Learning about Bees

Our first graders are well into their apple study.  This week, we learned about bees as pollinators for Apple trees as well as other plants.  Miss Abby, from The Tenafly Nature Center came to talk to each 1st grade class about bees.  She provided a great hands on experience for the children.  She showed us trays from the beehives, the beekeeping outfit, honeycomb, and the honey extractor.  The first graders are very excited for their field trip to Dr. Davies apple farm.  
~Mrs. Galas


Election Season

Though the presidential election is still more than a month off, it is already election season in the middle school, as more than a dozen candidates will run for the honor of being Student Council President. Three others will have the honor of serving on the Council as representatives. The election is a unique opportunity for students to take a leadership role in directly affecting student life. The election will be tomorrow, and results will be announced next week, both to the middle school early in the week and to the entire school at our All-School Assembly next Friday. Here, you can see the students' campaign signs covering one stairway in Morrow House.


Teachers Have Hopes and Dreams, Too!

"When teachers and students speak publicly of their hopes for the year; a sense of group identity emerges, and children begin to feel ownership of their classroom and school." 
~ From "Rules in School," auth:  Brady/Forton/Porter

A quote from the "Responsive Classrooms" book entitled Rules in School .  Here are a few examples of some Little School teachers hopes for the school year.  Please do stop by our lobby and read more of the goals we have set as adult learners here at EMS. 
~Mrs. Brennan

EMS 7th Grade Adventure Week 2012

A few images from last week's 7th grade excursion to YMCA Camp Bernie, in Port Murray, NJ. Our students participated in a number of activities which included archery, canoeing, hiking, high ropes courses and climbing courses. 


2012 New Parent Picnic and Family Field Day

A few images from this past Sunday's wonderful event.  Our thanks to all who made this day so special!

Images: Shelley Kusnetz Photography, LLC.


Great to be outside today!

The First Graders are very excited to be part of Little School this year.  The weather has been so nice this first week of school, they have had many opportunities to use the 1st and 2nd grade side of the playground.  We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead! ~Mrs. Galas

Open House and Tour Schedule 2012-2013

Do you or someone you know want to visit The Elisabeth Morrow School? The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has announced the 2012-2013 Event Calendar that includes Open Houses, Tours for individual families and numerous off-campus events.  Please join us for any one of the following events.  More information can be found on the admissions page of the website at www.elisabethmorrow.org or by calling the Office of Admissions at 201.568.5566  ext. 7212.  We hope to see you soon!  The application process has begun for those families applying for the 2013-2014 academic year.


And Away We Go...

A few photos from our first day of school.  Welcome back everyone!