Dear Early Childhood Families,
I hope those of you who joined us for last Friday's Bring Your Morning Brew with Mr. Weisserman enjoyed the opportunity to virtually pop into our Early Childhood classrooms. Engaging our parents, grandparents and special friends is essential to who we are as a community and although this year does not allow us to invite you in as we usually would do, it has given us the opportunity to think outside the box to ensure you still feel connected!
Our Early Childhood educators have reimagined how to engage with families and will continue to do so throughout the year. In Nursery, teachers have been making monthly check-in calls with parents to make sure our youngest children's transitions continue to go smoothly. Joining virtually as Shabbat host families and for birthday celebrations are some additional ways for parents and other family members to be a part of their Nursery child's school experience.
In Junior Kindergarten, family members are welcomed in similar ways. In addition, these classrooms have introduced mystery guests who either read a book or share a skill/passion and a family book share that encourages students along with their families to explore topics around diversity, inclusion and equity.
Senior Kindergarten students invite their parents and family members to experience Havdalah with our SK community as well as for birthday celebrations where parents have the opportunity to share their child's favorite book and to listen in as the teachers read the book the birthday child's classmates created as a special gift.
Over the course of the rest of the year, parents and families will be invited to celebrate holidays and other special events. We promise to give you plenty of notice to ensure you block off the time! The first opportunity of this kind will be for our Nursery and JK families. As you may know, it is a BZ tradition to celebrate Thanksgiving through a special Shabbat program with our Nursery and JK families. While this year does not allow us to invite you to join us in person, we can still gather together virtually. Challenging times give us an opportunity to reinvent! As such, we have reimagined our program to keep us connected as a community and to focus on our everyday blessings at home and in school. Please hold Friday, November 20 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. for our newly named program, Hodaya: Thankful for Our Blessings. We are excited to have you and your family members join us!
Head of Early Childhood