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2-3

WED-THU Administrative office open

4

FRI

Professional Development Day; Office open

7

MON

SCHOOL RESUMES

21

MON

NO SCHOOL: Administrative office open MLK Day; Professional Development Day

13

MON

Teacher Welcome Back Week

17

FRI

Orientation: ECD 9 am-10 am K-8 10 am-11 am

20

MON

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 2008

26

SUN

Board Retreat 8 am-2:30 pm

7

THU

2 pm dismissal: Professional Development

30

THU

PA Welcome Back Breakfast

8

FRI

NO SCHOOL: Administrative office open Professional Development Day

13

WED

Family Math Night 7 pm

18

MON

NO SCHOOL: Presidents Day

SEPTEMBER 2007 3

MON

NO SCHOOL: Labor Day

12-14

WED-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah

22

TUE

Tu B’Shvat: School is in session

27

SUN

Family Fun Day 11 am-2 pm

containing time-sensitive information for members of the school community

Volume 9 • Issue 1

12

WED

Administrative office open until 1 pm

8

21

FRI

NO SCHOOL: Erev Yom Kippur

9

SUN

Daylight Saving Time begins

22

SAT

Yom Kippur

21

FRI

2 pm dismissal: Purim

24

MON

Build Sukkah

APRIL

26-28

WED-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Erev Sukkot and Sukkot

1

TUE

Musical Theatre Dress Rehearsal 1:30 pm

26

WED

Administrative office open until 1 pm

2

WED

Musical Theatre 6:30 pm

3

THU

Musical Theatre 6:30 pm

OCTOBER 2007

Spring Fundraiser

4-5

THU-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

18

FRI

2 pm dismissal

9-12

TUE-FRI

Book Fair

21-25

MON-FRI

11

THU

Back to School Night 6:30 pm No After School Program

NO SCHOOL: Passover Administrative office closed Monday

22-25

TUE-FRI

Administrative office open until 1 pm

MON

SCHOOL RESUMES: 10 am

17

WED

Girls Night Out

28

22

MON

Red Ribbon Week

MAY 2008

NOVEMBER 2007 1

THU

PA Holiday Bazaar

4

SUN

Daylight Saving Time ends

5

MON

Mock Elections

6

TUE

Election Day

9

FRI

Latin Culture Day

12

MON

School in Session Bring Your Friend to School Day

22-23

THU-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 2007 4-11

TUE-TUE

Chanukah: School in session

9

SUN

Grandparents and Special Friends Day Zimriyah Chanukah Celebration: 5 pm

21

FRI

2 pm dismissal

24-Jan 4 MON-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Winter Vacation

26-28

WED-FRI

Administrative office open

31

MON

Administrative office open until 1 pm

LEHRMAN COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL

MARCH 2008 SAT

7

WED

Yom HaZikaron: School in session

8

THU

Yom HaAtzmaut: School in session Blue & White Night 5:30-7:30 pm

23

FRI

Lag B’Omer: School in session

26

MON

NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

29

THU

Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony 9 am Teacher Appreciation 3:45 pm

30

FRI

Last Day of After School Program

JUNE 2008 2

MON

Yom Yerushalayim: School in session

3

TUE

Lehrman Lights/Art Gallery 6:30 pm

4

WED

5th Grade Moving Up Breakfast 8:15 am

5

THU

2 pm dismissal 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 7:30 pm

6

FRI

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL; Report Cards 2 pm dismissal

11

WED

Professional Development Day Administrative office open

Board of Directors Meeting • 7:30 pm • 7/15, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12, 1/16, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14 and 6/4 PA Meetings • 8:45 am • 9/6, 10/2, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1 and 6/5 The school calendar is available for downloading in both Acrobat PDF, .ics and .csv formats: www.lehrmanschool.org/calendar

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School Calendar 2007-2008 5768 / j"xa,

Friday, August 10, 2007 • 26 Av 5767 • z"xa, ct u"f

Dear LCDS Families: Welcome back! Our faculty and staff prepared all summer for your child. We are almost ready! We hired more dynamic teachers, introduced a pathbreaking curricula, grown by three new grades (in a strategic alliance with Tauber Academy), and “created” additional learning spaces to accommodate our growing enrollment. Your child will now experience the tangible benefits of the strategic planning we undertook last year. Yet while our School’s academic profile has been transformed, the important things remain the same: everyone at LCDS will still know your child’s name…and inspire your child to be a hero. There is no single blueprint for raising a hero, though we believe that the critical path includes teaching a child how to learn, encouraging critical thinking, strengthening character, and involving students in larger cohorts and communities. This upcoming week, as teachers put the finishing touches on classrooms and undertake professional training, we celebrate Rosh Chodesh, welcoming the month of Elul. At this time in our calendar cycle we take stock of where we have been and where we are going, in preparation for the impending New Year. Our dreams have never been loftier—and thanks to your trust in us, our capabilities to realize those dreams ever closer. The time is now. Welcome home! Seth Linfield, Head of School

A Learning Community

Carrying the banner of “Education for Life,” six of our educational staff traveled to Israel under the auspices of the local CAJE (Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education) and the Jewish Agency for Israel: four ECD teachers—Erica Albert, Naama Bashan, Grettel Thompson, and Jennifer Reiz; Kindergarten teacher Betsy Levy; and Assistant Head of School and Dean of Primary and Elementary Education Jodi Mishcon Bruce. All had been studying for two years with Kesher L’Yisrael—Connection to Israel—leading up to the trip: a handson experience enabling them to bring Israel into the classroom. The ten day,

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keepup@lehrmanschool.org Please use this e-mail to update your personal and business e-mail address(es) as well as any updates necessary to maintain accurate contact information for your child(ren). Also, we have provided an online form at

www.lehrmanschool.org/keepup where you can fill in pertinent information and with a click of your mouse send the information to school. Either way, please make certain you keep us informed and up-to-date.

fully funded trip was spent traveling and seeing the sights, as well as visiting early childhood educational centers all over Israel. Along the way our group joined other groups from cities across the US. Three of our Hebrew teachers, Liora Fisher, Tali Roitman and Ayala Koplowich also went to Israel. Their trip

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Dear Parents, Now I know how Alice must have felt in Wonderland. One day I went off to Israel with five of my colleagues to learn all we could about the Israeli approach to early childhood education. When we returned from that wonderful adventure, I was faced with an entirely new challenge; the responsibility for the K-5 division of our school. It is a challenge I accept with a great deal of anticipation, respect, and love. I anticipate wonderful days ahead for your children with the physical and academic changes you will see at LCDS this year. I respect the educators who have worked on those changes and those who will be working with me and your children to make LCDS an even better institution. I always tell anyone who has the patience to listen, how much I loved Lehrman from the first day I interviewed; I loved the kids, their parents, and the people I work with. Why else would I come out of the rabbit hole and accept this challenge? Let the most wonderful adventure begin! Jodi Mishcon Bruce Assistant Head of School Dean of Primary and Elementary Education

was for specific staff development: to be trained in the implementation of TaL AM, the stepped and sequenced Hebrew and Jewish studies curriculum that will be introduced in the first and second grades. After intensive, full days of study, they spent time with the TaL AM consultants, discussing LCDS and the students they knew to make sure they would be applying their lessons correctly. The three returned home to Miami Beach exhausted, yet exhilarated and ready to go. Halav U’D’vash is another new Hebrew curriculum that will be implemented this year, this time in Pre-K and Kindergarten (or ““gan” as they say in Israel). Ayala Koplowich spent time with one of the program’s creators,

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Pazia Sela, who will be training teachers at a workshop to be held in September in Fort Lauderdale. LCDS will be sending three teachers to that workshop: Rachel Gozlan who will teach the program to Pre-K students, Dora Levkovitz, new to LCDS (see Changes) and Ayala. Karen Alvarez and Jodi Mishcon Bruce will continue with their second year of studies at the Melton Adult Mini-School. The entire LCDS general studies faculty participated in three days of staff development sessions with Core Knowledge trainers in May in preparation for the implementation of the Core Knowledge curriculum this fall. Those long sessions on the rationale of the scope and sequence of the curriculum, as well as the methodology of the lesson planning, allowed the teachers to prepare their lessons for the 2007-2008 school year. In February there will be continuing Core Knowledge staff development. ● Executive Director Janet Rapp and Security Director Alvaro Sanchez attended a two-part security conference sponsored by the Police Department and the ADL. Session One was held Wednesday, August 15 at the Miami Beach Police Department. The second session, sponsored by ADL on Thursday, August 16, was held at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Changes & New Staff ECD & Elementary

• Two new assistants in ECD Veronica Hener—toddlers Veronica comes to LCDS from Argentina Debra Gadol—Pre-K • Two new teachers in ECD Angella Knuck—toddlers Angela has taught EC for seven years Jenny Ogur—Pre-K Jenny comes to LCDS from Beth Shalom • Sofia Calvo—formerly an assistant in preK, now a teacher in toddlers • Jennifer Reiz—formerly a toddler teacher, now coordinator for ECD and Mommy & Me • Jodi Bruce—Assistant Head of School and Dean of Primary and Elementary Education • Mimi Folwell—with three kindergartens for the first time at LCDS, Mimi joins Ms. Betsy and Mrs. T. Mimi left first grade for kindergarten! • Rebecca Rodkin—formerly an assistant teacher in first grade, Rebecca is now a first grade teacher. • Allison Luongo is now Allison Gechtman and along with her marriage has also moved up from first grade to second grade. • Lili Rotholz will be teaching second grade as well now that we have two sections. • Karen Alvarez is now teaching third grade (having taught fourth grade last year). • Janet Fein, having taught third grade, is now teaching fourth grade!

Uniforms!

Be sure to wear your uniform on the first day of school! M&D Kidz, our school uniform provider, will be at Lehrman with the latest unifirm styles on Wednesday, August 15 8:30 am until 12 noon Thursday, August 16 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Please Take Note!

Orientation is Friday, August 17th: ECD from 9-10 K-8 10-11a.m.

School Hours 07-08 Academic Year: K-5: M–Th 8:15 am–3:30 pm ALL Fri 8:15 am–3:00 pm ECD: same as above except cept 9:00 am official offi start. 6-8: M, T, Th 8:00 am–4:30 pm Wed 8:00 am–3:30 pm ALL Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm ASP 3:15–4:00 pm Fridays Aug 24–Nov 2; Mar 14–May 30 No ASP Fridays Nov 9–Mar 7 Enclosed in this mailing is this attractive, contemporary School Hours Magnet, perfect for posting in your kitchen (refrigerator not included).

• Judi Fishkin, who taught fifth grade last year…will be teaching fifth grade again! • Two new assistants in Elementary Isabela Rincon who comes to us from the Broward City School System. Isabela will be in the kindergarten classes; Linda LuBow, who comes to LCDS from Temple Kol Ami, will assist in first grade. • Sigal Paloma is moving up from second grade to become a third and fourth grade assistant.

Welcome Back x2

• Bela Barnes is returning as computer teacher for ECD through grade two. • Jay Schwartz has come back to LCDS and will be teaching math, language arts and social studies in middle school. …also in

Middle School

• Blythe Adorjan, who taught third grade last year, will be a middle school homeroom teacher, will also be teaching writing to the seventh & eighth grades, and will be the writing specialist in thirdfifth grades. • Marie Restler, who taught at Hebrew Academy last year, will be teaching middle school math. • Oshrat Twito, a certified NETA teacher, will implement NETA, a specialized Hebrew curriculum, in middle school. She will also teach Hebrew to our fifth graders. Oshrat comes to LCDS from David Posnak.

Jewish Studies/Hebrew

• Rachel Gozlan will be teaching a new Hebrew curriculum—Halav u’Dvash—in Pre-K. • Dora Levkovitz is teaching Halav u’Dvash to all three kindergarten classes. She is also teaching 5th grade Jewish Studies. • Ayala Koplowich is teaching Jewish Studies in kindergarten; she is also teaching the new Tal AM curriculum to the first graders. • Liora Fisher & Tali Roitman are teaching Tal AM to our second graders as well as Hebrew & Jewish Studies to third & fourth graders. • David Hazan will be teaching Jewish Studies, t’fillah and Spanish in middle school.

Last but not least…

• Linda K Schaffzin, formerly acting Director of Enrollment, is now Dean of Enrollment and Director of Marketing. • Stephen Schaffzin is Lehrman’s Web Site designer & Directorof Publications. ●

Our 2007/2008 PA Board would like to welcome all of our new and returning families to what promises to be one GREAT year. Please be sure to join us on Thursday August 30th at 8:45 am in the cafeteria for our PA Welcome Back Breakfast. We have lots of great stuff planned and can’t wait to tell you about it! Looking foward to seeing you all. Joi Fiske & Amy Siama CO-PRESIDENTS

Aarti Taubman

VICE PRESIDENT ECD

Elizabeth Resnick

VICE PRESIDENT ELEMENTARY

Nikki Weisburd SECRETARY

Marsha Gilbert TREASURER

Program Updates!

• Our all new 1hOur Shabbat will be held on Fridays beginning August 31December 14th from 8:30-9:30a.m. The program will be taught by Jen-

nifer Reiz and Ceci Kastner and is for 16 month of age and older.. Join your toddler and explore the weekly holiday of Shabbat! Contact Jennifer Reiz for more information: 305.866.2771 x25 or jreiz@lehrmanschool.org

• Get limbered up for Baby Yoga, taught by Tammy Krigsfeld of Beyond Wellness. Forty minutes each session for ages 3 months–10 months. A perfect bonding opportunity with your infant—learn how to massage your baby in order to increase flexibility and range of movement. For the mommy, building strength and flexibility. Great time to relax. Includes Yoga Mat! Contact Jennifer Reiz (see above) for more information. • After School Program: we have new and exciting programs…Mind Lab: Be sure to visit their table at Orientation…Hands on Science…Yoga for Youngsters…Back in Kindergarten. Watch for a new ASP (After School Program) brochure for dates and times! Class sizes for some of the programs are limited so be sure to enroll early!

Meet Our Ombudsman Enclosed in this mailing is a letter regarding Lehrman Community Day School’s Ombudsman,* Rosalind Lanes. Please take note of Ms. Lanes’ cell phone number; although we have also posted the letter on our web site www.lehrmanschool.org/ ombudsman, the online version contains the e-mail address only: ombudsman@lehrmanlchool.org In the interest of ongoing education, the word ombudsman has its origin in the 1950: from the Swedish, ‘legal representative.’

Staff Summer Birthdays Lauren Kafka (8/6) Jennifer Reiz (7/12) Janet Fein (7/10) Mimi Folwell (8/16) Yudith Furman (7/29) Deborah Gadol (8/31) Ella Goykhman (8/1) Sigal Palomo (7/15) Jachelline Patino (8/9) Lili Rotholz (7/1) Grettel Thompson (7/30) Marianna Zaligan (8/21)

Student summer birthdays will appear in the next issue of The Link.


Pazia Sela, who will be training teachers at a workshop to be held in September in Fort Lauderdale. LCDS will be sending three teachers to that workshop: Rachel Gozlan who will teach the program to Pre-K students, Dora Levkovitz, new to LCDS (see Changes) and Ayala. Karen Alvarez and Jodi Mishcon Bruce will continue with their second year of studies at the Melton Adult Mini-School. The entire LCDS general studies faculty participated in three days of staff development sessions with Core Knowledge trainers in May in preparation for the implementation of the Core Knowledge curriculum this fall. Those long sessions on the rationale of the scope and sequence of the curriculum, as well as the methodology of the lesson planning, allowed the teachers to prepare their lessons for the 2007-2008 school year. In February there will be continuing Core Knowledge staff development. ● Executive Director Janet Rapp and Security Director Alvaro Sanchez attended a two-part security conference sponsored by the Police Department and the ADL. Session One was held Wednesday, August 15 at the Miami Beach Police Department. The second session, sponsored by ADL on Thursday, August 16, was held at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Changes & New Staff ECD & Elementary

• Two new assistants in ECD Veronica Hener—toddlers Veronica comes to LCDS from Argentina Debra Gadol—Pre-K • Two new teachers in ECD Angella Knuck—toddlers Angela has taught EC for seven years Jenny Ogur—Pre-K Jenny comes to LCDS from Beth Shalom • Sofia Calvo—formerly an assistant in preK, now a teacher in toddlers • Jennifer Reiz—formerly a toddler teacher, now coordinator for ECD and Mommy & Me • Jodi Bruce—Assistant Head of School and Dean of Primary and Elementary Education • Mimi Folwell—with three kindergartens for the first time at LCDS, Mimi joins Ms. Betsy and Mrs. T. Mimi left first grade for kindergarten! • Rebecca Rodkin—formerly an assistant teacher in first grade, Rebecca is now a first grade teacher. • Allison Luongo is now Allison Gechtman and along with her marriage has also moved up from first grade to second grade. • Lili Rotholz will be teaching second grade as well now that we have two sections. • Karen Alvarez is now teaching third grade (having taught fourth grade last year). • Janet Fein, having taught third grade, is now teaching fourth grade!

Uniforms!

Be sure to wear your uniform on the first day of school! M&D Kidz, our school uniform provider, will be at Lehrman with the latest unifirm styles on Wednesday, August 15 8:30 am until 12 noon Thursday, August 16 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Please Take Note!

Orientation is Friday, August 17th: ECD from 9-10 K-8 10-11a.m.

School Hours 07-08 Academic Year: K-5: M–Th 8:15 am–3:30 pm ALL Fri 8:15 am–3:00 pm ECD: same as above except cept 9:00 am official offi start. 6-8: M, T, Th 8:00 am–4:30 pm Wed 8:00 am–3:30 pm ALL Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm ASP 3:15–4:00 pm Fridays Aug 24–Nov 2; Mar 14–May 30 No ASP Fridays Nov 9–Mar 7 Enclosed in this mailing is this attractive, contemporary School Hours Magnet, perfect for posting in your kitchen (refrigerator not included).

• Judi Fishkin, who taught fifth grade last year…will be teaching fifth grade again! • Two new assistants in Elementary Isabela Rincon who comes to us from the Broward City School System. Isabela will be in the kindergarten classes; Linda LuBow, who comes to LCDS from Temple Kol Ami, will assist in first grade. • Sigal Paloma is moving up from second grade to become a third and fourth grade assistant.

Welcome Back x2

• Bela Barnes is returning as computer teacher for ECD through grade two. • Jay Schwartz has come back to LCDS and will be teaching math, language arts and social studies in middle school. …also in

Middle School

• Blythe Adorjan, who taught third grade last year, will be a middle school homeroom teacher, will also be teaching writing to the seventh & eighth grades, and will be the writing specialist in thirdfifth grades. • Marie Restler, who taught at Hebrew Academy last year, will be teaching middle school math. • Oshrat Twito, a certified NETA teacher, will implement NETA, a specialized Hebrew curriculum, in middle school. She will also teach Hebrew to our fifth graders. Oshrat comes to LCDS from David Posnak.

Jewish Studies/Hebrew

• Rachel Gozlan will be teaching a new Hebrew curriculum—Halav u’Dvash—in Pre-K. • Dora Levkovitz is teaching Halav u’Dvash to all three kindergarten classes. She is also teaching 5th grade Jewish Studies. • Ayala Koplowich is teaching Jewish Studies in kindergarten; she is also teaching the new Tal AM curriculum to the first graders. • Liora Fisher & Tali Roitman are teaching Tal AM to our second graders as well as Hebrew & Jewish Studies to third & fourth graders. • David Hazan will be teaching Jewish Studies, t’fillah and Spanish in middle school.

Last but not least…

• Linda K Schaffzin, formerly acting Director of Enrollment, is now Dean of Enrollment and Director of Marketing. • Stephen Schaffzin is Lehrman’s Web Site designer & Directorof Publications. ●

Our 2007/2008 PA Board would like to welcome all of our new and returning families to what promises to be one GREAT year. Please be sure to join us on Thursday August 30th at 8:45 am in the cafeteria for our PA Welcome Back Breakfast. We have lots of great stuff planned and can’t wait to tell you about it! Looking foward to seeing you all. Joi Fiske & Amy Siama CO-PRESIDENTS

Aarti Taubman

VICE PRESIDENT ECD

Elizabeth Resnick

VICE PRESIDENT ELEMENTARY

Nikki Weisburd SECRETARY

Marsha Gilbert TREASURER

Program Updates!

• Our all new 1hOur Shabbat will be held on Fridays beginning August 31December 14th from 8:30-9:30a.m. The program will be taught by Jen-

nifer Reiz and Ceci Kastner and is for 16 month of age and older.. Join your toddler and explore the weekly holiday of Shabbat! Contact Jennifer Reiz for more information: 305.866.2771 x25 or jreiz@lehrmanschool.org

• Get limbered up for Baby Yoga, taught by Tammy Krigsfeld of Beyond Wellness. Forty minutes each session for ages 3 months–10 months. A perfect bonding opportunity with your infant—learn how to massage your baby in order to increase flexibility and range of movement. For the mommy, building strength and flexibility. Great time to relax. Includes Yoga Mat! Contact Jennifer Reiz (see above) for more information. • After School Program: we have new and exciting programs…Mind Lab: Be sure to visit their table at Orientation…Hands on Science…Yoga for Youngsters…Back in Kindergarten. Watch for a new ASP (After School Program) brochure for dates and times! Class sizes for some of the programs are limited so be sure to enroll early!

Meet Our Ombudsman Enclosed in this mailing is a letter regarding Lehrman Community Day School’s Ombudsman,* Rosalind Lanes. Please take note of Ms. Lanes’ cell phone number; although we have also posted the letter on our web site www.lehrmanschool.org/ ombudsman, the online version contains the e-mail address only: ombudsman@lehrmanlchool.org In the interest of ongoing education, the word ombudsman has its origin in the 1950: from the Swedish, ‘legal representative.’

Staff Summer Birthdays Lauren Kafka (8/6) Jennifer Reiz (7/12) Janet Fein (7/10) Mimi Folwell (8/16) Yudith Furman (7/29) Deborah Gadol (8/31) Ella Goykhman (8/1) Sigal Palomo (7/15) Jachelline Patino (8/9) Lili Rotholz (7/1) Grettel Thompson (7/30) Marianna Zaligan (8/21)

Student summer birthdays will appear in the next issue of The Link.


2-3

WED-THU Administrative office open

4

FRI

Professional Development Day; Office open

7

MON

SCHOOL RESUMES

21

MON

NO SCHOOL: Administrative office open MLK Day; Professional Development Day

13

MON

Teacher Welcome Back Week

17

FRI

Orientation: ECD 9 am-10 am K-8 10 am-11 am

20

MON

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

FEBRUARY 2008

26

SUN

Board Retreat 8 am-2:30 pm

7

THU

2 pm dismissal: Professional Development

30

THU

PA Welcome Back Breakfast

8

FRI

NO SCHOOL: Administrative office open Professional Development Day

13

WED

Family Math Night 7 pm

18

MON

NO SCHOOL: Presidents Day

SEPTEMBER 2007 3

MON

NO SCHOOL: Labor Day

12-14

WED-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah

22

TUE

Tu B’Shvat: School is in session

27

SUN

Family Fun Day 11 am-2 pm

containing time-sensitive information for members of the school community

Volume 9 • Issue 1

12

WED

Administrative office open until 1 pm

8

21

FRI

NO SCHOOL: Erev Yom Kippur

9

SUN

Daylight Saving Time begins

22

SAT

Yom Kippur

21

FRI

2 pm dismissal: Purim

24

MON

Build Sukkah

APRIL

26-28

WED-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Erev Sukkot and Sukkot

1

TUE

Musical Theatre Dress Rehearsal 1:30 pm

26

WED

Administrative office open until 1 pm

2

WED

Musical Theatre 6:30 pm

3

THU

Musical Theatre 6:30 pm

OCTOBER 2007

Spring Fundraiser

4-5

THU-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

18

FRI

2 pm dismissal

9-12

TUE-FRI

Book Fair

21-25

MON-FRI

11

THU

Back to School Night 6:30 pm No After School Program

NO SCHOOL: Passover Administrative office closed Monday

22-25

TUE-FRI

Administrative office open until 1 pm

MON

SCHOOL RESUMES: 10 am

17

WED

Girls Night Out

28

22

MON

Red Ribbon Week

MAY 2008

NOVEMBER 2007 1

THU

PA Holiday Bazaar

4

SUN

Daylight Saving Time ends

5

MON

Mock Elections

6

TUE

Election Day

9

FRI

Latin Culture Day

12

MON

School in Session Bring Your Friend to School Day

22-23

THU-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving

DECEMBER 2007 4-11

TUE-TUE

Chanukah: School in session

9

SUN

Grandparents and Special Friends Day Zimriyah Chanukah Celebration: 5 pm

21

FRI

2 pm dismissal

24-Jan 4 MON-FRI

NO SCHOOL: Winter Vacation

26-28

WED-FRI

Administrative office open

31

MON

Administrative office open until 1 pm

LEHRMAN COMMUNITY DAY SCHOOL

MARCH 2008 SAT

7

WED

Yom HaZikaron: School in session

8

THU

Yom HaAtzmaut: School in session Blue & White Night 5:30-7:30 pm

23

FRI

Lag B’Omer: School in session

26

MON

NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

29

THU

Pre-K Moving Up Ceremony 9 am Teacher Appreciation 3:45 pm

30

FRI

Last Day of After School Program

JUNE 2008 2

MON

Yom Yerushalayim: School in session

3

TUE

Lehrman Lights/Art Gallery 6:30 pm

4

WED

5th Grade Moving Up Breakfast 8:15 am

5

THU

2 pm dismissal 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 7:30 pm

6

FRI

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL; Report Cards 2 pm dismissal

11

WED

Professional Development Day Administrative office open

Board of Directors Meeting • 7:30 pm • 7/15, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12, 1/16, 2/13, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14 and 6/4 PA Meetings • 8:45 am • 9/6, 10/2, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1 and 6/5 The school calendar is available for downloading in both Acrobat PDF, .ics and .csv formats: www.lehrmanschool.org/calendar

@ means ans additional

A weekly publication of

SchC_0807v2

AUGUST 2007

The Lehrman Link

@

JANUARY 2008

Cut along dotted line and save for future reference.

School Calendar 2007-2008 5768 / j"xa,

Friday, August 10, 2007 • 26 Av 5767 • z"xa, ct u"f

Dear LCDS Families: Welcome back! Our faculty and staff prepared all summer for your child. We are almost ready! We hired more dynamic teachers, introduced a pathbreaking curricula, grown by three new grades (in a strategic alliance with Tauber Academy), and “created” additional learning spaces to accommodate our growing enrollment. Your child will now experience the tangible benefits of the strategic planning we undertook last year. Yet while our School’s academic profile has been transformed, the important things remain the same: everyone at LCDS will still know your child’s name…and inspire your child to be a hero. There is no single blueprint for raising a hero, though we believe that the critical path includes teaching a child how to learn, encouraging critical thinking, strengthening character, and involving students in larger cohorts and communities. This upcoming week, as teachers put the finishing touches on classrooms and undertake professional training, we celebrate Rosh Chodesh, welcoming the month of Elul. At this time in our calendar cycle we take stock of where we have been and where we are going, in preparation for the impending New Year. Our dreams have never been loftier—and thanks to your trust in us, our capabilities to realize those dreams ever closer. The time is now. Welcome home! Seth Linfield, Head of School

A Learning Community

Carrying the banner of “Education for Life,” six of our educational staff traveled to Israel under the auspices of the local CAJE (Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education) and the Jewish Agency for Israel: four ECD teachers—Erica Albert, Naama Bashan, Grettel Thompson, and Jennifer Reiz; Kindergarten teacher Betsy Levy; and Assistant Head of School and Dean of Primary and Elementary Education Jodi Mishcon Bruce. All had been studying for two years with Kesher L’Yisrael—Connection to Israel—leading up to the trip: a handson experience enabling them to bring Israel into the classroom. The ten day,

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fully funded trip was spent traveling and seeing the sights, as well as visiting early childhood educational centers all over Israel. Along the way our group joined other groups from cities across the US. Three of our Hebrew teachers, Liora Fisher, Tali Roitman and Ayala Koplowich also went to Israel. Their trip

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Dear Parents, Now I know how Alice must have felt in Wonderland. One day I went off to Israel with five of my colleagues to learn all we could about the Israeli approach to early childhood education. When we returned from that wonderful adventure, I was faced with an entirely new challenge; the responsibility for the K-5 division of our school. It is a challenge I accept with a great deal of anticipation, respect, and love. I anticipate wonderful days ahead for your children with the physical and academic changes you will see at LCDS this year. I respect the educators who have worked on those changes and those who will be working with me and your children to make LCDS an even better institution. I always tell anyone who has the patience to listen, how much I loved Lehrman from the first day I interviewed; I loved the kids, their parents, and the people I work with. Why else would I come out of the rabbit hole and accept this challenge? Let the most wonderful adventure begin! Jodi Mishcon Bruce Assistant Head of School Dean of Primary and Elementary Education

was for specific staff development: to be trained in the implementation of TaL AM, the stepped and sequenced Hebrew and Jewish studies curriculum that will be introduced in the first and second grades. After intensive, full days of study, they spent time with the TaL AM consultants, discussing LCDS and the students they knew to make sure they would be applying their lessons correctly. The three returned home to Miami Beach exhausted, yet exhilarated and ready to go. Halav U’D’vash is another new Hebrew curriculum that will be implemented this year, this time in Pre-K and Kindergarten (or ““gan” as they say in Israel). Ayala Koplowich spent time with one of the program’s creators,

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