Greetings from the Department of Physical Education! Why are Tuesdays and Thursdays filled with excitement? It’s Sneaker Day! Well, technically it’s P.E. Day, but that involves everyone remembering to wear their athletic shoes. We run and jump and race and kick and throw and catch and balance and hit balls and learn how to function as a team. We practice sportsmanship, we fall down and get rug burns and get back up and carry on. NEMJDS kids are strong and tough and competitive and I am so proud to be the one to help them navigate their physical education. In August, K and 1stgraders started with the basics of learning a routine so that they could warm their muscles and hydrate their bodies before play. Later, we worked on balance, hand/eye coordination and throwing/catching. Other activities included bean bag and bucket race, kickball, hop scotch and scooters, all building their muscles coordination without them even realizing it!Our 3rd– 8th graders participated in net sports in August which included games like newcomb, volleyball and badmitton. September is designated as kickball month and then we will move on to soccer and hockey in October, football in November and basketball in December. I would like to invite you as parents to come join us during one of your child’s classes. You can email me to sign up for one of your son’s or daughter’s P.E. classes and join in the fun.Finally, I encourage role modeling proper nutrition for your children. You can ingrain in them healthy choices in picking snacks and food. It is so very important to start early to form good eating habits to perpetuate a healthy lifestyle for the rest of their lives. Stay Active!

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