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.
2020 – 2021 Calendar
Oct 1: 2020-21 School Year start date
Nov 26 & 27: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 10: Chanukah (begins at sundown)
Dec 24-31: Closed for Winter Break
Jan 1: Closed for New Years Day
Jan 18: Closed for MLK Day
Jan 28: Tu B’ Shevat
Feb 15: Tentative: Ahava may be closed for Teacher Work Day
Feb 25: Purim (begins at sundown)
Feb 26: Purim (Costume Day)
March 27: Passover (First Night)
March 29-April 2: Closed for Passover Break
April 16: Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Day)
April 30: Lag B’Omer
May 17: Shavuot (Pajama Day)
May 31: Closed for Memorial Day
July 5: Closed for Independence Day