Parent Network

Committees and Descriptions

LOWER SCHOOL COMMITTEES

Book Fair

This multi-day event includes book sales and raffles. Help with set-up, breakdown, students’ book selections, and raffle gift donations.

Halloween Party

Plan, organize, and staff all aspects of this annual event for Lower School families.

Skate Day

Help with event logistics, refreshments and publicity.

Talent Show/Stem Fair

Help with event logistics, refreshments, and publicity.

Yearbook

Help photograph, format and deliver the Lower School yearbook. Oversee and coordinate/edit 5th Grade advertisements.

 

MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL COMMITTEES 

COOP Student Cafe

Sell food and beverages to students and be a part of the social center of the Middle and Upper Schools. Regular and substitute positions are available.

Foodraiser

Plan, organize and staff specialty lunch and snack food sale to benefit D-E student activities.

 

ALL SCHOOL COMMITTEES 

Admissions

Welcome new members to the D-E community with Campus Tours, Open Houses, New Family Buddy Program, and Admitted Students Receptions.

Affinity Groups

Parent affinity groups affirm the school’s mission to embrace diversity by raising cultural awareness, offering cultural celebrations, and hosting educational programs. These groups collaborate with each other frequently and host yearly multicultural events for the entire Dwight-Englewood School community. The parent-led, culturally-based affinity groups at D-E operate under the umbrella of the Parent Association and help foster parent engagement across the school community in support of the School’s values and vision. These parent groups offer support spaces for parents who want to be connected culturally and to share their heritage and experiences in the D-E community.

There are currently six active affinity groups as follows:

  • Asian-American Affinity Group
  • Black Affinity Group
  • Chinese Affinity Group
  • Korean Affinity Group
  • Latino Affinity Group
  • South Asian Affinity Group

Click here to learn more about Affinity Groups.

Annual Fund

Join your class team to educate and encourage fellow parents, via note writing, emails and phone calls, to support the Annual Fund, which helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a D-E education.

Class Representative

Represent the Parents’ Association on behalf of your grade as a Class Coordinator (CC) or Program and Outreach Rep (POR). Assist the PA in providing class-specific information throughout the academic year. Communicate with deans (Middle and Upper Schools) and teachers (Lower School) to provide support.

Click here to learn more and for descriptions of each role.

D-E Garden Project

Help keep our beautiful teaching gardens in shape by participating in various activities such as work parties and caring for the gardens during school holidays. Members also serve as “critical friends” to students who are planning, planting and building.

D-E Special Events

Plan and promote D-E special events such as Bulldog Bash and other community activities to benefit the Financial Aid and the D-E Faculty and Staff Fund.

Friends of the Arts (FOTA)

Help to plan post-performance receptions for D-E students’ music, art, and theatre events and organize tech rehearsal meals.

Library

Middle/Upper School Library: Range of tasks including, book covering, inventory, and other projects.

Parent Education

Work with other parents to develop educational programming for parents, such as bringing dynamic speakers to Dwight-Englewood, investigating and sharing material in small group settings around topics of concern to parents.

Faculty Appreciation Luncheon

Help plan and organize an annual luncheon to thank our Faculty & Staff.  Luncheon is held in the Spring.

Spring Carnival/STEM Fair

Help with this all-school, all-day event, co- organized with Student Government.