Calendar of events and closings for 2019-20. 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.

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.

2019 – 2020 Calendar

July 29-August 2: Teacher Work Week, School Closed

August 2: Meet & Greet for families, 4:30-6:00pm

August 5: First Day of School

August 27: Information Night for Parents

September 2: Labor Day, School Closed

September 6 & 7: Bluegrass Shabbat Weekend

September 30-October 1: Rosh Hashanah, School Closed

October 8: Erev Yom Kippur, Noon Dismissal

October 9: Yom Kippur, School Closed

October 14-18: Sukkot, In School Observance, Regular Classes

October 22: Simchat Torah, In School Observance, Regular Classes

October 27: Ahava Movie Night Fundraiser 

November 11: Veterans Day/ Parent-Teacher Conferences/Teacher Workday (School Closed)

November 27: Ahava Thanksgiving Community Gathering/1:00pm Dismissal

November 28-29: Thanksgiving Break, School Closed

December 20: Classroom Chanukah celebrations, In School Observance, Regular Classes

December 22: Chanukah/First night

December 23-27: Winter Break, School Closed

January 1: New Year’s Day/School Closed

January 2: Classes Resume

January 20: MLK Day/Family Day of Service/School Closed

February 10: Tu B’Shevat/in school observance

March 9-10: Purim, In School Observance, Regular Classes

March 25-26: School Pictures

April 9-10: Passover, School Closed

April: date TBD: Ahava Spring Fundraiser

April 21: Yom Ha Atzma’ut, In School Observance, Regular Classes

May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 12: Lag BaOmer, In School Observance, Regular Classes

May 15: Spring Parent Teacher Conferences/No School

May 25: Memorial Day, School Closed 

May 29: Shavuot/ Pajama Party/L’hitraot Shabbat

June 1: Ahava Summer session begins

July 3: Independence Day, School Closed for Holiday Observance

July 27-31: Teacher Work Week, School Closed

July 31: Meet & Greet for families, 4:30-6:00

August 3: First Day of School

August 27: Information Night for Parents