This Week in Lower School 1/13-1/17, 2020

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 time to explore the surrounding wilderness, play Gaga ball, and play in the snow. Students enjoyed lunch and dinner in the dining hall where the 5th and 6th grade students had quality time to interact. The 5th graders had to say good bye to the 6th graders and returned back to campus safely at 8pm. It was a very fun and exciting trip for our 5th graders. Our 5th graders are looking forward to more activities throughout the second semester. 
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday this Monday, we watched a video during Shabbat and the 5th grade and read a poem through the perspective of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. Given that their driving question for their study of American History is: “When should one question authority”, students made poignant connections between the injustices citizens experienced during both the  Revolutionary War and the Civil Rights Movement. Great job to the 5th grade with their presentation. 
100th Day of School Canned Food Drive. To continue with our school-wide efforts in promoting Tikkun Olam, we are challenging each class in the entire Lower School to collect at least 100 cans to be donated to local food pantries. The final day of the drive is January 29th. 
Summer Camp at Adelson Campus registration has launched.  We are excited to  continue to offer the same excellent summer day camp experience, while enriching our existing programs and introducing even more thoughtful programming. Our talented staff is already planning for what will be another exciting and memorable summer at the Adelson campus. Registration is already filling up so please claim your spot today. Our early signup discount will end on January 31st and AEC students can use code “adelsonstudent” for an additional 5% off. 
1/20 - MLK Day  - No School 
1/24 - Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake 
1/28 - Cubs to Lions (Informational program for rising Kindergarten families)
1/29 - 100th Day of School Canned Food Drive 
1/29 - 3rd - 5th Grade Field Trip to Smith Center 
2/10 - Tu B’Shvat 
2/11 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Nevada State Museum 
2/14 - Teacher In-Service day - No School 
2/17 - Presidents Day - No School 
2/21 - Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake  
2/27 - 1st Grade Fairy Tale Presentation 
3/2 - 3/6 - Reading Week 
3/10 - Purim 
3/20 - 2nd Grade symbols Fair 
3/27 - Kindergarten Earth, Moon, and Sun Presentation
3/17 - Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake 
3/29 - Camp for Good (Good Deeds Day)