The Lerner Jewish Community Day School Blog

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Aug 27

Acts of Loving Kindness

I hope you had a wonderful first week of school with your children, because we had a fantastic first week with them here at Lerner.  Our first week was filled with smiles, learning, and kindness. As we do every year, we again have new students in each class. Our returning... read more →
Aug 20

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to school everyone! It was such a pleasure for me to stand at the front door and welcome our students back into Lerner Monday morning.  It has been two and a half months since school ended in June, but it seems much longer.  While the building is rarely... read more →
Nov 20
Nov 20

STEM Education

My first year, last year, I had the opportunity to step back and take a look at the academics of Lerner and start to plot an academic vision for Lerner. I have extraordinary resources at my disposal and the words of Pat Basset, past President of NAIS, and research about... read more →
Nov 20

English as a Second Language

At Lerner, we consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with students from countries throughout the world. Students who speak English as a second (or third) language face challenges adjusting socially, academically, and logistically to school, and we endeavor to make Lerner a welcoming, supportive environment for... read more →
Sep 11

Kol Shofar, The Voice of the Shofar

Each Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning the 4th and 5th grade students gather in the library to pray. Since the beginning of the school year, we have marked the conclusion of prayers by blowing the shofar. This causes the students to erupt into a joyous laughter. The act of listening... read more →
Sep 11

Light Rail Maintenance Facility Update

As many of you know, Go Triangle, a partnership of public transportation agencies and organizations funded to promote commuter benefits in the Triangle, has been working on a proposed Durham-Chapel Hill Light Rail Transit Project.  We wanted to take a moment to provide the community with an update on where... read more →