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Changing the Narrative on Jewish Day Schools

Much has been made about the “crisis” of enrolment at GTA Jewish day schools and I want to acknowledge the concerns in our community about this state of affairs. Yet, while it is true that several schools are closing their campuses, the exaggerated narrative we hear is that the Jewish day school system in Toronto […]

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How to Help Your Kid Develop a Growth Mindset

One evening my parents and I were sitting around my living room watching my 2-year-old son put together a puzzle. After days of working on the same puzzle, he finally finished it and clapped for himself. “He’s brilliant. I knew he would be smart,“ my dad said. Of course his saba thinks his grandson is […]

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Kids Can be Changemakers

In my first year at Bialik, it came to me when I was speaking to a Grade 3 class. A child raised his hand and said to me, “Where are OUR student council representatives, Mrs. Greenberg?” He was clearly thinking that he wanted to have someone he knew representing HIS voice and HIS interests as […]

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3 Things to Look Out For to Help Kids Understand How They Learn!

I played baseball for over 16 years, mostly as a catcher. Throughout my playing career, I was often successful because I was able to quickly recognize my strengths and, more importantly, my weaknesses. For example, I may not have been able to hit a home run, but I knew how to get on a base. […]

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Bialik — A Place I Call Home

When my son Zane started at Bialik in September 1995, I never imagined how my family life would become intertwined with Bialik — as a parent, community member and as the Executive Director for the past four years. I always knew that, at Bialik, Jewish values and a caring community were front and centre, but […]

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Developing STEM Curriculum – Learning more than what meets the eye!

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) might be the most talked-about education buzzword of the last 10 years. It is spoken about daily and most schools want to have a STEM program. But what does this really mean? More importantly, what does it mean to us at Bialik? STEM is a popular term that is […]

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The Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

October 28, 2018   Dear Bialik Parents, Together with the rest of the world, we are appalled by the tragic events that took place at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh yesterday. Many of us have connections to that community and we are all shocked when Jews anywhere are targeted because of who we […]

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NEWS RELEASE: Bialik North Opens an Additional Grade 1 Class

MEDIA RELEASE Media Contact: Lydia Levin Director of Marketing and Communications Bialik Hebrew Day School llevin@bialik.ca 416-783-3346 ext. 235 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BIALIK NORTH OPENS AN ADDITIONAL GRADE 1 CLASS York Region, ON: Bialik Hebrew Day School’s Himel Branch will open an additional Grade 1 class for the 2019-20 school year. “We couldn’t be more […]

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ShinShinim – Bringing the Spirit of Israel to Bialik

“They are coming! Are they here yet?” Then, to thunderous applause “they” walk into our opening school assembly. Who could generate such excitement in school? The Boys in Blue? The Raptors? Drake? None of the above. “Who?” you ask. The ShinShinim, of course! Whoever said: “Dreams come a size too big so we can grow […]

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The Bounce-Back Factor: How Kids Learn Resilience

As parents and educators, we should never underestimate the gift of failure. I am sure you can recall a time when your child came home feeling disappointed. Perhaps they didn’t make it onto a sports team or they received a lower-than-expected grade. You, as the parent, probably felt a mix of emotions; this is natural, […]

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