Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool seeks to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child.
We are devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents.
In addition, we seek to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to her or his Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Program Evaluation Survey

Thanks to all of our families who have turned in their Program Evaluation Surveys! If you have not done so yet, please turn yours is as soon as possible. We take your responses very seriously and would love to hear from you!!

Shabbat Shalom,

Lauren

Monday, May 23, 2011

HaShavuah - Nevonim

HaShavuah
16 Iyar 5771
May 20, 2011

Shalom Everyone,

This week we made many different 3-D vehicles out of sticks and corks.
We also had a rainy day social hall train party (imagine train tracks
spanning the width of the social hall). Some children wrote letters
this week and made mail pouches for delivering them. And we made
volcanoes erupt outside in our play yard.

There has been some boasting in the classroom lately which inspired us
to talk about the difference between fiction, fact, and opinion (eg. it
may be your opinion that your 3-D vehicle made out of sticks and corks
is better than everyone else's but that is just your opinion, not a
fact). This also inspired us to read The Littlest Mountain, a book
about how God chose humble Mount Sinai for the giving of the ten
commandments, rather than any of the other taller or more majestic, but
also more boastful, mountains. This also introduced the children to the
ten commandments and the giving of the Torah which we will explore more
in the next two weeks leading up to Shavuot. We also read the wonderful
PJ Library book, No Rules for Michael, and talked about treating others
the way we want to be treated.

We read from VaYikra, chapter 23, which commands the counting of the
omer. The children asked why we are commanded to count the omer and we
discussed the fact that no reason is given in the text of the Torah. We
have a board in our classroom which we are adding a new sheaf to each
day when we say the blessing for counting the omer during circle time.
We also learned how to spell baruch/blessed with our bodies using
AlephBet Yoga.

We had a picnic snack sitting on the carpet around a pretend
koomzitz/campfire, celebrating Lag B'Omer just like is done in Israel.
Our snack was special as well for this Pretend Lag B'Omer, roasted eggs
and roasted potatoes! Later in the day we had celebratory dancing!

We also welcomed Nadav back from his extended visit to Israel. He told
us about all the things he did there, especially about the Dead Sea!

Next week we will be joining the Nachshonim on their first field trip as
they join us in our weekly trip to the park. We are hoping that the
children will all wear their Netivot Shalom Preschool t-shirts for the day.

And we are still waiting to receive books back from many parents so that
we can fill them with photos and artwork from this year. Please bring
these in next week (on Monday Wm is going to begin nagging, conjoling,
pleading, whatever it takes).

It is such a joy to teach your children, each and every one. Thank you
for entrusting them to our care.

Shabbat Shalom,
Dinah, Eve, Ruth, and William

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Annual Preschool Program Evaluation

Shalom Preschool Mishpachot,

In the next couple of days you will be receiving an annual Preschool Program Evaluation Survey. Your input is very important to our staff and we asking that each family fill one out and return it to us by next Friday, May 27. Your responses to the questions will be complied and used to revise our program practices and create goals for the coming school year. We will share the outcomes of this survey with you before the end of June.

Thank you for your participation in this survey as we work together to create a wonderful setting for the children and families of Netivot Shalom Preschool.

b'Shalom,

Lauren and your Teaching Staff

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The First-Ever CNS Preschool Auction!


Congregation Netivot Shalom

YOU ARE INVITED TO BID ON THE WONDERFUL ITEMS IN OUR FIRST-EVER CNS PRESCHOOL AUCTION!

 

Help support the Joe Meresman Preschool Scholarship Fund by bidding on the fabulous items, many of which come from the hands of our own very talented CNS Preschool families!

 

Please see the list of items and starting bids 

by clicking here!

 

To bid on an item, please e-mail your name, the item number and your bid amount to elanank@gmail.com.  We'll notify you via email if you get out-bid on any item!  Thanks in advance for your help in supporting our Preschool community!

 

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Friday, May 6, 2011

[nevonim5771] HaShavuah

 


HaShavuah
2 Iyar 5771
May 6, 2011
 
Shalom Everyone,

 We made our own challah dough again this week.
 
The children are also still very excited, in a quiet sort of way, about our new "Mishkan Shalom."
 
This week we focused on Israel:
 
---We made passports, which we will add to next week.
---We talked about how Israel is both old and new.
---We were archeologists, digging up a broken bowl from the sand, cleaning it with brushes, and figuring out how the pieces fit together.
---We sang with Rabbi Creditor, "Am Yisrael Chai" and "Ha Tikva."  He also shared an Israeli flag and its father, the tallit.
---We read Sammy Spider's first trip to Israel.
---Ruth told a story, requested by a child, about Elmo taking a trip to Israel.
---We took a trip to Israel as a class.  After getting off the "airplane" we traveled to the Dead Sea and Masada. We were back in time for lunch.
---We made fruit kabobs (pineapple, bananas, melon, and strawberries).
 
Finally, we started our own Israel museum this week.  We have had a few submissions from families, including one from a family that is in Israel right now.  We will be continuing with our museum next week so if you haven't brought anything in yet or have something else you would like to bring in that would be fabulous.
 
Also, we will be talking with Adiel's aba, who is in Israel right now, via skype next week which will be very exciting!
 
Shabbat Shalom,
Dinah, Eve, Ruth, and William
--
William Levwood
william@netivotshalom.org

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[nevonim5771] Come Celebrate and learn more about CNS Shorashim Hebrew School

 

You are invited to our 

CNS Shorashim Hebrew School


end-of-the-year

Siyyum Celebration


Thursday May 12

5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary


Music

Class Presentations

A Torah Mystery

Refreshments


Celebrating a successful and enjoyable year of learning and growing!


This is a great way to check out our Hebrew School to explore options for Jewish education after PreSchool

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Come Celebrate and learn more about CNS Shorashim Hebrew School

You are invited to our 

CNS Shorashim Hebrew School


end-of-the-year

Siyyum Celebration


Thursday May 12

5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary


Music

Class Presentations

A Torah Mystery

Refreshments


Celebrating a successful and enjoyable year of learning and growing!


This is a great way to check out our Hebrew School to explore options for Jewish education after PreSchool

Thursday, May 5, 2011

[nevonim5771] Shabbat Yeldeinu Kiddush - Volunteer Needed

 

Dear Netivot preschool parents:

Arnon is leading the efforts for the kiddush for Shabbat Yeladeinu,
May 14th. I'm helping him with the call for volunteers and collecting
family contributions of $25/per family for food cost. There will be
an envelope on each classroom door for you to submit contributions.
Please be sure to include your name if it's cash. If you write a
check, make it out to "Arnon Oren".

Please let me know if you can help out in any of the following ways:

+ food prep, Friday morning - need 3 volunteers
+ set up Saturday morning 10am - need 3-4 volunteers
+ during kiddush help - need 2 volunteers
+ clean up after kiddush - need 3 volunteers

Please respond to Lauren at preschool@netivotshalom.org if you can help

Thank you!
Tammy

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[nachshonim5771] Shabbat Yeldeinu Kiddush - Volunteer Needed

 

Dear Netivot preschool parents:

Arnon is leading the efforts for the kiddush for Shabbat Yeladeinu,
May 14th. I'm helping him with the call for volunteers and collecting
family contributions of $25/per family for food cost. There will be
an envelope on each classroom door for you to submit contributions.
Please be sure to include your name if it's cash. If you write a
check, make it out to "Arnon Oren".

Please let me know if you can help out in any of the following ways:

+ food prep, Friday morning - need 3 volunteers
+ set up Saturday morning 10am - need 3-4 volunteers
+ during kiddush help - need 2 volunteers
+ clean up after kiddush - need 3 volunteers

Please respond to Lauren at preschool@netivotshalom.org if you can help

Thank you!
Tammy

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

[nevonim5771] Graphic Art Talents?!

 

Shalom Preschool Parents,

The preschool is in search of someone with graphic art talents to assist us in putting together an exciting book involving the children's art work. If you think you might be able to help us out, please let me know so we can chat more about the project.

Thanks,

Lauren

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[nachshonim5771] Graphic Art Talents?!

 

Shalom Preschool Parents,

The preschool is in search of someone with graphic art talents to assist us in putting together an exciting book involving the children's art work. If you think you might be able to help us out, please let me know so we can chat more about the project.

Thanks,

Lauren

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

[nevonim5771] Two SPECIAL dates!!

 

 On Monday, May 23
the Nevonim
After-School Enrichment Dramatic Arts Class
will be performing
in the sanctuary at 4:30.
Please come to support their efforts and
enjoy their newly gained preforming arts skills!


Then ...
On Thursday, June 16
please join
the older of our Nevonim children in their
Ba'Derach/
On the Way Celebration!
This event will take place at 11:15
followed by an all-school family picnic at 11:45!

More information to come as the special days draw near ... !

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[nachshonim5771] Two SPECIAL dates!!

 

 On Monday, May 23
the Nevonim
After-School Enrichment Dramatic Arts Class
will be performing
in the sanctuary at 4:30.
Please come to support their efforts and
enjoy their newly gained preforming arts skills!


Then ...
On Thursday, June 16
please join
the older of our Nevonim children in their
Ba'Derach/
On the Way Celebration!
This event will take place at 11:15
followed by an all-school family picnic at 11:45!

More information to come as the special days draw near ... !

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Two SPECIAL dates!!

 On Monday, May 23
the Nevonim
After-School Enrichment Dramatic Arts Class
will be performing
in the sanctuary at 4:30.
Please come to support their efforts and
enjoy their newly gained preforming arts skills!


Then ...
On Thursday, June 16
please join
the older of our Nevonim children in their
Ba'Derach/
On the Way Celebration!
This event will take place at 11:15
followed by an all-school family picnic at 11:45!

More information to come as the special days draw near ... !

[nachshonim5771] the blog and our email lists

 

shalom nachshonim and nevonim chevrehs,

lauren and I are sitting together, and just changed the settings for the blog.  from now on, postings to the yahoogroups will not appear on the blog, but school-sent announcements (including hashavuah) will.

hope you're all well, and enjoying some sunshine!
menachem and lauren


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Rabbis for Women of the Wall  ||  menachemcreditor.org 
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[nevonim5771] the blog and our email lists

 

shalom nachshonim and nevonim chevrehs,

lauren and I are sitting together, and just changed the settings for the blog.  from now on, postings to the yahoogroups will not appear on the blog, but school-sent announcements (including hashavuah) will.

hope you're all well, and enjoying some sunshine!
menachem and lauren


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Congregation Netivot Shalom  || Bay Area Masorti  ||  ShefaNetwork.org 
Rabbis for Women of the Wall  ||  menachemcreditor.org 
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