In this edition of Ma Hadash, you will find information and updates including:
Applications for 2018-19 School Year Now Open!
Priority registration for Adas members begins today! Registration for current Gan families (non-members) begins January 8, 2018, and registration opens to everyone on January 16, 2018.
Fill out your application here
Pay the $300 application fee here, or by check made out to Adas Israel. 
Please remember, starting September 2018, Onah classes (2,3,5 mornings, 5+2, 5+3, 5+5) will meet from 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm. 
Early Bird will still meet from 8-9am and Lunch Bunch will meet from 12-3pm.
Emotional Regulation and Upcoming Parent Webinar 
I look forward to leading this webinar with a discussion about Emotional Regulation and how you can to help your child manage their feelings and build resilience.  This webinar will be presented on Thursday, January 11th at 8:30pm-9:30pm.  Register below to participate in this FREE webinar. 
GPA Winter Concert
Please join us for the first of our winter concerts coming up January 7th and February 4th in the Gan Space. In January, Baby Grand Orchestra is guaranteed to get your little one(s) jumping and singing Jewish music, and provides a break for the January blues!  In February, John Henry, renowned for his ability to connect with his audiences, will get your kids giggling and dancing. You don’t want to miss this annual popular concert!  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet other Gan families. Doors open at 9:30; Concert begins at 10:00.  Please register for the January 7th concert by January 3rd below. (Registration preferred but not required)  Cost is $12 per family.  
Gan Faculty's Continued Focus on Professionalism
As we launch into the next part of the school year, all Gan faculty members will meet with Darci to focus on continued professional growth and goal setting.  These one-on-one meetings, the second of their kind this school year, focus on each teacher as an individual, and provide guidance, motivation, and opportunity for reflection by the teacher.  The goal of these meetings is professional growth for all Gan faculty members, which then translates to a higher quality classroom experience for our students and families.
    Register Now! 
School Lunch
Register now for School Lunch. Check out our upcoming menu, and remember that the deadline to register is the 23rd of each month. Registration for February lunches will close on January 23rd. 
    Tzedakah Charity Opportunity
Women's Health Products for Homeless Women and Girls
Through January 15
A woman shouldn’t have to choose between feeding herself and her personal health. Sisterhood and the Social Action Committee are teaming up to organize a collection drive for I Support The Girls (ISTG).  ISTG, the amazing charity started by local mensch, Dana Marlowe, collects and distributes donations of new bras, sealed packages of tampons, and maxi pads to homeless women and girls in the DC area, across North America and four locations worldwide.  Look for the donation box in the cloak room. Join us in bringing light into the world by helping to restore dignity and self-respect to thousands of women. Contact Jodi Ochstein or Jamie Butler with questions.
Community Offerings
Social Success Parent Groups- Winter 2018
1/18: Helping Siblings Get Along 
1/25: Helping Children with Sleeping Problems
CESJDS 2017-18 Speaker Series
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Coping, Grit, and the Growth Mindset
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Self Control – Understanding the Relationship Between Attention, Executive Function, Self Regulation and Motivation
Happenings at Adas
Shabbat Morning Babysitting: Now Available!
For children ages 4-7
To enrich your Shabbat morning davening experiences, our wonderful Gan teachers will be providing babysitting for children ages 4-7. Babysitting will be available from 9:30-11am in the art room (343). While this service will be provided free of charge, pre-registration is required. To register, click here.
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Saturday, February 3 @ 10:00
Join the Adas Education Department in celebrating Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! This day was started in the 1960s and is celebrated on the first Saturday of February. On February 3rd we will celebrate this special Shabbat with a buffet of ice cream (including non-dairy options) selections and toppings. As a special treat, Rabbi Ben Shalva will be joining us for singing and stories! Come for the ice cream and singing at 10am, stay for youth services afterwards. To register, click here.

Winter Kangaroos
For children 18-24 months old. Children in this program have the opportunity to get to know Gan HaYeled as a warm and secure place, while exploring the facilities and materials of the Gan. Email Abby to register! 
Email Jocelyn for questions about other programs for children under age 2. 
2018-2019 Applications open for Adas Israel members
GPA Concert for Families with Young Children @ 10am
2018-2019 Applications open for all current Gan families 
11 Parent Webinar: Emotional Regulation @ 8:30pm
15 Gan Closed
16 2018-2019 Applications open for everyone
19 Gan Open House @ 10:30am
27 PJ Havdallah @ 5:30pm
31 Tu B'Shvat
3 Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Concert for Families with Young Children
10 Kol HaOlam
11 Tzingo! GPA Fundraiser Event
13-15 Class Photos
16 Shabbat Dinner for Families with Young Children
19 Gan Closed
26-March 2 Gan Dress-Up Days
28 Gan Purim Spiel
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