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The Hebrew month of Adar is a joyous one and Purim falls right in the middle of it. This past week we celebrated a school-wide Spirit Week to celebrate Purim and the happy month of Adar. #STARTcelebratingHERE We were also lucky to be invited to 
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Dear BYDS Grandfriends, Grandparents and special friends are a treasure, the founders of a loving legacy, the cheerleaders, the great storytellers, and the keepers of family traditions. In my experience grandparents are kind, helpful, and generous people. They are always there to support us in 
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We had a lot going on round these parts to celebrate our great state of Texas! #gotexanday We started our morning with a Morning Texercises and the 4th Grade Play. Each year our 4th graders treat us to a play about Texas history and this 
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Collaboration is an important element in our curriculum. Mrs. Carasso, the 3rd-5th Hebrew teacher, and Mrs. Silberman, the Spanish teacher, worked together to create a project to enrich students’ vocabulary and fluency in both languages, and compare and contrast grammar styles in Spanish, Hebrew, and 
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Re-enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins today. Thank you for your trust and for your support. This year we are celebrating 70 years and growing. From generation to generation, BYDS successfully provides students from CDO through 5th with an outstanding academic and spiritual foundation 
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This week the 4th and 5th grade students worked on Tu B’svhat writing projects. In celebration of trees and nature for Tu B’shvat, the 5th Grade read The Giving Tree and discussed what it was really about. Then they each wrote short essays about intangible gifts they 
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The Monday before students returned after winter break, all elementary school teachers attended a professional development workshop discussing executive functioning skills to support our students. Executive functioning is the self-regulated mental process that enables us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. 
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Dear BYDS Families, Just yesterday as I was walking the school halls, I reflected about our students’ “character”. There is a lot of buzz around about how perseverance, resilience, and grit are essential to keeping learners engaged in learning. What I saw in our classrooms, 
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After spending several days learning the physics of “spinning things” (centripetal force, balance, momentum, friction, center of gravity, etc.), 5th grade was challenged to design their own dreidel. A day was spent reviewing the difference between scientists and engineers and specifically how engineers use their designs 
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Last week many of our families celebrated Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the day that we have put aside in our calendar to display our thanks to those around us including, family, friends, and neighbors. Many families take this day to spread kindness through good deeds, such 
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