Rabbi David Paskin
What are we doing; where are we going and what's important along the way?
Our last Playground Shabbat is a WATERplay-ground Shabbat. Come in your bathing suits this Saturday, May 20 from 10am-12pm.
There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26 in honor of Shavuot and Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial day. Enjoy the long weekend.
Thursday, June 8 is our last day of school. Our class parties will be from 9:30-10:30am followed by our graduate parade at 10:30am. PK4 Graduation is at 11:00am. Anyone not attending graduation with their parents should be picked up at 10:45am.
Don't forget to check your prior orders and order hot lunch by Sunday at noon for next week (and the rest of the year) at www.gansinai.org/hotlunch
Enrollment for Camp Sinai is now open at www.gansinai.org/camp
Enrollment for Gan Sinai's kindergarten is now open at www.gansinai.org/kindergarten
Enrollment for JPaL (www.tsnd.org/jpal) and Club Sinai (www.clubsinai.org) are now open!
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From Rabbi David
I spent the beginning of this week thinking intently about mission, vision and values: What are we doing; where are we going and what is important to us along the way.
It's easy to get lost in the day-to-day (I do this far too often). These big picture questions: What are we doing; where are we going and what is important to us along the way - are really vital to keep in the front of our minds.
For Gan Sinai, what we do is provide Jewish, child-centered, play-based, family-focused early childhood education in a nature-rich environment. Where are we going? We want to be a families first choice. What is important to us along the way? Most of you have heard me say this a million times: I want every child to know that they are safe and that they are loved.
As we grow as a school community, it's important to always remember these values and always ask ourselves: Is what I'm doing as a teacher, administrator or parent honoring these values and moving us closer to our vision. That is our sacred work.