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Elementary

Elementary

Rabbi Leib Kelman

Rabbi Leib Kelman

Dean

Mrs. Esther Salamon

Mrs. Esther Salamon

Principal, Limudei Kodesh

Mrs. Hadassha Fruchthandler

Mrs. Hadassha Fruchthandler

Assisitant Principal, Limudei Kodesh

Mrs. Osnat Klestzick

Mrs. Osnat Klestzick

Principal Emeritus

Mrs. Chaya Michaeli

Mrs. Chaya Michaeli

Principal, Limudei Chol

Mrs. Batsheva Berkovits

Mrs. Batsheva Berkovits

Assistant Principal, Limudei Chol

Rabbi Leib Kelman

Dean

Mrs. Osnat Klestzick

Principal, Emeritus

Morah Esther Salamon

Principal, Limudei Kodesh

Mrs. Hadassah Fruchthandler

Assistant Principal, Limudei Kodesh

Mrs. Chaya Michaeli

Principal, Limudei Chol

Mrs. Batsheva Berkovits

Assistant Principal, Limudei Chol  

Prospect Park Elementary School

Prospect Park Elementary School has always been a Yeshiva with great vision.

From our world renowned high academic standards to our special needs learning programs, our “home” is a place where our children are filled with opportunities to grow and to mature into caring young ladies who will be the wives and mothers of the next generation.

We strive to instill in our students Middos Tovos, a love of learning, sensitivity to others, and Derech Eretz.

By supplementing our rich curriculum with programs and activities that challenge the mind and stimulate the spirit, we achieve our goal.

 

Elementary School Events

 

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh is a day of uplifting excitement in PPY. Talmidos of Kitos 3 – 5 and later Grades 6 – 8 join together…

Ani Ma’amin – EYE Believe, “Measure Up!” (to our Gedolim!), “Pihah Poscha B’Chochma! – Wordwise!

These are just a few of the recent school-wide themes in PPY Elementary School. The annual school-wide theme unites Grades 3 – 8 with one central focus…

Penina Parsha

One of the most innovative teachers on staff at PPY receives no salary yet teaches grades 3 – 7. It’s our very own Penina Parsha, the adorable…

Bas Mitzvah Celebration

As our sixth graders anticipate becoming Bas Mitzvah, PPY has instituted a Bas Mitzvah celebration that truly celebrates…

 

Elementary School Events

 

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh is a day of uplifting excitement in PPY. Talmidos of Kitos 3 – 5, and later Grades 6 – 8, join together…

Ani Ma’amin – EYE Believe, “Measure Up!” (to our Gedolim!), “Pihah Poscha B’Chochma! – Wordwise!

These are just a few of the recent school-wide themes in PPY Elementary School. The annual school-wide theme unites Grades 3 – 8 with one central focus…

Penina Parsha

One of the most innovative teachers on staff at PPY receives no salary yet teaches grades 3 – 7. It’s our very own Penina Parsha, the adorable…

Bas Mitzvah Celebration

As our sixth graders anticipate becoming Bas Mitzvah, PPY has instituted a Bas Mitzvah celebration that truly celebrates…

 

Elementary School Events

 

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh is a day of uplifting excitement in PPY. Talmidos of Kitos 3 – 5, and later Grades 6 – 8, join together to daven Tefilas Hallel. With a professional music recording and special Hallel cards, the palpable joy and fervor of this Tefillah in PPY Elementary School is truly inspirational.

Tefilas Hallel is followed by a monthly Rosh Chodesh performance starring the talented students of PPY. Each month, a unique presentation of song, dance and acting highlights a different aspect of the year’s theme.

Perhaps the most exciting performance is the mini concert in which several grades take part. What incredible Achdus, a hallmark of PPY, as students from second, 5th and even 7th and 8th grades take center stage together!

Each assembly concludes with everyone singing the theme song and the G.O. Presidents revealing the special delectable Rosh Chodesh treat! Is it any wonder that Talmidos count the days until next Rosh Chodesh?

Ani Ma’amin – EYE Believe, “Measure Up!” (to our Gedolim!), “Pihah Poscha B’Chochma! – Wordwise!

These are just a few of the recent school-wide themes in PPY Elementary School. The annual school-wide theme unites Grades 3 – 8 with one central focus. The yearly topic is chosen to encourage Middos improvement and learning through doing. The theme resonates throughout the school building, portrayed on the main bulletin board as well as the audio-visual screen in the main lobby. The theme song can be heard over the PA system as the students enthusiastically sing along. Each student chooses specific Kabalos throughout the program and proudly shares their success stories in the school newsletter. Prizes are awarded to all students who adhere to their Kabalos.

A unique keepsake, which expands monthly, serves as a memento reminding our students of the lessons learned and their monumental growth and accomplishments throughout the program.

Penina Parsha

One of the most innovative teachers on staff at PPY receives no salary, yet teaches Grades 3 – 7. It’s our very own Penina Parsha, the adorable mascot designed to enhance our Parshas Hashavuah program.

Each week our students receive a new set of flashcards which highlight the main concepts of the Parsha in simple, easy to understand Hebrew. Students become familiar with Lashon HaPosuk, thus broadening their Chumash skills as well.

The annual Rosh Chodesh review, Parsha bees, and testing by Rabbi Kelman are just some of the diverse methods of creative Chazarah, culminating in an astounding amount of Torah knowledge and some pretty exciting Penina Parsha prizes as well!

Penina Parsha and her amazing array of prizes adorn the main lobby, encouraging our Talmidos and reminding them that continuous Chazara yields fantastic results. 

Bas Mitzvah Celebration

As our sixth graders anticipate becoming Bas Mitzvah, PPY has instituted a Bas Mitzvah celebration that truly celebrates what it means to be a Bas Mitzvah. Although our twice a year celebration is officially a communal one, each and every girl is highlighted and shines, and is truly made to feel like a “Guest of Honor.” The excitement leading to this celebration is felt at weekly Bas Mitzvah meetings, and as the girls prepare for it, they reach the understanding that the joy of becoming a Bas Mitzvah is so much more than just a party. The girls complete questionnaires focusing on who they are, the Middos they would like to work on, and how they hope to emulate their mothers and grandmothers. The mature answers are compiled into a beautiful journal, along with powerful words of advice and meaningful Brachos from parents.

At the Bas Mitzvah event itself, the girls and their guests are treated to a delectable buffet, and a magnificent choir performs where every girl has a chance to shine. In addition, each girl receives a beautiful Siddur and necklace, and a personalized video showcasing the Bas Mitzvah “Guests of Honor” is shown. The night ends with an unbelievable dancing experience with Mrs. Shimi Adar, a beloved PPY parent. The PPY Bas Mitzvah night is an event that the girls don’t forget. What a beautiful way to start the journey of becoming a member of Klal Yisrael!

 

Elementary School Events

 

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh is a day of uplifting excitement in PPY. Talmidos of Kitos 3 – 5, and later Grades 6 – 8, join together to daven Tefilas Hallel. With a professional music recording and special Hallel cards, the palpable joy and fervor of this Tefillah in PPY Elementary School is truly inspirational.

Tefilas Hallel is followed by a monthly Rosh Chodesh performance starring the talented students of PPY. Each month, a unique presentation of song, dance and acting highlights a different aspect of the year’s theme.

Perhaps the most exciting performance is the mini concert in which several grades take part. What incredible Achdus, a hallmark of PPY, as students from second, 5th and even 7th and 8th grades take center stage together!

Each assembly concludes with everyone singing the theme song and the G.O. Presidents revealing the special delectable Rosh Chodesh treat! Is it any wonder that Talmidos count the days until next Rosh Chodesh?

Ani Ma’amin – EYE Believe, “Measure Up!” (to our Gedolim!), “Pihah Poscha B’Chochma! – Wordwise!

These are just a few of the recent school-wide themes in PPY Elementary School. The annual school-wide theme unites Grades 3 – 8 with one central focus. The yearly topic is chosen to encourage Middos improvement and learning through doing. The theme resonates throughout the school building, portrayed on the main bulletin board as well as the audio-visual screen in the main lobby. The theme song can be heard over the PA system as the students enthusiastically sing along. Each student chooses specific Kabalos throughout the program and proudly shares their success stories in the school newsletter. Prizes are awarded to all students who adhere to their Kabalos.

A unique keepsake, which expands monthly, serves as a memento reminding our students of the lessons learned and their monumental growth and accomplishments throughout the program.

Penina Parsha

One of the most innovative teachers on staff at PPY receives no salary, yet teaches Grades 3 – 7. It’s our very own Penina Parsha, the adorable mascot designed to enhance our Parshas Hashavuah program.

Each week our students receive a new set of flashcards which highlight the main concepts of the Parsha in simple, easy to understand Hebrew. Students become familiar with Lashon HaPosuk, thus broadening their Chumash skills as well.

The annual Rosh Chodesh review, Parsha bees, and testing by Rabbi Kelman are just some of the diverse methods of creative Chazarah, culminating in an astounding amount of Torah knowledge and some pretty exciting Penina Parsha prizes as well!

Penina Parsha and her amazing array of prizes adorn the main lobby, encouraging our Talmidos and reminding them that continuous Chazara yields fantastic results. 

Bas Mitzvah Celebration

As our sixth graders anticipate becoming Bas Mitzvah, PPY has instituted a Bas Mitzvah celebration that truly celebrates what it means to be a Bas Mitzvah. Although our twice a year celebration is officially a communal one, each and every girl is highlighted and shines, and is truly made to feel like a “Guest of Honor.” The excitement leading to this celebration is felt at weekly Bas Mitzvah meetings, and as the girls prepare for it, they reach the understanding that the joy of becoming a Bas Mitzvah is so much more than just a party. The girls complete questionnaires focusing on who they are, the Middos they would like to work on, and how they hope to emulate their mothers and grandmothers. The mature answers are compiled into a beautiful journal, along with powerful words of advice and meaningful Brachos from parents.

At the Bas Mitzvah event itself, the girls and their guests are treated to a delectable buffet, and a magnificent choir performs where every girl has a chance to shine. In addition, each girl receives a beautiful Siddur and necklace, and a personalized video showcasing the Bas Mitzvah “Guests of Honor” is shown. The night ends with an unbelievable dancing experience with Mrs. Shimi Adar, a beloved PPY parent. The PPY Bas Mitzvah night is an event that the girls don’t forget. What a beautiful way to start the journey of becoming a member of Klal Yisrael!

 

Elementary School Enrichment program

Each year, several students from Grades 3 and 4 are selected to join our enrichment program. They are intellectually challenged in a cultural curriculum in art, music and sign language.

 

Math and Science E2K

Our E2K enrichment program in math and science, funded by the Gruss Foundation, is in full operation. This endowment program is offered to a select group of students…

Chess

Chess has been introduced as part of the weekly curriculum. Mr. Oleg Frenkel, a chess Grandmaster, is the professional instructor. In an age where we are committed to the common core standards…

Achosi Program

A friendly and familiar face means a lot, especially to our sensitive 1st graders…

Mid-Winter Programs

Mid-winter vacation affords the parents the opportunity to send their girls on fun-filled day trips…

After School Clubs

Students are offered a variety of After School Clubs, allowing each girl an opportunity to channel her inner strength…

Tzedakah Opportunities

Giving Tzedakah and doing Chessed are high priorities in Bnos Leah Prospect Park Yeshiva. Some of our Tzedakah campaigns have included…

Math and Science E2K

Our E2K enrichment program in math and science, funded by the Gruss Foundation, is in full operation. This endowment program was offered to a select group of students (approximately 30) in Grades 7 and 8. The objectives of E2K are to guide bright students to realize their abilities and stimulate them to be self motivated and excited about education. Watching the children building their rockets, working in groups, talking logistics, calculating air pressure and velocity, and rethinking their conclusions is beyond inspirational – it is transformational! 

Chess

Chess has been introduced as part of the weekly curriculum. Mr. Oleg Frenkel, a chess Grandmaster, is the professional instructor. In an age where we are committed to the common core standards, learning to play chess gives our girls an opportunity to improve self-esteem, logical thinking, and cognitive abilities in a way that no other program does.

Achosi Program

A friendly and familiar face means a lot, especially to our sensitive 1st graders. Each 1st grader is paired with a 7th grader who will be supportive and share special moments together.

Mid-Winter Programs

Mid-winter vacation affords the parents the opportunity to send their girls on fun-filled day trips orchestrated and supervised by the Yeshiva. Our staff-chaperoned trips have included snow tubing, indoor arcades, and exciting arts and crafts projects.

After School Clubs

Students are offered a variety of After School Clubs, allowing each girl an opportunity to channel her inner strength and talents. After School Clubs include baking, drama, sports, chess, karate, robotics, and basketball.

Tzedakah Opportunities

Giving Tzedakah and doing Chessed are high priorities in Bnos Leah Prospect Park Yeshiva. Some of our Tzedakah campaigns have included:

  • Fundraising for Peylim/Lev Le’achim
  • Chai Lifeline Toy Drives
  • History-A-Thon – Grades 6-8 trace the course of Jewish History from Briyas HaOlam through today. They are tested on the material, with sponsorship opportunities to raise money for Tzedaka.
Junior High Activities

“As our 6th, 7th and 8th graders enter Junior High School, their excitement is palpable, as PPY is known for its amazing extra-curricular programs.”

Mrs. Aberbach, Assistant Principal, Junior High

 

 

G.O. Elections, Grades 6 – 8

With tremendous enthusiasm, camaraderie and Achdus, our 6th and 7th graders vie for the positions of School Secretary and Vice President via original song/dance performances and speeches…

6th Grade – Project Yud Bais – Bas Mitzvah Program

As our 6th graders anticipate becoming Bas Mitzvah, PPY has instituted a Bas Mitzvah celebration that truly celebrates what it means to be a Bas Mitzvah. Although our twice a year celebration is officially a communal one, each and every girl is highlighted…

7th Grade Production

Our 7th grade productions are known far and wide for their professionalism and discovery of raw talent…

8th Grade Shabbaton

Early in the semester, 8th graders begin the school year with a bang! They spend a spiritual Shabbos together…

7th & 8th Grade Highlights

    • Chanukah Chagiga
    • Trips
    • Color War

G.O. Elections, Grades 6 – 8

With tremendous enthusiasm, camaraderie and Achdus, our 6th and 7th graders vie for the positions of School Secretary and Vice President via original song/dance performances and speeches. Our 8th grade G.O. representatives are chosen by their teachers and participate in Election Day with a fun-filled finale.  

6th Grade – Project Yud Bais – Bas Mitzvah Program

As our 6th graders anticipate becoming Bas Mitzvah, PPY has instituted a Bas Mitzvah celebration that truly celebrates what it means to be a Bas Mitzvah. Although our twice a year celebration is officially a communal one, each and every girl is highlighted and shines, and is truly made to feel like a “Guest of Honor.” The excitement leading to this celebration is felt at weekly Bas Mitzvah meetings, and as the girls prepare for it, they reach the understanding that the joy of becoming a Bas Mitzvah is so much more than just a party. The girls complete questionnaires focusing on who they are, the Middos they would like to work on, and how they hope to emulate their mothers and grandmothers. The mature answers are compiled into a beautiful journal, along with powerful words of advice and meaningful Brachos from parents.

At the Bas Mitzvah event itself, the girls and their guests are treated to a delectable buffet, and a magnificent choir performs where every girl has a chance to shine. In addition, each girl receives a beautiful Siddur and necklace, and a personalized video showcasing the Bas Mitzvah “Guests of Honor” is shown. The night ends with an unbelievable dancing experience with Mrs. Shimi Adar, a beloved PPY parent. The PPY Bas Mitzvah night is an event that the girls don’t forget. What a beautiful way to start the journey of becoming a member of Klal Yisrael!

7th Grade Production

Our 7th grade productions are known far and wide for their professionalism and discovery of raw talent. Some of our past plays are still talked about, including “The King and I” and “The Road to Yerushalayim.”

8th Grade Shabbaton

Early in the semester, 8th graders begin the school year with a bang! They spend a spiritual Shabbos together, chock full of activities, culminating with roller blading on Motzei Shabbos.

7th & 8th Grade Highlights

 

  • Chanukah Chagiga – Choosing their themes from the week’s Parsha, our creative Chagigah Heads go all out with a Chanukah extravaganza, including choirs, dances, an auction, and a spirited Kumzits with Morah Chanie Obermeister, our talented music teacher.
  • Trips – Our 7th Graders take an annual trip to Philadelphia, visiting sites and landmarks such as the home of Betsy Ross, the Ben Franklin Institute, and the Liberty Bell. Our 8th Graders go on their long awaited overnight stay to Washington, D.C., creating memories that last forever.
  • Color War – Two teams compete for the crown of Color War Champion, with banners, theme songs, Chidonim, etc. Aside from the fun and camaraderie, Color War has proven to be a real learning experience.