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2015-16 Preschool Application Process
Limited space is still available for 2015-16 school year. Please complete the following form, and return it to the preschool office along with your application fee and proof of identification for your child (birth certificate, passport, etc.).
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Alexis Joyce in the preschool office at 703-979-4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Registration Form (Click to download)
The Preschool was created to offer the youngest members of our community the opportunity to engage in early learning experiences within a Jewish setting. We offer a traditional preschool curriculum in addition to teaching about Jewish heritage and customs. We enroll students in two-, three-, four-, and five-day classes, including an option for early drop off.
The Preschool at Congregation Etz Hayim is a thriving part of our congregational family. By way of our skilled teachers, excellent student-teacher ratio, and rich curricula, our youngest members are immersed in Judaism and make new friends. Your child will learn the traditions of Shabbat and other Jewish holidays, visit Israel as they learn about its culture with the guidance of well-traveled teachers, and take educational field trips—recently the zoo and the supermarket. The children express themselves through art, music, drama, crafts, storytelling, and role-playing with a Jewish twist.
We are committed to helping each child develop emotionally, physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. Each child is appreciated for her or his uniqueness.
Every action-packed weekday at our Preschool includes both structured learning and unstructured social time and play with other children—both inside and outside. Every family is connected to the curriculum and progress their child is making toward developmental goals with parent-teacher conferences, backpack mail, and e-mail as needed.
The Preschool experience does not end in the classroom. Join our community at Tot Shabbats, Preschool Family Shabbat Services and dinners, puppet shows, Purim Carnival, and picnics. After-school enrichment programs in art, sports, and Jewish literacy make Congregation Etz Hayim’s Preschool the place to be.
The sturdy foundation of Judaism constructed in our Preschool seamlessly supports our Religious School program—watch your children apply what they have learned en route to bar or bat mitzvah.
For more information, please contact our Preschool Director at email@example.com.
Alexis Joyce, Preschool Director
Forms and Materials
Required Forms - Must be submitted before school starts
VA School Entrance Health Form
Emergency Contact & Permission to Treat
Authorization of Dismissal
In the Know: Parent Handbook, Calendars & Tuition
2015-2016 Tuition Schedule
2015-16 Preschool Holiday Celebration Calendar
Early Drop Off and Lunch Bunch
Early Drop Off tickets
Learn about Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch Form: September and October 2015
Descriptions of Preschool Committees
Information about ordering challahs coming soon!
ETZ HAYIM PRESCHOOL EVENTS & NOTICES
Sunday, August 9, 11am | Meet up at the County Fair on the tennis courts.
Wednesday, August 19, 10am | Long Branch Nature Center Program. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is required.
Wednesday, August 26, 10:30am | Whole Foods Arlington, Challah Tots. RSVP to email@example.com is required.
Friday, September 4, 6:15pm | Tot Shabbat with Morah Deborah
Wednesday, September 9, 10:30am | Whole Foods Arlington, Apple & Honey Tasting with Songs for the New Year. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is required.
Thursday, September 10, 7pm | Parent Orientation- This event is for parents only.
Friday, September 11, 10:30am | Open House for Parents and Students
Monday, September 14 | SCHOOL CLOSED for ROSH HASHANAH
Tuesday, September 15 | SCHOOL CLOSED for ROSH HASHANAH
Wednesday, September 16 | First Day of School!
Tuesday, September 22 | Kol Nidre; SCHOOL IN SESSION. No Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, September 23 | SCHOOL CLOSED for YOM KIPPUR
Sunday, September 27, 5:00pm | Sukkot Family Event
Monday. September 28 | SCHOOL CLOSED for Sukkot
Tuesday, September 29 | SCHOOL CLOSED for Sukkot
Friday, October 2, 6:15pm | Tot Shabbat with Morah Deborah
Monday, October 5 | SCHOOL CLOSED for SHEMINI ATZERET
Tuesday, October 6 | SCHOOL CLOSED for SIMCHAT TORAH
Monday, October 12 | Columbus Day; SCHOOL IN SESSION
Friday, October 23, 5:30pm | Young Children’s Shabbat and Potluck Dinner
Wednesday and Thursday October 28 and 29 | School Pictures
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