Tuesday, September 26, 2017

News for the New Year

26 September, 2017/6Tishrei 5778

Shalom Mishpachot/Dear Families:

October 5, we are having our first MISHPACHA of the year, a parent/child family education program, centering around the holiday of Sukkot. For grades K-2, it is from 4:00-5:00.  For grades 3-7, it is from 5:00-6:00, and we do need an RSVP for these older grades (if you already RSVPed, you do not need to again; you 3 know who you are). Morah Saragail is leading this wonderful program.

The following week, October 12,  is our Consecration/Simchat Torah service and dinner, during school hours, from 4-6:ish. This is for everyone as we welcome our newest students into the school. Please let me know if your child did not get a mini-Torah (little kids) or a prayer book (older kids) last year. We also celebrate the completion and beginning of the Torah reading cycle. Additionally students in grades 3+ will receive a $200 gift certificate towards their first overnight summer at a URJ camp.
 For the dinner following the service on Oct. 12, we ask that families in 
  • grades K-4 bring a main dish
  • grades 5-6 bring a salad 
  • grade 7 bring dessert and beverage.

Weekend of Oct 6-7-8: Sukkot on the Farm from the LivingTree Alliance. Those of you who have participated in their programs in the past know how much fun they are while celebrating outdoors with Jewish families from all over the state of Vermont. Note, they have moved from their farm in Monkton to Moretown. So many wonderful events during the weekend, come for Shabbat and stay all weekend or come to any of the activities during the weekend.  BTW, at 2:00 on Sunday our own Saragail is leading a community drum circle!

Do you shop at Price Chopper? If you’re not already enrolled in their Tools for Schools program, please do. You will need your Advantage Card #. You can register at their Customer Service counter or online: https://www.pricechopper.com/tools-schools. You will need our school code: 39618. We earn points toward school supplies every year through the purchases you make.

One last thing, no one from 7th grade has signed up for snack this week. Only two families have signed up so far, so please check your child’s classroom door next time you’re in the building.

See you this Thursday.

Ktivah v’Chatimah Tovah/May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year (a traditional greeting between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur),

Morah Judy