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Adam Eilath and Nicole Haire

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Dear Wornick Parents,

Thank you so much to our parents, middle schoolers, and teachers for a wonderful two days of conferences. We thank our teachers for their hard work in preparing for these individualized discussions, and our parents and middle schoolers for their engagement in this important process.

It has been an incredibly special week that included moving community gatherings for Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmaut. Thank you to all who were able to join us. Moments like these truly remind us how connected we remain, even during this "physically distanced" time. 

Remote Learning Survey
Thank you very much to everyone who shared their feedback in the latest remote learning survey. Based on the feedback we have received, we will be making adjustments in TK-3 to add additional synchronous learning time. 

These additional sessions are currently being entered into students' Google calendars, and can be accessed the same way that students access their current meetings -- through or, while logged into their Wornick Google accounts. These additional sessions will begin Monday, May 4, so please be sure to have your child check their updated schedules Sunday evening. An updated schedule will also be emailed to grades TK-3. 

For all grades, please remember that your student's one on one check in time with a teacher can be used for academics, social emotional support, or a combination of both. Each student's check in will be tailored to his or her needs based on the current topics, your child's progress, and his or her social/emotional well-being. Please also reach out to your teacher if you need to schedule additional time with them for support or clarification of an assignment. Finally, if you are having technical challenges, please contact with your questions or concerns. 

Introducing Tamar and Noam! Shinshinim - Visiting Israeli Young Ambassadors
We have some very exciting news. We are delighted to share that we will have two Israeli young ambassadors joining our school next year. They are part of a Jewish Agency program that sends Israeli high school graduates to volunteer in Jewish communities around the world for a 10-month period prior to beginning their army service. Their names are Noam and Tamar, and they will be engaging with our community, helping to plan programming, and interacting with our students throughout the day, and at Gesher. Please join me in warmly welcoming them to Wornick. We invite you to view this video to get to know them.   

Next Week's Community Gatherings
Monday, May 4th, 8:30-9am Havdallah
Thursday, May 7th, 8:30-9am Tefillah
Friday, May 8th, 2:30-3pm Kabbalat Shabbat

Virtual Lag B'Omer, May 11, 5:30-8:30pm
We have been working with the PJCC and community partners to shift the Lag B'Omer experience to be a virtual one. Please save the date and more details to follow soon! 

Upcoming Events
As we head into the end of the year, there are many upcoming events. Staff is working hard to ensure that these special moments continue, albeit in a virtual way. Please save the following dates and be on the lookout for further details: 

May 7 - 7pm - Welcome Orientation for New Families and Incoming TK/Kindergarten (for parents)
May 11 - 5:30-8:30pm - Lag B'Omer Virtual Celebration
May 22 - 9am-12pm Middle School Color Wars
May 26 - Athletics Celebration
May 27 - 7th Grade Tzedakah Celebration
May 28 - 8th Grade Portfolio Presentations
June 2 - 5th Grade Promotion
June 3 - 8th Grade Graduation
June 4 - Last Day of School Celebration

We are also grateful to the PTO, who is hard at work making adjustments to their plans and will be sharing those shortly. 

Thank you again to our community - our hardworking teachers, engaged students, and supportive parents. Wishing you a restful Shabbat and continued health.  

In partnership,
Adam and Nicole