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    Tell Them Change Has Come

    From the COLlive inbox: I already see the girls who are dreading the beginning of another school year. I recognize them because I was one of them - until last year. Full Story

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    u rock
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    u rock

    go musy and devorah!!!! u rock

    mushky
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    mushky

    go b’nos menachem!!!

    A Happy Parent
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    A Happy Parent

    My daughter gos to Beis Chaya Mushka and loves it,
    She is so happy every day to go to school!!

    go malky rappaport!!!!!
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    go malky rappaport!!!!!

    i miss you!!!

    <3 tickle monster

    Go Malkie
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    Go Malkie

    ur the best

    Another Happy Set of Parents
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    Another Happy Set of Parents

    It was wonderful to witness our daughter’s school year last year and the positivity and self-confidence that Ohr Chana instilled in our child. We can’t wait for this school year to start! May Ohr Chana go may chayil el choyil!
    Mrs. Piamenta you rock!!

    wow
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    wow

    that painting is AWESOME!!! u really have talent!!

    go malky!
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    go malky!
    GOOOOOO MORAH BROOOOOOK best teacher ever
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    GOOOOOO MORAH BROOOOOOK best teacher ever
    to # 3
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    to # 3

    this article is intended for a different purpose. what’s the connection to BCM? i’m really happy to har that your daughter is happy there what’s the connection?

    GOOOOO MALKY!!!! :)
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    GOOOOO MALKY!!!! :)
    amazing place
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    amazing place

    i have seen first hand the amazing changes that Ohr Chana helped accomplish. i hope that people will become more aware of this great school and all the wonderful things it does for these girls

    sounds nice
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    sounds nice

    glad that ohr chana is such a wonderful school, and able to help so many.
    great idea for free advertising…
    btw, maybe you should tell the girls in your school about an incredible summer program – bais chana jewish uncamp for teens. guaranteed to be a summer of a lifetime

    very true, but...
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    very true, but...

    …this is a great piece of free PR for the school. Now how about equal time for the other schools to push THEIR maalehs? I definitely agree, there is a problem for Ms Average. My daughter was one & not only wasn’t she recognized in BR elementary for anything, she was treated like garbage. Having said that, she flourished in high school & is now a very successful & accomplished Shlucha who is raising a beautiful family. There is definitely a need for an Ohr Chana type school, but Bais Rivka (& I’m sure B’nos Menachem and B’nos Chaya also)… Read more »

    GO BUBBY LABKOWSKI!
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    GO BUBBY LABKOWSKI!

    YOU ARE THE BEST!

    Very nice article
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    Very nice article
    wow
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    wow

    go malky rappoprt and perly engal

    im years finished with school
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    im years finished with school

    and every time i thing of school i just go into a depression,
    “hell years” this is all i can say,

    impossible, and will never forgive it.

    MUSSSSSSSSSYY!!!!!
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    MUSSSSSSSSSYY!!!!!
    You lucky Girl
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    You lucky Girl

    i went to a primary school which loved; i loved going to school that was until high school. the head teacher hated me for some reason and warned every single teacher to be wary of me. One teacher out of all my years in high school had faith in me just one teacher said to the head i dont know what you are going on about. why do people insist on ruining peoples lives? why? i look back to my high school with hatred towards my head. i wish there was a school here like ohr chana. What i have… Read more »

    nice
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    nice

    wow very touching, im very happy for you! i kind of feel the same way in a zal yeshiva and so do many other bochrim, you know sometimes i feel like i just want to drop evrything or just scream, other times i just want to jump off a cliff, the amount of time that is being wasted thees days by MANY buchrim is not even funny any more, the frustration is indescribable! i would hav loved if som1 would of opened up a good, normal yeshiva a with caring staff, but together with bochrim who didnt go off yet… Read more »

    #18
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    #18

    wow u mustve had a bad expierience….. DOESNT MEAN WE ALL DO!!!!!!

    To #21
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    To #21

    You are 1000% right about some teachers taking jobs because they can’t do anything else. And you’re 1000% right about the importance of placing decent, caring teachers in mainstream schools. But you have to train them & support them.

    There’s an old expression: those who can, do. Those who can’t…teach. It’s very true. I should know: I’m a veteran, award-winning teacher who shakes my head in despair at many of my colleagues. The ones who suffer are their students. I can name you many students, boys & girls, who were destroyed by the system and the people in it.

    thank g-d for ohr chana!
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    thank g-d for ohr chana!

    orh chana is a superb school! my sister went there for
    two years and gained so much confidence and loved it!
    mrs. piementa is a very devoted person and puts a lot in to
    the girls! keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HATS OFF TO OHR CHANA!!!
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    HATS OFF TO OHR CHANA!!!

    A school like Ohr Chana is way overdue! Not every girl is academic and this school is a great option for those who are not Regent diploma inclined etc. I would like to see this school be licensed and certified in the vocations they offer so the girls would actually come out with something. That would be amazing! It’s so nice to see this alternative school for girls in our Lubavitch system. WAY TO GO!!!!

    Tears in my eyes....
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    Tears in my eyes....

    I read this and I have tears in my eyes. Before Ohr Chana came along my sister never had a place in school. We her family could only stand by and watch her frustration every day as she struggled to keep up with her friendsM. Thank you, thank you Mrs. Piamenta and the staff at Ohr Chana for giving our sister a place to finaly call her own. Parents, I beg you, if you have a child or even know a child who can benefit from this amazibg school please call Mrs. Piamenta and give this child a shot at… Read more »

    Think before you write, #23
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    Think before you write, #23

    #14, I second all that you say.

    #21, you make some very good points…

    #23: As a teacher, I am very disappointed that you would quote such an untrue, unfair statement. Of course, there are good and skilled teachers and there are some who are not—but to paint the whole profession in such a way is simply wrong. Those who can, teach–giving up other lucrative, more rewarding positions for the sake of chinuch. I think your quoting such a ludricious statement is an offense to teachers everywhere.

    Wish I could.....
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    Wish I could.....

    Myy daughter would love this and definitely needs this type of sviva, but how do we pay for something that is way beyond our means while I am still paying off a wedding and trying to figure out how to pay for the bar mitzva?
    Already two full time working parents…..

    shidduchim
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    shidduchim

    There are so many of us who would love to end our misery and know we would be happy, but our mothers are afraid of future shidduchim if we dont go to Bais Rivkah.

    to 22 from a br alumini
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    to 22 from a br alumini

    Did anyone say we all do? and only one exclamation mark is neccessary.

    to 22
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    to 22

    ur so rude!
    his tryin to bring out a point and by u stressing that he had a bad experience aint helping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! u probably have bad experience socially! watch ur mouth.
    i am sure that number 21 is a very good by don’t continue to give him misery over the computer too.

    to #29
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    to #29

    I completely agree wiht you!!! I had tyhe same experience

    the money issue
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    the money issue

    To #28. There is a letter the Rebbe wrote to someone who was afraid to said to a school because of the tuition costs. The Rebbe writes that parents in Russia had more mesiras nefesh for the chinuch of their kids then merely money…
    What dont parents do to raise a childs self esteem and give them the tools they need and in the long run
    der aibershter comes thru

    to # 29 -
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    to # 29 -

    Parents mean well and want the best for their children, but unfortunately dont understand how critical the high school years are. So much of the chutzpah, lack of tznius and rebbelionwe see growing stem from children feeling not understood and neglected.
    I once askeda group of teenagers why so many kids today go off . Their response- neglect.To my question: emotional, physical or psycological, the response was all three. They all went back to different instances in their school lives where they were humiliated by teachers and a mark was left forever.

    Broken Hearted Parent
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    Broken Hearted Parent

    This article has made all the pain come back. My daughter has struggled all her school life with very little if any encouragement from any teacher. she has been humiliated, shouted at for not understanding and finally in high school suffered with migraine becouse of stress and eventually refused to go to school. We tried to send her to other schools, it didn’t work. We are not in the US. My daughter is now Boruch Hashem about to go to sem. We are hoping and praying she has a more positive experience. The point I would like to make is… Read more »

    to #27
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    to #27

    Here’s another one for you (with apologies to Shakespeare): Methinks the teacher doth protest too much.

    signed in amusement as well as despair,

    #23

    Bais Rivkah Student
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    Bais Rivkah Student

    Even girls who aren’t academically challenged feel depressed thinking about school.
    The school days drag on forever and when you finally get home you have the other half of school waiting in your backpack-homework.
    Even if you do understand the material, it annoying as he– to study all day.

    another medication to cure addiction to medication
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    another medication to cure addiction to medication

    stop it already!!
    the answer is NOT to open fringe programs. this does not help anyone besides the elitist schools who now can easily refuse students, claiming that there is an alternative. it does not work, it never work, it cannot work.
    what we need is invest the money wasted on these fring programs in the mainstream schools, and FORCE the schools to work with every single student, whoever he is.

    impressed
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    impressed

    WOW! I am so impressed with the dedication, commitment and care that the staff of Ohr Chana has for their school.
    it’s truly tremendous. that’s definitely a helpful a key to success!!!
    May your school have continued success and may you see the fruits of your labor.
    Hatzlocha for the coming year!

    a high school dreader
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    a high school dreader

    nice article. lucky girl. Im a 12th grader and just started school and a big dreader in it… but I’m just going along with the days and want to finish already… yup, that’s life for me…

    Rochel Leah
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    Rochel Leah

    Mrs. Labkowski – Thank you for recognizing the need for a school like Ohr Chana and especially for making it a reality – May you and your dedicated faculty be blessed with much nachas from your students!

    wow
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    wow

    that painting is really cool
    p.s go malkie !!!!!!!!

    goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pearly!
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    goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pearly!

    well, no wonder, school doesn’t make it a pleasurable experience 4 us!

    bmc
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    bmc

    its in all schools and i think that girls can be good accedemically but can fail in othere things- their social life . not all kids are intrested at looking in the good of others and can cauze someone complete frustiration and even sometimes depressoin. kids dont allways think b4 they act and dont relize how there words can effect someone else! so at the same time of looking at the accedemics look at the othere things that are involved in school and taht can chage someone completely and it can evetually lead to someone doing well accedemically becuase they… Read more »

    malkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
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    malkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
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