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Atmosphere Update 3/27/20

Dear Parents and Staff,  Today was supposed to be the last day of Akiba Atmosphere, at least based on our first planned closure and the first mandate by the state. Today was meant to be a day of accomplishment, reflection and excitement to return to our building on Monday. Then, as we all know, the mandate quickly expanded through April 21st and we are unsure if it will be expanded beyond that. There are many emotions for all of us around what is happening and such big feelings that our children are holding. However, through all of this we want you to know one thing. We at Akiba Atmosphere are here for as long as it takes.  We are dedicated to continuing to make this the best possible learning and social experience possible while away. Seeing the smiling faces each and every morning brings us so much joy. We could not think of doing anything other than our very best for your children. The gratitude all of our parents and students have shown propels us even further. In fact, just when we may have felt we are running out of steam, we get a thank you video from all of you and our energy is refilled to 1000%. We are so grateful for your letters and videos.  If you have not seen it yet, click here for the Akiba Atmosphere Thank You video.  Also, if you missed our beautiful Grade School Hallel this week click here for a recap. Akiba Atmosphere Site Updates:

  • This week's Parsha Video is now available on the Parsha page under "Non-Live Classes." This week has a story for Kindergarten, a BimBam animated video and a parsha podcast from Dr. Jones. Click here to go to the video directly.

  • A new Passover Resources section has been added to the Family Resources Page with many activities, videos and educational materials.  Click here to go the page. 

  • The Converted Challah Recipe from the Early Childhood Challah bake can be found on the Family Resources page under "Parent Self-Care" and you can click here to get it directly. Thank you Ariella for leading the Challah Bake and the yummy recipe. 

Akiba Atmosphere School Updates:

  • Updated Grade School schedules will be sent before 10am Sunday.

  • Don't forget you need the password (sent in email) to access the Schedules and ZOOM Links menu under "Support." 

Keep safe, healthy and keep soaring in the Akiba Atmosphere! Shabbat Shalom! Sincerely,  Dr. Eliezer Jones               Miriam Kass                    Carla Goldberg  Head of School         Grade School Principal     Early Childhood Director

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