Bruchim ha’ba’im, and welcome back to another fantastic year at Richmond Jewish Day School! It is wonderful having the energy of all of the students back in the building and watching them continue to build community. As you know, at RJDS, our students are at the core of everything we do.
We believe in each of our students and see their potential. When people believe in us we grow, we are more likely to engage in challenging work, take responsible risks, and learn from our mistakes. This year at RJDS there will be many opportunities for us all to grow and learn. Students will explore their passions in Friday afternoon pods, be introduced to some new Judaic Studies classes, and explore monthly social-emotional themes both in grade level classes and in multi-age settings. To help students get their year started with this mindset, we are also excited to welcome DancePL3Y into the school next week to do workshops with our students. Their motto is: Be positive, be fun, be yourself. I look forward to seeing you all at the Welcome Back BBQ tonight. Here’s to a great year!