No comments yet

Back To School Night At The Gordon School

Parents put themselves in their children’s shoes as they squeezed into tiny blue chairs on Monday and completed assignments made by their children for Back to School Night. The smiles and excitement heard in the hallway as the parents met the teachers was evidence of a successful night. The curriculum and nurturing environment at The Gordon School always makes the parents feel happy and welcomed.

This week was busy for the directors:

Miki Dayan attended the first CAJE Early Childhood Directors meeting of the 2019/2020 school year. The collaboration between Jewish area schools allows us to ensure students receive a strong, meaningful education in Jewish values and traditions, blended in with their developmental skills.

Ella Curtiss hosted Kindergarten and Fifth Grade Coffee Chats with Stephanie Llanes, the Tikvah Center Director. This provides a great opportunity for parents to talk to the principal about important information specific to their grade. First and Second Grade Families will have their Coffee Chat next week.

Ella Curtiss and Chelsea Friedman toured local private middle schools to gain insight on the admissions process and the curriculum offered to further assist the graduating families. If you will be attending a Middle School Open House, please email Ella Curtiss so that she can attend these events with you.

Stephanie Llanes and Rabbi Jacobs connected with the local Friendship Circle to build a relationship to further assist students enrolled in the Tikvah Center during after school activities.  

As we near the completion of the first month of the 2019-2020 school year, students are feeling at home. They have a sense of belonging and understanding of the routine. Their classroom expectations are becoming habit and their classmates are becoming family. The Gordon School fosters social emotional learning and a sense of belonging. Teachers support students to make connections to their community so they feel their education is part of a bigger purpose. Students walk into the classroom respectfully and value each other’s differences. The diversity at the Gordon School increases the creativity and understanding between students in all of our classrooms. Invites to parents will soon go out for various classroom activities and performances. 

Interested in learning more about our classroom environment? Contact Chelsea Friedman, Admissions Director, via email at or via phone at (305) 854 – 3282 ext 242.

Post a comment