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November 4, 2009

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November 4, 2009

We have two kids at SJCS and I think it is an outstanding school. I love the dual curriculum with its focus on ethical values, and I love the sense of community at the place. I know that my kids are getting a great education academically, emotionally and in Judaics at SJCS and I really appreciate it.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My childrens' growth.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It is a great community to be a part of.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The school has teachers that rock. I would take them home and adopt them if they were available.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 2, 2009

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November 2, 2009

Our family loves SJCS! The warm, caring SJCS community and staff helped our son seamlessly transition into 3rd grade from his local public school. He is now a 5th grader. Our experience has been so positive that we sent our kindergartener to SJCS even though we long ago decided "she would do just fine" in public school. SJCS' rigorous general and Judaics studies curriculum will keep my kids challenged and the values and social skills that they're learning will serve them their entire lives. The wonderful teachers make learning fun at SJCS. The staff knows each student and understands what makes them tick. I never hear "I don't want to go to school!"

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

consistently warm and caring. They really understand what it means to be a community!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 1, 2009

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November 1, 2009

As a donor and a staff member, I can proudly say that I believe in this school. I see children every day who are being taught not only reading, writing, math, science, Hebrew, and Torah, but more importantly how to be good people. I think that this is the greatest strength of SJCS. This school emphasizes teaching children strong morals that will help them for the rest of their lives.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

affect so many more children's lives! In addition, it could provide more resources to bolster what it already does.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

We just assumed our daughter would go to our local public elementary school. All the neighborhood kids had been to this school and we liked the idea of being part of a community. About the time I was visiting this school, we were introduced to SJCS. Naturally...there were considerations, but we were so inspired by what we saw happening at SJCS and the amazing, confident, enthusiastic students it was graduating, that we really had no choice to make. It was quite obvious what the right choice was. She is now in her 3rd year at SJCS and thriving. She loves the school! We love the school! The SJCS community is amazing, especially its shared values and commitment to excellence. We especially value the teachers' dedication and open-mindedness as it relates to how children learn differently. They really teach to each individual child's needs. The values the school instills during these formative years will serve our daughter well for the rest of her life -- nowhere else would she be obtaining such a strong base of values and enhanced Jewish identity. And from her, our family has all learned more about ourselves.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being part of a community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

What a privilege to work with SJCS on their development efforts. The professional and volunteer leadership are extraordinarily committed, and their dedication shows in the quality of their program. What a great resource for Seattle families!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make its program affordable to hundreds more students!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

We're the parents of two kids currently at the school and one graduate. The school is a model for how Jewish education should be done. My children are informed, able to ask intelligent questions and imbued with an understanding of what the responsibilities of "citizenship" and "community" are. Socializing kids to think about others and to put their community in the center of their world is so important and yet so difficult to teach in a world of crass materialism.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the success of my daughter after she graduated both intellectually/academically and as a young adult able to navigate the world with her head held high

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

My children attend SJCS 17 years ago. It was a nurturing and stimulating environment. Ideas and opinions were readily encouraged and shared. After leaving SJCS, my children transitioned to public school with no difficulty. They were well prepared. They've grown up to be thoughtful, considerate, concerned citizens of the world. I believe much of this is from the start they got at this school. Now, years later, I am an employee of the school and find the same sense of community, respect, and love of learning that was there for my family so many years ago.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

what truly makes it special to me. These are caring, involved, and committed people who give more of themselves and their time than one could ever pay for, simply because they care so much about the children and the school - present and future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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October 30, 2009

Our family joined the SJCS community this year. We were drawn by the absolutely amazing community of families. Community support far exceeds what we could have hoped for in any other elementary school. As new parents, we were not around for the rough times. Our eyes see a flourishing school, in a lovely building of its own, continually enriching the curriculum and the overall learning environment. Our son loves the new science teacher and her curriculum. As a first grader he gets dance, art, music, PE, and science every week in addition to the solid basic curriculum. The Judaic studies enrich not just our son's learning but help guide our family's exploration of our Jewish identity.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We greatly appreciate how well SJCS has held our child as he entered first grade.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

We've enjoyed the strong community of parents, teachers, and staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The volunteers and staff we've met are devoted to the school and its mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this organization had 10 million dollars, it could be outstanding by building on a very solid foundation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

SJCS is a great school. It is a family, everyone is there for you when you need support. The education is outstanding and my children are way ahead of their peers who attend public school.

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Fabulous, very supportive on my child who has special needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 30, 2009

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October 30, 2009

SJCS is an small, egalitarian community Jewish school - that means that my daughter knows all the kids in her school, from pre-K to fifth grade. The school is a caring, open community - although I think everyone is Jewish, the observance varies from very observant to secular, and includes Israeli kids who are able to integrate because of the Hebrew/Judaic studies half of every day. And the education is excellent - my daughter is advanced, and the teachers are able to challenge her without making her feel different. She is getting a second language, values integrated into her education, and building friendships that will last a lifetime. The staff at the school are amazing - they have very committed staff who have been with the school for a very long time, and their ability to work together really benefits the kids. Every year in the fall, instead of that 'getting to know you' phase that comes with public school (where our son excels), we've had a teacher who already knows my daughter, has had her in her class because they do a good bit of blending during the day depending on subjects and needs of the child. That means that we hit the ground running every year. I highly recommend this school

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Committed educators and caring, dedicated people. On staff there are Jewish educators, non-Jewish teachers with many years background in gifted education, a Buddhist who helps the kids control their bodies with deep breathing and stretching.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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