This Week in Lower School 10/14-10/18, 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019
Sukkot Experience
Many of our Preschool families enjoyed a wonderful Sukkot Experience on Thursday night. Each grade level had the opportunity to sing Sukkot themed songs and dance with their teachers in front of friends and family. We said the blessing and shook the 4 species (Lulav, Etrog, arava, hadas) together as a community. Additionally, there were interactive stations that included arts and crafts, story time, building blocks, and planting in the garden. The stations were led by our teachers and Shinshinim. Families also enjoyed pizza and cookies, while we listened to Sukkot themed music. Our Sukkah was wonderfully decorated with paper chains made during our Tashlich event and included decorations made by our Preschool classes. Thank you to all of the families and staff members who attended this great event! 
Hakafot Ceremony  
This Friday we celebrated Simchat Torah. This holiday marks the completion of the 5 books of the Torah and starting over again with a joyful Hakafot ceremony. Our students, teachers, and parents danced with the Torah after hearing some of our 8th grade students explain the Simchat Torah celebration. They chanted the last verses of the last portion of the Torah, as well as the first verses from the first Torah portion. Our Shabbat celebration was enhanced with the AEC band and older members of our student body from the Middle School.  


Save the Date

10/21 - Sh’mini Atzeret - No School 
10/22 - Simchat Torah - No School 
10/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Spring Mtn. Ranch
10/25 - Nevada Day - No School 
10/29 - 5th Grade Field trip to The Writer’s Block 
10/30 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Las Vegas Wetlands 
10/30 - Lower School Swim Meet 
11/1 - Nevada Day Shabbat - In Theater 
11/5 - Student Council Elections 
11/6 - Lower School Parent Conferences - No School For Lower School Students 
11/8 - Veterans Day Shabbat - In Theater 
11/11 - K - 5 Veterans Day Program 
11/14 - 4th Grade to Hoover Dam
11/18  - 2nd - 5th Grade to Smith Center “Earth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure”
11/22 - Thanksgiving Shabbat for Baby Bears, 2s, and 3s - Beit Midrash 
11/25 - 3rd Grade Cranberry Bread Making 
11/26 - JK Thanksgiving show - Theater 8:30am 
11/27 - Rosh Chodesh Challah bake 
11/27 - Early Dismissal- Preschool 11:15, K- 5 11:30. 
11/28 - Thanksgiving Break - No School 
11/29 - Thanksgiving Break - No School 
12/4 - 12/10 - Book Fair 
12/13  - 4th Grade Wax Museum 8:50am
12/12 - Latke Making - Preschool
12/16 - K - 5 Dreidle Spin off 
12/17 - Kindergarten and 4th Grade Buddy Cookie Bake 
12/18 - K - 5 Hanukkah Show - Details to follow