This Week in Lower School 12/17-12/21, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018


AEC 4th graders are thankful to AEC community for donating so many books to their book drive. Today they completed sorting and cleaning the books to be donated. Ms. Sara Silverberg, Sivan Bar Shishat’s  mother, joined them for the final activity of Tikkun Olam for this semester. Ms. Silverberg works at Gragson Elementary School to which the books will be delivered.

This week the third and fourth grade Native speaking Hebrew class read a story called “Hasikah” from the Haverim B’ivrit curriculum. The story was about a Shuk/market day at a school and all the proceeds went to a charity organization. Our students made the story come alive by planning a Shuk/market for their fellow classmates. Each student chose something to sell and made signs for their booth. As the customers walked through the Shuk, the sellers were competing in selling their products by screaming in Hebrew just like the real Shuk in Israel. The fourth grade winners will also choose an organization to donate the money they collected.

Our 5th grade Tikkun Olam leaders are wrapping up the campaign for Make-a-Wish Foundation. It included selling stars for our Hanukkah, VIP seats for the Hanukkah show, dreidel spin off, and   Dress Down for $1 day. We have collected approximately $5,000, which is enough funds to grant a wish for a sick girl to go to Disneyland !
The Lower School escape room is a scavenger hunt style activity that includes six interactive challenges related to social skills, including personal space, following directions, sharing, listening, proper greetings and having a positive attitude. Students work together to solve a variety of puzzles and challenges in order to discover the secret phrase to unlock the door and win the challenge in a specified amount of time. All of the grades participated in this activity within the last two weeks.
Last week we announced open registration for the Spring After School Enrichments & Programs. To see the Spring enrichments, click here. Space is limited. Registration is open from Dec. 3rd - January 4th. To register click on this link:
If you are interested in the AEC Family Trip to Israel this summer, please email To view the flyer, click here.
Shabbat Shalom from Lilach and the Lower School Leadership team
Save the Date:
December 24th to January 4 - Winter Break, no school
Monday, January 7 - school resumes
Friday, January 11 - report cards distributed
Friday, January 11 - 1st grade sing on Shabbat
Wednesday, January 16 - 5th grade trip to Mt. Potosi (8:00am to 8:00pm)
Friday, January 18 - 5th grade sing at Shabbat
Monday, January 21 - no school MLK Day
Thursday, January 24- grades 4+5 to watch Innovation Nation Live at Smith Center
Wednesday, January 30 - 100th Day of school - JK and K
Friday, February 1 - K-5 Challah bake for Rosh Chodesh
Thursday, February 7 - 2nd grade Nevada State museum trip
Friday, February 8 - 2nd grade sing on Shabbat
Friday, February 15 - no school for students, PD for teachers
Monday, February 18- No school, Presidents’ Day
Wednesday, February 27 8:15 am- first grade Fairy Tale program in theater