Friday, May 31, 2013

One Last Act of IKaRR

One of many new programs we introduced this year was our IKaRR Initiative, aimed at raising awareness and understanding of the values of Integrity, Kindness, Respect, and Responsibility throughout our school.  As today was our final Friday assembly of the year, we began the program by noting that sometimes a very meaningful act of IKaRR can be as simple as saying two words: thank you.  To demonstrate such, we decided to say thank you to someone who is completing his thirtieth year of serving our school with remarkable consistency and devotion, yet due to his quiet and unassuming nature probably has not had "thank you" said to him nearly enough.    All of our students rose for a standing ovation as I handed a plaque to Mr. Marvin Tharnish, our trusted school handyman, and gave him the "thank you" that was long overdue.

The assembly continued with a dvar Torah from Mrs. Gersten about chilul Hashem and a presentation from 1st Grade demonstrating what they have learned about the beginning of Sefer Bereishit.  You'll find a short clip of the end of their presentation below.

Thank you to Mrs. Gersten and to our Lower School faculty for all their help in putting together this year's new Friday assembly program.  And thanks again to Marvin for keep our beloved old building going for all of these years.

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