Parent Network

Committees and Descriptions

ADMISSIONS

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

AFFINITY GROUPS

There are currently five Affinity Groups which organize social, educational, and service activities, under the guidance of the Director of Equity and Diversity Engagement. These Affinity Groups include the following: 

Asian American, Black and Latino, Chinese, Korean and South Asian

ANNUAL FUND

Join your class team to educate and encourage fellow parents, via 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 to your grade as a Class Coordinator (CC), Communications Rep (CR), Program Rep(PR) and/or Outreach Rep (OR). Assist the PA in providing class-specific information during the academic year. 

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.

D-E SPECIAL EVENTS

Plan and promote D-E special events such as Bulldog Bash, Galas, Auctions, Bulldog Classic Golf/Tennis/Yoga, and/or culinary events to benefit the D-E Faculty and Staff Fund and/or D-E’s Financial Aid program.

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 (also referred to as PA “Friends of the Arts” or FOTA). 

LIBRARY

Middle/Upper School Library: Range of office jobs, 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 and partnering with staff to create discussions connected to student curriculum.

PA RECEPTIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS 

Help plan and organize social events for parents (Parent Forums, Coffees, Evening Receptions, 5th and 8th Grade Moving Up Celebrations.) Additionally, help to organize our annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Lunch in the Spring.

SPRING CARNIVAL  / STEM FESTIVAL

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

LOWER SCHOOL COMMITTEES

BOOK FAIR

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

CULTURAL IDENTITY CLUB

Organize activities designed to share family traditions & history.

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.

STEM FAIR / TALENT SHOW

Help with event logistics, refreshments, and publicity. 

YEARBOOK

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

MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL COMMITTEES 

ATHLETICS & WELLNESS

Promote Bulldog pride; help coaches coordinate team parents; and assist with team rosters, snacks, and sporting events. Help support mindfulness and wellness workshops.

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.