This Week in Lower School 1/20-1/24, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020
Our Kindergarten through 5th grade students had the opportunity to attend an assembly on Friday centered around growth mindset.  The assembly introduces a cartoon boy named NED who is on a very important mission: to find his mindset. Led by clues and memorable characters, he overcomes Mt. Everest’s toughest obstacles, uncovers inner-treasures on a Caribbean island, and grows his brain while repairing a sputtering spaceship. Throughout the performance, our students discovered how to activate their growth mindset to overcome social, emotional, and academic challenges. NED stands for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. 
In Hebrew, our 1st grade students learned about a story about a glidah (ice cream). They read a story in Hebrew, watched a video, learned vocabulary, and then they acted out the story of an ice cream lady bringing ice cream to children in her ice cream truck. Not only did the children learn about multiple components of a story in Hebrew, but the story taught about generosity and thoughtfulness.  To top it off, the Hebrew teachers surprised the students with an ice cream party. 
Rosh Chodesh 
This week, we recognize Rosh Chodesh (The first day of the Hebrew month). We have a tradition of rolling or braiding challah and allowing the students to bring their delicious creations home. We would like to thank the following families who sponsored this month’s challah bake.
Nikhman Family 
Ruben Family 
Perel Family 
Harouni Family 
Schwartz Family 
Atlas Family 
Wolf Family

We are less than 1 week away from the final day of the canned food on January 29th.  
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. Students have been bringing in cans over the past two weeks, but we are still trying to reach our goal of 100 cans per class. 
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 Jan. 31st and Adelson students can use code “adelsonstudent” for an additional 5% off. 
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)