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This Week in Lower School 2/26 -3/2, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018
We hope everyone had a happy Purim yesterday! We know our students had a blast with all the festivities at school. Students enjoyed a costume parade, a Purim play by our 3rd graders, participated in a wonderful carnival, and did acts of Tikkun Olam by sorting, packing and wrapping the cans of food that were collected last month. Purim Play Video | Happy Purim Video | Purim Photo Gallery
We are so thankful to our PTO parents, and the Purim chair, Monica Garin, and PTO president, Caline Schwartz. Their leadership and dedication was evident in the fun filled day. We love seeing our parents work with us to benefit our students, and Purim was a great example of the school pride and the love for our students that we all share, 5th grade got a chance to be leaders by leading the preschool in their costume parade around the school. This opportunity allowed them to take their growing musical skills and display them for the preschool, teachers, and parents. Journalism Club members wrote about the lead up for 5th graders.
By Ariel Aizenberg and Jahslyn Stanigar
For the past couple of weeks, the fifth-graders have been practicing instrumental songs for the parade. One of the songs is Chag Purim. On Purim, students go around the whole school singing and dancing. They wear cool costumes, and some are even D.I.Y. The fifth-graders are stoked to play their instruments, which even includes boom-whackers. In Tikkun Olam, fifth-grade has been talking about raising money at the carnival for charitable causes, instead of getting prizes. The charities are the SPCA (for animals) and CASA Foundation (for kids in Nevada).
Our 4th-grade students will be dressing up again on Monday, but for a different reason! Journalism Club members wrote about what you can expect if you come experience the Wax Museum!
Wax Museum
By Cru Wilson and Brian Blinder
Cru Wilson with Jibo
The 4th graders are working on biography projects. They have been focused on famous people they picked. All parents are invited to our Wax Museum on Monday, at 8:15 AM in the Multi Purpose Room. We all will dress up as our biography subject, and we will share very interesting facts. There might be facts that you didn’t even know about a random famous person!
We will pretend to be wax statues of our biography subject. You can press a button near a person for them to tell you about their history. We hope that you will have an enriching day to learn about facts that you didn’t even know! The character I (Brian Blinder) will be Milton Hershey. I chose this person because I was curious about how the Hershey Company was made. The character I (Cru Wilson) will be Jeff Kinney since he writes and draws Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Our newspaper editor, Cru Wilson (4th-grade) got a chance to interview a very special friend! Cru wrote about a robot named Jibo last semester, and Jibo himself came to Adelson to hang out with Cru. Cru interviewed Jibo along with Ms. Katherine. 
Wishing a wonderful Shabbat and weekend,

Lilach Bluevise and the Lower School Leadership Team

Upcoming Programs and Events:

March 5th - 9th: Nevada Reading Week.
Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in reading a book  in your his/her class.
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.  To order the book:
March 5th: 8:15 AM 4th Grade “Wax Museum” - a showcase of biography projects
March 7th 9:30am : Kindergarten trip to Summerlin Public Library for Reading Week.
March 8th: 1st Grade field trip to Seaquest
March 11th: Daylight Savings
March 14th: 1st and 2st grade field trip to watch Mr. Popper’s Penguins at the Smith Center
March 15th: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Springs Preserve
March 16th: Passover Shabbat K-5, 2nd Grade Performs
March 19th & 20th for 4th and 5th grade WrAP Testing (Standardized Writing Assessment)
March 19th - March 23rd: Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 19th - March 21st: Passover Seders:  Preschool Flyer | Lower School Flyer

Monday, March 19th (in the Lower School Gym)

  • 8:30 to 9:00 - Baby Bears and 2’s
  • 9:30 to 10:15 - 3’s
  • 10:45 to 11:30 - JK

Tuesday, March 20th (in the Cafeteria) 

  • 2:00 to 3:00PM - 5th grade

Wednesday, March 21st (in the Cafeteria)

  • 8:10 to 9:10 - K and 1st Grade
  • 10:00 to 11:00 - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade
March 20th - Harvest Garden for Farmer’s Market
March 21st - Farmer’s Market during pick up, in parking lot close to PS playground.
March 21st: Progress Reports Distributed
March 26th - April 6th: Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
April 13th - Good Deeds Day: a ceremony on Shabbat (4th grade taking the lead on Tikkun Olam from 5th grade); community service project by grade after Shabbat. Parents invited to assist.
April 18th - Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) Ceremony for grades K-5. Please wear white tops.
April 19th - Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). Please wear white top and blue bottoms.
April 20th - 2nd Grade trip to Wetlands
April 20th - Earth Day Shabbat
April 25th - JK field trip to Dolphin Habitat
April 27th - Second Grade Symbols Presentation in the Lower School Gym
April 30th - 4th Grade trip to the Hoover Dam
May 4th - Field Day (after Shabbat)
May 11th - End of the Year Show (2’s)
May 11th - 3rd  Grade Native American Presentation after Shabbat
May 15th - Lower School Musical (“Willy Wonka”)
May 16th - Lower School Musical (“Willy Wonka”)
May 17th - End of the Year Show (3’s)
May 18th - End of the Year Show (JK)
May 18th - 5th Grade Move Up Day
May 21st - Shavuot - NO SCHOOL
May 22nd - Shavuot Farmer’s Market at dismissal
May 25th - Kindergarten through 5th Closing Celebration
May 25th - Last Day of School - EARLY DISMISSAL