This Week in Lower School 8/26-8/30 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019
K-5th  Back to School Night 
We had a wonderful showing of parents at back to school night on Wednesday. Principal Lilach Bluevise, opened the evening by speaking about the 3 areas of AEC pride (Pride in Community, Pride in Jewish Values, and Pride in Excellence).  Following the brief introduction, Parents had the opportunity to spend time in their children’s classroom, as they experienced the many exciting learning opportunities that are planned for the school year. Our talented specialists also had their own session where they shared the exciting highlights that they will cover this school year.  View Photos
Homework Policy
Our homework policy was introduced at Back to School Night. Together as a faculty, we looked at current research on the effectiveness of homework for elementary school students over an 8 month period. Based on best practices and thoughtful consideration we created a policy for our Lower School. View the Homework Policy. Printed copies of the policy are available through your child’s classroom teacher.
School and Home Connection
In an effort to continue to promote a partnership between the school and home we have continued with and introduced new initiatives that involve family participation. We are continuing with our science challenge “C.H.A.M.P. challenge”  with teachers Amy Page and Cheri Garner, we have embarked on our new reading program “Wild About Reading”, and Physical Education teacher and swim coach Becky Lamph is leading us in Family Fitness Bingo. View Bingo Flyer.
Rosh Chodesh Challah Bake
Our students had their first Rosh Chodesh challah bake of the new school year. Kindergarten - 5th grade students rolled and braided their very own challah bread, which they were able to take home and enjoy. Students will have the opportunity to make their own challah on select Rosh Chodesh dates as we mark the head of each month in the Hebrew calendar. View photos.


9/02 - Labor Day - No School
9/09 - Morning Enrichments Begin 7:15am
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 (Updated)