Head of School Corner

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dear Parents,
Today, Maestra Kogan (our Spanish teacher) led us in a wonderful celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. She received additional support from Jackie Rossero. The experience for our entire community included food, music and dance. Maestra Kogan, a native of Mexico City, brings wonderful cultural experiences from her own tradition to our school.
On a related note… As you know, our week of festivities with our Northern Cheyenne community begins on September 26th. Here are a few key dates that include experiences for you to participate:
· Saturday, September 29th our annual Havdalah and Bonfire at 7:30 PM, JCC pavilion, this includes a family camp out opportunity
· Sunday, September 30th 4-6 PM an Authentic Native Foods Dinner, JCC pavilion
· Monday, October 1st, 1:00 PM North American First People’s Day Walk
The Authentic Native Foods Dinner will feature an authentic dishes including some that are being prepared with our Northern Cheyenne friends. The Akron Beacon Journal did a great write-up of this experience which you can read at this link:
Ticket and sponsorship opportunities available for this event can be purchased at the following link:
The first ever City of Akron North American Frist People’s Day Walk on October 1st at 1:00 will begin at Portage Path CLC in Highland Square. This new day of recognition in Akron is the result of our students’ and tribal members’ testimonies at Akron City Council last year. It will be a historic moment for the city of Akron and our school.
Shabbat Shalom.
Have a great weekend,
Sam Chestnut
Head of School

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