Dear Posnack Parents and Students,
It’s the Friday before our annual winter break. The first semester of the 2013-14 school year is now completed and, for many of us, this time of year is regarded as the half-way point of the school year (even though, technically, we reach the exact mid-point in late January). As we complete the first semester, I want to thank all of our parents and volunteers who tirelessly help to make the David Posnack Jewish Day school an exemplary independent school. We have a dynamic and energetic school community made up of dedicated parents who answer the call time and time again to help our school. Thank you to all our parents for believing in the Posnack Difference.
In the coming weeks and months, you will begin to hear more and more about our future expansion plans for our school. It is an exciting time at Posnack as we are embarking on a campaign (called the Promise Campaign) to build a new Fischer High School building next to our Lower School. The Promise Campaign is one of the most significant endeavors our school has ever launched.
This call for a new state-of-the-art high school building is needed to accommodate the increases in our high school enrollment. Two years ago, our high school served 128 students. Today, there are 170 students. In addition, our middle school has greatly expanded and now houses our most populated grade with nearly 60 students. That represents 12 more students than we currently have in any of our high school grades. As one can see, the building of a new high school building is essential to meet the demands of our rising enrollment.
At Posnack, our approach to growth and expansion is reflective, thoughtful and carefully planned out. Our new high school building will bring Fischer High new science labs, art and music studios, media center, lecture hall, and double the number of classrooms. A great deal of study has gone into our thinking and we believe strongly that the direction Posnack is taking is the most effective way in which to enhance our school’s bright future.
It is an amazing time to be at Posnack. We are positioning ourselves to be at the forefront of education and leaders of our greater Jewish community. Together, we can make a difference not only for our children and this generation but for those who will follow.
I thank all of our Posnack families who have already pledged their support for our Promise Campaign. Each of you has helped form the foundation in which our new high school building will rise.
For those that are interested in supporting this project, I invite you to join with us to make the Posnack Difference mean more than ever before in our history by contacting Lesli Rosenblatt, our Advancement Director, at extension 244.
The David Posnack Jewish Day School is on the move! Together we will continue the traditions of our school’s storied history, and embark on a journey that leads to a brilliant future for our children.
Have a wonderful and safe winter break.
Dr. Richard Cuenca
Head of School