Thriller at Little School Assembly

The teachers provided a thrilling ending to today's Halloween Parade.

Senator Weinberg's visit to EMS

Last week, State Senator Loretta Weinberg visited our Morrow House assembly in advance of next month's midterm elections. Mrs. Weinberg has represented the 37th district in Bergen County in the State Senate since 2005. Before that, she was in the State Assembly from 1992-2005. She also ran as Jon Corzine's running mate in 2009 gubernatorial election. Senator Weinberg spoke to the students about the federal midterm elections, the state assembly and its upcoming redistricting, and how a bill gets sponsored and moves through committee on its way to becoming law. ~Mr. Cooper

Today's Chilton House Greeters

This Morning, Chilton House had some very special greeters! Inside those costumes you would find Dr. Lowry, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Pagano (although, from this picture we're not sure who's who).


Guided Reading Group

Here, first graders are practicing their newly acquired phonics skills in their guided reading group with Miss Evans. They are enjoying the story, Mac and Tab! (Post: Ms. Evans)


Kindergarten meets iPad

(Video: Ms. Brennan)

Team EMS @ The 12th Annual EHBCC Walk

This past weekend, EMS Teachers Ms. Lester and Ms. Goldman and a few students, participated in the 12th Annual Englewood Hospital Breast Care Center Walk. With the help of the Little School and Chilton House Faculty and Staff, they raised over $500 for the Center. (Photo: Ms. Lester)


Afternoon Sessions - NJAIS Conference

EMS Physical Education Teachers, Ms. Smith and Ms. Gabriel led a dynamic session focused on integrating Math and Language Arts with movement and exercise.

EMS Faculty at NJAIS Conference

Today, The Elisabeth Morrow School Faculty are attending the NJAIS Conference at the Lawrenceville School. This morning, Ms. Rolle and Ms. Malmstrom (below) presented on how virtual worlds are used at EMS to develop social, visual and media literacy skills, as well as foster creative thinking, encourage problem solving and provide opportunities to collaborate within and beyond school walls.
Also this morning, Ms. Brennan and Dr. Egert (below) presented on Oral Languages and Literacy in Kindergarten. The workshop covered creative and fun ways to teach children to analyze spoken words and learn important skills necessary for language and reading development.


Trip to Closter Farm

The children from Ms. Aslam and Ms. Leff's class enjoyed their trip to Closter Farm yesterday. They fed animals, took a hay ride, had some doughnuts and juice and got to pick pumpkins. (Post: Ms. Aslam)

EMS Science Teacher Presented Workshops at NJ Science Convention

Elisabeth Morrow Science teacher, Gail Weeks, recently presented two workshops at the NJ Science Convention. For the past five years, she has volunteered our EMS seventh-grade students to present demonstrations to the public during National Chemistry Week (October 23) at the Liberty Science Center. In an effort to increase the involvement of other middle schools' science programs, Ms. Weeks spoke about her experiences and the value of students presenting during National Chemistry Week. She also involved the teachers in several hands-on activities, such as examining the contents of glow sticks, and talking about the science that makes them work.

2nd Grade - Pitched Percussion Instruments

The second grade began their study of pitched percussion instruments by playing Halloween songs on the small metal glockenspiels and the larger wooden xylophones. They first worked individually, then in small groups and finally all together as a class orchestra. The Second Graders are preparing to play during the Halloween Singalong on Friday, October 29th, after the Little School Halloween Parade. (Post: Ms. Spaeth)

Volleyball Update

The girls' Volleyball team fell to Tenafly Middle school in another close match on Wednesday in Tenafly. The scores were 26-24, 25-22, 17-25 for Tenafly. Rafaela Peralta-Vasquez led the team in service points aong with Viveca Riley, and Elizabeth Harris added a kill. ~ Coach Smith

The Apple Bake Sale

As a traditional end to their "Apple Unit", the first graders held another successful apple bake sale fundraiser on the Grace Muller Courtyard on Wednesday morning. The fundraiser was to benefit the Special Olympics. The first graders raised over $1,500 to donate to the Special Olympics this year! All the apples used in the bake sale products were harvested by the first grade children at Dr. Davies farm in Congers, New York. (Post: Ms. Cozza)

Live Animals and Literature

EMS kindergarten students are being introduced to many different animals as part of our Live Animals and Literature program. Here you see them with a frog, a toad, a gecko and a rabbit.

National Chemistry Week

Just a quick reminder that our EMS 7th graders will be presenting demonstrations at the Liberty Science Center this Saturday, Oct. 23. I know it's a Saturday, and people have very busy schedules, but I'd like to encourage everyone to come, if possible, even for a short while, to support our students and see them "in action". In the past, when administrators have attended, parents and students have told me how happy they were that people from the school came to see them. You will be very impressed with the terrific job our students do.

Admission for teachers is $5.00 with proof of teaching
(tax ID card should be OK).
~Ms. Weeks


Garden Bounty

Last week, the first and second graders harvested beans, potatoes, carrots,tomatoes, squashes, gourds and eggplants from the garden. What a bounty! (Post: Ms. Lowry)


Running Into Each Other

Or, more accurately, Ben '09 and Evan '08 ran against each other at a cross-country dual meet where Loomis Chaffee (Ben) squared off against Choate Rosmary Hall (Evan).

EMS Seventh Graders Excel in Math Competition

On Saturday, October 16, Jongho Park took first place in the Bergen County Academies Annual Math Competition for the third straight year. David Yang placed 5th and Chiho Im placed 8th. That means that three out of the top ten students in the seventh grade division were from EMS!! Congratulations to our EMS winners and to all the Elisabeth Morrow students who took time during their busy weekends to compete! ~Ms. Snyder

Marigold Jewelry

Last week, our Kindergarten class (C-2) gathered marigolds from their classroom garden and made jewelry with Mrs. Lowry. (Post: Ms. Hur)

Halloween Painters in Chilton House

Ms. Brennan visited the three-year-olds today as they were creating their Halloween paintings.
(Video: Ms. Brennan)


More from the Clearwater

Two videos from the 5th Grade trip (Ms. Cohen's class) on the Clearwater. (Video: Ms. Schwartz)
Raising the sail.
Bringing up the net, catching crabs.

Nature Photography and Silk Painting

This past week: painting images on silk fans.


Yesterday's Cross Country Race

Yesterday, the Cross Country teams traveled to Van Cortlandt Park for another in their series of meets this season. The weather was perfect for cross country, overcast and cool (the rains thankfully came after we had boarded the bus for home after the meet), and our runners did not disappoint. Nearly every EMS runner posted a seasonal best time and both the boys' and girls' teams had their best showings. The boys finished 3rd out of nineteen schools and only a mere five points out of 2nd place. The girls, running with a complete team of five runners for the first time this year, tied with Fieldston for 2nd place out of thirteen teams. The Eagles still have four races left and the runners are gearing up for the championship meet on November 10, back at Van Cortlandt Park. ~Coach Cooper

And they're off in the boys race...
The top EMS finishers in the girls' race (5th & 8th place) charge toward the finish line.

EMS Book Donations Heading To New Indian Library

Sareena, one of our first grade students is traveling to India with her family to attend a dedication ceremony. Her family is donating a library to a K-12 school in honor of Sareena's late grandfather. As a class, and with the help of the Little School librarian, Ms. Rosoff, our class has decided to donate some of our books to the library in India. These will be the first books that the library will receive and our first grade students are very excited. ~Ms. Cozza

On The Good Ship Clearwater...

A few images from the 5th grade trip aboard the sloop, Clearwater. While on board, students learned about the chemistry, biology and geography of the Hudson River. (Photos: Ms. Dorrien)

Volleyball Update

The Girls' Volleyball team lost a match to Dwight-Englewood in a nailbiter Thursday afternoon. Dwight took the first game in overtime 26-24. The Eagles came back to win the second game that also went into overtime, 26-24. In the third game, Dwight took the tiebraker, 25-18. Highlights of the game for EMS: Viveca R. led the team with 10 sevice points and 2 kills while Rafaela P-V. and Elizabeth H. led the team in digs. ~Coach Smith

Boys' Soccer Update

The soccer team had an exciting week of games. The first game versus St Bernards was a back and forth game. Chiho scored both goals for the Eagles; the second of his two goals was a tremendous shot into the upper left corner of the net. It was a hard fought game but, unfortunately, the Eagles fell 3-2 to St Bernards. In the second game versus Saddle River Day, the two teams played to a 3-3 tie. Nick, Jacob, and Basil had one goal each for the Eagles. Sang-Uk came up with the save of the year with two minutes left. On a direct kick, he jumped up and punched the ball away from the goal, then deflecting off the crossbar, to preserve the tie. In the the third game versus Dwight-Englewood, both teams played excellent defense. EMS defenders Mike M., Alex B., Sam, Alex D., Alex H., and Daniel L. helped keep the Eagles in the game, playing to a 1-1 tie. Nick M. had the lone Eagles goal off a great corner kick from Basil. Sang-Uk played another great game in goal for EMS. (Post: Mr. Escala)

Coaches, Parents, Players: Got great EMS sports photos? Send them to the blog.


HEADlines: NJAIS Professional Development Conference

HEADlines: NJAIS Professional Development Conference: "Every two years, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) provides a professional development conference for all the teachers..."

Shake! Shake! The Apple Tree...

C5 - PreKindergarten came up to sing to the apple tree; a Chilton House/Little School tradition of sorts. Their song inspired Morrow House students to join them and sing along.

Arroz Con Pollo

Cooking Club had a special guest; Senora Bonesorte and the club made Arroz con Pollo.
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