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.