05 Mar

AfterCare & Enrichment (ACE) Open House Events: Join Us!

Dear Lower School Families,
We are hosting a series of “Open Houses” for families considering AfterCare & Enrichment (ACE) for the Spring. Please join us for one or all of our festivities and RSVP HERE.
Students who are NOT currently enrolled in ACE must be accompanied by a parent. These events are free to everyone.
All students – current or new – must enroll for the Chess Tournament and the Pasta Dinner, simply for matters of planning.
Tuesday, March 6:
  • Family Pasta Dinner, 5:30. Prepared and served by our current Snacktivities students. Bring the whole family for a delicious, simple meal of pasta, garlic bread and a little dessert.
 Wednesday, March 7
  • 3:00 Join our Animal Visiting Class in Swartley
  • 3:15-4:15 Take a peek at Homework Club in action
  • 4:30 observe Chess and Coding classes.
  • 5:00-6:15 Open Chess Tournament for All Abilities!
    • Our current Chess Team welcomes their classmates to participate in a friendly, introductory Chess tournament. I expect to see an array of talent – from serious play to very basic introductions.
    • Please stop by!
    • Chess tables will be set up for parent play, too!
 As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at keighs@d-e.org. Please RSVP HERE.
See you at the Clubhouse!
Sharon
Sharon Keigher
ACE Director
14 Dec

Lower School (LS) AfterCare & Enrichment (ACE)

Every season holds an opportunity for fun learning, new discoveries, and skills building for our D-E LS students! ACE continues to offer both “Clubhouse”(AfterCare) and “Enrichment” for after school. This Winter 2018 we’re featuring more sports and movement classes as well as a book club, Fantasy Sports (and Wiffle Ball!), visits from animals, and athletic instruction in the gym taught by experienced varsity-level coaches. Whether your child is looking for a playdate experience, or an educational opportunity to pursue new interests and develop talents, you’ll find it right here on campus. Learn more and see below for a special message from Sharon Keigher, Director of D-E 360° ACE.

Our ACE Winter 2018 Term begins January 2, 2018, and is now open for online registration. If you would like to enroll your child/children, please register here or visit de360.d-e.org/ace


A Message from Sharon Keigher, Director of Programs, D-E 360° ACE

Dear Parents,

‘Tis the season for Winter 2018 ACE registration! We enjoyed a wonderful Fall Term, and the Winter Term promises to be even better! Check out ACE Winter Term Offerings.

Highlights include:

  • Homework Club daily from 3:15-4:15 (Grades 1-4)
    • Facilitated by a faculty member
    • iPads (grade appropriate) available
  • Exclusive to Kindergarten: Gym Games on Mondays (Movement & Parachute Play)
  • A real book club (with Cozy Slippers) for Grades 4-5
  • Visits from the animals at the Tenafly Nature Center on Tuesdays
    • 2:30: Pre-K only
    • 3:15: Kindergarten only
    • 4:00-5:00: Grades 1-3
  • Pre-K Introduction to Team Sports (Sports Basics on Wednesdays)
  • Chess: training for the advanced logistical games required for Chess Tournaments
  • Fantasy Sports Teams (and Wiffle Ball!) for Grades 4-5
  • Intro and Advanced Lacrosse and Hockey (Stick Sports & Stick Stars)
  • Adventurers: a Project Adventurer-based athletic program for intellectual students
  • Friday Open Gym 3:45-4:15 for Grades 3-5
  • Fencing: for beginners and advanced with the Durkan Fencing Academy, an Olympic Training program. Fridays, 4:15-5:30 for Grades 2-5.

Meanwhile, enjoy the photos above from our recent United States Chess Federation Chess Tournament. All participants received their USCF national ranking, and the top three in each division earned trophies. These students are:

Knight Division: Leyla Ozbalci, Nicholas Link, Schroeder Kacmar
Pawn Division: Mayer Wolfson, Alexander Link, Seva Burak
Bishop Section: Anthony Marin, Aaron Harrison, Brandon Best

Wishing you and your families a wonderful and rejuvenating Winter Break. See you back in the Clubhouse in January 2018!!! (We start up the very first day back!)

Warmly,
Sharon Keigher
Director of Programs, D-E 360° ACE
keighs@d-e.org
www.d-e.org