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First Week of the 2019/2020 School Year

What a magical, fun morning filled with smiles, singing and laughter. No better way to end the week then with all the students and families gathered in the sanctuary to welcome Shabbat.  The new directors acted as the back up dancers while Rabbi Jacobs led the service with song. Parents in attendance grabbed a cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat while meeting new families and catching up with friends.

The first week of the 2019/2020 school year has been filled with smiles and hugs. It is evident in our first day video that the students and teachers were eager to see each other and continue to grow and learn in our familiar, nurturing environment. New families felt welcomed by directors, teachers and their returning family “buddy” that they met during the summer. Lifelong friendships have already been forged. 

In the two weeks since the teachers returned from summer break, they already left a positive impact on the community by modeling Tikun Olam (repairing the world). The first service project of the year was having all teachers participate in cleaning the streets surrounding the Gordon School. Check out the article that the Sun Sentinel released this week! 

“Miami teachers practice tikkun olam with street clean-up”

Classrooms were prepped and tidied up for the students. Our Day School and Tikvah Center had a busy first week. Kindergarten established class expectations as a group, 1st and 2nd grade brought in items that represent themselves and presented them to the class, 3rd grade presented their dioramas on their favorite scene from their summer reading book “James and the Giant Peach”, 4th grade used the scientific method to propose an experiment and 5th grade used different modalities to review math concepts from last year. The Early Childhood teachers renewed their bond with the returning students and created friendships with new students. There are many more exciting learning experiences, projects and events to come. 

We look forward to an amazing 2019/2020 school year filled with happiness and academic rigor. 

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.

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