Our Stories

News from the MPA Birthday Books and Libraries Committee

November 1, 2018 by Adina Loeb (Community) Evelyn Khoo Schwartz (Community)

The Milton Parent Association presented the school with a one-time gift of $10,000 to help fund the new Milton Middle School Library in October during National Book Month. The libraries at Milton are funded solely by the MPA through the Birthday Books program. Knowing the new Middle School Library would require substantial set-up costs, the […]


Meet the 2018 Purim Ball Honorees

March 6, 2018 by Laurie Brumberg (Faculty and Staff)

Each year at Purim Ball, we honor MILTON parents and others for their devoted leadership and service to the school. This year we recognize Kimby and Lawrence Berger; Kimberly and John Hasenberg; Cinthia and Horacio Rozanski; Sandy and Ted Schulman; and Sharon Freundel. Learn about these remarkable people, their commitment and service to our school, […]


Behind the Scenes of the "Boxed Lunch" Program

November 2, 2016 by Blake Yedwab (Community) Maia Magder (Community)

When JPDS-NC began more than 25 years ago, there were only a handful of students. At that time, many things were handled by parent volunteers, including lunch. Parents ordered pizza for the students, and distributed it as needed. All of these years later, lunch is still organized by a dedicated group of parent volunteers. Now […]


Tikkun Olam: JPDS-NC in the Community

April 7, 2016 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

One of the core values that informs and inspires life at JPDS-NC is Tikkun Olam (Transforming the World). This year, members of our school community have cooked, cleaned, painted, danced, served, gleaned, organized, and supported a variety of causes. We are inspired by seeing our students embrace this value so wholeheartedly, and by the parents, alumni, faculty, and staff […]


Meet the 2016 Purim Ball Honorees

February 25, 2016 by Vered Asta (Faculty and Staff)

On March 20th, the JPDS-NC community will gather at the National Press Club for the event of the year! Together, we will celebrate JPDS-NC’s success, show our support for the school, and recognize eight outstanding parents for their years of service and dedication to the community. Take a read below to learn more about this year’s […]


JPDS-NC Volunteers in the Community

May 28, 2015 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff) Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Part of our mission at JPDS-NC is to teach our students to become knowledgeable, responsible Jews and citizens. Through learning and action, we foster an environment that inspires and deepens our students’ commitment to Jewish living and values, to the community at large, and to the people and state of Israel. Through in-school programs such […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Abigail Sharon

April 21, 2015 by Sharon Samber (Community)

JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Abigail Sharon. What is your volunteer role? Abigail: I produced and directed the JPDS-NC film and was privileged to work with the school’s […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Brumberg

March 26, 2015 by Sharon Samber (Community)

JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Laurie Brumberg. What is your volunteer role? Laurie: I chaired Birthday Lunch and Box Lunch for two years, introduced Zelda’s chocolates and Israeli […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Vanessa May

January 29, 2015 by Sharon Samber (Community)

JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Vanessa May. What is your volunteer role? Vanessa: I currently co-chair People of the Book. I have co-chaired Share the Nachas Day. I’ve also […]


Primary Parents Update

December 11, 2014 by Elizabeth Goldel (Students) Yvonne White (Community)

This has been busy and productive fall for Primary Parents. Here are a few highlights so far in the 2014-2015 school year that have particularly excited us: Our website is continually evolving, and we are using it as a key resource to keep you up to date on the world of Primary Parents. We now offer […]