Lower School News News

Posted by Jennifer Nails on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Thank you for taking on the task of becoming teaching partners over the last two months. Every day was a new challenge, and some were much smoother than others, but it feels like we came together to provide an effective learning environment for the students. I have loved serving as Librarian this year (from on campus and off), and I am looking forward to next year.    What follows are book recommendations (these are not mandatory summer reads) for all grade levels. These lists were compiled... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Thank you for a wonderful year.  Thank you students, parents, and teachers for a wonderful school year in the Lower School. It was a challenging end to the school year, but our students rose to the occasion and continued to learn with great effort. Thank you to our parents for your support and thank you to our teachers for delivering distance learning at an exceptional level. However, we cannot forget the excellent year of learning that occurred in the school building. Our students learned... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, May 15, 2020
  Week 7 of Remote learning It has been a long journey of remote learning, and we are very proud of our students for their resilience and determination through this entire process. AEC teachers have delivered live and pre-recorded lessons daily, and students have met the challenge and continued learning in these unprecedented times. Our specialists have continued to deliver projects, experiments, and lessons that have enriched our students beyond their general studies classrooms. Although -... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, May 8, 2020
Shinshinim Shabbat What an amazing Kabbalat Shabbat this week featuring our Shinishim! The Shinshinim reviewed the poll results from each grade discussing their favorite part from the school year.  The 3rd grade also presented their Israel projects using one of their favorite songs “Eretz Israel sheli yafa”. We also watched a video from the past featuring the 5th grade perform our school's fight song. Watch the videos: Shinshinim Shabbat | 3rd Grade Presentation | 5th Grade Fight Song  ... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, May 1, 2020
  Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut This week, our 5th grade students had the opportunity to join our Upper School students in a meaningful ceremony that observed and highlighted Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day). Thank you to the Upper School for leading this moving program. The following day, the entire school had the opportunity to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) with our friends Gal and Rinat! They led us in celebrating this exciting day with singing, dancing,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, April 24, 2020
  Remote Learning Week 4 Although altered, we hope that families had an opportunity to have a meaningful Passover. We were excited to welcome our students back (virtually) to school from Spring Break this week. As per the school communication on Wednesday 4/22, we will continue remote learning for the remainder of the school year. Over Spring Break, our teachers have prepared for more meaningful and interactive ways to meet the academic needs of our students. There has been an increase in... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Friday, April 24, 2020
    AEC has seen its share of heroes since the COVID 19 crisis hit the world and impacted our school community. Among them are AEC faculty, students, and parents who continue to work - since the close of school - to assist those in the greater Las Vegas community who are in need of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as they work to save lives. Their efforts and dedication tell a story of community caring and pride!   Startup Incubator and Innovation Lab 3D Printing team leaders Tobin... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, April 3, 2020
Staying Active More important than ever, Coach Lamph, Coach A., Coach Lisa, and Coach McGinnis have been finding ways to keep our community active! Physical activity is one of the best stress reducers and avenues for mental clarity. Coach Lisa has been conducting live Zoom movement classes for our preschool students. The children love to jump, hop, and do many of the same exercises that they are used to doing while at school. Coach Lamph, Coach A., and Coach McGinnis have done live zoom... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 27, 2020
Remote Learning Week 2  In week two of our remote learning, we have seen our community connect beyond the academic demands of our school. With the tool of video conferencing, our teachers have connected our students with their social-emotional well-being at mind. Our cheery preschool students connected for video chats for circle time, share time, and Shabbat. It was inspiring to see the joy and happiness on the faces of our youngest students as they were able to see their class together for... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, March 20, 2020
Three weeks ago, we began discussions with faculty and students about the need to prepare for an anticipated school shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. Teachers made emergency lesson plans as well as packets and resources in the event of a school closure, and students were told to bring home all materials each day.  Thursday, March 12th, the news came to close the school, and on that Friday, teachers, administrators, and IT worked together at school and from home to prepare for remote... Read More