This Week in Lower School 3/13 - 3/17, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017
Rehearsals and preparation for the Lower School's production of Jungle Book Junior are well underway, and the action never stops! While the cast has been diligently learning lines, rehearsing songs, and practicing choreography, the technical crew has been working on producing the Playbill, sewing costumes, and building props and sets.
Last week, the Jungle Book cast and crew had the opportunity to participate in a VIP backstage experience with the Upper School production of Shrek. Lower school students observed the workings of a full-scale production, including costumes, makeup and sets.  We finished the evening by watching the spectacular closing night performance of Shrek and walked away even more inspired to put on superb shows on May 22 & 23. We hope to see you there!
Shabbat Shalom
The Jungle Book Production Team

Enrollment Update:

We’re energized by the commitment we’re seeing from our many families who have re-enrolled for next year.  Thank you!  Being able to more accurately project enrollment helps us plan our classes, new initiatives and allocate resources for the coming year.

Due to the success of our students, strength of our faculty and commitment from our parents, we are fortunate to be welcoming so many new families to the Adelson community.  Particularly in the preschool and early lower school grades, we encourage you to submit your enrollment contract and deposit as soon as possible to secure your child’s spot.  We will be starting waiting pools in specific grades in the near future.

You can access and submit your enrollment contracts and deposits online through School Forms Online (SFO):

Please reach out to Alli Abrahamson, Director of Admissions, with any questions or concerns: 702-515-8202 or

Save the Dates:

Tuesday, 3/21- First Grade field trip to Sea Quest Aquarium.  
Tuesday, 3/21- Drug Testing Seminar by Dr. Miriam Adelson at 5:00pm in the Beit Midrash. Hear all about the findings of Dr. Adelson’s six year study on the Effects of Non-Scheduled Drug Testing in Our School.
Sunday, 3/26- Adelson Campus In Pursuit of Excellence 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.  Our 4th graders will be inducted as our incoming Tikkun Olam leaders, and will launch the Buddy Bench. The ceremony will include students in grades 4+5.  Parents who are interested in joining are asked to bring at least one Kosher food item to be donated (more food items are welcome).  After the ceremony we will engage in Tikkun Olam activities and parents are welcome to volunteer with us. Please contact Ms. Melissa Frome at if you wish to volunteer with our students.
Wednesday, 3/29 from 7:15-7:55am  2 ∞ & Beyond! our new Math Enrichment Weekly for students in grade 1st-4th will begin. These workshops will offer students an opportunity to explore math in a new way!  Our goal is to challenge students to think outside the box using brainteasers, logic puzzles, new online resources, computing challenges, and many others.  Students who sign up must commit to all sessions, as space is limited.  For more information, please contact Jade Soresman, Lower School Math Coordinator at
Wednesday, 3/29- Kindergarten Field Trip to the Planetarium.  Permission slips due by the 24tth.
Wednesday, 3/29 and Thursday, 3/30- WrAP testing for grades 4 and 5.
Friday, 3/31- Second Grade Pesach story during Shabbat followed by the Second Grade Patriotic Symbols Museum at 8:45am in the Lower School Gym.  2nd grade parents are invited to join.
Progress Reports will be sent home by the end of March.
Tuesday, 4/4- Passover Seders for students in grades K-4.
Wednesday, 4/5- Passover Seders for students in 2’s, 3’s, JK and 5th Grade.
Thursday, 4/6- Third Grade Field trip to the Springs Preserves.  Permission slips will go home next week.
Monday, 4/10- Friday, 4/21- Spring/Passover Vacation.
Monday 4/24 School Resumes.