Bais Yaakov e-Newsletter
Wishing all of our families and staff a relaxing and rejuvenating summer.
DEVELOPING PROMISING YOUNG READERS
We were so excited to conclude the Second Grade Reading Program for this year with our "Read Your Way to a Cookie Party!" The girls enjoyed a phenomenal Zoom presentation by Mrs. Bracha Goetz, a local noted children's author, who encouraged our students to think of ideas and capture them in writing. The girls had fun decorating their cookies with colored food paint. Their creativity was magnificent!
Our bulletin board in the Second Grade hallway is filled with over 650 cookies, one for each of the over 650 books read over the past few months! On average, each student read five books! Our reading program fostered increased fluency, accuracy and improved comprehension skills. Keep it up!
EVENING OF TRIBUTE - EXPRESSING HAKORAS HATOV TO MRS. ROSEN
On June 12th, the Elementary School faculty joined together to bid adieu to our Limudei Kodesh Coordinator, Mrs. Liora Rosen, who has contributed so much to the lives of hundreds of our students over the past three decades. Over the years, Mrs. Rosen has created a love of Sefer Tehilim in hundreds of girls through her Malkas Tehilim program, motivating them to commit time and effort to experience the kedusha in davening using the words of Dovid Hamelech! In recognition of this beautiful program, all the attendees joined together to say the entire Sefer Tehilim. Mrs. Rosen completed the sefer by reciting the last perek.
Mr. Moshe Dov Shurin, Dr. Yoel Jakobovits, Rabbi Zalman Nissel and Rabbi Aaron Gross joined us, as well as Mrs. Rosen's family and friends paying tribute to her thirty years of outstanding service. The audience heard from Dr. Jakobovits, Rabbi Sanders, Rabbi Rosen and Mrs. Hoffman and enjoyed an inspiring video of many faculty members’ memories of the years. We look forward to having Mrs. Rosen return next year in the capacity of a Kriah Coordinator.
END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS
During the last weeks of school we had so many celebrations that it was a challenge to keep up with all the excitement! The Third Grade enjoyed a Pirkei Avos Auction. The Kriah Kandy Kart came around to each class allowing the girls to spend their Kriah Kash on fun prizes. Meteorologist Bill Lerner taught us about different types of weather. Together with a wonderful trip to Blandair Park, they ended their school year in a flurry of activity.
The Fourth Grade also went from one activity to another, including a book club celebration. The girls performed the annual Fourth Grade play, "Heading West" based on the story of Little House on the Prairie and presented many interesting facts they learned about life in America during the 1800s. They also enjoyed a pool party, Pirkei Avos Auction, and finished their Kriah Canteen spending.
FOURTH GRADE SIYUM AND
One highlight of the Fourth Grade's transition into the Middle School is celebrating the completion of Sefer Breishis. Mrs. Chaya Hoffman and a team of dedicated mothers transformed the High School's M. Leo Storch Auditorium into a dessert buffet with smoothies, fruit, and pastries for the students, their mothers, and grandmothers who joined us for this occasion. Rabbi Stein spoke about the beauty of the girls achieving this milestone with their mothers and grandmothers as it links directly to the chain of our mesorah. We were also fortunate to hear words of encouragement from Rabbi Tzvi Mordechai Feldheim, Rosh Mesivta of Yeshivas Kesser Torah. The girls put on an outstanding performance, singing songs they learned throughout the year, including the brachos of Yaakov and a special song thanking their mothers.
FIFTH GRADE STATES FAIR
The Fifth Grade excitedly welcomed the Fourth Grade to the first- ever 50 States Fair! The girls worked for weeks researching, writing and creating a display of their state in a creative way. These displays showcased the tremendous growth that the girls experienced over the year both in their writing as well as their ability to complete a project independently. Each girl was given a route to follow with a rest stop in each state. At each rest stop they were awarded a state seal as a memento of their visit. As a special finishing touch, each girl received a personalized license plate keychain, testifying that she visited all 50 states at the Middle School States Fair! Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring the delicious ice cream treats.
END-OF-YEAR WRAP UP
The Middle School wrapped up another fantastic year with creativity and enthusiasm. In the Lower Middle School, the Fifth Grade participated in a grade-wide siyum celebrating the completion of four parshios through the duration of the year. The students were privileged to hear from Rebbitzen Leah Feldman, who eloquently shared stories of her childhood conveying a strong message of appreciating Hashem's gifts. Additionally, the students created a magnetic gratitude board for their lockers to serve as a constant reminder of Hashem's goodness.
The Sixth Grade students participated in a Lamed Tes Culmination Celebration, recognizing all they learned and accomplished in Yahadus this year. The assembly included a display of the entire grade's Lamed Tes Melachos scrapbooks and included a scavenger hunt.
In the Upper Middle School, Gemach closed out the year with a softball game featuring an all-star lineup of teachers versus students. The Seventh Grade held gala siyumim prepared by their dedicated teachers to celebrate a wonderful year of learning. The Eight Grade enjoyed a magnificent soiree, wishing “Bon Voyage” to the Middle School after four fabulous years. Eight student representatives were asked to speak, each reminiscing about their being members of the first Middle School Fifth Grade class. The evening was a poignant end to these four years as highlighted by a hysterical teacher skit as well as an outstanding video produced by the yearbook staff. We wish the outgoing Eighth Grade much hatzlacha and bracha as they move on in their journey across the parking lot towards high school.
MAZEL TOV CLASS OF 5782/2022 -
OUR LARGEST GRADUATING CLASS EVER!
Rochel Leah Danziger
Adeena Malka Frand
Leeba Meira Gold
Sara Miri Goldman
Rivka Baila Hoffman
Chana Bayla Katz
Brocha Gitty Kinzer
Rachel Tova Klainberg
Esther Aviva Kosman
Chaya Malka Meisler
Hadassah Baila Rabenstein
Chana Perel Segal
Sara Leah Soloff
Malka Shira Trout
Sarah Naomi Weiskind
Chaya Pessi Zuckerman
OFFICER LUCAS EXPRESSING HIS ADMIRATION FOR THE FRIENDLINESS AND RESPECT SHOWN BY OUR STUDENTS