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Fourth Grade News

Shalom! We’ve had some exciting and engaging moments of learning this week in fourth grade and wanted to share some highlights with you. In General Studies, we learned a lot about the Rancho...
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Kindergarten News

Kindergarten News March 21, 2017 General Studies Today the kindergartners started writing their own stories, either fiction or non-fiction. Every single child quickly came up with a working title and...
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Sixth Grade News

General Studies Humanities with Ms. Davi: Students read different dystopian novels with similar themes of oppression, government corruption, and making choices. They worked in groups to discuss the...
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6th Grade News

English – Chris Ashley Students just completed an in-class essay about  “Shadow on the Mountain” and turned in Writer’s Workshop #5.  During the last two weeks of school we will...
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8th Grade News

English – Chris Ashley Students just completed an in-class essay about “The Call of the Wild,”  basically a handwritten draft already returned to them with comments that they are revising...
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7th Grade News

English – Chris Ashley Students are just about to complete an in-class essay about “Of Mice and Men.” There last Writer’s Workshop, based on Steinbeck’s narrative model of two...
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3rd Grade News

Dear Parents, It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of 3rd Grade! A few quick announcements looking toward the end of the year: Field Trip Drivers Needed, Week of 6/8 I would like to...
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7th Grade Update

Dear 7th grade parents,   Please find below an update about 7th grade classes. At the end of this email is a list of teacher emails; please feel free to contact any of us with questions of comments....
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8th Grade Update

Dear 8th grade parents,   Please find below an update about 8th grade classes. At the end of this email is a list of teacher emails; please feel free to contact any of us with questions of comments....
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Chadashot HaGan

Dear Parents, Shalom! This week we had one celebration after another. The Aleph Bet Party was a lot of fun! Pictures of the party have been posted on Facebook and in the Ma Chadash. To get the party...
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What People Say

  • The essence of the education OHDS provides is brilliantly reflected in the character and values of its students and graduates. I can't imagine a better foundation from which to grow and succeed.

    Rochelle Shapell, Parent of two OHDS graduates and OHDS Founding Board Member

  • The OHDS dream unfolds daily through the lives of the school's students and teachers. Every moment at the school is an opportunity to connect, learn, and grow.

    Rabbi Yonatan Cohen, OHDS parent and Spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel

  • OHDS has become more than a school, it’s our community and neighborhood. The focus on educating the whole child carries over to an investment in the health and welfare of each child, family and staff member.

    Catherine Shachat, OHDS alumni parent and former OHDS Board of Directors President

  • I love the fact that my children begin each day with prayer, engage in deep Torah study, speak Hebrew like an Israeli, and receive an excellent secular education. We appreciate how OHDS embraces every child.

    Elissa Kittner, OHDS parent and President of the Board

  • More than just a school, OHDS is a family, where each student is seen as our crown jewel - each cultivating a personal, passionate and serious Jewish identity and a commitment to join the Jewish journey as life long learners.

    Rabbi Yonatan Cohen, OHDS parent and Spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel

  • Our children are learning their Judaism from the ground up. There is no ambivalence.

    Judy Chun, OHDS Parent

  • OHDS has already given my children a strong sense of themselves as Jews living Jewish lives. This is no small thing in the modern world.

    Jodi Tharan, former OHDS Parent

  • OHDS students are constantly exposed to the new ways of approaching a variety of subject matters. They are encouraged to think critically and really explore and understand the material that they are learning and the world around them.

    Leslie Edelman, Past President and current Board Member, OHDS parent

  • It's not just about love of Israel and learning Hebrew. Our Kindergartner now sings "G-d bless America" with the same enthusiasm as she does songs about "Apples and Honey" and is recognizing letters and words in both languages.

    Dan Cohen, Former President of the Board of Directors and parent of two OHDS students

  • OHDS is more than a school and more than a community to me. It is really a family. The teachers are so loving and caring. They want each child to succeed with a deep thought of benefiting the whole Jewish community.

    Adi Yaron Schaker, former OHDS Parent

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