Save the date! Drop in any time from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for our parent information sessions. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Join us on the first day of school for our annual welcome back celebration! Snacks, games, dunk tank, face painting and more! September 3rd from 3:30 – 5:00 pm on the JCDS playground. No RSVP required. All are welcome! Questions? Contact Meredith, Talya or Alison.
Our fourth annual STEAM Splash event took place this spring. STEAM Splash is a yearly design-fest that brings together the skills and interests of community members with the unbridled enthusiasm of our students. Parents and friends from our community, along with partners from Brown and RISD, ran 30 different STEAM-themed workshops over a three-day period. […]
Young children love the immediate satisfaction of painting. Mixing colors is a magic and instant alchemy that has enthralled our Pre-K students for the past few weeks in art. Mr. Mirsky challenged the children to “invent” as many new colors as they could. With this prompting, children learned the basics of color theory and improved […]
Recess and unstructured play are critically important for elementary school children. These non-academic learning experiences promote fine and gross motor development, social emotional growth, and interpersonal bonding. Recently, children have been constructing and deconstructing a stick fort in the parking lot — one of the designated areas where some students choose to have recess. Using […]
Does your child love to build, create and imagine? Join us for an afternoon of fun construction challenges. There will be creative building materials to explore and some challenges for young builders. Sunday, March 10 2:00 – 4:00 pm Free and open to the public
Certain mantras that infuse our curriculum come from the Design Thinking mindsets that we practice in TikkunXDesign. The mindset constraints drive creativity is especially prevalent in art. By imposing constraints, Joe Mirsky, art teacher extraordinaire, challenges his students to think outside the box. A great example of this principle is the attachment test. The idea is […]
It has long been a JCDSRI tradition that our 5th grade class travels to Camp Isabella Freedman in CT to participate in a 4 day environmental retreat with a Jewish lens. This year’s trip was picked up by our local paper, Jewish Rhode Island. Read more about what our students got out of the trip […]