March Education News

L’Dor V Dor Society

  • All Education Communities are currently working to educate and encourage maximal participation in the LDVDS annual giving campaign.
  • All have agreed that more opportunities should be provided to educate potential and current LDVDS donors on what the LDVDS provides to our schools.
  • Conversation has begun about kicking off the LDVDS campaign with our parent population in November and December rather than January.  January is a difficult time to approach the subject because we are beginning to ask our parents to enroll for the next year at that time.
  • LDVDS brunch, honoring Robin Morris as the recipient of the David Gaffney Leadership and Education award, is being held June 5, 2011 at the Center.
  • Jen Plotkin, Michelle Margol, and Helen DuBow are chairing the brunch.
  • Invitations to the LDVDS brunch will be sent out to the community after Passover.  Minimum gift of $18 to the LDVDS is recommended to attend the brunch.
  • The PTA has donated $10,000 from the proceeds of the MOCA Art in Education event to the LDVDS annual giving campaign.
  • Need to raise $25,000 dollars to meet our fundraising goal for this school year.  These dollars will be matched.

HOS/Principal Evaluations

  • All of the Principals/HOS have created parent and teacher surveys which are scheduled to be sent out digitally at the end of March or beginning of April.
  • Select information from these surveys will be used as part of the HOS/Principal evaluation.

JJC Education/Youth Vision

  • The JJC Education Community held its first meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2011.  The focus of the meeting was to brainstorm on how the schools and youth department can work together toward a common goal of educating the JJC youth.  Here are some of the topics discussed:
  1. Staff sharing professional development opportunities
  2. All Staff being educated on the technology and other teaching equipment in the building and allowing the staff to use these resources.
  3. Ordering materials as an education department instead of 4 separate schools.
  4. Exploring the idea of marketing the youth and education programs as one.
  5. Encouraging a cross over of staff from our schools to our camp.
  6. Building on programs that put younger and older students together promoting the natural inclination for the younger students to look up to the older students and for the older students to act as role models.
  7. Try to create an education department where moving from one school to another at the JJC feels like an internal move within the same educational system.
  8. All Youth and Education professionals, under the leadership of executive director Don Kriss, will be meeting regularly to ensure continuity in our in our education and youth programs.
  9. Looking to coordinate all of the education and youth community meetings on the same day of the week each month.
  10. Started looking at all of the different education events and began thinking about how we can have fewer events with greater impact.

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School

  • MJGDS will be hosting a regional Solomon Schechter Day School Association conference in the fall.
  • Enrollment is going well.  Tuition assistance meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2011.  Will have a better picture of enrollment after that meeting.
  • MJGDS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.  Beginning the planning and looking for volunteers to help plan this awesome celebration.
  • MJGDS is running a “Not too late” ad campaign.  The main idea is to communicate that a student can enter the DS in any grade.  The student  will be pulled out during Hebrew Language time, learn with a group of students of similar age and ability with the ultimate goal of rejoining his class when he is ready.
  • MJGDS will be offering an enhanced kindergarten program next year.  It is an optional extra 2 hours from 1:45 to 3:45.  The cost is exactly the same as it would cost for a kindergartner to stay for 2 hours of Kid’s Club.  The difference is they would be able to complete their homework with the assistance of the kindergartner teacher and have an opportunity to do enrichment work.
  • MJGDS Education Community will be scheduling a retreat toward the end of the summer.  The goal is to learn best practices for school governance and start working on a 3 year strategic plan.

Religious School/High School

  • Makom Hebrew High program will have a new mission statement.  Currently it is being reviewed by the Rabbi.
  • Beginning to explore the idea of bringing the 8th graders from MJGDS and RS to Makom on a regular basis.  This would give the 8th graders another opportunity to get to know each other and a preview of Makom.

Preschool

  • Biting policy being created.  There will be one policy for Doobonim/Kofim, as biting in babies and toddlers is a developmental behavior.  A different biting policy will be put in place for Parparim/Tzipporim because biting in children over the age of 3 is no longer developmental but considered an aggressive behavior.
  • As an incentive for early enrollment, there will be a drawing for 5 families to receive $100 off of their first month’s preschool tuition at the April PPA meeting.

There will not be a post for the month of April secondary to Passover.  Have a happy holiday!!!

 

 

 

 

 

L’Dor V Dor Society

All Education Communities are currently working to educate and encourage

maximal participation in the LDVDS annual giving campaign.

 

All have agreed that more opportunities should be provided to educate potential and current LDVDS donors on what the LDVDS provides to our schools.

 

Conversation has begun about kicking off the LDVDS campaign with our parent population in November and December rather than January.  January is a difficult time to approach the subject because we are beginning to ask our parents to enroll for the next year at that time.

 

LDVDS brunch, honoring Robin Morris as the recipient of the David Gaffney Leadership and Education award, is being held June 5, 2011 at the Center.

 

Jen Plotkin, Michelle Margol, and Helen DuBow are chairing the brunch.

 

Invitations to the LDVDS brunch will be sent out to the community after Passover.  Minimum gift of $18 to the LDVDS is recommended to attend the brunch.

 

Need to raise $35,000 dollars to meet our fundraising goal for this school year.  These dollars will be matched.

 

HOS/Principal Evaluations

All of the Principals/HOS have created parent and teacher surveys which are scheduled to be sent out digitally at the end of March or beginning of April.

 

Select information from these surveys will be used as part of the HOS/Principal evaluation.

 

JJC Education/Youth Vision

 

The JJC Education Community held its first meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2011.  The focus of the meeting was to brainstorm on how the schools and youth department can work together toward a common goal of educating the JJC youth.  Here are some of the topics discussed:

 

Staff sharing professional development opportunities

 

All Staff being educated on the technology and other teaching

equipment in the building and allowing the staff to use these

resources.

 

Ordering materials as an education department instead of 4

separate schools.

 

Exploring the idea of marketing the youth and education programs

as one.

 

Encouraging a cross over of staff from our schools to our camp.

 

Building on programs that put younger and older students together

promoting the natural inclination for the younger students to look up

to the older students and for the older students to act as role models.

 

Try to create an education department where moving from one school

to another at the JJC feels like an internal move within the same

educational system.

 

All Youth and Education professionals, under the leadership of

executive director Don Kriss, will be meeting regularly to ensure

continuity in our in our education and youth programs.

 

Looking to coordinate all of the education and youth community

meetings on the same day of the week each month.

 

Started looking at all of the different education events and began

thinking about how we can have fewer events with greater impact.

 

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School

MJGDS will be hosting a regional Solomon Schechter Day School Association conference in the fall.

 

Enrollment is going well.  Tuition assistance meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2011.  Will have a better picture of enrollment after that meeting.

 

MJGDS will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year.  Starting to begin the planning and looking for volunteers to help plan this awesome celebration.

 

MJGDS is running a “Not too late” ad campaign.  The main idea is to communicate that a student can enter the DS in any grade.  The student  will be pulled out during Hebrew Language time, learn with a group of students of similar age and ability with the ultimate goal of rejoining his class when he is ready.

 

MJGDS will be offering an enhanced kindergarten program next year.  It is an optional extra 2 hours from 1:45 to 3:45.  The cost is exactly the same as it would cost for a kindergartner to stay for 2 hours of Kid’s Club.  The difference is they would be able to complete their homework with the assistance of the kindergartner teacher and have an opportunity to do enrichment work.

 

MJGDS Education Community will be scheduling a retreat toward the end of the summer.  The goal is to learn best practices for school governance and start working on a 3 year strategic plan.

 

Religious School/High School

Makom Hebrew High program will have a new mission statement.  Currently it is being reviewed by the Rabbi.

 

Beginning to explore the idea of bringing the 8th graders from MJGDS and RS to Makom on a regular basis.  This would give the 8th graders another opportunity to get to know each other and a preview of Makom.

 

Preschool

Biting policy being created.  There will be one policy for Doobonim/Kofim, as biting in babies and toddlers is a developmental behavior.  A different biting policy will be put in place for Parparim/Tzipporim because biting in children over the age of 3 is no longer developmental but considered an aggressive behavior.

 

As an incentive for early enrollment, there will be a drawing for 5 families to receive $100 off of their first month’s preschool tuition at the April PPA meeting.

 

There will not be a post for the month of April secondary to Passover.  Have a happy holiday!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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