Coming back to school after summer break can be an adjustment.  There are new routines, new faces and perhaps, most importantly, new learning.  As I walked the classrooms this past week, I have seen each of these pieces fall into place.  The new routines are becoming comfortable, new faces are familiar and slowly, the learning has begun.  

Like our students, I began Monday morning learning as well.  I like to think of myself as a pretty good cook, am comfortable with cooking and actually prepare most of the meals for our family.  Cooking for a television show, however, was a completely different experience.  When Gross Schechter Day School was featured on Fox 8 News, Kickin’ it with Kenny, the importance of timing became critical as we quickly learned the cameraman liked to show food on the grill.  Limited amounts of ribs, burgers, chicken and corn had to last longer than planned and hours of preparation and cooking became roughly twelve minutes of coverage.

The results, at least according to Kenny and Company were pretty good; and the footage was convincing enough that a few people even showed up on Monday, a week early for the RBO!

Just as Monday provided a taste of the event to come, similarly, our students have had a taste of learning.  With a little over a week of school under our belts, I am looking forward to seeing what our students cook up in the months to come.

Shabbat Shalom,

Dr. Ari Yares
Head of School

P.S. If you haven’t seen “Grillin’ with Ari,” I mean, “Kickin’ It with Kenny,” you can watch an archive of the footage here.    

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