The Galinsky Academy PTA is sad to announce that, due to an inability to secure chairpersons, it must cancel this year’s “Father-Daughter Dance”. We are as disappointed as you are, as this has become a popular PTA event in recent years. We did our very best, but in the end we were unsuccessful. We will use this an opportunity to reengage with Academy parents so that not only can we fulfill the remaining quality PTA programs for this year, but so that we can bring back the “Father-Daughter Dance” successfully next year.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to PTA. If you would like to get more involved with PTA to help ensure our Galinsky Academy parents and teachers remain supported with quality programs and much-needed resources, we encourage you to join and to volunteer.
Rebecca W. Fixel
Over the summer, the Galinsky Academy Marketing Committee began the exciting journey of branding the Academy, which is made up of the DuBow Preschool, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, the Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School and Makom Hebrew High School.
After retaining Spark Inc., a local advertising agency owned and operated by JJC member and MJGDS parent Rich Davis, the committee and Spark initiated marketing research, and the design of new logos for the Academy and it’s four schools were created.
During the summer months, the committee reviewed the research presented by Spark, as well as internal thoughts and ideas about what the schools represent and what to communicate. This helped us determine that our logo/brand needed to convey the following ideas: that the schools are innovative & pioneering, modern, prestigious, dynamic, nurturing, and guided by values.
The main symbol, a tree, has many meanings. It is the “Tree of Knowledge” which communicates the educational aspect of our schools. It is also the “Tree of Life” which is not only a religious symbol, but also communicates our ability as an Academy to educate from birth through high school. And each leaf on the tree represents a different school and/or the Academy itself.
Although the logos have been completed, Spark and the Galinsky Academy Marketing Committee have not yet finished! As we further define what the Schools and the Academy have to offer in the community, we hope you will take pride in knowing that we are excited and looking forward to the opportunities that are ahead of us.
Religious School students will be dismissed at 11:45 and brought directly to the campground parking area (the Beth Shalom Park sign). Parents should meet their children at the sign.
You are cordially invited to the OPEN HOUSE of the Bernard & Alice Selevan Religious School
Sunday, October 28 9-10 am
Meet our teachers and staff See our new curriculum in action! “Noshes” will be served Parents should arrive at 9 am and will be invited to attend classes with their children for 25 minutes each. Teachers will discuss curriculum and upcoming projects, and share some of your child’s work with you. You will get to actually see what a typical day of school is like with your child!
10-12 Students will continue with a “regular” day of school. Dismissal will be at 12 as usual.