We are so excited to welcome your students back to school! Whether you are a returning family or a new family, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and let you know about this year’s offerings in our culinary department. This is my second year at SDJA (https://www.sdja.com/lunch/) Last year, our focus was fully on our students, ensuring that they had nutritional & sustainable meals. We also reconnected our students with our beautiful Levana’s Garden, harvesting food for our kitchen.
We composted over 3,000 lb. of waste from our kitchen and turn it into soil here on campus rather than ending up in a land fill. We cooked for those in need with upper school students and we developed a middle school elective teaching Jewish traditional cooking from around the world. Our 5th grade class sold egg from our chickens, and we had our very first “Farm Stand” organized by our garden club.
This new school year we hope to continue on our journey of expanding nutritional and educational experiences for your children. We hope to have even more “Farm Stands “and a stronger connection between our classrooms and the garden.
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM:
In response to our surveys, we have added one more meat day to the Hot Lunch program. This year’s meat days will be Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The menu is up and ready for you to start ordering. Here is the link for you to do so.
Dear Parents: Hello and happy summer! I know that, as a community, we are spread far and wide at the moment. I wish you all safe travels and fun wherever you may be. In order to prepare you for a smooth start to the 2018-19 school year, I am providing here some important information that […]
Lauren Mathews grew up in Southern California. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and her teaching credential from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2011. For the past three years, Lauren has been teaching first grade in San Diego. Previously, she taught preschool in Colorado for 2 years. Through San Diego State University, Lauren added a […]
Alli Ramseyer is thrilled to be joining the First Grade teaching team at SDJA. She has been teaching since 2002, after graduating from Vanderbilt University. After teaching in Brooklyn, NY for many years, she received her Masters degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College in Lucy Calkins’ Literacy Specialist program. Her biggest passion is helping spark […]
Ellie Watkins is looking forward to joining the SDJA school community as an Education Specialist. She has been working in the area of Special Education for 20+ years and has an MS in Education (Special Education). She has a California Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential with the added Autism Authorization and a New Jersey Credential as […]
Anna Pelletier is excited to be joining SDJA as a physical education teacher for K-5. Anna is originally from Manchester, England and graduated as a PE Teacher from Liverpool John Moores University in 2014. She has worked at a Jewish summer camp in Pennsylvania for 5 years which is where she met her husband, a San […]
August 10, 2018 Dear Parents, We are following up to confirm the new starting time for our K-5 and 6-12 students to take place in the coming school year. Our new schedule has K-5 beginning their academic day at 8:05am, and our 6-12th graders beginning at 8:20am. (Tuesday remains an 8:20am start for all students, […]
Dear Parents, Over the summer our Director of Security Michael Hoffman relocated to North Carolina to assume a new position that would bring him closer to his family on the East Coast. We wish him much happiness and thank him for his hard work on our behalf. We have a new director of Security and […]
Dear Parents, We are so excited to welcome your students back to school! Whether you are a returning family or a new family, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and let you know about this year’s offerings in our culinary department. This is my second year at SDJA (https://www.sdja.com/lunch/) Last year, […]