Commitment to Anti-Racism & Equity (CARE) Collective


The New Traditions CARE Collective is an open-door group of New Traditions families, caregivers, faculty, and staff committed to personal and collective anti-racism and equity work in service of ensuring that all New Traditions students are successful and seen. This group was born out of ongoing discussions at School Site Council meetings last year. On Thursday, September 5th 6-7pm, the CARE Collective will meet for the first time, and all are welcome to participate. 


To engage in this work, interested community members should minimally commit to the following:

  • Add your name to the community.

  • Read the book “White Fragility” and any two, relevant articles (suggestions provided here) over the summer.

  • Participate in a courageous conversation about the readings on Thursday, September 5, from 6-7pm at New Traditions that will include curating suggestions for how to formalize and continue the work through the school year (purpose, timing, logistics).


For questions, feel free to contact Megan Taylor (Aza/2nd Grade; Dillon/2nd Grade), Amy Millward (Henry/3rd Grade; Calvin/K), Gina Meneni (Nicolai/3rd Grade), or Julie Alderete.



Session 1 After School Enrichment Classes


The time is now to enroll in After School Enrichment Classes for Session 1 (September 9-October 25). 


Depending on the course, enroll using the following links:

The attached calendar lays out which classes are offered on what days and how to enroll. 



Class Liaisons Needed

(aka Room Parents)


**Incorrect email address listed last week - correct one below**


Liaisons recruit chaperones for class field trips, organize parent participation in class events, and pass along important messages from the teacher and the PTA so they don’t slip through the cracks. It’s a great way to get to know the other families in your child’s class and support your child’s teacher. Each class needs two liaisons, and many classes are still without one. 


Please contact Amy Millward at if you’re interested!



Shabbat Club: Inviting all families to join!


The Shabbat Club After-school Enrichment programs provide opportunities for children to experience rich Jewish culture through activities and crafts that express the fun and excitement of Jewish holidays and lore, while making new friends and creating great memories.


Two Age groups | Pick up provided from New Traditions | 3:30 - 5:30 PM every Thursday starting Sept. 26


K-1st Grade

STEM - Build a dollhouse while learning about the Jewish objects found in our homes


2nd - 3rd Grade

Junior Chefs will explore some core Jewish values centered around the kitchen. They will think about why they eat, where their food comes from, how to make good food choices and how to follow a recipe. They bake/cook each week and come home with a beautiful scrapbook of all the recipes.


More info? | Chaya: 415-797-7231 |








Stay tuned for the official ‘launch’ of NT’s

10th Annual DRAGON WALK!

Coming your way the week of 9.09.19


It’s going to be ‘Out of This World’…

(Dragon Walk is Sunday, October 27th)



Get Your News In The Den


Do you have the lowdown on an event that you think would be of interest to the New Traditions community? Send it to your PTA Communications Team (Amy Millward, Ericka Karner, and Tina Kim) at