This Week in Lower School 3/18-3/22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019
This week, we celebrated a fun and festive Purim. It was exciting to see the students and staff dress up in their creative costumes on this joyous day. The Kindergarten - 4th grade started their day with the annual Purim play put on by the 3rd grade students, which was performed in English and in Hebrew. Following the play, we listened to the Megillah reading by our Upper School students. We then continued on to fulfill the Purim Mitzvah Matanot Leevionim (gifts for people in need) by packing the food we collected on the 100th Day of school in baskets and preparing them for delivery. After performing the mitzvah, they enjoyed the carnival festivities on the soccer field, which included bounce houses, crafts, sports, and face painting.   
Preschool students enjoyed a wonderful Purim filled with exciting activities. The day started with a costume parade around school that ended up in the Beit Midrash where they watched a fun Megillah play put on by the preschool teachers. Following the play, the children enjoyed their Purim carnival in the Lower School Gym, where high school students and parent volunteers led a variety of fun stations.
All of our Preschool through 5th grade students made Ra’ashanim (traditional noise makers).
On Tuesday, our preschool students baked hamentashen with Ms. Miri. Students were able to shape the dough into the traditional triangle shapes and add their chocolate chip toppings in this delicious sensory activity.
Our 5th grade students helped with the Preschool parade and then joined the middle school in their festivities, as another opportunity to prepare for their transition to Middle School.
We recognize that there was a lot of hard work that went into the planning of this day and we couldn’t have done it without the vision of Morah Dina and the help of our wonderful parent volunteers. Thank you for all of your time and effort to make this a memorable day for our students. Thank you to the Purim chair volunteers (Vivian Levisman and Danielle Pokroy) and the Upper School band.
We are now getting ready for Passover, and are looking forward to share a model Seder with our parents. Preschool Seder Flyer | Lower School Seder Flyer
We are excited for our second annual “Good Deeds Day” hosted by the Summer Camp at Adelson Campus. On Sunday, April 7th, from 10:30am - 1:30pm, join us for another exciting community event showcasing values, partnership, and coming together for a good cause. At camp, we will continue with the important community service values (Tikkun Olam) that we uphold during the school year at Adelson. Please mark your calendar for Summer Camp at Adelson’s “Good Deeds Day” event at the Adelson Sports complex on Sunday, April 7th from 10:30am - 1:30pm.
Note: If you are signing up for the relay, please fill out the attached registration form and return it with payment to Dan Kelly or Becky Lamph. If you wish to attend, but do not want to participate in the relay, please RSVP to     See Good Deeds Day Camp Event Flyer  |. Registration Form
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful weekend,
Lilach Bluevise and the Lower School team
Summer Camp at AEC 2019
Registration for Summer Camp at Adelson Campus is open. We are offering programs for preschool - 5th grade -  click here for more information about programming. Take advantage of the Adelson student discount valid with code “adelsonstudent”. Please see registration link:
If you are interested in the AEC Family Trip to Israel this summer, please email To view the flyer, click here.  

Save the Date:

Wednesday March 27 -  Kindergarten+ Ms. Lower's class- trip to planetarium
Friday, March 29 - Kindergarten+ Ms. Lower's class  Earth Day program performance
Friday, March 29 - 3rd grade Clark County Museum trip
Thursday, April 4 - Fairy Tale experience 1st grade (rescheduled from February)
Friday, April 5 - Good Deeds Day  for K-5- 4th and 5th grades presentations during Shabbat
Sunday, April 7 - Camp for Good - AEC camp open house and Good Deeds - See Flyer
Tuesday, April 9 - 8:10-9:10am - Seder for K +1
Tuesday, April 9 - 10:00-11:00 - Seder for grades 2+3+4
Tuesday, April 9 - 11:30-12:30 - Seder for grades 5+6
Wednesday, April 10 - 8:30-9:00 Seder for Baby Bears, Baby Pandas and 2’s
Wednesday, April 10 - 9:30-10:15 Seder for 3’s
Wednesday, April 10 - 10:45-11:30 Seder for JK’s
Wednesday, April 10 - Field Day K-5
Thursday, April 11 - 4th grade assembly - Learning from Artifacts
Monday, April 15 to Friday April 26- No school, Passover break
Monday, April 29 - School resumes