The Latest EMS News · 14 February 2023

Community Highlights 2022–2023

Apple bake sale 2022

The Elisabeth Morrow School community is experiencing a gradual return to larger and more frequent gatherings with the easing of pandemic health restrictions and concerns.

Community Events

The community has been able to gather for Curriculum Nights, the Fall Festival, Book Fair & Storytelling Festival, division-wide events, a number of concerts, including the Winter Arts Festival, multiple fireside chats, and to celebrate the recent honor of being named an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025.

Upcoming Opportunities to Gather

The Parents Association is organizing a new biannual event, with planning led by the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, to take place during the years in which the biannual International Food Festival does not. The Cultural Fair will be held from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2023. This event is an opportunity to learn and grow from each other’s cultures and heritages in celebration of the EMS community’s rich diversity, with live performances and table displays. EMS families are encouraged to participate, and their sign-up deadline is Friday, March 3.

Other upcoming community events include a return to BergenPAC for the Morrow House musical and the annual Spring Benefit on May 18, 2023. EMS families will receive details through the weekly announcement newsletter, the Wednesday Envelope, and additional emails.

Elisabeth Morrow School PA DEI Cultural Fair

Diverse and Inclusive Community

New Parents Association Affinity Groups

Established the Caregivers of Korean Students affinity group and are exploring others (e.g., Caregivers of Neurodivergent Students affinity group)

DEIB Professional Development

2 professional development days focused on DEIB for all faculty and staff

Additional Reading

All faculty and staff reading “Identity Conscious Educator”

Heritage Month Activities

are now part of Morrow House advisory

Morrow House Assemblies

include student-led content around different cultural holidays

NYAIS Diversity Job Fair

presence so that EMS can continue to hire and retain a diverse staff

Universal Statement

condemning acts of all kinds of violence and hatred, to be adopted as part of a community-wide activity; the Board of Trustees will also begin reviewing its statement on diversity

Parents Association Updates

The Parents Association will be accepting nominations soon for next year’s executive board. Every single parent and guardian at EMS is a member of the PA and is welcome to participate! Any EMS parent or guardian can nominate themselves or others. The nomination form will be included in the Wednesday Envelope in the spring.

EMS would like to thank Lauren Camarinos for her service as president of the Parents Association. Camarinos, who does much for the school community, completes her two-year term this spring. (Pictured L-R: Lauren Camarinos, Tricia Eickelberg, and Dana Ranawat at the Book Fair and Storytelling Festival)

Lauren Camarinos Tricia Eickelberg Dana Ranawat at book fair


2022–2023 State of the School: Updates from Chilton House, Little School, and Morrow House, as well as Enrollment, Advancement, Auxiliary Programs, Communications & Marketing, Facilities & Operations, Finances, and Community Highlights

EMS prepares students for an impressive range of top-tier secondary schools.

Our students cultivate the ability to learn, think, explore, empathize, and lead. They graduate with the ability, mindset, and competencies to navigate a global world and are well-prepared to face an unknowable future.

Accustomed to a challenging academic environment, EMS students welcome the demands of competitive secondary schools and are often placed in advanced sections where they perform very well.


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