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  • Back to school parenting lessons

    August 6, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    The back-to-school season is, for all intents and purposes, a period of pure parental mayhem. From tracking down the coolest Batman or Barbie backpack on the block to searching out that elusive five-subject, wide-ruled, perforated spiral notebook that our child needs for Hebrew...

  • Should I “Rescue” My Middle-Schooler?

    October 23, 2013 | 8:07 pm

    My three kids and I made it out the door on time this morning - and, yes, I will happily accept congratulations for this not-always-the-case occurrence! The ride to school went smoothly, and one of our favorite safety-patrollers was on duty as my kids tumbled out of the car,...

  • Milken Middle School Gets New Campus

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 2, 2009 | 8:56 pm

    Students at Milken Community High School’s middle school were awarded a first-class upgrade when school opened Monday, as they left behind classrooms in trailers on rented church property and took ownership of a $30 million, high-tech, terraced hillside campus.

    The new David...

  • Middle schools are a tough sell

    By Bill Boyarsky

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The meeting at Daniel Webster Middle School, in the heart of the Westside, embodied all the difficulties of convincing parents that their children will be safe when they leave the cocoon of the public elementary school for the unknown world of middle school.

    "I know this is a scary...

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  • Can we can the homework, please?

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Homework can be frustrating, even for 4-year olds A second grader was bent over her worksheets at the kitchen table, long past her bedtime on a school night, and she still hadn't finished her six-page weekly spelling book.

    The girl was enrolled at Maimonides day school, where her...

  • Kadima and Heschel West merge middle schools

    By Julie G Fax

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Two Jewish days schools in the West Valley are merging their sixth through eighth grades to form a middle school with a wider range of classes and a more diverse pool of friends.

    Kadima Hebrew Academy in West Hills and Heschel West in Agoura will open the new Kadima Heschel West...

  • Mom: Resist

    By Wendy Mogel

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When stuck with a rebellious child, gluttonous and thieving, the Torah has a tidy solution: Kill him. Or her.

    For those of you excited by this opportunity to practice a new mitzvah, be mindful that the Talmud (Sanhedrin 71a) adds, "The case of the wayward and rebellious child never...

  • Emek Breaks Fundraising Record

    By Julie G Fax

    February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The middle school girls of Emek Hebrew Academy-Teichman Family Torah Center in Sherman Oaks raised almost $35,000 (yes, that figure is correct) for Chai Lifeline, a national organization that provides support, services and programming for families with seriously ill children.

    ...
  • Summer Camp

    By Andrea Adelson

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For parents who crave structure in summer for footloose children, space is still available at a handful of local Jewish day camps for elementary- and middle school-aged youth. Themed, half-day preschool camps at synagogues, though, are filling fast.

    New this summer is a camp in...

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