Let’s Get Together

February 6, 2023

You may have chosen Mirowitz for your children, but you get something valuable for yourself as well: a community of families, teachers who value your partnership, and administrators who are here to support you.

As we approach the third anniversary of a pandemic that kept parents apart from the school and each other, let’s come back together and strengthen our community.

I’d like to invite you to join me for the first of what I hope will become bi-annual grade-level parent meetings.

It is my experience that these meetings — which allow us to hear each others laughter and questions, admire the profound differences in our children, and understand our shared commitment to their growth — lead to deeper relationships and a stronger foundation for our children.

I’m sure you agree that Mirowitz is a special place to grow up. Our children form deep bonds as they move through elementary and middle school. They graduate with leadership skills, an understanding of who they are, and a desire to better the world around them. Throughout the years, there are celebrations and sometimes challenges.

Grade-level meetings will give us opportunities to acknowledge both, and remind of the common cause that brought us into each others’ lives — the education, care, and love of the children.

At our meetings, we may discuss learning goals and social dynamics. We may explore what is developmentally appropriate at a particular age or stage, or the reason for various homework tasks. You will have opportunities to ask questions and also to share your experiences.

Often parents find that their peers have the same questions, struggles and successes as their own, and feel relieved to know their experiences are not theirs alone.

Please mark your calendar, arrange for a babysitter, and plan to join me for your grade-level meeting.

  • Kindergarten:  Tuesday, March 28 @ 7 p.m. 
  • Grade 1:  Thursday, May 4 @ 7 p.m.
  • Grade 2:  Thursday, April 27 @ 7 p.m.
  • Grade 3:  Monday, March 20 @ 7 p.m.
  • Grade 4:  Thursday, March 9 @ 7 p.m.
  • Grade 5: Wednesday, March 29 @ 7 p.m.
  • Grade 6:  Tuesday, February 28 @ 7 p.m.
  • Grade 7:  Tuesday, February 21 @ 7 p.m.
  • Grade 8: Monday, May 1 @ 7 p.m.

Ideally, we will hold these parent gatherings at a family’s home. If you are able to host for your grade, please let me know.

Your children are forging bonds that will last a lifetime, and you should have that opportunity, too. I look forward to spending time with you.

Shabbat Shalom,