This Week in Lower School 8/12-8/16 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019
Welcome Back to School!
The Lower School welcomed an excited group of students this first week of school. Students were reunited with their friends and many new children. The hallways were buzzing with excitement and our students and teachers are ready for a great year of learning and fun. We look forward to the many wonderful experiences that the school year will have in store for our students. 
Ms. Valerie Maternity Leave

With so many new experiences and excitement happening this week, we wanted to take a moment and wish our amazing Lower School office manager, Ms. Valerie Irizari, all the best as she goes on maternity leave starting Monday, August 19. We are all so excited for the Irizari family and wish them a very happy delivery, and we can't wait to see their sweet "bundle of joy." Starting this Monday, we are happy to announce Dalyn Brueggemann and Kay Hickcox will be filling in as support until Valerie returns. 

Teacher In-Service Week
We had an enriching In-service week for faculty the week of August 5. The Leadership Teams chose to focus this year on AEC PRIDE - with faculty, parents, and students. We are focusing on 3 areas of AEC pride: pride in our community, pride in excellence, and pride in our Jewish values and Israel. Teachers participated in a fun scavenger hunt as a bonding experience and to help become more familiar with different resources of the school. They also danced! Watch the video.

Save the date: 

8/21 - Preschool Back to School Night 5:30pm - View Flyer
8/26 - 8/30  P.E. Swim. 
8/28 - K-5 Back to School Night 5:30pm 
8/30 - Rosh Chodesh (Challah Bake)
9/2 - Labor Day - No School
9/9 - Morning Enrichments Begin 7:15am details and registration to follow
9/13 - Picture Day for Students
9/15 - Splash and Dash, 7:30 am - View Flyer
9/17 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Natural History Museum 
9/22 - Family Fun Day - View Flyer
9/24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Albertsons 
9/27 - Rosh Chodesh (Round Challah Bake) - Rosh Hashanah
9/30 - Rosh Hashanah - No School 
10/1 - Rosh Hashanah - No School
10/6 - Tashlich Event for families (Floyd Lamb Park) 10:00am - 11:30am - View Flyer