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This Week in Lower School 11/19-11/21, 2018

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 this professional group of performers, while we drew connections to our own theater arts program. The cast members of Annie were invited on stage to learn a dance number from the show’s “Dance Captain.” The cast members told us about their backgrounds and their journey of becoming professional performers. It was a wonderful treat for the entire K - 12th grade.
 
 
Project Chessed teamed up with the first graders for a sidewalk chalk activity.  The 10th graders helped the first graders write thankful messages on the sidewalk in front of the lower school building.  The students were also aided by their teacher, Ms. Novak and Ms. Levy their art teacher.
 
As our wonderful PTO volunteers are getting ready for the book fair, we would  like to spread the fun and love of reading to kids who are less fortunate than us. 
 
Please support the used/new book drive of 4th grade:
 
Hello Parents,
In 4th Grade Tikkun Olam we will be running a book drive to donate books. Please encourage your kids to bring new or gently used books to school. The book drive will be run from November 27th - December 17th. We will donate the books to Gragson Elementary School.
 
Don’t forget!
What: gently used or new children’s books
When: November 27th-December 17th.
Surprise: you may get a bookmark for your donation
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Lilach and the Lower School Leadership team
 

SAVE THE DATE

 
Monday, November 19th: PS and K to watch JK Thanksgiving dress rehearsal
Tuesday, November 20th: JK Thanksgiving Show @ Theater 8:15am; refreshments to follow in Dining Commons | SEE FLYER
Wednesday, November 21th, early dismissal: 11:15 Preschool; 11:30 K-5 (No after care, no enrichments)
Tuesday, November 27th – Tuesday December 4, 2018  Book Fair
Thursday, November 29th - Kindergarten & 4th grade bake Hanukkah cookies together.
Friday, November 30th- K-5 Shabbat in the theater and PS in MPR (due to Book Fair in Beit Midrash)
Sunday, December 2nd 3:00pm - PTO Hanukkah Book Fair event for families 
Thursday, December 6 -  K-5 Hanukkah Show @ Theater 5:30pm (students need to be dropped off in classrooms at 5:00pm)  | SEE FLYER
Friday, December 7th - 18 month and 2’s Hanukkah Shabbat 9am; refreshments in classrooms from 8:15  | SEE FLYER
Friday, December 7th - 3’s and JK Hanukkah Shabbat 9:40am; refreshments to follow  3’s will be in classrooms and JK will be in the dining commons.   | SEE FLYER
Friday, December 7th - Baby Pandas Hanukkah/ orientation 10:45-11:30am  | SEE FLYER
Friday, December 7th - K-5 Challah bake for Rosh Chodesh
Friday, December 14th - 4th grade “Wax Museum” - biography presentation
December 24th to January 4 - Winter Break, no school
 
Please donate to the PTO Hanukkah Toy Drive! See Flyer