This Week in Lower School 2/27-3/3, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017
Oh! The Places You’ll Go... When You Read a Good Book!
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, and Happy Nevada Reading Week!
This week in the library, Lower School students had the opportunity to pet, snuggle, and read with the spunky collection of schnauzers, cockapoos, Chocolate Labs, Bichons, and Shih Tzus (among others!) that we invited into our school. Popular titles shared with our canine reading buddies were Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Mercer Mayer’s little critter books, Dog Heroes, and Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Moose a Muffin. While in the library, several students also recorded conversations about their experiences reading for the dogs, and these recordings will be a part of our second Library Lions podcast of the year.
In tech, students designed bookmarks with Ms. Ziter. In art, with Ms. Levy, they created awesome tissue-paper and cardboard bonfires which we used for this Friday’s “S’mores and Stories Around the Campfire” event.  In their classrooms, students have participated in Dr. Seuss themed activities and lessons, all in celebration of reading. We’ve also paired up grade levels within the entire school for reading buddy sessions throughout the week. We were lucky enough to host local author Bill Greenberg, who presented his Storytime Magic series to our JK-4th grades.
To finish up the week, our 2nd and 3rd graders took field trips to the Summerlin Library and heard from one final guest author, Luke Anderson, creator of the Hockey Penguin series. Our entire student body has been bringing in used books all week to donate to Spread the Word Nevada and we have three large boxes spilling over with donations. Thank you to all of the teachers and administrators who have worked tirelessly to make this great week of reading possible. Thank you to the parents for helping our students with dress days and for reading in the classrooms. Families, please continue to take time each day to read with your children, not just during Reading Week, but always. “The simplest way to make sure that we raise literate children is to show them that reading is a pleasurable activity. And that means finding books they enjoy, giving them access to those books, and letting them read them.” –Neil Gaiman
View pictures from READING WEEK, click here.
Shabbat Shalom
Jennifer Nails, Library Specialist

Save the Dates:

Tues.-Thurs., 3/7-3/9- SHREK Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  To purchase tickets, click here.
Thursday, 3/9- Jungle Book JR. Students Field Trip Students participating in the Jungle Book Performance and Tech enrichments will enjoy a special backstage Shrek experience and viewing.  Details were sent to those families involved in the Jungle Book.
Thursday, 3/9- NO Homework Night!
Friday, 3/10- Purim Celebrations! Save the date for our Purim carnival, costume parade, 3rd Grade Purim Show, and a community Tikkun Olam event.  Parents are invited to join the students for Shabbat, Purim show, parade and the Tikkun Olam project.  Students should come in costume and parents are encouraged to dress up too!  

Tuesday, 3/21- First Grade field trip to Sea Quest Aquarium.  Permission slips will go home next week.
Sunday, 3/26- Adelson Annual Gala honoring Mark Cuban.  For more information, click here.
Tuesday, 3/28- Good Deeds Day.  We will join millions of people around the world in doing good deeds. Parents are invited to join us at school for our Tikkun Olam programs. Please save the date and stay tuned for more information to follow.
Progress Reports will be sent home by the end of March.
Back by popular demand and announced early for those who want to get a jump start on their summer schedules, the Summer Enrichments are now available for sign up! Technology, Reading/Writing workshops, Rocketry, Spanish Language, Science and Spark Skill Tech Camps will provide educational opportunities and advantages for your children. To view the descriptions and sign up form, click here.