Happy New Year!!!
I apologize for being gone so long.
I would like to share our evolved governance structure for all of the Jacksonville Jewish Center Schools.
Let me start from the top:
The ultimate decision making body of our synagogue (of which all of our schools are a part) is the board of directors of the Jacksonville Jewish Center. The Vice President of Education sits on the executive community of the JJC board of directors.
The Education Vice President’s roles and responsibilities are listed under the “about” section in the header of this blog.
The VP of Education runs the JJC Education communiy’s quarterly meetings and ensures that the synagogue’s education vision for all of it’s youth is being carried out in all of the JJC Schools.
Each of the JJC Schools, (the MJGDS, the Preschool, the Religious School/high school) have their own education communities. These individual school education communities govern each of the schools in collaboration with the JJC Education Community. Members of all of the education communities are listed in the JJC Education Communities section in the header of this blog.
The Day School Education community, the Preschool Education Community, and the Religious school/high school education community meet at least 6 times per year. Roles and responsibilties of all Education Community members are listed in the JJC Education Communities section in the header of this blog.
On Thursday, January 6, 2011, the State of the Schools forum was held. Approximately 75 people attended. Each school Principal made presentations and showed video footage of their students. Jennifer Plotkin, the JJC VP of Finance reported on the schools’ financials. Kim Glasgal-Levy and Gabrielle Bubis deserve many thanks for all of their hard work chairing the forum.
The L’dor V’Dor Society Annual Campaign is kicking off. Now is the time to show your support for Jewish Education and our future Jewish leaders by making a donation. All donations will be matched. For more information, please visit jjcpreschool.org or MJGDS.org and click on LDVDS.
The JJC Education Community is in the process of creating an evaluation/review process for its school principals. As soon as it is complete and approved, I will share it with you.
Sunday February 6, 2011– Federation Super Sunday Phone-a-thon–please come and volunteer on the MJGDS team. This is a great opportunity to show the Federation how much our schools appreciate their support. For more information on the phone-a-thon, please contact Andrea Mail.
Saturday March 5, 2011– PTA MOCA Art of Education Takes Flight event. A great evening of Art created by students from all of our Center Schools. This will be a night to remember. For more information contact event chairs Debbie Goldstein and Jeanine Hoff.