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Nursery School News

September 2022


After a successful Summer Camp session for children ages 2-5, we began getting ready for the upcoming school year. Teachers and staff spent a great deal of time all summer working on their classrooms, making them beautiful and welcoming for the new school year.  The teachers at Riverdale Temple Nursery School are truly amazing!!  We have some new teachers joining our team, and we are excited to welcome them to our school community.


We have done a lot of work on the building this summer; renovating the big Playroom, adding brand new flooring, new toys and climbing apparatus.  All the classes have beautiful new carpets and furniture, and we added new toys and playhouses to our outdoor playground.


This year, we added a third Two’s Class, which in addition to our 2’s, 3K and UPK programs, will be a welcome addition to our thriving school community.  The 3K and UPK programs are funded by the DOE, and there are still spots available in our 4’s program. If you know anyone who would like to enroll, please have them email Alexandra Abikzer at director@riverdaletemplens.org .


This year we are excited to welcome back our Tiny Tots program for children ages 12 months-24 months. This year, the class is being taught by Rebecca Zinger, the mother of two RTNS graduates, Asher and Ruby, and a future RTNS student, Mia, who will be enrolling in the Two’s next fall.  If you know anyone who would like to enroll in this class, please have them email Ali for more information at the above email address.  Classes, which include music and crafts, story time and a snack, meet on Thursday mornings in the Lower Lobby. We have had so much interest that we are opening a Tuesday class as well.


We are very excited about our daily Enrichment and After School class offerings this year.  Our Movement and Music classes, taught by Kara Tatelbaum and Dafna Israel-Kotok, have already begun; Yoga with Anthony Purdy and our newest Enrichment, STEAM, taught by Virginia Purdy, will both begin in October.  In addition, all three Two’s Classes enjoy Tot Shabbat with Rabbi Gardner every Friday.


Our After School programs are also in full swing; we have Sports Fun on Monday and Wednesdays, Dance Jam with Kara on Tuesday, and Jewish Enrichment with Sandi and Sammi on Thursday. If your child is interested in signing up for any of these exciting classes, please email Alexandra Abikzer at director@riverdaletemplens.org.



The 2022-2023 school year has gotten off to an exciting start, and we look forward to a fun-filled year of Learning and Celebrating!  Shanah Tovah!