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“We’re only on day four, but my daughter (2y10mo), my wife, and I could not be more pleased. My daughter loves the staff, they take excellent care of her, and have worked with us to make sure WE are as comfortable with them as my daughter is. The head of the school, Rabbi Meir Muller, is exceptionally gracious with his time, willing to sit down and explain cultural, tradition, policy, or curricular items to us as necessary. Truly, this bears repeating: We could not be more pleased.“
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I am sending this update from San Francisco where I am working with schools in the Jewish community. At the end of my trip I will provide a keynote talk entitled, “Leading Like an Infant: Leadership Lessons from our Youngest Children”. The talk focuses on four lessons we can learn from infants in leading schools and agencies. One lesson is the power of protest.
In this month’s update, I will provide a few points about Chanukah and gift giving. Before getting to that, I want to let everyone know that registration packets have been mailed home. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for all current students and siblings to register for next year we will not open registration to the community for at least two weeks.
I usually send out thoughts on the first of the month but I will be at a conference the second half of next week so am sending these thoughts today. As I am sending this week, I thought I might tackle the subject of Halloween and costumes.
Six and six thousand are two numbers in the news that relate to education. Six is the age of a first grader who was arrested in her classroom. Six thousand is approximately the number of unstaffed teaching positions in our state. I feel that there is a connection between these two recent news items.
Each year I share a description of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. This year the new year is from the evening of Sept 29 through the evening of October 1st. In Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah means, literally, “head of the year” or “first of the year.” Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar.