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Thanksgiving Feast is approaching...

Thursday, 18 November, 2010 - 1:51 pm

Dear Zimmer and Olam Families:
Our Thanksgiving Feast is approaching- the children will be preparing for a joyous holiday celebration.
Malkie and I are writing to you to ask your help in giving our Feast a slight “twist” this year.
Our staff works tirelessly helping your children comprehend and internalize the concepts of thankfulness, helping, empathy, gratefulness, etc. We practice using caring words, word of gratitude and acting in kind and thoughtful ways to each other. We talk about respect for each other, for our parents, for other adults. We promote acts of kindness towards others. Some of our children will create cards to express these thoughts, some will sing songs, some will create short plays. Your child’s morah seeks to facilitate your child’s development, self awareness and self worth. The children spend many waking hours with caring adults who do this because it’s a life’s mission to spend their time and energy working with children and their families.
This year we want to enhance the experience. We’d like to suggest that as parents you/we spend a few moments thanking the morahs at school who mentor, guide and counsel your children.
Our “Feast program” will include a few minutes for you to create a card, note,
poem, picture- a written expression- that expresses thanks to your child’s teacher. The teachers are not aware of this part of the program and it will not be a shared activity with your child. Rather, it is an opportunity to create tangible adult to adult confirmation that we all appreciate the value of our teachers’ efforts. You need not think of an elaborate statement, a simple thank-you will do. At the end of the feast, we will leave a few moments for you to approach your child’s morah to give her your note or card.

Thank you for “lending” us your children all week long. We appreciate your confidence in our ability to create an emotionally safe, intellectually stimulating environment.

Thank you, in advance, for helping our morahs’ know how much you appreciate their commitment.
L’hitraot, see you at the Feast!
Malkie and Ann



Comments on: Thanksgiving Feast is approaching...

Isidora wrote...

First and foremost I am thakfnul for the sacrifice that Jesus made for me and everyone else. I am also so thakfnul for the wonderful husband and family in which God has blessed me with. I am also thakfnul for the wonderful pets I have. I am thakfnul for the roof over my head, the food that I have, and most of all the people that God has put in my life. Sure there are hard times but there are also good times. Life is about growing and learning and I do not regret any of it. Thank you God for everything!

Lupita wrote...

Pumpkin cranberry bread is alywas a hit, and you can make it a couple days ahead.,,FOOD_9936_20765,00.htmlI've also baked this in a muffin pan for brunch Thanksgiving morning. Bake at same temp, but start testing for doneness after 15 min or so.You could also make a compound butter by blending softened unsalted butter with some pumpkin pie spice.