Dear Zayin 1 (7th-grade) Families,
I sit here incredulous that I am writing this on the last day of Talmud Torah for this school year.
At the start of the year, all of us were so concerned about how we would keep things together during such turbulent and challenging times. How would we manage remote learning? How would we keep our students engaged? Would we be able to give them what they needed and deserved? Would we be attune to their emotional and social health and well being?
I must tell you that I think we did ok. No, it was not my preference to teach remotely, and it was not ideal. Yet, somehow, we managed to create community, progress in our learning and keep a close watch on what was happening in the lives of our students. None of this would have been possible without your support and without you partnering with us. I am deeply grateful to you for that.
I am so looking forward to next year when I will be able to see my students (past and present ones) in the halls at Talmud Torah. I can’t wait to look them in the eyes, ask them about their families, their summer and school. Maybe I will even be able to give them some kind of a hug?
I have so enjoyed getting to know your children this year. I found them to be eager to learn, engaged and curious. Thank you for the privilege of working with your children this year.
I wish all of you a safe and enjoyable summer!
Dear Zayin 2 (7th-grade) Families --
This past month our students had the opportunity to compete in a worldwide Israel Kahoot competition put on by Unpacked for Educators in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut. Mazel Tov to the students that participated! Out of over 700 regional participants, Talmud Torah’s top three students in the region were:
Yoni Zacks placed 65th with 7,696 points
Ariella Rosenwald placed 73rd with 7,098 points
Jacob Weiss placed 77th with 6,812 points
And 7th-grader Ethan Gold placed 131st!
It has been a year full of learning... have a wonderful summer!!