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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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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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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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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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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)

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D-E Garden Project Work Parties: May 23, 2018

Thursday, May 23, 2019   2-4 PM

Nettie-Louise Coit Garden

Join us on May 23, 2018, 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)