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TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

During this transitional year children have the opportunity to make a more gradual move

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KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten is a transitional year when children move from a playful learning setting to more formal modes ...

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FIRST GRADE

In First Grade, students begin to build the important skills necessary for lifelong learning and discovery ....

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SECOND GRADE

In Second Grade, students build on the social, emotional, and cognitive foundations developed ....

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OUR STAFF

Sara Mintz - Director

Sara serves as the founder and director of the Growing Garden schools which includes ...

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Alta Gordon - Director of Development

Alta was born in New York and raised in Toronto. After continuing her education in ...

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Dr. Debra Bogle - Principal

Dr. Debra E.S. Bogle has guided children for over 25 years as a classroom teacher ...

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Rebecca Luskin - Head of Academic Research

Rebecca Luskin recently joined the Growing Garden Preschool & Academy ...

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Susanne Guilbert - 1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Susanne is grateful to be teaching at the Growing Garden Academy as the ...

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Tracy Larson - Kindergarten Teacher

Tracy taught the at the Growing Garden Preschool from 2006. Since 2009 Tracy has ...

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Katja Schatte - 3rd/4th Grade Teacher

Katja Schatte was born and raised in Dresden, Germany. She is a trained social worker and has nine years ....

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Shayna Ceitlin - Global Teacher

Shayna is a beloved teacher in our community having served as a counselor ...

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Sarale Ceitlin - Global Teacher

Shayna is a beloved teacher in our community having served as a counselor ...

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TESTIMONIALS

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Welcome Sara Ceitlin- Global Teacher

Sara Ceitlin, grew up in Toronto, Canada with many brothers and sisters, including her sister, Morah Alta Gordon our Academy Director. Sara studied  abroad in Milan, Italy to further her teaching (pedagogy) education. She has taught Hebrew in academy schools, and run programming for young learners and high school students. Sara enjoys playing piano, reading ...

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Welcome to our Global Language & Global Community Teachers- Devorah, Sara and Shayna

Dear Friends, We are delighted to introduce you to our intelligent, caring and globally-focused teachers- Devorah, Sara and Shayna who are with us for the 2019- 2020 school year. Our Global teachers are with our children everyday teaching both Hebrew and Judaica studies. Our community is so fortunate to be a leader in developing Global ...

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Well-Being and Positive Outlook Adoption is a Skillset

We can adopt positivity. Our mindset is up to us. Neuroplasticity demonstrates we can in fact, change and strengthen our neural pathways. We all have new and wonderful things to learn! Dr. Bogle https://centerhealthyminds.org/join-the-movement/why-well-being-is-skill      

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Emotional Style Questionnaire from the Center for Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dear Friends, Dr. Richard Davidson is the Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Davidson is known for his groundbreaking work on emotions and the brain. His research and work largely focuses on neural bases of EMOTION and EMOTIONAL STYLE as well as methods and strategies to ...

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Growing Garden is leading the way in supporting the WHOLE CHILD.

Dear Friends, So much of what we in academia try to incorporate in larger school systems in order to offer the best possible learning environment, is in fact HAPPENING NOW at Growing Garden Academy! Please read the article and click on the hyperlink to see the full article that relates to us the 4 major ...

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Cafe Klatsch hosted by Dr. Bogle for September with Amanda Weintraub!

Dear Parents and Community Members, Our first Cafe Klatsch is coming up! We meet in the JCC library or small schule. On September, 20, 2019 at 8:45 am please join Dr. Bogle and her guest, Amanda Weintraub, a pediatric occupational therapist for interesting and relevant information surrounding developmental stages and play skills from 12 months ...

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Morah Alta and Morah Sarale share the heritage

Morah Alta and Morah Sarale begin sharing the joy of heritage, identity and community with our youngest students. Responsive classroom practices shape our children’s relationships with family, heritage, community and joy! What beautiful gifts to give your children- the gift of heritage. Thank you Parents of Growing Garden Academy!

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Welcome GGA Families!

Friends-what makes the world go ’round!

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First Days of New School Year! 2019-2020

Thank you families and teachers for all you do to support the warm and wonderful environment we call Growing Garden Academy! Beautiful smiles are everywhere! We are so happy to have you back to school!

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Welcome Back to Growing Garden Academy 2019-2020

Dear Parents, I want to thank each of you for your warm welcome this week! I am enjoying chatting with you and getting to know you. If I call, it is not an emergency, it is me, reaching out to you! Also, I  want to publicly  thank Brittany Antolos, our Executive Assistant at the Academy ...

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