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Andrea Feinman, TWOs Lead Teacher What is your most memorable moment at BYDS so far? When we invited the parents to join us for Shabbat via zoom for the first time.  It was so nice to be able to include all the families in our 
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Courtney Collins, 4th and 5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher How old were you when you decided to become a teacher? I was about 24 when I decided that working in television was no longer for me and made the long drive back to Houston 
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Limor Carasso, 2nd – 5th Grade Hebrew Teacher How old were you when you decided to become a teacher? I never thought that I will end up being a teacher. I do not recall when it all started. I always liked to guide and help 
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Kelly Heather, Art Teacher What is your favorite thing about BYDS? My favorite thing about BYDS so far is being part of a larger community. I’ve also really enjoyed getting to introduce new artists and techniques to all of my students. If you had to 
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Paula Singer, 4th & 5th Grade Math Teacher How long have you taught at BYDS? I began teaching at BYDS in 1991…a very long time ago!!! My kids went to school here and I stepped in as a long-term sub…just never left! I’ve taught in several 
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Julie Sacks, Music Teacher/Pianist First, we’d like to wish Mrs. Sacks a hearty “Mazal Tov”. Transcontinental Music selected one of her songs from among a record number of submissions to be included in The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children Volume III (Manginot). The selected song 
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Our J-STEAM classes incorporated coding this week to make Hanukkah cards. They are all unique and each impressive. Great job 4th and 5th Grade! Thank you Mrs. Riklin working on this exciting project with our kids.
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BYDS loves our Grandfriends so much that we canceled this year’s in-person Grandfriends’ Day. We wish we could have hosted our Grandfriends on our campus for treats, presentations, and activities. Instead, we threw “A Grand Celebration” in their honor for the entire month of November. 
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As you may have noticed, Houston cold/flu season has begun. As the season changes and temperatures drop, we will begin to see more viruses (that aren’t COVID-related) pop up. We are so appreciative of how diligent and honest you all are being on your screening forms and reporting symptoms to the school. It has helped us 
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As we close out the month of Elul – the last month in the Jewish calendar – I want to share with you with some information about the upcoming Jewish High Holidays. Like Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot ( the 1st two days), Shemini 
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