25 May

Message from Kathy Christoph, MS Principal


It’s hard to believe the last few weeks of the 2017-2018 school year are here, evidenced by annual Middle School (MS) programs and activities such as our Experimental Design Fair (in which our 6th grade scientists test chocolate, basketballs, sponges, glue, and disinfecting wipes, just to name a few); our 8th graders’ SciTube presentations; and a special 8th Grade visit to Collins House, with Head of School Dr. De Jarnett. For photos from these and other Middle School happenings, see above.

As you plan for the end of the school year, please remember that all MS students will be dismissed after lunch at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 7. If your child needs to remain at school until later, please inform us so we can provide adequate supervision. School buses will depart D-E at their normal time of 3:45.

Friday, June 1 is a 3-Star Dress Day for all MS students because we attend the Academic Awards Assembly and our own MS Awards Assembly. 3-Star Dress is simply a collared shirt of some kind for males, collared shirt or dressy shirt for females, dress shorts, pants, or skirts. Tennis shoes are permitted. No jeans and no athletic wear. Please help your youngster dress accordingly. Thanks!

I also have a brief reminder of two upcoming events that may be of interest:

This Memorial Day weekend, on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, our Upper School Spring Theatre Production 2018 presents “Dogfight”. While this is a musical with some mature themes and profanity (parental guidance is suggested) this will be a compelling live production featuring an entirely student-directed cast and crew. For details visit www.d-e.org/arts. All show proceeds benefit the Jericho Project for veterans in NYC.

“Vaping: What’s in the Mist” will be  presented by the D-E Parents’ Association (PA) parent education committee on Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM in Hajjar Auditorium. Middle and Upper School parents/guardians are invited to attend to learn about this timely topic affecting tweens and teens.  “Vaping” features Timothy Shoemaker, former DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance) Officer. Guests of D-E parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Click here to register or for more information.

Hug Your Child, and Go Bulldogs!