Nancy Hersh's May Message

As we come to the close of another school year, I’d like to take time to thank all of the people who have made this the wonderful year that it has been…parents who have helped and supported our programs, volunteers who helped in so many ways, and most especially, our awesome teachers. Without their dedication and commitment to your children, we wouldn’t have the quality school that we have. I’d like to say an official good-bye and thank you to Sherri Heller, who has been part of our faculty for many years. With the change in our structuring for next year, we unfortunately have to say good-bye to Sherri. She will definitely be missed!!

Our RS Visioning committee worked hard this year to come up with a new school model for next year. We are excited about the changes that will be taking place. The biggest change is that we are now going to be a one day a week school, with Hebrew being taught on an individual or small group basis, which will be separate from our Saturday class time. Our new model also will have more trips, family programs, and group activities, and there will no longer be a weekly RS family service, however, there will be some exciting changes that we will be letting you know about when plans are finalized.

We are also excited that BBYO (a nationally acclaimed youth organization) is now meeting at CBH, and this affords our teens the opportunity to participate with a larger group of teens, and be part of a national movement. This group will serve as the “youth group component” of our Confirmation program.

But the year isn’t over yet. Our last day of school is Saturday, May 13th for grades K-7, and it will be an outdoor celebration to commemorate Lag B’Omer. There will be games for all, and parents are welcome to join us for the festivities. Membership is planning a special program for that day, too, so watch for more information to be forthcoming. We will conclude the morning with Teacher Appreciation during our family service. Please join us and show your support for our very dedicated teachers.

Registration materials for the next school year will be in the mail soon. Please return these forms as soon as possible. As always, if you have friends who are looking to join our community, please let me know and I will be happy to speak with them.

 

Dates to remember:

Sat., May 6 RS for Grades K-6 @ 9:00

Bar Mitzvah of Nate Laposky @ 9:30

No Family Service

Share Shabbat program @ 10:00

Sun., May 7 Confirmation Class @ 11:00

Tues., May 9 Last Midweek Class Gr. 4-7

Sat., May 13 Grades K-7 Last Day

Lag B’Omer Celebration

Teacher Appreciation

Fri., May 19 Shabbat b’Yachad @ 6:30

Sat., May 20 Bat Mitzvah of Sophie Silverman @ 9:30

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