Themes

Themes

Bnos Yisroel Elementary is focusing on Kavod this school year. The girls will seek out ways to give kavod to others and by doing so becoming deserving of respect themselves. We welcomed Mrs. Liebman for a special kick off activity where the girls enjoyed music and interacted with multiple grades.

At our Rosh Chodesh Kislev assembly Mrs. Turk once again brought out the theme as she encouraged the elementary students to UNLOCK KINDNESS. First, there was a skit demonstrating lack of respect on the playground, in the hallway, at lunch tables, and during group work, then she challenged the girls to learn how to unlock kindness to address these scenarios.

The Elementary students played a game that brought out five messages through hands on activities. For example the 4th code was in a card sized envelope. When the card opened it appeared blank. Students had to use UV light pens to read the message which said, “Look for everyone’s hidden beauty.” By the end of the activity they had uncovered all five messages below:

5 Secrets to Kavod Chaveiros

  1. “Words can build and destroy”
  2. “Everyone has weaknesses and that’s okay”
  3. “The feelings of hurt can never be erased.”
  4. “Look for everyone’s hidden beauty.”
  5. “Treat everyone the way you would want to be treated”
Thank You Hashem

Thank You Hashem

Bnos Yisroel is running a school wide THANK YOU HASHEM CAMPAIGN. Teachers, as well as students are joining together to recognize the many Chasadim that are done for us each day. 

Professional Development: Pnimi

Professional Development: Pnimi

Bnos Yisroel provides ongoing professional development to our staff.  We welcomed back Mrs. Faigie Zelcer for a full morning of professional development to continue to understand and address the challenges in today’s society. Mrs. Zelcer shared inspiring stories and insights regarding the halachos and hashkafos of tznius. She described the difference between “ I am a body and I have a neshama” vs. an attitude of “I am a neshama and I have a body.” When girls are trained to tap into the internal then they experience life, the kedusha of a yom tov and friendships on a deeper level. They also develop greater self respect. This workshop was attended by our Limudei Kodesh teachers in Grades 1-12. The teachers enjoyed a light lunch as part of the program and animated conversation and questions could be overheard as the teachers considered the best way to implement these fundamental tznius concepts into their classrooms. 

Darcheinu

Darcheinu

Bnos Yisroel introduced Darcheinu, an innovative learning experience that our sixth graders will be participating in this year. This program, through a series of interactive classroom lessons, has been proven to guide Middle School students in developing age-appropriate social-emotional competencies. The Darcheinu curriculum has been written by a team of mental health professionals and mechanchim who truly understand the daily struggles and challenges our students face each day.

Bnos Yisroel is proud of our partnership with both Penimi and The Digital Citizenship project. We have incorporated the important values that these programs bring into the Darcheinu curriculum to provide the most well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience for the girls.

The Darcheinu curriculum is under the guidance and approval of Rav Elya Brudny shlit”a. Our Middle School Yedid Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Hindy Motzen, LCSW-C, will be facilitating the class on a bi-weekly basis over the next few months.

Burn to Learn

Burn to Learn

Bnos Yisroel Middle School is offering a cross-curricular, hands-on, learning opportunity to enrich our students’ learning experiences.  Read on to find out more…