Annette Powers

Dear Family and Friends of Hannah Senesh, I hope you’ve all enjoyed the holiday season.  As some of you know, I have struggled with kidney disease for years and since the summer my kidneys have gotten worse. I have been extremely lucky to have had a swift admittance to the Renal Transplant Program at New York Presbyterian to undergo a kidney transplant. I’m also lucky that my brother Nelson will be my donor and we will undergo the kidney transplant together on January 24th.  I will be out of work for about three months. With just a few weeks to go, I wanted to...
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Middle School Testimonials

What’s Special about Middle School at Hannah Senesh? I’ve been at Senesh since Kindergarten and have noticed a really big change between Middle School and Lower School. In Middle School, you get to make your own choices and the teachers trust you to take care of yourselves. There are also so many great classes and trips that we get to take. The trips are all connected to what we’re learning about and related to our education.  I’m excited to go on a trip to an urban farm in a few weeks and then to Israel in 8th grade! -Isaac Silverman, 6th Grade...
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A 5th Grader Plays in the 8th Grade Musical

By Leela Skolnick and Orly Abel As part of the Journalism and Social Media Chug November 14, 2017 Sylvie Lipskar will be the first fifth grader to play in the band for the Eighth grade musical. We spoke with Sylvie who said she is excited, but a little nervous about the possibility of messing up. Sylvie was initially in our Journalism and Social Media Chug, but then switched to the Orchestra Chug so that she could practice for this upcoming event. She will miss the Journalism Chug, but is very excited to be involved in the eighth grade musical. Sylvie...
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

by Ali Heffez and Ronit Nolte Written as part of the Journalism and Social Media Chug November 16, 2017 One of the hardest time for students is parent/teacher conferences. Many children get scared because they don’t know what their teachers will say to their parents. On the other hand, some children are very confident and happy when it comes to parent/teacher conferences because it’s a time for their parents to be proud of them. When we interviewed some students and teachers about parent/teacher conferences, we noticed that a few fifth graders think that parent/teacher conferences are fine. They feel that...
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Aly Raisman: Born to be a Gymnast

By the Fall  2017 Journalism and Social Media Chug Not only was Aly Raisman born in 1994, she was born to be a gymnast. Aly started gymnastics at an early age and quickly became a strong and confident competitor. Aly first became interested in the sport when she participated in a “Mommy and Me” gymnastics class at the age of two. She went with her mother, who was also a gymnast. Aly loved gymnastics from the very start and began training with coaches. She wasn’t always destined for gold, however. When she was six, while the rest of her gymnastics...
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Aly Raisman talks gold medals, body image, bullying

Olympic gymnast speaks candidly at Senesh School By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle A willingness to work hard and a belief in one’s abilities to overcome obstacles are important keys to success, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman told an audience during a candid discussion at a Carroll Gardens private school. Raisman, a two-time Olympian, was the guest speaker at a recent event at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School, at 342 Smith St., where she was interviewed by journalist Virginia Heffernan about her life, her storied gymnastics career and her Jewish faith. Read the rest here.

Hannah Senesh Offers Scholarships for Girls Entering 3rd Grade in 2018-19 School Year

Families Awarded Scholarships Will Pay Tuition of Only $10K Per Year for Three Years Jewish families with daughters who are in second grade this year and will enter third grade in the fall of 2018 have a unique educational opportunity — the chance to send their child to Hannah Senesh Community Day School at a significant discount on tuition. A scholarship has been established by a group of the School’s most generous supporters to create gender balance for the class of 2024, which currently has more boys than girls. Families who receive the scholarship will only pay $10,000 per year...
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Aly Raisman to share her gold medal secrets

Olympic gymnast is speaker at Hannah Senesh School By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle Brooklyn residents will get a chance to learn the secret to gymnast Aly Raisman’s phenomenal success when the Olympic gold medalist comes to a private school in Carroll Gardens to discuss her brilliant career later this month. Raisman, a two-time Olympian and six-time medalist, will be the guest speaker at the Conservations@Senesh Steinhardt Speaker Series at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith St., on Oct. 24. Raisman will be interviewed by journalist Virginia Heffernan at the event, which will take place at the school at 7:30...
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Welcome to the Third Grade!

Dear Third Grade Families, We hope you had a wonderful summer! Welcome to an exciting year of learning in third grade! The first day of school is fast approaching and we are busy preparing the classrooms. This year, the third grade team includes both new and returning teachers. General studies teacher, Hilary Davis, and general studies associate teacher, Alisa Cohen, are thrilled to be joining the Senesh community. Returning teachers, Ilana Swisa and Aliza Donath are excited to continue their work in third grade, teaching Hebrew and Judaic studies respectively. We would love to find out more about your child...
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