Calendar of events and closings for 2018-19. Please note, these calendar events may be updated or amended, so please contact us  if you have any questions.

Our preschool is open 12 months, which allows for continuity of care and a consistent routine for your child.

While we do close for certain holidays (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur), we have chosen to remain open for some of the holidays when many Jewish schools are typically closed (Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, and Shavuot). On these days, we provide programming that is aligned with the holiday being celebrated, and we offer opportunities for parents to engage in a holiday experience with their child/ren. Our Spring Break is aligned with Passover, to allow our teachers and staff the ability to observe the holiday with their families.

We remain open until 6:00 pm in the winter-time. This means families may pick up children after Shabbat has begun on Fridays. We see this as an opportunity to welcome Shabbat together at school and we offer Shabbat-specific programming  and curriculum to the Ahava community during the Winter months.

As part of our commitment to providing your children with a high quality school experience, we recognize the importance of and provide opportunities for our teachers to participate in Professional Development and Teacher Work Days spaced throughout the years.  Additionally, we foster partnerships with our parents through two parent-teacher conferences during the year. On these days, we close the preschool so that our teachers may have sufficient time to meet with every family. This is a time to discuss your child’s growth and development, concerns, and goals for the future.

2018 – 2019 Calendar

July 30-August 3:Teacher Work Week, No Classes

August 3: Meet & Greet, 4:00-6:00pm

August 6: First Day of School

August 28: Curriculum/Philosophy Night for Parents

September 3: Labor Day, School Closed

September 10-11: Rosh Hashanah, School Closed

September 18: Erev Yom Kippur, Noon Dismissal

September 19: Yom Kippur, School Closed

September 24-28: Sukkot, In School Observance, Regular Classes

October 1: Shemini Atzeret, In School Observance, Regular Classes

October 2: Simchat Torah, In School Observance, Regular Classes

October 21: Ahava Movie Night Fundraiser

November 12: Veterans Day/ Parent-Teacher Conferences/Teacher Workday

November 21: Ahava Thanksgiving Gathering

November 22-23: Thanksgiving Break, School Closed

December 3-10: Chanukah, In School Observance, Regular Classes

December 24-January 1: Winter Break, No Classes

January 2: Classes Resume

January 21: MLK Day/Tu B’Shevat, No Classes, Family Day of Service

March 21: Purim, In School Observance, Regular Classes

April 19: Erev Passover, School Closed

April 22-26: Spring Break, No Classes

April 22-26: School’s Out Camp (Additional Charge/Advance Registration Required)

May 9: Yom Ha Atzma’ut, In School Observance, Regular Classes

May 16: Teacher Work Day/Parent Teacher Conferences

May 23: Lag BaOmer, In School Observance, Regular Classes

May 27: Memorial Day, School Closed

July 4: Independence Day, School Closed

July 29-August2: Teacher Work Week, No Classes

August 4: Meet & Greet 4-5:30pm

August 5: First Day of School