This Week in Lower School 12/2-12/6, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019
T-Shirt Design Contest 
Congratulations to 5th Grader Samy Hahamy for winning the annual Lower School T-shirt design contest. Students had to design a T-shirt based on this year’s yearbook theme “Endless Possibilities.” There were over 60 submissions this year and it was very difficult finding a winner with all of the wonderful designs. Congrats Samy! 
Book Fair 
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is currently taking place. Each class has the opportunity to visit the fair and students are able to make a wish list of books that they would like to have. Please check your child’s list to see what they “wished” for. Additionally, parents can buy wish list books for their child’s classroom too. Proceeds from book fair purchases will come back to our school.  The book fair will be open until Tuesday, December 10th at 3:30pm, so please stop by as we continue to promote a love for reading in the Lower School.  
In Social Studies, Second Grade began an exciting new project! Furthering our studies on the continents and oceans, each student is creating their own personal globe! Working in the art room and their classrooms, the Second Grade began to paper mâché a balloon, which will serve as a model of the earth. Each student will then paint and label the five oceans as well as cut, label, and paste the seven continents onto their very own globe! 
Project Beyond Junior

What a fantastic first month we had in Project Beyond Junior, the Lower School’s gifted and talented program. The first step in problem-solving is effective COMMUNICATION.  Through an array of challenges and activities, students learned that effective communication includes precision of language, the strategic use of nonverbal language, and engaged listening.  

12/8 - PTO Hanukkah Festival 1:00pm-3:00pm
12/13  - 4th Grade Wax Museum 8:50am
12/12 - Latke Making - Preschool
12/16 - K - 5 Dreidel Spin off 
12/17 - Kindergarten and 4th Grade Buddy Cookie Bake 
12/18 - K - 5 Hanukkah Show - Details to follow
12/19 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Courthouse 
12/20 - Preschool Hanukkah Shabbat for 18 months and 2s (9:00am)  3s and JK (9:40am). 
12/23 - 1/3  - Winter Break No School
1/6  - School Resumes 
1/15 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Mt. Potosi
1/20 - MLK Day  - No School 
1/24 - Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake 
2/11 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Nevada State Museum 
2/14 - Teacher In-Service day - No School 
2/21 - Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake