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Friday, January 29, 2010 • 14 Shevat 5770 • g"a,

LCDS Grandparents Dr. Bernard and Lynn Kapiloff Establish Scholarship Fund Lehrman Community Day School proudly announces that LCDS grandparents Dr. Bernard and Lynn Kapiloff have established the Dr. Bernard and Lynn Kapiloff Scholarship Endowment, in honor of their parents Mordechai and Rebecca Kapiloff & Rabbi Norman and Louise Gerstenfeld. The Endowment is being funded by interests in Maryland real estate. Explained Bernard Kapiloff: “Through our grandchildren and through this gift, our family is honored to be a part of the success and growth of LCDS. We encourage other grandparents to join us – there is no better reward than to shape the lives of young people. Jewish education was most important to our parents and we now continue that legacy with their names on this scholarship fund.” Added Lynn Kapiloff: “We know good education when we see it, and we are amazed by the interdisciplinary and multicultural education being offered to our grandchildren. We are so happy to partner with the professional and volunteer leadership of LCDS to make affordable to more families something truly transformational and lasting.” Board Chair Roger Miller lauded the gift: “We deeply appreciate the great generosity of the Kapiloffs. This significant gift will make our remarkable program more accessible financially to more students. As reflected in the packed house on Grandparents’ and Special Friends Day, grandparents see page 2

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Images of Life@LCDS (additional photos on

100, 99, 98…: kindergarteners sit quietly (!) for 100 seconds before reducing 100 balloons to unrecognizable bits of latex, to recognize the 100th day of school; Starting the day with a good breakfast: first graders strung (and ate) 100 Cheerios, a nutritious way to count the days; Dreamland: Coach Aaron discusses strategy with team members during a game against Hochberg Prep at the American Airlines Arena’s Court of Dreams; Winging it: second grader Sophia sports a butterfly bracelet taking wing during a visit to Butterfly World with Mrs. Enea’s science class; A Thank You to the trees: students hang artwork prepared for Tu bi-Shevat on three oak trees, each celebrating its first birthday— the trees were a gift from the Osman family, who donated the oaks in honor of Tu bi-Shevat last year.

The Power of Parenting

Read me a story, Ms Erica!

A Mommy & Me Story Hour

Mon, Feb 1, then the 1st Monday of Every Month, 10–11 am @ LCDS

Open to ALL ages!

A terrific turnout greeted guest authors Dr. Jodi Stoner (second from left) and Lori Weiner (far right), posing with our fantastic event chairs , Beth Lugo and Susie Stern.

Re-enrollment Reminder: Re-enrollment for our current students continues through Thurs., Feb. 11th.

Dr. Bernard and Mrs. Lynn Kapiloff.

Candle lighting: 5:44 pm

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Any re-enrollments submitted after Feb. 11th will be placed in a waiting pool.

This edition plus The Link archives are available on the web


3-Day Toddler Program for 2010-2011

Contact Jodi Bruce 305.866.2771 x25

50 Years, 50 Questions

Find the answer online at

18. What is JAL?

Answer to last week’s question: Q: What Hebrew curriculum is used in grades 1-4? A: TaL AM, the research-based language immersion curriculum.

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are becoming increasingly involved in school life and we welcome such participation in every way.” Added Head of School Seth Linfield, “The Kapiloffs are entrusting us to carry forward their enduring commitment to better mankind, by educating and raising tomorrow’s heroes of science, the arts and life. We are humbled by the magnitude of this gift as we steward the sacred charge to assure robust diversity in our student population.” Dr. Bernard and Mrs. Lynn Kapiloff live as exemplary models of tikkun olam, both within the Jewish community and the world at large. Both a dentist and a surgeon who practiced for over 50 years, Dr. Kapiloff—at 92—still works every day managing the family’s real estate portfolio and serving on the Board of the Jewish National Fund Maryland. Mrs. Kapiloff is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the award-winning weekly Montgomery and Prince George’s County Newspapers, for which Dr. Kapiloff is the Publisher. The Kapiloffs have focused much of their lives on philanthropy, and Jewish education has always been a priority. Nothing is more important to Dr. and Mrs. Kapiloff than their three children Mimi, Mark, and LCDS parents son Michael and daughter-by-marriage Judy (co-chair of the LCDS Annual Campaign!) and their two grandchildren Rebecca and Hannah. For more information, visit

LCDS Golden Anniversary Annual Event Committee Meeting Wed., February 10, 8:30 am

Event Chairs: Laura Finvarb, Jodie Rozencwaig,

What’s for Lunch? Monday, February 1

Vegetable Soup • Caesar Salad • Hamburgers French Fries • Corn • Fruit • Water (M/W/F)

Tuesday, February 2 Cream of Mushroom Soup • Greek Salad Pasta and Marinara Sauce • Fruit • Milk (T/Th)

Wednesday, February 3 Tossed Salad • Chicken Fajitas • White Rice Black Beans • Fruit

Thursday, February 4 Corn Chowder • Greek Salad • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches • Sun Chips • Pudding

Friday, February 5 • ouka


Israeli Salad • Chicken Nuggets Mashed potatoes • Vegetable • Fruit

MS Haitian Relief Update

Middle schoolers launched their Haitian Relief Campaign at Kabbalat Shabbat this morning. Students were asked to bring in coins (pennies gladly accepted!) and each week a goal will be set. If the goal is reached, a special—as yet unidentified—treat is in store for everyone.


Basketball Court of Dreams JV Boys LCDS 22 Hochberg Prep 11 Girls LCDS 6 Hochberg Prep 8 Court of Dreams Varsity LCDS 20 Hochberg Prep 20 JV Blue Team LCDS 9 Greenfield Acad. 19 Varsity LCDS 36 Greenfield Academy 56 For scores and a schedule, go to *Exciting Sports Program@Lehrman

reminders! Plants in the Nursery: Riley’s mom brought flower pots and flowers for Tu bi-Shevat, birthday of the trees.

Senior Educator Council

It is rare in education—or life—where it is possible to pronounce a pilot completely successful. We are proud to be able to do so with our Senior Educator Council for third, fourth, and fifth graders. The response by students, teachers, and parents to the introduction of this model has been overwhelmingly positive. In this model of educational supervision, master teachers Karen Alvarez, Janet Fein, and Judi Fishkin collectively shepherd the academic program and student affairs in third, fourth, and fifth grades. Each student is assigned a personal advisor from among the three teachers, one who is not the student’s Core Knowledge general studies teacher. The advisor participates in each student’s academic and social development, in partnership with parents and the general studies teacher. Parents continue to make initial inquiries about their child directly to the general studies teacher, with the advisor always available for consultation. Mrs. Alvarez, Mrs. Fein, and Mrs. Fishkin meet regularly to discuss and support each student. Development of the Senior Educator Council reflects our ongoing commitment to studied innovation in how we best advance our mission and the student experience.

Shabbat in Our Kindergarten…

On Friday, February 5th, our kindergarteners will celebrate “Shabbat in Synagogue and Shabbat at Home.” Preparations for this unique event included the creation of a Shabbat box complete with candle sticks, a wine cup, and a hallah cover. photo: zach shultz, grade 8

… and Across Miami

Please join us for Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, Feb. 19 at 8:10 am when we partner with the GMJF for Shabbat Across Miami, a countywide event bringing together the Jewish community for a meaningful Shabbat experience.

Sun, February 28: Purim Purim Carnival & Family Fun Day! Wed, Mar 10: Haggigat ha-Siddur, Grade 1 Thu, Mar 18: LCDS Multicultural Day Thu, March 25: Student performance of Aladdin— stay tuned for more details! See our revised and updated calendar online:

The Power of Parenting

What a great event last night! Thanks to all those who attended our evening with Dr. Jodi Stoner and Lori Weiner. And a very respectful thank you to our amazing co-chairs, Susie Stern and Beth Lugo, for all their hard work. We learned all about raising respectful children in what our speakers described as “the most difficult time period in history to raise children.” Stay tuned for our next speaker on February 3 at our PA meeting! PA Book Club There’s still time to read our book club selection, Skeletons At The Feast by Chris Bohjalian. Join us for our book review on Thursday, February 11 at 8:30 am! Israeli Dancing: The Sequel! Please note the following dates for the continuation of our Israeli Dance classes with Ariela Hes, our fabulous instructor. Participation is FREE, on a dropin basis. We’d love to see you there! All classes run from 7:30-8:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Feb 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9 NEXT PA MEETING: Wednesday, Feb 3 at 8:45 am. We will welcome Dr. Samantha Carella, licensed psychologist, board certified in child and adolescent psychology, who will speak on “Raising Emotionally Healthy and Socially Competent Children”. Join us, she is sure to be wonderful! Mark Your Calendar! Purim Carnival/Family Fun Day, Sunday, February 28th. Questions, comments, requests? Email us at

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