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Back to School!

Dear Families,

We are so excited to welcome friends both old and new and to once again fill our hallways with the laughter of children.

We have such a fabulous year planned for you and your children and we look forward to sharing in the joy of early childhood.

Please be sure to visit my page as I will continue to update it with highlights from the Akiba Early Childhood Program.

In addition, my door is always open to you to answer any questions, listen to any comments or concerns, or for you to share an enjoyable story about your child.

I am looking forward to a phenomenal year!

Jordana Bernstein, Early Childhood Director

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Handy Writing Handout for Parents

Dear Early Childhood Families,
Attached is a great handout created by Occupational Therapist, Marianne Gibbs, from Write out of the Box. Some great tips on how to support your children's writing development over the summer with some fun activities.
Morah Jordana
After a delicious Thanksgiving Feast this morning the Nitzanim and Chaverim children enjoyed a Native American storyteller. They heard some wonderful folktales and experienced instruments and music that enhanced the storytelling. One of the children spontaneously said, "I like this music!"

For Your Information


We all have a story to tell about the magic that is taking place at Akiba.  We are all AMBASSADORS!!  Come join us to hear how a true Parent Ambassador Program is effective in spreading the word about our school.


Where?: Akiba Boardroom

When?: Monday, November 23rd at 9 AM

Why?: It benefits our children

Questions: please reach out to Hilary Stern ( or Danielle Mann (

RSVP :Andi Bonner at



Our Chesed committee is asking for the following items from the grades as we collect for the soldiers in Israel for Channuka. The items are being taken by a volunteer who is travelling to Israel at that time. If you can keep what you collect in your class and the chesed committee will come by to pick the items up. Just mention the item that is needed for your grade on  your page to make it easier.

The items need to come in by December 1:

Here is what should be posted:


Each grade is being asked to bring a bag of treats to help our students make Chanukah candy packages for soldiers in Israel.

  • Kindergarten: Mini Oreos/ Preschool Chaverim
  • 1st Grade: M&Ms/Preschool  Nitzanim
  • 2nd Grade: Kit Kats/Preschool Teenoki
  • 3rd Grade: Hershey's Milk Chocolate 
  • 4th Grade: Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
  • 5th Grade: Hershey Kisses
  • 6th Grade: Mini Chips Ahoy
  • 7th Grade: Instant Starbucks Coffee
  • 8th Grade: Goody Bags

JFS screening notice 2015

Dear Early Childhood Families,

Please open the attachment for information about optional speech screenings being offered on Wednesday, November 11th. Forms and payment are due by Friday, November 6th.


Jordana Bernstein

Early Childhood Director