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Dear Posnack School Community:

What an historic 2014-15 (40th anniversary) school year!

Those that know me know that I am passionate about Jewish Day schools. In my humble opinion, a Jewish Day school is critical to the vitality and longevity of any Jewish community. Our Rabbi’s teach us that a community with a Jewish cemetery means that Jews once lived there. A community with a synagogue means that there is an existing Jewish community. A community with a Jewish school means there is a community with a Jewish future.

Every day our school takes care of and educates your children. It is an awesome responsibility. What is extra special about being part of a school like Posnack is that we are not only educating future lawyers, doctors, teachers, inventors, business men and women, citizens, and more, we are also witnessing the growth of the future of the Jewish people… and we are doing so with front row seats.

Admittedly, it is challenging to be a student in a Jewish Day school. Not only are our students expected to learn math, science, English, and history but they also have to apply themselves to become proficient in Hebrew language and gain wisdom through Torah. One can say it is twice the work. Is it worth it?

I say, unequivocally, YES! We are teaching our students that there is more to life than what college one attends or the profession one chooses. Who they become as people is just as important, if not more. There is something “extra” that a child receives as being part of a Jewish Day school. That “extra” is hard to put into words, but it is there.

I hope all of our parents feel a sense of pride knowing their child is in our school. We will continue to strive to offer our students the finest instruction by an exceptional staff in all subjects. But we will also always offer that something extra. And that is what makes our Jewish Day School, the David Posnack Jewish Day School so important and special.

Once again, we have concluded a school year that matters to the future of the Jewish people. Once again, our school has sent a message that our community has a vibrant Jewish future. From my seat in the front row, I can assure you that the future of the Jewish people shines like the brightest star.

It is an honor and a privilege to be your Head of School. We thank all of our parents for supporting our school with countless volunteering hours and confidence in our school’s mission. Our school’s successes would not be possible without your energy, love, and heart-felt participation.

May Hashem bless all of our Posnack families with a safe and exciting Summer of 2015. I hope it is full of wonderful memories! The entire administration will be here throughout the summer working diligently to get ready for the opening of the 2015-16 school year, and the historic opening of our new Paul and Maggie Fisher High School and gymnasium. We welcome any of our families who have not yet toured the new facilities to contact Jen Goetz (jgoetz@posnackschool.org) to schedule your own private tour. You will be amazed!

In addition to the new high school building, we also look forward to the opening of our new lower school entrance and offices, renovated new lower school library, new state-of-the-art art and music studios, and beautiful new courtyard all coming this August 2015. Thank you to all our donors for making this transformation of our campus facilities possible. We could not do it without you! We welcome families interested in once-in-a-lifetime donor recognition opportunities to contact our fundraising coordinator, Jen Goetz, for more information on how a gift of any amount can making a lasting legacy for our community.

Remember our high school is running a full complement of courses throughout the summer. For more information, please call our high school office and ask for our Summer School Principal, Stewart Klawsky.

Special congratulations to our Class of 2015! Once a Ram, always a Ram! We are proud of all of your accomplishments and the legacy of success you have left at Posnack. We invite all of our graduates to come back and visit us over the coming years to let us know how you are doing.

Congratulations to our amazing 8th and 5th graders for moving up to high school and middle school. Our school looks forward to your continued growth and supporting your amazing accomplishments.

Our Admissions Department is already calling this admissions season a record for tours and visits to our school. There are a number of grades already nearing capacity and waiting lists will soon begin. We anticipate opening the 2015-2016 school year with the largest opening day enrollment in nearly twelve years, and one of the largest increases in enrollment from year to year in our school’s history. Posnack is the talk of the town, and we cannot wait to bring the Posnack experience to even more families.

Have a wonderful Summer of 2015, and may our school be blessed with the strength to continue to nurture and lead the future of the Jewish people with koach and middot (strength and values).

Shabbat Shalom,

Dr. Richard Cuenca
Head of School

P.S. See you on August 31 as we open the 2015-2016 school year!