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This Week in Lower School 5/13-5/17 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, May 17, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
“The sun will come out tomorrow!”
It has been almost 42 years to the day that Annie opened on Broadway (April 21, 1977). This uplifting story of optimism has captivated audiences young and old, and we were excited and grateful to have had the opportunity to share it with the Adelson Educational Campus. Our dear Annie and her friends teach us valuable lessons that apply to our lives-- mainly that the sun will come out tomorrow. A better day always lies ahead of you, especially if you stay optimistic and keep your friends around you. Occasionally, life offers some hard-knocks, but how you deal with it and who you do it with makes a world of difference. The characters in our production come to learn that a smile really is the best accessory for any look. It can change your outlook on life and maybe even the outcome of events. A smile brings happiness to those who share it and those who receive it. We wish for you that you will continue to wear your smile happily, just like Annie.We thank our amazing community for all of their support from the first auditions in September to our amazing performance in May. Thank you to our supportive parents, our upper school student helpers, and our dedicated and talented teachers who worked with students on stage and backstage during this year-long production.
 
Shabbat Performance: Macholohet
This morning,  our Kindergarten - 7th grade students enjoyed a performance and interactive dancing with a dance company from Israel named Macholohet. It was wonderful listening to Israeli music and watching professional dancers. The students were able to ask questions to our guest performers and to learn about the different experiences that these dancer have.  Macholohet is a private dance school that was established 12 years ago out of a desire to give expression to the field of dance in the city of Ashkelon and in all of the southern region. The older group participated in performances in Israel and abroad a few days ago and the band returned just from an international dance festival in Thailand. In the last four years, the Jewish community in Los Angeles and the Mati organization have been in partnership with the band. This is the fourth year that the band will arrive for a tour as part of the Memorial Day Ceremonies and Independence Day celebrations in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, and San Diego.
 
Baby Bears and Pandas End of Year Celebration
The Baby Bears and Baby Pandas enjoyed a fun “parent and me” end of year celebration on Thursday. Parents, teachers, and students sat on the floor and sang songs together in this wonderful gathering that had real feel of community. The celebration continued on to the classroom where we were able to enjoy refreshments and reflect about how wonderful the school year has been for our Baby Bears and Baby Pandas. Thank you to our Baby Bears and Pandas teachers for such an amazing year. View Photos
 
Green Caterpillars and Green Frogs End of Year show
Our little Caterpillars and Frogs and their parents enjoyed a wonderful celebration where the students sang songs about shapes, letters, kindness, diversity, and colors; all elements of their curriculum.  They were very proud to show their parents how much they have learned over the course of the year. The celebration continued to their classrooms with refreshments and parents were presented with their child’s year long work portfolio. Thank you to our wonderful 2s teachers for such an amazing year.  View photos
 
Project Beyond Junior Shark Tank
Our Project Beyond Junior students had the opportunity to participate in their very own Shark Tank experience. Based on the popular television show, “Shark Tank” where business owners present their product to investors in hopes of striking a deal to help build their company and to promote their product. Our PBJ students created their own products and pitched it to the “Sharks” (Mr. Kelly and Ms. McCue). Great job to these creative and innovative children, who worked very hard on this project. Thank you Ms. Oshins for leading an amazing year in Project Beyond Junior.   A full update with photos and results will be featured next week.
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see the registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com

Please note that USED school uniforms are $5 each and are available to be purchased ANYTIME over the school year. Contact pto@adelsoncampus.org.
 

Save the Date:

Monday May 20 - JK End of Year program 8:30am in Theater. Refreshments in dining commons to follow. -See Flyer
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up Program.
Wednesday May 22 - 3s End of Year Program 8:30am in Theater. -See Flyer
Thursday, May 23rd - K-5 Field Day (Rescheduled from April 10th)
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:00am Shabbat and closing celebration for entire Lower School in the theater. -See Flyer
Early dismissal 11:15am PS ; 11:30 K-5
 

This Week in Lower School 5/6-5/10, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, May 10, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team

Yom HaZikaron
Our students from grades 3rd-5th learned about the tradition of the siren and moments of silence on this special day. They learned how long two minutes in silence can be as a way to reflect and memorialize. They were able to watch how everything in Israel stops as the siren sounds, and we listened for two minutes in class. We also discussed why the day is observed right before Yom Ha’aztmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Our fifth graders also participated in a moving memorial commemoration held by our Upper School.                                
               
Yom Ha’atzmaut  
On Thursday, we celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day.  Our preschool through 5th grade started the day with a Yom Ha’atzmaut performance by Rinat Ponponi.  We enjoyed listening to and signing along many popular Israeli songs. Our Preschool students continued their morning with a “tour of Israel”, visiting various cities as they moved from room to room throughout the morning.  They visited Jerusalem, where they built the kotel (the Western Wall); they worked on a kibbutz milking cows and feeding chickens; in Eilat, they swam at the beach and played with sand and water; visiting the shuk (market) was exciting, as our students shopped for goods as they explored the crowded and noisy environment of the Israeli marketplace.  They especially loved the Israeli cafe and the delicious pita and watermelon. K-5 students continued with an opening ceremony, which included greetings from our old/ current and next years shinshinim. PLAY VIDEO
 
Our assembly ended with a wonderful marching parade in the theater. It was very powerful when we sang Hatikva together with our flags raised high. The students helped decorating their own Israeli snacks at snack time, and for lunch they experienced a real taste of Israel with falaffel, hummus, vegetables, shawarma and more. Up until lunch our students were busy visiting stations which included: a taste of the Israeli Army, Israeli sports games, Israeli Bingo, and Israeli dancing. We all had a fun and educational day. VIEW PHOTOS
 
Hoover Dam Field Trip
Fourth grade students visited the Hoover Dam this week.  This year, students learned about Nevada state history in Social Studies and energy in Science.  The Hoover Dam was an exciting destination to see both topics of study come to life. Students were amazed by the turbines powering California, Nevada, and Arizona on the Power Plant Tour, and everyone enjoyed walking across the dam into Arizona. Students also spent time in the museum and scenic overlooks learning about the sheer size and scope of this magnificent feat of engineering.   
 
3rd Grade Native American Presentation
Friday was the culminating third-grade presentation which was a celebration of their social studies unit focusing on the regions of the United States. The third-grade students presented their final Native American projects to family members and students from second and fourth grades. This integrated unit included reading literature and poetry, math, art, science, technology, music, and even cooking. Through this experiential approach, students gained knowledge of history and further enhanced their social studies and language arts skills.
 
After learning about the tribes that lived in various regions, each student chose to study a tribe of their own. As a special treat this year, third-grader Addison Kelly chose to study the Shawnee tribe; a tribe of which she is an official member as she is 1/8 Shawnee. The projects included a student-created, three-dimensional tribal village to show habitat, environment, homes, and lifestyle of the tribe. Students created a multimedia presentation using the Prezi program, which they shared with the class. After taking an online quiz to find out their personal spirit animal, student designed a spirit animal using the program Tinkercad. The students then brought their spirit animals to life with the 3-D printers in the Startup Incubator. The student displays included an extensive portfolio and tribe artifacts. Along with their amazing projects, students shared an authentic Native American dance and song.
Many thanks go out to the Adelson staff members who helped make this presentation possible: Lisa Berg and Elizabeth Botnick for the songs and dances; Debbie Levy for the totem poles; Rachel Ziter for the technology assistance; and Susan Tecktiel for the year-long support and helping with the presentation set-up.
 
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see the registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com

Please note that USED school uniforms are $5 each and are available to be purchased ANYTIME over the school year. Contact pto@adelsoncampus.org.
 

Save the Date:

May 14, May 15 - Annie Kids musical - See flyer  BUY TICKETS
Thursday May 16 Baby Bears and Baby Pandas End of Year Program 8:15am in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in classroom to follow. -See Flyer
Friday May 17 - Project Beyond Junior “Shark Tank” 2pm in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in dining commons to follow.
Friday May 17 - 2s end of the year program 9am in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in classrooms to follow.  -See Flyer
Monday May 20 - JK End of Year program 8:30am in Theater. Refreshments in dining commons to follow. -See Flyer
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up Program. -See Flyer
Wednesday May 22 - 3s End of Year Program 8:30am in Theater. -See Flyer
Thursday, May 23rd - K-5 Field Day (Rescheduled from April 10th)
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:00am Shabbat and closing celebration for entire Lower School in the theater. -See Flyer
Early dismissal 11:15am PS ; 11:30 K-5
 

Las Vegas Review-Journal Academic Excellence

News Type:  Alumni News Lower School News Upper School News Date:  Thursday, May 9, 2019 Byline:  Matt Boland
The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Academic Excellence program is designed to recognize 1st thru 12th grade students in Southern Nevada who exhibit academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship and leadership in and out of the classroom. To be eligible, a student must demonstrate some or all of the following pillars: Academic Excellence, Responsibility, Leadership, Extracurricular Activity/Community Service.
 
We are proud to announce two AEC Lower School students were recognized for their academic and community achievements: Mazel Tov!
 
ETHAN COHEN
4th Grade
Adelson Educational Campus
Ethan Cohen is a 4th grader at Adelson Educational Campus. He currently has a 4.0 GPA and is in numerous activities. Ethan recently spoke at a school gathering where he declared, “Everyone is a legend in their own way, especially if you believe you can make another person smile”. Kim Cooper said “Recognizing the part of himself that can be quite introverted, he actively seeks out ways to force himself to grow. Whether it’s participating in early morning math and coding classes at school, campaigning for a role on student council, or auditioning for the school musical. Ethan is continually pushing himself far out of his comfort zone; in doing so he has discovered so much about himself and his own potential!”
 
RACHEL SUPER
 5th Grade
Adelson Educational Campus
Rachel Super is a 5th grader at Adelson Educational Campus. She currently has a 4.0 GPA and has received several achievement awards for science. She is on the school’s swim and cross country team. Rachel is an active member in her synagogue youth group and participates in a program that helps with the homeless in Southern Nevada. “Rachel has maintained all A’s in her rigorous class load, which includes a foreign language, religious studies, technology, art, science, along with humanities, math, social studies and physical education. She is extremely dependable and others know they can depend on her for group projects” said Jill Super.
 
 
 

This Week in Lower School 4/29-5/3, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, May 3, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
Our Junior Kindergarten students wrapped up their year long friendship and chessed experiences with the Class of 2019 seniors today as they surprised them with a song during the Senior Siyyum ceremony. Afterwards, the class of 2019 and the class of 2032, gathered together for hugs, laughs, and a group picture.
 
Yom Ha’Shoah
Fifth graders will learn about the Holocaust through the eyes of two survivors.  The book, I Wanted To Fly Like A Butterfly, deals with the personal and family story of Hannah Gofrit. Through the family story, we also learn about the wider story of the Holocaust, in a manner suited to the age of the students.  At the same time, Esther Morgenstern, Mrs. Oshins’ aunt, shares her story through video interview. As a young woman, Esther spent months in the Lodz Ghetto only to be deported to several concentration camps. Students will discover the hope, traditions, and righteous among the living that helped both of these women survive, reunite with their family members, and move on to live happy, fulfilling lives.
 
Anne Frank Exhibition
Our fifth graders visited the meaningful exhibit called Reading and Writing with Anne Frank. The exhibit explains what was it like for Anne Frank during World War Two and how important reading and writing was for her. The exhibition provides an overview of the personal life of the Frank family. In addition the exhibition zooms in on Anne’s writing talent. Anne's Story Book and beautiful sentences book were introduced to the students. We connected Anne’s writing to express our own personal feelings, for example, Anne wrote: "The nicest part is being able to write down all my thoughts and feelings; otherwise, I’d absolutely suffocate.” The students expressed what they would do if they feel angry, sad or alone.
 
SeaQuest Field Trip
First grade kicked off their Ocean Unit this week by exploring SeaQuest Aquarium. We observed and were able to interact with many types of ecosystems, specifically marine life. We were able to learn about several species that live both in the water and on land. Students were given a choice if they wanted to pet sea sponges, starfish, stingrays, turtles, sharks, and were even able to feed the fish. Some of us learned to be brave and pet animals we would typically be afraid of. The biggest lesson we learned is that our ocean life, and many other habitats around the world, are in danger.  
 
Challah Bake
K-5th grade had their final Rosh Chodesh challah bake of the school year on Friday. Our students have learned many ways to roll and braid their challah over the course of the school year. Thank you to all of the families who sponsored the challah bakes this school year. Additionally, thank you to the PTO for bagging and distributing the challah from each challah bake.
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see the registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com

Please note that USED school uniforms are $5 each and are available to be purchased ANYTIME over the school year. Contact pto@adelsoncampus.org.
 

Save the Date:

May 6 - May 8 - Standardized testing 4th grade
Tuesday May 7 - 4th grade Hoover Dam trip
Thursday May 9- Yom Ha’azmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) - students to wear blue and white
Friday May 10- 3rd grade Native American presentation
May 14, May 15 - Annie Kids musical - See flyer  BUY TICKETS
Thursday May 16 Baby Bears and Baby Pandas End of Year Program 8:15am in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in classroom to follow.
Friday May 17 - Project Beyond Junior “Shark Tank” 2pm in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in dining commons to follow.
Friday May 17 - 2s end of the year program 9am in Beit Midrash. Refreshments in classrooms to follow.   
Monday May 20 - JK End of Year program 8:30am in Theater. Refreshments in dining commons to follow.
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up Program
Wednesday May 22 - 3s End of Year Program 8:30am in Theater
Thursday, May 23rd - K-5 Field Day (Rescheduled from April 10th)
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:00am Shabbat and closing celebration for entire Lower School in the theater.;
Early dismissal 11:15am PS ; 11:30 K-5
 

This Week in Lower School 4/8-4/12, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, April 12, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
The instruction of thematic units is planned in a spiral way to reflect the growth and development in content and skills from grade to grade. Same guidelines helped us in structuring the Passover unit.
 
Our youngest preschool students (18 months and 2s) experienced being part of the Passover story and seder. Our 3s and JK students were able to help retell the story, and sing a small selection of Passover songs.
 
During our K-1st grade Seder, we saw the growth of each grade level. Our Kindergarten students learned about the fourteen orders of the Seder and were introduced to many new songs from the Haggadah, they enjoyed joining in as our older students were leading those at the seder. Our K students proudly sang the “Ma Nishtana” (the Four Questions). First and Second grade was able to follow along in the actual Haggadah leading us in blessings and songs. Our Second graders learned the full Passover story through experiential learning as they acted out the story in their classes. During the Seder they shared a few of the Hebrew songs from the story.
 
Second, third, and fourth grade participated in a Seder completely led by the students. Our fourth graders led us through each order and narrated explanations of the things we do during the Seder. One of the focuses of third grade was B’chol dor vador. In every generation, everyone should see themselves as they left Egypt. The art project the third graders did was a mirror to symbolize that phrase from the Haggadah.
 
5th grade participated in a student-led Seder with the 6th graders. In the learning process, the students each researched one part of the Haggadah. They found multiple commentaries on why and how we do each part. They then created a presentation and shared it during our Seder.
 
The 5th grade ran the Passover Shuk after the K-4 Seders, they sold hand crafted Passover items made by the K-4th grade students during Good Deeds Day. They were able to raise over  $800 which all will be donated to Make A Wish.
 
 
Mob Museum
This year, fourth grade has been studying Nevada history and Westward Expansion.  On Thursday, fourth graders prepared for their upcoming field trip to the Hoover Dam by participating in a “Traveling Museum” presentation by the Mob Museum about the early days of Las Vegas and Boulder City and the impact of the Boulder Dam project on our community’s history.  Students had an opportunity to examine real artifacts from the museum, including a canvas water canteen used by Hoover Dam workers, a washboard used by early residents of tent cities, and a “key to the city” souvenir presented by President Roosevelt in 1935.
 
CSI: Adelson Beach
Grade 4-5: Case of the Missing Millionaire/Forensic Science Unit
April 5 Crime Scene: Our fourth-grade CSI detectives were lead through a made up “crime scene” last Friday, April 5 by our fifth graders to solve a mystery on the porch of a beach house using forensic science. Our fourth graders went around the crime scene looking at evidence and taking notes. They wore gloves and got a CSI crime scene badge.
April 12 Forensic Labs: Our detectives tested evidence from the crime scene to determine what might have happened to the missing millionaire. The ten labs included “Smells”, “DNA”, “Fingerprints”, “Cola Test”, ”Melted Ice”, “Secret Note/Handwriting” and “Burning Threads/Fabrics” and others that put our forensic science abilities to the test. Students enjoyed using their higher-level thinking skills to put the pieces of this mystery together.
 
Winning T-Shirt Design
The winner of the AEC spirit T-Shirt design contest was Ethan Cohen. The winning theme is titled “We Can Change the World.” All Lower School students will receive a shirt with this design and wear them on Wednesdays. Students will also wear their shirts on Field Day as well. Congratulations Ethan!
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com
 
Used Uniform Sale
Please note that USED school uniforms are $5 each and are available to be purchased ANYTIME over the school year. Contact pto@adelsoncampus.org.
 

Save the Date:

Monday April 15 to Friday April 26- No school, Passover break
Monday April 29 - School resumes
April 30 to May 10 - Standardized testing for fifth grade
Wednesday May 1 - 1st grade Seaquest field trip
Friday May 3 - K-5 Challah bake for Rosh Chodesh
May 6 - May 8 - Standardized testing 4th grade
Tuesday May 7 - 4th grade Hoover Dam trip
Wednesday May 8 - Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) commemoration (grades 3-5)
Thursday May 9- Yom Ha’azmaut (Israel’s Independence Day)
Friday May 10- 3rd grade Native American presentation
May 14, May 15 - Annie musical
Thursday May 16-  Baby Bears and Baby Pandas end of year program, 8:00am in Beit Midrash
Friday May 17 - 2’s end of year program
Monday May 20 - JK end of year program 8:30am in Theater
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up program
Wednesday May 22 - 3s end of year program 8:30am in Theater
Thursday, May 23rd - K-5 Field Day (Rescheduled from April 10th)
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:30am closing celebration K-5; early dismissal


 

This Week in Lower School 4/1-4/5, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, April 5, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team

Today, Lower School students celebrated Good Deeds Day, part of a global movement started in Israel to encourage students to aid their communities.  This is the third annual Good Deeds Day at AEC. On this day, we are celebrating the passing of the Tikkun Olam leadership role from the fifth graders to the fourth graders. In a moving ceremony the fourth graders said a Tikkun Olam pledge and shared how ready they are for this role: they led the school in a Tikkun Olam dance and shared their service projects throughout the year. PLAY VIDEO
 
After Shabbat the entire K-5 community was engaged in Tikkun Olam projects led by the fifth graders. The fifth grade students planned Pesach-themed crafts for each grade level. As Tikkun Olam Ambassadors, they led each grade level in creating these crafts to be sold at our Passover Seder Shuk (Israeli market).  All proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our fourth graders led the baby bears/pandas and 2s in their Shabbat service. We also celebrated Rosh Chodesh Nissan by baking challot. Today each student baked two challot (one to take home and one for donating to families in need). VIEW GOOD DEEDS DAY PHOTOS
 
First Grade Fairy Tale Performance
The first grade has just completed a unit on fairy tales.  They read many fairy tales such as: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, and The Little Red Hen. While reading, they focused on story elements that occur in every fairy tale like the good and evil characters, problem & solution, the special number and magic element, as well as the special beginning and ending. After reading traditional tales, students turned their attention to several fractured fairy tales. The students were then motivated to create their very own fairy tales in writer’s workshop and included all of the important elements in their masterpieces.  In technology, students created the setting of their story and characters using the Scratch coding program to make the character come to life. Parents enjoyed a reader’s theater on Thursday where small groups of students performed fractured fairy tale plays. The program concluded with the first graders singing the Hebrew fairy tale song, “Leeheeyot eetcha beagadot.” VIEW FAIRY TALE PERFORMANCE PHOTOS |   WATCH THE FAIRY TALE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
 
JK Field Day
Our Junior Kindergarten had the opportunity to display their athletic skills during their Field Day on Thursday morning.  The stations included an obstacle course, soccer game, giant Jenga, plastic egg and spoon relay, musical dots, and the classic sack race. Thank you to our senior class for taking the time to plan and manage this thoughtful event for our JK students. VIEW JK FIELD DAY PHOTOS
 
Please join us this Sunday for more good deeds while having fun with our camp community…..
 
Good Deeds Day (Summer Camp)
We are excited for our second annual “Good Deeds Day” hosted by Summer Camp at Adelson Campus.
On Sunday, April 7th, from 10:30am - 1:30pm, join us for another exciting community event showcasing values, partnership, and coming together for a good cause.
Please bring Kosher non-perishable food items and toiletries to donate. At camp, we will continue with the important community service values (Tikkun Olam) that we uphold during the school year at Adelson. See more on the global movement that is Good Deeds Day
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend,
 
Lilach Bluevise and the Lower School team
 
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade -  click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of the Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com
 

Save the Date:

Sunday, April 7 - Camp for Good - AEC camp open house and Good Deeds - See Flyer
Tuesday, April 9 - 8:10-9:10am - Seder for K +1
Tuesday, April 9 - 10:00-11:00 - Seder for grades 2+3+4
Tuesday, April 9 - 11:30-12:30 - Seder for grades 5+6
Wednesday, April 10 - 8:30-9:00 Seder for Baby Bears, Baby Pandas and 2s
Wednesday, April 10 - 9:30-10:15 Seder for 3s
Wednesday, April 10 - 10:45-11:30 Seder for JKs
Wednesday, April 10 - Field Day K-5
Thursday, April 11 - 4th grade assembly - Learning from Artifacts
Monday, April 15 to Friday April 26- No school, Passover break
 
Monday, April 29 - School resumes
April 30 to May 10 - Standardized testing for fifth grade
Wednesday May 1 - 1st grade Seaquest field trip
Friday May 3 - K-5 challah bake for Rosh Chodesh
May 6 - May 8 - Standardized testing 4th grade
Tuesday May 7 - 4th grade Hoover Dam trip
Thursday May 9- Yom Ha’azmaut (Israel’s Independence Day)
Friday May 10- 3rd grade Native American presentation
May 14, May 15 - Annie musical
Thursday May 16 Baby Bears and Baby Pandas end of year program
Friday May 17 - 2s end of year program
Monday May 20 - JK end of year program
Tuesday May 21- 5th grade Move Up program
Wednesday May 22 - 3s end of year program
Thursday May 23 - K trip Dolphin Habitat
Friday May 24 Last day of school; 8:30am closing celebration K-5; early dismissal

 

 

This Week in Lower School 3/25-3/29, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, March 29, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team

Kindergarten Field Trip to Planetarium and Earth, Moon, and Sun Performance
After completing a six-week long unit on the earth, sun, moon, recycling, and the water cycle, our Kindergarten students took an exciting field trip to the CSN Planetarium. They had the opportunity to view the movie “The Little Star That Could,” about a little star trying to find his place in the universe. The story teaches us about different kinds of stars, as well as character traits such as determination and perseverance. This trip was followed by a culminating experience of this unit: the Earth, Moon, and Sun show performed by the Kindergarten class. They proudly performed: Here Comes the Sun, Fly Me to the Moon, The Three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) and even Hebrew songs about the sun and rain, to share their learning during this unit, which incorporated social studies, language arts, math, science, technology, art and Hebrew. Watch the Kindergarten Performance
 
3rd Grade Field Trip To Clark County Museum
The third grade traveled back in time when they attended a field trip to the Clark County Museum.  The students were able to see what Las Vegas and the surrounding areas were like long ago. They learned about a Native American tribe that inhabited this area and were able to see what their homes looked like and how they lived.  They also learned about Nevada’s mining industry, railroads, and the homes people lived in during  the 20s, 30s, 40s, and many other interesting facts about our home state.
 
We are now getting ready for Passover, and are looking forward to sharing a model Seder with our parents. Preschool Seder Flyer | Lower School Seder Flyer
 
We are excited for our second annual “Good Deeds Day” hosted by the Summer Camp at Adelson Campus. On Sunday, April 7th, from 10:30am - 1:30pm, join us for another exciting community event showcasing values, partnership, and coming together for a good cause. At camp, we will continue with the important community service values (Tikkun Olam) that we uphold during the school year at Adelson. Please mark your calendar for Summer Camp at Adelson’s “Good Deeds Day” event at the Adelson Sports complex on Sunday, April 7th from 10:30am - 1:30pm.
 
Note: If you are signing up for the relay, please fill out the attached registration form and return it with payment to Dan Kelly or Becky Lamph. If you wish to attend, but do not want to participate in the relay, please RSVP to camp@adelsoncampus.org.     See Good Deeds Day Camp Event Flyer  |. Registration Form
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend,
 
Lilach Bluevise and the Lower School team
 
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade -  click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of the Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com
 

Save the Date:

Thursday, April 4 - Fairy Tale experience 1st grade (rescheduled from February)
Friday, April 5 - Good Deeds Day  for K-5- 4th and 5th grade presentations during Shabbat
Sunday, April 7 - Camp for Good - AEC camp open house and Good Deeds - See Flyer
Tuesday, April 9 - 8:10-9:10am - Seder for K +1
Tuesday, April 9 - 10:00-11:00 - Seder for grades 2+3+4
Tuesday, April 9 - 11:30-12:30 - Seder for grades 5+6
Wednesday, April 10 - 8:30-9:00 Seder for Baby Bears, Baby Pandas and 2s
Wednesday, April 10 - 9:30-10:15 Seder for 3s
Wednesday, April 10 - 10:45-11:30 Seder for JKs
Wednesday, April 10 - Field Day K-5
Thursday, April 11 - 4th grade assembly - Learning from Artifacts
Monday, April 15 to Friday April 26- No school, Passover break
Monday, April 29 - School resumes

 

This Week in Lower School 3/18-3/22, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, March 22, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
 
This week, we celebrated a fun and festive Purim. It was exciting to see the students and staff dress up in their creative costumes on this joyous day. The Kindergarten - 4th grade started their day with the annual Purim play put on by the 3rd grade students, which was performed in English and in Hebrew. Following the play, we listened to the Megillah reading by our Upper School students. We then continued on to fulfill the Purim Mitzvah Matanot Leevionim (gifts for people in need) by packing the food we collected on the 100th Day of school in baskets and preparing them for delivery. After performing the mitzvah, they enjoyed the carnival festivities on the soccer field, which included bounce houses, crafts, sports, and face painting.   
 
 
Preschool students enjoyed a wonderful Purim filled with exciting activities. The day started with a costume parade around school that ended up in the Beit Midrash where they watched a fun Megillah play put on by the preschool teachers. Following the play, the children enjoyed their Purim carnival in the Lower School Gym, where high school students and parent volunteers led a variety of fun stations.
 
All of our Preschool through 5th grade students made Ra’ashanim (traditional noise makers).
 
On Tuesday, our preschool students baked hamentashen with Ms. Miri. Students were able to shape the dough into the traditional triangle shapes and add their chocolate chip toppings in this delicious sensory activity.
 
Our 5th grade students helped with the Preschool parade and then joined the middle school in their festivities, as another opportunity to prepare for their transition to Middle School.
 
We recognize that there was a lot of hard work that went into the planning of this day and we couldn’t have done it without the vision of Morah Dina and the help of our wonderful parent volunteers. Thank you for all of your time and effort to make this a memorable day for our students. Thank you to the Purim chair volunteers (Vivian Levisman and Danielle Pokroy) and the Upper School band.
 
We are now getting ready for Passover, and are looking forward to share a model Seder with our parents. Preschool Seder Flyer | Lower School Seder Flyer
 
We are excited for our second annual “Good Deeds Day” hosted by the Summer Camp at Adelson Campus. On Sunday, April 7th, from 10:30am - 1:30pm, join us for another exciting community event showcasing values, partnership, and coming together for a good cause. At camp, we will continue with the important community service values (Tikkun Olam) that we uphold during the school year at Adelson. Please mark your calendar for Summer Camp at Adelson’s “Good Deeds Day” event at the Adelson Sports complex on Sunday, April 7th from 10:30am - 1:30pm.
 
Note: If you are signing up for the relay, please fill out the attached registration form and return it with payment to Dan Kelly or Becky Lamph. If you wish to attend, but do not want to participate in the relay, please RSVP to camp@adelsoncampus.org.     See Good Deeds Day Camp Event Flyer  |. Registration Form
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend,
 
Lilach Bluevise and the Lower School team
 
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade -  click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of the Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com
 
If you are interested in the AEC Family Trip to Israel this summer, please email lilach.bluevise@adelsoncampus.org. To view the flyer, click here.  
 

Save the Date:

Wednesday March 27 -  Kindergarten+ Ms. Lower's class- trip to planetarium
Friday, March 29 - Kindergarten+ Ms. Lower's class  Earth Day program performance
Friday, March 29 - 3rd grade Clark County Museum trip
Thursday, April 4 - Fairy Tale experience 1st grade (rescheduled from February)
Friday, April 5 - Good Deeds Day  for K-5- 4th and 5th grades presentations during Shabbat
Sunday, April 7 - Camp for Good - AEC camp open house and Good Deeds - See Flyer
Tuesday, April 9 - 8:10-9:10am - Seder for K +1
Tuesday, April 9 - 10:00-11:00 - Seder for grades 2+3+4
Tuesday, April 9 - 11:30-12:30 - Seder for grades 5+6
Wednesday, April 10 - 8:30-9:00 Seder for Baby Bears, Baby Pandas and 2’s
Wednesday, April 10 - 9:30-10:15 Seder for 3’s
Wednesday, April 10 - 10:45-11:30 Seder for JK’s
Wednesday, April 10 - Field Day K-5
Thursday, April 11 - 4th grade assembly - Learning from Artifacts
Monday, April 15 to Friday April 26- No school, Passover break
Monday, April 29 - School resumes

 

This Week in Lower School 3/11-3/15, 2019

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, March 15, 2019 Byline:  Lower School Team
At Adelson we believe in the power of an integrated curriculum. Our 2nd graders had a Symbols Fair this week to culminate their social studies unit. Our 2nd graders learned all about symbols; in particular, symbols of the Nevada, the United States, and Israel.  Symbols have a deep impact on us as a society, giving us something to rally around and something that is instantly recognizable. Math, social studies, science, technology, writing, reading, Hebrew, music, and art were all incorporated into the unit that focused on the American and Israeli flags, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, and the bald eagle.  Measuring and creating life sized versions of the Statue of Liberty’s foot, the wingspan of a bald eagle, and an eagle’s highlighted the unit. They now have an appreciation of scale after this experiential project. View Photos
 
Pi Day activities - Our 3rd through 5th grade students celebrated Pi Day on Thursday 3/14 by participating in a festive math event put on by the high school math classes. Our students had the opportunity to visit 16 different math themed stations which included math bingo, math jeopardy, factor relays, math board games, matching games, Pi twister, a Pi day mural, and other fun math activities. Our high school students put in a lot of hard work and preparation for this thoughtful event and our  lower school students had a wonderful and enriching time celebrating this annual day of math. View Photos
 
Lower School Science In Action
 
Landform Science Projects - Grade 4
Our Grade 4 scientists have been studying landforms as part of our earth science unit. They have been making and investigating different types of maps and using stream tables outdoors to recreate the formation of the Grand Canyon. To culminate this unit and dig a little deeper, these ambitious fourth graders went above and beyond building very impressive  3-dimensional models of specific landforms on Earth using a variety of materials. Additionally, students chose one of the following presentation ideas to share what they learned:
  • Engaging and informative slide show
  • Student produced video of a demonstration
  • Engaging demonstration in front of the class
  • Colorful/informative poster  
These replicas of landforms like the Grand Canyon, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Hood, Mt. Etna, Bonneville Salt Flats, Nile Delta, etc. are all on display on the Upper School landing just passed the Dining Commons. Stop the “Landform Museum” and learn more about these amazing features of our Earth.
 
Moon Camp Challenge - Grade 5
Our Grade 5 scientists and designers have now completed the Moon Camp Challenge. This learning-by-design challenge is an educational and inspirational project offered by the European Space Agency and Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk. Students worked in groups of three to design their own Moon Camp using Tinkercad as their 3D modeling tool. This was an amazing opportunity for them to put their technology and designing skills to work on an exciting project. Additionally, students had to explain their work by completing extensive sections of writing. They answered questions and described where their Moon Camp would be located, how many astronauts it would accommodate, how large it would be, what Moon resources they would use, how they would power and protect the camp, where their water and food would come from, and what their mission would be while they lived there. As they worked through their earth science unit, they deepened their understanding of our moon and became familiar with space exploration and astronaut's needs while living beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Students also brainstormed all the amazing experiments and areas of study they could investigate while living on the Moon. Last Friday, each group presented their Tinkercad Moon Camp design in front of their parents and shared their explanations and justifications based on their studies.
 
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend,
Lilach Bluevise and the Lower School team
 
 
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade -  click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link: https://adelsonsummercamp.campbrainregistration.com
 
If you are interested in the AEC Family Trip to Israel this summer, please email lilach.bluevise@adelsoncampus.org. To view the flyer, click here.  
 

Save the Date:

Thursday March 21 - Purim celebration; 3rd grade act out the Megillah flyer
Wednesday March 27 - Kindergarten+ Ms. Lower's class-  trip to planetarium
Friday, March 29 - Kindergarten + Ms. Lower's class  Earth Day program performance
Friday, March 29 - 3rd grade Clark County Museum trip
Thursday, April 4 - Fairy Tale experience 1st grade (rescheduled from February)
Friday April 5 - Good Deeds Day  for K-5- 4th and 5th grades presentations during Shabbat
Sunday April 7 - Camp for Good - AEC camp open house and Good Deeds
Wednesday, April 10 - K-5 Field Day
Thursday April 11 - 4th grade assembly - Learning from Artifacts
Tuesday- Thursday April 9-11 Passover Seders 
Monday April 15 to Friday April 26- No school, Passover break
Monday April 29 - School resumes
 

Lower School Science: Landforms & Moon Camp

News Type:  Lower School News Date:  Friday, March 15, 2019 Byline:  Cheri Garner
Grade 4
Landform Science Projects
 
Our Grade 4 scientists have been studying landforms as part of our earth science unit. They have been making and investigating different types of maps and using stream tables outdoors to recreate the formation of the Grand Canyon. To culminate this unit and dig a little deeper, these ambitious fourth graders went above and beyond building very impressive  3-dimensional models of specific landforms on Earth using a variety of materials. Additionally, students chose one of the following presentation ideas to share what they learned:
  • Engaging and informative slide show
  • Student produced video of a demonstration
  • Engaging demonstration in front of the class
  • Colorful/informative poster  
  • These replicas of landforms like the Grand Canyon, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Hood, Mt. Etna, Bonneville Salt Flats, Nile Delta, etc. are all on display on the Upper School landing just passed the Dining Commons. Stop the “Landform Museum” and learn more about these amazing features of our Earth.
 
Grade 5
Moon Camp Challenge
 
Our Grade 5 scientists and designers have now completed the Moon Camp Challenge. This learning-by-design challenge is an educational and inspirational project offered by the European Space Agency and Airbus Foundation, in partnership with Autodesk. Students worked in groups of three to design their own Moon Camp using Tinkercad as their 3D modeling tool. This was an amazing opportunity for them to put their technology and designing skills to work on an exciting project. Additionally, students had to explain their work by completing extensive sections of writing. They answered questions and described where their Moon Camp would be located, how many astronauts it would accommodate, how large it would be, what Moon resources they would use, how they would power and protect the camp, where their water and food would come from, and what their mission would be while they lived there. As they worked through their earth science unit, they deepened their understanding of our moon and became familiar with space exploration and astronaut's needs while living beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Students also brainstormed all the amazing experiments and areas of study they could investigate while living on the Moon. Last Friday, each group presented their Tinkercad Moon Camp design in front of their parents and shared their explanations and justifications based on their studies.
 
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