Head of School Corner

Friday, March 09, 2018

Dear Parents,


You will be receiving a letter about a significant challenge grant our school has received (a copy is attached).  A Lippman School family has pledged $10,000 in matching donations for gifts received in the month of March to support the development of our partnership with the Dali School in Foshan, China.  This programs impacts each child in the school through teacher exchange, something we intend to make an annual part of our curriculum.  This challenge grant is crucial for our school to develop and maintain important programs like our sister school partnership, it also shows our community how dedicated our parents are to this unique and important learning opportunity.  While not every family can make such an additional investment in our school, beyond their tuition dollars, every family can make some gift –no gift is to small and all are tax deductible- to help us meet this match!  Donations can be made on-line at: http://www.thelippmanschool.org/MarchMadness, or by sending a check or calling the school so we can process a credit card payment.


There are two important learning experiences that we want to invite parents or friends of families to participate in this month.


Wednesday, March 21st at 6:15, we will be viewing a movie called “ScreenAgers.” Following the movie Rabbi Josh Brown, Rabbi at Temple Israel and a Lippman parent, will moderate a discussion related to topics in this award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world.  We are inviting parents and our middle school students to this event.  Parents, middle school and high school students from the community are invited.  The event is free and a light dinner will be served.  Reservations are required. The flyer is attached, please share.


Friday, March 23rd at 1:30 in the Shaw JCC Auditorium we are inviting up to two “Very Important People” (grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend of the family, or mom/dad) to join us for a Passover Experience.  The entire school will come together to learn about elements of the Passover holiday as well as some of the important Jewish customs and universal values that we experience during this time.  While not mandatory for students to have a V.I.P., we hope someone from your family can join us.  A form will be going home with your child today so that you can let us know who will be participating.

Shabbat Shalom.

Have a great weekend,

Sam Chestnut 

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