Askonim involved in assisting parents of primary girls with school acceptance, have requested that TLS remind parents of tomorrow’s deadline to apply for the assistance. Those who have girls entering Primary in September 2011 who have not yet been accepted to primary, should call 732-901-9981, and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the name of your child.
All parents who have not yet received an acceptance letter from at least one Mosad, are urged to call immediately.
Why doesn’t the board of education look into the coincidence of failing test scores and the implementation of reading workshop in the public schools. It seems to me that the schools were not failing until they started reading workshop.
Ok now let’s see how long it takes for the schools to sit down with the vaad and figure out where to place the more than 100 4 year old little girls that don’t have a school for next year. Maybe they will have some Rachmanus on the mothers of these neshamos and get the placements done quickly so everyone can go into Pesach with a real feeling of Geula
I know a child that has been out for one and a half years from school. Yes she may be hyperactive and the parents don’t have money but is that not a reason to accept a child. Get a shadow. Work with the family. The parents are not going to send her to a public school. They want her to be frum and surrounded by Jewish influences. This poor child must feel like an outcast as she watches her friends get on the bus to school. These are the children that will go off the derech. Who is responsible for ensuring these children succeed. It is the job of the Vaad, since they have the power to influence the Board members and Rabbis of the schools.
#3, we need make an asifa on purim night in Bais Faiga regarding this horrible situation!!
That is horrible. I could cry for the child and her parents. SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!! I don’t know what – if I did, I’d do it.
There is no room period in town for these 100 girls, I hope someone will open a new school
That’s not an excuse. We all know that these 100 girls are the ones tha you are all afraid to accept because of the backlash you’d get from your boards. You each only want the “best” only you have no idea what the best really is. As far as a solution for this year, you and the other principals need to each open 1 additional class. You already have the infrastructure of a school in place. That’s alot easier than someone opening a school from scratch!!
The Vaad has no funding . Its easy to say “get a shadow ” That costs a lot of money . It is the responsibility of the Kehila as a whole to provide the funding . All the commenters here are part of the Kehilla and are equally responsible to provide the funding to provide shadows and to create new classrooms .
I am a parent of a girl not yet accepted to a school for next year. I am probably what many of you would consider the ideal candidate for most schools (if not for the fact that I work). My wife and I are very well respected, tzniusdige, frum family. The main reason I am not accepted yet is because I was not willing to leech on to some wealthy community members to push on my behalf and I was not willing to pay to get my child in.
However, what has been most frustrating throughout this whole process is the numerous lies I have been told by some of the school principals. The principals that have been mentschlich and told me upfront exactly as it is (i.e. we have no space) I have no taanos on. It is the ones that lied time and time again that have given me the most agmas nefesh. Not surprisingly, these principals are from the more “prestigious” schools that are hardest to get into and have “excellent” reputations.
I too am a parent of a 5 year old not yet accepted into primary. I grew up in lakewood and attended school in lakewood as did all my siblings. I come from a frum, ehrliche, hardworking family and my daughter would be an asset to any school she attended. I cannot begin to describe the craziness that we have gone through with this process. I went to an interview at one particular school and was told that the neighborhood I live in is a problem for them since the women there dont dress tznius, my husband is a problem since he is not in yeshiva…and the list goes on. Needless to say my husband and I walked out of the office felling abount an inch tall. For the life of me I cannot understand how these principals responsible for being mechanech hundreds of yideshe children can treat another yid this way! It seems that if your 5 year old is not a sibling of the school, or you don’t come from a wealty family or you have the misfortune of not being born ito the family of a rosh yeshiva or gadol hador you dont stand a chance on this town! IT is absolutely sickening what goes on and how people are treated. If you have your own reasons for not wanting to accept a kid there is a way to talk to people without making them feel worthless. I hope these people have an axplanation for their horrible behavior because you can be sure that after 120 they will have to give an answer for all of it!
This is a real crisis, anybody willing to open a school this late in the game is a life saver and i believe we should all give to that school before any money is given out on Purim , this is a major major problem. I would give $1000 today to anyone who agrees to put it together!
#10 you are corrrect and Lakewood has become too judgmental on the wrong things. Good luck, we have been in your place.
#11 I would also give $1000 but the school would not even last a year or two or get off the ground at all, because many would not compromise and send there and it would already have the stigma of a reject school. A new school would have only prospered prior to any rejection letters going out and before any girls applied to schools.
There is something very wrong in this town. It is a sickness and it’s progressive. R’ Aharon ZT”L is crying bitter tears.
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