Bulldog Club

Bulldog Club: A Digital Hangout for Dwight-Englewood Lower School Students with Members of the ACE (AfterCare & Enrichment) Team!

D-E 360° Team is working hard to make Bulldog Club possible!
WELCOME! 

The D-E 360° ACE Team will be providing a Digital Hangout for ALL Lower School students beginning Monday, April 6 from 2:30 – 5:00 PM. The offerings are gratis (FREE!)  and focused around giving students interactive recreational time, supervised space to talk and stay connected as well as a curated collection of online resources that children may tap into anytime to reinforce learning or explore something new.

We’re repeating some hit activities from Spring Break, including Mr. Vinny’s Workout, Ms. Katharine’s Reading and Drawing and Ms. Blake’s Broadway Babies.  In addition, our ACE partner, NY ChessKids, will continue with chess lessons and daily tournaments. We’re adding to the spring mix a Sing Along (for all grades), an Exploration Station (that invites kids to do projects with “found objects” in their home), a Live Dance Party and Puppeteering. 

The offerings will be updated on a weekly basis to provide students with a variety of experiences. NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Secure Zoom IDs and passwords will be provided each week to Lower School families via email.

The Bulldog Club Theme for the Week of May 25:

The Hero’s Journey

The D-E 360° ACE Team will be providing a Digital Hangout for ALL Lower School students from 2:30 – 5:00 PM. Everyone has a favorite childhood fictional hero and hero stories endow our lives with meaning and reveal how a human life is meant to be lived. So we thought we’d kick off this week with the Hero’s Journey in the Bulldog Club.  The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of human experience reflected in literature and film. The stages of the Hero’s Journey usually follow a standard sequence.

  • You will go on a journey
  • You will grow from adversity
  • You will assemble a team of allies
  • You will give back to society

We’re inspired by the Hero’s Journey as we all experience this pandemic together; we are all going through our own journeys in our lives right now. From it, we grow and learn because each phase of life has its own demands to which an individual must adapt. Obsolete thinking and ways of life must be laid to rest. New mindsets and capabilities must arise. And the challenges we face function as a new rite of passage and offer potential for personal growth. But not without our allies as well as the moral conviction to return to society what it has imbued in us.

Over the course of this Memorial Day week, which has been in past years for many of us, the kickoff for summer, we’ll celebrate fallen heroes as well as our own metamorphosis and uncover the superpowers that lie within us.  The hero’s journey is not just illustrated in fiction but also in the real lives of the world’s greatest heroes, such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Rosa Parks.  And with the everyday heroes who are on the frontlines of this pandemic, we are witnessing history unfolding by observing how true heroes use their powers to forever change the world. We believe in the power of our own personal agency and that each human life is meant to be a heroic life.  We’re delighted to be on a Hero’s Journey this week with students in the Bulldog Club.

New This Week: We’re introducing Study Buddies.  Our Programs Director, Sharon Keigher has been working with the Upper School Dean, Debbie Murphy, to coordinate US students who will be available during Bulldog Club time to help LS students with school work.  Check out the times in the schedule for Study Buddies and log on during that time.  Ms. Sharon will introduce students to their Study Buddies and let them get to work right away in a Zoom Breakout Room.

The offerings are gratis (FREE!) and focused around giving students interactive recreational time, a supervised space to talk and stay connected, as well as a curated collection of online resources that children may tap into any time to reinforce learning or explore something new. We thought we’d also share some fun AnyTime Activities. Check out the videos that feature read alouds for preschoolers through kindergartners about our daily themes as well as inspirational activities for students in grades 1-5.

We have made this week even easier – all of our activities are in one room! Log in once and you can come and go as you’d like! The Bulldog Club is live from 2:30-5:00 pm every school day.

See next week’s schedule by scanning the QR code below.  We will email the Zoom ID and password to Lower School families for secure access on Sunday. You may also check your grade level LS launch pad for access to the schedule as well as any updates.  For questions regarding Chess and/or Study Buddies, please email Sharon Keigher, D-E 360° Programs Director at keighs@d-e.org.

Bulldog Club Schedule for the Week of May 25

New: One Zoom ID/One Password

Time

Monday

Memorial Day

NO SCHOOL

Tuesday

Super Heroes

You will go on a journey

Wednesday

Cartoons & Comics

You will grow from adversity

Thursday

Films & Movies

You will assemble a team of allies

Friday

FantasyFiction

You will give back to society

2:30

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

STUDY BUDDIES

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

Songs & Percussion with Ms. Shada

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

STUDY BUDDIES

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

Songs & Percussion with Ms. Shada

2:45

STUDY BUDDIES

Show & Tell in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

STUDY BUDDIES

Show & Tell in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

3:15

Show & Tell in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

Scholars, Athletes & Artists 

Ms. Katharine & Mr. Vinny

Workout + some books & art with Mr. Vinny & Ms. Katharine

Scholars, Athletes & Artists 

Ms. Katharine & Mr. Vinny

4:00

Workout + some books & art with Mr. Vinny & Ms. Katharine

Escape Room hosted by 

Ms. Blake &      Ms. Euleta

Ms. Sharon’s Writing for Fun 

Escape Room hosted by 

Ms. Blake &   Ms. Euleta

4:45

All Ages!!

Dr. Brown’s

Dance Party

Dr. Brown’s

Dance Party

Dr. Brown’s

Dance Party

Dr. Brown’s

Dance Party

5:00

All Ages!!

Daily Chess Tournaments

Daily Chess Tournaments

Daily Chess Tournaments

Daily Chess Tournaments

Any Time

Preschool – K

Preschool – K

Weekday Story

Memorial Day

Preschool – K:

Weekday Story

Ten Rules of Being A Superhero

Preschool – K:

Weekday Story

The Day I Lost My SuperPowers

Preschool – K:

Weekday Story

Hero Dad

Preschool – K:

Weekday Story

The Giving Tree

Any Time*

Grades 1-5

Grades 1-5

Memorial Day Facts

Grade 1-5

Article/News Feature

Four Asian American Women Who Changed History

Video

For the Heroes: A Pep Talk from Kid President

Activity

Superhero Yoga

Grade 1-5

Article/News Feature

Some of Our DE Students “Making the World Better.”

Video

Kid President Talks to Tom Hanks about Heroes

Activity

Draw A Cartoon of Yourself

Grade 1-5

Article/News Feature

Dad the Hero

Video

How to Change the World – Kid President

Activity

Kids Guide to Making a Movie

Grade 1-5

Article/News Feature

Meet Some Incredible Conservation Heroes

Video

Kid President’s Guide to Being Awesome

Activity

Eco-Heroes Challenge


The Bulldog Club Theme for the Week of June 1: 

Games & Puzzles

The D-E 360° ACE Team will be providing a Digital Hangout for ALL Lower School students from 2:30 – 5:00 PM.  We’ve been playing a lot of games and puzzles since March and the funny thing is that these activities never get old.  Every new game, every new puzzle comes with a set of circumstances and challenges that’s fast becoming a great part of our memory making during our time at home together.  Everyone has a favorite game, Uno, Scrabble, Monopoly, Candyland – you name it!  This week in the Bulldog Club, we thought we’d share some of our treasured puzzles and games with you.  Students will be challenged to play against our very skilled team – check out the schedule for the week for Game Time!

Continuing This Week: We’re still going strong with our Study Buddies.  Our Programs Director, Sharon Keigher has been working with the Upper School Dean, Debbie Murphy, to coordinate US students who will be available during Bulldog Club time to help LS students with school work.  Check out the times in the schedule for Study Buddies and log on during that time.  Ms. Sharon will introduce students to their Study Buddies and let them get to work right away in a Zoom Breakout Room.

The offerings are gratis (FREE!) and focused around giving students interactive recreational time, a supervised space to talk and stay connected, as well as a curated collection of online resources that children may tap into any time to reinforce learning or explore something new. We thought we’d also share some fun AnyTime Activities. Check out the videos that feature read alouds for preschoolers through kindergartners about our daily themes as well as inspirational activities for students in grades 1-5.

For easy access, all of our activities are in one room! Log in once and you can come and go as you’d like! The Bulldog Club is live from 2:30-5:00 pm every school day. See next week’s schedule below.  We will email the Zoom ID and password to Lower School families for secure access on Sunday. You may also check your grade level LS launch pad for access to the schedule as well as any updates.  For questions regarding Chess and Study Buddies, please email Sharon Keigher, D-E 360° Programs Director at keighs@d-e.org.

Bulldog Club Schedule for the Week of June 1

New: One Zoom ID/One Password

Time

Monday

Simon Says

Tuesday

Online Bingo

Wednesday

Pictionary

Thursday

Apples to Apples

Friday

Never Have I Ever

2:30

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

Songs & Percussion with Ms. Shada

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

Study Buddies with Upper School students

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

Tongue Twisters with Ms. Shada

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

Study Buddies with Upper School students

NYChessKids: Chess Lessons

Songs & Percussion with Ms. Shada

2:45

Game Time:

in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

Study Buddies with Upper School students

Game Time:

in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

Study Buddies with Upper School students

Game Time: 

in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

3:15

Scholars, Athletes & Artists 

Ms. Katharine & Mr. Vinny

Workout + some books & art with Mr. Vinny & Ms. Katharine

Scholars, Athletes & Artists 

Ms. Katharine & Mr. Vinny

Workout + some books & art with Mr. Vinny & Ms. Katharine

Scholars, Athletes & Artists 

Ms. Katharine & Mr. Vinny

4:00

Escape Room hosted by 

Ms. Blake &      Ms. Euleta

Game Time:

in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

Escape Room hosted by 

Ms. Blake &      Ms. Euleta

Game Time:

in Ms. Arleen’s Neighborhood

Escape Room hosted by 

Ms. Blake &   Ms. Euleta

4:45

All Ages!!

Dr. Brown’s

Dance Party

Camp Songs & Dance  with Ms. Shada & US Students

Dr. Brown’s

Dance Party

Camp Songs & Dance  with Ms. Shada & US Students

Dr. Brown’s

Dance Party

5:00

All Ages!!

Daily Chess Tournaments

Daily Chess Tournaments

Daily Chess Tournaments

Daily Chess Tournaments

Daily Chess Tournaments

Any Time

Preschool – K

Preschool – K

Game:

Simon Says

Preschool – K

Dance Video:

Bingo

Preschool – K

Weekday Story:

Pictionary

Preschool – K

Video:

Apples to Apples

Preschool – K

Challenge Game for Family:

Never Have I Ever

Any Time*

Grades 1-5

Grades 1-5

Article:

History of Board Games, Playing Cards and Puzzles

Grade 1-5

Video:

How Puzzles Are Made

Grade 1-5

Activity:

How To Make Tangram Shapes/What Is a Tangram

Grade 1-5

Video:

The Evolution of Video Games

Grade 1-5

Activity:

How to Make A Simple Arcade Game