At our faculty meeting this week, Rabbi Hahn Tapper asked us to think about what we had given our attention to that day. Not what we noticed, what we learned, or even what questions we had. It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer.
The end of the school year is always busy and it often seems like everything needs our attention. Our focus is split between concluding this year and planning for next year. In that regard, this year is no different. We are busily preparing for our final classes, ceremonies, and celebrations while consumed with brainstorming a multitude of possibilities for what the first day of school will look like on August 25th.
To that end, please complete this
by June 4th. It should take no more than 10 minutes and will help us gain a better understanding of the diverse needs of parents so as to make sure they are considered in the planning process. Many thanks to Ari Kelman (Yavneh parent and Stanford professor of education) for his partnership in this process.
Yesterday, I gave my attention to our 8th graders as they asked a special visitor insightful questions and this morning I was inspired by how well our 5th graders chanted from and taught about Torah during their milestone. What will you give your attention to over Shavuot?
Chag Sameach, Cindy