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This Week in Lower School 10/9-10/11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
K-5 grade enjoyed a wonderful Hakafot Ceremony for Simchat Torah this morning, where we celebrated the ending of the reading of the Torah and starting again. Our Upper School band and National Junior Honor Society joined us in this wonderful and festive celebration. Each grade level prepared a song as the as the Torah was paraded around the Beit Midrash.  Many parents were in attendance and they had an opportunity to parade with the Torah as well. View images, click here.
 
Preschool Pizza in the Sukkah was a huge success. We enjoyed a beautiful night with families as we sang songs and enjoyed treats in the Sukkah. Thank you to all of the families who attended this wonderful preschool community event. View images, click here.
 
The 3rd,4th, and 5th grades took a trip to the Smith’s Center for a viewing of Erth’s Dinosaur. The kids enjoyed a brief lunch in the park and then continued on to the show.  Erth’s Dinosaur is an interactive show that teaches about pre-historic Australia with an eye-popping collection of amazing life-like dinosaurs. The show was a great historical and scientific experience and the children were happily engaged throughout the entire show. They also learned a variety of vocabulary words and saw puppetry in action.  Many of the students wished that the show could have been longer. A big thank you to the Smith Center for this complimentary show for our students.
 

COMING UP:

October 12th & 13th:  No School

October 19th: Pep Rally and Start of Quarter 2 (parents welcome to attend viewing area on jogging track)
 
October 20th: Makeup Picture Day
 
October 26th: Early Dismissal for Conferences
  • Preschool Departs: 11:15 AM
  • Lower School Departs: 11:30 AM
  • Conferences from 12:30 to 7 PM, your teachers will follow up
 
October 27: Nevada Day - No School
 
As a note, we do not observe Halloween at AEC.
 
November 2nd: Kindergarten Field Trip to Spring Mountain Ranch - Look out for permission slips next week
 
November 3rd: Seeding Ceremony Shabbat, 8 AM, Beit Midrash
 
November 5th: Family Fun Day (see flyer)
 
November 10th: Shabbat Honoring Veterans (K-5), 8 AM, Beit Midrash
 
November 15th: 3rd Grade Cranberry Bread Baking
 
November 17th: Thanksgiving Celebration Shabbat (2’s, 3’s), 9:40 AM, Beit Midrash
 
November 21st: Thanksgiving Celebration (JK), 9 AM - 10:30 AM
 
November 23rd & 24th: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

November 30th: Book Fair