From Joe Algrant, US Principal

Dear Families,

This time of year is fairly hectic in the Upper School, as it is for everyone, but also affords us the chance to enjoy some great D-E traditions… traditions such as the annual Winter Arts Festival, which this year encompassed three outstanding concerts and an art display throughout Klein; “alumni sightings” (including artist Lucy Plowe ’16, currently exhibiting in Swartley Art Center); and the annual Jazz Rock assembly. My periodic podcast (aka “JoeCast“) has some year-end reflections on a few of these traditions, which I believe are a few of the best aspects of our school (click here to listen). 

Because they are right around the corner when we return in January, the Examinations Schedule (and projects) for Fall 2018 term classes is also provided here (click here to view/print a PDF), along with additional instructions for you and your child(ren). 

For the advance planners out there (and your new 2019 calendars), details on other upcoming events after the New Year are also provided here.

I hope you enjoy whatever traditions (both old and new) that your family may have during the upcoming break.

With best wishes for a relaxing and fulfilling holiday season, 
Joseph Algrant
US Principal

Save the Date! May 4, 2019 Bulldog Bash: A Night with the Stars

Saturday, May 4, 2019

“A Night with the Stars” under a tent on Leggett Field. 

This new event will serve as our single, largest fundraiser. Join us for the party of the year!!! Come out for a fun evening that will not only benefit our children’s education but will promote the spirit and pride of all that is Dwight-Englewood.

For more information, click here.

Upcoming Parent Ed. Events 

2019 welcomes several parent education opportunities from the D-E Parents’ Association (PA) including a “repeat” of a “PEP” talk on resilience, this time in the evening as requested by many D-E parents. 

„» Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019: 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Hajjar Auditorium)

“High-Ding in Plain Sight” featuring substance abuse / parent educator Tim Shoemaker. This January, Shoemaker returns to D-E (due to popular demand), and reveals the little known secrets of expert drug detection and highlights a rare combination of research proven parenting techniques.

Read more.

D-E 360° Presents Self-Care & Mindfulness Workshops for Parents/Guardians

Mindfulness Workshop (Free Enrichment Workshop)

Saturday, February 2, 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. 

For more information, click here.