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I see myself as the guardian of each student’s childhood, and am committed to filling their days with learning that is significant and meaningful. How do we do that at Mirowitz? Check back here weekly for a window into our school. I will post here on topics ranging academic excellence, meaningful Jewish learning and empowering children to make a difference.

– Cheryl Maayan

A Culture of Kindness

October 28, 2019

“There’s something special about this school. You can feel it when you walk in the door.” That was the assessment of a prospective parent who came for a tour this week. We hear comments like that ALL the time. You know, of course, what they...
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Simchat Torah and The First Read Aloud

October 23, 2019

At Mirowitz, our students appreciate the opportunity to sink into a beanbag chair and enjoy a delicious read-aloud. Little do they know that the read-aloud is not the creation of Audible or even modern literacy educators, but of our ancestor, Ezra, who is credited with...
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Sukkot Reminds Us to Build a Better World

October 16, 2019

Sukkot is a time to remember that we should be outdoors, no matter the weather, and connect with the rhythms of the earth. Spending time immersed in nature inspires us, slows us down and helps us recall some important truths: •We are part of something...
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What We Learn From Children

October 7, 2019

While preparing to give a d’var Torah for Parshat Akeyda at B’nai Amoona, I asked a few students if they had any thoughts about the parsha. One of the 4th graders looked up at me and earnestly asked “Are you sure you want to introduce THAT...
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Going the Extra Mile

October 2, 2019

Every day at Mirowitz, we seek to inspire our students to say “Here I Am” when it comes to caring for the earth. And our students consistently rise to the challenge, restoring prairies, composting food scraps, monitoring water quality, caring for animal habitats, recycling, conserving water...
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