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Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 9, 2018
This week, we are excited to have new voices taking part of our weekly update! Two of our journalism club students, Lear Etzyoni (3rd Grade) and Brian Blinder (4th Grade), will be telling you all about our Dance Club and the Heart Awareness Assembly. Third through Fifth graders watched the Dance Club perform in their first big performance on Thursday’s Pep Rally, and our Lower School took part of the Heart Awareness Assembly on Monday. Mrs. Garner, our Science teacher, will tell you all about... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 9, 2018
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK: Sam Grundwerg, Israeli Consulate General, Los AngelesThe Student Council put on Spirit Week this week in preparation for Sadie's Dance, which is Saturday night from 8:00-11:00 p.m.  The theme of the dance is video games from the 80's.  Students wore totally tubular clothes and rad hair to get in the right head space for the dance.   High School students had the opportunity to meet and speak with the Israeli Consulate General from Los Angeles, Sam Grundwerg. The... Read More
Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, February 2, 2018
  When you come to the Land, you shall plant trees. LEVITICUS (19:23)    כִי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם כָּל עֵץ ויקרא יט:כג   This was a week of planting for our students: from planting parsley seeds for Tu B’shevat to seeding relationships for our fifth and sixth graders on their Mt. Potosi trip. Our students were busy as they appreciated and spent time in nature and took part in the mitzvah of food donation in celebration of our 100th day of school! View photos: Tu B'shevat | Mt.... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, February 2, 2018
MIDDLE SCHOOL Fifth and sixth graders went to Mt. Potosi on Tuesday.  During the day, students enjoyed hiking around the area, creating art to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, trying their hands at archery, and a themed scavenger hunt that incorporated learning in several disciplines.  The sixth graders stayed the night and enjoyed a night mission and talent show.  On Wednesday, the sixth graders were up early to see the rare super blue blood moon in the pristine skies free from the city lights.  The... Read More
Posted by Natalie Cameron on Friday, January 26, 2018
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Posted by Lower School Staff on Friday, January 26, 2018
“As my forefathers planted these for me so I too plant these for my children.” The Talmud (Ta’anis 23b)   We are celebrating Tu B’shevat this week! Tu B’shevat is the New Year for trees. On Tu B’Shvat we plant trees and eat from the fruits of the land of Israel. We are also reminded about the importance of our environment. In Hebrew classes our  students have been studying the life cycle of trees and their parts by making 3D trees, making grass heads, writing projects, and nature hikes... Read More
Posted by Upper School Staff on Friday, January 26, 2018
HIGH SCHOOL   Today at Kabbalat Shabbat the 4 community cantors joined us to discuss and teach our students songs about Tu B'shevat, which is next week. This Shabbat is called Shabbat Shira (Shabbat of song) because this is the story of the Jews crossing the red sea and singing praise and thanks to G-d.   We loved welcoming the 8th graders to the high school last week for Shadow Day. The 9th and10th graders participated in engaging interdisciplinary classes with them and planned fun ice... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Friday, January 26, 2018

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