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• One of the things that makes our school so special is the partnership and involvement of our parents. With
over 50 active volunteers on our Early Childhood Parent Committee (ECPC), we were able to plan special
events for the children, assist teachers and host social events for parents and caregivers. Some of our most
popular FY16 ECPC events were Harvest Fest, Family Hanukkah, Thanks-for-Giving Social Action, Moms’ and
Dads’ Nights Out and a Book Market Used Book Sale. We are so grateful for this enthusiastic support which is
a cornerstone of our school.
• Our halls and classrooms were busy with almost 300 students and 58 Early Childhood teachers who engaged
in professional development throughout the year to ensure that we remain current with the lastest in
teaching methods and philosophies. In FY16, as a school, we focused on science exploration including water,
building and the natural world. And each Friday, we took a break and gathered as a community to
New to our school in 2015-16!
Sheva Lab Community
In FY16, we were appointed as a Sheva Lab School by the
JCC Association. As part of this prestigious recognition, our
leadership team has joined a nationwide community which
studies together, participates in virtual learning opportunities
and brings their discoveries to all JCCs. We are proud of our
role in helping advance not only our own school’s programs
but those of other JCCs as well.
This new intergenerational program invited a small group of
kindergartners to meet once a week and plan a special
Shabbat experience for our weekly Senior Adult program.
“Shabbat Squad is an uplifting experience, being in the
company of exuberant, joyful children. Seeing them warms
my heart.” – Len Miller, Senior Adult program participant
“It really is such an amazing program! Definitely something
the kids will remember about their days at the JCC!”
– Donna Lerman, kindergarten mom
This year for the first time, our Brody Family Early Learning
Center partnered with the Mandy Reichman Feeding Program
to help feed those in need by collecting and distributing food.
“We are overwhelmed and brought to tears at how much
the JCC is expanding our daughter Mandy’s legacy and
vision. We will be able to feed so many more hungry people
because of your dedication and your very caring families.”
– Meryl Reichman, Mandy’s mother and co-founder of the
Mandy Reichman Feeding Program.