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  • All Things Are Possible....

    Margaret Mead once said, “That one should never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." This sentiment has been running through my head over the last month, as we were heading into Passover and then over this current break… as a small and mighty community did in fact come together and made significant changes to our home. While the work is not yet finished (still some painting to be done, n...  Read More...

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    A Shabbat Message

    Dear IRDS Community,It has been a difficult week for our IRDS/Heschel West community with another tragic loss.  David Rifkind was a caring, committed and dedicated force in our school and in the larger Jewish Community for almost two decades. At his funeral, it was said over and over that "in his 51 years, David lived the life of ten men." There are no truer words, as David gave of himself passionately and fully to every cause he took on.   Read More...

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    Our Sacred Community

    Between rolling hills and trees, among butterflies, bunnies and birds, in Agoura California, there is a special Jewish community day school with one specific vision: Education is Sacred Work. We take this vision very seriously, and take pride in the fact that we ARE what we say we DO.This year began with a faculty orientation that focused on our school’s mission. It continued with a Back to School Night, which highlighted why we see ourselves as a Sacred Community, and lately we have been addres...  Read More...

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    Happy Hanukkah from Ilan Ramon Day School

    Ilan Ramon Day School wishes everyone a wonderful Hanukkah festival.  Chag Sameach.   Read More...

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    Taste of Kindergarten

    Here at Ilan Ramon Day School we guide students in finding constructive ways to stretch beyond their boundaries, take risks, and establish a strong sense of self.  Join us and experience first hand how Ilan Ramon Day School provides a safe learning environment, as well as a nurturing and caring faculty and staff.     Read More...

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    Chankkah - A Tradition of Innovation

    Some like to refer to Chanukkah as a “Tradition of Innovation” – Why you might ask? One reason is that it is the first holiday that was added to Jewish practice without originating in the Bible. After their victory over the Greeks, The Maccabies decided to declare the 25th of the Hebrew month Kislev as a new holiday of rededication.   Read More...

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    Computer Science Week Recognized

    This week in celebration of Computer Science Week, all students in our elementary participated in the Hour of Code! The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org, reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. Hour of Code is an initiative to get students to spend an hour of time learning to program/code.   Read More...

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    The Hour of Code is Back

    Dear Parents,We live in a world surrounded bytechnology.And we know thatwhatever field our students chooseto go into as adults, their ability tosucceed will increasingly hinge onunderstanding how technologyworks. But only a tiny fraction of usare learning computer science, andless students are studying it than adecade ago.That’s why our school is once again joining in on the largest learningevent in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week, December 5th - 11th.The Hour o...  Read More...

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    Thank you for coming to Family Science Discovery Day!

    Family Science Discovery Day  Thank you for coming!Thank you so much for those of you who joined us Family Discovery Day.  On a gorgeous, sunny morning, we were thrilled to see so many happy children with their parents learning science concepts while they played with robots and slime, built rockets and helicopters, designed earthquake proof structures, learned about the evolution of music and were amazed by the inventions created by our 4th and 5th grade innovators and inventors. ...  Read More...

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    Support IRDS on #GivingTuesday

    Dear IRDS Community,Tomorrow, Ilan Ramon DaySchool, along with over 50,000 other organizatons in over 71countries are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global daydedicated to giving.We are excited to announce that we have secured a private donor whowill match all new giHs and increases made to Ilan Ramon Day Schoolon #GivingTuesday, up to $50,000.This is an exci<ng opportunity for our school to reach out into thegreater community through your rela<onships and the use of socialmedia to hel...  Read More...

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