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When the morning bell rang on Tuesday, September 4, Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls students, faculty, and administration members were well prepared for a great start to the new year! Orientations for all the grades were held the week before, making for an easier transition on the first day of school.

Yom Chaverut, which took place the previous spring, had acquainted the incoming ninth-graders with their new classmates and administration, but freshman orientation held on Thursday, August 30, brought things to a new level. Everyone had the opportunity to meet and socialize once again while learning to “navigate” their new school. The ninth-grade parents had their own orientation later that evening.

To enhance their high school experience, the freshmen were able to connect at a get-together convened on the first day of school in anticipation of their Freshman Retreat at Camp Kaylie on Wednesday and Thursday, September 5 and 6.

SKA’s faculty orientation, organized on Wednesday, August 29, was enhanced with a powerful presentation by noted speaker Mr. Charlie Harary. “What changes reality are beliefs,” Mr. Harary said as he inspired the educators to believe in their students. It was an admirable beginning to the academic year!

SKA is hosting an uplifting Yomim Tovim Boker Iyun open to women and girls of the community. It will be held at the SKA campus, 291 Meadowview Avenue in Hewlett on Sunday, September 16, at 9:30 a.m. Speakers include Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky, SKA principal, Jewish studies; Rabbi Isaac Rice, head of the TSPB department and assistant rabbi, Congregation Anshei Chesed; and Mrs. Avigail Shmulewitz, SKA limudei kodesh teacher. We look forward to greeting you.

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