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This week in Lower School 4/24 - 4/28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Welcome Back!  We hope you had a relaxing and meaningful spring break and excited as we are about the last several weeks of school.  With so much to still learn, explore and discover, we jumped right back into our regular schedules.  
 
Monday was Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day).  Our fourth and fifth graders watched a video which showed the importance of keeping the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished and the countless survivors who lived to share their stories. It is now our responsibility to retell their stories to future generations..  To view the video (appropriate for older Lower School students), click here.
 
We are very excited about the events, field trips, assemblies and programs coming up.  Please make sure to mark your calendars for the events that pertain to you and your family.  If you have any questions about any of these events, please feel free to contact us.  
 
As we are busy preparing for next year, we would appreciate your input with placement.  We invite you to share any information about your child that you feel would be helpful for us to know during our placement process, which includes meeting with your child’s teachers. Please know that we consider all aspects of your child when making these decisions.  To view the Parent Placement Input Form, click here.
 
Shabbat Shalom
The Lower School Staff

Lost & Found Items:

The large heap of unclaimed items has been photographed and ready to be returned to their rightful owners. Take a look and stop by the Lower School front desk you if recognize a lost item.
For the lost and found photos, click here.

Save the Dates:

Monday-Friday, 5/1-5/5- Teacher Appreciation Week
 
Monday, 5/1- Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day)
 
Tuesday, 5/2- Yom Ha’atzmaut/Field Day 8th graders will lead stations during this fun, interactive and very “wet” day!  Students should wear blue and white, bring a towel, a hat, and change of clothing. Please apply sunscreen in the morning. We are collecting empty 8oz water bottles for field day.  If you have, please send them in.  We are proud of the Israel Club students for their leadership in helping us get ready for this day of fun.  Preschool students should also wear blue and white.
 
Monday-Friday, 5/8-5/11- 5th Grade CTP’s (Comprehensive Testing Program)
 
Sunday, 5/14- Splash and Dash - The Splash and Dash is a fun event that combines a pool swim followed immediately by a run.  There are distances to suit every age and ability.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Coach Becky Lamph here.
 
Monday-Friday, 5/15-5/18- 4th Grade CTP’s (Comprehensive Testing Program)
 
Wednesday, 5/10- 3rd Grade Field Trip to The Clark County Museum Permission slips are due 5/5/17.
 
Thursday, 5/11- 2nd Grade Field Trip to The Nevada State Museum Permission slips are due 5/5/17.
 
Friday, 5/12- Baby Bears End of Year Shabbat - Parents are invited to share in a special end of year Shabbat with their Baby Bears at 8:15am in room 4.
 
Friday, 5/12- 5th Grade Moving Up Celebration and Kabbalat Shabbat Please join us in the theater for a celebration of our fifth graders as they transition from Lower School to Middle School students.  To prepare them for their 6th grade Judaic study classes, each fifth grader will be presented with a Tanach (Bible).  
 
Friday, 5/12- Ice Cream Party Lower School students will enjoy an “end of the day”, “end of the year”, Ice Cream Party compliments of Anderson Dairy.  We would like to thank Sabrina, Aiden and Ethan Robertson’s grandparents for their thoughtful, generous and delicious donation of ice cream and all the works!  Parent volunteers are needed to scoop ice cream.  To volunteer,, please contact Melissa Frome.
 
Tuesday, 5/16- 3’s End of Year Show from 9:30-10am in the Theater.  Snacks to follow at 10:00am in the 3’s year old classrooms.  Parents are invited.
 
Tuesday, 5/16- 4th Grade Mob Museum Presentation in the Beit Midrash from 2:00-3:00pm.
 
Wednesday, 5/17- 3rd Grade Native American Arts Integration Gallery at 8:15 in the Lower School Gym.  Parents are invited to explore the various Native American themed projects the 3rd graders have created throughout the year.
 
Thursday, 5/18- JK Graduation from 9-10am in the Theater.  Snacks to follow at 10:00am in the Dining Commons.  Parents are invited.
  • Monday and Tuesday, 5/22-5/23- Jungle Book Performances:
  • Monday- 1:30pm Matinee for students
  • Monday- 5:30pm Open to the public
  • Tuesday- 2:00pm Matinee Open to the public
  • Tuesday- 5:30pm Open to the public
 
Friday, 5/19- Kindergarten students celebrate “I am the Earth” unit by performing on Shabbat and hosting an exhibition in their classrooms following Shabbat services.  Parents are invited.
 
Tuesday, 5/23- PBJ End of Year Shark Tank Presentation  Details to follow.
 
Wednesday, 5/24- 4th Grade Field Trip to the Hoover Dam
 
Thursday, 5/25- The Energized Guys Performance K-5th Grade students will participate in an exciting energy show in the LS gym at 8:20am.  
 
Friday, 5/26- Final K-5 Kabbalat Shabbat 8:00am in the Beit Midrash
 
Friday, 5/26- End of Year Closing Celebration At 9:00 am, K-5th grade students will gather together for an exhibition of their art and performances by Lower School clubs and band.  Mrs. Garner will present Edison Awards to those students who have earned 500 Edison points throughout the year.  Several exciting announcements will be made including: what next year’s LS Show will be and what next year’s science challenge will be.  
 
Friday, 5/26- Last Day of School- Early dismissal at 11:15 for preschool and 11:30 for K-5th grade.   This is a dress down for $1 for veterans for Memorial Day.  Please also donate slightly used jeans (long and short) to benefit veterans.
 
Friday, 5/26- Report Cards will be distributed electronically and in hard copy.