Monthly Archives: September 2012

Au Pairs meet at Eagle Cove School

DSC_0881 DSC_0883 - CopyDSC_0888For over fifty years, Eagle Cove School (formerly Gibson Island Country School) has been providing an excellent education for girls and boys in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. Within a supportive and nurturing environment, students build a strong foundation for the future through a challenging and comprehensive academic program. Au pairs with Au Pair in America met on a Sunday afternoon earlier in September at this beautiful facility located right on the water in Pasadena for a pizza party. The weather was beautiful and the children and parents enjoyed the many playgrounds and incredible scenery. To learn more about hosting an au pair in the greater Annapolis area, visit Au Pair in America on the web at or the local blog at Feel free to contact the local counselor Natasha Wrobel at (410) 695-1208. For more information about the school please visit


Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish Holiday commonly referred to as the Jewish New Year.  It is observed on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the high Holidays specifically set aside to focus on repentance that concludes with the holiday of Yom Kippur.  Rosh Hashanah is the start of the civil year in the Hebrew calendar.  It is the New Year for people, animals, and legal contracts. Jewish people believe Rosh Hashanah represents either analogically or literally the creation of the World, or Universe. On Rosh Hashanah, Jewish people all over the world gather in synagogues to celebrate the day.  The holiday is celebrated with sweet foods, like apples dipped in honey and honey cake and round Challot made with honey and raisins as a wish for a sweet year. Here is a link to children’s games and activities to celebrate the holiday.  It includes information, art projects, crafts, stories and recipes:

Rosh Hashanah will is celebrated for two days, Monday September 17th and Tuesday September 18th.  The two day holiday will begin at sundown on Sunday evening.

Au Pairs Enjoyed the Annapolis Summer Garden Theater

At the end of summer and before school officially began for children, au pairs from the Annapolis cluster met for ice cream on Main Street to welcome the new summer arrivals.  Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful show under the stars (it didn’t rain on us until the very last minute!) called Xandu at the Annapolis Outdoor Summer Garden Theater on Dock Street.  We even had an opportunity to meet some of the local actors which was a great treat! photo (13) - Copyphoto (15) - Copy