Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The end of an era

Today marks not only the last day of school for J, but the end of an era: his last day at Solomon Schechter Day School.

Overall, it has been a good experience. I like how the general studies and Jewish studies were separate but equal, and how one informed the other. Middle school, though, has been a rough transition: lots of teachers, lots of different expectations.  And this year has been particularly difficult. So we decided to switch him over to public school for next year, so he is leaving the school he's attended for 9 years. It's a big transition for him, and for me, as well. I never felt 100% comfortable or connected to this school, or to the other parents. And as the years go on, it's harder to feel connected because we are in the school so little. I'm hoping for the best, and for some increased independence and maturity for J. Fingers crossed.

Anyway, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. So here are some photos:
This is J with his first kindergarten teacher
 

He adored Schechter Soccer
 
 
More soccer


Second grade


Third grade - State Fair


Math fair - 5th grade
 
 
First Torah reading - 5th grade
 
 
Grandparent's Day -7th grade - 2013

Farewell, Solomon Schechter Day School! Thanks for the good stuff, and hope you can figure out how to fix the not-so-good stuff!

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