Religious School Report

It is that time of year that we are simultaneously deeply immersed in learning and fun in religious school, enjoying our longer days, later Shabbat lighting times, and our springtime holiday programming… Even as we try to live in the moment like our wise children, we also begin looking toward next year, planning and planting seeds for the future.
This year in review: We began the school year with many new faces, new class days and times, a new Director, an entirely new faculty…It was a LAUNCH year! Some things worked really well, and we made adjustments for other elements.
A glimpse of what’s to come: In our second year of this new program, we will come together to evaluate and improve curricula, increase offerings for our upper grades and teens, plan additional excellent holiday events and turn our fabulous second Shabbat potluck night into a Shabbat dinner club for our families. It is already shaping up to be a rich and joyful year!
Upcoming Events
No school April 20–May 2—Passover and Spring Break—Hag Sameach!
April 8 & May 13; 6 p.m.—Our last two Second Shabbat Family Potlucks. Please RSVP by the Tuesday prior to each date and let us know what you would like to contribute. These are a great time to relax, schmooze and let the kids play together.
Friday April 8—surprise art event for our religious school kids, all grades. Call Anya for a hint of what’s planned, and make sure your child attends class that day, 4-6 PM!
Friday May 6—nature walk to Howarth Park with Shabbat potluck by the lake. Arrival time at CBA 4 p.m. Parents volunteers will join us on our walk, which will be a guided exploration of the exciting world around us. We’ll have Kabbalat Shabbat by the water at 5:30 p.m. and all families come together at 6 p.m. for a scrumptious dinner! RSVP and volunteer for this great event. Pick up will take place at Howarth Park at 6 p.m., with parent supervision during the dinner hour.
Saturday, May 7—Human Race! Our whole school will walk/jog the 3K fun run around Howarth park as our big fundraiser for Youth programs at CBA. Watch for the sign-up sheet and details about race day!
Friday, May 27; 4–6 p.m.—Last day of school and end of year extravaganza!
Early bird special enrollment period for next year ends May 15th. Students with completed registration packets and a filed tuition agreement including first payment or deposit, will enjoy a 20% discount on the years’ tuition! BACNS alum in our PKK class will enjoy a 50% tuition discount if enrolled by this date. We will have a limited number of BACNS first year PreK spots, so early enrollment is strongly encouraged. The 2016–17 registration packets are in the office and available online for download.
USY News
We are proud to say that we now have a minyan of USY’ers, between full members and our three kadima! This is big news for our growing chapter. Miriam Lane, our new Youth Advisor, has agreed to continue next year, leading our teens in great programming, stimulating learning and discussion and service to our community. Go USY!