While classrooms and whiteboards may have changed to laptops and living rooms, some parts of Rashi will never change. We continue to maintain a learning community that models our shared core values and ensures that everyone feels connected and cared for.
Rashi’s library was full of joy, concentration, and quiet reading voices this past Monday, when over 20 grandparents spent the morning reading books with our Kindergarten through Grade 2 students in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
There are many things that make Rashi special, but one in particular is the multigenerational program with its neighbor, Hebrew Senior Life, NewBridge on the Charles. With its close proximity, Rashi students have opportunities to visit the residents at NewBridge throughout the year by simply walking across the street.
What makes a family a family? This was the essential question that launched our Grade 1 Family Unit. While we agreed that we are all part of a family, we also agreed that families can be similar and different, and that's a wonderful thing! As we started recording their ideas, students realized that there are so many ways to describe what makes a family a family.
More than 300 grandparents and special friends gathered at Rashi on Friday, October 25 to share an afternoon highlighted by a luncheon, meaningful classroom visits with students, and joyful Kabbalat Shabbat services.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the perfect times to establish family traditions. At The Rashi School, we challenge our kindergarten through eighth grade students to imagine how they can commemorate these holidays in a way that is distinctive to their families.
As the fifth-period bell rang, middle school students settled into their seats while teachers and staff enveloped the back of the crowded room. Everyone waited attentively for the speaker, David Miller, PhD, to begin his presentation. The topic: climate change.
This year, the third- and fourth-grade choir worked hard on their singing, their choral skills, blending their voices in beautiful harmony while listening to each other, playing many different instruments, dancing together, choreographing their dances, and more.