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Saturday FREE Workshops

These FREE workshops provide exciting introductions to athletics, arts, cooking, STEM, and other program offerings from D-E 360°!

D-E 360° Saturday Enrichment Workshops provide children with enriching opportunities to further extend their learning, creativity, and exploration beyond the school day.

Our program is focused on the continued development of the social-emotional and interpersonal growth of each child, to give them tools to be successful learners, contributors, individuals and thriving members of our community.

These FREE workshops feature a talented and passionate faculty and offer a preview of our 2018 Summer Connections program.

For more program details and to register online visit de360.d-e.org.

Questions? Email de360info@d-e.org or call 201-227-3144.

November 18

▶︎ Cook with Books (Preschool-Grade 1)

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

This workshop offers a “fun-tastic” food experience featuring D-E Lower School’s own Chef Ricardo!  As a way to promote reading and cooking with kids, small groups will be given a recipe by Chef Ricardo, based on some of our favorite children’s book characters to learn about diet and nutrition, and to explore how a recipe comes together in the kitchen. Children will then make the recipe, enjoy tastings, and be encouraged to develop their own recipes. Parents/guardians are welcome to join at the end, to enjoy samples and a brief presentation of the childrens’ learnings.

▶︎ Basketball Clinic

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Grades 2-5) 
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Grades 6-8) 

We’ve partnered with Head Trainers Larry Umaña & Nathan Lopez of T2S Basketball Academy to offer clinics here at Dwight-Englewood. This clinic creates an opportunity for coed players, grades 1-4 to develop their game, and improve for their basketball skills. Clinics focus on helping athletes develop their talent by learning basic practice drills and emphasizing the fundamentals.  T2S produce and partner with local basketball programs and events that reach hundreds of Bergen County youth annually. The goal of T2S programming is to grow and develop basketball participation and fundamentals, physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, and well-being for children.

February 3

▶︎ Entrepreneurs 101 Workshop (Grades 5-7)

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

This workshop is designed for the business-minded as well as the social entrepreneur. Students will explore the “How To’s” of starting their own business from understanding the basic fundamentals of business to following and creating a business plan. The workshop will culminate with an expert panel review of the one-page business plan and student presentations.

▶︎ Fencing (Grades 2-5)

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

We’ve partnered with Patrick Durkan, co-founder/director of the Durkan Fencing Academy, which was developed by Olympic Fencing Coaches and exercise physiologists, to provide the most safe and effective fencing training. For beginners, this group workshop with top DFA coaches will introduce students to the basics of fencing.

March 10

▶︎ STEM Challenge (Grades 5-7)

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Students will work in project teams to complete a STEM challenge based on a selected theme. Using the supplies provided, problem solving skills, and teamwork, our young engineers will create and present their innovative solutions. The workshop will be held in D-E’s award-winning, $20 million Hajjar STEM Center.

▶︎ Art & Nature (Grades 3-5)

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Students will be shown examples of nature art created by Andy Goldworthy, and then talk about installation art, and also the temporary properties of creating Art outside. After some discussion students will be taken outside and given freedom to create their own Nature Art either with a partner or on their own. Materials are provided and students may use any materials collected from nature, as long as they can use them and acquire them safely.

April 21

▶︎ Debate Workshop (Grades 5-7)

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

In this workshop, students will learn to argue their points of view, incorporate evidence, and be exposed to techniques that will make them great debaters. They will also review the structure and organization of a debate, select topics, and prepare arguments to present to an audience at the end of the workshop.

▶︎ Geometrical Art (Grades 2-5)

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Art can be creative AND mathematical. With a focus on mathematical patterns, students can unleash their creative sides and produce beautiful art. During this workshop, students are invited to see how concepts such as the magic of Pi, Candy Art, the Pythagorean Theorem, the art of tessellations, regular polygons, and similar figures can be incorporated into a unique and inspiring artistic design.

Questions? Email de360info@d-e.org or call 201-227-3144.

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