall). This next PEP (Parents Educating Parents) Talk will focus on the topic of providing our child(ren) with ‘smart’ money management and budgeting strategies. This PEP Talk will be led by D-E Mathematics Department faculty member and parent Peter Waltman. Peter has three (3) children all of whom are college-aged or older.

A PEP Talk on Thursday, April 18 at 7 PM in Hulst House (Leggett Hall). This next PEP (Parents Educating Parents) Talk will focus on the topic of providing our child(ren) with ‘smart’ money management and budgeting strategies. This PEP Talk will be led by D-E Mathematics Department faculty member and parent Peter Waltman. Peter has three (3) children all of whom are college-aged or older.

No RSVP is required for PEP Talks, but this event is only for D-E parents/guardians; sorry, no non-D-E guests please.

PEP Talks are informal discussions at which timely topics are discussed.  Relevant research information and resource links are typically provided before, during and after each PEP Talk in the event that your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend.

Suggested Resources for Advance Reading: 

On the topic of Allowance: 

www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/04/01/allowances-jobs-and-teaching-the-value-of-a-dollar/allowances-and-teenage-jobs-should-have-strings-attached

For Middle/Upper School parents & guardians: 

www.fool.com/investing/2016/08/23/teaching-kids-about-money-a-5-step-guide.aspx

www.fool.com/personal-finance/2015/02/13/3-ways-to-teach-the-value-of-money-to-teens.aspx

For Lower School parents & guardians: 

https://www.goalsetter.co/

For Parents/Guardians of Girls: 

BOOK: It’s A Money Thing!, illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas and published by Chronicle Books, is designed to convey that one of the most important things a teenage girl can do for herself is learn about money  – how to make it, save it, invest it and spend it wisely.  Through engaging and practical exercises, this guide teaches young girls valuable lessons to help them lead financially secure and independent lives.  Financial and economic literacy are skills that can be developed and honed with practice, and It’s A Money Thing! is a great start – it is fun, engaging and educational!

Questions?

Email Erin Brown, PA Parent Ed Committee Chair at: ehnb2000@gmail.com

Parents and Students

Orchestra Extravaganza

Friday, April 12, 2019   7:00 PM

Schenck Auditorium

More information coming soon!

Parents Only
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7th Grade “Parent Talk” led by PIA (Parents in Action)

Thursday, April 11, 2019   7 PM

Hulst House, D-E Campus

Dear 7th Grade Parents,
Please join us for a “Parent Talk”
This event is a PIA (Parents in Action) led discussion.

Please note that this event is for parents only. This discussion is not a Parent Forum and there will not be members of the faculty attending.

“Parent Talks” are NYC-Parents in Action’s signature Facilitated Discussion Group meetings for parents. Each year PIA coordinates over 250 Parent Talk facilitated meetings in our participating New York City area Independent Schools. Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups provide an opportunity for parents in the same grade level to come together to talk about a variety of issues they face as parents.

Please RSVP to: Maria Sherry, maria@magistro.net

Parents Only
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Gaming: Pastime, Problem or Passion?

Tuesday, April 9, 2019   7 PM

Trevor Day School, NY, NY 

Parents in Action (PIA) NYC
“Gaming” Spring Seminar:
A Parent Ed. Opportunity

Gaming: Pastime, Problem or Passion?
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
7:00 PM
Trevor Day School, NY, NY 

Click here for details. 

NOTE: The D-E Parents’ Association is affiliated with PIA-NYC,  a non-profit volunteer organization committed to the belief that effective communication, parent to parent and parent to child, is vital to the healthy development of young adults capable of making sound choices.

If you are interested in this April 9 “Gaming” PIA-NYC Spring Seminar, please contact Erin Brown, PA Parent Ed Committee Chair at: ehnb2000@gmail.com

Parents Only
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8th Grade “Parent Talk” led by PIA (Parents in Action)

Thursday, April 4, 2019   7 pm

Hulst House, D-E Campus

Dear 8th Grade Parents,
Please join us for a “Parent Talk”
This event is a PIA (Parents in Action) led discussion.

Please note that this event is for parents only. This discussion is not a Parent Forum and there will not be members of the faculty attending.

“Parent Talks” are NYC-Parents in Action’s signature Facilitated Discussion Group meetings for parents. Each year PIA coordinates over 250 Parent Talk facilitated meetings in our participating New York City area Independent Schools. Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups provide an opportunity for parents in the same grade level to come together to talk about a variety of issues they face as parents.

Please RSVP to: Erin Brown, PA Parent Ed Committee Chair at: ehnb2000@gmail.com

Parents Only
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6th Grade “Parent Talk” led by PIA (Parents in Action)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019   7 pm

Hulst House, D-E Campus

Dear 6th Grade Parents,
Please join us for a “Parent Talk”
This event is a PIA (Parents in Action) led discussion.

Please note that this event is for parents only. This discussion is not a Parent Forum and there will not be members of the faculty attending.

“Parent Talks” are NYC-Parents in Action’s signature Facilitated Discussion Group meetings for parents. Each year PIA coordinates over 250 Parent Talk facilitated meetings in our participating New York City area Independent Schools. Parent Talk Facilitated Discussion Groups provide an opportunity for parents in the same grade level to come together to talk about a variety of issues they face as parents.

Please RSVP to: Erin Brown, PA Parent Ed Committee Chair at: ehnb2000@gmail.com

Parents and Students
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Project Cicero

Thursday, March 14, 2019  

In the designated Project Cicero boxes

Help make our 7th annual book drive a success!
Donate new and gently used books to
Project Cicero
Northern New Jersey
LAST DAY

For Book Condition Guidelines, click here

To volunteer, click here

For more information, visit www.projectciceronnj.org
Parents Only
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PEP Talk Tuesday, March 12: “Teaching Our Kids Money Management”

Tuesday, March 12, 2019   8:00 AM

Hulst House (Leggett Hall)

You’re invited to the next PA PEP Talk on Tuesday, March 12 at 8:00 AM in Hulst House (Leggett Hall). This next PEP (Parents Educating Parents) Talk will focus on the topic of providing our child(ren) with ‘smart’ money management and budgeting strategies. This PEP Talk will be led by D-E Mathematics Department faculty member and parent Peter Waltman. Peter has three (3) children all of whom are college-aged or older.

No RSVP is required for PEP Talks, but this event is only for D-E parents/guardians; sorry, no non-D-E guests please.

PEP Talks are informal discussions at which timely topics are discussed.  Relevant research information and resource links are typically provided before, during and after each PEP Talk in the event that your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend.

Suggested Resources for Advance Reading: 

On the topic of Allowance: 

www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/04/01/allowances-jobs-and-teaching-the-value-of-a-dollar/allowances-and-teenage-jobs-should-have-strings-attached

For Middle/Upper School parents & guardians: 

www.fool.com/investing/2016/08/23/teaching-kids-about-money-a-5-step-guide.aspx

www.fool.com/personal-finance/2015/02/13/3-ways-to-teach-the-value-of-money-to-teens.aspx

For Lower School parents & guardians: 

https://www.goalsetter.co/

For Parents/Guardians of Girls: 

BOOK: It’s A Money Thing!, illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas and published by Chronicle Books, is designed to convey that one of the most important things a teenage girl can do for herself is learn about money  – how to make it, save it, invest it and spend it wisely.  Through engaging and practical exercises, this guide teaches young girls valuable lessons to help them lead financially secure and independent lives.  Financial and economic literacy are skills that can be developed and honed with practice, and It’s A Money Thing! is a great start – it is fun, engaging and educational!

Questions?

Email Erin Brown, PA Parent Ed Committee Chair at: ehnb2000@gmail.com

Parents Only

College Roundtable

Monday, March 11, 2019   6:00-7:00 PM

Hajjar Auditorium

Click here for details.
Questions? Email D-E College Counseling Office (CCO) at: cco@d-e.org
Students Only

D-E 360° Enrichment Workshop: Entrepreneurs Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2019   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Calling All Entrepreneurs: This two-hour workshop is designed for the business minded as well as the social entrepreneur. The workshop introduces students to business planning, marketing & financing, and business management. Students will explore the “How To’s” of starting their own business from understanding the basic fundamentals of business to following and creating a business plan. Students collaborating in teams will also create a start-up company from their business plan. The workshop will culminate with an expert panel review of the business plan and student presentations.

  • For Grades 6-8 only
  • This workshop will also be an offering available to students who want to learn more during D-E 360° 2019 Summer Connections program.

For more information or to register, click here.

Students Only

D-E 360° Enrichment Workshop: Beginner Photography

Saturday, March 9, 2019   10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

We’ll start with the basics and have fun with our cameras. Students will learn how to use technology to make the most of their photos. The beautiful Dwight-Englewood campus will serve as the backdrop. The morning’s projects will culminate in a photo review where the workshop leader will discuss some of the best shots, and give tips on how to improve them. Digital cameras will be provided.

  • For Grades 2-4 only
  • This workshop will also be an offering available to students who want to learn more during D-E 360° 2019 Summer Connections program.

For more information or to register, click here.

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D-E 360° Enrichment Workshop: Fencing

Saturday, March 9, 2019   10:00 AM – Noon

We are pleased to partner with coaches from Durkan Fencing Academy to provide this exciting workshop.  The clinic will be divided up by age and skills.  Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental skills of fencing.  We’ll have fun while learning about the oldest Olympic sport with coaches who specialize in training at all levels.  All equipment is provided.  What should participants bring: wear comfortable (athletic) clothing and sneakers.  We’ll provide snacks and water.

  • For Grades 5-9 only
  • This workshop will also be an offering available to students who want to learn more during D-E 360° 2019 Summer Connections program.

For more information or to register, click here.

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CATS

Saturday, March 2, 2019   7 PM

Schenk Auditorium

Friday, March 1, 2019 – 7 PM

Saturday, March 2, 2019 – 2 PM & 7 PM

Tickets available in the School Store (Klein Campus Center) and 30 minutes prior to curtain time.

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Skate Day at the Ice House

Sunday, February 24, 2019   5:30 - 7:30 PM

Ice House, Hackensack, NJ

Admission, skate rental, and refreshments all provided by the D-E Parents’ Association.

Bring the whole family! Helmets suggested for new (and/or nervous!) skaters!

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VDAY 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019   7 PM

Hajjar Auditorium

Tickets $25 at the door

Questions? Contact Carla Moriarty at: moriac@d-e.org

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Bulldog FOODraiser 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019   11 AM - 4 PM

Wharton Lesson Dining Hall

Organized by the D-E Parents’ Association

Details:

  • Cash only: All entrees are $5.00 each; drinks and desserts are $1.00 each. Quantities limited.
  • Lunch will still be available from FLIK for students who do not wish to purchase food at the Bulldog FOODraiser
  • Coop will close at 10:30 AM and reopen at 3:30 PM that day

NEW for 2019… Raffles! Including Jets Tickets, AirPods, $100 Playa Bowl Gift Card, & more

  • Proceeds to benefit MSD Strong, an organization founded by MSD High School, Parkland, FL
  • Price: $2.00 for 1. $5.00 for 3.
  • Tickets available in the Coop Monday, Feb 11*  & Tuesday, Feb. 12* and during the FOODRaiser on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
  • *MS Students can purchase tickets in the Coop during Lunch Recess.
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NAVIGATING LIFE WITH BALANCE – BUILDING A SELF-CARE AND MINDFULNESS PRACTICE

Thursday, February 7, 2019  

10 Week-Day Sessions beginning Thursday, February 7, 2019 – Thursday, May 9, 2019 

$450

Description:  This ten-session course is an immersive experience for adults in which we will learn an evidence-based skill set of habits that keep us working and feeling our best.  Our body’s resources all have limits.  Our energy, our attention, our willpower, our memory, and even our good mood are all finite, so in order to keep working for us, they need to be recharged regularly.  In this course, participants will learn about mindfulness, meditation, and a range of complementary movement and wellness practices to help individuals learn to just be, rather than feeling the need to push into overdrive.

This immersion will introduce the fundamentals of practicing mindfulness–the ability to purposefully direct our attention where we want it rather than where our thoughts, emotions, distractions, and our outside environment may take it.  Believe it or not, by learning to pay greater attention to the simple things that are going on in any given moment–from our breathing to the sounds in the room and the taste of our food–we’re actually able to become more attentive, calm, and present.

Each session will include guided meditation, journaling exercises and specific topics to dive deep into.  These topics will include managing stress, learning to say “no”, work/life balance, self-compassion, fearless living and much more. We will spend time learning the science of well-being: what we can learn from the research about topics ranging from the effect of stress and lack of sleep on the body to the importance of practicing gratitude.  There will be time for creativity and self-reflection to allow participants to discover which of these practices resonate with them and will support them moving forward. Participants completing the ten sessions will leave with a toolbox for carrying these new ways of being into their daily life and integrating them into their work and family routines.

Session Dates:

  •  Session 1 – February 7
  • Session 2 – February 21
  • Session 3 – February 28
  • Session 4 – March 7
  • Session 5 – March 14
  • Session 6 – April 11
  • Session 7 – April 18
  • Session 8 – April 25
  • Session 9  – May 2
  • Session 10 – May 9

Click here for more information.

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Empowering Young Men Workshops

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   3:45-4:45 p.m.

Join this 5-session group!

By participating in “Empowering Young Men” you will discuss masculinity, consent, violence, exploitation, and how they affect you, your peers and your community.

This unique learning experience is being offered to upper school boys at D-E. Expert facilitators from Bergen County YWCA’s healingSPACE will provide this free after school workshop in our community. If this opportunity is of interest to you and you can commit to the following dates, sign up. The group will meet from 3:45-4:45 p.m. on the following days:

  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20
  • February 27
  • March 6

To sign up or for more information, email Dr. Buggs at buggsm@d-e.org

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Mindfulness Workshop (FREE Enrichment Workshop)

Saturday, February 2, 2019   11 AM - 1 PM

You’ve invested the best of yourself and your resources in the holiday season. Now it is time to be intentional about taking care of yourself in 2019. February is a perfect time to align with nature’s pulse, slow down, turn inward, and recharge. Join us in this workshop as we explore the benefits of self-care and what it means to be mindful. Learn simple mindfulness practices that can support you in slowing down, soothing your nervous system and balancing your energy. Hear some of the basic science around how these practices benefit the body and brain. Participants will leave the workshop with some basic tools to support living a life with more ease and flow.

Click here for more information.

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Junior Family College Orientation

Thursday, January 31, 2019   7:00 – 8:30 pm

Hajjar Auditorium

Even if you have gone through the college application process with older children, please attend this meeting, as there are new procedures and important new information especially for the junior class. You will learn about how we will assist and support your family throughout the college process. You will also receive instructions about our school’s online college search and application system.

Please note: students are not required to attend, since they already will have had their own meeting on these topics.

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PEP Talk Thursday, Jan. 24: “Resilience & Self-Reliance”

Thursday, January 24, 2019   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hulst House

The Parents’ Association (PA) Parent Education Committee is offering another “PEP” talk, this time on the topic of “developing our children’s self-reliance and resilience so that they may become the masters of their own destiny.” D-E Lower, Middle, and Upper School parents/ guardians all are invited to join in on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in Hulst House (located in Leggett Hall).

D-E Parent Paolo Bettelli will help to facilitate the conversation, which aims to discuss whether over-parenting may be hindering our children’s ability to rise up to challenges, embrace opportunities and develop their own sense of purpose and self.

In advance of this conversation parents are encouraged to check out resources provided by Ms. Bettelli (click here to view).

During this PEP talk, parents/guardians can expect to discuss strategies proposed by well-known authors on raising self-disciplined and resilient children, capable of meeting life’s challenges and of exercising their rights to  “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Questions about this and PA parent education initiatives in general may be directed by Email to Parent Ed. Committee Chair Erin Brown at: ehnb2000@gmail.com

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MLK D-E Day of Service 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019  

More information on volunteering and sign-ups coming soon!

Questions or to get involved contact Dr. Mirangela Buggs at buggsm@d-e.org

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“High-Ding in Plain Sight” featuring substance abuse/parent educator Tim Shoemaker.

Thursday, January 17, 2019   7:00 – 9:00 PM

Hajjar Auditorium