This Week in Lower School 12/3-12/7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018
Thank you all for celebrating Hanukkah with us! It was a pleasure learning the Hanukkah story, and enjoying the songs, dances, and foods together. We would like to thank our amazing teachers for putting such great programs together: Coach Lisa, Ms. Botnick, Mr. Philippus, Morah Miri, Morah Dina, Ms. Valerie, Ms. Kay, the Hebrew teachers, and our amazing homeroom teachers - Todah And Happy Hanukkah!
Lower School Hanukkah Show Video | Photos
3’s & JK Hanukkah Show Video | Photos
Baby Bears, Pandas & 2's Shabbat Hanukkah Celebrations Photos
We had a very successful book fair and a wonderful family Hanukkah lighting event. The book fair was the most successful one yet! We fulfilled all of the teachers' book fair wish lists and also gifted them with $100 to provide Scholastic books and enrichment materials for each of their classrooms.
Thank you PTO, Caline Schwartz, Mark Danner, Robin Hooton, Jaye Hooton, Tia Danner, Jennifer Garshofsky, Rachel Allen, Francesca Bodner, Kim Cooper Cohen, Leah Silva, Christina Groff, Sonya Finkelstein, Danielle Richards, Vivian Levisman, Jillian Potashnick, Meredith Wolf, Carol Tsai, Monica Garin, Shoshana Floyd, and Shelly Schnitzer for all your hard work and dedication. The PTO was able to fulfill our classrooms wish lists and we are so thankful!
Our dedicated volunteers also made latkes with our preschool classes this week - it turned out so yummy and the kids enjoyed helping. Thank you to: Rachel Allen, Jaye Hooton, Robin Hooton, Francesca Bodner, and Arlessia Herrera - your latkes smelled good and were delicious!
Please remember to support the 4th grade book drive - you can bring books until 12/17. Watch the video, which was 100% produced by 4th grade students.  PLAY VIDEO
Hello Parents,
In 4th Grade Tikkun Olam we will be running a book drive to donate books. Please encourage your kids to bring new or gently used books to school. The book drive will be run from November 27th-December 17th. We will donate the books to Gragson Elementary School.
Don’t forget!
What: gently used or new children’s books
When: November 27th-December 17th.
Surprise: you may get a bookmark for your donation
On Monday, 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:

Friday, December 14th - 4th grade “Wax Museum” - biography presentation
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 on 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