The arts and social justice go hand-in-hand

For the first time in many years, The Rashi School’s choir participated in Kol Haneshama – a Boston-area Jewish day school choir convention. There were seven choirs present from the Boston area, ages Kindergarten through high school. With the intent of raising charitable support for HIAS, a non-profit organization (and former Tamchui honoree) whose mission is to provide humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, more … Continue reading The arts and social justice go hand-in-hand

Thoughts on Gratitude at Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of my thoughts and reading this month have been centered around gratitude and how it can help our overall wellness, happiness, and sense of self and belonging. The following quote from “The Benefits of Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude,” (Psychology Today, Nov 18, 2014) stuck with me. I plan on sharing it with our students, and I wanted … Continue reading Thoughts on Gratitude at Thanksgiving

The War With Grandpa: Raising our Consciousness about Elders and Examining Stereotypes and Myths

by Stephanie Rotsky, Social Justice Coordinator Eight years ago, The Rashi School made an intentional move to build our school on the NewBridge campus to be part of a multi-generational community. Its move was, in part, inspired by Rashi’s longstanding relationship with Hebrew Rehab in Roslindale – one that began over 20 years ago by five second-grade students and their families with the Mitzvah Makers … Continue reading The War With Grandpa: Raising our Consciousness about Elders and Examining Stereotypes and Myths

Encouraging Growth Mindset in Our Children

At Rashi, we want all of our students to think of themselves as capable learners who will inevitably make mistakes and learn from them. We want them to recognize the value of hard work, persistence, and risk-taking. To help them, we need to be mindful about what we model for them. Here are some suggestions to instill a growth mindset in your child. Continue reading Encouraging Growth Mindset in Our Children

Professional Development for Teachers Over the Summer

At Rashi, the summertime is a vital two and a half months during which our faculty rests, recharges, and prepares for the coming school year. As a school that encourages in our students a life-long love of learning, we are proud to report that many of our faculty are participating in some prestigious summer programs that recognize their capacity to contribute to Rashi’s classrooms and … Continue reading Professional Development for Teachers Over the Summer

Math Olympiad Team Earns High Award

Rashi’s 4th, 5th and 6th graders competed as a team in this year’s Math Olympiad competition. Collectively, they earned the Highest Team Achievement award to honor their being among the top 10% of all teams in the Elementary School division. The Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS) is an international organization that tests nearly 170,000 participants from 6,000 teams worldwide. “Every Rashi 4th, … Continue reading Math Olympiad Team Earns High Award