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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

Invent Your Own Recipe

February 8, 2021

Hallel’s 1 Skillet Egg Breakfast Ingredients: – 1 medium or ½ russet potato – 2 large eggs – 1 ½ cups vegetables of your choice.  I recommend broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, and/or asparagus. -1.5 tablespoons oil -⅛ teaspoon of salt -a few grinds of pepper...
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More Than A School

October 26, 2020

Mirowitz is more than simply a place where children learn to be mathematicians and scientists, effective writers and inquisitive readers. Intellectual growth should be a given at any school. But at Mirowitz, it is our intention that students reach their potential as learners and as...
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Starting the Day with Meaning

March 9, 2020

When you were a child, did you start each morning considering how you would be your best self? Did you think about concepts like gratitude, your role in your community, connections with your ancestors, happiness? Me neither! But your lucky children do that every day....
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What Does It Take to Grow a Leader?

March 2, 2020

I received a letter a few weeks ago from a member of our Jewish community. He happened to be present when three Mirowitz students spoke about racial justice at a Creve Coeur Coffee with the Mayor. And he was at gala for the Allergy and...
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