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הוֹדָיָה – Appreciation

We have received such great emails, texts and calls showing appreciation for the work we are doing. We appreciate you and your willingness to share your children with us during this difficult time.  

Grace under Pressure

Thank you so much! I’m so grateful for your grace under pressure, and under hard circumstances! Thanks for consistently making our kids’ lives brighter. 

Amazing Staff

Thank you for all you and your amazing staff do. It's not just the technology, but the thought and organization. Moses feels like all his teachers care for him as a person, and that his community is still here.


Kim, you brightened our day today with your beautiful voice. We look forward to more musical interludes!

PJA Proud

We are so lucky to be a part of this school. Please say thanks again to the amazing staff and adminstration. It is so amazing to see the school rising to the occasion when the world is so crazy. I am so PJA proud!

Thankful for this Community

I had no idea what to expect when schools closed. Today was really wonderful and I appreciate all the work that went into planning. I’m so thankful for this community (cried watching Isla’s family sing Modeh Ani)! We feel so blessed to be a part of this school! 

Small Group Sessions are a Hit!

Sanna and Ethan were both very engaged today and appreciated the opportunity to see, work, and hang with friends. The breakout small group sessions that Marcy and Harriet did allowing kids to work together in small groups was a big hit. Keep up the good work!

Normalcy and Calm

Thank you for everything that you and the PJA teachers have done. We are so impressed with how quickly an online curriculum was put together. In a time of much uncertainty, it is nice to have a little bit of normalcy and calm. Thank you for everything you do. I look forward to the day when we can see you again holding the stop sign for the cross walk.

Yasher Koach

Yasher koach to everyone. I can’t imagine how challenging the last several days have been for you all. A lot of chaos, creativity, compromise, stress, discussion, improvisation, innovation, imagination, experimentation, hard hard work. Thank you to the PJA leadership and to these phenomenal teachers for your excellent response to the current chaos. Wonderful stuff. Thank you. 

Providing Stucture

The full daily schedule made Kai feel like he was at school. He even said “Daddy, I only have 30 minutes of lunch time left then I have to get back to doing my work.” It helped put some structure into this unstructured crazy time we are living in, which was much needed. 

Molly is Amazing!

Molly is amazing. We’ve always known that, but the bags of personal book selections were greatly appreciated by each child.

So Impressed

I am so impressed with how PJA is handling this crisis. I really appreciate your leadership and the community. Thank you.

PJA is Setting the Standard

Thank you for PJA’s efforts during this uncertain time. Keeping kids engaged in learning is so important, and PJA is setting the standard compared to other schools. We appreciate it! Day one of online school was amazing! The girls were so excited to share about their day. We are so grateful to you and all the wonderful PJA teachers and staff.