Dear Religious School Parents,
The staff and I are looking forward to a great year. To ensure a smooth beginning, let me take a moment to share just a few bits of important information:
If you have not yet sent in your registration forms and/or the $125.00 supply fee, please do so before September 1st. The remainder of the tuition costs will be billed directly to you during the school year. Getting all of this taken care of and submitted on time lets us begin the year with full staff and supplies. If you need financial assistance, please contact Don Kriss, our Executive Director, who will be happy to help you. All forms and schedules can be found here.
Calendars and events can be seen on our website. Please notice that school begins after Labor Day this year. It is important for you to join us on the first day for an Orientation, which will be held on Sunday, September 9. We will begin at 9:00 with a lively morning service with Koltrain, our synagogue band. A complimentary Continental Breakfast for all Religious School students and their parents will be served in the Fletcher-Selber Auditorium at 9:45. We hope that you will enjoy meeting teachers and connecting with old and new friends.
Following breakfast, our students will be taken to classes by their teachers, while parents will have the chance to hear about any changes in our programs, meet new people in our school, and ask questions. Speakers will include Dr. Jon Mitzmacher, Head of Schools, who will talk about our exciting merge into the Galinsky Academy. A representative from JFCS will also explain about our “Community of Kindness” initiative this year. We have several exciting new changes this year (read about them in my last blog!)
At about 10:45, we will ask our 6th grade parents to join their children in the library for Yom Rishon (Day One) at Hagworts, an introduction to our middle-school Project Etgar program. 5th grade students will be brought back at 11:00 to join their parents for the B’Nei Mitzvah Program that is scheduled with Hazzan Holzer.
Students will be dismissed at 12 noon as usual.
Please be certain to check in at the registration table during breakfast to receive your informational packets and other goodies! Details about PTA, special programs and scheduling will be available to the parents at that time. An open house will be taking place this year in October so that parents may get a chance to see teachers and students in action after they are settled in to a routine.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please call me at 268-4200, ext. 145. My assistant, Ivy Kfare, and I should be available every weekday, 8 am to 3 pm. If you happen to catch us out, please leave a message and we’ll get back with you as soon as possible.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 9th!