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Behind the Scenes of the “Boxed Lunch” Program

When JPDS-NC began more than 25 years ago, there were only a handful of students. At that time, many things were handled by parent volunteers, including lunch. Parents ordered pizza for the students, and distributed it as needed. All of these years later, lunch is still organized by a dedicated group of parent volunteers. Now referred to as “Boxed Lunch,” Primary Parents provides students and staff members with food options for each day of the …

November 2, 2016 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Volunteering|Tags: Primary Parents|

Tikkun Olam: JPDS-NC in the Community

One of the core values that informs and inspires life at JPDS-NC is Tikkun Olam (Transforming the World). This year, members of our school community have cooked, cleaned, painted, danced, served, gleaned, organized, and supported a variety of causes. We are inspired by seeing our students embrace this value so wholeheartedly, and by the parents, alumni, faculty, and staff who have participated in volunteer efforts in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. JPDS-NC is currently participating in a Food Drive to support the …

April 7, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Student Life, Volunteering|Tags: Dance, Primary Parents, Tikkun Olam|

Meet the 2016 Purim Ball Honorees

On March 20th, the JPDS-NC community will gather at the National Press Club for the event of the year! Together, we will celebrate JPDS-NC’s success, show our support for the school, and recognize eight outstanding parents for their years of service and dedication to the community. Take a read below to learn more about this year’s honorees and their JPDS-NC experience, and buy your tickets to the ball today! Laurie and Daniel Brumberg: “We want one …

JPDS-NC Volunteers in the Community

Part of our mission at JPDS-NC is to teach our students to become knowledgeable, responsible Jews and citizens. Through learning and action, we foster an environment that inspires and deepens our students’ commitment to Jewish living and values, to the community at large, and to the people and state of Israel. Through in-school programs such as Yom Chesed (Good Deeds Day) and the Shuk for Shalom, classroom-based mitzvah projects, the drives and volunteer opportunities sponsored …

Volunteer Spotlight: Abigail Sharon

JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Abigail Sharon. Interviewer: What is your volunteer role? Abigail: I produced and directed the JPDS-NC film and was privileged to work with the school’s amazing staff members. Why volunteer at JPDS-NC? Volunteering at JPDS-NC is a way to show our kids that when you …

April 21, 2015 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Volunteering|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Primary Parents|

Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Brumberg

JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Laurie Brumberg. Interviewer: What is your volunteer role? Laurie: I chaired Birthday Lunch and Box Lunch for two years, introduced Zelda’s chocolates and Israeli Harvest Olive Oil, coordinated Birthday Books, helped launch Chesed at JPDS-NC, and helped with past Purim Balls. This year I …

March 26, 2015 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Volunteering|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Primary Parents|

Volunteer Spotlight: Vanessa May

JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Vanessa May. Interviewer: What is your volunteer role? Vanessa: I currently co-chair People of the Book. I have co-chaired Share the Nachas Day. I’ve also helped with Purim Ball, birthday lunch, movie night, and have been a room parent several times. Why volunteer at …

January 29, 2015 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Volunteering|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Primary Parents|

Primary Parents Update

This has been busy and productive fall for Primary Parents. Here are a few highlights so far in the 2014-2015 school year that have particularly excited us: Our website is continually evolving (www.jpdsprimaryparents.org), and we are using it as a key resource to keep you up to date on the world of Primary Parents. We now offer online merchandise ordering, along with an online system for lunch and challah orders. The Chesed Committee is in …

December 11, 2014 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Volunteering|Tags: Primary Parents|