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Getting ready: a message from the Principal

Dear families and friends, Back-to-school shopping and preparations are such big moments for parents and kids. As the years go by, we never truly forget those new uniforms, the daring haircuts, the new sneakers, the oh-so-cool lunch bags, the funky chatchkes to decorate lockers, and even the great pens or pencils.  The truth is that while families are gearing up to return to school, teachers go
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Play is the thing

Three incredible events took place this week in the school, and all are related in a fundamental way. On Monday, the school had the Richmond Jewish Day School & Beth Tikvah Congregation Charity Golf Tournament.  It was a great success, and we owe serious thanks to the work of our amazing parent volunteers, led by our Fundraising Chair, Marshall Stern.  Many, many hours went
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Learning for the real world

On Monday night, September 21, RJDS is holding its annual Meet-the-Teacher evening. The evening is a great opportunity for parents and teachers to meet and connect, learn about what students will be learning this year in class, and have an overall picture of the school year.  Over the course of the evening, many teacher presentations will be referencing BC’s new curriculum, which is the plan that
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Creative confidence

Dear families and friends, When I was a kid, I loved to draw and cartoon. At eight-years old, for example, I drew the Empire Strikes Back movie, frame by frame; I was so young that I didn’t even know how to draw fingers on the hands on the movie characters, and so they all had stumps for hands. Which totally foreshadowed the climactic scene
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So you think you can dance?

Our students definitely do!  A big yasher koach and mazal tov to our incredible student dancers who participated in yesterday’s Festival Ha’Rikud.  It was an amazing show, and for those of you who have never been, I encourage you to check it out next year, even if you don’t have your own kids dancing.  The Festival is an incredible ruach (spirit) builder for all the participating schools and for
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4 days to go until Jesse Miller Social Media Awareness presentation!

Facebook.  Twitter.  Tumblr.  Snapchat.  If the last two apps leave you feeling clueless as a parent, you are not alone.  Believe it or not, Facebook and Twitter aren’t the only cool social networking sites on the Web, and our kids are joining many other sites that have the potential for them to get into trouble without them even knowing it.  We are fortunate to
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RJDS team in 28th Annual ChildRun

We are very excited to announce that Richmond Jewish Day School will have a team in the 28th Annual ChildRun presented by the Wilson Family. This wonderful event is held annually as part of the BC Children’s Hospital Miracle Weekend  and raises funds for childhood cancer research and treatment areas at BC Children’s Hospital. Chances are most of us have been touched by the life-saving care
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