Week in Review 03/09/18

Can you believe that we are only 11 days from the first day of spring? Nothing like a little snow storm to get us ready for the Cleveland Indians to return to Progressive Field. There were a number of fantastic learning opportunities this past week and many more to come as we approach Pesach and spring break.

Two very Important Notices:

This is the last early Friday…regular dismissal time of 3:30 begins next Friday, March 16

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, remember to move your clocks forward Sunday morning.

This past week we had the opportunity to meet with 4th and 5th graders about their transition to Middle School next year. Special thanks to the Rothchilds for hosting this informative meeting. We were lucky to have the meeting led by Jesse Ebner, Middle School Coordinator and panel members Jack Newman (Class of 2015), Sam Axner (Class of 2016), Melissa and Bradley Rothchild (Class of 2019) and Kobi Einhorn (Class of 2018). Each of our panel representatives talked about the challenges of Middle School, the great aspects and how Schechter prepared graduates for an easy transition to high school.

On Tuesday while our Judaics staff was involved in professional development with our consultant from JTS, our middle school students traveled to the Western Reserve Historical Society and our lower school students participated in a number of STEM-related activities at school. In the afternoon, our middle school students performed “The Miracle Worker”, the story of Helen Keller. The play was produced by Sheri Gross and was well received by the students in attendance.

On Thursday we had an amazing Read for Life Multicultural activity for the entire school. Students were able to participate in various activities illustrating different cultural activities in different countries from around the world. Besides the fun and games, there were interesting facts shared with students. Special thanks to Vicki Teitelbaum and her committee for providing such a positive hands-on project-based experience for our students. I also want to thank the many parent volunteers who assisted at the various stations.

Next week we are looking forward to the 2nd Grade Family Science Night, the 1st Grade Kabbalat Siddur program and the ongoing after-school sports program, DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Time during the day and hopefully…better weather.

Enrollment for 2018-2019 continues to build. Please complete the enrollment process as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. We are excited about the number of new families that are visiting Schechter. Please help by spreading the word that Schechter is the best place to learn.

Have a great weekend and Shabbat Shalom

Randy S. Boroff

Head of School

Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei

During the month of March, Rabbi Berger is writing the weekly Torah column in the Cleveland Jewish News. Click here to read this week’s d’var Torah.  

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