On Tuesday morning at 8am we open our doors for the 2017-2018 school-year. A new school year presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new teachers, and new friends to be made. This year we’ll see an extraordinary playground rising in the Early Childhood Center. We’ll have a new executive chef, Gisselle Wellman, preparing student lunches and integrating our garden-based produce into exciting new menus. Our first-ever Chief Jewish Officer, Rabbi Phil Graubart, will bring creativity, community-based learning and prodigious energy to Jewish life in our school. We have a new learning management system, Canvas, replacing Edline, and facilitating improved school-home communications. We have gone green, with new LED lighting replacing most fluorescents, generating savings in energy and precious school resources.
Newness alone, however, does not produce a top-tier education for our students. We ourselves – teachers, parents, students – must be willing to be caught up in the excitement and rebirth that are possible with each new year. Starting a new year gives us all the opportunity to design new strategies, implement new ideas, and build new connections with each other.
We can be very proud of what we achieve at San Diego Jewish Academy – in our classrooms, in our academic achievements, and in the arts – but our achievements are not due to complacency and satisfaction with the status quo. Our school is what it is because a group of dedicated men and women, whether parents, teachers, coaches or staff, have a common goal – to always do what is best for our students – and are always looking for ways to achieve that goal, together.
We look forward to welcoming you to school on Tuesday morning. May this coming year be a special one for all of us!
Welcome! On Tuesday morning at 8am we open our doors for the 2017-2018 school-year. A new school year presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new teachers, and new friends to be made. This year we’ll see an extraordinary playground rising in the Early Childhood Center. We’ll have a new executive chef, Gisselle Wellman, […]
Shanah Tovah. It’s great to back at San Diego Jewish Academy – but this time as teacher and administrator! When my children grew up here, I was often on campus as a parent or, occasionally, as a community rabbi. But now I have the great honor and privilege of contributing professionally to the institution that […]
We are pleased to announce that Executive Chef Giselle Wellman has joined SDJA as Director, Food Services. In this leadership role Chef Giselle will be responsible for developing SDJA’s hot lunch program, internal catering, and culinary educational programs. After completing her culinary education at Le Cordon Bleu Academie d’Art Culinaire in Mexico City, she further […]
Please print the Temporary Parking Permits that were attached in the Back to School Forms email. You will need this Temporary Permit to get onto the SDJA campus until September 1st. Permanent Parking Permits will be mailed to each family the week of August 28th (only if you have submitted the Back to School Forms). […]
Meet your fantastic ECC, GMLS, and MUS PTO Chairs for 2017-2018! Click Here ECC: We are excited to welcome Trish Shaw as our returning PTO Chair for 2017-2018 school year. Trish has a preschooler, high schooler and 2 older daughters. She originates from Florida and enjoys running Half Marathons and will be busy planning a […]