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Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Beautiful Game, By Michael Quigley, Head of Upper School

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Although the origin of the saying, The Beautiful Game, is disputed, most observers of international football (soccer here in the US), credit either the English announcer Stuart Hall or Brazilian footballer Didi for using the phrase to depict the most popular sport in the world. The Beautiful Game term is usually used to describe the […]

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Homo Ludens, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Dear parents, Our 36th anniversary soiree is now sold out. We rented out a huge space (an airport hangar!) filled it with chairs and table in every imaginable way and still sold out of tickets. The tickets were pricey – by our standards – and we still sold out. Why? Why do so many people […]

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Safety and Security

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Security is always on our minds these days. We have upgraded the perimeter security on campus and have trained our security personnel to be vigilant, on their toes and professionally suspicious. This Tuesday, February 16th, we will not have school for our students so that our faculty, staff and all employees can undergo security training. […]

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Yitro, By Rabbi Nathan Laufer, Scholar in Residence (1/25-29)

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Thank you for hosting me as the SDJA scholar-in-residence in your wonderful community. It was a special privilege to be able to meet with and teach three groups of upper school students, two representative groups of parents, the entire school staff and faculty, the school’s senior leadership and several of the schools major donors. Having […]

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