Welcome back to school and happy 2019! It has been so wonderful seeing all of you and your children this week – hearing fun stories from vacations, coming together for our first Havdalah of 2019, and jumping right back into our learning!
2019 is going to be a busy and fun-filled year at ADAT. In about a month, we will have our incredibleIntergenerational Day, which you and your loved ones will not want to miss. About a month after that, we will have our biennial Jump-a-Thon– raising money for new water-filling stations. And then, on May 4, we have our 2nd Annual Day School Celebration– an evening of fun, food, dancing, and community! Mark your calendars today!
Around campus, you may have noticed that our Adat Ari El Cafeis open for business and expanding its offerings everyday. Groundworks Coffee and Tea has joined us to offer their delicious beverages, and food – fresh from our kosher kitchen! Drop by for a quick drink or snack or stay a while and enjoy the space. The proceeds from the cafe benefits our Building Fund, which pays for security improvements for our students and campus. The cafe’s hours of operation are 7:30AM-4:00PMeach day, with the exception of Tuesday, when they are open until 6:00PM. Now you can start skipping your daily trip to Starbucks for a cup of coffee!
On that note, earlier today, I sent out an update on ourSecurity Town Hall meeting. In it, I mentioned that we will be postponing our previously scheduled meeting for this coming Tuesday, due to the date change of the audit. We are, however, continuing to pursue the other aspects of our security plan. We will update you when we have new information to share, but please be assured of our ongoing commitment to ensuring the safety of everyone on our campus, especially your children.
It’s only the first week back, but we are most definitely back in action. We look forward to sharing in 2019 with you and your children.
Wishing you a fulfilling year ahead and a Shabbat Shalom,