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AT CHABAD MAPLE HEBREW SCHOOL, WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO…

§ …attain a strong sense of love and pride in being Jewish.

§ …experience a hands-on appreciation for the Jewish holidays.

§ …master the skills of Hebrew reading and writing.

§ …achieve familiarity with the basic Jewish prayers.

§ …identify with the Land of Israel and its history.

§ …express their opinions and questions

OUR CURRICULUM

We hope to engage your child's sense of identity by capturing his/her imagination and attention. So, we put a lot of effort into providing our students with substantive lessons and a positive atmosphere. The lessons are multi-sensory and hands-on, ensuring that the students truly experience what they are being taught.

ALEF CHAMP

Our Hebrew School uses the, acclaimed Aleph Champ program to ensure that your child will read fluently at the end of his/her Hebrew School experience. This revolutionary Hebrew reading program, modeled after the Karate Martial Arts system of motivational coloured levels, breaks up the Hebrew reading process into bite sized motivational levels making it exceptionally kid friendly and exciting. Students start out as a White Aleph Champ as they learn the first half of the Hebrew letters. Complete with colour coded books, flashcards and medallions, they work their way through the different "belts" until they become a black Aleph Champ with the ability to read fluently from the Siddur (prayer book).

Reading groups are divided by colour, within the class, allowing each student to advance at his/her own pace. Aleph Champ gives children the motivation they need to advance steadily in their Hebrew reading.

LOCATION

Chabad Maple Hebrew School classes are at the Lebovic JCC 9600 Bathurst Street rooms C,E,F, and G. Tuesdays from 3:50 - 5:30pm.

REGISTRATION

Child/ren must be registered by filling out the Hebrew School Application Form. Actual registration occurs only when we have received your completed registration form as well as the required fees.

PAYMENT TERMS

Registration fee ($50) is due upon registration and is non-refundable. *Tuition payment ($625 -discounts) is due in full on September 1 or split into three payments due on September 1, October 1, and November 1.

Refunds for children withdrawing from school before the end of the school year will be pro-rated up to December 1 and does not include the registration fee. Tuition refunds cannot be granted for children withdrawing from school after December 1.

There are no refunds or credits for days missed due to illness, holidays, or family vacations.

* For scholarships and alternate payment plans kindly contact the Hebrew School director shaina@chabadmaple.com.

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
It is of great importance for the teacher to have any information that can provide for the optimum learning situation. Information of a physical, social, or psychological nature can aid a teacher in planning instruction for each child.

Without this knowledge, teachers may be unable to provide the kind of support needed.

Such information should be transmitted either in writing to, or by a private conference with, the Director who will make it known to the appropriate teacher. The Chabad Maple Hebrew School registration information form has a section for such information.

PARENT/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION
Communication between parents and CMHS is very important to ensure that CMHS be a meaningful and pleasant experience for your child.

Please note that CMHS notices will be sent home with your child. Please check his/her school homework folder for these notices, and contact us if you have any concerns regarding your child's performance and/or progress.

Our website is constantly being updated with announcements and pictures. Please make sure to take a look at it every so often.

E-MAIL UPDATES
Please ensure that you have given us a valid, current email address so we can keep you informed about what your child has learned, let you know about special events and send pictures. Your input is always welcome, as we are always looking for ways to improve our educational program.

KIPPAH
All boys should bring a Kippah to wear in class. Please make sure your son has his Kippah with him every day.

SUPPLIES
All textbooks and workbooks will be provided by the school. Our books are to be treated with care and respect. Textbooks are to be returned to Hebrew School in good condition. If your child loses or damages a book, we will have to charge you for a new one.

CMHS will supply each student with their own Hebrew School Bag which will hold all of their Hebrew School books and supplies. We ask that you make sure bring it each week.

HOMEWORK
Homework is a crucial part of your child`s success at Hebrew School. Please encourage your child to complete his/her homework on a weekly basis. Make sure to sign his/her homework book as well.

FIELD TRIPS
The ACHS program may include exciting and educational field trips. Permission slips will be sent home and must be signed and returned before each trip. There may be a minimal fee for such outings. We may ask parents to volunteer to help with the transportation.

ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance is crucial in accomplishing the goals of our educational program. There is direct correlation between attendance and achievement, interest, and attitude. Further, coming late and leaving early disrupts the entire class as well as your child's classroom routine. Your support of our attendance policy will be greatly appreciated.

EARLY DISMISSAL
If, for any reason, your child must leave early, please send a note, and the time you will pick up your child. This note must be given to your child's teacher.

DROP-OFF AND PICK UP
Children are not to be dropped off more than 10 minutes before school begins. Effort should be made to ensure that your child arrives to school on time and is picked up punctually at dismissal time. Please make sure one of the staff members of CMHS acknowledges your child’s arrival and departure before leaving. Drop off is between 3:40 and 3:50 and pick up is at 5:30 from your child’s classroom.

FIRST AID
Minor injuries will be seen to. Should something more serious occur, G‑d forbid, you will be contacted; if necessary the child will be taken to the nearest hospital.

SNACK
There will be a 10 minute break during which the children will be provided with a snack. If there are any specific concerns, please be sure to discuss this with us prior to the start of the school year. Please refrain from sending any additional snacks to school. Please send your child each day with a water bottle.

VISITING CMHS
Parents wishing to visit the classrooms must obtain permission from the Director.

Students, who wish to bring a guest to CMHS, must obtain permission from the Director.

CMHS – MAKING IT A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE
In order for our CMHS program to be most effective, the home and ACHS must work hand in hand and promote a close partnership. Here are a couple of suggestions.

· Show your child that you are interested in his/her Jewish education by making a habit of asking your child/ren how their day was, and what they have learned. This will greatly encourage and help foster a strong & positive attitude towards Judaism.

· Participation in Synagogue service and celebration of Jewish Holidays will enhance your child's interest in Judaism & strengthen his/her Jewish identity

LEARN IT! LIVE IT! LOVE IT!