Hebrew Highlights

The Hebrew department is excited to announce that in the Upper School, there are three Ivrit b’Ivrit classes being offered. In those classes, students are conversing solely in Hebrew during their class time.  All Hebrew classes in the Upper School have been introduced to a new curriculum that includes reading classic novels, from known Israeli authors and reading Hebrew speaking newspapers about current events
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Focus on Lower School Judaics

We excitedly started off the beginning of the school year bringing in the month of Elul. The students recognized this by hearing the daily shofar sound and seeing the decorations throughout the hallways and classrooms. When walking through the halls of CTA, you can hear the symphony of shofars being blown by the students, trying out their skills.  In addition to that, they are
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Spotlight on Upper School Judaics

What’s New? R.A.P. – Every Jewish month brings with it special energies and has its own history and character. In efforts to stay tuned to these unique opportunities, we unrolled the R.A.P., or Rosh Chodesh Appreciation Program. In addition to the special programming we will be having before each Shabbat M’Vorchim (the Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh) and Rosh Chodesh treats, we will be learning
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What Did You Do This Summer? Faculty Edition

Phrase overheard in classrooms throughout the land on the first day of school. “Okay, students.  Today we are going to write about what we did this summer.” Oftentimes, teachers ask their students to write about their summer experiences.  We decided to turn the tables on our faculty and asked them to write about their summer experiences.  We hope you will enjoy reading this representative
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New Faculty

A special welcome to our 8 new faculty members.  Here is a short description of each: Dr. Ana Echevarria-Morales (Upper School Language Arts and Social Studies):  “Dr. E.” came to CTA to fill in when we needed assistance last year, so technically she isn’t new to the school. However, this is her first opportunity to start a year with her own classes of students
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Message from the Head of School – September 2015

Every summer my wife and I visit take a vacation trip to a place of personal interest, most often to one of our National Parks. This summer, I had actually planned an Alaska trip when my son called me and asked me if I would accompany him and his siblings on a pilgrimage to my parents’ home town in Poland.  It is difficult to
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Important Forms for 2015-2016

First Day Packet Checklist JCC After School Care Options 2015 Over the Counter Medical Form Emergency Card Class Permission Slip Email Address Form PTO Directory PTO Membership Form Lunch Forms 2015-2016 High School Community Service Form Complete Back to School Packet 2015-2016  


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School Supply List for 2015-16


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Summer Reading Lists

Creating a habit of life-long reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. Establishing this habit early and nurturing it throughout their school years, is critical to their success in life. We want students to pursue reading for enjoyment and encourage it through a wide selection of quality books. For this reason, we have developed summer reading lists for our
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Transportation Information

Columbus students:  Fill out this form and return to Norma Whitmyre.  Columbus Bus Form 2015-16. Bexley students:  Click here for information or contact the Bexley Department of Transportation at 614 – 231-7611. Other Districts:  Please contact your local school district’s department of transportation.  


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EdChoice Documents

Columbus Torah Academy is a designated school for the Ohio Ed Choice Scholarship Program. The Program was created by the state of Ohio to provide students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. New students are eligible to apply if they meet the residency requirements or income verification levels as set by the state of Ohio. Students awarded an Ed
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Enrollment Agreements 2015-2016

Thank you for enrolling your child at Columbus Torah Academy for 2015-2016 Academic Year. Enrollment Agreements are personalized and you will find a Profile page for each student in your family. Please make arrangements to complete forms and turn them in by February 20, 2015. PSAS (Private School Aid Service) Financial Assistance application must be completed online at www.psas.org/4944 or printed and mailed to
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2015-2016 Proposed School Calendar


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Box Tops for the school

Once again, our school will be participating in the Box Tops for Education™ program. My name is Hillari Klynn and I’m thrilled to be the Box Tops Coordinator for CTA. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school.
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PSAS Financial Assistance Form

Columbus Torah Academy Application Submission Deadline (POSTMARKED if mailed) – 03/20/2015 Columbus Torah Academy has selected PSAS to process their financial aid applications. Please review the information below to apply for aid online. First Step Gather the documents that you will need. These documents include the following: You and your spouse’s (if applicable) social security numbers. A complete copy of your 2014 federal 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ
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Holiday Gift Fund for Teachers and Staff

Dear CTA Family, As Chanukah approaches, we have a wonderful opportunity to honor our fiercely dedicated educators, administrators, and staff. Your contribution of $4.00 per person will be greatly appreciated. PTO purchases beautifully appointed Chanukah cards. Your name will be listed inside acknowledging your contribution. All staff and faculty will receive the same gift amount according to their full time or part time status.
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Flu Shots

Columbus Public Health is working with Columbus Torah Academy to offer a flu vaccination clinic for students enrolled at our school. Parents who prefer to have their children seen by their own medical provider should feel free to do so, if the flu vaccine is being offered there. Flu vaccine will be available at CTA on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 9am to 10:30am. In
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College Admissions Handbook

There are over 3,000 accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Choosing one may be the most important decision you have made in your life up to this point. The application process can make even the most laid back students very nervous and self-conscious, but systematic planning and clear communication with your parents and School Counselor will minimize your anxiety and maximize your
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