We are thrilled to re-introduce the Makerspace to the PJA community! After a year-long hiatus, we have a new Maker Educator who has brought the Makerspace back to life. A wide range of skills is taught in the Makerspace. Students build important life skills around collaboration, teamwork, following directions, and completing tasks.
Portland Jewish Academy students receive a well-rounded education, which helps them develop into children with character who become tomorrow’s leaders. Our rigorous academic programs foster a love of learning by focusing on both critical thinking and creativity. Each subject, lesson, experiment and field trip is treated as one part of an equation that creates a child who is curious about the world and brave enough to explore it.
Spotlights on Programs at PJA
Last week, the 6th grade class went on a field trip - the first school field trip since March of 2020 - and it was wonderful. The class traveled by bus to Kindness Farm, a volunteer-powered farm growing fresh produce for vulnerable populations.
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” Rabbi Hillel, Pirkei Avot. This well-known quote from Pirkei Avot - Ethics of our Fathers - is the theme of the PJA Middle School Summer Reading Program.
Over these first few weeks of school, PJA students have been engrossed in learning about and participating in activities that bring the High Holy Days to life. Ask your student to share what they know about teshuva, tashlich, and ushpizin!