Lower School News News

Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, January 11, 2019
We were so happy to see all our friends back from Winter Break and we are off to a great start to the second semester. We are fortunate to grow our school during the second semester. We welcomed our new Baby Pandas class, our new students who transferred from the Schechter school, and even students from NJ and LA - welcome to AEC!    At AEC we believe that education is not just about academics, but is about supporting our students in their journey in becoming good people- mensches- who care... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 21, 2018
  AEC 4th graders are thankful to AEC community for donating so many books to their book drive. Today they completed sorting and cleaning the books to be donated. Ms. Sara Silverberg, Sivan Bar Shishat’s  mother, joined them for the final activity of Tikkun Olam for this semester. Ms. Silverberg works at Gragson Elementary School to which the books will be delivered. This week the third and fourth grade Native speaking Hebrew class read a story called “Hasikah” from the Haverim B’ivrit... Read More
Posted by Lynn Wexler on Thursday, December 20, 2018
WELCOMING OUR NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL!   The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus (AEC) is pleased to announce Dr. David Portnoy as its new Head of School as of July 1st, 2019. He will take the reins from the current Head, Rabbi Joyce Raynor, Ph.D, who retires at the end of this school year following four years of dedication and leadership at AEC.   Dr. Portnoy brings to the Adelson school a wealth of leadership experience in Jewish and independent school education, outstanding... Read More
Posted by Rabbi Joyce Raynor, Head of School on Thursday, December 20, 2018
LILACH BLUEVISE PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL OF BOTH LOWER AND UPPER SCHOOL - 2019-2020   The Adelson Educational Campus is pleased to announce Lilach Bluevise will serve as the Principal of both Lower and Upper Schools for the 2019-2020 school year. For the past 3 years, Lilach has served as the Lower School principal and has done a wonderful job developing teacher excellence, an integrated and rigorous curriculum, establishing trust among parents, and supported student leadership/empowerment.... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 14, 2018
WAX MUSEUM PROJECT For the past month in fourth grade, we have learned about reading and writing informational texts.  Students read biographies and researched famous people throughout history. As part of the project, students created timelines of their lives, made displays of important events, and wrote essays about their famous figures.  Today, the fourth graders dressed up to become their famous people for a living Wax Museum. Each student created an “exhibit” and gave their presentations... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, December 7, 2018
Thank you all for celebrating Hanukkah with us! It was a pleasure learning the Hanukkah story, 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. Botnick, Mr. Philippus, Morah Miri, Morah Dina, Ms. Valerie, Ms. Kay, the Hebrew teachers, and our amazing homeroom teachers - Todah And Happy Hanukkah!   Lower School Hanukkah Show Video | Photos 3’s & JK Hanukkah Show Video | Photos Baby... Read More
Posted by Robin Pence on Friday, December 7, 2018
Over the past month, 5th grade students were involved in designing their own 3D Dreidel from start to finish in their Discovery Lab and Incubator Technology class.  Students had to first draw out their designs, then transfer their ideas into a 3D Design using the program Tinkercad. Students carefully measured and problem solved their iterations, and then brought them to life as they were 3D printed into reality, with final assembly by hand. Along with this design process, students’ dreidels... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, November 30, 2018
We have been enjoying unicorns, fairies, gnomes, magical trees and so much more in our Enchanted Forest Book Fair this week. We thank our amazing PTO volunteers for a wonderful book fair, and we invite you to enjoy the book fair and light the Menorah with the PTO on Sunday at 3:00pm. See Flyer   When we buy books for our own kids, we also reminded by our 4th graders  to help others in need. Please support the 4th grade book drive:   Hello Parents, In 4th Grade Tikkun Olam we will be... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Wednesday, November 21, 2018
We would like to wish all of our students, families, faculty, and staff a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are so fortunate to have been working with such dedicated and loving staff, and to share the joy of educating our wonderful students with their supportive and loving families. Thank you! Toda! תודה   Our Kindergarten - 12th grade students were treated with a visit from six members of The Lion King show, which is currently playing at The Smith Center. Our students were inspired by... Read More
Posted by Lower School Team on Friday, November 16, 2018
We had a heartwarming and enriching week at the Lower School! Today we enjoyed wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations with our younger 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 looking forward to the JK Thanksgiving show on Tuesday November 20, 2018. See photos.   Third grade students... Read More