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This Week in Lower School 1/16-1/19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018
We are so excited to welcome 11 new students and their families to our Lower School! They are a great addition to our AEC family. Please reach out to welcome them.
Shai B., Eytan R., Julian R., Eli C., Jessica M., Mariah B., Liliana P., Elya G., Abby M., Austin K., Ella L.
We would like to thank our PTO and classroom parents for making our new families feel welcomed to the Adelson community.  
With the kickoff of the enrollment season this week we are excited to share the wonderful programs for the transitional years: junior kindergarten students are getting ready for kindergarten, and 5th graders getting ready for Middle School.
We believe in creating a thoughtful and smooth path to progress between our grades and divisions. It allows for an easier transition in academics, social, and emotional aspects.
Our JK parents had the opportunity to learn about kindergarten at Adelson on Wednesday evening, during the  From Cubs to Lions event. Teachers and administrators spoke about what they could look forward to and expect as kindergarten parents, how well prepared their JK students are, the similarities and differences between JK to K, and watched a fun video starring our current kindergarten students. PLAY VIDEO.
JK students and families are invited to join K-5 students for a special Shabbat on 1/26 at 8:00am to celebrate Tu B’Shvat with our Lower School. Our first graders will be doing a special performance to celebrate spring in Israel.
Our fifth graders will be taking their first middle school field trip on 1/30 with an exciting journey to Mt. Potosi. They will be joined by the sixth graders and middle school teachers. Students will be hiking the Calico Basin, bonding with peers, and experiencing a truly unique camp experience with older students. Our fifth graders will be back at night, while their sixth grade peers stay overnight.  
We are getting ready to observe Tu B’Shvat, the birthday for the trees, celebrating growth, life cycles, and nature. We are thankful to take part in the growth of our students as well.


January  20th: AEC Gala
January  26th: 8:00am Tu B’Shvat Shabbat with 1st Grade Performance of Songs
JK students and their parents will join K-5 for Shabbat
January  30th: 8:00am to 8:00pm 5th grade trip to Potosi
January  30th: Planting for Tu B’Shvat
January  31st: Tu B’Shvat Seders in Hebrew Classes
January  31st: 100th Day of School Challenge
Let’s see which class will bring more than 100 food items! Please send non-perishable kosher food items from January 8th - January 31st. We will enjoy different activities with the cans and then donate everything to people in need. VIEW FLYER
January  31st: A joint 100th Day of School program for JK and K students.
February 5th: "Jump Rope for Heart” assembly: put on by the American Heart Association
February 15th: 2nd Grade field trip to the Nevada State Museum
February 16th: In Service Day (for faculty) -NO SCHOOL
February 19th: Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL
March 1st: Purim Festivities  
To volunteer, please contact Monica Garin and Caline Schwartz from PTO
March 5th - 9th: Nevada Reading Week.
A schedule with opportunities for parents to participate will follow.
March 5th at 4:40-5:40 pm : Author Visit
To kick off Nevada Reading Week, an interactive program for families with Kentrell Martin, the author of  Shelly’s Adventures, a series that features a deaf character who struggles to communicate with the world around her.  
March 5th: 8:15 AM 4th Grade “Wax Museum” - a showcase of biography projects
March 8th: 1st Grade field trip to Seaquest
March 11th: Daylight Savings
March 12 & 13 for 4th grade WrAP Testing (Standardized Writing Assessment)
March 14 & 15 for 5th grade WrAP Testing (Standardized Writing Assessment)
March 14th: 1st and 2st grade field trip to see “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” at the Smith Center
March 16th: Passover Shabbat K-5, 2nd Grade Performs
March 19th - March 23rd: Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 21st: Progress Reports Distributed
March 26th - April 6th: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL