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Socializing in the time of Social Distancing

My role as our Pardes Jewish Day School Counselor is relatively straightforward… I am here to help everyone interact with each other and the world as easily and with as much joy as possible. As I adjust to our new (and don’t forget, temporary) normal, I realize that the nature and quality of those interactions […]

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Happy National School Counseling Week! Get to Know our School Counselor

The week of February 3 – February 7, 2020 is National School Counseling Week.  Pardes Jewish Day School recognizes the importance of having a full-time school counselor on campus and the many benefits it provides our students, faculty and parents at all grade levels. Jodi Woodnick is a licensed social worker who has been working […]

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Fifth Graders Write and Produce Play on Ancient Egypt

As a culminating activity for Mrs. Luther’s fifth grade social studies unit on Ancient Egypt, students created their own play, The Case of the Missing Pharaoh. Each student was significantly involved in the creation and production of the play. Students wrote the script, researched costumes, directed the play, selected the music, developed the choreography, and […]

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Community Celebrates Pardes at the Cirque du Pardes Gala

January 27, 2020 – Sunday, January 26th was an evening of celebration at the annual Pardes Gala.  Chaired by third grade parents Tricia and Phil Beron, this year’s Cirque du Pardes theme at The Clayton House did not disappoint.  Bright festival colors and Cirque-like decor, including a stilt walker, contortionist and human hors d’oeuvres table, […]

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Pardes Launches "Chat with a Current Parent" Feature on Website

January 23, 2020 – Pardes Jewish Day School is thrilled to announce a new “Chat with a Current Parent” feature on our Pardes website. If you are a prospective parent considering Pardes for your children, talking to one of our Online Pardes Parent Ambassadors about their experience is now just a few clicks away!  Each […]

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An Inside Look at the Makerspace at Pardes

Have you ever marveled at a new discovery or innovation that changed the world and wondered, why didn’t I think of that? As a parent, have you considered how to give your children the skills they’ll need to be visionaries and creators in this rapidly-changing, complex world? With a view toward building today’s students into […]

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Kindergarten and First Grade Students Share Writing Advice

November 15th is National “I Love to Write” Day. In honor of this day, several kindergarten and first grade students shared their tips on how to be a good writer. Whether tips on how to develop a story idea to spelling a difficult word, these students have great advice for new writers. Pardes kindergarten and […]

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Kindergartners Explore in Middle School Science Lab

It is typical to see science lessons taking place in kindergarten classrooms. However, how often do you walk into an 8th grade science lab and see it filled with kindergarteners working hand in hand with their older counterparts? Pardes kindergartners are given this special opportunity to conduct experiments with their 8th grade science buddies several […]

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Students Shine in Lower School Fall Musicals

Pardes Jewish Day School recognizes the many benefits of a performing arts program for students at all grade levels. This year the School is thrilled to announce the addition of Lower School theatrical productions in addition to the longstanding Middle School Spring Play and all-school Chanukah Show. Under the direction of new Performing Arts Director […]

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