This Week in Lower School 8/20-8/24, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018
The Lower School students are excited to greet the new year soon. We have been learning about the traditions, foods, and customs of Rosh Hashanah. During the Hebrew month of Elul (the last month of the Jewish calendar) we reflect and prepare for the upcoming holiday and year. The Shofar is blown every day during Elul.
This week we focused on the Shofar when our 3rd graders experienced making real Shofars. They learned about the process of how to make a shofar: from which animal horns you can use to make a shofar to drilling the hole, cutting the edges and sanding it. They worked hard and each one of our third graders made a beautiful Shofar. We all enjoyed them blow this morning in Kabbalat Shabbat. Our JK students, Kindergarten, First and Second grade students all attended a preview of the shofar factory. They learned about the shofar and heard the sounds of the three different blows.They can’t wait until they will create their own Shofar in third grade. In Shabbat all the Preschool students sang and danced a special shofar song teaching all the blows.
Shabbat Shalom from Lilach and the LS Leadership Team

Upcoming programs and events:

REMINDER: Lower School (K-5) students will be swimming during PE next week, the week beginning August 27th. Your child will swim on both of their PE days. Please send them with a suit (one piece for girls), towel, plastic grocery bag for wet items, and goggles are helpful but not required.

Wednesday, August 29th 5:30pm - K- 5 Back to School Night

Friday, August 31st - PICTURE DAY (all Preschool and Lower School students)

Friday, September 7th - K- 5 Challah baking for Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 13th - 1st grade field trip to Natural History Museum

Sunday, September 16th - Family Tashlich Event at Floyd Lamb Park

Thursday, September 27th - Preschool sukkot Experience

Friday, October 5th - K-5 Challah Baking for Rosh Chodesh

Monday, October 8th - morning enrichment courses for K-5 start (more details to follow)

Friday, October 19th - Make-a-Wish parent event after Shabbat

Monday, October 22nd - Kindergarten Field Trip to Spring Mtn. Ranch

Thursday, October 25th - Parent/Teacher conferences; early dismissal (PS 11:15, K-5 11:30am); no aftercare and after school programs