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23 Elul 5777 / September 14, 2017             Parshas Nitzavim Vayeilech 
 
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL
Our first week back was a great success!!
Click on the image to a view a slideshow of our opening days.
Welcome to another year of the Bais Yaakov e-Newsletter
Dear Bais Yaakov Parents and Friends,

We hope you and your families enjoyed a restful and fulfilling summer.

Baruch Hashem, Bais Yaakov has just completed 75 years of providing excellence in education. As a new school year begins, we are proud to present another year of the Bais Yaakov e-Newsletter. It is our hope that it will provide you with a window into the excitement and wonderful happenings going on at Bais Yaakov throughout the year.
Our inspired and wonderfully talented Principals, Coordinators, Moros and Teachers are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive Torah and General Studies education. Truthfully, only an actual visit to either school campus will help one appreciate the sights and sounds of Bais Yaakov. While pictures and words can only accomplish so much in this regard, it is our goal to have you share in the nachas and growth of our students throughout the year, by way of the e-Newsletter. In addition, school calendar items and other relevant information will be included.

Until after Sukkos, the weekly newsletter will include news and information from all divisions within the school. Following the Yomim Tovim, each issue of the weekly newsletter will be dedicated to one of the four divisions: Lower Elementary School, Upper Elementary School, Middle School and High School, on a rotating basis. Using this schedule, over the course of a four week period, each division will be featured in its own monthly newsletter.

We look forward to sharing the Bais Yaakov e-Newsletter throughout the year, so that parents, grandparents, friends, and supporters can read all about the wonderful things taking place at our Bais Yaakov. 

Rabbi Aaron Gross
Director of Development
EXCITEMENT IN THE LOWER ELEMENTARY IS PALPABLE

 

The excitement over the beginning of school was palpable, as children and parents came out of their cars on the first day of school. Clean, smiling faces in new uniforms with all their new school supplies, girls of all ages and heights, poured into the building. This year brings with it the promise of new opportunities and much more hands on involvement with each child and their parents. We look forward to offering you, our parents, communication that will bring success for every student.

AMAZING GROWTH IN OUR LOWER ELEMENTARY DIVISION
 

Bais Yaakov Lower Elementary now has seven parallel classes at each grade level with every   classroom capped at 22 students. We cannot thank the lay leadership, parents and supporters of our school enough, for supporting the new configuration of the elementary school so that each child will receive the attention and focus which she richly deserves.

 

4TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE BEAMING WITH EXCITEMENT
 
We welcome Morah Esther Feldheim to our 4th Grade faculty! Already her talmidos are beaming with excitement for the engaging manner with which she energizes them to get closer to Hashem. Recently we had three girls from Morah Feldheim's class enter our office after performing a skit l'kavod Shabbos Kodesh!
 
5TH GRADE STUDENTS BUILD WITH MANIPULATIVES
 

The 5th Grade students began the year with a review on the concepts of place value in mathematics. Mrs. Rosenbluth, Miss Heber, and Mrs. Weiner challenged the students to see if they could build a house using 1,000 building units using manipulatives. The girls had a blast figuring out how to effectively utilize each unit, tens, and hundreds piece to build their homes. What a great activity!

   

INFORMATIVE TAG SESSIONS HELD
 

New teachers and parents came out to Bais Yaakov High School to learn about the challenges of  technology from Rabbi Zvi Schwartz and Rabbi Zev Steen of TAG (Technology Awareness Group). The sessions were informative and useful. We are so glad to partner with TAG in this effort to bring more awareness to the importance of vigilance in the area of safe technology use. We encourage all parents to find out all that TAG can offer your homes by visiting their office.

ASIFA FOR TEACHERS TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW YEAR
 

The entire Elementary, both Lower and Upper Divisions of the school, prepared for the new school year collectively with a wonderful asifa led by our Rabbanim of the Bais Yaakov Vaad Hachinuch: Rabbi Heinemann, Rabbi Berger, and Rabbi Hopfer. Each Rav encouraged the Moros and Teachers in their Avodas Hakodesh.


MRS. GERSTMAN'S CREATIVITY
 
The temporary wall which was constructed next to the Learning Center has been creatively decorated by Mrs. Gerstman. Why not try a game in Sudoku, Boggle or attempt the math challenge?

 
PICTURE PERFECT START IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
The launch of our school year was "picture perfect". It was such a delight to walk though the halls and hear the sound of real learning resonating throughout the school. Tremendous thanks goes to all of you for imbuing our enthusiastic Middle School students with an excitement for learning.


RABBI DR. FRIED GIVING A WORKSHOP TO HS AND MS FACULTY

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Hersh Fried, giving a before school workshop to High School and Middle School Faculty about "The Growth Mindset". Dr. Fried is credited as an innovator in Jewish Education and his ideas and programs have been implemented internationally. For over 45 years, Rabbi Aharon Hersh Fried has held various positions in the field of Jewish Education, and is best known for his pioneering work in Jewish Special Education.
RAV ALPREN SPEAKING TO THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS










Rav Yehonason Alpren speaking to High School on Inyanei Tefillah for the upcoming Yomim Noraim
BUILDING UPDATE: SMITH AVENUE CAMPUS EXPANSION

With great S'yata d'Shmaya, and a strong

Click here for building updates
collective effort from the Bais Yaakov community, we are thrilled to announce that we have reached over $6.7 million toward our $10 million goalBaruch HaShem, construction is already well underway and the project is moving along smoothly under the inspired leadership of our Chief Executive Officer, Rabbi Zalman Nissel, and the dedicated Building Committee members.  Stay tuned for exciting project updates throughout the year.
PARNAS HAYOM 
SPONSOR A DAY OF DAVENING AND LEARNING
 
For centuries, Klal Yisroel has upheld the critical relationship between Torah learning and its support through the Parnas Hayom model of sponsorship, in which individuals share in the merit created by Torah study.  Together, Torah and Tefilla have always been the tried and true methods through which to invoke Divine assistance.  Bais Yaakov is proud to continue this longstanding tradition, by offering the opportunity to dedicate our students' daily davening and learning.
 
Sponsorship of a "Day's Davening and Learning" is a most appropriate way to mark a Yahrtzeit or another meaningful specific date.  Additional possibilities or occasions include when there is a need for Refua Shleima or the celebration of a Simcha.
 
The sponsorship of the day will be prominently displayed and publicly announced to students at Bais Yaakov.  In addition, an email announcement will be sent out to the community prior to the start of the school day.
 
To Sponsor a Day of Davening & Learning  please contact Rabbi Gross at 443-548-7700 ext. 511 or  ragross@baisyaakov.net
Sep 20-22 Rosh Hashana - School Closed
Sep 29 Yom Kippur - School Closed
 
Don't forget to fill out the PTA's online Membership and Pizza Online Form

 
Sept 6 In Memory of
            Mrs. Rosie Riesenberg, A''H
מרת רחל בת רפאל ע"ה
           Sponsored by 
           A Granddaughter 
 
Sept 7 In Memory of
  רחל בת מרים ע"ה 
            Sponsored by 
           Mr. and Mrs. Gobbie Cohn
           

To Sponsor a 
Day of Davening & Learning 
please contact Rabbi Gross at 
410-363-3300 ext. 9511 or ragross@baisyaakov.net