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Posted by Lower School Team on Thursday, February 13, 2020
2nd Grade Field Trip  Our Second Graders had a fantastic field trip to the Nevada State Museum on Thursday. The students had an opportunity to view exhibits about the history of Nevada. In these exhibits, the children were immersed in galleries detailing the geology of our state. Also reviewed were early settlers and their behaviors, leading to the Boomtown Era. This time helped the children understand critical history, which shaped the course of Nevada. It was a thorough program led by the... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, February 7, 2020
Shabbat Performance  We welcomed special guests Rinat and Gal, who gave us a special Tu B’Shvat performance for all three of our Shabbat celebrations this Friday. Through a set of fun songs and dances, our students learned how important it is to treat trees, plants, and flowers with respect and to recycle items to keep our planet clean in honor of Tu B’Shvat (Birthday of the trees).    Police Officer Visit Our students in the 3s program are learning about the Letter “P”  this week as part... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 31, 2020
100th Day of School Event + Food Drive  The 100th Day of school is highlighted by our annual canned food drive. We challenged each class to collect 100 food items to be donated to local food pantries. Along with this component of Tikkun Olam there are many other opportunities for our students to learn with the 100th day of school. Our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students teamed up for their annual 100th day of school event. They participated in math centered stations which included... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 24, 2020
Our Kindergarten through 5th grade students had the opportunity to attend an assembly on Friday centered around growth mindset.  The assembly introduces a cartoon boy named NED who is on a very important mission: to find his mindset. Led by clues and memorable characters, he overcomes Mt. Everest’s toughest obstacles, uncovers inner-treasures on a Caribbean island, and grows his brain while repairing a sputtering spaceship. Throughout the performance, our students discovered how to activate... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 17, 2020
  The 5th grade students joined the 6th grade for a day on Mt. Potosi. The day started with a morning hike at Calico Basin where Mr. Koch spoke about TuB’Shvat and had the students draw metaphorical connections about the seeds that their parents and grandparents have planted for them. The trip continued on to Mt. Potosi where students participated in a plethora of activities that included TuB’Shvat tree building, improv, archery, origami, and a growth mindset activity. Students also had free... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 10, 2020
Attorney General Visit This week, our 5th grade students had two very special visitors. As part of their unit on government, Nevada Attorney General and former Nevada State Senator Aaron Ford and his First Assistant Kyle George (father of 5th Grade student Mackenzie) spent time with our 5th graders. They spent an hour discussing the U.S. Constitution and the branches of power that make up our government.    Preschool Igloo In Preschool, our classes are learning about the Winter season.... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 20, 2019
Hanukkah Shows  Thank you all for celebrating Hanukkah with us! It was a pleasure learning the Hanukkah story in a creative show led by our 5th graders, and enjoying the songs, dances, and foods together. We would like to thank our amazing teachers for putting such great programs together: Coach Lisa, Ms. Kearns, Mr. Philippus, Morah Miri, Morah Dina, Ms. Valerie, Ms. Kay, Ms. Levy, Ms. Moran Etzyoni (Parent), Rob Berg, the Hebrew teachers, and our amazing homeroom teachers - Todah And Happy... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 13, 2019
Preschool Latke Making  On Thursday, the 2s through Junior Kindergarten students had the opportunity to try latkes. Students joined members of our PTO in the dining commons where Ms. Miri inspired everyone with her latke making skills. They also had fun working on Hanukkah coloring sheets and spinning Dreidels. Thank you to the wonderful PTO volunteers and Ms. Miri for helping with this holiday experience for the children.    4th Grade Wax Museum  For the past month in fourth grade,... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 6, 2019
  T-Shirt Design Contest  Congratulations to 5th Grader Samy Hahamy for winning the annual Lower School T-shirt design contest. Students had to design a T-shirt based on this year’s yearbook theme “Endless Possibilities.” There were over 60 submissions this year and it was very difficult finding a winner with all of the wonderful designs. Congrats Samy!    Book Fair  Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is currently taking place. Each class has the opportunity to visit the fair and students... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, November 22, 2019
Thanksgiving Shabbat/shows We had a heartwarming and enriching week in Lower School! Today we enjoyed wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations with our students and their families. Our students celebrated the holiday through dancing, singing, and eating traditional foods. It is a culmination of the fall and Thanksgiving unit and we are thankful that we get to celebrate with our families. We are very excited to continue with our Thanksgiving celebrations with our JK Thanksgiving show on Tuesday... Read More

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