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Annette has been part of the Akiba community for more than 23 years as a parent, teacher and Parent Teacher Organization officer. She has spent more than three decades teaching students from preschool through high school. She is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women where she earned a bachelor’s degree in French and a Judaic Studies certificate.


She recently returned from an intensive Holocaust Studies seminar course at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem, Israel.


Annette is a founding rebbetzin of Congregation Shaare Tefila where her husband Rabbi Howard Wolk is a founding rabbi. The couple has six children, five of whom are Akiba graduates, and 16 grandchildren.



Welcome to Third Grade. This year will be a year of much growth. Your child will learn new concepts and new skills. Our year is highlighted by daily power walking at 7:45 every morning rain or shine starting the second day of school. Please make sure your child comes dressed appropriately for the weather. Third graders also learn many Hebrew songs and dances and perform multiple times during the year. 
For children or families that do not have a Hebrew or Judaic background, I volunteer to stay after school on Monday and Thursday to oversee a Hebrew Clinic. This clinic will begin in September. It is from 3:40-4:15 on those days. 
There is no charge and no sign up sheet. It is optional and should be attended when your child feels he or she needs extra help.
Please make sure your child brings two snacks a day, one for the morning and one for the afternoon. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best as long as they are not too messy. Snack is a working snack and not free time. Also, if it is packaged, please make sure that the item has the appropriate kosher symbol on it.
I am very excited to meet your child and begin a wonderful year. 
I want to thank all of our wonderful and compassionate third graders and their families for the many well wishes of Refuah Shleima and meals during my time recuperating from my operation. Yesterday, Monday, I started teaching part time and will go into full swing after the winter break. I so missed seeing and teaching your children and I couldn't wait to return. Thank you all again for making my recovery go that much faster.

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