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September 2, 2022

Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome 1st Grade Families! We hope you had a lovely summer! We look forward to meeting you and your children next week on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. We have been excitedly preparing our classrooms for the first day of school and can’t wait to start our 1st-grade adventure with the kids! Please send your children to school with the following items: A separately labeled snack, so children don’t have to choose from their lunch at the moment Lunch that students can open and manage independently A labeled water bottle A change of clothing in a plastic bag that will remain in...
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September 2: Welcome to 7th Grade!

HUMANITIES I can’t wait to welcome all of you into 7th grade! This year, we will read a variety of literature ranging from the historical fiction novel, Chains, to The Diary of Anne Frank, analyzing characters, plot, and so much more. In Social Studies, we will focus most of our year on Early America and United States history. Prepare yourself for a variety of writing and projects in both English Language Arts and Social Studies. I’m excited to learn with all of you this year! Sammy MATH Welcome, 7th graders! This year, we will be using a new math curriculum...
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Welcome to Third Grade!

Dear Third Grade Families, We hope you had a wonderful summer! Welcome to an exciting year of learning in third grade! The first day of school is fast approaching and we are busy preparing the classrooms. This year, the third grade team includes a cohesive group of returning teachers.  Shannon Berkowsky (General Studies Teacher), Justin Schwaber (3rd and 4th Grade Math), Rimma Berenshtein (3rd and 4th Grade Hebrew), Shira Becher (3rd and 4th Grade Judaic Studies), and Sammi Butwin (3rd and 4th Grade Science and Technology) are excited to continue their work in third grade, and integrating curriculum and community...
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September 2, 2022 — Welcome Back!

Dear 4th Grade Families, Can you believe that school starts back up on Wednesday? The summer has flown by! The 4th Grade Team cannot wait to welcome your child into our classes.  “Who is in this team?” you might be asking. Our academic teachers are: Shira Becher – Judaic Studies sbecher@hannahsenesh.org  Rimma Bernshtein – Hebrew rbernshtein@hannahsenesh.org  Sammi Butwin – STEAM sbutwin@hannahsenesh.org  Hilary Davis – Humanities hdavis@hannahsenesh.org  Justin Schwaber – Math  jschwaber@hannahsenesh.org Our team also includes: Mary Borys – Lower School Counselor Rebecca Heus – Learning Specialis Anne Lilly – PE Iviva Olenick – Art Heidi Siegell – Music You can...
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Welcome to 6th Grade! 9/2/22

Humanities  My name is Naomi Forman, and I’m looking forward to another year as a 6th grade humanities teacher and advisor. Along with all of the returning Senesh students, we are lucky enough to welcome ten new classmates to our 6th grade community this fall. I know our expanded community will bring diversity and new perspectives, and I anticipate a joyful year of learning as the students move to the top floor of the building!  In Social Studies and English Language Arts, students can expect to engage deeply with texts: they’ll read critically for deeper meaning and draw connections to...
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Hello and welcome, Class of 2023! (Can you believe it?!)

Humanities I am so very excited to begin my fourth year at Hannah Senesh (and my 9th year in education) with this group of 8th graders! I look forward to engaging students in new and challenging content that will solidify the work they’ve already been doing in previous years. As students read books from contemporary and historic American authors in their ELA course, they will also learn about the rich American legacy in their Social Studies course. Students will explore the questions “What is the American legacy and how do I contribute to our future?” “What is the impact of...
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September 2: Welcome from the 5th Grade Team

Hi 5th grade families, Welcome to middle school! Over the past few weeks, the teachers have been busy setting up the rooms, planning lessons, and thinking collaboratively about best practices for our teaching. As amazing as it has been to have this time together as a staff, it is much too quiet around the building and we are eager to welcome back our students next week! We look forward to meeting the 5th graders during orientation on Tuesday, September 6, 9:00-10:30.  This year’s 5th grade teaching team has a mix of old and new faces. We’re excited to welcome Matt...
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Kindergarten Welcome Blog

Dear Kindergarten Families, Welcome to Kindergarten! We have been busy getting the classrooms organized and can’t wait to meet the students and begin our year together.  Orientation Visit: When you arrive for your orientation visit on Tuesday, please meet Annette in the lobby. We are looking forward to it! Emailing the Team It is very important to use this email address and send messages to all four teachers rather than just one of us. Thank you! kindergartenteam2022@hannahsenesh.org. Reminders: First day of Kindergarten is Wednesday, September 7. This will be a short day. Group A will begin at 9:00 and end...
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