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Head of School Nicole Nash Receives Covenant Award

We’re delighted to share that Hannah Senesh Community Day School’s Head of School Nicole Nash is a recipient of this year’s Covenant Award. This prestigious award, given annually by the Covenant Foundation, includes national recognition for both Nicole and for our school. Each year, The Covenant Foundation honors three exceptional Jewish educators who have made an impact on Jewish life through innovative educational practices and models. We are honored for Nicole to stand amongst such an incredible group of educators from this year and years prior. The Covenant Foundation will honor the 2023 Award recipients at a celebration in the fall. Read the Press...
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June 9 – What a Year!

Congratulations to our second graders on finishing the school year! It was a bittersweet last few weeks of school and we soaked up our joyful time together before summer break. The students reflected on their growth academically, socially and emotionally since the school year started. It’s hard to believe that that was ten months ago! As cliche as it sounds, time does fly when you are having fun. The kids spent thoughtful time looking back at work and sharing how they have changed as readers, writers, scientists, mathematicians, artists – the list goes on and on! They revisited their hopes...
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2nd Grade Blog 5/25

Writing During Writer’s Workshop the kids wrote special I Am poems. They also drew  self portraits that shows their uniqueness to accompany the writing. We hope that you enjoyed reading them at the Chumash ceremony! Reading In reading our groups have been busy doing different activities. One group wrote and is performing a student written play based on Junie B. Jones. Another group is learning to summarize a text and put it into writing. Math In math class we wrapped up the unit on time and money. The students practiced solving some more sophisticated multi-step problems that used skills that...
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5/12 – Second Grade Blog

Writing We launched our spring poetry unit this week! The students are learning how to see through a poet’s lense while making observations about objects in their everyday lives. They are working both inside and outside of the classroom in order to notice all different types of things – pencils, flowers, and even objects like the gate around the yard! Reading The second graders are reviewing long vowel sounds and their spelling rules. They are compiling and sorting long a words as they can be spelled in a variety of ways including: vowel consonant vowel a-e, vowel team ai, ending...
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Saying Goodbye to Israel

We woke up at the crack of dawn fully packed and ready to leave our last hotel. After tefillah and breakfast we headed to kayak. This was one of our final exciting group activities. We split up into sections and got into the water. For about a half an hour we were laughing, working, competing, and getting splashed by freezing cold water. Most importantly, we did this together as one. Everyone raced to the finish line in the Jordan River. We rested and ate fresh pizza lunch out in the sun. Then we headed on a two and a half...
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Today we woke up bright and early in the morning at 6:20. We then went to Tefila on the kibbutz that we’re staying at, and after that went to eat breakfast alongside a Christian Dutch tourist group. Following that, some of us befriended cats while others got ready to ride some bikes. After napping on the bus, we arrived at Hula Valley for some bike riding and bird watching! The staff at Hula Valley promptly informed us that due to rain there would be no bike riding. We overcame our initial disappointment once we learned that we would instead be...
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Pre-Shabbat in the North

Today we woke up and took a drive to Rosh Hanikra. We saw the grottoes of the most northwestern spot of Israel. We also took a look at the border with Lebanon. After, we got to have time for pizur for an hour on the boardwalk in Tiberius. Most people bought falafel and ice cream. Then we drove to Aquakef, an obstacle course on the Kinneret. We had so much fun in aquakef and everyone was very sad to leave. We drove up into the Golan Heights where we saw the border with Syria and an amazing view and took...
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Exploring Akko

The 8th grade started off the day with our last meal at the hotel. After a nice breakfast and Tifilah in the amphitheater, we gathered our bags and loaded the bus. We arrived at a super cool international school that hosts high schoolers from Israel, Palestine, and tons of other places all round the world! A few teachers led an activity where they asked the 8th grade to create a way to educate the students about the situation in Israel. Each group discussed their plans and predicted challenges. Later on students from the school came in and talked to Gesher...
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8th Grade Flies High Above Israel

This morning Hannah Senesh’s 8th graders began the day with a wonderful hot air balloon ride with the most spectacular view of Israel, before doing tefilla in the park. 8th graders then spent the rest of the day at the beach, watching the Yom Haatzmaut air show, hanging out in the water, and surfing! We took a surf boarding class, which was a new experience for many, and had an amazing time! After the day at the beach, the 8th grade drove back to the hotel for a fun activity and dinner. We ended the day by visiting a mall...
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