Students have been going around gathering recycling from the Day School and all over the JCC campus (that is a lot of ground to cover!). We have all been very impressed by their enthusiasm and positive attitude.
It is no surprise that they were excited about our new water bottle filling station! They couldn’t wait to have it installed. We are happy that we could give them another way to do their part that is fun and effortless. There is a ticker at the top of the filling station that tells us how many 20oz bottles we have saved. This helps encourage students and shows them how much waste there is in buying bottled water. It’s fun to rack up those numbers! It’s also easy, fast, and clean. You hold out your bottle and five seconds later you have fresh cold water (and no worry about spreading germs).
The students will be loving this for years to come, and over the years it will eliminate thousands of plastic water bottles. Parents please send a reusable water bottle with your student to school so they can refill it throughout the day. The number, for those curious, is 755 bottles saved so far. Let’s see how high we can get that number by the end of the school year!

Hello Mornings By: Annette Lichter

My previous principal always stated that the first thing a child should hear in the morning is a greeting and something kind and positive.

Happenings in Hebrew Class By: Sari Menaker

A part from all the fun, we are also learning the old fashion way by practicing our grammar and reading by reading interesting Judaic stories in Hebrew.

The Science Method By: Annette Troxell

At N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, we learn science by doing science.

News from the Art Room By: Claire Rottembourg

Picasso, Dubuffet, Vasarely, Escher, Matisse, Klee, Hundertwasser, are some of the artists who inspired us this first trimester in all grades.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle By: Doug Hocutt

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. The students at the NEMJDS take these three words very seriously. They have a passion for doing their part in preserving our environment and they are willing to do the work too.

Lady Liberty By: Janet Gresham

If you came into the school during the month of November, you may have noticed the display depicting New York Harbor.  This was a combination of work, not only across the curriculum, but also across grades!  In Humanities class, the sixth Grade read Emma’s Poemby Linda Glaser.  

Second Grade Superstars By: Julie Crapia

November and December have been a busy two months for 2nd grade.

Pausing to notice and appreciate By: Dovrat Duvdevani

Gratitude doesn’t just feel good. Like other positive emotions, feeling grateful on a regular basis can have a big effect on our lives. Brain research shows that positive emotions are good for our bodies, minds, and brains (like boosting the production of the feel good neurotransmitter dopamine).

Happenings in Hebrew By: Dani Kahn-Krell

We have had a wonderful year so far in the Upper School Hebrew classroom. Here’s some of what we’ve accomplished