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The N. E. Miles Jewish Day School’s Newsletter is written by teachers and staff at the Day School. To read the NEMJDS 8th Grade Newsletter, written by our 8th Grade students, please click here.

Some Words of Wisdom from New and Returning Teachers

N.E. Miles is fortunate to add both new and returning teachers to the faculty this year. Yossi Brock, Chen Shterenbach, Alia Carter and Rick Hopkins were asked to share their impressions of the first two weeks of school. Here are some of their thoughts:

What Makes a Mensch?

What Makes a Mensch?

As you enter the lobby of the Day School, you will notice a display of our “Mission, Vision and Values, as well as the twelve middot (values) from our “Middot Calendar”.

ABC Countdown Calendar By: Amber Lansdell

My how time flies when you’re having fun! We cannot believe that we only have 6 more days until the end of the school year.

Making a Mitzvah Fun! By: Frumie Posner

Grades 1 and 2 enjoyed a special tallit presentation by Larry Brook, editor of the Southern Jewish Life magazine.

What is Happening in the Art Room? By: Claire Rottembourg

Bon appétit! This is what you can read (in Hebrew) when you enter our school where all those colorful food trucks are displayed. 

NEMJDS Students Place 1st and 3rd in State-Wide Contest Put on by the Library of Congress By: Liora Chessin

The sixth through eighth graders have had a very exciting few weeks! For the second year in a row, these students have competed in the Letters About Literature contest run by the Library of Congress.

All The Foods, All The Feels By: Dani Kahn-Krell

6th grade Hebrew class has just completed their food unit, and it was definitely a class favorite!

Health Craze Hits NEMJDS By: Nancy Cook

I hope you had a chance to attend our first Health Fair presented by the NEMJDS Health and P.E. Department. This event was organized by the leadership of Dr. Sarah Kunin, NEMJDS Board Member.

An Opportunity Like Never Before-The Sixth Grade Alliance By: Liora Chessin

This sixth graders recently had the opportunity to experience our state like never before. They spent the week exploring the state from Selma to Birmingham with students from Jewish day schools in Greensboro, Omaha, Rochester, and New Haven.

3rd and 4th Grade Hebrew by: Sari Menaker

Hebrew lessons are accompanied by a lot of singing. It’s an excellent and fun way to learn vocabulary. In addition to the usual frontal learning, adding the songs enriches learning and helps to practice.

Students as Teachers by Katherine Kimerling Bromberg

As a teenager, I remember my favorite way to study for an exam was to teach the material to someone else. At the time, though, I didn’t fully understand or appreciate the effectiveness of this study technique; I just knew that it seemed to work well.

Read Across America – Read All About It By: Amber Lansdell

This week, NEMJDS K-2 students are participating in the NEA’s (National Education Association) National Read Across America week. Read Across America Week is a reading initiative that began back in 1997. This is a week to celebrate all things literacy and reading, and...