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