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Sunday
12/14/2014


Bais Yaakov High School Parent Conferences

9:30-1:30
3333 W. Peterson Ave
Chicago IL 60659


Monday
12/15/2014


Arie Crown Board of Directors Meeting

8 pm
4600 Main
Skokie Il 60076


Monday
12/15/2014


ATT Teacher Education Class - Igniting Greatness In The Children We Love

8-9:30pm




For ATT teachers.

IGNITING GREATNESS IN THE CHILDREN WE LOVE (ATT Course Code EP, CD, ID)                        ICJA Library

This series is a basic introduction for anyone who is new to the Nurtured Heart Approach®. You will learn how to use a set of strategies to shift intense behaviors, ignite success and build richer relationships with your students. You will learn how, with the NHA, you can inspire appropriate behaviors when things are “going right.” Experience new ways to empower yourself with tools to transform children with challenging behaviors (as well as all children) into thriving, successful students.

Day and Time: Monday evenings, 8:00-9:30 pm

Sessions: 2 sessions, Mondays, December 1  & 15,  2014  (1/2 credit)

Presented by: Mrs. Rivky Greenberger, NHA Certified Trainer

 


Wednesday
12/17/2014


CLHDS Preschool Chanukan Interactive Day


5201 W Howard St
Skokie IL 60077


Parents join their preschools for a fun and meaningful interactive experience.

Thursday
12/18/2014


Shaarei Chinuch Montessori Preschool PTC

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2717 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago IL 60645


Parent Teacher Conferences for all current Shaarei Chinuch families.


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Close to 200 parents attended the recent Rabbi Isaac Mayefsky Memorial Lecture featuring Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser. The presentation, entitled “Parenting 2014: The New Guide for Every Parent,” focused on strategies for effecting parenting. Rabbi Goldwasser presented the importance of the following: (a) the uniqueness of every child and the necessity of bringing out every child’s strength (b) the need to teach children Emunah and Middos, (c) accepting a child’s feelings and respecting our children, (d) providing encouragement to children at all times (e) the need to pray for a child’s success and to seek out advice when necessary and (f) being aware of the challenges children face in our technological world. Additional positive parenting suggestions were presented with the goal of raising inspired youth.

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3rd Annual ATT Yedios Klaliyos Program
Close to 50 students in grades 5 - 8 participated in the first test of the ATT Third Annual Yedios Klaliyos Program on November 23, 2014. The Yedios Klaliyos Program continues on December 7th with the second test on Section 2 of the Yedios Klaliyos Study Guide. Students from each of the ATT elementary day schools attended. The ATT extends a hearty Yasher Koach to all of them and recognize their time, effort, and commitment to studying the material. Close to 50 students in grades 5 - 8 participated in the first test of the ATT Third Annual Yedios Klaliyos Program on November 23, 2014. The Yedios Klaliyos Program continues on December 7th with the second test on Section 2 of the Yedios Klaliyos Study Guide. Students from each of the ATT elementary day schools attended. The ATT extends a hearty Yasher Koach to all of them and recognize their time, effort, and commitment to studying the material.

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The Arthur H. and Alice Barbakoff Department of Teacher Education and Development Fall classes are starting. Over 60 teachers have already registered for a series of classes that will be convened between October 2014 and January 2015. These classes cover a variety of topics - e.g. An Overview of Shmittah, Using the Lecture to Its Fullest Potential, Trauma Symptoms in Children Grades K-6, Igniting Greatness in the Children we Love, Using Microsoft Excel to Create a Gradebook, and Using SMART Boards in the classroom.

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The ATT announces this year’s Asher Essay Contest for students, grades 3-12, of its affiliated schools. Established through the generosity of Helen and Norman Asher, the contest provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, their ability to research Jewish topics, and to improve their writing skills. Winners will receive recognition and prizes at the ATT’s Awards Presentation and Annual Meeting. Deadline for essay submission is Monday, January 26, 2015. For more information, visit www.att.org → Students or call 773-973-2828.

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