Message from the Director
I hope all parents know that my door is literally always open – if you have visited the office you are aware that I do not even have a door! Parent participation is in integral part of Kavod’s success and I want to hear from you. Whether it be with suggestions or concerns, I welcome parent meetings and hope you feel that you can always reach out to me for whatever reason.
Over the past year, Kavod has implemented: Kavod Families, the Pledge of Allegiance, Guest PE Coaches, improved upon our values curriculum, hosted assemblies and school events, and included many other activities, which all derived from parent feedback. Just today, thanks to a parent suggestion, we had a firetruck and policeman visit the Kindergarten class. At the Kavod Parent Committee level, the fundraising efforts and social events are designed by and implemented by parents. Without parent support, feedback and recommendations these programs and activities would not have come to fruition.
If you have a suggestion, feedback or a concern, I want to hear from you. I welcome individual parent meetings, but I am also around at drop off/pick up, the KPC meetings and the board meetings, and I host informal opportunities to “chat with the director over coffee.” These “chats” will begin occurring more frequently. Chats over Coffee will also be hosted by the Board President, Tamar Caspi, the Kavod Parent Representative to the Board, Svetlana Sowers, and the Kavod faculty!
The next “chats” with the Director are set for December 17th at 7:30am, after the KPC meeting on January 6th and then January 8th at 7:30.
The faculty have the following dates for you to join them in an informal Coffee Chat forum, I will be at these as my schedule permits:
- Kindergarten -December 15th at 2:45pm
- First Grade – January 13th at 2:45pm
- Second Grade – December 16th at 2:45pm
- Third Grade – January 13th at 7:30am
- Ronit for the Hebrew team – January 27th at 2:45pm
Tamar and Svetlana will be setting their date/time soon. We always welcome parents at the board meeting, too! The next board meeting is this Friday. December 12th at 1pm. Board meeting dates/times are updated on the Kavod Event Calendar: https://kavodcharter.org/kavod-event-calendar/
There are a plethora of ways to get involved and to have your voice heard. Feel free to email myself at email@example.com, join the parent committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to your parent representative Svetlana Sowers at Svetlana_Sowers@vwr.com.
I sincerely love our Kavod community. Together we are building an amazing program!
I hope to hear from you – my door is always open,
– Alexa Greenland, Director