27 Jun

Welcome to Summer 2017!


Join us this summer

Check out below for more information on starting your summer!

Looking for more classes? Hurry, limited spaces still available!

Register TODAY:
de360.d-e.org/summer.

Discoveries & Adventures

(Campers in Preschool – Grade 4)

Drop off is at 8:15 AM by Drapkin Hall
Pick up is at 3:30 PM by Lincoln II/Entrance B
Click here for a campus map.
What to bring? – Your child should have these items every day and have them clearly labeled.

  • A full change of clothing
  • Sneakers
  • Beach towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Waterproof sunscreen – please apply to your child each day before leaving for camp
  • Water bottle
  • Reusable bag
  • Independent reading book

What not to bring?

  • Electronics
  • Personal sports equipment
  • Money
  • Valuables
  • Toys

*Each camper will receive a locker which will be cleaned every Friday. Campers may bring in their belongings at the beginning of each week.
**Dwight-Englewood is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Dining Info Click here for menu.
Click here for our FAQ page.

Enrichment & Scholars

(Campers in Grade 5 – 12)

Traffic Update Due to construction around Library Circle, we ask families of Enrichment & Scholars students to use Entrance A (North Woodland Gate). Click here for a campus map.

Drop off is at 8:10 AM by Umpleby
Pick up is at 3:30 PM by Woodland/Entrance A
What to bring? – Your child should have these items every day and clearly be labeled

  • A device for your class, if necessary.
  • Writing utencils
  • Notebooks
  • Water bottle

Campus Dining Dining On-campus food purchasing is available through FLIK for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Students may also pack their own food.

Dining Info Click here for menu.

Additional Info Click here for Room Assignments.
Click here for our FAQ page.

Health Tips

  • Your child will receive a blue D-E 360º Summer Connections T-shirt. Please have him or her wear it to camp for field trips and special events!
  • Please apply sunscreen at home each morning. Please keep sunscreen in your child’s bag, so sunscreen can be reapplied at camp.
  • Drink lots of water!

Click here for D-E 360º Summer Connections Medical Form (must be signed by your child’s physician.)

Questions? Call our Director of Health at 201-227-3144, option 2.

Helpful Contacts

  • Adventures: Lisa Brown, brownl@d-e.org
  • Discoveries: Stacy Carela, carels@d-e.org
  • Enrichment & Scholars: 201-227-3144, option 3
  • Director of Health: 201-227-3144, option 2

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
16 Jun

Summer 2017 is just one week away!


Join us this summer

Invest in your future!
Build confidence and earn academic credit this Summer.

CATES College Test Prep, Creative Writing, Fencing Academy, Statistics, and other Scholars and Immersives course offerings.

Hurry, limited spaces still available!

Register TODAY:
de360.d-e.org/summer.

Bus Transportation available to many NJ communities and Manhattan! Click here or see below for details.

Bus transportation to D-E 360° SC is offered as a weekly service. The cost per student per week for pick up and drop off is $195 per student. There will be bus routes in both New Jersey and New York, including Manhattan in the following communities:

  • Ridgewood/Glen Rock

    River Edge

    Englewood

    Door-to-Door

  • Closter

    Cresskill

    Tenafly

    Door-to-Door

  • Woodcliff Lake

    Old Tappan

    Door-to-Door

NYC

Students can elect to take public transportation. From New York City, students can take the A subway line to 175th Street and transfer to the GWB Bus Station located at 4211 Broadway, between 178th & 179th Streets and Fort Washington Avenue. NJ Transit Bus 186 provides access to the Dwight-Englewood School campus.

For more information about transportation or pick-up times, contact a D-E 360° SC Team Member in the D-E 360° SC Office at 201-227-3144 or e-mail us at summerprograms@d-e.org.

Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
09 Jun

Summer 2017 is just two weeks away!


Join us this summer

Limited Space Still Available!
Register TODAY:
de360.d-e.org/summer.

Junior Summer Day Camp for Preschool – Grade 4:
A nurturing & safe intro to day camp for our youngest children!

Immersives program for Grades 2-12:
Dive deep into Chess, Fencing, HipHop, Visual Arts & more!

Scholars program for Grades 9-12:
CATES Test Prep, Creative Writing, Physics, etc.
Build confidence and gain credit for Fall 2017.

Enrichment for Grades 5-12:
Explore new creative pursuits with Funky Rhythm & Beats, Jewelry Making, Watercolors…

Bus Transportation available to many NJ communities and Manhattan! Click here or see below for details.

Bus transportation to D-E 360° SC is offered as a weekly service. The cost per student per week for pick up and drop off is $195 per student. There will be bus routes in both New Jersey and New York, including Manhattan in the following communities:

  • Ridgewood/Glen RockRiver EdgeEnglewood

    Door-to-Door

  • ClosterCresskillTenafly

    Door-to-Door

  • Woodcliff LakeOld TappanDoor-to-Door

NYC

Students can elect to take public transportation. From New York City, students can take the A subway line to 175th Street and transfer to the GWB Bus Station located at 4211 Broadway, between 178th & 179th Streets and Fort Washington Avenue. NJ Transit Bus 186 provides access to the Dwight-Englewood School campus.

For more information about transportation or pick-up times, contact a D-E 360° SC Team Member in the D-E 360° SC Office at 201-227-3144 or e-mail us at summerprograms@d-e.org.

Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
01 Jun

Classes & Programs are filling quickly! Hurry, register today to secure your seat: de360.d-e.org


Join us this summer

Summer 2017 begins June 26!

Sample Offerings include:

Scholars and Academic Enrichment (Grades 5-12)

  • Advancement Classes for credit in Math, Science, and Creative Writing
  • College Test Prep with CATES

Enrichment (Grades 5-9)

  • Cooking
  • Media Production
  • Sports/Athletics

Immersives (Grades 2-12)

  • STEM Challenge
  • Chess
  • Fencing
  • Hip Hop
  • Tennis

Bus Transportation available to many NJ communities and Manhattan! Click here or see below for details.

Bus transportation to D-E 360° SC is offered as a weekly service. The cost per student per week for pick up and drop off is $195 per student. There will be bus routes in both New Jersey and New York, including Manhattan in the following communities:

  • Ridgewood/Glen Rock

    River Edge

    Englewood

    Door-to-Door

  • Closter

    Cresskill

    Tenafly

    Door-to-Door

  • Woodcliff Lake

    Old Tappan

    Door-to-Door

  • Regional Service:

    Hoboken

    Weehawken

    Pick Up & Drop Off at the following locations:

    • 1st stop Washington & 15th, Hoboken
    • 2nd stop Port Imperial Blvd & Harbor Blvd., Weehawken
  • NYC

    Students can elect to take public transportation. From New York City, students can take the A subway line to 175th Street and transfer to the GWB Bus Station located at 4211 Broadway, between 178th & 179th Streets and Fort Washington Avenue. NJ Transit Bus 186 provides access to the Dwight-Englewood School campus.

For more information about transportation or pick-up times, contact a D-E 360° SC Team Member in the D-E 360° SC Office at 201-227-3144 or e-mail us at summerprograms@d-e.org.

Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
25 May

Classes & Programs are filling quickly! Register online by June 1 to secure your seat: de360.d-e.org.


Join us this summer

Sample Offerings include:

Scholars and Academic Enrichment (Grades 5-12)

  • Advancement Classes for credit in Math, Science, and Creative Writing
  • College Test Prep with CATES

Enrichment (Grades 5-9)

  • Cooking
  • Media Production
  • Sports/Athletics

Immersives (Grades 2-12)

  • STEM Challenge
  • Chess
  • Fencing
  • Hip Hop
  • Tennis

Bus Transportation available to many NJ communities and Manhattan! Click here or see below for details.

Bus transportation to D-E 360° SC is offered as a weekly service. The cost per student per week for pick up and drop off is $195 per student. There will be bus routes in both New Jersey and New York, including Manhattan in the following communities:

  • Ridgewood/Glen RockRiver EdgeEnglewood

    Door-to-Door

  • ClosterCresskillTenafly

    Door-to-Door

  • Woodcliff LakeOld TappanDoor-to-Door
  • Regional Service:HobokenWeehawken

    Pick Up & Drop Off at the following locations:

    • 1st stop Washington & 15th, Hoboken
    • 2nd stop Port Imperial Blvd & Harbor Blvd., Weehawken
  • NYCStudents can elect to take public transportation. From New York City, students can take the A subway line to 175th Street and transfer to the GWB Bus Station located at 4211 Broadway, between 178th & 179th Streets and Fort Washington Avenue. NJ Transit Bus 186 provides access to the Dwight-Englewood School campus.

For more information about transportation or pick-up times, contact a D-E 360° SC Team Member in the D-E 360° SC Office at 201-227-3144 or e-mail us at summerprograms@d-e.org.

Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
18 May

Classes & Programs are filling quickly! Register online by June 1 to secure your seat


Join us this summer

Sample Offerings include:

Scholars and Academic Enrichment (Grades 5-12)

  • Advancement Classes for credit in Math, Science, and Creative Writing
  • College Test Prep with CATES

Enrichment (Grades 5-9)

  • Cooking
  • Media Production
  • Sports/Athletics

Immersives (Grades 2-12)

  • STEM Challenge
  • Chess
  • Fencing
  • Hip Hop
  • Tennis

Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
11 May

Meet our Faculty and Staff, eager for Summer 2017 to begin!


Join us this summer

Discoveries & Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp
(for Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4)

Director Lisa Brown has over 21 years of experience in both public and private schools in New York City and New Jersey. She has worked and taught children from preschool to high school and served as a member of the School Improvement Panel, as well as, Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Program. Her greatest inspirations are her 100 year old grandmother and 2 sons, Xavier and Jelani.

Assistant Director Stacey Carella earned a B.S. in Special Education/Elementary Education from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. She continued her education and received an M.A. in Educational Technology from New Jersey City University. During the academic school year, Stacy is employed at Nellie K. Parker Elementary School in Hackensack, New Jersey, where she has taught Kindergarten since 2006. Stacey’s motto is: “Live, Love, Laugh!”

Enrichment

Matt Larrowe, D-E Middle School Science teacher, is helping to lead this summer’s “A La Carte” enrichment program for campers in Grades 5-12. Cooking, Media Production, Sports/Athletics, STEM and Visual Arts are just a sampling of our Enrichment offerings. Click here to learn more.

Scholars

Advancement Physics teacher Gary Kapilevich joins our STEM teaching team for Scholars this Summer 2017. Scholars is for campers in Grades 9-12, designed to build confidence in academic areas and college test preparation, and in many cases offer advanced course credit. Click here to learn more.

Immersives

Durkan Fencing Academy co-founder Patrick Durkan and Olympics athlete/trainer Tsolak Gevorkian are just two of the exceptional instructors teaching our “Immersives” program this Summer 2017. Chess, Hip Hop, Mixed Media and more for campers in Grades 2-12. Click here to learn more.

Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
05 May

Discoveries & Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp (for Preschool – Grade 4)


Join us this summer

Learn Boldly and explore the Habitats of the World with D-E 360° Summer Connections!

Our Summer 2017 program kicks-off with a fun-tastic field trip to Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills. Campers will experience nature with outdoor artistic pursuits, flower planting, honey tastings, and more. Learn more at: http://de360.d-e.org/summer/discoveries-and-adventures/

Find us this weekend!

From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!

Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections

28 Apr

Scholars Program

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Scholars program for Grades 9-12 in English, Math, Science, CATES Test Prep & more.

Build confidence for Fall 2017, and earn course credits. Improve college placement test taking skills.

Missed our Spring 2017 Summer Open House Events?
Meet & greet our team, see our campus:
Join us Fridays, 11:30 AM.

Call 201-227-3144 or Email de360info@d-e.org.

More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
21 Apr

Join us this summer

Choose and Create Your Ideal Summer!
Enrichment Courses in arts, cooking, sports, STEM, and more, for Grades 5-12! Click here

Summer Connections Tours available Fridays, 11:30 AM. Email de360.d-e.org to schedule.

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Intensive “Immersives” for Grades 2-12
July 5-7, 2017

Dive deep into Arts (including Hip Hop, Mixed Media, and Musical Theatre); Sports (including Fencing, Fit U” 3-Day Challenge, and Tennis with Team Tsolak); and more! with our Immersive offerings. Special programs in session during the July 4 Holiday week.

Click here for details or visit de360.d-e.org/immersives.

Durkan Fencing

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Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
07 Apr

Choose and Create Your Ideal Summer!


Join us this summer

Enrichment Courses in arts, cooking, sports, STEM, and more, for Grades 5-12! Click here

Summer Connections Tours available Fridays, 11:30 AM. Email de360.d-e.org to schedule.

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String Society

Learn, create and perform… jump start your musical summer with String Society 2017. For exceptional string musicians Grades 5-12. Limited space still available! For String Society Audition information Email de360info@d-e.org.

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More About Summer Connections


Discoveries & Adventures & Junior Day Camp: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4

Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!


Habitats of the World

Summer Fun!
31 Mar

Immerse Yourself in Chess, Hip Hop, STEM Challenge & More this Summer 2017!

Join us this summer

Intensive, “Immersive” Offerings for Grades 1-12

Chess Camp: For beginners to advanced players, come explore the foundations of chess strategy. Gain love for the game and develop advanced logistical gaming skills. 1-day-only Regional Chess Tournament option also available. Offered in partnership with NYChess Kids!

NEW! HipHop Academy Immersive: Explore the rich history of Hip Hop and discover how this artistic movement became a significant part of American culture and a powerful vehicle for self-expression. 1- and 2-week options available. Offered in partnership with NJ PAC!

Entrepreneurship Academy: For the business minded as well as the social entrepreneur. A 1-week full introductory courses in business planning, marketing & financing, and business management. Students’ work culminates with an expert panel review of a business plan and presentations.

STEM Challenge: Calling all engineers and problem solvers! Learn and apply skills such as coding, 3D modeling, electronics, and design thinking to solve a problem. Offered in the new, international award-winning Hajjar STEM Center.

More About Summer Connections

Discoveries & Adventures: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4
Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!

Habitats of the World
Summer Fun!
24 Mar

Learn boldly with D-E 360° Summer Connections this Summer 2017!

Join us this summer

Sports offerings for Grades 1-12 with leading national and international competitive trainers!

Tennis Academy with Tsolak Gevorkian, founder/director of TAG International Management, Inc. Gevorkian is formerly a player and captain for the Armenia Davis Cup Team, involved in international competition from 1996 – 2005.

Basketball Academy with T2S Basketball’s Larry Umaña. Learn basketball efficiency through fundamentals, footwork and muscle memory repetition through innovative drills. Umaña has more than 15 years experience in coaching, training, and teaching and is a former Division 1 competitive athlete.

Fencing Academy with Patrick Durkan, founder/director of Durkan Fencing Academy. For the past 32 years Durkan has represented the USA in all levels of fencing, including being a part of the Cadet, Junior, and Senior National Teams. As a student athlete, Durkan competed at Regis High School in New York City where he won the New Jersey State Championship and at Columbia where he was a four time All-American.

More About Summer Connections

Discoveries & Adventures: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4
Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!

Habitats of the World
Summer Fun!
17 Mar

Learn boldly with D-E 360° Scholars this Summer 2017

Learn boldly with D-E 360° Scholars this Summer 2017

Build confidence for placement tests and advanced courses!

  • Scholars classes offer credit-bearing advancement courses in English, Math, and Science.
  • NEW! CATES ACT 36: A 60 hour, two-part prep experience for students taking the ACT in Fall 2017. Offered in partnership with Chris Ajemian (CATES Tutoring), an innovator in standardized test prep.

Summer Connections is:

Discoveries & Adventures: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4
Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!

Habitats of the World
Summer Fun!
09 Mar

String Society 2017 jump start your musical summer

Join us this summer

Learn, create, perform… and jump start your musical summer with String Society!
June 26-30, 2017

A summer day camp program for exceptional string musicians Grades 5-12

Now in its 10th year, String Society is a fun filled week of musical magic, offering an immersive, intensive opportunity to explore gems of the string orchestra repertoire while being introduced to music by living composers.

  • Hurry, limited space still available! Click here to register.
  • Click here to view String Society’s Co-Director Diego Garcia conducting the D-E Upper School Orchestra

Summer Connections is:

Discoveries & Adventures: Preschool (age 3) – Grade 4
Explore Habitats of the World! From the arctic and the desert to the rainforest and wetlands, our youngest campers will learn hands-on about biology, ecology, the environment, and why animals live where they do!

Habitats of the World
Summer Fun!

You are listening to String Society’s Director Diego Garcia conducting the D-E Upper School Orchestra

12 Aug

Farewell D-E 360° Summer Connections 2016!

In the photo above: String Society 2016 participants prepare for their Grand Finale Concert on Friday, August 12, 3:00 PM in Hajjar Auditorium.  The annual program for exceptional student ‘stringers’ offers intensive small ensemble, large orchestral, and even innovative ‘conductor-less’ performance opportunities. 

Summer 2016: What a Great Time It’s Been!

It is hard to believe that seven weeks have passed by so quickly.  We have a great deal to celebrate about D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2016.  Throughout the course of the entire program, wonderful hands-on learning has taken place.  Our campers were immersed in experiences that introduced to them many new passions,  from academic classes in math, science and writing… to yoga, entrepreneurship, STEM Challenge, and Soccer Academy. Our youngest campers in Junior Day Camp and Discoveries and Adventures explored all the excitement that the Olympic games in Rio offers.  Take a look at our online Photo Gallery for some shots of our favorite moments (click here to view, or use the Gallery link located either at right or scroll down on your mobile device).

We’ll surely miss our super summer learners as they head back to school, and we look forward to connecting with everyone again next summer for more exciting programs.

SURVEY Opportunity: We Want to Hear from You!

The  D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) Team would like to thank you for participating in our program this Summer 2016!

To help us serve you better in the future, we would like to hear about your experiences.  We would appreciate you taking the time to fill out a Parent/Guardian Survey by clicking here 

Our Survey is also available online: https://goo.gl/forms/omnPIys3dwW2QRn42

Your participation in our Parent/Guardian Survey provides us with important feedback that allows us to learn how we can better meet your needs. The individual answers will never be disclosed and all information will be strictly confidential. Since the Surveys are completely anonymous, you should include your child’s name in a comment if you wish to refer to your specific situation.

Thank you, in advance, for your participation in helping us better serve all of our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at summerprograms@d-e.org or call the office at (201) 227-3144.

LIVE! Summer Showcase Events Friday, August 12

Families and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the following end-of-session “Summer Showcase” events from our SC Enrichment campers, on Friday, August 12:

  • Discoveries & Adventures “Our Final Showcase” – 2:15 PM – Lower School Gym, Drapkin Hall
  • String Society 2016 Grand Finale Concert – 3:00 PM – Hajjar Auditorium, Klein Campus Center

REMINDERS: Summer Store, Final Balances, and Lost & Found Items

Friday, August 12 is the last chance that SC campers and their families can purchase Summer Store items, including:

  • Water bottles – $1
  • Beach Towels – $5
  • Frisbees – $0.50
  • USB Flashdrives – $5
  • Drawstring Bags – $2

This is also the last chance for SC families to pick up any lost items from our lost and found cabinet located in the SC Main Office, in the Imperatore Library. Anything left after Friday, August 12, will be donated to a local charity.

Reminder: Final Balances Due!

All payments to D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) MUST be paid in full this week. If you would like to pay directly or review your account from the Summer Connections Parent Dashboard, please log in by using your email address and your password. If you would like to send in a check made payable to Dwight-Englewood School, please mail it to:

D-E 360° Summer Connections

Dwight-Englewood School

315 East Palisade Avenue

Englewood, NJ 07631

SAVE THE DATES! A 2017 Sneak Preview

Mark your calendars for D-E 360° Summer Connections 2017, which will run from June 26 to August 5, 2017.  We’re beginning to work on the catalog of offerings for Scholars and Enrichment, but please take a sneak preview of the themes for Adventures & Discoveries campers next year.
Discoveries 2017 Themes (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Week 1- Oceanic Wildlife
Week 2- Residents of the Rain Forest
Week 3- Desert Dwellers
Week 4- Wetland Inhabitants
Week 5- Polar Plungers
Week 6- Mountain Climbers
Adventures 2017 Theme: Habitats of the World (Grades 1- 4)
Week 1- Oceans: An Offshore Study of Oceans and Oceanic Wildlife
Week 2- The Rain Forest: A Tropical Adventure of the Rain Forest and Its Inhabitants
Week 3- The Desert: Experience Arid Deserts and their Strong Survivors
Week 4- Wetlands: A March through the Marshes of our Planet’s Wetlands
 Week 5- Polar Regions: An Excursion to Our Lands of Most Extreme Temperatures
 Week 6- Mountains: A Peek into the World’s Highest Peaks
04 Aug

This is It: Final Week of D-E 360° Summer Connections 2016!

In the photo above:”Little Kickers” program participants enjoy ‘The Beautiful Game’ , led by D-E Girls Varsity Team Coach and legendary soccer instructor Eddie Ballas!  For more photos and to learn more about all our Discoveries & Adventures (D&A) Programs for our youngest campers, check out the D&A posts located at right or below (on your mobile device). 

Summer Store, String Society 2016, & Last Chance Enrichment Sessions!

It’s hard to believe, but…. Next week, starting Monday, August 8,  is the last week that D-E 360° Summer Connections  (SC) is in session this year!  This time is also the last chance that SC campers and their families can purchase Summer Store items, including:

  • Water bottles – $1
  • Beach Towels – $5
  • Frisbees – $0.50
  • USB Flashdrives – $5
  • Drawstring Bags – $2

Next week will also be the last chance to pick up any lost items from our lost and found cabinet located in the SC Main Office, in the Imperatore Library. Anything left after Friday, August 12, will be donated to a local charity.

Reminder: Final Balances Due!

All payments to SC MUST be paid in full this week. If you would like to pay directly or review your account from the Summer Connections Parent Dashboard, please log in by using your email address and your password. If you would like to send in a check made payable to Dwight-Englewood School, please mail it to:

D-E 360° Summer Connections

Dwight-Englewood School

315 East Palisade Avenue

Englewood, NJ 07631

LIVE! Summer Showcase Events Friday, August 5! 

Families and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the following end-of-session “Summer Showcase” events from our SC Enrichment campers, on Friday, August 5:

  • “The Verdict!” – “Is McDonalds Guilty of Causing Obesity in the Youth of America?” 11:00 AM – Hajjar Auditorium 
  • “Certificate Ceremony” for UHAK Students  1:00 PM – Hulst House
  • “The Beat Goes On” – Musical Performance 1:45 PM – Orchestra Room; Klein Campus Center

String Society 2016 in Session Next Week

Orchestral fans, make a note:  String Society, a wonderful annual musical tradition of D-E 360° Summer Connections, will be in session starting Monday, August 8.  Co-led by D-E’s own Annaliesa Place (violin; StringJam director) and Diego Garcia (cello; D-E Middle School Orchestra Director), String Society 2016 proudly welcomes violinist Ayano Ninomiya, violin professor of the New England Conservatory.  Annaliesa, Diego and Ayano will work with String Society students in chamber music groups, sectionals, an improvisational workshop, and mindfulness activities such as yoga.  A Grand Finale concert is scheduled for Friday, August 12, at 3:00 PM, in Hajjar Auditorium!

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Don’t miss the String Society 2016 Grand Finale Concert!

3:00 PM Friday, August 12 – Hajjar Auditorium

Last Chance to Sign Up: Enrich your Summer 2016!

Next week will be the last chance that students in Grades 5-12 will have to fully enrich their Summer 2016 with fun Enrichment Program sessions in athletics/sports, as well as outdoor gardening, the arts, and so much more.  The various Enrichment sessions noted below are just the tip of the iceberg!  Click here  to learn more and register online today, but hurry!

Athletics/Sports Offerings: 

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Sports Medley
  • Mini Golf and Frisbee

Nature Walk : (Every morning, go on a walking tour of the gorgeous and spacious D-E campus. We will collect samples and pictures of trees, bushes, and flowers and observe the birds and any small animals)

Create Your Own Myth: Interested in Greek Mythology? Students will read, explore, and discuss ancient Greek myths and examine the common elements that they all contain.

Paleontology: You are invited to work with and study actual fossils, some of which are up to 450,000,000 years old. You will be able to keep and take home fossils that you have identified for your own collection.

Podcasting: Let the world hear your voice, either literally or figuratively. If you have ever been curious about what it is like to be a DJ for a radio show, host of a TV news show, or write your own short play, you should consider this class.

Yoga: Creative Arts Yoga combines the practice of Yoga and the Creative Arts. Through the exploration of Yoga postures, children and teens will improve strength, flexibility, and coordination, and feel a greater sense of self.

Indiana Jones in History: This class will examine the history and controversies surrounding archaeological expeditions in the first half of the twentieth century, the highpoint of Western imperialism.

Creative Games: Students will enjoy a wide variety of dodge-ball-type games and others, in fun and safe ways that are creative and historical in nature.

Superhero Project: Spiderman, Batman, Aquaman… you can go on and on with the different names of superheroes, but did you ever think you could create your own? Well here’s your chance.

Video Productions: Experience all aspects of creating a short video. Participate in brainstorming ideas, acting, directing, camera work, special effects, sound, and more. Everyone will get a copy of the finished production to take home.

Web Design: Have you ever wanted to make a website for all your family and friends to see? Learn to design your personal page showcasing your interests.

 

28 Jul

A Summer 2016 Olympics Preview Presentation; Enrichment “Sizzles”; Discoveries & Adventures Highlights!

In the photo above: D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) Enrichment Theater campers show-off their newly-honed dramatic skills and talents in a recent “Summer Showcase”!  Each Friday offers a new set of Summer Showcase events. See below for this week’s offerings!

Friday, July 29: Enjoy a Summer 2016 Olympics “Preview” Presentation!

All D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) parents/guardians, SC campers’ siblings, and friends are welcome to enjoy a day of special presentations on Friday, July 29, by the Durkan Fencing Academy.  The Durkan Fencing Academy proudly boasts a team of athletes who will be competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio! The two special presentations are scheduled as follows:

  • Lower School Gym, Drapkin Hall – 10:00 AM 
  • Silberfein Gym, Modells Sports Complex  – 11:15 AM 

2016 Summer Olympian Epee Fencer Jason Pryor will join his coach, Christian Rivera, as well as coaches Jed Dupree and Patrick Durkan to demonstrate the sport of Fencing for our SC campers of all ages and their families, before they leave to compete in Rio! They are also bringing in special equipment so that the audience can indeed participate in the presentation.

The  team is lead by three Elite Fencing Coaches: Patrick Durkan (sabre), Christian Rivera (epee) and Jed Dupree (foil). All are former NCAA fencers and US Team Members with National and International competition and coaching experience. Coaches Dupree (2012 London) and Rivera (2016 Rio) are both Olympic Coaches.

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2016 Olympic Epee Coach Christian Rivera, 2016 Olympic Epee Fencer Jason Pryor, 2004 Olympic Foil Fencer & 2012 Olympic Foil Coach Jed Dupree and Six-time National Champion Sabre Fencer Patrick Durkan.

For more information about the Durkan Fencing Academy click here or go to:  www.durkanfencing.com

LIVE! Summer Showcase Events on Friday, July 29 

Families and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the following end-of-session “Summer Showcase” events from our SC Enrichment campers, also on Friday, July 29:

  • “The Debate!” – Should Donald Trump be President of the United States?/ Is Pokemon GO a negative influence on children? / Should there be Stricter Gun Control Laws?  11:00 AM – Hajjar Auditorium 
  • “Design Diva – Fashion Show” – 12:00 PM – Hajjar Auditorium
  • “Young Visionaries Showcase Exhibition and Reception” – 3:30 PM – Swartley Arts Center Gallery & Ceramics Room

Enrichment Sessions “Sizzle” this Summer 2016!

Students in Grades 5-12 have the opportunity through D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) to fully enrich their summer with dozens of intriguing, exciting, even sizzling (note our “Junior Chef ” feature below!) Enrichment Program sessions. Geology – The Study of the Earth; Picture Stories; The Beat Goes On; and The Solar System are just some of the MANY fascinating classes that will be taking place during the week of August 1.  Click here  to learn more and register online today, but hurry!  Many Enrichment sessions have only a few openings left.

Discoveries & Adventures Highlights:  SuperHeroes “Theme Thursday” and Field Trip Fun!

Earlier this week our youngest campers in the SC Discoveries & Adventures program enjoyed “Theme Thursday” as SuperHeroes!  Inspired by learning about the possible “heroes” of the Summer 2016 Olympics (and heroes of Olympics past), this week all the children were encouraged to wear their superheroes  apparel and accessories, and our SC teachers and staff joined in on the fun too.  Po (aka KungFu Panda); Batman; Batgirl; Superman… these are just a few of our “superhero sightings”!

Field trip fun is another weekly fixture for our Adventures campers.  The photos below are just a few from an off-campus outing to the Turtle Back Zoo! For more photos and further details on the Discoveries & Adventures goings-on, check out the “D&A Weekly Updates” posts, all located above right and/or below (on your mobile device)!

Enrichment Jr. Chefs Enjoy The Breakfast Club!

Earlier this week our Jr. Chefs Enrichment campers learned how to make some delicious french toast kebabs! You too can follow these simple steps to start your morning right. (Thanks to Jr. Chef teacher Ms. Johns for providing this tasty recipe!).

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 Here’s What You’ll Need:

 3 Eggs

3/4 Cups of Milk

1/4 Cup of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon butter (For the pan)

10 Strawberries

1 Banana

1/2 Cup of Blueberries

Let’s Start Cooking!

Step 1: Whisk the eggs in a pie plate or shallow bowl. Add the milk and cinnamon and whisk until it’s all mixed together.

Step 2: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt a pat of butter in the pan and spread it around.

Step 3: Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture.

Step 4: Add the slices to the pan and cook on the bottom. Flip each slice and cook the other side, then transfer to a cutting board.

Step 5: Cut the French toast into 1- to 2- inch squares. Cut the strawberries in half and slice the banana into 1/2- inch rounds.

Step 6: Slide a piece of French toast, a strawberry half, a slice of banana, and a blueberry onto a skewer. Continue until the skewer is full. Repeat to make more kebabs.

Step 7: Serve with maple syrup for dipping or confectioners’ sugar for sprinkling.

Follow these steps and you’ll have delicious kebabs in no time! 🙂 

21 Jul

Enriching Sports Sessions, Health and Safety, & More!

Sports, Gardening (and more) “Enrich” SC 2016!

Students in Grades 5-12 have the opportunity through D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) to fully enrich their summer 2016 with fun Enrichment Program sessions in sports, as well as outdoor gardening, the arts, and so much more.  The various Enrichment sessions noted below are just the tip of the iceberg!  Click here  to learn more and register online today, but hurry!  Spaces are filling up fast!

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  • This course is available for boys and girls – from the beginner to the experienced lacrosse player, our camps provide a challenge to every camper! Athlete’s skill level and overall team play will dramatically improve over the course of the camp week as they learn about each field position!
  • Dates: JULY 25-29, 10:40 AM – 12:50 PM
  • Cost:  $175

Soccer Academy

  • Soccer Academy provides players with intense training and game-like experiences that will enhance the athlete’s overall style of play. The athlete’s foot speed and skills will blossom, while their knowledge for the game will flourish. Great for beginners, or advanced levels of play! Players participate in groups based on age and skills focusing on fundamental aspects of soccer.  Click here to learn more!
  • Dates: JULY 25-29, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Cost:  $175
Building a Sustainable Garden
  • Campers will be able to plant, tend, (and hopefully harvest and eat) organic vegetables in the school’s garden while learning the basic concepts behind the idea of sustainable farming. Each class will experience the entire process of “farm to fork” hands on by working collaboratively and then preparing at least one snack from vegetables we harvest!
  • Dates: JULY 25-29, 8:20 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Cost:  $175

Sports Medley

  • Students will learn the basic philosophies and strategies of sports such as basketball, volleyball, soccer, team handball and others through drills and game-play via games and round robin tournaments!
  • Dates: JULY 25-29, 8:20 AM – 10:30 AM & AUGUST 8-12; 10:40 AM – 12:50 PM
  • Cost:  $175

Lawn Sports 

  • Lawn sports are a great way to get outside without getting too sweaty or dirty. They are an opportunity for the game lover, the athlete, and the book worm to all compete on a level playing field! Students will learn and get a chance to play several lawn sports including bocce, croquet, and Frisbee golf.
  • Dates: AUGUST 1-5; 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Cost:  $175

Flag Football 

  • For some boys and girls, this co-ed class may be their first experience with football or with any organized team sport. The experienced teachers on staff will make the learning fun for all students!
  • Dates: AUGUST 8-12; 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Cost:  $175

LIVE! SC Showcase Events Tomorrow, Friday, July 22!  

Families and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the following end-of-session “Summer Showcase” events from our Enrichment campers, tomorrow, Friday, July 22:

  • “Make ‘Em Laugh” (An Improv Show) – 8:40 AM, Hajjar Auditorium
  • An Exhibit for “Optical Illusions” – 10:40 AM -12:50 PM, Umpleby Hall Lobby
  • Enrichment Theater Students present an Afternoon of Comedy! “Touched By An Alien” & “Peggy the Pint-Sized Pirate” – 12:00 PM, Hajjar Auditorium and “Time Flies” & “The Spot” – 2 PM, Hajjar Auditorium

Students First @ SC: Health and Safety

Summer is a great time for our campers, especially those in Grades 5-12,  to explore their passions and interests beyond the norm of the classroom experience.  Our programs, which include everything from gardening to crafts to electronics, provide direct hands-on learning for our D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) participants. The safety and security of all our campers is of the utmost concern.  We hope you can help us by speaking with your child(ren) about what they might encounter while they are with us.  Below is additional information about health and safety considerations at SC. Click here for more details.

 Tools, Equipment & Materials: Many of our offerings involve working with tools, equipment, and materials that may be new to some students.   Our SC faculty/teaching assistants provide instruction and supervision to ensure Students are using this equipment and materials as safely as possible.   In the event of injury, our SC Director of Health is available to assist.

Pokemon Go: We are aware that some students are actively playing Pokemon Go on campus during breaks and lunch.  We are monitoring our driveways and campus perimeter to ensure the safety and well being of our students. We would appreciate if you would also talk to your children at home to remind them to be aware of their surroundings and to be cautious when engaging in this activity.

Heat: With recent high heat indexes (related to high temperatures/humidity), our SC faculty and teaching assistants are especially focused on ensuring that Students stay cool. Please talk with your child about the impact of heat. Should he/she experience any of the following heat related symptoms, the student should reach out to our Health Director immediately: Confusion; dark-colored urine (which is a sign of dehydration); dizziness; fainting; fatigue; headache; muscle or abdominal cramps; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;  pale skin; profuse sweating; rapid pulse/heartbeat.

Hydration: Recent high heat indexes can also cause dehydration.  Students are strongly encouraged to arrive at camp with water canteens and to refill them often. We also have some re-usable Summer Connections water bottles for purchase. Water fountains are located in various locations around the D-E campus.   In addition, there is a water station above Leggett Field. In addition to staying hydrated, students are encouraged to wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in light colors. SC faculty and teaching assistants are also focused on reminding students to stay hydrated and be attentive to signs of dehydration, including excessively dry lips and tongue, sunken eyes, dizziness and/or loss of energy.

 Sunscreen: We strongly urge SC parents, especially those parents of our youngest Discoveries & Adventures campers, to apply sunscreen on their child(ren) before bringing them to camp.  Older campers should consider bringing sunscreen to re-apply during the course of the day.

Adventures Field Trip Fun!

The photos below are just a few from our Adventures campers’ field trip this week, to watch the NJ Jackals play at Yogi Berra Stadium!  For more photos and further details on the goings-on of our youngest campers in (both) the Discoveries & Adventures  (D&A) Program, check out the “D&A Weekly Updates” posts, all located above right and/or below (on your mobile device)!

 

18 Jul

Traffic Updates: Week of 7/18 – 7/22/16

July 18, 2016

Dear Summer Connections Families,

Thank you for your patience this morning. We regret the unexpected construction on E. Palisade Ave. has made a significant impact on local traffic patterns with drop-off this morning at Summer Connections entering and exiting the D-E campus. We were NOT notified of the construction on E. Palisade Ave. prior to this morning; otherwise, we would have made every attempt to contact you to minimize the stress of drop-off. We have just been informed that this construction will be ongoing through Friday, 7/22.

 Here is information that will be helpful to you for Drop-off and Pick-up;

  • You will be allowed to enter the campus from either Lincoln Street or N. Woodland Street.
  • Instructions for Drop-Off and Pick-Up are noted below. We strongly advise that you give yourself extra time for Drop-off and Pick-up. Please see below for specific instructions.  
  • Traffic flow once on campus has also changed as a result of this construction. Click here for the Traffic Flow Map.

Please note we strongly discourage drop-off and pick-up of children on the public streets including N. Woodland, Lincoln, and Walnut Streets.  The safety of our students is our utmost priority; crossing busy streets to enter campus during morning hours in particular is a concern.

Drop-off / Pick-up for Preschool – Grade 4 campers

  • Enter from Lincoln Street Security Gate at 81 Lincoln Street, via Walnut Street.
  • Drop-off and Pick-up will be at the Lincoln Street Exit Gate, located near Mr. Rocky’s Field.
  • At Drop-off, teachers and staff will meet you at the Exit Gate, unload your child(ren) from your car and walk your child(ren) down the driveway to Drapkin Hall.  Please do not get out of your car.
  • At Pick-up, teachers and staff will wait with your child(ren) at Mr. Rocky’s Field and bring your child(ren) to your car.
  • Exit via Lincoln Street Exit Gate.  You must make a right turn onto Lincoln Street; no left turns will be permitted due to construction.  E. Palisade Ave. is closed to all traffic.
  • Remember always to have your car tag in the window.

Drop-off / Pick-up for Grades 5-12 campers

  • Traffic patterns have changed, please follow all directions from staff and personnel.
  • Enter the campus from either N. Woodland or Lincoln Streets via Walnut Street.
  • Drop-off and Pick-up your child(ren) in the upper parking lot(s). At both Drop-off and Pick-up, Staff will guide campers to and from your car.  Please do not get out of your car.
  • Exit via the internal campus connector road to Lincoln Street Security Gate. You must make a right turn onto Lincoln Street; no left turns will be permitted due to construction.  E. Palisade Ave. is closed to all traffic

Soccer Academy: > Drop-off / Pick-Up should take place at Graham Field.

AfterCare

  • Will be held in the Drapkin Hall Gym.
  • Park your car in the lot below the Hajjar STEM Center and Swartley Gallery.
  • Walk down to Drapkin Hall to pick up your child(ren).
  • Exit via the Lincoln Street Exit Gate. You must make a right turn onto Lincoln Street; no left turns will be permitted due to construction.  East Palisade Ave. is closed to all traffic.

Text Messaging We would like to be in touch with you via our Text Messaging System. You will need to log into your Campsite Parent Dashboard to opt-in for the Text Messaging service.  This will allow us to give you updated traffic reports in a timely manner.

Again, your patience at this time is greatly appreciated.

Questions may be directed to 201-227-3144. Visit our website at de360.d-e.org for additional information.

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