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Parent Involvement

SAR Parent Teacher Council (PTC)

The Parent-Teacher Council (PTC), a subcommittee of the Board of Trustees, is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the educational and social environment at SAR. The PTC works throughout the year, on a variety of events: fundraising, social, and educational.

Sample of SAR Academy & High School PTC Events and Programs:

The PTC is as strong as those that contribute to its success. If you would like to volunteer for any of these events, please contact:

ELC & Academy PTC Co-Presidents: Stephanie Minkove and Sophia Hershman ptc@saracademy.org

High School PTC Co-Presidents: Tami Bezborodko bezborodko@aol.com and Debbie Stern-Blumenthal dsternblu@gmail.com

To get involved:

Adult Education

Another way to get involved is through SAR’s Adult Education series including:

  • The Book Club facilitated by SAR’s talented English faculty
  • Judaic Studies Classes taught by SAR’s outstanding Judaic Studies faculty.

For the complete 2013-14 Adult Education Schedule


Learning to Look

SAR’s "Learning to Look” art program has quickly become an integral part of our school’s K-5 general studies curriculum. The program uses an interactive approach to teach basic elements of art to young children. The program empowers children by teaching tools for looking at art, making it both accessible and exciting. Learning to Look focuses on a different theme each year - 18th and 19th century art, Impressionism, American art or Modern art.

Each class has 5 Learning to Look sessions throughout the year which are presented through an interactive dialogue and a hands-on project. At the end of the year, the students have an opportunity to visit a museum and further explore themes related to the works they have studied.

The Learning to Look program is unique in that the lessons are presented by trained parent and grandparent volunteers. No previous art history or teaching experience is required - just a love of art and a desire to instill a greater understanding of it in our children. Volunteers are given a detailed curriculum and may attend lectures in preparation for the teaching sessions. To volunteer for this program, please contact, Sarah Zitter Milstein sarahzittermilstein@yahoo.com; Tami Weitzman tami@weitzman.us

The Open Kitchen, a fresh approach to cooking kosher

Dedicated in memory of Sheri Raskas z”l, SAR Academy & SAR High School present a new cookbook, featuring 200+ inventive, delicious recipes using the finest whole ingredients.  The book offers inspiring dishes for every day of the week, Shabbat and Holiday menus, and features beautiful color photographs with detailed instructions.

You can order the cookbook online at www.openkitchencookbook.com, or from Sally Oshins in the Business Office at SAR Academy (655 West 254th Street, Riverdale, NY 10471).  For more information, email info@openkitchencookbook.com.  

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