13 Apr

Kathy’s Message


I trust each of you found some good family time over the Spring Break and were able to enjoy some special moments with your young adolescents. I loved being in Umpleby Lobby on the Monday morning after the Break, listening to the excited chatter and gleeful shouts of joy as our students reconnected with one another. There’s nothing quite like the energy and verve of middle school kids!

I’d like to remind you of a few upcoming events:  

  • On Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm in partnership with the D-E Parents’ Association, the Middle and Upper Schools are hosting “Growing Up OVERexposed” featuring Lauren Hersh. Ms. Hersh is an expert speaker on current issues concerning online exploitation, sexting, and the digital age in which your children live.  Parents of students in Grades 6-11 are invited to attend this timely, thought-providing discussion, in which they will receive concrete strategies for keeping their children safe in a digital world. To RSVP for this parent education event click here. Please note that on May 2 & 3, Ms. Hersh will be back here in our Middle School, working with our students and our faculty on these same issues.
  • 8th Grade Parents: Another reminder that our Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 8, at 7:00 pm.
  • Save the Date on Sunday, April 23 for the annual D-E Spring Carnival, which includes the “D-E Fights Hunger” food packing event, presented by D-E School Activities and the D-E Parents’ Association. NEW! This year is the addition of a STEM Festival including model rocket launches, 3D printing, and robotics demonstrations by D-E’s award-winning US Robotics Club, Team 0207 Critical Mass. All D-E families are invited and admission is free!  
    • Volunteer: To sign-up for “D-E Fights Hunger” food packing click here.
    • Learn more: Click here to download an info. flyer (PDF) or visit www.d-e.org/clubs
    • Questions? Please Email gunasm@d-e.org  

Hug your child, and Go Bulldogs!

Kathy Christoph
MS Principal